We have been trying to build a home in DFW area since February. We signed in first of March. Lennar happily took our check and had it cashed within the week. We are under contract but to this day nothing has been done. Excuses pour from this company like water from an open tap. After a 90+ days of this, they are sounding more like lies.
First they were having to wait for release of land from city. Then they were having to wait for plans to be approved. Next they were having trouble finding workers. Then we were told they would start digging next week, now not till end of June! At this point we are 90 days into this game and it is the same old story just a different sob party for the poor builder. The mean old city will not release their permits. But their prices continue to increase across the board. Lots and house plans increases have added over $25,000.00 to there housing prices just since we signed. Can you smell the rate? They have had several people already walk away from contracts which only means added money in their pocket when they resale the next day at a hefty bonus.
While Lennar is content to set back and do nothing for its clients, all the other builders are doing what they were contracted to do. They are building houses left and right. All, already have house under roof, windows are installed and each day brings some new trade into their homes. The odd thing is, Lennar has more lots than any other builder, but they have yet to even have wood delivered much less start building an actual house for one of their buyers. To top all of this off, this is just about the process of getting to the actual construction of the house.
As for the design process there is a true break of communication between each part of the company, which sounds more like excuses again, to me. On the day we signed I ask for blue prints for interior design purposes and was cheerfully told I could "sure, you can get a set", but oh..."sorry I can't find that particular plan right now, but I will get it for you." Now, same person different story! I can't get the plans because they don't give them out. They belong to Lennar. Surly that was a known fact the day we signed, but anything for the sale, right! And as for the design choices they offer, don't look at the samples they have on site because they don't have them at the design gallery or they have been discontinued. Don't look at the specifics in the models either, because for some reason the President of that division put things into the models that Lennar does not even offer as an option. Also don't make the mistake of asking questions on pricing of something you like, because since I am still waiting, they apparently can't get that for you either. But make no mistake about it...It is ALWAYS someone else's fault. This company is a pro at playing the blame game!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Lennar House Construction.