Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be glad to assist you, but need a bit more information, if you do not mind,
1. If you did not sign any contract, how did you know what the house would cost ?
2. How much did the builder say that the house would cost ?
3. With the $30,000 that you just paid him, how much did you pay in total so far ?
00e showed me a bid sheet for about three hundred thousand dollars that's where we needed to be but then he took the sheet back. the dirt work and the kitchen were about 30000.00 over the bid so i paid for the complete kitchen and carpet right away which came to about 30000.00so that would be paid right away instead of due at the end so we would be back where we started.he told me all summer long some of the subs bids where cheaper than expected so we where on budjet
Thank you for your reply, Marlon, but you did not say how much you have paid the builder to date (counting the $30,000 that you paid up front) ?
Have you paid him $300,000 ?
360000.00 he gave me a new contract for 400000.00 signed and dated by him.he admitted to me he got carried away with my money and that some subs charged way to much.he never showed me one sub bid so i could agree or disagree
ive paid him 360000.00 and 30000.00 for the dirt work and nicer kitchen cabinets . he laughed and told me it is what it is so pay it
Thank you for your reply, Marlon,
If the builder gave you an estimate of $300,000 and you paid him $360,000 already I do not believe that you should have to pay him any more money for the following reasons,
1. You told the builder what amount you had in your budget for building the house
2. He gave you an estimate of $300,000
3. He was initially telling you that his subcontractors were coming in with bids lower than he expected; this should have brought the cost of the house to less than $300,000
4. You have already paid him $360,000 which is 20% more than his estimate of $300,000
5. He admitted that he "got carried away" with your money. A builder's job is to stay with the owner's budget, not to get carried away, especially with someone else's money and then expect them to pay him because he chose to get "carried away"
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Number 4, above should be the following,
4. You have already paid him $390,000 which is 30% more than his estimate of $300,000
He cannot tell you, "It is what it is, so pay". You should tell him to go pound sand and go get carried away with his own money, not somebody else's who has already told him what their budget is and who has already paid $90,000 over his estimate and where the final cost, by the way should have come in lower than $300,000 since his subcontractors were coming in with bids of less than he expected and less than what he used to come up with an estimate of $300,000,
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