Los Lunas homes showing foundation pr...

Los Lunas homes showing foundation problems

There are 197 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Los Lunas homes showing foundation problems. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Structural trouble at a Centex constructed Los Lunas home The foundations for some homes in the Village of Los Lunas are shifting so much that some residents are unable to open their front doors.

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United States

#23 Jan 5, 2008
Just like Mad Max Keep flapping your lipps looser or your little finger

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Jan 6, 2008
this is exactly the reason internet message boards have really gotten no where to help the public. The people who use them can not unite they fight amongst each other
Huning Ranch Centex buyer

Santa Fe, NM

#25 Jan 6, 2008
This is SCARY. We have been in our home for almost two years and are literally 4 houses away from the house with the sinking street.
Of course as a buyer, we'll have to go through their mediation processes AND pay for it.
I have come to believe that Centex DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE HOMEOWNER. I had a "manager" out here who was a complete liar. Virtually everyone of of the warranty construction managers is a bully of some sorts. I have had one brag about how he loved to crack the whip with the illegal workers. Show them how it was in the US of A.
Sad really.
Centex like many other builders is a part of the housing problem. The house I bought and that they unofficially recommended would easily be worth 20 percent more in 3-5 years is now CHEAPER to buy today with more upgrades.
They should be pulled from the sub-division ASAP. They are the type of contractor who hires the LOWEST bidder, not the best valued one. Ask their contractors. Look at the work they do.
Quantity NOT quality with CENTEX.
Huning Ranch Centex buyer

Santa Fe, NM

#26 Jan 6, 2008
Looks like Comcast has my IP out of Dallas. I am in Los Lunas New Mexico.
Huning Ranch Centex buyer

Santa Fe, NM

#27 Jan 6, 2008
On another note.
OF COURSE they will say they don't know if the county, village or whatever agency is responsible for the street. That's how they operate.
I had to fix MY OWN sidewalk that their contractor broke. When I brought it to their attention...
Not their problem, please contact the village of Los Lunas. And the HOA we work with are no better. They have the power to fine and place upon a homeowner liens if we exercise our freedom of speech regarding their service and workmanship in any displayed medium.
I think it's time to organize the community against this type of stuff.
I'll put together an email address...
Huning Ranch Centex buyer

Santa Fe, NM

#28 Jan 6, 2008
CentexHomeOwnersHuningRanch@gm ail.com

If you are also a homeowner and want to communicate about what we can do to prevent being bullied as HOMEOWNERS and paying HOA members...
Huning Ranch Centex buyer

Santa Fe, NM

#29 Jan 6, 2008
Drop the space in the domain name...
Mike Grant

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Jan 9, 2008
Just because your funny arm loan in adjusting and you can no longer afford it do not make it everyone elses problem
huning ranch resident

Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM

#31 Jan 9, 2008
Any one wanting to buy a centex home should ask to view the damaged homes and speak to owners of the homes. Future buyers should ask Centex sales reps. about this if not metioned when viewing models. Something to think about.

Gulfport, MS

#32 Jan 9, 2008
Another thing you can do is put a sign in *your* yard. My wife and I were looking at property in one of those slap-em-up subdivisions years ago and there were several houses on an adjacent street with very discreet signs that read "Buyer beware. Talk to us before you sign!". Something was very wrong there, so we left. I thank those people for being forthright enough to bring it to the attention of prospective buyers.
Lisa Knowe


#33 Jan 26, 2008
Mike Grant wrote:
Just because your funny arm loan in adjusting and you can no longer afford it do not make it everyone elses problem
Ha. Ha. I don't have a house there, but know someone who does. So I don't have a loan, and it is a problem!!!! I viewed the homes and it's sad how their floors are buckling on the top floor of the houses. Cracks everywhere. Foundation separating.
And the builder wants everyone to hush up.
Oh, whats going to happen to the school they are building just west of there. Will It Sink, too????
New Homeowner

United States

#34 Jan 26, 2008
I think the builders should compensate the homeowners and buy them out. Contractors are at fault.
mother of three

Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM

#35 Feb 5, 2008
I have been down there and saw the homes. What is up with the foam insulation is that there solutions to fixing the homes. Centex should step up and buy out those homes so they can really fix the problems instead of covering them up.
Anything but Centex

Huntsville, AL

#36 Nov 8, 2008
Centex installed my windows so the water channels inside my walls and not outside. Yep, extensive water damage! They have checked seven windows that I could prove were leaking, and all seven windows are wrong. Now they refuse to check the rest. I wonder why? One estimate I have to fix all the damage is over $30,000. Centex refuses to redo my stucco after chipping out seven windows. I can not believe the morality of the warranty department. They must have no guilt about ripping of the customer. At least fix what is wrong. Never again will I buy or recomend a Centex home.


Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#37 Nov 9, 2008
This is the latest case where developers were allowed to build on collapsible soils without compacting them first. It't not rocket science, but it has caused millions of dollars in property damage in N.M. Follow this link for more info


#38 Nov 9, 2008
You people who are having problems with your homes need to file your complaints with Building Industries, Santa Fe. Next time your in the market for a new home call them & find out what complaints have been filed against the builder of the new home you are considering purchasing...a real eye opener.

Then you need to all get together, hire an attorney, & file a lawsuit against Centex. Find a Real Estate Attorney who was around 25/30 years ago when some homes in the older Tanoan had the same problem with houses built on filled in arroyos. The ground shifted & caused the same problem you are having. I don't remember if Centex was involved in that mess or not. The end result was the builders were required to buy back the houses & they were torn down. A suggestion: Call the Board of Realtors in Albuquerque & find out who their lawyer is. I can't remember his name but he's meaner than a junk yard dog, which is what you need. I think his last name is Siegel (sp).

The bloggers who are saying the homes with problems were built on unstable soil not compacted properly are 100% correct. Some soil is so unstable even compacting doesn't work. You will need a structural engineer to evaluate the damage & your attorney can suggest one.

Don't let Centex get away with this. They are one of the largest single family home builders in the US & can well afford to give you your money back but they won't unless you back them into a corner.


#39 Nov 9, 2008
you're Ooops


#40 Nov 9, 2008
The attorney's name just came to me. It's Sylvan Siegal. I don't know if I'm spelling it correctly but close enough. He's in the phone book.

Albuquerque, NM

#41 Nov 9, 2008
get what you deserve. Over-mortgaged and underpaid for the payment.. wha..wha cry me a river for you buying something you can not afford. Time to declare bankruptcy, your value did not go up and your underwater
hr resident

Santa Fe, NM

#42 Dec 3, 2008
I live in a DR Horton home in huning ranch and our house is shifting. The two homes next to us were model homes and are not being shown. They are shifting and cracked across the bottom. They have come out to do soil testing and electric on the homes next to us. It has been 5 months and we have been waiting for the builders to fix our problem. They keep telling us that they are waiting on a fix. I went outside shortly after the last test and the builder and company started to shush eachother so that i would not hear what they had to say. We will be contacting our attorney very shortly on the matter. Also contact you inspectr generals office.

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