While in the Ridgecrest community in McKinney, Tx picketing the sales reps. turned on the sprinklers to run us off. A little water not going to run us off, we have been out here sence November, 2004 in the rain. Thanks cooling us off, we were hot!
Sales Rep in Liberty community in Melissa, Tx
asked us, " Didn't we know that our homes would depreciate on that highway? " Well, it would have been nice if they had told us it was going to be a highway- six-lane highway.
When buying a new home, it is suppose to be a great experience, and one of you greatest investment of you life. You don't expect to loose thousands of dollars in it in less that 12 months.
We have learned a lot in the last 18 months. We need better controls on builders that are not held responsible for turning out less than adequate housing in Texas. There are no regulations on poor construction. The did not tell us that they were building our home on a highway. This happened to us and we even asked questions about the road. In Melissa,Texas they are building across the street from a landfill. When looking to buy from a builder you need to ask many questions. Then go to your planning & zoning in your city to research the facts.
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Drees Homes Complaint
From the time we first spoke to Drees and signed a contract on our home we understood that the road connected to our front and side yard, was a neighborhood access road.
Mr. Luis Tapia (Drees Sales Representative) informed us that this road was only to connect to Highway 720. As of April 2004 Highway 720 was renamed to Eldorado Parkway.
On several occasions we talked to Mr. Tapia about Eldorado Parkway because we were then living in a house one block off of Highway 720, and the traffic is so bad we
can?t get out of our street.
The reason we decided to buy a new home in Eldorado West, was to get out of the traffic and stay in the Little Elm school district. Also, our daughter just got her driver?s
license and we would be close to the new high school and wouldn?t have to drive to school on Highway 720.
Then after just four months in our new home we get a letter, from the city that Eldorado Parkway is going to be a main Corridor from Highway 75 to Highway 35 when a toll bridge is completed. The very thing that we were trying to get away from had just been put at our front door. The fact is it has been discovered the road will carry 46,000 cars per day as estimated by the NCTCOG (North Central Texas Council of Governments) and will also allow for heavy truck traffic. It has been discovered through the Town Managers Office that Drees knew about the corridor from the inception of the subdivision via John Baker, the developer of the land and the developer of section 7 of the corridor.
The city has painted a crosswalk on the corner of our yard and installed sign?s. Now the other homeowners want a traffic light in addition to the street light & fire hydrant
that already exist on the corner of our yard. We are now faced with a major intersection directly adjacent to our new home.
This will definitely have an impact on my family?s safety and well being due to the extensive amount of traffic, noise and pollution. Had Mr. Tapia disclosed Drees knowledge of this road, we would not have purchased this home.
Our foundation is moving like a train, our roof is moving, the ceiling is lifting off walls and walls are lifting off the floor. We have huge cracks throughout the house.
Drees deceptive practices, along with their shoddy building practices and the highway have caused us so much unhappiness; we just want Drees to buy back our house.
Our family has been deprived of safety for our child, and caused a real burden for the resale of our home, which has left us both emotionally and financially drained.
We do not want to be subjected to further discomfort or paying for mistakes that were not of our making but that of Drees Homes. Drees Homes, buy this home back!
Little Elm, TX