What do you think of this house?

gingerjennyMarch 22, 2012

http://www.oakbrookonline.com/nancy-lane-photo-gallery.php

This is the general size house we are looking for except one story. Nothing over the top but nice.

We received a quote from this company for 40K less than another company. We have only received 2 quotes so far.

I'm looking at the two bids and I really can't see where the $40,000 difference is coming from.

The higher bid company is using silverline windows which i have read are not that great.

Company b is using andersone 200 series for our windows. He showed me two houses. One using 200 and the other using silverline and to me it was a huge difference in quality.

The higher bid company makes some beautiful houses and are more well known.

How did you finally pick a builder!? its crazy.

Let me know what you think of the model home. I realize its not as fancy as what a lot of you are building but it works well for our needs.

Here is a link that might be useful: model home

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gingerjenny

Ps. everything seemed well made. Dovetail on cabinets. Floors didn't squeak. Foundations looked ok to me. Not sure what I was looking at. Garage was insulated.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 3:16PM
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chicagoans

You could ask the higher bidder to explain the differences. That's what a friend of mine did and he explained things that someone not in the business probably wouldn't know.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:30PM
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gingerjenny

looking at the link is there anything that jumps out at you as strange or as a red flag? i guess that would be the question. I have no idea what i'm looking for when i look at a model.

The floors didn't squeak so i was pretty happy.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:13PM
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