Your Questions Answered
At Ashlar, I firmly b that an educated home buyer or seller is best equipped to make their own decisions. That’s why I take time out of my day each and every day to answer someone’s real estate question. And, when I think the answer can be useful to you as well, I share it here. So without further ado:
Lennar are built to a budget, and the way they get to that budget is with labor, landscaping, and materials.
So while it will look pretty good on closing day, after about 5-10 years the home will start to have problems.
Cabinet doors sagging more than they should, screws pulling out of chipboard, the laminate they use on the doors peeling from being in a kitchen, paint looking beat, and with the minimal landscaping they do the neighborhood will look a bit more sunblasted than other neighborhood.
The best way to know what you are buying and the difference between Lennar, DR Horton, Ryan, Pulte is to go visit a community and homes that are around 5-10 years old. It’s pretty surprising.
My recommendation is always to bite the bullet and go for mid grade builders OR buy a rehabbed older home in an established neighborhood.