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matt blase
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posted 9 August 2005 22:31 CET
builders walk away from job unfineshed and damaged with large deposits. no one can help They open business 1 day later under new name... Please help
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posted 9 August 2005 17:40 CET
I bought a Tel builders home here in west virginia and have had nothing but problems with the home they built ! i have asked them to come and fix the home since it leaks and they have not responded to my emails ! i have also been in touch with them and they have not responded whats so ever!
west virginia is a buyer beware state and i would beware of buying anything that tel builders has built!
alot of people have major problems with these homes and i have contacted the ftc and bbb and other government officals!
they told me if they do not come out to fic the problems they will be fined for each voilation of the homes they have built!
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posted 9 August 2005 03:39 CET
IMO I would think the person (s) who took exception to Ruth Gentry's letter would be more appallled at the lack of integrity on the part of the builder rather then be critical.
Since you love your home so much, did you have an independent inspector do a thorough inspection? Do you know what you are sitting on? If what happened to the Gentrys happened to you, what would you do? At least they are trying to make people aware so that they do not fall prey to the lies, deceptions and "got ya"s" by this industry. I am a victim and from what I have seen, many builders will not admit fault even when the defects are obvious. I commend the Gentry's and other homeowners who have put up sights to make consumers aware. No matter what happens in a new home people have no recourse except binding arbitration the majority of the time. No one goes into a new home looking for problems, but all of that goes to the integrity of the company and the proficiency of the people actually building. Look at what it takes to become a builder in the state of Texas. Would you go in for major brain surgery with a first day medical student?
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posted 8 August 2005 12:40 CET
... received a fax created by a Ruth Gentry that I feel was inappropriate. I have a Lennar home (in fact two) and could not be happier with. Stop trashing the Lennar brand name and devaluing my home. JB Debit

Dear JB Debit,

I am not sure what letter you received but this is the basic story that I am sending to Lennar homeowners. I do not know what in this letter you found inappropriate. This is only a brief summary of our Lennar home buying experience. I am so glad that you have not had any problems with your homes. You are very fortunate.

Lennar sold us a home with a cracked slab. The builder knew about the problem before we bought the house. The sales representative for Lennar had discussed the crack with neighbors, but never mentioned it to us. We were not allowed to see the house until the carpet was down. We had lived in our new home less than a year when we learned about the crack. When our carpet and tile were removed we discovered grout and glue INSIDE the crack. It was obvious that they had intentionally covered up the slab’s defect. This was a very large crack that went through the entire width of our home. The foundation of our home was in 2 pieces and the crack was wide enough that a coin could get inside it.

When we told Lennar about the major problems in our home, they informed us that the slab was doing “its intended job” of holding up the walls. Therefore it is not a structural defect. The Lennar executives told us that they were not obligated to do any thing to help us. We DID NOT GIVE UP.

Most home builders force the buyer to sign a “binding arbitration agreement” and they will tell you that it is for your protection. This agreement robs you of your right to a trial if you find the homebuilder is negligent. We had a lawyer check into our arbitration group and he told us that he had learned that they seemed to always side with the homebuilders. He sited some examples of total fraud on the part of the builder, but the verdict was in favor of them. We felt helpless!!!

However, for the next year, we continued our fight even though we were treated with much disrespect and we were humiliated at every turn. We wanted Lennar to purchase our house back. They refused. Our cracked slab was not the only problem. We had an exterior wall that moved when you pushed it because the brick ties were not installed correctly. We had a sagging roof because the perlins were not supported correctly.

When the construction foreman came to my home with a jar of glue and a putty knife to repair our slab, we knew that we had to do our homework. We went back to school and have now become Professional Real Estate Inspectors. We were forced to live without tile and carpet for 11 months before we could come to an “agreement” for repairs. We continued to complain to anyone who would listen to us but the lack of concern continued to make us feel completely and totally helpless.

The Lennar staff seems to think that we should be “Tickled, Delighted, and Happy” that they repaired our slab. But the truth is we are still living in a home that is “broken but repaired”. They did not disclose the defect to us, but yet we will have to disclose it when we move. I would NEVER have purchased a home with a broken slab if I had been told the truth.

We are not the only victims of this company. Contact www.hobb.org or www.hadd.com if you know of anyone who is purchasing a new home or if you know anyone who has a problem with a builder. These are two consumer groups that are trying to get new legislation passed so this will not continue. Also if you are interested in more details of our nightmare e-mail us.
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posted 7 August 2005 18:48 CET
This stuff is very scary I am thinking of building a new home in cape coral florida a development called sandoval built by bonita bay group who contracted ryland homes,pulte homes and david weekley after reading all the horror stories I don't know what to do.If anyone has information on the above please respond
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posted 7 August 2005 16:09 CET
I received a fax created by a Ruth Gentry that I feel was inappropriate. I have a Lennar home (in fact two) and could not be happier with. Stop trashing the Lennar brand name and devaluing my home.
Jim Kenny
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posted 4 August 2005 21:15 CET
I bought a centex home in nov. 2003 in joliet Illinois. My back door has been worked on seven times within the first year. The problem was never resovled and centex won't fix the door. I have water damage to the wood and carpet near the door. Also the weather stripping has fallen off and the hinges are rusted so bad the door hardly opens. I can't believe that company won't return a email or phone call. I need some help on the right way toget this fixed and to keep that builder from doing this to other people.
Heidi Wanken
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posted 4 August 2005 12:58 CET
The website about our problems with Darling Homes is www.texashouse.org. />
We would like to talk with anyone else having problems with Darling -- we have been demonstrating outside their model homes in the Dallas area for the last two months and would love to have more folks out there every weekend!!

Heidi
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posted 4 August 2005 12:55 CET
Extensive problems with Darling Homes. Check out our website -- it has pictures, documents, engineering reports, ideas on reforming the TRCC and everything we have gone through with Darling Homes.

Our problems are extensive -- negative drainage, foundation, separating hardwoods, separating cabinetry, bulging walls, bowing walls, unlevel walls, bulges in our ceiling, mold, unsealed windows that leaked for 14+ months, popping tile, etc.

Before you buy a Darling Home, please read our sad story...
Lorraine
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posted 4 August 2005 09:38 CET
Not a complaint...yet.

Does anyone have any experienc e with getting DR Horton off the dime to get repairs done? These guys talk a good game, but don't do much.

Also, have moved to Texas from Ohio...what is with concrete down here? It seems very porous and "flaky." Is that normal?? My driveway is starting to fall apart after only a few months. Juat told the builder about that one as the driveway will need replaced.

Looking for ideas...

Thanks!
melanie
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posted 1 August 2005 22:37 CET
requested info on Ashwood Homes for construction inCypress, Tx...altho they have built in Houston...they could be under the name of the parent co., which i dont know offhand...we are not starting to build, just investigating, as we have found a lot we like alot...thanks
melanie
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posted 31 July 2005 17:08 CET
We are considering building a home in texas with Ashwood Builders...anyone have any input bad or good with them? Thank You
don'tbuyaryland
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posted 30 July 2005 21:42 CET
Ryland homes in Florida leaked very badly during the recent hurricanes. Many homeowners saw subtle water signs in their homes before the hurricanes and have seen rain seeping through their exposed block walls during normal rain since. Ryland is claiming none of this happened due to failure of a warranties , so they aren't going to fix the problems!
since they built the homes they should be liable the leaks that are coming through the foundations and all!
builderproblems
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posted 30 July 2005 21:38 CET
Beazer Homes had not yet acquired Sanford Homes. A Sanford/Beazer Homes, Beazer/Sanford Homes warranty manager told a Sanford Homes' new house owner that it was not unusual for windows to leak during a rainstorm (this is in a new house). The new house owner suspected that the window(s) had been installed incorrectly. Eventually, it was determined that the windows had been installed incorrectly, and the problem was corrected. This result was not an easy task for the new house owner to achieve.
unhappyhomeowner
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posted 30 July 2005 21:33 CET
i have been dealing with tel builders about problems in my home for sometime they have come in to do repairs but instead of fixing the problems they have made things worse!
they do not stick to there warranties of there homes they lie to you about fixing them and when they do want to fix them they short cut and make things worse!
tel builders is not a builder you would want to have your home built by the ftc and all has been contacted due to the fact they are not fixing the problems that they have made of these homes!

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