can someone rate D.R.HORTON America's Builder homes

Asked by Roland Hart, Houston, TX Thu Mar 27, 2008

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Apr 1, 2008
I have generally like DR Horton. They build lots of different products though in lots of different price ranges. I think with all builders, the final product depends a lot on your local community builder, how good they are, and how much they are asked to do by their company. I've seen even what I consider some of the best building managers stretched between mulitiple homes and multiple communities and handling the warranty work that they just can't keep an eagle eye on the subs and this is what you need them to do. JD Power has a satisfaction survey, but in my opinion it is a little skewed. They tend to lump all the builders together and all don't build in all price ranges. So while one builder may rank at the top of the satisfaction survey they may only build entry level homes. Perhaps the people who gave them the ranking are just happy to be homeowners and in the best house they've every dreamed of. People who buy at the top of the market range may be more picky about the product and more knowledgable after owning several houses and therefore may rank the top end builders lower. Hope this helps some. I think often the best source of info is people in the neighborhood. Take a walk about 5-6pm on a weekday. Stop and talk to people. Usually they're more than willing to share the horror stories or their positive experiences with the builder or any unusual neighborhood problems.
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Pamer123, Home Buyer, Mustang, OK
Thu Nov 10, 2016
I have been very pleased with my D.R. Horton home in Oklahoma. I love it and have had no issues.
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Fredy Hernan…, Home Buyer, Rialto, CA
Thu May 27, 2010
I think in my point of view, that D.R. Horton I one of the best in the the market right now.
They are straight foward no lies.
Like other buildes
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Karen Shrock…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Apr 7, 2008
Since January 1, 2004, all home builders in the state of Texas have had to register with the Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC). Eventually, registration will most likely turn into a licensing program. Check out their website link below and search on the builder name.

Also check out the commission's quarterly newsletter at http://www.trcc.state.tx.us/Publications/resources/032008Ont…

Another option for you might be to do your own informal survey of some local home inpectors to see what their experience has been with that builder or community compared to other builders.

Most new homes come with at least a ten year warranty against defects, so it is good to know what their record is servicing those warranties.
Web Reference:  http://www.trcc.state.tx.us
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Paul B. Perez, , Austin, TX
Wed Apr 2, 2008
SURE! I suppose anybody could really, but rate it as compared to what? Quality of construction? Satisfaction of Buyer? Resale? Everything all rolled into 1 rating?
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Allen Hebert, Agent, Spring, TX
Fri Mar 28, 2008
I can only express what the other agents below have stated. My clients that have purchased from that builder do seem satisfied. Excellent answer Cassandra.
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Jeff Kessler, Agent, Austin, TX
Fri Mar 28, 2008
I cannot rate them, but I have sold a few of them and my clients seem very satisfied.
J.
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Cassandra Ti…, , Waxhaw, NC
Thu Mar 27, 2008
JDPOWER collects consumer satisfaction data and rates it. http://www.jdpower.com Visit their site and research D.R. Horton. My opinon is but one, there you will find what has been collected over the years from their homeowners. keep in mind, as with anything if you are happy and satified you are quiet if you are unhappy you complain. Therefore, happy people do not respond to the survey. It is the unhappy that respond to the surveys. All the Best!
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Thu Mar 27, 2008
AS much as a realtor would like to make a comment that is against our code of professional ethics. However the general public can answer that question. You could probably do a google search and read more about the builder. Don't purchase a home from a builder or seller unless you have a professional realtor involved.
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