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April 18, 2014

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

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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…

Gilman and Pastor, LLP is Investigating KB Home and Other Companies for Fraud

BOSTON, June 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gilman and Pastor, LLP, a national law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida is representing consumers who have been the victims of appraisal and financial fraud, as well as construction of defective homes which include defective Chinese Drywall and other defects. According to Gilman and Pastor, LLP, its clients include many victims of such fraud. Among these victims include Katrina Perez, who has lived a continuing nightmare over the last several years. According to the firm, she was first defrauded in connection with KB Home’s and Countrywide’s sales and marketing practices…

Paradigm

Neysa Buckle, MS, LMHC, CCBT, NBCCH, Yahoo Contributor Network Paradigm. Blueprint. Schema. Framework. Otherwise known as the foundation upon which you build your life (or a house). A set of principles or rules that govern behavior, whether it’s the behavior of an inanimate structure or the behavior of the people who build it. Negative reinforcement occurs when behavior is maintained or reinforced through escape or avoidance. Whose behavior? Typically the one who is escaping or avoiding. Have you ever noticed how people will often comply in order to avoid negative consequences? From where I’m sitting as a behavior analyst, I would…

Numbers and Sleep

Neysa Buckle, MS, LMHC, CCBT, NBCCH, Yahoo Contributor Network The numbers are out for the national home builder : …’included a $15.9 million charge related to water intrusion repairs at some communities in southwest Florida.’ While that may be numerically accurate, it’s such an impersonal statement considering the ‘some communities’ are the homes of hundreds of people in 21 communities. With lives and mortgages and jobs / school and bills and spouses / partners and kids and pets. Hundreds of people who rely on their homes as a sanctuary from the demands of the outside world. Whose homes should be a place to…

Companies that own a significant amount of shares in KB Home

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Have the below companies investigated the ethical implications of investing in KB Home? Get updated information on the 13F-HR fillings over at http://stockzoa.com/ticker/kbh/ Who owns KB Home? Is KBH a good stock to own? Find out who bought KB Home, who sold KB Home (KBH) stock, and who holds a large position in KB Home. FMR owns 11.13M shares worth $218.52M BlackRock Fund Advisors owns 6.94M shares worth $136.27M Vanguard owns 4.32M shares worth $84.87M JAT Capital Management owns 3.65M shares worth $32.51M Wellington Management Company owns 3.42M shares worth $30.40M Anchorage Capital owns 3.37M shares worth $22.65M CITADEL ADVISORS…

California Man Has Stern Warnings for Prospective Buyers of KB Homes

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Controversial home builder KB Home currently has three active projects in Dublin, CA. Crossroads at Emerald Vista starts at $576,000, and Amador Pointe at Emerald Vista starts at $649,000. With price points aimed primarily at entry homebuyers, Emerald Vista is conveniently located near I-580 and I-680 with easy access to the East Dublin BART station. The location promises scenic hiking, biking, and jogging on the nearby Alamo Creek Trail or Iron Horse Regional Trail Along with the 198 for-sale homes at market rate, the site also includes 180 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments by Eden Housing. Nestled in the pristine…