My Homebuilding Process Rant

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
Rant warning!

Man, how hard is it to find good help? We signed a contract on a spec built home back in August with a national homebuilder. Well, it's now September 23rd and we've had our closing pushed back 3 times due to problems we've found and problems our inspector found. We're now at the point where we're ready to walk away because we're just no longer comfortable with the purchase.

Anyone else had a similar experience building? What did you do?

:censored:
 

BankShot

The Kleuh Level
If you're not confident NOW, things aren't gonna get any smoother later on. You'd better lace your NB's and head down the road, rather than get involved in "blood out of a turnip" litigation.
 

Chief_Quabachi

The All-MVC Level
Supporter
I agree with Bankshot.

Secondly, I would suggest staying away from "National" builders and search out smaller local reputable builders.....check with the local Chamber Of Commerce and Better Business Bureau.

National builders like Centex throw houses together with little TLC, IMHO.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
Well, unfortunately, building in Indianapolis is insanely expensive if you don't go with a national builder. A house that runs $225k from a national builder will run $375-400k from a local, custom builder. Since the market allows it, they can charge it.

That said, we let the builder know today that we would like out of the contract. We've also already identified another house so hopefully we'll be okay afterall.
 

IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
Where do you live?

What side of Naptown do you live on? I live down south, near Greenwood. Always nice to know of other Trees around...
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
I'm up on the Northeast Side. We've lived in Castleton, but my wife likes the Fishers area because of the schools so that is where we're buying.
 
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