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Family cast out by mold | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 137 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 30, 2010, titled Family cast out by mold | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Kurt and Laura Foster purchased their Dublin dream home in August, then discovered that it was full of mold.

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Jacob

United States

#124 Nov 8, 2010
I'm totally with you!! People's hard earned money are being stripped from them, just so the builer can get another sale, go out and have a fancy expensive dinner then go to their sound built house (probably not built by who they work for) and sleep at night with no guilt b/c they have a house.
z_120snow wrote:
In the beginning when the Fosters bought the house it was own by the previous home owner. I am wondering if their are paper through the county of when the housse was first built. In Trumbull Co. Ohio. It had been put under investagation by the FBI. The county inspectors, because if thier friend or the builder gave them kick back would pass the house inspection. The Fosters need to get the orginal inspection papers of thier home though the county. They might just find out the same thing I did. Matter of fact we still do not have records of the inpectors passing plumbing? Ele.? and mainly foundation? I am still amazed this crap goes on in America. As for the HBA of homes they are a joke they protect the builder not the home owner. Any builder can join thier organization for 250.00 a year. They deceive the public. When you know nothing about the HBA. You might think as a consumer, they , the build must be good if they belong to the HBA. Well, only to find out, they pay to belong. The HBA gives great protection and blinds consumers to the fact of what they really represent. Now, as for the big business of insurance backing up the builders, another thing to remember. The reason insurance co. back up the build is the builder has to offer a warranty or some type of guarantee. That gets the premuim low for the builder. Yet the insurance co. and builder end up having a great protection plan. Back to Ohio comsumer law. It has a 2 year statue of limitation. Most water intrusion does not happen that fast in most cases. But in mine it started to happen after 3 months of moving into a newly build home. I dealt with the builder under thier warranty. The owner of the company came to see the problems first hand. Her repl, " I am going to turn this over to my insuranc, and also get a hold of the HBA of Warren and Youngstown. I have her on video. Once again 7 years after the fact. Our problem is still not solved. My homeowners insurance would not cover anything, even now, because we had a one year warranty coverage by the builder. It is a bunch of hog wash. It goes back to inspections, warranty agreements ,crooks, and all robbing families of an American dream. But in the Fosters case, I feel the realators should have responibiliity also, when they sold the house to the Fosters. Was thier a purchase warrty with the house? Thier as got to be an answer here. I am sick to my stomach reading over all the comments. How many more hard working people are getting rolled over the coals?
Heather

United States

#125 Nov 8, 2010
It's just not right in any way. Its fraud and deception anyway you look at it.
empty promise warranty

Columbus, OH

#126 Nov 8, 2010
I wonder what the warranty does cover? Lots of legalize and no substance.
Sometimes older is wiser.
correction

Columbus, OH

#127 Nov 13, 2010
Vertech was hired after the purchas to see what all the problems were and who caused them/ THeir original inspector missed the problems.
Sick andTired of Being wrote:
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Where is the City's culpability in all of this? New builds are supposed to be inspected by the City building inspections during the building process.Shouldn't some of these issues have been identified at that time??
correction

Columbus, OH

#128 Nov 13, 2010
Vertech was the special expensive company from Cincinnati Ohio who was hired after the house was
closed on to see what problems existed and who caused them. The original inspector missed the inital problems.
correction

Columbus, OH

#129 Nov 13, 2010
No, Vertech was hired after the house closed. It is a special inspection company out of CIncinnati to find out when and how the problems all occurred.
KLM wrote:
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Did Vertech do the initial inspection?
correction

Columbus, OH

#130 Nov 13, 2010
Powell_Res wrote:
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Let me tell you...I'm sure we could exchange horror stories. We've lived in our Dominion Home for a little over 9 years and I had to sink a lot of proactive money into it to avoid problems like this. I started having a few issues and paid out of pocket to make sure they wouldn't turn into something like what this family is going through. Of course, it was all out of pocket and Dominon wouldn't even come out to inspect. What a shame. And how does their commercial go..."the best of everything? What a joke! At least they use good, Anderson windows though huh...
The problem with the Anderson window is if they are not installed right, then ANderson will not warranty them. And in this case, seems they may not have been installed correctly.
OMG

Columbus, OH

#131 Nov 18, 2010
MaryBeth wrote:
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I'm not sure where you're from, but in the Columbus area they DO NOT do moisture checks in your normal home inspection. DO NOT - that is a fact. I've bought and sold many houses and it's not done. If the mold is hidden in the walls, behind a plastic vapor barrier as it was in this case, you would not smell or see it...and no inspector is going to pull up carpet in a home that belongs to someone else...MAYBE they would if it was an empty foreclosure. These people used a very well-known, qualified inspector. Clearly you feel as though he wasn't and you may be right, but that doesn't mean the buyer was irresponsible. They did everything they were supposed to do and they got screwed. It does happen once in awhile that despite everyone's best efforts good, innocent people get screwed!
funny , i am an agent and the last two buyers i have had hired credible home inspectors, different companies and both brought moisture gages and both looked into the attic and or got in the attic, you cant miss mold in there!
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Cainta, Philippines

#132 Nov 25, 2010
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So Sad

Dublin, OH

#133 Nov 26, 2010
Our front load washing machine (Bosch) has a moldy smell. It makes are towels smell terrible. Sometimes expensive isn't always better.
So Sad

Dublin, OH

#134 Nov 26, 2010
Our towels
Marlee- Q

Grove City, OH

#135 Apr 27, 2011
This is all a SCAM! These owners know exactly what they are doing. They bought a messed up house, got donations from everyone they asked using there sob story and now have a house worth way more than it is worth. Someone needs to look into this bonnie and clyde story. Karma is a bitch. It will bite them back someday.
No sympathy wrote:
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A real 'shame'? For whom exactly. You really do have to wonder who these 'poor' owners used (hired?) to do their inspection- Moe and Curly? Seriously. When we had a home inspection done,(on a home that, by the way, came up with suspect high humidity issues, unaddressed by the owners) it wasn't cheap and it took nearly three hours plus to complete. Key word,'complete'. Sorry. I have no sympathy for this couple. They obviously were determined to buy-THIS home, no matter their blinders.
Let 'em fix it with their own $$. PT Barnum was right, about suckers being a dime a dozen.
mistaken

United States

#137 Apr 27, 2011
Marlee- Q wrote:
This is all a SCAM! These owners know exactly what they are doing. They bought a messed up house, got donations from everyone they asked using there sob story and now have a house worth way more than it is worth. Someone needs to look into this bonnie and clyde story. Karma is a ****. It will bite them back someday.<quoted text>
you must work for dominion!! otherwise you would know better. the only scam is DOMINION. they have ripped off thousands of people
know

Hollister, MO

#138 Apr 27, 2011
this is crazy
Marlee Q

Grove City, OH

#139 May 24, 2011
No sympathy wrote:
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A real 'shame'? For whom exactly. You really do have to wonder who these 'poor' owners used (hired?) to do their inspection- Moe and Curly? Seriously. When we had a home inspection done,(on a home that, by the way, came up with suspect high humidity issues, unaddressed by the owners) it wasn't cheap and it took nearly three hours plus to complete. Key word,'complete'. Sorry. I have no sympathy for this couple. They obviously were determined to buy-THIS home, no matter their blinders.
Let 'em fix it with their own $$. PT Barnum was right, about suckers being a dime a dozen.
Totally agree.....this is a scam of the highest proportion. Problem is, they know what they are doing but authorities are too dumb to figure it out. This couple is laughing all the way to the bank. They should win an Oscar for their performances.
More Mold

Hilliard, OH

#140 May 2, 2014
Isn't Truberry now being built with the same quality of materials as Dominion Homes? Doug Borror which was with Dominion is now overseeing the work for Truberry Homes. Same mold issues?
just asking

Blacklick, OH

#141 May 3, 2014
More Mold wrote:
Isn't Truberry now being built with the same quality of materials as Dominion Homes? Doug Borror which was with Dominion is now overseeing the work for Truberry Homes. Same mold issues?
Got proof?

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