I hope you are reading this message before you signed the purchase contract. If you are one of the victims, I just want to say I understand you pain. If you are a stubborn victim, I can only say: someone had to told you so.
Admit it, if you are considered buying a house from Ryan homes - you are looking for a bargain. But do you know a house is also an investment. When you invest, you look for quality stuff. This is financially.
It is also a place you live everyday. Do you want to see an eyesore everyday?
My sister told me that she Realtor told her that the quality of housesbuilt by Ryan Homes is not good, low quality. Stubborn me, I ignoreher (when making the most important investment financially andemotionally in my life.)
This is the lesson I learned after signing a contract with Ryan Homes(but luckily for me, I "wakes up" in time to cancel the signedcontract - it was a close call):
My advice for home buyer is:
Don't waive any of your rights when signing a contract.(Let me ask you this, if they are a quality builder, would they haveasked to you waive your rights, especially those related to the qualityof the house. You need a legal recourse when thing goes haywire.)
Don't sign the contract without a lawyer or realtor reviewing.
Don't accept any verbal promises. If they can't put it down in writtenform, they probably will not be able to delivery the promise. Plus, itavoid miscommunication.
Do this:If you have any concerns, ask them to put it down on the contract. Ifthey are unwilling to do it, it probably means "NO" to your concern.
After touring one of the unit Ryan Homes is building,I pity the guy who is going to live there. There is an eyesore in thekitchen - the ugly cabinet - for a house someone paid for $200k - 270k!My question for you and myself is that: Are you really saving money?Let's say one out of hundred (I fear one out of three- is the true figure) is going to face this quality issue - how do you know you won't be the one!!!
I tell myself this: There are many houses out there. Really.
After this dreadful house buying experience, I found a new motto:If you want to find a friend who is selling you a house, get a dog.
P/S:You are in control not them. You don't need to use their financing - just tell them you want to same discount but can stay with other lenders or you walk.
Forget the "Must finance with XXX". You can dictate the terms - don't let they fool you. You are the consumer.
Product or Service Mentioned: Ryan Homes House Construction.
Monetary Loss: $200.
Location: Richmond, Virginia