Adams Homes-Northwest Florida

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  • 7552 Navarre Pkwy

    Navarre, FL 32566

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Adams Homes offered us a choice of vacant lots that they owned. After voluntarily switching, we were approved to move to smaller but better located lot. We were then told to move back to the original lot because they just realized that the lot that they offered and we signed a contract on was too expensive. The GM admitted to the mistake and quickly helped us find a lot that similarly met our needs.
Once construction was underway there was a delay due to the stair case having to be torn down because it wasnt to code. Another delay was caused because after the drywall was up, we found that a wall of a bedroom was misplaced by 23 (making the room the size of a large closet). I immediately brought this to the sales agents attention. They corrected the mistakes. The estimated closing date had moved from mid-November TO mid-December TO before Christmas TO mid-January 2014.
As we neared the January closing date, we were informed that the appraisal came in almost $18,000 less than the contracted sales price. They immediately advised us switch to a different lender and attempt to obtain a different type of loan. Later we discovered that this was most likely done because the appraisal done for the original loan type would be attached to the property for 6 months. When opted not to apply for the other loan type (because of the large increase in the amount we would need for a down payment), Adams Homes attempted to have the appraisal expunged or deemed deficient. I was told, from talking directly with the government entity that handles these loan types, that there were no grounds for the dismissal of the appraisal and that the attempts to do so were futile. After 12 days of limited response, we were finally told that there were three options:
1)Adams Homes could adjust the sales price to meet the appraisal value (they were unwilling to do so).
2)We could split the difference and bring an additional $9,000 to closing (we were unable to do that).
3)We could sign a release and be release from the sales agreement.
When Adams Homes saw that we were not able or willing to have negative equity in the home from the onset, they offered to lower the sales price $10,000, still leaving more than $7,000 that we did not have and were unable to come up with at that time.
We were eventually sent the release documentation which we promptly signed and returned, ending the 9 month ordeal. We were told that we would have our deposit returned within 21 days.
We were very dissatisfied with the seemingly preventable delays and the manner in which resolutions to the problems were achieved. We believe there should have been more due diligence on the front end of this process that could have forecasted the fact that this structure at this location would most likely not appraise for the asking price. That could/would have prevented an entire family or 6 from becoming emotionally invested in this process only for it to be terminated over what is arguably a minute decrease in profit for a large company.

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Adams Homes offered us a choice of vacant lots that they owned. After voluntarily switching, we were approved to move to smaller but better located lot. We were then told to move back to the original lot because they just realized that the lot that they offered and we signed a contract on was too expensive. The GM admitted to the mistake and quickly helped us find a lot that similarly met our needs.
Once construction was underway there was a delay due to the stair case having to be torn down because it wasnt to code. Another delay was caused because after the drywall was up, we found that a wall of a bedroom was misplaced by 23 (making the room the size of a large closet). I immediately brought this to the sales agents attention. They corrected the mistakes. The estimated closing date had moved from mid-November TO mid-December TO before Christmas TO mid-January 2014.
As we neared the January closing date, we were informed that the appraisal came in almost $18,000 less than the contracted sales price. They immediately advised us switch to a different lender and attempt to obtain a different type of loan. Later we discovered that this was most likely done because the appraisal done for the original loan type would be attached to the property for 6 months. When opted not to apply for the other loan type (because of the large increase in the amount we would need for a down payment), Adams Homes attempted to have the appraisal expunged or deemed deficient. I was told, from talking directly with the government entity that handles these loan types, that there were no grounds for the dismissal of the appraisal and that the attempts to do so were futile. After 12 days of limited response, we were finally told that there were three options:
1)Adams Homes could adjust the sales price to meet the appraisal value (they were unwilling to do so).
2)We could split the difference and bring an additional $9,000 to closing (we were unable to do that).
3)We could sign a release and be release from the sales agreement.
When Adams Homes saw that we were not able or willing to have negative equity in the home from the onset, they offered to lower the sales price $10,000, still leaving more than $7,000 that we did not have and were unable to come up with at that time.
We were eventually sent the release documentation which we promptly signed and returned, ending the 9 month ordeal. We were told that we would have our deposit returned within 21 days.
We were very dissatisfied with the seemingly preventable delays and the manner in which resolutions to the problems were achieved. We believe there should have been more due diligence on the front end of this process that could have forecasted the fact that this structure at this location would most likely not appraise for the asking price. That could/would have prevented an entire family or 6 from becoming emotionally invested in this process only for it to be terminated over what is arguably a minute decrease in profit for a large company.

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We purchased an Adams home 10 years ago. They did a sloppy job on the outside. For example, the mortar around the brick, not finishing the entry way to the front door or back door. We had to fix that. With in 5 years we had to replace all appliances, vinyl, carpet, faucets and fans. We were young buyers and didn't really understand how cheap Adams is until we went to Lowes and started buying things to replace the cheap things they used. When we replaced the liht fixtures we noticed they didn't even use gang boxes. They just punched messy holes in the sheet rock then drilled screws direstly in the sheet rock until the fixture was secure. We had to do so much repair to the messy work they did on our walls and ceiling. The sheet rock work was horrible. Take my advice, spend a little extra money and get a better builder. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!

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We purchased an Adams home 10 years ago. They did a sloppy job on the outside. For example, the mortar around the brick, not finishing the entry way to the front door or back door. We had to fix that. With in 5 years we had to replace all appliances, vinyl, carpet, faucets and fans. We were young buyers and didn't really understand how cheap Adams is until we went to Lowes and started buying things to replace the cheap things they used. When we replaced the liht fixtures we noticed they didn't even use gang boxes. They just punched messy holes in the sheet rock then drilled screws direstly in the sheet rock until the fixture was secure. We had to do so much repair to the messy work they did on our walls and ceiling. The sheet rock work was horrible. Take my advice, spend a little extra money and get a better builder. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!

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We purchased an Adams Home and it has been the biggest nightmare of our lives. We have a serious problem with the drainage on our property which is causing major damage to our driveway and landscape. We have been reporting the problem for 6 months now and Adams refuses to do anything about it or take any responsibility for the problem despite this being a new construction home that is under warranty. Do yourself a favor, if you are thinking about purchasing an Adams Home...keep looking!

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We purchased an Adams Home and it has been the biggest nightmare of our lives. We have a serious problem with the drainage on our property which is causing major damage to our driveway and landscape. We have been reporting the problem for 6 months now and Adams refuses to do anything about it or take any responsibility for the problem despite this being a new construction home that is under warranty. Do yourself a favor, if you are thinking about purchasing an Adams Home...keep looking!

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I bought my Adams home in 2002 when it was five years old. It's a model 2557B that I bought from the original owners who kept it in its original condition. In 2004, my house was pummeled by hurricane Ivan. I had to replace the roofing, repaint every room, repair the ceilings, and replace floor coverings. I did all the repairs myself, so I had plenty of "up close and personal" time with my house. While replacing the roofing with Gerard metal shingles I gained an appreciation for just how well my house is framed and decked. When I was done with the roof, it was within 1/2" of being totally square as measured along roof's ridgeline. That's amazing and a reflection of the framers' talents.
When I removed all the carpet to install travertine tile, I crossed my fingers that the slab wouldn't have any major cracks. It was perfect! If I had the addresses of the crew who poured that slab, I'd send them Christmas cards every year. Thanks to the perfect slab and absolutely square walls, I was able to lay over 1000 square feet of travertine and maintain square to within 1/64".
When it came to painting the ceiling and walls, it was the same story. The texture on the walls had a consistent pattern/density throughout my house, so that when I was done, it looked fantastic. The walls were originally white, which hides defects. After I painted them darker colors (taup, wheat, beige) they still looked perfect.
This house originally sold for ~$150,000 in 1998. I can't imagine finding a better built home for that kind of money ten years ago. In spite of the housing bubble popping, it's still worth twice that.
By the way, this is an all-brick home and the masonry if fantastic.
As my wife says all the time, "this house has great bones!"

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★★★★★

I bought my Adams home in 2002 when it was five years old. It's a model 2557B that I bought from the original owners who kept it in its original condition. In 2004, my house was pummeled by hurricane Ivan. I had to replace the roofing, repaint every room, repair the ceilings, and replace floor coverings. I did all the repairs myself, so I had plenty of "up close and personal" time with my house. While replacing the roofing with Gerard metal shingles I gained an appreciation for just how well my house is framed and decked. When I was done with the roof, it was within 1/2" of being totally square as measured along roof's ridgeline. That's amazing and a reflection of the framers' talents.
When I removed all the carpet to install travertine tile, I crossed my fingers that the slab wouldn't have any major cracks. It was perfect! If I had the addresses of the crew who poured that slab, I'd send them Christmas cards every year. Thanks to the perfect slab and absolutely square walls, I was able to lay over 1000 square feet of travertine and maintain square to within 1/64".
When it came to painting the ceiling and walls, it was the same story. The texture on the walls had a consistent pattern/density throughout my house, so that when I was done, it looked fantastic. The walls were originally white, which hides defects. After I painted them darker colors (taup, wheat, beige) they still looked perfect.
This house originally sold for ~$150,000 in 1998. I can't imagine finding a better built home for that kind of money ten years ago. In spite of the housing bubble popping, it's still worth twice that.
By the way, this is an all-brick home and the masonry if fantastic.
As my wife says all the time, "this house has great bones!"

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Adams Homes builds very nice houses that are somewhat affordable. BUT...they have a lot of model homes--which we have visited. A few times, no one was there even though it was during the hours they are open, a few times the people were reaaallly late, and several times we have been told we could look at the model home, but no more were being built. Makes you wonder why they have the model home open at all. They also have a ton of signs up showing the way to model homes when no model exists.

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Adams Homes builds very nice houses that are somewhat affordable. BUT...they have a lot of model homes--which we have visited. A few times, no one was there even though it was during the hours they are open, a few times the people were reaaallly late, and several times we have been told we could look at the model home, but no more were being built. Makes you wonder why they have the model home open at all. They also have a ton of signs up showing the way to model homes when no model exists.

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