Is big better? Is small better? Or... is the best better?

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Home Builder with Complete Design

We were out shopping a bigger builder in the area. We looked at their most current house going up. I whipped out my trusty tape measure. (all guys like me carry one) I measured the exterior wall width. It was 4 inches...yes 4 ! The current standard (law) in the State of California is 6 inches exterior. How you ask? How can this be? Sub standard...well... we all know there are "rules" and exceptions for the BIG guys.

    So next time you look at a big builder versus a smaller one like ourselves. Keep in mind a couple inches do matter!

Thanks for reading

mike rock

916 676 6534Granite Bay and Loomis Development

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Comments (6)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am surprised a licensed contractor could get away with this Mike Rock . I've heard of corrupt officials but I didn't think it really happened. A lot of crap happened here when out of state contractors came in after our flood and during the oil boom but it was because there was no way the city and state inspectors could keep up with them.

Oct 06, 2015 10:17 AM
Mike Rock

they apply for a permit long before but dont pay the fees lol.. knowing a change is coming up

Oct 06, 2015 10:25 AM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I always prefer smaller builder because they pay attention what they are doing

Oct 06, 2015 10:46 AM
Mike Rock

when my friends come in to visit i say ( i will screw this up)


 Добро пожаловать!  actually i say it different. more like prevet cock dela.. which i think is like welcome in

Oct 06, 2015 01:57 PM
Andrzej Niemyjski

or maybe just give them piece of paper with Welcome written in Russian

Oct 06, 2015 02:00 PM
Mike Rock

thanks A

Oct 06, 2015 01:53 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Mike Rock There really are many things a big builder can get get away with  --- and I definitely prefer smaller builders.

Oct 06, 2015 12:15 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Mike Rock  i purchased from a builder 350 home development .What a joke . The faucets to the garden tubs was not long enough to reach the tub . When I opened the vents they were filled with soda cans and coffee cups . Needless to say I refused to make settlement that day  .so many other problems ..punch list my A___  I walked myself over to the township building and asked how they received a U&O when I would never have been given one for a re sale ..oh and the street light was laying across the lawn ...The builder was closed down for a week until he got his act together .  Everyone received a gift certificate to a restaurant who purchased a home there except me .. I didn't care the work on my house was done before I made settlement

Oct 06, 2015 02:58 PM
Mike Rock

the big guys seem to not care so much. its sad. i cant build 20 a year and keep the quality in. we do every home as if we were going to live there. thanks for the comments Hannah Williams 

Oct 06, 2015 03:41 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That kind of stuff drives me crazy.  I know of a large builder that is known for cutting corners, using cheap materials, etc., yet they keep building and people keep buying.  I think buyers are definitely happier with a more quality build in the long run!

Oct 07, 2015 12:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mike --- Measure twice, cut once.  Size matters. So do details   He sighs.  

Oct 08, 2015 02:01 AM
Mike Rock

well put. as i have come to expect from you and respect you for :)

Oct 08, 2015 03:48 AM