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Melho84, Home Buyer in Naples, FL

Does anyone know if Gulfstream Homes who built homes in Indigo Preserve at Indigo Lakes in North Naples FL 34119 has had chinese drywall problems?.?

Asked by Melho84, Naples, FL Sat Mar 31, 2012

A new listing just came on for a Gulfstream built home ( 2005) which was bougt as foreclosure ( Feb 2012) by a realtor who is reselling it with new appliances ( originals replaced after only 7 years, and new carpeting. There is no disclosure statement filed since the new owner says he never lived in the house??? Since we are searching for homes from remote location, we are trying to figure out whether Gulfstream who built a number of homes in Indigo Lakes had CDW issues. Any advice wuld be apprecated.

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That question can best be answered in two ways. What year was it built and what does a certified, bonded and licensed home inspector say? There are tell tale signs to look for but I would say on the most part the majority of drywall issues have been identified.

By the way, I have friends that live in Indigo Lakes and love it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 4, 2012
Homes in an area like this that may have chinese drywall can be only partly assessed by looking at the copper or metal features of the AC and other plumbing to see if they have turned black due to the chinese drywall chemicals. As a Naples buyer, your agent will request a sellers disclosure from the seller although the seller does not have to give it to you. However, if the seller is aware of any problems or issues including chinese drywall, they are required to disclose it to you (so it is in your interest to have an agent that can act on your behalf to ask the right questions and request the right information). And once it is disclosed that there was chinese drywall, even if it was repaired, this condition needs to be disclosed to future owners.

If you are concerned about an area like Indigo Preserve or any other Naples community that has been reported to have had problems, you can have an inspector "ride along" and do a mini inspection an a few homes and do a full blown inspection on the one you write a contract on. You simply need to interview a few inspectors and have your REALTOR help you to choose a few homes. If you wish to preview the market you can use our website http://www.agent4naples.com to search the Naples MLS.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 28, 2012
Some of the homes in Indigo Preserve do have Chinese drywall and you should definately have it checked out by a home inspector. Not sure if you are interested, but I do have a home that I'm listing in Indigo Preserve in the next two weeks. It is the largest lot in Indigo Preserve with a beautiful preserve view. Lots of upgrades as well.

Kind Regards,

Direct Line: 239-250-3556
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012
Best to see if you can get an inspection before making an offer...sometimes you can because it can be a spotty with some house having it and others not.
KathyBC @ 800-448-3411 ext601
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012
I advise all our clients to have an inspection as purchase contingency in the written Purchase Agreement. Only way to be sure. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012

Gulfstream built a good number of homes in Indigo Lakes and as a resident of the community I never heard of CDW issues. However, it is recommended that you have a professional Inspector check the home for chinese Drywall. if you need further information talk to your Realtor regarding this issue. http://www.naplespropertylist.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 31, 2012
Actually when we were house hunting in Dec' 2011 we looked at a home four doors up from this home and it was disclosed that it had CDW issues which were fixed. Unfortunately when hubby opened electrical plug boxes in two of the bathrooms, we saw black, corroded wires. That house was not, however built by Gulfstream.
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A few of the homes I know had a few issues. Some did not. The best thing to do is have your Realtor, or me, look into the background. If you have interest and want to move forward in the house, I would have it thoroughly inspected. Chris 239.776.5423
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You are correct. We looked at a home just four houses to the right of this home, on the same block in December and it had CDW evidence even though the disclosure statement said that it had been fixed.
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