Ks, Home Buyer in chestersprings

Is it a good decision to invest on a (khovananian).. carriage home when there are single family homes

Asked by Ks, chestersprings Thu Jan 10, 2008

avaialable by pulte nearby withing the same price range..These carriage homes are better looking than the pulte homes..any reply is appreciated..thanks!!

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My experience with Pulte homes tells me that they have never met a shortcut they don't love.

Most builders use standard lumber. Pulte uses finger jointed studs, made from remanufactured scrap pieces of cut studs, finger jointed together.

Most builders frame all walls 16 inches on center. At every opportunity possible, Pulte frames 24 inches on center.

Builders use all varieties of windows. I have never encountered a Pulte home with anything but Patriot windows (search Google for Patriot windows and you will be astounded by the sheer volume of comsumer complaints).

Pulte has also flatly refused to install proper flashing on these Patriot windowws because they feel they are "self flashing," even when it has been shown to them in teh manufacturer's own installation guidelines that proper flashing methods are required.

It's only one inspector's opinion, but you may be able to tell that Pulte is not my favorite builder. There is a reason their homes are priced where they are.
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The KHOV carriages homes are a great buy as you get a single family home w/o the price tag. Unlike carriage homes from builders like Toll and Orleans, the KHOV carriage homes are designed as 2 single family homes sharing a small wall only on the first floor. You get yard on 3 sides and some models have windows on all four sides. Comparatively, Pulte's single family homes are tightly packed and lack privacy. So my opinion: see the KHOV carriage homes yourself before making a decision. You'll save 10s of thousands of dollars and get a large house (they are all 2650+ sq ft.).
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