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Dec 132016
 

dream houseYour dream home. KB Home uses slick marketing slogans, and fancy model homes to lure in buyers.  They tell you there is quality at every step of the building process, and their good name, and  valuable reputation stand behind their product. But who really builds this home, and why are there so many KB Home complaints all over the country? read more…

Dec 122016
 

whistleblower Houses  Built with “Life -Threatening Defects!”  KB Home knew and sold them anyway!.  Full whistle blower suit.  The Good part starts around page eight. (why’d it take so long for this information to leak?)   Read suit:   o’neill whistle blower   See yourself why there are so many KB Home complaints.Video: Whistle Blower Attorney – Life Threatening Dangerous!

Dec 112016
 

Collapsed BbalconyEERILY SIMILAR TO KB HOME CONDOS. KB HOME KNEW THEIR BALCONIES WERE DEFECTIVE WHEN THEY SOLD THEM according to a whistle blower lawsuit.  They colloapsed – Just like this balcony in California where six Irish teenagers were killed and seven were critically injured. Fortunately No one died in the KB Home condos –  but isn’t it just a matter of time?  Are builders and government regulators playing Russian Roulette with our lives? Read more…

Dec 102016
 

KB Home walls dangerousHow could the building department not notice every single hurricane strap was missing?  How could the general contractor for KB Home not know?  News 8 in Tampa does an excellent investigation. When every exterior wall was missing crucial fasteners – why has no one made KB Home inspect all structural walls in a 3-story condominium? watch video…

Nov 172016
 

1992 Hurricane AndrewHere’s what wind can do to a poorly built house in a hurricane.   KB Home defects are eerily similar to the defects found in these incorrectly built homes that were devastated in Hurricane Andrew – far from highest wind.  When it was discovered the builder was at fault, insurance wouldn’t pay. The same could happen in a KB Home built wrong.  Financial ruin. Read more

Sep 012016
 

bbbf The Orlando Better Business Bureau revoked the accreditation of KB Home after giving them an “F” rating.  Their nationwide accreditation was also revoked. Consumer complaints of leaking, defective, dangerous homes, led them to take this action.     WFLA Tampa reports   BBB WFLA report

Atlanta  and Los Angeles also rated KB Home an “F”.  To read more about the BBB,  read more…

Jul 302016
 

demolisionkbhome San Antonio, Texas.  Defective KB homes to be demolished as part of a $20 million dollar settlement. San Antonio Housing Authority fought with KB Home for almost a decade over houses that were poorly constructed with cheap materials.  The houses failed to meet minimal standards, the property was on an old landfill,  read more….

Jun 242016
 

slabcrackCalifornia –  Owners in this Lathrop community had cracks in the slabs and walls. One owner was so tired of KB Home’s unsuccessful repairs that he created several websites to showcase his San Joaquin home.  He has a massive slab crack that appears to need major construction to repair.  His site is gone.  But see  California Slab Cracks.         North Carolina –  This owner was so frustrated she contacted WCNC NBC in Charlotte (here).  Her crack ran the length of the house and KB Home offered to caulk it (!), but then even reneged on that. CRACK LENGTH OF HOUSE

May 012016
 

plumbing leakKB Home Buyers BEWARE!   We have a new report from one of our readers.  Their KB Home house has NIBCO PEX Plumbing.  I read a little about this product and it looks like it could be the next Chinese Drywall (also used by KB Home). This potential new plumbing nightmare is in addition to all the other plumbing problems we’ve heard of.  Read more….

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Jan 222016
 

DAVIDGOLIATHKB HOME – more powerful than the first amendment? Suit filed  in federal court to suppress homeowner’s free speech!   The KB Home website is drawing too much attention to leaking houses,  shoddy repairs, whistle blower suits.  see videoKB Home- Free Speech Suppression  read suitKB LAWSUIT  KB has charged conspiracy – “letter writing campaign!” Who knew that wasn’t legal?    SURPRISE! WEBSITE IS GONE!  

 Public Citizen,  the D.C. Consumer Advocacy Group, responded on behalf of TheKBHome.” You can’t sue someone for copyright infringement if they use your name, if the website is about you.  It is a violation of free speech.   ..video and more..

May 312015
 

Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi’s settlement with KB Home excludes 1/2 of  the Carriage Lake WPTV KB Home AG Settlementneighborhood with an arbitrary cutoff date – even though the Attorney General’s office knew that repairs to stucco were incorrect. Though the settlement sounds impressive, at $71 million, SEC filings indicated KB Home recouped $61 million from suing subcontractors and still has many lawsuits pending.  WPTV news….  

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Oct 032014
 

kb home ruined houseKB Homeowner protests. They lost 8 feet of their side yard & ended up with a wood fence stuck in front of their dining room window 28 inches from the wall.  KB Home sort of said, “Oops, we’ll throw you some compensation & look what you are stuck with!  Not a bad ploy to get their houses sold – but that’s KB Home!   KB Home comes under more fire in Roseville Herald Tribune 2015

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Jun 142014
 

 pambondisaFlorida Attorney General Investigates KB Home for deceptive practices.  In this video – Senator Mike Bennett calls on AG Bondi to investigate KB Home. Another story from WTSP print – Florida-Attorney-General-Pam-Bondi-investigating-KB-Home,  and in the next video State Rep.Mayfield talks as Complaints against KB Home continue to mount

 

May 122014
 

discriminationHostile Work Environment.  Retaliation.  Disparate Treatment.  Charges may stand against KB Home the U.S. District Court in Texas has ruled. In this discrimination lawsuit, African American sales personnel say they had to work twice as hard as white counterparts and still made less money.  “Plaintiffs allege that KB Home employees told  them they were assigned to the lower income communities because they “did not fit the demographic’” of the higher income communities.  kbhomediscriminationsuit

May 012014
 

KBLEMONKB Home is on a roll – building in over forty locations in Florida.  Meanwhile, houses continue to leak and re-leak all over the state.  Florida consumers seem to be on their own, holding the bag for defective structures, loss of value, stigma.  It’s a nightmare of epic proportions.  State Agencies keep passing the buck.  KB Homes Suck?  No!  You Suck on Some Lemons – Mr. Consumer.    read more…

Apr 012014
 

gavelAnother Employee suit filed in North Carolina, Davis claimed he was fired for reporting numerous infractions by KB Home employees, including various managers’ demeaning and harassing conduct toward female employees as well as numerous fraudulent and unethical financial transactions in violation of the civil and criminal laws of South Carolina.”  read suit on Justia

Mar 192014
 

opmKB Home sold $400 Million in bonds.  This represented almost 1/3 of their cap rate (1.46 Billion).  Why would KB Home borrow so much in a declining market?  Even KB admits they have a substantial amount of debt compared to  their net worth.  In the past, an involuntary bankruptcy was filed against  a KB consortium by Chase.  Will KB’s CEO pad his own pockets like he did in the past downturns with double digit million dollar bonuses as the company tanks?   Read more…..