Of the four houses I have had built around the country, my Beazer home (actually a subsidiary called Squires Homes) was by far the most poorly constructed. Their reputation in the Charlotte area has become one of the worst in this booming new home area, and their percentage of new contracts is no longer leading the new home marketplace. Yes, their sales have increased, but not nearly at the rate of their competitors. They have recently dropped their construction prices by up to 20% on several of the new neighborhoods, and sales percentages are still below their competitors of similar price ranges (180k and below).
I will never buy another Beazer home, nor do I believe their stock is a decent long term investment. IMHO, the market share they are losing in Charlotte will probably spread to other areas in the country. No firm data to back this up. Just what I have seen in the North Carolina area.
There are comments on this post about inventory. In the neighborhood I was living, it was not uncommon for contracts to be signed and cancelled by the buyer, sometimes two or three times for the same lot. I do not know how Beazer's accounting considers these contracts in their inventory.
Just stating the facts. Their warranty department and warranty claims aren't worth the paper they are written on. I feel my time is more valuable than taking time off from work for "no-show" warranty work. The "coordinator" refuses to return phone calls. So to make the long story short, it isn't worth my time to continually haggle with a company who has no intention of standing behind their product once the loan is closed.
On a side note, as I stated earlier, their floor plans are pretty much the best in the area and their home locations are good too. They just need quality supervisors to monitor work in action and then a warranty program to back that up.