Home buyers unmollified by THP promises

Home buyers unmollified by THP promises

There are 114 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 24, 2009, titled Home buyers unmollified by THP promises. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

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toof ferry

Reading, PA

#21 Apr 24, 2009
5000.00$????????? Are you serious? your buying a 300,000 home with 5k down....moron
Geez

Orlando, FL

#22 Apr 24, 2009
You can still buy a home for only 5000 down. Whoa, nothing is getting better is it. What happened to the percentage of the value of a home in order to be able to buy. We will be bailing out home buyers for the rest of our lives.
Lehigh Valley Resident

Allentown, PA

#23 Apr 24, 2009
I know its no help, but all the public improvements will be completed. (roads, street lights, etc.) THP had to put up a security bond, before the development began, to the township to complete the work if this situation will happen. All questions about the public improvements should be directed to your township. As for your homes, i cant say and am sorry for any losses.
Plain English

Bath, PA

#24 Apr 24, 2009
So, when the sample house is being converted to a residence (begin to excavate to install a driveway) I guess we can assume they have no intensions of selling any more.
Andy

Bethlehem, PA

#25 Apr 24, 2009
I don't believe "unmollified" is an actual word.

It would be "un-mollified" (hyphenated) if you wished to create a new word by adding the "un" prefix..Of course it would have been easier, cleaner, and more correct to just say, "Home buyers less than mollified by THP promises."

Hire some competent editors. I see mistakes all over the paper now-a-days. I, personally, would never claim to be an English guru, but I'm also not writing for a professional newspaper on a daily basis. If I can catch your errors, then you've got real problems.
tdg119

Sellersville, PA

#26 Apr 24, 2009
I have a THP home that was built in 2004, and thank goodness we bought at a time when business was booming. Our development was done in record time.

For the record, with our THP home, there was a final walkthrough before the closing to create our punch list. They completed the majority of the work on those items before we moved in. Regardless, there are things you don't notice until you move in and that's why additional work or repairs is necessary.(Nail pops alone are a sure thing w/ these cookie cutter homes)

I feel horrible for the people involved but I do think some research would have given them reason to think twice. There are half-finished developments everywhere I look where the builders pulled out long ago. That speaks volumes to me...
jsg

Kulpsville, PA

#27 Apr 24, 2009
Tarnished Sheba wrote:
Look on the bright side, at least you people have jobs....
And were able to build a NEW home too. I feel bad they are out money but I would love to be able to build something new. They are obviously not that bad off in this economy. A new single home is at least 250k, at least!
Smart Guy

Fogelsville, PA

#28 Apr 24, 2009
why would anyone let Tp build there home? They ruin housing markets everywhere they build. There Home's are crap! Way to expensive! Big company just praying on people who dont use there heads! when a building companie offers no interest financing there has to be catch and guess what you got caught! bet you will do it differently next time!
jsg

Kulpsville, PA

#29 Apr 24, 2009
jsg wrote:
<quoted text>
And were able to build a NEW home too. I feel bad they are out money but I would love to be able to build something new. They are obviously not that bad off in this economy. A new single home is at least 250k, at least!
And wow, 5k down, we bought an exsisting home and put down 20%, how can you buy a brand new home with 5K??????
John D

Warren, NJ

#30 Apr 24, 2009
Steve wrote:
This is why buying a used home is better than trusting ANYTHING that isn't built yet in this economy! I still don't understand why these people didn't pick up one of the HUNDREDS of homes that were for sale CHEAP in the same areas.
Oh yeah, let's buy some pre WWII brick pile of garbaage that floods, has mold, rodent infestations, can't hold the heat, a/c in the windows... no thanks, keep your garbage.
small town girl

Silver Spring, MD

#31 Apr 24, 2009
It's about time something stopped THP from continuing to rape the land of what used to be rural towns in this area. When are people going to realize how destructive these cookie cutter neighborhoods are? Roads not suited to accept increased traffic, increased impermiable surfaces leading to increased local flooding, and overcrowding of schools have become major issues because of these developments. In the Pennsburg/Red Hill/East Greenville area south of Allentown, these eyesores of homes have devistated what used to be a visually stunning area. It is beyond me that anyone would pay money to live in these shoddy houses less than 15 feet away from the next shoddy house.
John D

Warren, NJ

#32 Apr 24, 2009
Sound Reasoning wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I the only one who is smart enough to insist that the "punch list" is complete BEFORE I close/buy the house?
Even though my house was new, I still hire an inspector, and follow-up by making sure that everything the inspector found was repaired before the closing.
If one buys a house in need of repairs, then guess what, you now own a house that YOU need to repair.
You might be the biggest moron of the day. Punchlist = nail pops... can you guess where a nail pop will be before you close???

IDIOT. I swear, the internet is the home of the mongoloids.
goverment

Slatington, PA

#33 Apr 24, 2009
the only way the goverment cares if you get burned is if you give them money or votes if your just a little guy with a house an a couple of local builders ,good luck to you an will see you in bankrupsie court where they will happily take the rest of your money an leave you an your family living under a bridge.
Democrats or republicans
Pens 87

Bethlehem, PA

#34 Apr 24, 2009
Batman Properties wrote:
<quoted text>
Holy Asylum, Batgirl!! You want real investigative reporting?? Go read the New York Times or go to their website for real journalism.
As for the BBB, that is a joke. The BBB exists by companies paying to be a member. Non paying members of BBB just are not listed! All businesses should be listed and rated on the BBB if it was a real Bureau, which it is not.
The BBB is privately owned and operated and does not help consumers!
Exactly. The BBB is not a agency of the state or federal government. They are a for profit company. I wouldnt even bother signing up my business because it is useless for myself and my customers.
Pens 87

Bethlehem, PA

#35 Apr 24, 2009
toof ferry wrote:
5000.00$????????? Are you serious? your buying a 300,000 home with 5k down....moron
The 5k is a deposit. The article does not state the terms of the mortgage.

“Reality is subjective”

Since: Aug 08

Breinigsville, PA

#36 Apr 24, 2009
Sound reasoning - which is why I suggest they seek attorney's right away. It may move them up the bankruptcy food chain where they might recover some of their money. Without representation, they're not even in the game.

Punch list is the only way to get into a new home. AND you, as the new home buyer, should come up with your own punch list AND be in that house on a regular basis while it's being built.

A lot of stuff is swept under the carpet.
Shemp Howard

Allentown, PA

#37 Apr 24, 2009
Andy wrote:
I don't believe "unmollified" is an actual word.
It would be "un-mollified" (hyphenated) if you wished to create a new word by adding the "un" prefix..Of course it would have been easier, cleaner, and more correct to just say, "Home buyers less than mollified by THP promises."
Hire some competent editors. I see mistakes all over the paper now-a-days. I, personally, would never claim to be an English guru, but I'm also not writing for a professional newspaper on a daily basis. If I can catch your errors, then you've got real problems.
You are correct, sir. Unmollified is not a word. The person who wrote that headline probably also uses the misnomer "irregardless"!
jsg

Kulpsville, PA

#38 Apr 24, 2009
Pens 87 wrote:
<quoted text>The 5k is a deposit. The article does not state the terms of the mortgage.
BUT, that 5K, is half of his life savings. If that is ALL they have, they should NOT be buying a 300+K house!! They will be bankrupt in no time!
Shemp Howard

Allentown, PA

#39 Apr 24, 2009
John D wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah, let's buy some pre WWII brick pile of garbaage that floods, has mold, rodent infestations, can't hold the heat, a/c in the windows... no thanks, keep your garbage.
Exactly--no closet space, one car garage (if you're lucky), one bathroom (maybe a toilet in the unfinished basement!).
fkelsofksoafpe

United States

#40 Apr 24, 2009
BS it's the "credit market's" fault! You had the people's money, you robbed Peter to pay Paul and now you must PAY.

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