I am an Realtor, and a former master builder in the area, and I have sold multiple Dunhill Homes in the Tarrant county area. All of my clients have been amazed at Dunhillâ€™s quality, detail, and energy efficiency of their homes! Dunhill Homes delivers an incredible product for its value price point, loaded with features that surpasses their competition. Do a comparison of standard features between the products you are considering, hire a professional to represent you, and I would bet that when it is all said and done Dunhill will be one of your top contenders!
Dunhillâ€™s follow-up and warranty repair has been outstanding in the areas I have worked. I know most of the management staff at Dunhill and can assure you that they are people of their word. Construction is not a â€œperfectionâ€ industry, however Dunhillâ€™s follow-up and commitment to excellence is very impressive!
I have just built a Dunhill SHACK! I am not even moved in yet but have closed on the property. The home is located in Little Elm, TX. Without getting long winded about all the problems and there were and still ARE nothing but PROBLEMS... RUN! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM THESE THEIFS AND LIARS. TRUST ME WE HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. MY HEART IS BROKEN AFTER SPENDING OVER $230,000 THERE IS NO WORKMANSHIP, NO WORK ETHIC,
NO PRIDE IN THEIR WORK, NO TRUST, NO ONE CARES, NO SUPERVISION [1 BUILDER FOR 36 HOUSES BEING BUILT]. THESE PEOPLE ONLY CARE ABOUT THE MONEY. THEIR GREED IS SICKENING. THEY WILL PROMISE YOU THE MOON AND THE STARS TO SIGN WITH THEM. ONCE THEY HAVE YOU IT'S DOWNHILL FROM THERE. THEY ARE ONTO THE NEXT SUCKER SINCE THEY HAVE YOU ROPED IN ALREADY. THE HOUSES ARE ADVERTIZED AS SEMI CUSTOM AND HIGHER QUALITY. DON'T BELIEVE IT! EVERYTHING IS AN UPGRADE. THE SELECTION AT THE DESIGN CENTER IS AN AUTROCITY.YES THEY DO GIVE YOU GRANITE [IF YOU WANT PUTRID COLORS...PINKS, ETC?]. YOU WILL SPEND A FORTUNE UNTIL YOU GET REASONABLY GOOD QUALITY AND DECENT SELECTIONS. THE FINISH WORK IS OF THE QUALITY OF A HIGH SCHOOL VO-TECH STUDENT. I AM NOT KIDDING! THE WOODWORK, THE PAINTING, THE CAULKING, THE SLOPPY WORK, TERRIBLE TILE WORK INSTALLITION. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW BAD THIS COMPANY IS. PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE IT'S FREE. FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER BUILDER. I WISH TO HELL I HAD!!!
BROKE AND BROKEN HEARTED IN TEXAS!
I agree with Bruce! You can get some really great information just by asking the neighbors. They live there, and they will help you guage your interest just in casual conversation. Additionally, YOU SHOULD USE A REALTOR when you buy new construction. Take your Realtor with you on the first appointment (or at a minimum give the builder your Realtor's information that day) so that the builder has a record of who is representing you from the start. The builder representative is looking out for the builder's best interests...not yours. Your Realtor will help you negotiate a better deal, and provide valuable advice throughout the entire process.
If you want to check out the builder on-line you may also want to visit their website at: http://dunhillhomes.com/about_dunhill.php
If you don't already have a Realtor, and you want a competent Realtor with integrity to assist you, please give me a call. We would love to help you find a new home!
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I think JD Powers is a neat company, but they're not the end all be all of knowing if you will get a quality home. I've seen them give low scores to some of the builders I thought were great and high scores to some of the builders that I thought not so great. One problem I also see with their scores is they don't talk about price points. They dump in all the builders together. Some are building $100,000 1st time homes, and some are building $1,000,000 move up homes. Others are building somewhere in between. There is often very very different quality between these builders. Also end the end I think it often comes down to lots and lots of other factors and not just the big builder name. In my experience it often depends on how busy the local "builder" or construction manager is and what their experience is. I've seen what I thought was a really great builder at a high price point spread the manager out during a slow period to three different communities in 3 different cities and that just stretched him too thin. If he was not in the neighborhood every day supervising the sub contractors, the quality was lower and there were lots more mistakes.
One thing I suggest is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use a realtor when purchasing a new home. There is typically no extra charge for you. In fact we will often save you time, money, and a lot of headaches. I always think it is also nice to have one more set of experienced eyes watching your project. If at all possible take on on your very first visit to the builder. Even if it is too late for this, we can often still step in to represent you if you haven't signed your contract yet. Check out http://tiny.cc/NewHome as to why you should have representation and some of the many issues that can go wrong when building.
Dunhill does not have a lot of history here from what I know. If I remember they just started building here about a year ago. In the downturn from about 5 years ago there were many builders who went out of business or pulled out, and several smaller new builders popped up. They are one of the new ones.
One suggestion I might have is take a walk through the neighborhood about 5p-6pm or on a Saturday afternoon. If people are out, stop and talk to them. They'll often be your best resource of information. Not always, but sometimes you'll learn great info. You just have to take it with a grain of salt as you don't know their experience or where they came from.
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