alex..., writes:<<One can always find "anecdotal evidence" to be concerned about. The "big picture" certainly looks good to me, however. >>
Yes, review some of the "anecdotal evidence" sighted below.
THERE IS NOT A LEGAL PRODUCT AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE TODAY THAT CARRIES THE DEGREE OF POTENTIAL FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL RISK FOR THE PURCHASER AS DOES THAT OF A NEW HOUSE, IN MY OPINION.
Visit Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, HADD.com, HOBB.org, Homeowners For Better Building, WESH.com, Building Houses: Building Problems, Consumer Reports' research study: Housewrecked--link available at the HADD web site, 10 Things Your House Builder Won't Tell You, www.smartmoney.com/consumer/index.cfm?story=tenthings-jan00, How To Prevent A New House Nightmare, www.lakesidepress.com/dreams/section4.html, ourrylandhomes.com(use google.com for this one: our ryland homes), paltryhomes.com, jdpowers.com, and ANY search engine (your builder's name, lawsuits, defects, complaints, etc.) to examine the 'ISOLATED' nature of this issue and to gain insight into the business practices of the corporate/public new house building industry and to protect your financial and emotional interests. Reading the court cases available on-line is a good idea, too. Your due diligence is only effective BEFORE the fact.