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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builder’s bad deeds and seeking assistance from local, state and federal elected officials has proven to be more effective and much quicker for thousands of families. You do have choices and alternatives.  Janet Ahmad

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Pulte--Centex Foundation Problem Again
Pulte-Centex Homes
Thursday, 08 December 2011
  • Homeowners Worried About Safety

    Some homeowners in Schertz worry their homes are becoming unsafe.  "My home is sliding back and kind of tilting to the left" said Diana Taylor. Jessica Lawrence says
    "since the rain all of a sudden all these cracks are showing up.

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    Cibolo Another Centex Shifting Soil Community
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Thursday, 01 December 2011

    Shifting ground destroying neighborhood fences
    Most Houses in the Enclave of Willow Pointe are 3 to 5 years old. But some of the fences look a lot older because the ground is shifting and washing away, pulling some of the fences apart. She says they tried to work it out with the builder centex, but she says the company told her the fence was not under warranty.  When we talked to CenTex the company spokesperson said they were not familiar with the case, but confirmed that the fence did not have a warranty and that it did not actually build the fence. It was subcontracted out.

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    Pulte Fairhaven Homes Sinking Feeling
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    Homebuilder criticized for response to sinking homes
    Homeowners like Faye Touve say there are cracks in their walls, crumbling foundations and big gaps between sidewalks and driveways. "I'm afraid my house is going to float down the back ..."It's not a fluke, it's not one individual house, it's not just a lemon, it's the neighborhood," Benavides said. "Something went wrong when building this neighborhood."

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    KENS 5 - Pulte Owners Demand Bay Back of Crumbling Houses
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    Schertz homeowners allege shoddy construction, demand buy back 
    Residents revealed pictures during the meeting of their roofs peeling away, and cracks that start outside and make their way deep into the walls. Residents in the Fairhaven subdivision said these problems are only the surface of foundation problems they are dealing with.

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    Pulte Cracked Foundations
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    Homeowners want help, answers with foundation cracks
    Residents of the Fairhaven subdivision, situated next to the Northcliffe subdivision off of Interstate 35, have met with representatives from Pulte Homes and city officials concerning their problems. While Pulte has repaired some of the damage caused by the cracks, many homeowners say the repairs are just a short term fix to a serious problem. Taylor said he is not the only homeowner on his block that has had to deal with the damaging cracks. “Seventeen houses on my side of Columbia (Drive) are experiencing the same problems,” Taylor said.

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    National Homebuilders Under Federal Investigation
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Friday, 09 September 2011
    Labor Department probing big US homebuilders
    The Labor Department is investigating large U.S. homebuilders to see if they failed to pay workers the minimum wage or overtime. A spokesman says the agency is investigating compliance with wage-and-hour laws in the homebuilding industry as part of a crackdown targeting several industries. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has made aggressive enforcement of wage-and-hour laws a cornerstone of her tenure since she took over the agency in 2009. The department has hired about 300 additional investigators to probe complaints of unpaid work, lack of overtime pay and minimum-wage violations. Labor officials say so-called wage theft is especially prevalent among immigrant workers who speak little English or who fear challenging their bosses will jeopardize their immigration status.
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    Pulte-Centex: Investigation of top homebuilders focuses on contractors' pay
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Friday, 09 September 2011

    Fed probe includes PulteGroup
    Michigan's largest new-home construction company is among four top homebuilders whose pay practices are being investigated by the U.S. Labor Department. Bloomfield Hills-based PulteGroup Inc., Lennar Corp., D.R. Horton Inc. and KB Home received a letter last month from the department requesting the firms to provide the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, pay rates and hours worked for all employees during the past two years, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Labor Department spokeswoman Thursday confirmed the inquiry but declined further comment.

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    Pulte-Centex New Wall of shame
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    New wall for Rivermist
    This month, builder and developer Centex completed a new rock-clad retaining wall between the Rivermist and Hills of Rivermist neighborhoods, and the city has started the process of inspecting and issuing certificates of occupancy for most of the 27 homes that have been evacuated and empty since Jan. 24, 2010.

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    Pulte-Centex Giant and $900 MILLON Grant
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Saturday, 14 May 2011

    Nation's largest home builder asked to account for $900 million grant
    In 2010 Pulte Group received $900 million from the Worker Home Ownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009. Pulte had lobbied for the bill's passage. The act was intended by Congress and President Obama to be a job-creation measure. One year later, workers are still waiting for those jobs.  While Dugas remains free to enjoy the life a salary and compensation of $6.6 million (his total for 2010) can bring, a coalition of labor, faith and social justice advocates are increasingly putting Pulte in the spotlight. And, their anger is growing.

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    Pulte-Centex Sinking Feeling: Homes Sinking, Cracking In NE Neighborhood
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Friday, 13 May 2011

    Fairhaven Residents Fear Further Damage To Homes, Retaining Walls
    "The house is moving and sinking," said Brian Benavides. "It's scary," said Peggy Benavides.The Benavides said they found cracks in their new home, contacted Pulte and the builder came in and tore the home apart, patching cracks, filling holes and putting dozens of beams underneath to support the foundation. Still, the couple questions whether the cracking and shifting will continue. They said the problem has returned slowly because the land is sinking and sliding. The playground wall has already been repaired and so has the sidewalk. Chunks are missing from curbs and huge gaps are appearing between sidewalks and driveways and garages and driveways.

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    Pulte-Centex Construction Defects a Growing Problem
    Pulte-Centex Homes
    Sunday, 27 February 2011

    Pulte-Centex Warranty??
    This video is a report about problems experienced with Centex Homes, owned by Pulte Home Group. We are experiencing repeated problems with leaking pipes into our ceiling, walls to ceiling cracks, and pealing sheet rock by our Skylights. Centex has refused to fix our problems even though they are repeat problems previously fixed by Centex. We will post further video evidence of these problems so everyone can see the quality of Centex Homes, now owned by Pulte Homes. We appear to be living in a Lemon, with repeat problems, not a quality home as Centex professes to produce. We encourage everyone to think twice before buying a home from either of these companies.  See You Tube:Centex Homes Pulte Homes Poor Workmanship - Shower Leak Centex Homes Pulte Home Group Poor Workmanship - Centex Homes: Check! - Centex Homes Pulte Homes Poor Customer ServiceCommunity Forum on the Abuses from Centex Homes

     
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