Past problems haunt Centex

Past problems haunt Centex

There are 124 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jun 27, 2006, titled Past problems haunt Centex. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Centex Homes was given a verbal bashing by the City Council at a recent meeting, with some city officials threatening to ban future projects by the developer.

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the realist

Spring Hill, FL

#21 Jan 10, 2007
carlos wrote:
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Oh!! I am sure your house was builted with legal 100 % double checked documented worker. What a cheap stabb at the workers that make almost nothing to survive in a hard working enviroment. WAY TO GO!!
I agree that the trades are very hard working and underpaid because of the greed of the CEO's of these major NYSE BUILDERS who rather put the money in their pockets than affording these tradesmen legal or illegal a decent wage and a safe working environment. I believe that the NYSE Builders should be sued for aiding and abetting in the commission of a criminal act under the RICO STATUES by knowlingly assisting the subcontractors in allowing the illegals to carry on the work at substandard wages over the selection of american born citizens and legal immigrants who have to work in competition to even survive in this environment. There is not a tradesman legal or illegal that does not work their ass off in order that some slime ball like Karatz from KBH can take home an annual salary of $175 million dollars. Karatz is a parasite in my view and should be brought to justice and thrown into a den of illegals whom he probably did not associate with them but was a beneficiary of cheating them out of making a days pay for a damn hard days work.
I would like to see the illegals sue these NYSE Builders under international law for violations of HUMAN RIGHTS.

Where is the SEC , IRS and HOMELAND SECURITY when all this is going on.
LJB

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jan 11, 2007
the realist wrote:
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I agree that the trades are very hard working and underpaid because of the greed of the CEO's of these major NYSE BUILDERS who rather put the money in their pockets than affording these tradesmen legal or illegal a decent wage and a safe working environment. I believe that the NYSE Builders should be sued for aiding and abetting in the commission of a criminal act under the RICO STATUES by knowlingly assisting the subcontractors in allowing the illegals to carry on the work at substandard wages over the selection of american born citizens and legal immigrants who have to work in competition to even survive in this environment. There is not a tradesman legal or illegal that does not work their ass off in order that some slime ball like Karatz from KBH can take home an annual salary of $175 million dollars. Karatz is a parasite in my view and should be brought to justice and thrown into a den of illegals whom he probably did not associate with them but was a beneficiary of cheating them out of making a days pay for a damn hard days work.
I would like to see the illegals sue these NYSE Builders under international law for violations of HUMAN RIGHTS.
Where is the SEC , IRS and HOMELAND SECURITY when all this is going on.
Well said, but...
What about buyer beware. These people bought homes of their free will.
What about the fact that these national home builders / money lenders
are selling homes to people who cannot or dont buy a better home?
Why is it the governments fault that free people make stupid decisions?
They could have worked harder and saved longer and bought an investment instead taking the lousy deal Centex made them. The government cannot protect idiots without asking those who work and save to pay for those who make stupid decisions.
ana

Madera, CA

#23 Feb 18, 2007
i bougth a centex home 4 months ago and i had a terrible experience with the centex lender
Ted

Mebane, NC

#24 Mar 12, 2007
I have been living in a centex home for 12 years. I have been told that at a point I will have to perform "normal" repairs to the siding and corner boards because the weather in North Carolina causes all kinds of problems with the materials used. I am getting ready to paint my house for the 3rd time and the carpenter that I hired to replace rotted wood informed me that my chimney has rotted to the point where the whole thing needs to be replaced to the tune of $8000!!! I realize that I've been in the house for 12 years but this is crazy!! The whole chimney!?!? Does anyone out there know of any class action suits against Centex for this type of thing? I would like to jump on because I don't feel that I should be replacing my chimney at my expense.
just thinking in fl

United States

#25 Mar 15, 2007
did you get a 2nd or 3rd or 4th estimate for your chimney,or are you just taking the word of the 1 carpenter? i have worked with many,many chimney reair people and have never heard of such an outrages price,and 12yrs later? might not have much of a case in court,think about it
Cara

Stow, OH

#26 Mar 24, 2007
We are having trouble with Centex/Wayne Homes too. We live in Ohio and haven't even started building yet. They promised us that we could hire our own mason to build a fireplace, then as soon as we signed the contract they claimed that they had never said such a thing and told us that they would not work with our mason. Has anyone had similar problems? Is there any class action lawsuit or has anyone taken action that has been effective? This might be the only way to stop their predatory practices.
just thinking in fl

United States

#27 Mar 26, 2007
all you stupid people and your lawyers,geez,i bet if you dont like what i say you might get some kind of lawsuit against me? grow up people,maybe if you want to sue somebody,maybe consider suing the school district where you went to school,because of not teaching you to read and not teaching you common sense!

Since: Mar 07

Dallas, TX

#28 Mar 26, 2007
There is a new Centex community close to my home here near Dallas that had a resident's picket line out in front of it a while ago. They spent a whole Saturday on the main road out in front of their subdivision. They looked pretty P.O.'ed....
Bigboy

Wellton, AZ

#29 Mar 31, 2007
Actually Carlos, funny your name is Carlos with your response, I also own a home there and have first hand knowledge that they did indeed use illegals in the build.

This is a site to put forth complaints, so leave the sensationalism to the pros in the news, asspipe.
just thinking in fl

United States

#30 Apr 5, 2007
hey,big boy,watch your langage or i will have your comments removed,dumbass
Andrea

Pittsburgh, PA

#31 Apr 11, 2007
We have a Centex home as well built by the Delmont/ Greensurg division-- The materials are so very poor the lowest quality - They forgot to insulate our celling when we first moved in they did fix that -- they did not nail our railing to a stud there fore I could have fallen 19 feet and they could care less-- they did a quick fix by putting a piece of wood between 2 studs and nailing the railing to it-- it is still loose! Our cement is crumbuling away on our front porch and garage-- we have tried contacting Wayne sevral times of corse the man that we need to talk with is never avaliable when they hear that it is my husband calling-- he has been given over 2 months to contact us with no avail even though he has both my and my husbands work numbers cell numbers and home numbers--- They go to local home shows and boast about their customer service, they say 9 out of 10 are 100% satisfied-- guess we are all that "other one"
Marty

Jackson, MS

#32 May 4, 2007
We bought our Centex home in SC and we have had issues, especially with the heat/ari from day one. We closed in 2000 and already the house needs a complete remodel it was so cheaply built. We are in a country club and these were marketed as upscale homes. I have tried contacting Centex about the heat/air and they won't even return my messages. It needs to be replaced after 6 years(house was empty for 2) and the quote came in at $10,000...I find that just ridiculous! I sure won't let anyone in my ear shot buy one of these plastic crap homes!
dnwright

Kewaskum, WI

#34 May 26, 2007
We moved into a Centex development in Bakersfield, California almost a year ago(June 2006). It is unfornate all the many problems we have faced along with neighbors, i.e., many, many leaks in the ceiling, which went into the light fixture on first floor; tile installed crooked, stairwell loose, nails showing through on walls, a/c unit only cools one side of two-story house, and the list goes on and on. We have been put in a hotel twice (2 weeks) and on another occasion one week.The workmanship was poor. We didn't do our homework before purchase! It really hurts!
Makona

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 Jun 5, 2007
We bought a Centex home in Bothell last summer. They have been ok about some iissues we have but the Front door has been a pain. It is cracking and peeling they have painted it twice in the last 9 months. I want my door replaced and they have said NO. They know that there were issues during the first month of building Bellemont crossings. I know that we are not the first to have this problems does anyone know if there has been a class acation claim against centex
FlyingPhotog

Orange Park, FL

#38 Jun 18, 2007
partychieftx wrote:
There is a new Centex community close to my home here near Dallas that had a resident's picket line out in front of it a while ago. They spent a whole Saturday on the main road out in front of their subdivision. They looked pretty P.O.'ed....
Which Centex neighborhood was this if I may ask? My wife and I just signed a contract to build at the Meridian, near Lake Lewisville.
ARB

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Jun 27, 2007
Just out of curiosity, how many of you went through the house at night to check on the house to make sure everything met your approval. I don't have a Centex, but my in-laws built one a few years back and mentioned about 5 things to the contractors to correct and they did it. They haven't had a problem with the house yet.
CAB

Tampa, FL

#41 Jul 1, 2007
How about Florida? Any class action suits? Any price fixing? We need to know about their active adult communties.
CAB

Tampa, FL

#42 Jul 2, 2007
okay.. we bought in Southshore Falls Apollo Beach, Fl 2005.First time we tried the water it is horrible. Called HOA and Warranty and County...HOA said no water problem. County finally came out and tried to solve complaints...I installed water conditioners.2 years later it still stinks...First the warranty rep said to open all water full force.
pipes started vibrating...called him back and he said shut them off...(I already had) plumber was sent with snake and out came a piece of plastic sheet the size of a football.
I also bought an investment in same subdivision\June 1, 2007 pipe fitting in masterbath came apart..flooded entire unit...2 weeks later it was finally dry and new carpet installed; renter was brother or he might have left...it was a mess..no offer of hotel etc....but the worse thing they did was to start lowering the prices a year ago..and a couple of weeks ago were selling units for $50,000 to $120,000 less than what we paid...and this is an active adult community where the homeowners can not just go out and get a job to recoup the losses...I am so upset with Centex I am looking into lawsuit...and I loved it here 2 years ago inspite of the horrible water,,,
Arlene

Bloomfield, NJ

#43 Jul 19, 2007
Centex Homes in Jacksonville, Fl lied to everyone in the Cypress Trace community single family homes they waited till the day before closing to reveal there was a proposed highway to affect our property! They lied to everyone and said "they had just found out, too". Liars they knew since 2004, but left everyone in an extremely impossible situation. They repeated their lie week after to week to buyers. We are now involved in a class-action lawsuit. We have lost alot of money. DO NOT TRUST THEM. THEY ALL LIE. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
Arlene

Bloomfield, NJ

#44 Jul 19, 2007
CAB wrote:
How about Florida? Any class action suits? Any price fixing? We need to know about their active adult communties.
Centex Homes in Jacksonville, Fl lied to everyone in the Cypress Trace community single family homes they waited till the day before closing to reveal there was a proposed highway to affect our property! They lied to everyone and said "they had just found out, too". Liars they knew since 2004, but left everyone in an extremely impossible situation. They repeated their lie week after to week to buyers. We are now involved in a class-action lawsuit. We have lost alot of money. DO NOT TRUST THEM. THEY ALL LIE. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

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