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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2020, 01:59:16 PM »
Was just at elderberry with a client. The biggest lots left available for anyone looking or if you're an agent and have buyers looking are lots 36 and 60.
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2020, 06:43:00 AM »
Hi

I visited Elderberry last week and liked the community and layouts. I hear mixed reviews abut KB homes. We love plan 3 and we think it is more functional. Any comments on the community, developer, floor plans, upgrades, etc?
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2020, 10:38:29 AM »
Every builder uses the same construction companies and home depot day laborers....It's the customer service after you build your home that sets the builders apart.  This was talked about a few years back.

Does Lennar, KB, New homes company, Toll Bros, etc. have their own in house construction company?  I dunno.

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2020, 10:17:40 AM »
I've heard mixed reviews about KB Homes, as builder, but I really like that PS5A neighborhood that Elderberry is placed. All detached homes, spacious, nice views and park/pool right in the middle. 

I have a friend who owns an Elderberry home and seems to really like it. Other options in that neighborhood are Legado (may be sold out), Juniper and Montara.

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2020, 10:56:08 AM »
I think I mentioned it early in this thread or maybe another, but the lots are really small compared to the size of the house, and I think the larger lots were in the first couple of phases.  This may be true for most new builds now unless you get the coveted larger lot.  Wife and I looked at Elderberry at one point too (is Mountaineer still around, we considered buying in PS) but we wanted a larger yard and 3 car garage if we could find it.

I believe it was Plan 2s downstairs and Plan 3s upstairs we liked, but it could be flipped, it's been awhile, we visited 2+ years ago. 

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2020, 10:51:55 PM »
I might sound like one of the disgruntled folks (why not, everyone has an experience to share) ....

please don't but any of the KB Home properties, especially Elderberry - the company has no empathy for their customers, they nickel-n-dime you, have a really low rating with customer satisfaction, overpriced/overrated!

They decided not to build lots that have been in contract without giving you any updates for months, make you wait indefinitely holding on to your earnest deposit, don't negotiate with you for an alternative, and when you are feeling miserable & decide to leave - your money is theirs to keep!

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2020, 02:33:52 PM »
I think I mentioned it early in this thread or maybe another, but the lots are really small compared to the size of the house, and I think the larger lots were in the first couple of phases.  This may be true for most new builds now unless you get the coveted larger lot.  Wife and I looked at Elderberry at one point too (is Mountaineer still around, we considered buying in PS) but we wanted a larger yard and 3 car garage if we could find it.

I believe it was Plan 2s downstairs and Plan 3s upstairs we liked, but it could be flipped, it's been awhile, we visited 2+ years ago.

They still a few large lots available
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2020, 09:14:47 PM »
I think I mentioned it early in this thread or maybe another, but the lots are really small compared to the size of the house, and I think the larger lots were in the first couple of phases.  This may be true for most new builds now unless you get the coveted larger lot.  Wife and I looked at Elderberry at one point too (is Mountaineer still around, we considered buying in PS) but we wanted a larger yard and 3 car garage if we could find it.

I believe it was Plan 2s downstairs and Plan 3s upstairs we liked, but it could be flipped, it's been awhile, we visited 2+ years ago.

They still a few large lots available

> than 6000/7000 sq ft? 

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2020, 10:40:05 PM »
Are they forcing buyers to pay for solar here? It's a new 2020 CA mandate - but I've found builders don't always comply.
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2020, 09:05:09 AM »
Are they forcing buyers to pay for solar here? It's a new 2020 CA mandate - but I've found builders don't always comply.

It depends on when the permits for the tract were pulled, not when the home was built.
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2020, 09:24:03 PM »
Are they forcing buyers to pay for solar here? It's a new 2020 CA mandate - but I've found builders don't always comply.

A basic solar system is included in the purchase price as an standard option. You can pay extra to extend it to a larger unit I believe.

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2020, 02:41:28 PM »
Did anyone cancel their contract with Elderberry and got their earnest deposit back? KB corporate is a terrible builder who will squabble for $25k (yes it's a tiny drop for them and a huge deal for an individual like me)!

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2020, 10:07:05 PM »
Did anyone cancel their contract with Elderberry and got their earnest deposit back? KB corporate is a terrible builder who will squabble for $25k (yes it's a tiny drop for them and a huge deal for an individual like me)!

Do you have a genuine reason to cancel or just change of mind?

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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2020, 10:24:16 PM »
I think I mentioned it early in this thread or maybe another, but the lots are really small compared to the size of the house, and I think the larger lots were in the first couple of phases.  This may be true for most new builds now unless you get the coveted larger lot.  Wife and I looked at Elderberry at one point too (is Mountaineer still around, we considered buying in PS) but we wanted a larger yard and 3 car garage if we could find it.

I believe it was Plan 2s downstairs and Plan 3s upstairs we liked, but it could be flipped, it's been awhile, we visited 2+ years ago.

They still a few large lots available

> than 6000/7000 sq ft?

One left over that size that I know of.

Did anyone cancel their contract with Elderberry and got their earnest deposit back? KB corporate is a terrible builder who will squabble for $25k (yes it's a tiny drop for them and a huge deal for an individual like me)!

Yes I know a couple clients that did and got it back. What’s the reason for you pulling out?
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Re: Elderberry should I a buy?
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2020, 04:18:05 PM »
Working out something
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