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  • wilson2207 wilson2207 Jun 1, 2005 10:09 PM Flag

    New house shopper, be aware..., I

    The following has nothing to do with PHM:
    "Beazer Homes includes a ten year Home Builder�s Limited Warranty with the purchase of every brand new Beazer home. This Home Builder's Limited Warranty provides you peace of mind, as it is administered by Professional Warranty Service Corporation and backed by Steadfast Insurance Company, a Zurich American company, and it protects your new home from "Construction Defects" during those first ten years of home ownership. The warranty covers materials and workmanship, as outlined in the Performance Quality Standards, for the first year after the date that you close."

    Reassurance?

    Or, a potential pig in a poke, for the most part purchased sight unseen, with no truly effective, economically reasonable, means of recourse to protect the interests of the purchaser?

    Jeopardizing your family's financial future?

    With the passage of The American Dream Downpayment Act, the following is of particular importance to the vulnerable and uneducated new house shopper.

    I would like to thank Sanford Homes/Beazer Homes, for providing me with the opportunity to gain the experience necessary to contribute the following message.

    I would like to thank Beazer Homes/Sanford Homes, for providing me with the opportunity to gain the experience necessary to contribute the following message.

    I would like to thank Sanford Homes/Beazer Homes, for providing me with the opportunity to gain the experience necessary to contribute the following message.

    Consider this a public service message:

    This could be the most risky purchase that you will ever make, potentially 100%+. How much are you willing to risk? Your retirement? Your kids' college education?

    Write to me if you want to know about my experience with, and opinion of, Sanford Homes/Beazer Homes. wilson2207@yahoo.com

    Write to me if you want to know about my experience with, and opinion of, Beazer Homes/Sanford Homes. wilson2207@yahoo.com

    Before you sign a contract to purchase a new house, walk through an established neighborhood where your builder has built houses within 1-3 years (5-8 years would not be a bad idea.) and ask the neighbors about any unresolved warranty issues and how warranty matters were generally handled. Do not rely on the builder's representations. Before the contract is signed, it is still YOUR money.

    Try to determine the number of new house owners, in your chosen housing development, who are non-occupants, employees, related parties, or country club acqaintances of the corporate/public new house builder.

    Ask your builder how many of their valued 'customers' they've required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement as a requirement for the new house buyer to receive a warranty settlement as a condition for having work done that should have been covered under any reasonable warranty by the benevolent, fair minded, our interests are your interests, new house builder?

    Do not let your warm, tingly, feelings about your future new house, cloud your judgement. Don't fall in love with something that can't love you back. Until you are a satisfied homeowner, your house is nothing more than assembled building materials with a hefty mortgage, with the potential to become more of a nightmare than a dream.

    Also, ask the builder's representative how many times houseowners have had to file a lawsuit against them in an attempt to get warranty issues resolved. Be willing to wait for an answer. Then verify the answer you receive independently.

    Also, ask for a copy of the Limited Warranty Agreement including all Exhibits and read them. Mainly, get the warranty documents. Do this before any money changes hands. This will show you the position you will be in when problems arise.

    Ensure that your new house builder pays THEIR SHARE of YOUR first year's realestate property taxes.

 
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