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  • Report:  #1022

Complaint Review: Nationwide Builder Reputation Report - Nationwide

Reported By:
- Tempe, Arizona,
Submitted:
Sun, December 19, 1999
Updated:
Mon, January 10, 2000

Nationwide Builder Reputation Report
Nationwide, U.S.A.
Web:
N/A
Categories:
Builders & Contractors

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THE LIST

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Bay Area's Best

1. Blackwell Homes

2. Shapell

3. Ponderosa

4. Shea

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Bay Area's Worst

1. Kaufman and Broad

2. Citation Homes

3. Lion Estates

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Arizona Best

1. T.W.Lewis (Best in the Nation)

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Arizona's Worst

1. Trend Homes

2. Pulte Homes

3. Homes by Dave Brown

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Half-a*s Nationwide Builder

1. Kaufman and Broad

2. Citation Homes

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Please feel free to add to the existing list and in different states according to your own experience

by e-mailing us at [email protected]

This information has been complied from various organizations around the country reported by Home-buyers like you, who were victimized.

Whether you go with a track home or custom home, you want to

do the following.

1...Have in your contract, for every day late after your move in date a $200 dollar a day penalty till the home is finished for you to move in.

2...a minimum of 40% of the money for the home to be held in escrow.

A...30% to be released to the builder when you sign off on the home and have moved in to the home.

B...The balance of 10% to be released after 30 days of living in the home where you can see that everything is in working order, i.e., electrical and plumbing etc.

3...Make the Home Builder / Contractor put up a bond for as many years as they offer a home warrantee for at least 15%of the homes net worth. Many builders go out of business before that time or might string you along for a few years, then they will sell out to another company or just file bankruptcy.

4...Best to go with a builder that has been around for more than 2 years.

....Then go to the neighborhoods where they are more than 1 year old. Start knocking on doors. Tell the homeowners you are considering buying a home from the same builder, .. have they lived up to their promises?

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More personal attention to detail and better quality construction is something that needs to be addressed Nationwide.

Please feel free to add to the existing list and in different states according to your own experience

by e-mailing us at [email protected]

We hope this list will increase in size to inform all everyone to think twice when buying a new home from the list. After all, this is a major purchase in your life.

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THE LIST

Bay Area's Best

1. Blackwell Homes

2. Shapell

3. Ponderosa

4. Shea

Bay Area's Worst

1. Kaufman and Broad

2. Citation Homes

3. Lion Estates

Arizona Best

1. T.W.Lewis (Best in the Nation)

Arizona's Worst

1. Trend Homes

2. Pulte Homes

3. Homes by Dave Brown

Half-a*s Nationwide Builder

1. Kaufman and Broad

2. Citation Homes

Please feel free to add to the existing list and in different states according to your own experience

by e-mailing us at [email protected]



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