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Resource ID: #17931
Subject: Construction
Source: Boston Globe
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Date: April 29 - May 2

Description

Some of the big builders of luxury homes have cut corners in their rush to earn profits during the construction boom of the 1990s. New owners and building inspectors note walls that are unsecured to foundations, fake stucco, water-soaked wood that warped upon drying, sloping floors, uncompacted ground, and other kinds of building mistakes. Homeowners also charge Toll Brothers, one of the nation's most successful building corporations, with misrepresentation, sloppy siting, and building floor models that were far better built than the homes they later purchased. Further, the "major builders will not sell homes to buyers unless they sign away in advance their right to bring lawsuits."

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