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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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Use DR Horton's Mortgage Company or else...
Sunday, 22 October 2006

D.R. Horton Ripoff Contract Dispute Pulls Contracts ripoff Jacksonville Florida 
*Consumer Comment ..I wouldn't want to do business with you either...In the mist of signing the contract we were informed we had to sign a paper stating you had to use D.R. Horton mortgage company or only 8 other lenders they aprove of. So basically one can not use any mortgage company they want to go with. Of course up until this point we were only told that if you didn't use D.R. Horton mortgage company then D.R. Horton would pay none of the closing costs.

DR Horton water quality violations
Saturday, 21 October 2006

DR Horton is alleged to have violated requirements contained in State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 99-08-DWQ, [NPDES Permit No. CAS000002] (hereinafter General Permit) for which the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region(Regional Board) may impose civil liability under §13385 of the California Water Code(CWC). The General Permit regulates discharges of storm water associated with construction activities. Read More...

DR Horton files SLAPP suit over freedom of speech
Friday, 07 July 2006

Developer seeks injunction
David Champoux, an outspoken critic of the homebuilder, had announced plans to demonstrate with signs to dissuade people from buying homes.In previous letters to the editor, he said D.R. Horton should be held liable to residents who paid a premium to live in a golf community now that Old Carolina LLC -- owner of the course -- is replacing nine holes with 199 apartments and 55 single-family houses. Some of the residents who bought homes from D.R. Horton possessed written guarantees that the Buck Island Road course would be in existence through 2010, Champoux said.

Orlando Sentinel uncovers building defects
Thursday, 16 February 2006
Orlando Sentinel -
Reports on construction defects found in new DR Horton Homes
D.R. Horton/Dietz-Crane Want To Buy A Home - You Can't Sue Us!
Saturday, 11 February 2006
Dietz-Crane builds homes all across America. They are part of the D.R. Horton family of construction firms, and describe themselves with these words: Pride, Care and Craftsmanship go into every home we build... Business is good for Dietz-Crane, and for D.R. Horton, very good. Unfortunately, what is good for them -- a home construction universe on steroids -- may not be especially good for some of their customers... Want To Buy A Home - You Can't Sue Us! “It said I am waiving my right to sue for breach of contract or other defects with the house,” he told me. “It was sign that form or we will sell your house to someone else, leaving no choice as we wanted the house. While I do not think it is legal, and have heard of other builders sued even with the same kind of language in their contracts, it seems to be high pressure and not very ethical,” Andy Tang concluded.
Homebuilder Stock Falls
Tuesday, 07 February 2006
S&P 500 Drops as D.R. Horton, Homebuilders Fall; Disney Gains
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index declined as homebuilders such as D.R. Horton Inc. dropped following a lower sales forecast from Toll Brothers Inc., the largest U.S. builder of luxury homes.Toll Brothers tumbled $1.05 to $30.15. The company expects to sell 9,200 to 9,900 homes in fiscal 2006, down from a previous forecast of 9,500 to 10,200. Last year, it delivered 8,769 homes. Orders for new homes plunged 29 percent in the first quarter ended Jan. 31. D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. homebuilder, slid 94 cents to $34.01 and Pulte Homes Inc., the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder, fell 64 cents to $37.30. An S&P index of homebuilders lost 2.1 percent.
DR Hortojn - Air quality
Saturday, 21 January 2006

Air quality improving throughout the valley
Clark County residents are breathing cleaner air today than they were two years ago because developers are working harder to keep down dust pollution, environmental authorities say...Even so, the homebuilding industry continues to stir up huge volumes of dust. County records show that seven of the top 10 violators are homebuilders. "Unfortunately, there are some people who just aren't getting it yet," Folle said.

DR Horton $35.9 Million Mold Settlement
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Mold & Moisture Management Magazine
D.R. Horton, a Fort Worth, Texas-based residential construction company, has paid a $39.5 million settlement to resolve a defective construction lawsuit brought by condo owners in a Superior, Colo., subdivision. According to an article in the Rocky Mountain News, the payout is the largest-ever residential defective-construction settlement reached in Colorado.
DR Horton Binding Arbitration Clause
Friday, 04 November 2005
DR Horton - Beware of New Home Contracts
Sunday, 28 August 2005
Home, late, home
As thousands of new houses rise in western Chatham County, some buyers are discovering - the hard way - that contracts can be weighted heavily toward the builder..."They're all about limiting the builders' liability," said Janet Ahmad, president of Homeowners for Better Building, a nonprofit advocacy group. "And if you've limited your liability, what gives you the incentive to even build the foundation right?"
Scott Sullan Settles DR Horton Case
Thursday, 28 July 2005

Builder OKs $39 million to end suit
Texas-based homebuilder D.R. Horton has agreed to pay owners of a condominium complex in Superior $39.5 million, the largest settlement of a residential construction-defects lawsuit in Colorado history, said Scott Sullan , a Denver lawyer who represented the homeowners. Owners of the 246-unit Summit at Rock Creek complex filed suit in 2003, two months before the enactment of a state law that limits the damages homeowners may collect for construction defects.

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