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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


Outrageous! Buy a New Home - Don’t 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.  It’s a decision between constitutional rights and the American Dream. 

SEE: KB Warranty Conditions - Sign A Shut Up Agreement or No Repairs
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Lennar Latest News
Lennar fails to disclose defects and expansive soil
Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Expansive soil was not fully disclosed
It would seem the City of Hutto put too much trust in Lennar and it was blinded by collecting more tax revenue. If they had inspected, we would not be having this discussion. Dan McDowell is the city employee that is partially responsible for these problems. A quote from Dan McDowell, “Everything that is built in Hutto goes through me.” What a joke! Of course, the problems are very important when the real problem is not addressed. The problem is about honesty, trust, integrity and ethics. You can use any normative ethical principle to analyze this situation and will come up with the same conclusion. You must fully disclose.

Lennar Homebuilding Texas Style and Non-disclosures
Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Interviews with Hutto Texas Lennar Homeowners
Sylvia Jacobson tells how Lennar deceived her - Linda and Ronald Shaw's struggle with their new Lennar home in Hutto Parke & not so impressive Lennar Home construction in Texas.
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Hutto City Council Downplays Lennar Construction Defects
Monday, 12 November 2007

Council discusses construction issues in Hutto Parke
Ways to help residents get their houses fixed and how to improve the image of the neighborhood were broached two weeks ago during a city council workshop in city hall. Dan McDowell, chief building official for the City of Hutto, said the city was notified last March about nails popping out of walls in several Lennar homes. The city subsequently received calls that framing on the some houses had not been completed properly. Some homeowners have said the expansive soil where the subdivision is located is to blame for problems they have with their houses.

Lennar Employee of homebuilder cited for peeping in Hutto
Thursday, 08 November 2007

Lennar worker admitted to police he was looking in bathroom windows
Hutto police say a man accused of looking into people's bathrooms in a subdivision last week has turned himself in. Dwayne Keith Campbell, 40, worked for the national home builder Lennar Corp., which constructs residences in the Legends of Hutto subdivision, police said. Campbell initially told police Tuesday that he was checking out the houses as part of his job, Police Chief Harold Thomas said.

Lennar Peeping Tom Turns Himself In
Thursday, 08 November 2007

 Peeping Tom In Hutto Turns Himself In

There are new details regarding a story KXAN Austin News reported Tuesday news. That Peeping Tom in Hutto has turned himself in. Police were called out to the Legends of Hutto subdivision twice last week after residents reported seeing a man looking into bathroom windows. On Tuesday, the suspect walked into the Hutto Police Department, where he confessed to peeping. Police have charged Dwayne Cambell with a Class C misdemeanor. He was an employee of the homebuilder, Lennar Homes.

Lennar Inspector Inspects Windows
Wednesday, 07 November 2007

Police Looking For Peeping Tom In Hutto  
Police are searching for a Peeping Tom in Hutto after neighbors spotted a man looking into bathroom windows twice last week...The man said he worked for Lennar Homes and was just doing a home inspection... Some neighbors said they have seen Lennar employees inspecting early but not like this. "For them not to stop and say, 'I got your information. I'm inspecting this house.' Why didn't he just show it and say, 'This is my identification,' and that's unusual for him to have done, just to take off," said neighbor Emily Ojeda.

Lennar Homes - Bombs Away!
Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Builder Marks Homes That May Have Bombs On Property
A local builder marked dozens of Orange County houses Monday that may have bombs on the property. Lennar Homes will dig up the yards of the marked houses in the Vista Lakes subdivision, off Lee Vista Road, near Odyssey Middle School...Recently, Lennar Homes sent homeowners letters and hosted community meetings letting folks know that they'll have to evacuate the area from 9:00am through 3:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If a bomb is found and too dangerous to move, it will have to be detonated on site.

Lennar's 'Home, Home on the Range'
Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Home Builder Searching Homes On Former Bomb Range
Work is starting Tuesday morning to dig up dozens of yards in Orange County to search for old bombs... So far, several old live munitions have been found nearby and close to Odyssey Middle School...Lennar Homes told News 13 that they will dig up anything made of metal. The company said they are doing it to bring peace of mind to the people who live in the community.

Latest on Lennar Homes & Bombs
Wednesday, 17 October 2007

More coverage: Odyssey Middle School built near bomb range
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it found three more pieces of live World War II-era ordnance on some ranch land about 700 feet to 1,000 feet behind Odyssey Middle School...The "forgotten" Pine Castle bombing range, which has caused homeowners and parents of Odyssey Middle students much concern, was not forgotten by at least one family for the past 60 years.  In June 2002, on land behind Odyssey Middle School, ranch hand David Hillier was cutting a firebreak through heavy brush when his tractor kicked up what he thought was a burning log. His boss, Allen Smith, recognized the object as a World War II bomb and shouted for Hillier to get away... Senators Visit site  See Photos * 
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Lennar and Bombs
Saturday, 13 October 2007

Bombs May Be Buried Under 54 Homes; Crews To Dig Up Properties
Live explosives possibly buried under more than 50 homes in an Orange County neighborhood has prompted plans to begin digging up properties and may force families from their homes.  World War II-era rockets and a grenade were found buried underground this week about 1,000 feet behind Odyssey Middle School and just yards from the Warwick subdivision.  Lennar home builders told the homeowners that a munitions consultant they recently hired identified metal objects on all 54 of their home sites. "What happens next is that we go in and start digging these things out of the ground," Lennar Division President Wayne Broedel said.  Related builder story: KB Home's $1.9M Taxpayer Bomb Clean up

Lennar Defective Homes and Expansive Soil get Attention
Sunday, 30 September 2007

Homeowners rally against defects in Hutto Parke
Some motorists honked Saturday afternoon people held signs that read, “Lennar lies! HUD form 92541,” “Lennar everything included except resale value,” “Lennar everything included even expansive soil,” and “Lennar lied to me.” Hutto Parke resident Renee Crenshaw told city council that she does not want to see people move out of the neighborhood and Hutto in large numbers. She serves as a trustee for the Hutto Independent School District.
“I don't want the citizens to move out,” she said, explaining that there are certain things home builders can do to the soil before houses are built, as the builders of the new turf at Hippo Stadium did.

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