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New Jersey Archives
Thursday, 19 January 2006

           New Jersey Archives

April 30, 2001 From New Jersey's President of HomeOwners for Better Building President of New Jersey.Marie Crosby and family have been ordered to move out of their home while the builder attempts to repair defects in their home.

You too, for $469,000 Can Be the Proud Owner of this Mold Contaminated House
Code Violation included at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!
                 
              8/24/2001                                      7/10/2003
Records reveal that this house is riddled with code violations and sever mold contamination that were never corrected. Despite an ongoing state investigation an investor bought the home knowing the history of defects. Now, without remediation of the mold or state ordered repairs of  building code violations the investor has listed the house for sale

  • Stuck with crumbling home, owners sue  Published in the Courier News on November 18, 2000  By LARRY HIGGS  Staff Writer  "A family's dream home has quickly become their nightmare -- now they're suing the township and the home builder."
  • More flaws turn up in home  By LARRY HIGGS  Staff Writer   Published in the Courier News on December 27, 2000   BRANCHBURG -- State inspectors have found another violation that township building officials missed when they checked the home of a family who sued because other construction flaws were overlooked. 
  • Family, code department are battling  By LARRY HIGGS  Staff Writer  Published in the Courier News on April 8, 2001   BRANCHBURG -- A family is involved in a classic "Catch-22" situation with the township Building Department. But it could cost them a $100 a day fine. 
  • Owners get extension to repair defective home  By LARRY HIGGS  Staff Writer   Published in the Courier News on April 26, 2001   BRANCHBURG-- The Crosby family has received some help from the state in the ongoing saga of their defect-riddled home.

    April 04, 2001 "Homebuilders call for housing stimulus package" San Antonio Express News. April 4, 2001. "We make no representation, express or implied, regarding members's qualifications of the quality of their products and services....." (concerning the members of the San Antonio Builders Association.

Mar 2, 2001 Posted to Builders in the News: Building firm paid $225,000 owed by DiFrancesco  BY DUNSTAN McNICHOL AND JENNIFER GOLSON STAR-LEDGER STAFF "In addition, the New Jersey Builders Association, whose members include Hovnanian, spent $360,000 lobbying lawmakers on 75 separate pieces of legislation in the Senate and Assembly last year, according to reports filed yesterday. It was the second most expensive lobbying effort by any single group last year."

Mar 2, 2001 Posted to Builders in the News: Builder Aided DiFrancesco in Land Deal By DAVID M. HALBFINGER New York Times.  TRENTON, Feb. 28 ó Five years ago, one of New Jersey's largest home builders provided $225,000 to Donald T. DiFrancesco, the State Senate president, to pay off an outstanding legal judgment, court records show. Mr. DiFrancesco, who also became acting governor of New Jersey a month ago, has never repaid the money and says he does not think it is his responsibility to do so.

 
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