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Pulte-Del Webb: Pulte Brags Over 460 Home Construction Defect $13.6M Lose
Pulte-Centex Homes
Friday, 02 March 2012

Homeowners win $13.6M in arbitration against Del Webb
An arbitration panel has awarded homeowners in the Sun City Grand community in Surprise $13.6 million as compensation for construction defects at homes built by Del Webb Communities Inc. The binding arbitration covers 460 homes. Del Webb spokeswoman Jacque Petroulakis said the arbitrators awarded just $7.8 million to the homeowners involved and $5.7 million for attorney's fees, expert fees and cost. She said the original claim, filed in 2008, asked for $52 million, substantially more than ultimately was awarded.

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Pulte homes Cracked Foundations and Structural Defect Open House Tour
Pulte-Centex Homes
Monday, 20 February 2012

Officials tour damaged Schertz homes
Several residents of a Schertz subdivision whose homes have cracked foundations and various structural problems opened those homes to local officials Saturday... The homeowners say they believe shifting soil beneath their homes is causing various structural problems, such as cracks in foundations, slabs, walls, ceilings, floors, driveways and sticking doors and windows.  Scagliola, who visited a half a dozen homes, said he didn't want to assign any blame to anyone, but he hoped that Pulte would do the right thing and address the homeowners' problems.

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Justice Department: Pulte Foundation Failures Have A History
Pulte-Centex Homes
Saturday, 11 February 2012

Nov 26,2001 Department of Veteran Affairs look into "a hybrid of the accepted foundation systems"
The Department of Justice investigated Pulte foundation failures in 2001. Residents of the Pulte-Centex Fairhaven Subdivision located in Schertz again call for an investigation for the substandard homebuilding in their community built by Pulte. Homeowners submitted letters to Pulte Homes requesting buy back of their homes in the Fairhaven subdivision.  Fairness For Fairhaven NOW is seeking redress for extensive faulty foundations and subsequesnt diminished home values. 

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Press Release: Grand Opening Protest Over Pulte Lemons
Pulte-Centex Homes
Friday, 10 February 2012

Fairhaven Homeowners To Picket Grand Opening Festivities Saturday
Fairhaven homeowners with broken foundations and faulty construction, will stage a protest at the Grand Opening of the New Cibolo Valley Subdivision by Centex, a division of the Pulte Group.  Pulte Fairhaven Homes Construction Defects & Protests

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Lemon Homes Take Center Stage at Open House
Pulte-Centex Homes
Monday, 06 February 2012

Homeowners hold open house to air complaints
A group of frustrated homeowners in the Fairhaven neighborhood opened their doors Saturday, leading several public officials on a tour of shifting foundations, cracked drywall and broken tile. Seventeen homeowners planted “Open House” signs in their front yards in hopes of bringing attention to their ongoing dispute with builder Pulte Homes.  Common complaints included sticking doors and foundation cracks that slice through the center of homes. Homeowners estimate that of 210 homes in Phases II and III of the neighborhood, 70 have reported problems.“We bought new construction because we thought we would not have all of these problems,” said Heather Camelio.

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Star-Telegram: Open House Feature Defective Pulte-Centex Houses
Pulte-Centex Homes
Monday, 06 February 2012

New San Antonio-area homeowners protest problems
Residents of the Fairhaven subdivision in Schertz had "Open House" signs in their front yards Saturday as politicians and other officials listened to complaints of foundation cracks and sticking doors.

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AP Wire: Open House Protest Poorly Built Homes
Pulte-Centex Homes
Monday, 06 February 2012

Residents Hold Open House To Protest Poorly Constructed New Homes
A group of San Antonio-area homeowners is so frustrated with the deterioration of their new homes they've held an open house for elected officials and others to try to bring attention to the problems. ...Residents said about one-third of the 210 homes in the neighborhood have issues.

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Schertz Mayor Baldwin Defies Logic for City Homebuyer Protections
Pulte-Centex Homes
Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Schertz mayor weighs in on Fairhaven homes issue
Every house was issued an "occupancy certificate" attesting to that. Every house was inspected by our building officials as it was constructed to assure that it was built according to our codes... But “things” began to happen to this subdivision. Foundations began to crack, and walls (interior and exterior) began to shift. Driveways began to separate from the foundations; interior doors began to jam; waterlines in some slabs broke and problems continued to happen — first to a few of the homes, and now to a large number.

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Pulte-Centex Big Slick Business Moves Offer No Help To Homeowners
Pulte-Centex Homes
Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Centex sues two local companies - Blames them for retaining wall collapse
Millions of dollars were spent by the subdivision's builder, Centex, repairing the wall and buying back 22 homes. Now, in the lawsuit, they are claiming they weren't responsible for the collapse. Centex says two local companies are to blame... But when Centex bought back those 22 homes, they bought their way into the HOA; giving them every right to sue the companies who designed and constructed the wall. If they win, homeowners probably won't see a dime of that money.

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Schertz Foundation Slip Sliding and Cracking Away
Pulte-Centex Homes
Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Schertz homeowners worried houses not safe
Some frustrated homeowners in Schertz say they're fed up with foundation problems, which are causing homes to slide and crack.  Fairhaven homeowner Diana Taylor worries a French drain built by Pulte won't be enough to protect her home. "We've had an engineer come with a report and tell us our home is sliding backwards.  I'm kind of tilting to the left like. They gave us the report and said they'd be back in six months," Diana told us...

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Homeowners requesting that the homebuilder buy back their homes
Pulte-Centex Homes
Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Schertz residents appeal, ‘Buy back our houses'
Several homeowners in a Schertz subdivision whose homes have various structural problems, including cracking foundations, are requesting that the homebuilder buy back their homes. Homeowners who live in the Fairhaven subdivision off Interstate 35 and FM 1103 want Pulte Homes to buy back 55 homes. In a show of unity, all the homeowners will mail their letters, requesting a buy back from Pulte, on Saturday at the Schertz Veterans Post Office.

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