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America’s Homebuilder: D.R. Horton Homes Falling Apart in Months

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May18,2024 #finance

Homeowners say their new homes built by D.R. Horton are practically falling apart.

America’s Homebuilder

“We can laugh a little bit now, but it was horrific,” Preston said. “My wife was in tears most of the time when we were going through this.”

A 166-page inspection report from Knowles noted problems in virtually every part of the home. Missing pipes, doors installed incorrectly, insulation too thin, the structural integrity of the roof compromised, and multiple code violations were all noted within the inspection.

But Preston isn’t the only one who says they are going through this nightmare, and it’s not just in Berkeley County.

In 2021, Scott Molway and his family moved into a Summerville neighborhood with their home being built in 2019. Two months after moving in, the roof buckled.

“When they were actually putting in the shingles, they weren’t using the correct number of nails or materials,” Molway said.

The roof buckled again in February of 2023, and again in January of 2024. The most recent roofing problem came with a $17,500 price tag.

This horrible D.R Horton build quality is going to kill someone. 

These stories have been going on for years. Here’s one from 2022.

Attorneys reveal results into claims of poorly designed D.R. Horton homes

Attorneys of Acadiana homeowners who are suing over their homes falling apart have released pictures of what they found.

The findings include poorly ventilated homes, mold, and high indoor humidity levels.

Baton Rouge Attorney Lance Unglesby and Lafayette Attorney Alan Haney say they found over 50 homes poorly constructed by D.R. Horton, known as American Home Builders.

Hoy Cook of Jennings says he’s a homeowner whose home was built unevenly with doors falling off.

“There were crooked walls. They worked on it for a week and came back out,” Cook explained. “It was ‘worse crook’ if that’s a word. My garage door fell off that they put in. I paid out of my pocket for a guy to come out and they put it in backward.”

Nureaka Ross of Lafayette says she almost purchased a D.R. Horton-designed home. Ross posted a Facebook video of her emotional experience.  

“It upset me to see them placing shingles directly on the wood. I was like ‘something is not right.’ You know when you know something is wrong and you just can’t put your finger on it,” Ross stated.

Doesn’t anybody research anything anymore? The biggest expense in one’s lifetime and nobody bothers to do a minimal check on the quality of these builders.

I would be ashamed to admit I worked for a company with problems like these.

Home Prices Hit New Record High

The Case-Shiller national home price index hit a new high in February. That’s the latest data. Economists don’t count this as inflation.

Case-Shiller national and 10-city indexes via St. Louis Fed, OER, CPI, and Rent from the BLS

On May 2, I noted Home Prices Hit New Record High, Don’t Worry, It’s Not Inflation

The Case-Shiller national home price index hit a new high in February. That’s the latest data. Economists don’t count this as inflation.

Somehow, I suspect D.R. Horton houses have not does as well.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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  1. “My wife was in tears most of the time when we were going through this. We can laugh a little bit now, but it was horrific.”

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