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Bailey

Fair Oaks, CA

#63 Apr 25, 2012
CBH Home Owner wrote:
Kauffman Broad, the largest home builder in the country, changed their name to KB Homes, sound familiar. Do you even have a point?
Go back to New York. I am already tired of your bitching.
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He does have a point.Are you saying you can't figure out what it is?You are an idiot and your post is most likely spam.
ERNIE TERRELL

Boise, ID

#64 Jul 18, 2012
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[/QUOTE] CBH BUILT, MY HOUSE 4 YEARS AGO I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO GAIN TO COMMENT, MY HOUSE IS THE MOST AWSOME HOME 5 BED 3 BATH 3300.SQ FT I WORK 115 HRS A WEEK AND WHEN I TURN THE CORNER ON MY STREET AND MY HOUSE IS IN MY SIGHTS I SMILE SO HARD MY BACK TEETH SHOW I LOVE MY HOME MY FAMILY AND MY CBH HOME ALL DOORS TRUE AND SQUARE ,SOUND PROOF YOU ,WOULD THINK .IF I WAS THE LOTTERY WINNER I WOULD HAVE THEM BUILD, ALL MY FAMILY A HOME I WAS IN THE HOUSE BUILDING TRADE FOR 25 YEARS CORRY, BARTON, HAS DONE THE BEST JOB MAKING HOUSES FOR FAMILYS AND WHEN YOU LIVE IN ONE IT MAKES YOU FEEL THATS IS A REAL HOME ERNIE TERRELL OWNER OF BLACK AND WHITE TAXI IN KUNA.
carl

United States

#65 Oct 22, 2012
readytobuy wrote:
I am in the market for buying a house to live in. After searching around, I have narrowed myself down to CBH homes in the SW Boise area (near the airport). I just like the general forum's opinion about the quality of their homes.
I am more concerned about the structural integrity of the house. Such things as plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems/materials that he use. Do they last only few years and need to be replaced or do they last a long time? I am not too concerned about the aestetics of the inside, such things as cabinets or granite countertops and such. I just want to know the quality of the "guts" of the CBH houses.
Are they also being bought out/bankrupt or is that just rumors from competitors who are jealous of their clout in Idaho.
Any comment is appreciated. Their properties prices are a steal, comparing to the general market at the moment.
I really hate to dis on any 1 but I used to be a sub contractor for Corey barton. You couldn't, give me a million dollars to live in 1 of his pieces of JUNK...... I know what's behind those walls, or better yet what'sNOT there..
Mark

Eagle, ID

#66 Feb 23, 2013
I have checked their foundations- as much as 3 inches out of square. Losers.
More thoughts

Boise, ID

#67 Mar 24, 2013
I have never lived in one. My friend has a CBH home though. I didn't see his house get built. But I noticed when his neighbors house was built that the OSB was in a grid pattern on the side of the house. This is a terrible way to build a house as far as structural integrity goes. When you stack OSB on top of each other like that it gives the house poor sheer. Meaning it will sway from side to side easily. OSB is to be staggered to give the house better structural integrity. This Im sure is just one of many corners that they cut......
icelandicgir13

Daly City, CA

#68 Jul 7, 2013
I have been viewing CBH homes in the boise area for retirement. Mostly patio homes. There are limited over 55 communities in Boise and I was thinking this might be a good alternative. I am just not sure. If anyone has comments about the quality of these homes please share. thx
fed up

Meridian, ID

#69 Jul 9, 2013
I just learned that I'm the 4th owner of a Corey Barton house. I pay HOA fees and get nothing in return but harrassment- no parks, walking paths, and the covenants aren;t enforced. However, the property manager who heads the HOA frequently sends letters to my neighbor and me about our yards, which happen to be the best cared for on the block. There is no limit to rentals in the area, so while I pay a mortgage, the people around me don't, and have no interest in maintaining the properties. Absent landlords? In abundance. Unfenced canals? Oh, yeah. When I moved in, I asked for copies of hte covenants, which stated that cars would not be parked on the street, and that vehicles left on the street for longer than 72 hours would be towed as abandoned vehicles. There is a covnenant that front yards must be landscaped immediately, and back yards seeded within 18 months. One of my neighbors' yards is still a mud hole, so he lets his dog out to crap in my yard. Another neighbor is a rental, and has weeds as high as the fence. Wherfe's the covenant enforcement?

As far as the quality of the home, the floor plan has a lot of unuseable space, the kitchen is impossible to seriously cook in, and I've spent the past 4 years repairing the house. This week, the heat pump broke. I have a leak under my bathroom sink, the threshold on the only real door has dry rot, and the windows leak air. The first winter I lived here, I touched the window frame, and the window almost fell out- It seems that it wasn't attached to the frame. As soon as I can, I intend to sell this money pit and build.
Lynn

Nampa, ID

#70 Feb 4, 2014
The only thing harder than buying a CBH is selling one. They framed our French doors crooked and carpeted over a huge hole in the floor. We caught that one before closing so they had to fix it. Also, some insulation or puddly of some sort was flushed down our toilet during the construction of the house. The toilet never worked correctly. Finally, after 6 years of a semi-working toilet my husband replaced the toilet and found the " mystery crap" in the trap of the toilet. It is a cute house, just not quality.
chuck

Meridian, ID

#71 Jul 28, 2014
cbh home owner wrote:
my driveway is cracked after two years...but my friends closet doors wont close in his hubble home....lol!...plus the cbh homes have trees in the subdivison unlike the hubbles
yea, my CBH driveway cracked after a year. After 3 years decided to replace, wanted to expand anyway. Found out why the driveway cracked, not enough cuts in the cement, plus nothing but dirt and sand for a base. Pulled up the cement and found nothing but mud, cost an extra thousand to fix their poor workmanship. If you have a crack before the one year warranty is up, make them replace. Otherwise, rest of house is great, Had a contractor friend review the work daily. He saw no problems.
CBH STINKS

Salt Lake City, UT

#72 Sep 1, 2015
I currently rent a cbh home and I'm appalled at the quality and minimal use of building code to cut corners. Trust me, when you think well, they have to pass code right??? Wrong!!! This house is falling apart and has lost 25k in value over a 12 year period. Not even the owner will fix things because when it's a POS home like this, they know in order to hang a bedroom door correctly the entire home would have to be tore down. No insulation!!! Neighbors smoke in their back yard and second hand smoke comes through walls in living room and master bedroom as if the windows were open!!! The entire home is completely out of level. The only nice thing in this place is my furniture and after the neighbors are done smoking it out it will be in the same crappy condition the house is in. I'm telling you, look online for builders that are hiring. They WON'T HIRE YOU IF YOU'VE WORKED FOR CBH! Do your research and find a better builder!!!
RoyRogers6666

Salt Lake City, UT

#73 May 17, 2016
i am new owner of 13 yr old CBH and I love it !! Yes, there are problems, but good design with inexpensive materials means I have the joy of nice architecture and the aesthetics really do add joy to my life. I'm a visual person. If you don't know much about home repair, you may have trouble. Little things like mold on fascia where metal drip edging doesn't work, wrong screws used on cedar fencing have rotted and that's a lot of screws to replace. Backyard slope causes some dampness under house, so I'll need to make a french drain before mold developes. The design is extraordinary, so I'm not bothered by things gone wrong.
Sandy Wyatt

Meridian, ID

#74 Jun 16, 2016
They put the houses up so fast that I personally don't know how the regulate themselves. On the house my son bought, the upstairs floor wasn't nailed to the floor joists. The sliding glass door on the back side of the house sags so badly that the screen door does not work. It falls off the rails. Considwer twice if buying from CBH.
just a guy

United States

#75 Feb 24, 2017
Burned by Corey Barton wrote:
I've been burned by Corey Barton / CBH Homes, too. I bought a new home from him in 2006 and am now trying to sell it in 2008. However, about 6-9 months ago he sold a ton of homes in our area for a fraction of the price we paid. Subsequently, these homes are the "comps" I am dealing with. Corey Barton not only made a good chunk of coin off my purchase, but he then robbed me of my house value by destroying current market prices.
Plus, Corey Barton / CBH Homes are junk. They are built so thin you can hear everything in the house from anywhere. I will NEVER buy another one of his crappy houses.
You have know idea what goes into every home I have built 400 houses and they are all built by the same people in this valley. If you would of chosen to but sound insulation in the walls you would not have this problem of hearing everything. I don't care if you are in a 1 million dollar house or a hundred thousand dollar house if you don't put that in you will hear everything. and the more hardwood floors you have the sound will travel even more. carpet will dampen the sound. I have walked through houses that CBH homes have built at every phase. They build a pretty good house remember this is a starter home you can make it better my doing upgrades
just a guy

United States

#76 Feb 24, 2017
Sandy Wyatt wrote:
They put the houses up so fast that I personally don't know how the regulate themselves. On the house my son bought, the upstairs floor wasn't nailed to the floor joists. The sliding glass door on the back side of the house sags so badly that the screen door does not work. It falls off the rails. Considwer twice if buying from CBH.
They do put up the houses fast that is because they have subs at their finger tips that do them everyday. so when you do a house over and over again you get fast at it. and on the floor they may of missed a nail but the framing inspector for the city should of caught that. but that is something that can happen I have had that happen on houses I have built. the sage in the sliding glass do sounds like a problem. that could be from the house settling. witch that could be from pour compaction under the footing.
Doylesav11

Salt Lake City, UT

#77 Mar 21, 2017
Joe Highley wrote:
<quoted text>It's a free country. I like CBH! Just last week we did a HUGE water damage job, on one of his houses, due to shoddy plumbing. Thanks for the work, Corey! Please keep building shitty houses so that I can keep working! Oh, wait a minute! Corey doesn't like to pay us for his mistakes. We're still waiting for payment on several of his projects. Never mind, Corey!
Joe Highley, I really hope you took that great advice and moved back to New York! Boise doesn't need you or want you. Being born and raised in boise,I'd. I'm familiar with CBH homes. Over 14,000 homes he has built to help 14,000 family's is incredible. Your comment makes Zero sense because A lot of my friends feed there family's because of CBH paying them every month. So, like CBH said.....leave boise,I'd!!! I hope you did, if you haven't, please DO!
Perelli

Eagle, ID

#78 May 22, 2017
Well we bought a model home 1 year ago and we loved this home. There are problems we are having and warranty does not cover what should be covered. The facia is pulling apart and was not cocked right or sanded and looks like it wasn't painted. In 6 different areas. The concrete has deep crevits in driveway and back patio. We had concrete poured right next to it in aug and there is no problem with that. They said we had a hard winter but the concrete next to it was not affected. Also have cracks in driveway and back patio. Cracks in walls and nails are pulling out of walls. Inside the house. Granite on our counter was not liquid nailed down. The shelves in master closet was cut too short and pulled away from walls. We bought a model home and I personally think they should honor these things. The only thing I pressed to be fixed was concrete (as inspector said it will continue to dissolve)and facias. Concrete was poured in cold weather so beware. I had called to open report before I went to California for 2 weeks which was close to warranty ending but was told to wait until I got back and they will honor it and then I contacted them and guess what nothing is covered!!!! What I would like to know what is covered? I got the warranty information after the CBH inspector came out and the way they treated me was aweful. Never a call to tell me anything. I was told the inspector told me and he did not. Also there was a problem with the plumbing and he told me he would write up something so I could contact the company who did our home inspection. That we paid $275 for. That never happened either and the warranty lady Jammie was quite rude. I have no understanding why. If this is the way they treat people who buys their homes this will be the last home I buy with CBH.
S Spence

Eagle, ID

#79 Jun 12, 2017
So excited on the purchase of our new CBH UNTIL so many things went wrong. From the sod to sprinklers to no hot water in a shower to the air conditioner having never been hooked up and now two months in and the dishwasher still does not work., From excitement to despair to anger. Never againwould we buy a CBH with its poor workmanship and complete lack of interest in correcting problems!

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