Ryan Homes doesn't have the best reputation in the real estate community. Partly because they don't work with Realtors, but also because they usually offer the bare minimum to be able to advertise low prices. They are notorious for having zillions of add-ons and options.
However, they can certainly build you a quality home. My advice, hire the best home inspection company you can find. Write in the contract of the sale that you will be doing 3 inspections....1) Foundation inspection before they back fill 2) Pre-drywall where the framing of the house, plumbing and electrical can be checked and 3) Pre settlement. And that you won't settle until all items on a punch out list are complete . A great inspection company is Highland Home Inspection at 410.772.9332.
As other agents have mentioned though, you should make sure you've explored all options with other homes available. My team and I would be happy to explore this with you at no cost to you. We can find out if there is a better builder or other deals for you.
Let me know if I can help you further.
We went with 5th 3rd Bank for a mortgage 3months in we were approved and NVR did not like that so they start having the sales person hound me that she could find you a mortgage. I was talked to about this subject every time I had a encounter with her.
NVR set the closing date they provided the CO to the home the morning of the closing to 5th 3rd and wanted a closing that day. During the process I was even THREATENED that I would be charged interest on the home if I did not close on the date they set. Nice being charged interest on a home that I did not own!!!!
If you purchase a Ryan Home go and get your own mortgage and do not entertain any idea of NVR you will save yourself a lot of aggravation.
I love the area and I love the fact that Sandy Spring offers homes that are truly single family (not arms reach away from the next house) unlike the other new communities coming up all over the Metro area. We have been offered an opportunity to move into one of the other Laurel communities but have decided against it for that very reason. However, with all that being said, if I could back out and get my deposit back I would, because I'm tired of waiting. The default clause in Ryans contract is bogus, because the contract states that they're not at fault for anything that would typically cause a delay...therefore you're just stuck unless you want to walk away without the thousands of dollars you put down. Apparently, according to my agent and others who have purchased new from other builders this is fairly typical in new home construction. Hope this helps..and good luck!
To Brian Pakulla's advise, I would have to say I agree 100%, get a good inspection company and find your self a experienced mortgage loan officer.
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Just an open end question for the folks out there.
Is anyone or is there a Lawyer out here reading these post that want to entertain a Class Action Law Suit?
We are currently approved by NVR Mortgage for a loan, and waiting for the permit to be approved. We were told that there would be black stuff around the edges of the rooms, because of the high efficiency of the house, or something. Now that I have read the following websites and emails from customers or Ryan Homes, it sounds like that black stuff is actually stuff coming from the attic (insulation) getting circulated to the house. I certainly am considering cancelling our arrangement soon.
In my opinion and experience, Ryan's main focused with cranking out as many units as possible, not in providing quality and customer service. As the previous agent stated, Ryan does not cooperate with realtors and under no circumstances would I ever advise someone to negotiate a home purchase without a realtor. There are so many smaller, quality builders out there that want their customers to be satisfied--don't limit yourself, especially in this buyer's market. Of course, it is ultimately your choice, but I highly recommend doing some research on other options. If you would like assistance, I would be more than happy to help with your search and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Please feel free to contact me at LDevnew@cbmove.com or on 410-615-0990
I ALWAYS recommend Toll Brothers to all of my clients...For several reasons like quality, professionalism, creativity, speed of work, etc...They are the best and have plenty of home builders rewards to show for it.
Best of luck to you