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Old Feb 27th 2006, 4:18 pm
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Does anyone own/has anyone ever owned a Taylor Woodrow house?

We are looking at buying one & were wondering whether anyone could give us any advice or information about them. Anything to look out for? Thanx in advance for your help.
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Does anyone own/has anyone ever owned a Taylor Woodrow house?
No, but i bought his first album.
Found it a bit depressing to be honest
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Old Feb 27th 2006, 4:34 pm
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Does anyone own/has anyone ever owned a Taylor Woodrow house?

We are looking at buying one & were wondering whether anyone could give us any advice or information about them. Anything to look out for? Thanx in advance for your help.

check this out... http://www.hobb.org/hobbv2/index.php...ook&Itemid=224

not used the website myself but might give you some info.
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We are looking at buying one & were wondering whether anyone could give us any advice or information about them.
Hope you're not going anywhere near a new home builder without your own representation? That's a recipe for disaster. And if you have your own representation, they should know something about the local builders...
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Hope you're not going anywhere near a new home builder without your own representation? That's a recipe for disaster. And if you have your own representation, they should know something about the local builders...
Well they have that clause about if you don't take your Realtor the first time...blah blah blah, so...any suggestions, as we didn't take her. I'm new to this whole house buying crap!!!
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Well they have that clause about if you don't take your Realtor the first time...blah blah blah, so...any suggestions, as we didn't take her. I'm new to this whole house buying crap!!!

nahh don't trust any of them .. take a realtor and check them out as well and do all your own homework...
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check this out... http://www.hobb.org/hobbv2/index.php...ook&Itemid=224

not used the website myself but might give you some info.
Cheers mate!

I did a search & it didn't bring them up, so maybe that's a good thing?!?!
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Cheers mate!

I did a search & it didn't bring them up, so maybe that's a good thing?!?!

if you can afford it use a real estate attorney to look at the small print....read all homeowners rules and regs well before closing......has been know many times to take advantage of newbies to the housing market
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Well they have that clause about if you don't take your Realtor the first time...blah blah blah, so...any suggestions, as we didn't take her. I'm new to this whole house buying crap!!!

Not a wise move if you don't understand how it works over here. Your buyer's agent works for you (supposedly!) and costs you nowt. The seller's (builder's) agent works for the builder and has been instructed to smile and fleece you dry. Now you've been in on your own, your agent won't be able to represent you there. Personally, would forget these builders now.
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Not a wise move if you don't understand how it works over here. Your buyer's agent works for you (supposedly!) and costs you nowt. The seller's (builder's) agent works for the builder and has been instructed to smile and fleece you dry. Now you've been in on your own, your agent won't be able to represent you there. Personally, would forget these builders now.
true ...love the 'supposedly' above....they all work for themselves and look after number 1 so you must be represented and spend time reading about how buying/selling works ...lots of info on the computer thank goodness for computers
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Not a wise move if you don't understand how it works over here. Your buyer's agent works for you (supposedly!) and costs you nowt. The seller's (builder's) agent works for the builder and has been instructed to smile and fleece you dry. Now you've been in on your own, your agent won't be able to represent you there. Personally, would forget these builders now.
I had suspected it could be trouble, but it wasn't until after the fact, but was not really aware of the implications of not taking our agent with us the first time. As we have a little boy, we can't always plan things ahead like most can. We weren't even sure if we could afford the houses or if we'd even like them, so we just stopped by one day.
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true ...love the 'supposedly' above....they all work for themselves and look after number 1 so you must be represented
Yep. But at least you can sue 'em if it goes tits up. The builder's agent has no fiduciary duty to you whatsoever.
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if you can afford it use a real estate attorney to look at the small print....read all homeowners rules and regs well before closing......has been know many times to take advantage of newbies to the housing market
I always read everything, especially when signing is involved. I wasn't aware of the 'bringing your Realtor' thing, but we do have one. I'm pretty sure the sales agent asked me whether we had a Realtor & I told her yes, she never mentioned it again!!!
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I had suspected it could be trouble, but it wasn't until after the fact, but was not really aware of the implications of not taking our agent with us the first time. As we have a little boy, we can't always plan things ahead like most can. We weren't even sure if we could afford the houses or if we'd even like them, so we just stopped by one day.
First job on the house hunting tour is to start the loan process and find out how much you can afford. Second is to get your representative to earn their commission by giving you a list of the houses that you can afford in your area that meet your spec. Only after these two are done can you actually go and look.
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I. We weren't even sure if we could afford the houses or if we'd even like them, so we just stopped by one day.
if you do it again tell them anything but the truth...tell them your just looking and your mr and mrs jones..lol
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