New Home Nightmares…Shared Online

The joy of owning and living in a new home has quickly turned to despair for some unfortunate buyers. These homeowners weren’t fooled into buying lemons from local builders but instead chose larger more reputable home building companies, which it turns out didn’t make a difference when it came to quality construction (at least in their situation). Offenses include mold, water damage, faulty foundations, defective construction, unresponsive contractors, etc.
Now many of these homeowners have turned to the web and are sharing their “nightmares” with others. A few of the more popular websites include,,, and
Here’s a listing of the most popular real estate/homebuilding gripe websites.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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