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Dallas Morning News -TBYR in the news again
Monday, 27 December 2004

Letters: Let's build higher standards
Can't stop now
By Carol Becka
Frisco residents fully understand that if nothing is done "now" …to provide protection from home builders' careless and inferior construction of new homes, all Frisco residents will ultimately pay the price in lost property values and increased taxes to subsidize the city for lost revenue from devalued homes...

Whom do you believe?
By Andrew Ellender
Home buyers expect the truth from home builders. We certainly did… Who would oppose a new-home disclosure besides someone who wants to hide the truth? I believe an informed consent requirement would be a welcome addition in any city… Bonding also makes sense for the home building industry… Dr. Becka does not want what happened to his family and others, like mine, to happen to anyone else…

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Dallas Morning News Opinion by Janet Ahmad
Saturday, 11 December 2004

Do homeowners have a chance when they take on their builders?
No – Builders control the system and residents pay -- Remember, homebuilders are not licensed in Texas . In fact, unlike any other profession, knowledge seems to be optional. There is no requirement to show proof of professional building skills, knowledge of current building codes or to show any historical proof of financial responsibility or proof of a current bank account.

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Dallas Morning News: Dr. David Becka Guest Commentary
Wednesday, 08 December 2004
David Becka: Looking for protection

As the leader of Take Back Your Rights, the group that led the drive for an election on building controls, I'd like to respond to – and correct – a misconception... Builders should look upon this as nothing more than extra insurance and the cost of doing business in Frisco, a city whose residents care so deeply about quality home construction that they called for an election to ensure construction excellence.

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Consumer group presents city charter amendment petition
Tuesday, 16 November 2004

Frisco Enterprise

Dr. David Becka is on a mission to hold homebuilders accountable, and he's willing to fight City Hall to do it.

By Mike Raye, Staff Writer

Monday, he and members of a Frisco-based consumer advocacy group presented a petition signed by 9,300 like-minded neighbors to Frisco City Secretary Nan Parker, hoping to get two group-penned city charter amendments on a ballot next year.
TakeBackYourRights.com

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Huntington Homes Troubled with Lawsuits
Sunday, 14 November 2004

Huntington Homes and its subsidiaries Riddled with Lawsuits.
See Homeowners Website: HuntingTon of Problems
Huntington Homes is also known as, Sanders Custom Homes,
Sanders & Associates, Horizon Homes and Highland Homes 
Huntington Homes and Associates Lawsuits public records

 
Dallas Morning News - Frisco Petitions to regulate Builders
Tuesday, 09 November 2004

9,300 sign Frisco home-building standards petitions
Drive would allow vote on two changes to city charter
The petitions call for an election to allow a vote on two changes to the city's charter. The grass-roots group Take Back Your Rights says the amendments would hold home builders accountable for faulty construction..."The response to our group's petition drive far exceeded all expectations," said Dr. David Becka, who led the effort. "These Frisco amendments will provide the first steps toward protecting new-home buyers, returning to the consumer their constitutional rights."
TakeBackYourRights.com

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Frisco Family invokes the Legislative Process
Saturday, 06 November 2004

The Frisco Story: Why the Becka family decided to help future homebuyers

 After several years and many futile attempts to persuade their builder, Huntington Homes to address construction problems the Becka’s learned that builders are not licensed in Texas and that state laws do not protect homebuyers,.  Finally, upon discovering that their home had been destroyed by toxic mold due to construction defects and non-compliance with city building codes, the Becka’s decided to exercise the legislative process to change the way homebuilders do business in their town. 

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Frisco Grassroots Group Exceeds Signatures Needed For Ballot Vote

Volunteers gathered signatures to require Homebuilder Accountability

 “The Legislative Process is a remarkable privilege. This is the first time in the history of Frisco that citizens have attempted to gather the required signatures to revise the Frisco City Charter and I am delighted to have been a part of the process. This is the first step toward protecting new homebuyers and holding homebuilders accountable for their mistakes,” said Dr. Becka.
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Take Back Your Rights Ad
Friday, 29 October 2004

Attention: Frisco Group calls for Homebuyer Protection through Charter Revision 

See Video: Take Back Your Rights 
For Dr. David and Carol Becka of Frisco, however, that dream turned into what they described as a nightmare as the new custom home they built in Starwood became a "money pit" of problems. FRISCO ENTERPRISE 

 
Star Community Newspapers/Frisco Enterprise
Thursday, 23 September 2004
Star Community Newspapers/Frisco Enterprise Editorial
Homebuyers' protections should be strengthened
In a move that could set a state precedent, Dr. David Becka and his wife, Carol, are calling for changes in the Frisco city charter to strengthen protections for people who buy new houses… They want to ensure that homebuyers are as much informed about their purchases as is possible and that new-home builders should be required to file surety bonds with the city to help protect homebuyers when problems develop. http://takebackyourrights.com/
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Star Community Newspapers/Frisco Enterprise
Friday, 27 August 2004

Editorial
Homebuyers’ protections should be strengthened
In a move that could set a state precedent, Dr. David Becka and his wife, Carol, are calling for changes in the Frisco city charter to strengthen protections for people who buy new houses… They want to ensure that homebuyers are as much informed about their purchases as is possible and that new-home builders should be required to file surety bonds with the city to help protect homebuyers when problems develop.  http://takebackyourrights.com/

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FRISCO ENTERPRISE
Saturday, 14 August 2004
FRISCO ENTERPRISE - Frisco Top Stories
Group aims to remodel city charter
The largest single investment most people make in their lifetimes is the purchase of a new home. It is part of the American dream.   For Dr. David and Carol Becka of Frisco, however, that dream turned into what they described as a nightmare as the new custom home they built in Starwood became a ""money pit"" of problems. They blame shoddy construction and plumbing problems for rendering their ""dream home"" uninhabitable, and appeared before the Frisco City Council last year to share their fears over what they said was black mold that grew in the damp environment caused by water leaks in the house that began shortly before they closed on the home in June 1998…
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