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K. Hovnanian® Homes

star-rating (1553 reviews in all areas)

What Homeowners Have to Say About K. Hovnanian® Homes

K. Hovnanian® Homes has reputation for building quality new construction homes. Their satisfied homeowners give them an average rating of 4.4 stars for their beautiful floor plans and affordable upgrades, their skilled craftsmanship, and commitment to customer service on each house they build. You can read all of K. Hovnanian® Homes’s 1553 homeowner reviews to learn why they are the right team to build your new home.

4.4 out of 5 stars
in all areas

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1553 Reviews - 126 Communities

5 ★(1061)

4 ★(236)

3 ★(125)

2 ★(60)

1 ★(71)

Quality 4.3

Trustworthiness 4.5

Value 4.5

Responsiveness 4.4

star-rating Remodel instead

Quality star-rating 2

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 4

  • Judith C.
  • Lewes, DE
  • September 08, 2020

We bought this home together... Judith C. and Douglas M. We would rate the overall experience as average AT BEST. Sales process was good. Picking finishes process was above average. Many communication issues occurred prior to ground breaking, which was very late, which ended up costing us much money and frustration. Once construction began, things went pretty smoothly, though we found the workmanship in many areas disappointing - grouting / caulking poorly done or not done at all, electrical and heating and air conditioning workmanship haphazard in some places, painting of trim and doors was very disappointing and inadequate as was some detail carpentry. As the house went up, and the opportunity to change electrical outlet placement and light fittings SHOULD have still been open, it wasn't. Several options we could have selected were not verbalized to us, so we are paying to have it done after the fact or just doing without (gas piping into laundry room, vaulted ceilings, window in guest bath...) Landscaping was a nightmare and still is unsatisfactory. The construction manager tried in some cases to be helpful, but said his hands were tied. In other cases he was non-committal to fixing obvious mistakes, that, in our opinion, should have been fixed before we even saw them. for example the railing on the stairs to the back porch was placed in the middle of our dining room window. on other occasions he was very willing to get things fixed, especially after we had a home inspection by a 3rd party. We are still dealing with a dripping A/C register in the loft, that should never have been a problem... On the exterior, there are several areas where the concrete work was done using 2 different shades and looks lousy. Based on this experience, we would not hire this builder again as they do not really walk their talk... sadly. Given a 2nd chance, we would remodel an existing home, before having a mass builder like this one do one up from scratch. ... More

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - No follow up once you have closed

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 1

  • Anonymous
  • Morristown, NJ
  • August 18, 2020

No follow up once you have closed

star-rating Frustrations galore

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Kisha N.
  • Glendale, AZ
  • August 14, 2020

We wanted to love this process but there were challenges at every step of the way. The salespeople were not as knowledgeable as they should have been and did not communicate as well as they should have given that we have never built a house before. When we brought up concerns along the way we were told things would be taken care of "later" and that "later" meant after we were moved in. Overall, we are happy with the house (the frame and foundation are good) and we got everything we wanted at a reasonable price but not without loads of stress. ... More

star-rating Ajeesh and Annu

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Ajeesh J.
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • June 02, 2020

Overall experience was pleasant. We had some serious troubles deciding options/upgrades with sales agent Howard F. Many options were not explained to us and some we requested were not added to the contract. At some places door trims do not appear to be of good quality. Above all, after a month of closing, mailbox is still being setup and we haven’t handed over the keys yet. This has created a whole bunch of issues with mail handling and shipments. However, Cody and Meredith are trying to stay on top this issue and address it as best as they can. ... More

star-rating Happy

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 2

  • Suzanne C.
  • Plumas Lake, CA
  • March 24, 2020

We love our new home! The GE packages are nice to look at, but definitely cheap products. The dishwasher sounds like it’s trying to find it’s way out of the house! It’s super noisy! Stove is ok but the bottom drawer feels like it’s made of tin, super flimsy. Microwave sounds like it needs to be oiled. But they look good, lol. Had to fix a sprinkler pipe and they used pipe not much thicker than a straw. I didn’t know they even made pipe thinner than schedule 40! They build these houses so fast that there is no attention to detail. We replaced the vinyl, stick on, wood looking, flooring with ceramic wood tiles and found BIG pieces of cut, leftover sewer pipe. It was down in the pipe with a pile of toilet paper on top of it. This was when we removed the toilet for the floors to be tiled. Glad we found that before it clogged and backed up! No weed barrier under the bark in the front yards so weeds coming up non stop. Gutters are waves an full of leftover roofing materials and debris. Outlets in the garage aren’t powered enough for our refrigerator. Keeps popping breaker. Although we feel the price was fair, they could definitely do a few things better and have a beautiful product if they wanted to! Company and employees are great to work with but they are defunded a lot of pressure to get things done fast. They’re super busy trying to fix and repair things so they haven’t been able to coordinate a time to fix things for us yet but I trust they’re trying. They say they are, anyway. They have nice employees. We have a lot of little things that need to be attended to. I would recommend this company, just be prepared to replace a few things and be patient. We have great neighbors so far and that’s probably the best thing about moving in! ... More

star-rating Home Details

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Jose Q.
  • Bel Air, MD
  • February 17, 2020

Quality assurance for the home during the construction process is overlooked, all the emphasis is on delivering the home as soon as possible.

star-rating Not what I thought

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 2

  • Anonymous
  • Plumas Lake, CA
  • January 07, 2020

Where to begin. First, the POC changed during construction without notice. We only found out because we hadn’t heard from anyone for so long we emailed and days later got a response. The few times I had to call to inquire about updates for signing or scheduling, they hired part time who didn’t know and refused to get the info. We closed sooner than expected, however, many issues unseen at the time came to the forefront and when we submitted a “ticket” for service nothing happened. The biggest disappointment was the amount of ants that invaded our home. Scores and scores of them. I had to reseal areas that should have been taken care of during construction such as the kitchen and pantry. I was unable to establish entry to portal designed to support homeowners and no one knew how to resolve the issue. It took a week before i given a possible POC email to resolve the issue, but why would I want to hassle with that again? The foreman was the main saving grace. His kindness and professionalism is the only reason I haven’t been further disappointed. ... More

K. Hovnanian® Homes responded:
Good morning! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience. Sorry that you have some outstanding issues with your new home. We hope that they will be resolved quickly, but if you continue to have problems please feel free to contact us at customercare@khov.com and we can pass along to the appropriate local team reps. Thanks! khovnanianhomes ... More

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - Needs to finish with quality .

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Sanjay P.
  • Bel Air, MD
  • November 23, 2019

Needs to finish with quality .. hurried work on the house affected and added sour taste to my experience

star-rating Little to no attention to detail

Quality star-rating 2

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Kenneth T.
  • Alvin, TX
  • November 12, 2019

A lot of issues with the construction, quality and operation of materials. The company seems very scatter brained and unorganized. The house seems like it was rushed without caring for the homeowner, hardly been in the house for six weeks and have had a plethora of issues. Had to submit two warranty claims before I was contacted. Failure to pay attention to details, simple things like leaving the gas line off, not installing strike plates on door frames. Sconces are missed bolt covers, looks tacky. Garage door off tracks, no light cover in bathroom for over a month. Still hasn’t touched up Sheetrock in laundry room after repairing the wall. A lot of contractors that are hired take 2-3 days to finish a job that takes a few hours. Often leave jobs unfinished, at least 10+ problems within the first month. No insulation on water hose spouts, which was on the list at walk through. Doors were installed incorrectly in media room and then a bad sheet rock job was done after repair. Areas of paint left not touched up. Probably would suggest people look at reviews for other companies before considering KHov ... More

K. Hovnanian® Homes responded:
Good morning Ken - thank you for providing feedback on your recent homebuilding experience. We are very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the quality of materials used in your new home and have had to place multiple warranty calls. If you continue to have issues please feel free to contact us at customercare@khov.com and we can pass along to the appropriate representatives in your area. Thanks! khovnanianhomes ... More

star-rating Somethings are great, while others are awful!

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 2

  • Dawn W.
  • Pasadena, MD
  • October 29, 2019

The drywall finishing and tile installation is very disappointing and after one month, neither have been resolved.

K. Hovnanian® Homes responded:
Hi Dawn - thank you for providing feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are having issues getting your repairs completed. If you would like to email us at customercare@khov.com with your contact information we can pass along to the appropriate local representatives. Thanks! khovnanianhomes ... More

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - Jobs are done half way and not complete

Quality star-rating 2

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 4

  • Janette V.
  • Fresno, CA
  • April 07, 2021

Jobs are done half way and not complete

star-rating Earning equity as home is being built.

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Jose C.
  • Lodi, CA
  • April 07, 2021

Buying a Khovanian home was a fun experience. Sales team was very helpful. When walk through a were scheduled they were during working hours, I do think a different time frame would be better. The home is beautiful in itself given that it’s new but as we live in it longer we do see defects that we have brought to the superintendent attention. I do understand that there is a delay and shortages due to Covid, but if things are done right the first time there is no need to go back and fix anything. Overall my experience was ok, there was a confusion on delivering my keys. Construction manager was holding on to them when we were standing outside our home. I didn’t expect it to be magical but I also didn’t expect to have to wait an hour for the construction manager to decide when he wanted to give me my keys. ... More

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - We love our new home; however communication could have been better

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Michelle A.
  • North Ridgeville, OH
  • March 26, 2021

We love our new home; however communication could have been better and felt our concerns were brushed off. Paint on walls and wood trim SHOULD have been done better.

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - Would like to meet with your area supervisor regarding warranty

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 4

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 1

  • Raymond T.
  • Lewes, DE
  • March 02, 2021

Would like to meet with your area supervisor regarding warranty issues. No contact as with your agent.

star-rating Not the best experience that's for sure...

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 1

  • Michael T.
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • March 02, 2021

So, they have nice homes. They are better it seems than most national builders. The mortgage process through the builder was a headache of needing just one more thing and a lack of communication. When notified of issues with the home the actual builder supervisor was fairly quick to respond to small requests. Larger ones have yet to be addressed. The building crews leaves trash everywhere in the neighborhood and seems indifferent about cleaning up after themselves. I had higher hopes as they portrayed themselves differently. We love our home. Its ours. But we make it what it is. ... More

star-rating construction manager Charlie

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 2

Responsiveness star-rating 4

  • Jesse G.
  • Pasadena, TX
  • February 17, 2021

anytime we had questions Charlie was always there to answer them.

star-rating Terrible closing experience - someone please call me

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 1

  • Jack S.
  • Roanoke, TX
  • January 12, 2021

Someone please call to discuss

K. Hovnanian® Homes responded:
Good morning, your comments have been passed along to the division for review. khovnanianhomes ... More

star-rating Bad because I asked about to Put frame inside the house to the vents chef of construcción e refuse I have a brother in law working

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Luis S.
  • Fresno, CA
  • December 10, 2020

I had a bad experience, when we started the meetings for the home with the chief of construction and the home seller. During the meeting i asked them to reinforce the vents of the house and neglected to do it when they asked me what changes i would want. When they would ask me for more documentation it was for the same documents that i just submitted with the home seller. There was miss communication with the seller and mortgage loan officer. ... More

star-rating Not a Custom Builder by any stretch

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Frances L.
  • Lorain, OH
  • December 02, 2020

We were surprised by how inflexible they were. Also, the house was cleaned nicely but they left a bunch of scrap and junk in the easement ditch on our lot behind the home. We will have to live with this unsightly situation until spring and then will have to clean it up ourselves or pay someone to clean it up. We were told they will level the yard somewhat and put down straw which did not happen ... More

star-rating Challenges with new community

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Sreedhara V.
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • June 30, 2020

No mail box set up. Roads not added in Google maps. USPS was not recognizing the Address. I have to submit several requests to Google. Had to make couple of trips to USPS. These things should have taken care by sales rep.

star-rating Not a happy camper but I have something to build upon.

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 1

  • Lafayette B.
  • Mont Belvieu, TX
  • May 26, 2020

My experience with KHOV Mont Belvieu has been for the most part an positive experience. The sales person was amazing, by far the best part of this, the sales person really went above and beyond to make me feel appreciated. The finance team is very efficient, although I did have an issue with my Wind/Storm certificate making it over to my insurance company before closing. But the builder and the condition of my home was unacceptable. The floors of my home arrived late, like days before closing. Therefore I was having my home inspection while there was a ton of work still being done in my home. And when closing came my home had paint all on the wood floors, windows and window frame and shower rods fallen off in the bathroom, dead grass, marked up cabinets, etc. The closing should have been pushed back and the home needed at least an extra week of thorough work. And as of this date I'm still waiting for puchlist items to be finished two months after closing. ... More

star-rating K. Hovnanian® Homes - Sloppy.

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 2

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 4

  • Scott V.
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • April 09, 2020

Sloppy. Light switches not level.

star-rating Pending Issues

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 3

Responsiveness star-rating 3

  • Quinice P.
  • Richmond, TX
  • March 06, 2020

It’s hard to give a review when there are still pending issues that we’re going back on forth on, hence the reason why I held off on doing this survey.. so this is the best I can give at this time

star-rating I received my home with diferent size kitchen cabinets

Quality star-rating 3

Trustworthiness star-rating 3

Value star-rating 4

Responsiveness star-rating 2

  • Angelica H.
  • Humble, TX
  • March 03, 2020

bad response from managers, very unprofessional, I had a bad experience talking and complain for issues or mistakes that sales person made, giving a different floor plan to constructor, then I was trying to get what I choose and pay, but no luck with the manager that was very unprofessional to solve issues. also company use very cheap material, Im still having issues with door nobs falling off. ... More

K. Hovnanian® Homes responded:
Hi Angelica - sorry to read that you did not have a good experience while building your new home. We are going to send your comments over to the appropriate local representatives for their review. khovnanianhomes ... More

star-rating Eh.

Quality star-rating 4

Trustworthiness star-rating 2

Value star-rating 2

Responsiveness star-rating 4

  • Anonymous
  • Aldie, VA
  • February 25, 2020

Make sure you get the radon tested before you buy a home -- K. Hovnanian is very quick to deny any responsibility for it. Some of the K. Hovnanian people were very responsive to our needs, and others were less so.

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