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Old 01-26-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Here's the website to the subdivision (The Hills at Rivermist). The "For Sale" homes are listed straight away....and they are NOT cheap.....yet anyway.....

The Hills of Rivermist: San Antonio, TX, New homes by Centex Homes - San Antonio

I hope the homeowners get the biggest, meanest, ugliest Lawyers they can. The kind that eat people for breakfast and sh*t them out in the afternoon! I hope they don't accept a bandaid from the builder!!

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Here's the website to the subdivision (The Hills at Rivermist). The "For Sale" home are listed straight away....and they are NOT cheap.....yet anyway.....

The Hills of Rivermist: San Antonio, TX, New homes by Centex Homes - San Antonio

I hope the homeowners get the biggest, meanest, ugliest Lawyers they can. The kind that eat people for breakfast and sh*t them out in the afternoon! I hope they don't accept a bandaid from the builder!!
Get that lawyer who HAMMERS for you! He looks mean and ugly but I don't know if he eats people for breakfast he doesn't mention it in his advert!
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:45 PM
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Again, I wonder if Centex used the standard builder "you can't sue. you must arbitrate" type contract.

Also, Pultex is saying the homeowner's should continue to pay their mortgage.

I wonder how many of those homeowner's used Centex's mortgage company, CH Mortgage.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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didn't the report say the guy had only been in his house three months?

i'm looking at google maps and thinking if this happened after three months or even since the time google maps took a picture, and only 3.9 inches of rain this month, imagine whats going to happen during spring when it rains regularly and the soil gets really moist. are we going to see this again?

my source for this last month of rain:
San Antonio JustWeather.com | Precipitation (http://sanantonio.justweather.com/radar/precipitation/ - broken link)

Last edited by Orincarnia; 01-26-2010 at 02:53 PM.. Reason: changed "after spring" to "during spring"
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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An attorney is scheduling a Free, Open to all meeting about homeowner's rights at the Drury Inn tonight... class action perhaps?
Anyway, he is welcoming anyone in the neighborhood....not just those on the slope. All property values may decrease....
Attorney to host 'homeowners rights' meeting for residents in landslide area | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:32 PM
RGJ
 
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Where's Mary Nell and Wayne Wright?

"Bring Lawyers, Guns and Money" Warren Zevon
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Again, I wonder if Centex used the standard builder "you can't sue. you must arbitrate" type contract.

Also, Pultex is saying the homeowner's should continue to pay their mortgage.

I wonder how many of those homeowner's used Centex's mortgage company, CH Mortgage.
The majority of the time, the builder sells a mortgage they fund to close a home sale to another company within a short time after close. So, it wouldn't be surprising to see homeowners already making payments to someone other than CH Mortgage.

My guess is that a buyout might be in order for a few of the houses severely affected, a refund of some amount for the remaining affected houses, and something like an extended warranty for the remainder of houses.

No matter what happens, I bet some attorneys will come out better than the homeowners, sad that it would be.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Buyout + any costs incurred by moving somewhere else and maybe a little more for dealing with all the BS. Accept nothing less.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Buyout + any costs incurred by moving somewhere else and maybe a little more for dealing with all the BS. Accept nothing less.
I agree. I think this whole situation is getting ridiculous. First, they stripped the hill and I have to look at the durned ugly and naked thing now on the way to the office. Now this. It's getting to the point where 1604 and everything around it is a big joke.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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I would not worry about these people not getting compensated. This incident has received SO MUCH press that Centex's reaction is under extreme scrutiny. Builders live and die with their reputation (except for KB, but they overcome bad press with low sq.ft/$). With the right PR, Centex can make themselves look like a caring builder that takes care of its tenants.

By the way. My previous house was a Centex house and I lived there for 9 years. I was very happy with the construction and I did not have any problems with the house while I lived there.
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