I have just bought an LGI home and wanted to give a different view on everything, everyone on here makes them out to be crooks.
For starters it's a home building company not your buddy. They are there to make a profit not just talk and show homes all day. They are no worse than car salesman. A credit check is a good way for them to know in a few minutes if they can sell you a Ferrari or a 1982 Honda civic. I worked sales and there is nothing worse than talking up a product for an hour only to find out they can't afford the product or worse just window shopping. If you are truly serious about buying a home you would already have a loan setup or be okay with them running your credit. After all you will need a credit and mortgage loan for the house anyway, unless you're planning on paying in cash.
As for the construction, yeah I have noticed some cheap stuff and corners cut. Understand though LGI is the builder company not the guys building the houses. Drive around and look at who is building the homes, or any construction site for that matter. What happens is LGI hires a local company to build who in turn hire cheap labor to build so they make more profit off LGI. This is called subcontracting and a result of shady local construction business in your area, not the parent company LGI. So yeah you will notice, like I have, some gaps and flaws that got by inspection because the guy doing the work wasn't paying attention. You get the same problem everywhere even McDonalds, ever noticed that sometimes your food is thrown together in a rush to get it out to you. That is an American problem speed over quality, not LGI only.
Now as for the major issues I have read. Is it really the builders fault or your fault for not stepping up and taking care of the issues that come up with a house. Owning a house means you can't call someone to fix everything like in an apartment. You're the owner it's your job to keep it up. I was told this at closing, and knew it anyway, once the title is signed over it's my responsibility for all the maintenance not LGI. Just like when you buy a car, when you get a flat you have to change it. You cannot call the dealer for everything and expect them to fix it for free. Simple problems can be fixed by getting a tool belt on and heading to Home Depot before they become huge issues.
Finally, from reading these reviews it seems to me that most of the people were not educated on the buying process of a home. That is your responsibility not LGI to know how the loan process works and the terms used. I.E. mold, FYI it is spelled mold not mole, that would be a home insurance issue not LGI. Try contacting the right people. You probably didn't have mold when you moved in. It was a result of water, either the roof leaks or a pipe leaking. Fix it right away an no problem wait and you get mold, life lesson learned the hard way there. Any home insurance policy will cover this and usually fix it no matter how brainless you were to cause the problem.
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