I just moved in the Southern Walk area. The house is new but we are not the original owner (the original owner bought it and flipped within weeks). Before I go into the diatribe below, let me say that the house is a beautiful house. It's the general construction that seems lacking. I've read the home "Owner's Manual" and see that I may not be covered for items such as carpeting and lighting. What recourse do I have for: 1) The outside post light does not work. It looks to be set to come on with the fall of night (every other post light is on but our's is dark). 2) Carpet - the carpet was not takced down properly and is coming up on the stairs (around just about every balluster and along the borders with the wood trim). 3) The racks in the closet were hung but the installer appears to have not use a stud finder. In at least two closets, there are a series of nail holes where it looks like the installer tried to find a stud by driving a nail in every inch or so (one rack has over 12 nails holes). None of the holes were patched! This is just plain old shoddy workmanship. 4) A few of the stairs to the basement are not secured properly. Each time I step on some of the stairs, the stair gives and you can hear the tread impact on the stringer. 5) Light switches - it looks like the electrician was playing a joke. You'd think the light switches would follow a logical path (i.e. the light switch closest to a light should turn it on rather than the light switch at the opposite end in the same junction box. It's easy for me to switch these but does anone else have light switches that just don't make sense? I'm sure I'll find more examples of quality that is unbecoming of a house one spends a lot of money on. I will be reasonable but come on. These issues are basics of house building 101.[V] Per the Owner's Manual, I'll contact Van Metre homes. Has anyone had success/issues with the resolution of similar items?