My Twitter Feed

April 17, 2014

  • Welcome

    This KB Homes related website is the ultimate resource for educating consumers about KB Homes, KB Home business ethics, and the quality of KB Homes products. This website is also a tool to help existing KB Home homeowners battle KB Homes with success.  To begin, please join our KB Home consumer support forums and take a moment to introduce yourself to the community.  Next, feel free to submit pictures and videos of your KB Home issues to our gallery and, please leave KB Home Reviews .  When possible submit scans of letters or documents from KB Home that prove fraud or wrong doing by KB Homes…

  • Watch-Videos

    Videos

    Our goal is to help consumers uncover the truth about KB Homes and prove that there is a nationwide problem with construction quality.  If you have video that you would like to see included on this site, please take a moment to submit the content via this form.     Willowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs 1234567next » TitleWillowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs Title02-13-14 39 homes are set to be demolished following a multimillion dollar settlement with KB Home Title02-18-14 Sewage Problems Force Family Out Of KB Home Title02/13/14 Half million dollars may be…

  • KB HOME PHOTO GALLERY

    Pictures

    They say that a picture says a thousand words and this is a collection of KB Home related pictures.  If you have picture that you would like to see included on this site, please take a moment to submit your content via this form and we will do our best to include it within our gallery. Alternatively, you can use the form at the bottom of this page for a direct submission of a single photo.   Mixed Gallery   View our entire collection of galleries           Link to this post!

  • Got ethics ?

    Business Ethics

    KB Home spends a lot of time, money, and energy to make you feel like you’re buying a great home from one of the nations must trusted and respected homebuilders.  I only ask that you watch these videos and do your homework before buying a new home from KB Home.   KB Homes on the bombing range Question 1.)  How do that many homes get built without the homebuilder finding the bombs? Question 2.)  How is it that a child playing can find the bombs? Question 3.)  Do they really expect us to believe they didn’t know? Who is running…

  • KB Home Binding Arbitration

    First Time Homebuyers Beware of KB Homes

    Article written by: DanK KB Homes’ target market is the pity ol’ first time homebuyer. Why? Is it because they want to make the first time home buying experience a delight? Nahhh. The more likely reason is they’re the easiest target to take advantage. Just a few things to consider if you’re looking to purchase your first home: Beware of the Arbitration Clause! Once your home starts to fall apart, and there’s a good possibility that it will, KB will deploy their notorious “stalling tactics”. They’ll tell you that their Customer Service Representative is “on their way”. You’ll most likely…

Featured Headlines

WFLAStory

Willowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs

Mar 6, 2014

BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) – Jennifer Montecalvo lives in a construction zone at the Willowbrook condos in Bradenton. Plastic covers her walls and windows. She feels she has little privacy and says the noise makes it impossible to concentrate inside her home. But it’s the dust she’s breathing in daily that really worries her. “I had cancer a couple of years ago, and it just bothers me,” Montecalvo says. For about a year-and-a-half, builder KB Home has been fixing extensive shoddy construction, revealed in an 8 On Your Side investigation. Residents said they had complained for years about mold, rickety balconies…

KB HOMES DEMOLISHED

San Antonio Housing authority approves demolition of 39 West Side KB Homes

Feb 22, 2014

$20 million settlement paves way for new construction Author: Cory Smith, Reporter, csmith@ksat.com SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Housing Authority unanimously approved Thursday the demolition of 39 homes in the Blueridge subdivision. The homes were part of the Mirasol Homes development project on the city’s West Side. Shortly after moving in, residents complained of mold, subpar roofing and the lack of basic features, like windows and back doors. “I thought the moment I opened the door that I was going to get something new, but it wasn’t,” said Blueridge resident Carol Zaragoza. “It was a slap in the face….

KB Home Sewage Problems

Sewage Problems Force Family Out Of KB Home

Feb 18, 2014

By: Grace White Follow Grace on Twitter @Grace__White & on Facebook Sewage problems force a Boerne family out of their home and they’re worried if it’s not fixed it could affect other homeowners. “On five different occasions we’ve had raw sewage coming out of our toilet,” said Justin Reich, the homeowner. For Reich, his wife and two kids, things got so bad…”The bucket is what we had to use when our plumber told us not to use any water,” he said. Reich took these pictures of the sewage in his house. It’s a KB Home in Boerne’s Herff Ranch subdivision…

Lien on homeowners KB Home

Liens & more liens…. Half million dollars may be seized because of $4,500 debt

Feb 13, 2014

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – A Houston woman is fearing she could lose her home over a $291 debt she says she doesn’t owe. That woman says she purchased her home in 2012 from KB Home. Felesia Black says she learned this year a subcontractor of her homebuilder filed a lien on her property. That subcontractor says KB’s contractor Floors Inc. did not pay him in full for installing tile in Black’s home and four others that’s why he’s filed liens on all five homes. Black is wondering why she is caught in the middle. She says, “it hurts me it…

KBGALLERY

OSB vs. Plywood vs. Water & Mold – Willowbrook

Feb 10, 2014

The above picture from an actual Willowbrook home The other evening I attended the Willowbrook HOA meeting and found out that a decision was made to move away from Plywood to OSB (Oriented Strand Board) to save money. From everything I have read it sounds like the cost savings are between $3 dollars to $5 dollars a sheet.   It’s my understanding that modern day OSB when treated and installed correctly can hold up pretty well but it still doesn’t dry as quickly as plywood and needs to be installed properly, but how has it done for us so far? …

KB Homes - Contact Attorney General Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Opens An Investigation Into KB Homes

Jun 5, 2013

Note from admin: Please use our form If you would like to file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General.  This form will e-mail a copy of the complaint to the Florida Attorney General (Pam Bondi) and the head investigator.    npransky@wtsp.com Bradenton, Florida — Following an investigation by 10 News and state regulators, Florida’s Attorney General is getting involved in the KB Home mess at Bradenton’s Willowbrook Townhomes. Pam Bondi’s office confirms it has opened an investigation into the crumbling condos at Willowbrook, as well as elsewhere around the state. Several legislators have previously pleaded with the AG’s office…

KB Home Plagued By Problems

KB Homes 10 Year (Very Limited) Warranty?

Aug 26, 2013

Florida North Carolina Atlanta California Texas Link to this post!

Ruskin Girl Sick KB Home

KB Homes | Moldy Home Could Lead To Deadly Infection

Oct 3, 2013

  KB Home dispute; girl’s health at risk Ruskin, Florida — Back in 2006, Suzette Holness and her family were excited about moving into their brand new KB Home. The 5-bedroom house in the Blackstone community had everything they wanted, but it wasn’t long before her daughter Davie Goldson began getting sick. “I had headaches, nausea,” says 10-year-old Davie through a blue mask on her face, while sitting in a wheelchair. Davie hasn’t been in her house for months, but she remembers how it made her feel. “That something was trying to kill me,” she says. When Davie first started…

KB Home Gas Leak

New home with potentially dangerous gas leak

Dec 5, 2013

Monday, May 05, 2008 DURHAM (WTVD) — A Triangle family’s dream home literally turned into a nightmare. Their brand new house left them with headaches and hospital bills. Deborah Moore tells Troubleshooter Diane Wilson, “We were dizzy, my head was hurting. My husband was dizzy.” That’s not the way you’re supposed to feel right after moving into your brand new home. But Deborah headaches got even worse when she found out what was really wrong. She adds, “I’m like, what you mean a gas leak in a new home? I was stunned.” Deborah was stunned to find out that potentially…

KB Homes North Carolina

MONROE, N.C – Homeowner ‘Gets McGinty’ for cracking floor [ KB Homes ]

Aug 26, 2013

MONROE, N.C. — A family in Monroe says their house is cracked. Literally! From the outside, it looks great, but inside, not so much. Patrice Commodore, the home’s owner says, “The engineer believes the crack is still active. And the crack runs all the way down the exterior wall and it exits the house that way.” How would you feel if you spent $260,000 for your house and then found this cracked slab underneath?  It’s not a hairline crack. It’s a quart-inch wide. It’s deep, and it’s growing. Patrice commodore is eight years into her KB Home, and in year…

Practice Bomb

KB Must Stand For Ka-Boom

Aug 7, 2013

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:10 am by John Rehill BRADENTON — “We stand behind our reputation.” said George Glance, President of KB Home Central Florida, as he stood before the Manatee Board of County Commissioners. It appears the builder is doing just that. The company has been sued for fraud and price fixing in Arizona, Nevada and California — building homes on a former bombing range — violating Federal Trade Commission agreements to repair crumbling houses — while getting hit with a $20 million settlement for poor construction in Texas. Former CEO Bruce Karatz was even indicted by a…

News

internet-censorship

Willowbrook homeowner now has lawyer to help in legal fight against KB Home

Posted: Dec 03, 2013 5:24 PM EST Updated: Dec 03, 2013 5:39 PM EST By Shannon Behnken – bio | email BRADENTON, Fla. A Bradenton homeowner embroiled in a legal battle with one of the nation’s largest home builders, KB Home, now has a lawyer and is fighting back.Andy Smith says his website, www.thekbhome.com, is a place where homeowners can vent and view news stories about shoddy KB Home construction. He says the pressure worked because KB is now spending millions to fix the Willowbrook condos, where he lives. Leaks and mold were so bad in Willowbrook that the county…

kb home sucks

Lathrop Couple Launches Website Blasting KB Home For Problems In Their Home

  LATHROP (CBS13) — A couple is taking their construction complaints to anyone who will listen and has an Internet connection, after they say their dream home turned into a nightmare. The Lathrop couple bought their brand-new home in 2010, and they say the problems just keep coming. The bottom half of the home is nearly empty, because the homeowner says he’s given up on that part of the house after moving furniture many times for repairs. From the ceiling that isn’t quite level, to the wall-to-wall slab crack underneath the carpet … “Floor guy comes out trying to tell…

Willowbrook DueAll Construction Andrew Smith Slander Lawsuit

Bradenton residents sued by contractor for defamation

Posted: May 28, 2013 6:08 PM EDTUpdated: May 28, 2013 6:10 PM EDT By Shannon Behnken - bio | email BRADENTON, FL -Homeowners in Bradenton’s crumbling Willowbrook condominium are in a fierce battle with their builder KB Home. That fight has landed two residents in a lawsuit.Residents are dealing with balconies that are falling off and mold deep within their walls. They want KB Home to buy back their condos, and many of the residents have even taken up investigating what went wrong with the construction as a hobby. Homeowner Andrew Smith runs the website, www.thekbhome.com, out of his garage. Residents post news stories about their troubles and note…

Builder Magazine KB Home Defects Sept 21013

Construction Defects: Build it right initially (updated)

Build It Right the First Time As construction ramps up, don’t let sloppy practices cost you—in callbacks, customers, and defect lawsuits. By John Caulfield Indifferent and even negligent construction practices and oversight during the last housing boom have come back to haunt several builders and contractors in the specter of construction defect litigation and court rulings in favor of homeowners. Those inconvenient and costly remnants of the industry’s wilder days in the early and mid 2000s—on top of a prolonged recession during which scores of seasoned field superintendents were either laid off or left the business—have given builders ample reasons to…