Reports and Articles of Interest
Below you will find a few interesting and helpful articles and reports. We encourage you to email us articles and reports of interest, so we can share them with others. If we use your article or report, and you are the first to send it in, you will receive a $10 gift certificate at Starbucks.
New (Lennar) Homes Create Headaches For Homeowners - Fantastic article showing just how creepy Lennar is. The article notes that Lennar admits the roofs are attached too tightly, not giving the walls room to settle, but Lennar would not return calls for the article. The article also notes ten Lennar homeowners went through the Texas Residential Construction Commission complaint process, and eight of the ten homes were defective! Needless to say, Lennar ranked below average in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Survey. Read More Click Here
Money Magazine - The Dark Side of Shoddy Work - Article from February 14, 2007. You'll see this is not an isolated problem, and it is not getting better. Read More Click Here
North Carolina Public Interest Group - This is one of the finest reports available about shoddy construction, complete with case studies. Read More Click Here
Business Week - When You Want To Sue But Can't - Here is a great article about the problems many home buyers face with contract that preclude you from going to court against your builder, and only having the ability to arbitrate or mediate. Read More Click Here
Orange County Homeowners Sue Lennar - The owners of 29 houses in the Las Flores area near Rancho Santa Margarita are suing developer Lennar Corp. for $2.9 million, claiming the residences have defects because of faulty design and construction. Read More Click Here
Homebuyers Cede Rights - Fight brewing on contract waivers that can shield builders of botched houses from Denver Post - Colorado is NOT the only state with this problem. This is a nationwide problem that many states are now starting to address. Before you buy, you need to realize what rights you give up if your home is defective. Read More Click Here