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Does anyone know the reputation of Ryan Homes? I've heard they weren't good, but I don't know if the source

Asked by Chris, , Mon Feb 18, 2008

was credible.

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I hear that about Ryan Homes all of the time. I personally own a Ryan home and love it!! I have been there for 4 years and when I did have a small problem they fixed it right away. Ryan obviously must be doing something right. They do not build spec homes only homes that are sold!! They are a national builder.

Give them a chance, I think you will be very happy!!

Please feel free to call me with any other questions. 440-781-5087
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Hi Chris,
Ryan Homes have been in business for many years. I have sold many Ryan Homes that were built in the 1970's as well as the newer Ryan Homes built in the early 2000's. I think that you should take the time if you haven't already, and talk to a representative. Of course, you could talk to a realtor as well and have them represent you. Give me a call with any questions at 330-760-0697.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
I personally own a new home built by Ryan and it is simply falling apart. The service reps keep telling me that it is normal, but for all three shower/tubs to crack in the corners from top of the shower to the bottom seems a bit much. The plumber stated that I needed to have it repaired immediately to keep from getting a mold issue.

Another point is that the finished product is not very good on the paint and finish work. The drywall was so poorly finished and the paint job just mirrors that as well.

Floors have already started coming loosing and are going to have to be redone with screws to try to eliminate the squeaking.

Over all I am looking forward to the market improving and see if I can sell this home and find a quality builder.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 18, 2014
In my subdivision of in Copley, OH, Ryan Homes was the low end builder among several local home builders. Towards the end of the development of the subdivision, Ryan bought up many of the unsold lots in 2009-2010 for cheap and built very low priced homes [i.e. lower quality of materials, e.g. no tile or hardwood, but vinyl floors; formica counters, not granite or tile; smaller square footage houses; no stone of brick facing, all vinyl exterior, etc) All the NON-Ryan built homes were originally sold for more than $300K+. But Ryan Homes was a low-end seller in this subdivision and sold many homes for $100K less than the other builders which made many of the existing homeowners unhappy. I'm sure that when Ryan built homes in the subdivision that their homes met building code requirements. But the quality of the materials they used on their houses was lower in quality grade when compared to other NON-Ryan home builders in the subdivision so they can afford to make a profit selling substantially lower priced houses relative to the $$300K+ neighboring houses. So yes, you really have to research what you’re getting for a Ryan built home at least in my Subdivision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 5, 2013
All I got to say about Ryan Homes, Let the Buyer Beware. Do your reseach...!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 5, 2012
Could you tell me how things turned out and if you are happy with your Ryan home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 9, 2011
Chris you may want to check this city data blog about what happened here. Decide if you can stand it up there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 15, 2009
Hmmm... from a buyer's perspective, beware! Ryan is in the business of selling homes, period. If you take a buyer to a Ryan home, make sure they understand that the sales agent will do anything to get a signature on a contract heavilyt weighted agains the buyer -- expertly spinning facts to give the appearance of working 'with' the customer, along with flat out lying about contract terms, options, costs, and timelines were just a few of what we experienced during the sales process (now looking back after about a year). And that's just the beginning. I haven't even taken delivery on my home yet so I can't speak to quality, but I can't wait to be done with these people. Ugh, the stress.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 19, 2008
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