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David, Home Buyer in Pennsylvania

Has anyone heard of Pulte Homes in Oaks, PA? any insight into the community is appreciated.?

Asked by David, Pennsylvania Mon Oct 22, 2007

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Just keep in mind you can negotiate upgrades and/or price of home. Don't think you HAVE to pay the minimum price they have set. Let me know if you need help with that.
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They have two types of homes from what I have seen in the community. The carriage style and the townhouse style. I would consider visiting both models to see if they fit your needs. There are also other townhome/carriage home communities in the area that may offer more square footage. There are some fairly young townhomes at Providence View just up the street toward Black Rock Road from Longford Crossing, as well as Thornhill which also offer nice floorplans. Thornhills end units offer two car garages as well, which may be a plus to some people. I just sold one of the end units this past summer for 280,000. They are about 2000-2200 square feet plus the basement if memory serves me correctly.
The newer units at Providence View also feature bump out rooms and some elevated views. I live down the street from all of these units. I do not believe Longford Crossing is going to have a pool or exercise room, Providence View and Thornhill share these facilities together. Feel free to call with any questions if you are not currently working with an agent.
Web Reference: http://www.ronwhomes.com
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I have a vested interest in the community as I am expecting delivery shortly. "Dollar-to-smile" ratio for my needs is excellent. If you need assistance haggling with Lindsay, give me a buzz; pulling teeth is my specialty.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 23, 2007
If you are seeking to have a new home built, I would investigate all options. As a home inspector, I find that quality of Pulte homes is not the equal of some other local builders.

For example, builders are allowed to use fewer studs by spacing them further apart on interior walls (24 " centers). Few, except Pulte do this. They are also allowed to use combined scrap lumber held together by a process called "finger jointing" and use it for studs throughout your home. Again, few builders, expect Pulte, do this. Most builders will use j channel flashing around vinyl windows - even "molded" or "self flashing" windows - as this is often a manufacturer's recommendation for installation. Pulte often does not.

They arejust a few items, and projects for all builders are only as good as the local Project Manager and subcontrators, but I have found if there is a way to save 20 cents, Pulte will do it. They are very cost conscious, where some other builders I have encountered would prefer to add a few extra support studs if it results in a better product.
Web Reference: http://www.Sherlockhi.com
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Here is their website for homes in Oaks. http://www.ryvenco.com/new-home/longford-crossing-townhomes-…
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