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Builder Did Not Attend Issues After Closing in 'Good Faith'!!!

My Home Builder Did Not Attend Issues After Closing of my newly built house in 'Good Faith'!!! How to handle this? Any open or creative thoughts would be helpful along with any legal /anticipated responses from the builder!
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What type of warranty did the builder offer?  I've seen builders ask for the buyer to wait until near the end of the first year in the house before they come out to deal with various non-serious cosmetic issues.  Homes settle over time often leading to drywall cracking for example.  Builders don't want to make 17 trips when if they wait one trip can address all the issues. 
If the issues are more serious, you may have to take more serious steps.  Can you tell us more about your concerns?

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March 18
If there were issues that needed to be addressed you should have had them put in writing or refused to close until they were corrected to your satisfaction.  Not knowing more details it is hard to advise further.
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Builder will hide behind the contract so get legal advice right now about what you can do after the close. The legal bar is often high if you signed off on a verbal promise unless you can prove that they breached on a level that is a code violation. 

The lesson is NEVER sign off on a promise that is not in writing then added to the original contract. It is a mistake. Now it's time to get your legal options. The builder is likely to do nothing until legally compelled unless they really feel their reputation will be damaged if they welch.
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March 18
Tell me you had a realtor and they helped negotiate these issues prior to closing?
Tell me you had a 3rd party inspector you paid and chose to do an inspection before you closed?

Your power is in not closing until the issues are addressed.   Once you accept the house and close I would not expect much from the builder afterwards.    It may depend on the builder and if it is covered under warranty.   

At this point your power is probably sitting in the sales office if you bought from a production builder or putting a sign in your yard asking to speak to prospective purchasers.   Unfortunately you are not alone.  Getting work done after the sale and including warranty work is sometimes very difficult and frustrating.
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Depends what they are. Is he going to get around to it? Builders like to come do all things at one time rather than coming over again and again as things are found. Was there a written agreement, shame on you if there was not.

Might be lawyer time.

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