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Outrageous! Buy a New Home - Dont Sue and Shut Up
Homebuilders will stop at nothing Now Buyers must agree not to Speak
Beware of New Builder Clause Homebuilder requires that homebuyer sign clauses forcing buyers to give up their constitutional rights.  Its a decision between constitutional rights and the American Dream. 

SEE: KB Warranty Conditions - Sign A Shut Up Agreement or No Repairs
PLUS: It's Your Choice, Homebuilder Contracts - Hold Harmless  

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Dateline NBC: "Reading the fine print" Do home warranties offer protection for buyers?. Dateline NBC April 17, 2001. Featured builder, Pulte Homes. With warranties like this, a Lemon Law is needed! Also read an evaluation of the Residential Warranty Corporation Warranty.
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Pultegeist Nightmare in Mt.Juliet Tennessee 
Our home is sinking. And we are not alone. Are the homes built on some sacred burial ground and soon we will all disappear through the earth never to be heard from again? Why are the homes sinking? What does Pulte know that we don't? I want answers. I want out. Pulte is not being fair. I hope by viewing this website you will get the answers you are looking for.  Pulte made the family  very happy.

Oct 24 2006 My Pulte Experience http://www.geocities.com/myllamas/CCFL/pulte.htm#top
If the foundation shifting and moving causing the basement floor to heave and rise and the pier points to rise and push the steel I-beams upward continues accelerating at the level it is now, this house will be unsafe to live in by the end of the year. In the meantime I have to continue paying the mortgage which BY THE WAY is with Pulte Mortgage. (another story, another web page for that)

Jul 20 2002 Our home is sinking. Pulte Homeowner in Tennessee. Our story begins with a dream.  The builder is Pulte. One year later that dream has turned into a nightmare.

October 07, 2003   www.getpulteoutoftn.com 
This site is designed to express our opinion of why Pulte Homes should not be allowed to continue to operate in the State of Tennessee as a licensed contractor. On the page are descriptions of the problems we have been having with our home (including the roof, exterior walls and  the ground on which the house sits).

Feb 11 2002 Homeowner resists arbitration for settling case against Pulte  By JO ANN ZUNIGA  The owner of a house built by Pulte Homes said Friday the nation's largest homebuilder is trying to force him into costly binding arbitration rather than take the case to trial. 

Nov 27, 2001 VA looks into Pulte Homes after complaint By: Jim Belew, Courier staff . The Department of Veterans Affairs has notified Pulte Homes of concerns about an unacceptable foundation design and has asked the homebuilder to provide foundation design plans for each home in the Houston Anderson Woods subdivision. 
 

  Nov 26 2001 Department of Veteran Affairs looks into "a hybrid of the accepted foundation systems". See pages 1234. (or PDF Form) "In order for VA to continue to extend to Pulte Homes of Texas the privilege of obtaining VA appraisals withoug VA or HUD compliance inspections., it will be necessary to provide this office with the following:"

  • Foundation designs that have been "sealed" by your engineer for each of the plan types that have been constructed in the Anderson Woods Subdivision
  • More....

NOTE: Pulte Homeowners in Texas with foundation problems are urged to contact Janet Ahmad at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PulteNightmareHome.com Feature on Pulte Home Construction

Kansas City Star - Another Unhappy Home Owner  Pulte Model Home Explodes 

 Know Any Graveyards For Sale? US Labor Fines Pulte

Oct 31, 2001: Pulte Loses in Arbitration, TWICE at $500,000 each! "Attorney Jake Moore says the arbitrator found Pulte guilty of fraud, "The award is very justified.Ý both sides are bound by the results and so we're waiting to hear when we get the check." But wait...  

"A lawyer for Pulte homes wouldn't comment about the decision, except to say they will probably file a motion trying to get the arbitrator to reconsider the decision." This is binding arbitration as the contract stated, but I guess not for Pulte!
Aug 7, 2001 Added another Pulte home in San Antonio.

July 12, 2001 A Review of Pulte's Protection Plan, the 10 year home warranty. Dateline's story was right. Read about Pulte's warranty and see just how limited it really is. See also:

  • April 17, 2001 Dateline NBC:"Reading the fine print" Do home warranties offer protection for buyers?. Dateline NBC April 17, 2001. With warranties like this, a Lemon Law is needed!
  • May 27, 2001 Pulte's Zeumer (appeared on Dateline) writes concerning Jim Blackstones' house (home eventually bought back). Notice has the highlighted text is similiar to  the CEO's response to Datelines story. Insuring homeowners are "satisfied and delighted" seems to be a theme in these letters.
  • May 24, 2001 Pulte CEO Responds to NBC's Dateline Story   Erik Gabrielson, HousingZone.com Editor "Among some of the important facts presented to Dateline, but omitted from  their story, is that Pulte Homes has one of, if not the best, warranties in  the industry." Read the entire statement with commentary.
    May 17, 2001 NAHB Blasts Datelineís Report On New Home Warranties. "Datelineís April 17 report was a one-sided and unfair portrayal of the home building industry and 10-year insured warranties on new homes. It sensationalized the issue and served only to needlessly alarm prospective home buying consumers."
  • June 21, 2001 Another Pulte Website. www.pultelemon.com. WELCOME TO THE "PULTE LEMON"  HOME WEBSITE THIS WEB SITE IS DEDICATED TO PERSPECTIVE PULTE HOMEBUYERS. AVOID THE NIGHTMARE WE ARE EXPERIENCING!!!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2001 Pulte's Zeumer (appeared on Dateline) writes concerning Jim Blackstones' house (home eventually bought back). Notice has the highlighted text is similiar to  the CEO's response to Datelines story. Insuring homeowners are "satisfied and delighted" seems to be a theme in these letters.

    May 24, 2001 Pulte CEO Responds to NBC's Dateline Story   Erik Gabrielson, HousingZone.com Editor "Among some of the important facts presented to Dateline, but omitted from  their story, is that Pulte Homes has one of, if not the best, warranties in  the industry."

    Pulte in Houston uses the Home Buyers Warranty. Get a copy. Read it. See if Dateline was omitting information. Any homeowner who thinks this is a quality warranty, deserves a home with this warranty. 

    May 17, 2001 NAHB Blasts Datelineís Report On New Home Warranties. "Datelineís April 17 report was a one-sided and unfair portrayal of the home building industry and 10-year insured warranties on new homes. It sensationalized the issue and served only to needlessly alarm prospective home buying consumers."

    "How much whining will the NAHB do? Don't take Daetline's word for it. Read the 10-year insured warranty for yourself. If you buy a new house with this type of warranty, you deserve everything that comes with it." -- John R. Cobarruvias HomeOwners for Better Building.

    Section of Articles and Websites.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte WebsitesThe House Pulte Built. "We signed away our 7th Amendment right to a jury trial when we signed a purchase agreement to buy a Pulte Home.Ý This agreement had an Arbitration Clause.Ý Do not let this happen to you!!!"

    May 4, 2001  Pulte WebsitesThe Pulte Homes Experience  A description of how Pulte Homes of Ohio responded to problems with our home that they built. The way they honored their warranty, and they way they performed repairs to our home. Site also includes some help on how to pursue help in Ohio.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites Pulte Homes X vs Pulte Homes [SITE IS DOWN! This site was concerning one man's fight with his homebuilder, and the results of a mandatory arbitration clause. We do not know if the South Carolina was repaired.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites Pulte Homes Steve's Issues page  SITE IS DOWN! Problems with Pulte Homes.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte WebsitesPulte Not a Master Builder  I am very disappointed in Pultie's building practices and VERY dissatisfied with the warranty work preformed. Therefore, I'm requesting that you stop sending me anything, which refers to Pulte Homes as a master builder, because I believe this to be a falsehood.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites Pulte homes - NC Money Pit   Pulte Corporation is one of the nation's largest homebuilders, historically advertising themselves as "Master Builders". Our goal is to inform the public and potential homebuyers about our frustating experiences with our home and provide access to other opinions & info about owning a Pulte Home%2

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites Pulte Homes Beware of Pulte   We started our house with Radnor homes, a local custom home builder. After we contracted, they were purchased by Pulte.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites Pulte Homes Pulte Watch  SITE IS DOWN! Pulte homeowners throughout the country are seeking a forum for exchanging information and advice on both the positive and negative aspects of Pulte homeownership. Potential Pulte purchasers are also interested in learning what's necessary to be an informed Pulte buyer.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte WebsitesPulte Master Builder?  Pulte a master builder? Volume home building and high stock prices are not necessarily prerequisites of a master builder. Contained in these pages are samples of this master builders quality. This web site is dedicated to future Pulte home owners. To help them prevent the horrible problems.

    May 4, 2001  Pulte HomesWISTV.COM South Carolina homes part of Dateline: NBC investigation. "The response that we've gotten from Pulte has been insulting"

    May 4, 2001  Pulte Websites created by Pulte Homeowners.

    Dateline NBC: "Reading the fine print" Do home warranties offer protection for buyers?. Dateline NBC April 17, 2001. Featured builder, Pulte Homes. With warranties like this, a Lemon Law is needed! Also read an evaluation of the Residential Warranty Corporation Warranty.

    ARCHIVED ARTICLES ABOUT PULTE HOMES

    Mar 12, 2000 Home buyers say quality fell through the cracks   By COLLINS CONNER  © St. Petersburg Times, published March 12, 2000 The Hardys are unhappy.  "If I had to do it over, either we would buy an older home, because construction of older homes is so much better, or I would pay more for a custom-made home by a builder I chose," Brooke Hardy said.

    Nov 14, 2000 Home flaws missed in city inspection  By BARBARA HOLLINGSWORTH - The Kansas City Star "She and her husband, Rex Groceman, have a pending lawsuit against Pulte Homes. But she also wants the city to pay for its role in allowing the home to be sold." 

    Feb 02, 2001 Arm yourself with information before buying house  By PAUL WENSKE - The Kansas City Star Pulte Homes in Kansas city. Homeowner awarded $107,000 by an arbitrator. Pulte is appealing. NOTE: I thought they had a BINDING arbitration clause? 

    May 4, 2001 Added to the Pulte Homes WISTV.COM South Carolina homes part of Dateline: NBC investigation. "The response that we've gotten from Pulte has been insulting"

    May 4, 2001 Added Pulte Websites created by Pulte Homeowners.

    Apr 17, 2001 Dateline NBC:"Reading the fine print" Do home warranties offer protection for buyers?. Dateline NBC April 17, 2001. Featured builder, Pulte Homes. With warranties like this, a Lemon Law is needed.

     Nov 11, 1999 OSHA Region 5 - For Release Tuesday, June 15, 1999  U.S. Labor Department Fines Pulte Homes $37,750 For Child Labor and Federal Workplace Safety Violations Following Injury Of Thirteen-Year-Old At Twinsburg, OH, Construction Site.   Two agencies of the U.S. Department of Labor have fined Pulte Homes of Ohio, Solon, Ohio, a total of $37,750 following injuries sustained on May 18 by a 13-year-old Middlefield youth who was working at a Twinsburg, Ohio, construction site, the Department announced today.

    Feb 1, 2000 Added to Builders in the News: "Damages awarded to owners of faulty home By JOHN MARTELLARO - The Kansas City Star Date: 01/25/00 22:30 An arbitrator has awarded $100,000 in damages to a Lee's Summit couple from the builder of their five-year-old home, citing numerous defects in construction. " 

    Feb 5, 2000 Added to Builders in the News: New Home Nightmares: Exclusive Investigation. "Have you fallen victim to the Nightmares of  dealing with New Home Problems? Did you see the investigative report on the Fox 21 Ten O'Clock News, Friday night, February 4th?.  If not, you can see the feature in it's entirety right here on fox21.com. Watch the video as Fox 21 Reporter Tami Birckner interviews new home buyers, whose life-long dreams  of home ownership suddenly turned into nightmares. Did this happen to you? Could you have avoided these nightmares? " Includes interview of Pulte Homes and Jim Blackstone of www.blackstoneversuspulte.com. (no longer active.)

    June 2000 1800s family laid to rest once more. Nashville developer Pulte Homes, formerly Radnor Homes, is paying for the removal of the bodies, an arrangement reached in Chancery Court last month. According to state law, landowners cannot sell land with graves on it without informing the buyer the bodies are there.

    Nov 1999 Homebuilder says owner complaints are being addressed. (Scroll down) "The house was promised to be of high quality when I bought it," she said. Now it is seems to be falling apart."

    July 1998 Home builder to retrofit homes for the disabled in Justice Dept. settlement   By J. Linn Allen   Chicago Tribune   The Justice Department announced Tuesday a far-reaching settlement with the nation's largest home builder [PULTE] that is likely to put builders around the country on notice that they can't be sloppy about complying with laws requiring them to accommodate people with disabilities. 

    May 1999 Arizona Home Buyers Sue Developer Over Lack of Disclosure on Airport Noise   MAY 1999 PHOENIX, ARIZONA  Twenty-seven homeowners who live four miles from the end of the Williams Gateway Airport runway, near Phoenix, Arizona, are suing Pulte Homes for failing to tell them how busy the former Air Force Base would be. The suit accuses Pulte of fraud, consumer fraud, negligence and misrepresentation and seeks unspecified compensation for diminished property value.

    Sep 1997 Complaints Mount Against Home Builder    Many of you have complained to WRAL's 5 On Your Side about home builders. Lately, we've had a significant number of complaints about one builder in particular. 5  On Your Side reporter Monica Laliberte has more on the company and one families problems with it. 

    Jul 1997 Broken lines of communications From nailpops to leaky toilets, 'callbacks' are a nagging problem  By Mary Umberger Tribune Staff Writer July 12, 1997.  "Our position is we can't please everybody 100 percent of the time. Sometimes there are requirements to draw a line in the sand. Sometimes we go over the line, but when you have to take a stand, it creates disgruntled customers. There are some things that you can perform and some that you can't. What we offered to do was more than acceptable." --David Branch, marketing director for Pulte's Illinois division

 
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