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Old 11-02-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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NEED HELP!

We are looking into buying a maronda home and seem to have found some things on the NET on them that are all BAD...anyone on here have one, can maybe give insight
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Hello; we have a Maronda home that we purchased in 2000; it has its good and bad points. The basic construction is very good, but there have been major plumbing, as well as some electrical, problems. There were also several issues when we first purchased the house that had to be corrected; most were, but some were not. Our neighbors, all Maronda owners, have had some severe problems with plumbing, also AC/heating issues, etc.

I have also read some of the negative reviews from some Maronda owners and have to say I am not surprised. We will be staying in our home for at least a few years more. but we would not purchase a Maronda home again.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Generally Maronda homes will use the bare minimum for jsut about everything.
The A/C unit will be the smallest allowed by code.
The materials will be the cheapest.

A story was related to me about a painter that did Maronda homes. He was already watering down the paint to be able to make a profit on his bid with them. He then was called in and told that someone made a lower bid and he could either drop his price or they were switching. Almost all his jobs came from Maronda so he had to drop his price. To still be able to make money he had to water down the paint more.

Here's another one. A couple bought a Maronda 4 bedroom home pre-construction. They checked on it a few times at the beginning of the construction but then didn't go back till final walk through.

As they were walking through the wife said to the husband, "didn't we get a 4 bedroom?"
He replied that they had but walking through they just could not find the 4th bedroom. As they walked by a window they looked out and saw another part of the house but couldn't figure out how to get there. Turns out they completely blocked off a hallway to get to the rest of the house.

There are many more.

I personally would never buy a Maronda.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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There are so many homes on the market not build by Maronda Homes.
I have been in Maronda Homes they are build just up to code. I would NEVER buy a home from this builder, NEVER.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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I would not take a maronda home even if you gave it to me. In my opinion, they just plain suck. They build everything the cheapest way possible and frankly they are just plain ugly. If only they would have used different colors, it seems every maronda home is one of only a few colors. I'm sure some people may be happy with their maronda home, but good luck to you if you decide to.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Do not buy! Our neighbors have had nothing but issues. The new owners had to gut the kitchen to fix the plumbing issues.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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If you're looking to build a Maronda home, it may improve for them as they have cut their contracts with all of their subs and are bringing the trades back in-house.

If you're looking to buy an existing Maronda home, perhaps look elsewhere.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Even by bringing the trades back in house you still have the issues of using the cheapest materials and labor.

The reason Maronda is usually the lowest price on the market is due to the house they build.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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I have to agree with the above comments. They are known in the industry for their substandard construction and just overall cheapness. Also, have you seen Maronda's homes? My Fiancé and I went to the Maronda community near SR 54 and the Suncoast when we were house hunting and those were seriously some of the ugliest houses I have ever seen- Absolutely no architectural appeal at all. The cheesy 2nd story vinyl siding on the second story because they were too cheap to pay for stucco was the icing on the cake. I honestly wouldn’t even consider Maronda.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Where did you buy at Denny?
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