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Outrageous! Buy a New Home - Don’t Sue and Shut Up
Homebuilders will stop at nothing – Now Buyers must agree not to Speak

Beware of New Builder Clause – Homebuilder requires that homebuyer sign clauses forcing buyers to give up their constitutional rights.  It’s a decision between constitutional rights and the American Dream. 

SEE: KB Warranty Conditions - Sign A Shut Up Agreement or No Repairs
PLUS: It's Your Choice, Homebuilder Contracts - Hold Harmless

As Goes Texas So Goes the Nation 
How Texas Home Building Industry shaped the Texas Residential Construction
Commission (TRCC) and regulates new homebuyers

Contracts & Arbitration
Pulte Homes Hiding, Patching and Ignoring Home Problems
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Shifting and shuffling: Fairhaven residents say foundations are slipping

Obviously it’s not just the soil. It’s that something has seriously gone wrong here,” said Janet Ahmad with Homeowners for Better Building, a non-profit group that is seeking tougher state and local laws for home-builders.  Ahmad said the foundation problems mask a deeper problem: that Pulte built the Fairhaven subdivision on land unsuitable for homes. She is critical of Schertz city leaders for not addressing the dozens of homeowners who crowd city council meetings to complain. What Pulte does not want the public to see

Homeowner just wants house bought back
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Fairhaven homeowners upset with conditions of houses
There was a crack in the floor that runs the width of the house. The crack is a quarter-inch wide or more in some places. Two tiles buckled up an inch in the living room.
Ruiz said Pulte was out at the house to fix the tile four previous times before they finally replaced it all -- that was before the latest crack. The walls have cracks, all marked with blue painters tape and notes marking the day of the crack. What Pulte does not want the public to see
Pulte's Damaged Fairhaven Homes
Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fairhaven residents ask County Commissioners for help with damaged homes
A group of homeowners from the Cibolo area is asking the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court for help. Donna Fitzgerald, a resident of the Fairhaven subdivision on the west end of the county, told county commissioners Tuesday morning that she and her neighbors are asking for help because they are frustrated with the Schertz City Council and Pulte Homes for failing to solve, or helping to solve, the issue with the foundations cracking on so many homes in their neighborhood. She says they've been dealing with damaged homes for months.

Press Release: What Pulte Homes did not want anyone to see
Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fairhaven Homeowners Expose Severity of Foundation Failures
It is not uncommon that homes 2 years old and less in the Fairhaven subdivision are experiencing failure on 4 to 5 or even 6 foundations in a row, on just one side of the street. Then across the street the same thing is happening.

Homeowners left with defective homes
Thursday, 12 July 2012

Home builder files for bankruptcy, homeowners left with few options
The dream of buying a Medallion Home is what pushed John Chadwick through college and several odd jobs. After six years of saving, that dream finally became a reality. "We knew there were issues around here,” Chadwick noted. “But, in my mind, I thought it's a Medallion Home, we're not going to have problems." John’s home was built in a new neighborhood off I-35 and FM 1103 in Cibolo. The soil it was built on is known as “black gumbo”. It's a clay make-up that expands and shrinks like a sponge when water is added. After just the first eight months inside the home John noticed doors wouldn't close and cracks started to show up in the walls.

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