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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builderís 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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Jail Opponents Protect Drees Homebuilder
Friday, 26 January 2007
Jail opponents hound Drees
A leading opponent of a proposed Kenton County jail near Independence says a protest Saturday will be just the start of a campaign against county Judge-executive Ralph Drees. Independence lawyer Eric Deters said he plans a public-relations battle against Drees Homes, where Drees is chairman of the board of the home-builder. Also next week, "we'll go out to every single market where Drees builds homes - Dallas, Virginia, North Carolina, you name it, wherever Drees builds homes - all the TV media are going to get a press release and a package from me, indicating what he's done as the judge-executive of this community to the group of homeowners," Deters said.
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Was Choice Homes the Right Choice
Wednesday, 06 September 2006

Group takes aim at Choice
Dozens of homeowners in this community southeast of Mansfield are pulling together to challenge their builder, Choice Homes of Arlington, over problems including cracked foundations, stuck doors and water pressure so strong that it blasts out of faucets. "We're still getting more calls," said Sherry Freeland, who has been concerned about drainage issues at her Fox Run home since she moved in six months ago. She has been contacted by more than 50 neighbors, almost all from the nearby Overlook Estates subdivision, who have all bought homes built by Choice. They formed a group to get the builder's attention and get their houses bought back.

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Now Choice Homes must make a choice
Sunday, 13 August 2006

Homeowners insist builder fix damage
And after years of complaints in some cases, an executive with Arlington-based Choice Homes has agreed to meet Monday with Midlothian city staff members to see what can be done to address the homeowners' concerns. Among them are faulty foundations, inadequate drainage, cracked walls, high water pressure and buckling streets... "Look at this," said Mr. Washington, picking up a piece of concrete from his original driveway. "They used chicken wire instead of rebar." ...Janet Ahmad, who heads up HomeOwners for Better Building, a San Antonio-based watchdog group, said residential taxpayers make up the bulk of the tax base and that it's time someone represented them. "Too many cities are influenced by the homebuilders because they bring in the money, but it's the people paying taxes" whose voices need to be heard, said Ms. Ahmad, who attended the council meeting last week.

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It's Your Choice - Homebuilder Contract Bad Choice
Sunday, 13 August 2006

When should buyers just say ‘No Thank You?’ 
Waive rights; hold harmless, risk lifetime investment and health of family.  See items in Choice Home’s Contract that should totally infuriate New Homebuyers. Read More

 
WFAA Midlothian Choice Homeowners
Thursday, 10 August 2006

Midlothian homeowners appeal to city for help
And after years of complaints in some cases, an executive with Arlington-based Choice Homes has agreed to meet Monday with Midlothian city staff members to see what can be done to address the homeowners' concerns. Among them are faulty foundations, inadequate drainage, cracked walls, high water pressure and buckling streets... "Look at this," said Mr. Washington, picking up a piece of concrete from his original driveway. "They used chicken wire instead of rebar." ...Janet Ahmad, who heads up HomeOwners for Better Building, a San Antonio-based watchdog group, said residential taxpayers make up the bulk of the tax base and that it's time someone represented them. "Too many cities are influenced by the homebuilders because they bring in the money, but it's the people paying taxes" whose voices need to be heard, said Ms. Ahmad, who attended the council meeting last week.

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Dallas Morning News Brief
Thursday, 10 August 2006
Residents Urge Council Action Against Builder
About a dozen homeowners Tuesday evening implored the City Council to take action against Choice Homes for what they say is shoddy workmanship. The Arlington-based home-builder is building several subdivisions in the area. The residents complained about faulty drainage, plumbing and foundation failures, cracked walls and driveways, and buckling streets. They said they want Choice Homes or the city to pay for the repairs. No one from Choice Homes was at the meeting, and the council took no action. Mayor Boyce Whatley said the city had tried to contact Choice Homes about the problems, but he told the residents they may have to seek redress through the courts. Herb Booth, Staff Writer
 
Deceptive Builders?
Monday, 29 November 2004
Street's future spurs rift
Resident says he wasn't told road in community would be major artery
...Little Elm subdivision at Eldorado Parkway and FM423 also has a major four-lane road running through it that will eventually connect Interstate 35 to the future Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco.    DreesSucks.net
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