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April 17, 2014

Willowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs

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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…

Got Problems With Townhomes or Condos Built By KB Homes?

Willowbrooks Story I purchased my home in Willowbrook back in 2007 and my community is a massive disaster with stucco problems, code violations, leaks, mold, collapsing balconies, and more.  KB Home is finally repairing our homes but we had to fight hard to expose the truth about their inferior products and the repair process is highly intrusive to our way of life. Our fight included the building of this website, letter writing campaigns, attending meetings with government officials, reaching out to the media on a regular basis, and the replacement of some of the members of our HOA.  Our fight…

Florida – Highest foreclosure rates in nation for 2013

Per bankrate.com Florida has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation with a ratio of 1:33.  One has to wonder just how much KB Home and other builders have added to this statistic by building homes that people felt forced to walk away from. There is nothing worse than having your life savings and dream stolen away from you and the folks that should be defending you are turning their back. I myself have contemplated throwing in the towel a few times but I am bound and determined to get my money back for this inferior  product and to get…

Consumer Beware: KB Home to Build 500+ New Homes in Central Florida

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Tonight I received a disturbing Google Alert about KB Home building 500+ new homes in the Central Florida / Orlando area.   George Glance says that KB Home will bring new homes to market in an accelerated time frame.  Mr. Georgie, isn’t that EXACTLY what got KB Home in trouble here in Willowbrook and elsewhere around the state? Maybe you and your customers need a reminder of what type of products you build and how you treat your customers?  Here you go!   P.s. Kindly remove Gerald Wade from Willowbrook. Well, thekbhome.com stands ready willing and able to expose the truth…

Construction Defects in Florida: Florida Statutes Chapter 558 and the KB Home Nightmare at the Willowbrook Condos

Earlier today I was doing some research and ran across the article by an attorney talking about how Chapter 558 was used to get Willowbrook repaired.  I am not advising anyone to contact this attorney or providing this information as legal assistance, but I figured it would be helpful for other KB Home owners dealing with similar construction defects like we have seen in Willowbrook.   Folks here in Florida are aware of Palm River being defective and what some of us would consider being highly abused as well. What one really needs to ask is what really went wrong with…

KB Home takes customers for a ride in The Cove at Bay Pines – St. Petersburg, Florida

The other day I received a Google alert about KB Home opening a new community called “The Cove at Bay Pines” in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Maybe hot air balloon rides and other activities will help people forget about all the suffering families and lives that KB Home has ruined here in Florida?   Maybe St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters need to take a tour of Willowbrook and look at how well the repair process is coming along in Florida and if the repairs are being done properly?   Hopefully, folks looking to make the largest purchase…