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Hovnanian Builds in Flood-Zone
Thursday, 22 October 2009

Hovnanian Awash in Flood-Zone Problems
Permits for home construction in a Sacramento flood zone are causing quite the headache for builder Hovnanian Enterprises — and, possibly, some of its buyers.  Hovnanian received permits for 35 homes in its Westshore development, but the rather appropriately named Dan Waters — the son of a Sacramento councilman — allegedly overrode a computer system to allow construction within the Natomas flood zone, the Sacramento Bee in California  reports... Four homes have already been sold — with people living in them — and eight are in escrow,

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Texas - K. Hovnanian Homes First to Offer Home Lemon Buy Back Policy
Thursday, 26 February 2009

First community in the nation to offer this promotion
Tarrant County,Texas - Good Housekeeping Seal-backed products... Products that pass through the Good Housekeeping Institute and are accepted for advertising in Good Housekeeping are thereby eligible to display the famous Good Housekeeping Seal. Every product that bears the Good Housekeeping Seal is backed by a two-year limited warranty from Good Housekeeping for replacement or refund of the purchase price if found to be defective.

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Washington Post: Anonymous Letter Cites Soil Dangers
Friday, 21 September 2007

Prince William Probes Builders
Prince William County officials are investigating whether two major developers built houses on bad soil that could, over time, crack the foundations of the homes and possibly cause landslides. At issue are Port Potomac, a 982-home development in Woodbridge built by Vienna-based KSI Services, and Four Seasons at Historic Virginia, an 800-home retirement community built by national developer K. Hovnanian. Both projects are in eastern Prince William, long known for its marine clay, a temperamental soil that shrinks and swells depending on moisture...The county's probe was prompted by an anonymous letter circulated among residents at Four Seasons last year. The letter questions the mixing of lime and soil..  A similar letter recently went to residents of the Fair Chase subdivision in the Fair Oaks area of Fairfax County. The development was built by Centex Homes and Beazer Homes, and the companies also used Geotechnical Consulting and Testing.

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Homeowner hold Havnanian's feet to the fire
Saturday, 07 July 2007
Hovnanian ordered to pay homeowners' court costs
 Homebuilder J.S. Hovnanian & Sons must pay legal fees for a group of homeowners who went to court with complaints about their houses, an appeals court ruled Friday. The three-judge panel upheld a lower-court ruling that Hovnanian must pay residents' expenses of about $250,000 under terms of the state's Consumer Fraud Act. In a class-action suit, the homeowners contended their utility rooms had inadequate ventilation. They initially sought monetary damages and a court-run program, at Hovnanian's expense, to inspect the rooms and make any needed repairs. Both sides settled during a trial, with Hovnanian agreeing to conduct inspections and repairs. Post Comment - send a letter to the editor.
 
After 10 years, builder, homeowner settle suit
Saturday, 25 November 2006

Tracey Kelly fought with K Hovnanian over home construction
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it was Tracey Kelly's unrelenting battle to hold accountable all who were responsible for the problems inherent in the construction of the homes that resulted in four Howell construction and code officials having their licenses revoked by the state as a result of their work product related to the construction of Country Meadows One...In 2002, a state Superior Court judge dismissed the defamation charges against Kelly...The judge wrote,"Certainly the public has an interest in knowing if local developers, who is one of the state's largest developers, is building homes without proper permits, etc. and possibly building homes that are unfit to live in."

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Homeowners want K. Hovnanian to buy-back toxic home
Tuesday, 01 August 2006

Palm Beach County woman says her dream house makes her sick
"The builder knows there is this mold in my house, he knows there are these toxins, he knows that the mold in the house matches the mold in my blood, but he won't do a damn thing," said Amaral, 47. "All I want him to do is buy my house. Let me and my family move on so I can get a clean house."  The Amarals first alerted the builder to their mold problem in January, meeting personally with officials and sending e-mails requesting help.

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K. Hovnanian Sued
Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Monroe couple sues builder over construction problems
A couple from the Chestnut Green development has filed a class-action suit against developer K. Hovnanian Southern NJ LLC, alleging faulty construction of their heating ventilation/air conditioning systems.

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New Jersey and Bribery
Thursday, 23 June 2005
If rezoned, airport, farms worth $25M
In August 2002, K. Hovnanian Homes agreed to pay $25 million for 123 acres of land and for obtaining township permission to build on at least 200 individual lots, company spokesman Doug Fenichel said Wednesday. In addition, K. Hovnanian agreed to pay $125,000 each for additional lots Spalliero could get approved through increased density...
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