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Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
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ABC Special Report - New Homes - No Warranty
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
Some homeowners have claimed the company seems to have waited them out until their warranties expired.In suburban Washington, D.C., holes in the foundation led to an infestation of rodents under the house -- and at least one large snake... and that builders are slow or flat out refuse to fix the problems they created, as found in a recent ABC News "Nightline" investigation with over a dozen local ABC affiliates. Jackie Walker, a freelance makeup artist who works for ABC News and other media outlets in Washington, D.C. "It's been a nightmare," she said. "In just the first year, I had 23 appointments and they missed 17 of those.

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Worthless Connecticut Homes Crumble
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Wednesday, 08 June 2016

With Connecticut Foundations Crumbling, ‘Your Home Is Now Worthless’ 
Across nearly 20 towns in northeastern Connecticut, a slow-motion disaster is unfolding, as local officials and homeowners wrestle with an extraordinary phenomenon. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of home foundations that have been poured since the 1980s are cracking, with fissures so large you can slip a hand inside. “This is such an emotional roller coaster,” said Tim Heim, a homeowner who started the group Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements.

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Crumbling Foundation in Connecticut
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Monday, 06 June 2016

NBC Connecticut: "Crumbling Foundations" IRE 
Advocacy Group, Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements speak out Elected officials US Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Senator Tony Guglielmo call for Investigation. NBC received over 250 emails from people crying about crumbling foundations.

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Monday, 06 June 2016

Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements
Countless homeowners in northeastern Connecticut (and lower parts of Massachusetts) are facing crumbling basement walls that provide the foundation upon which their houses sit. Cracking, flaking, bowing, and separation of the concrete has been progressing on these homes, built between 1980s to 1998. The damage appears to take decades or more to appear, yet there is no magic number or formula to determine the rate at which a home will begin to fail, or when it will become unsound to inhabit. The date range of 1980 to 1998 is only a current estimate.

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Builder Fraud Charges
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Monday, 06 June 2016

Former Whitestown-based builders charged with $1.2M in fraud
The co-owners of a Whitestown-based homebuilder that filed for bankruptcy in 2013 have been arrested and charged with theft, corrupt business influence, perjury and forgery, Indiana State Police announced Saturday. Ogle is already facing similar felony counts in Marion County after prosecutors charged him in February 2015 with defrauded a homeowner whose house was damaged in the 2012 Richmond Hill neighborhood explosion.

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First Coast News Special Investigative Report
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Monday, 28 September 2015

New Home Nightmares: First Coast News Investigates
A First Coast News investigation has found that some new homes — including those in very prestigious communities, with half-million dollar price tags — are plagued with construction defect allegations, leading to massive costs to homeowners, and years of legal wrangling. All this week, First Coast News looks at why the problems exist, why they are hidden behind a veil of secrecy, and what you need to know to protect yourself — before you buy.

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Builders Cut Corners
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Monday, 28 September 2015

Don’t give homebuilders a pass to cut corners on construction
We are the unlucky ones who bought homes with expensive and dangerous construction defects — crumbling foundations, structurally deficient walls, leaky roofs and more. We needed to have legal options to hold our builders responsible for making us whole again.

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Uninhabitable House Getting Old
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

New Jersey Man Sues Builders Over $1.6 Million 'Uninhabitable'  
When the house in Florham Park, New Jersey, was completed in 2007, Humayun Akhtar, 66, discovered the home’s interior and exterior had cracks and that the house was “sliding down the hill it was built on,” he told ABC News today. The house is “unrepaired and uninhabitable,” according to court findings, which added the soil the home was built on was “of insufficient load-bearing capacity to hold the building.”

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Builders Fails to Accept Warranty Responsibility for Construction Defects
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Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Canyon Lake dream home fills with mold, not memories
She pays the mortgage and insurance, yet a local woman’s dream retirement home has been vacant for years. Karen Rutledge said dangerous mold lingers in the walls, in a house the builder refused to fix properly.

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Cibolo Texas Serious on New Home Defects and Homebuyer Protection
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Cibolo backs efforts for home buyer legislation
By a 6-0 vote, the Cibolo City Council Feb. 26 passed a resolution supporting state legislation that would provide protections and remedies for homeowners whose homes have structural problems. Cibolo is the first area city to support the home buyer protection legislation. Issues with substandard home building, Hartman said, have come up in cities across the state.  “We are trying to show it is not just a Cibolo, Metrocom, or San Antonio problem,” the mayor said. “It is way beyond our community. We need to address this at the state level and give home buyers protection.”

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Home Builder exempted from using licensed roofers
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Saturday, 02 March 2013

Critics call roofing legislation a job killer
A bill in the state Senate would require roofing contractors to be licensed and regulated for the first time inTexas...Legislators say the bill, which exempts new construction, would help consumers... a substitute bill is being written that is "a little less stringent."

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