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Brad Pitt's housing foundation faces $20 million construction defect lawsuit

It started out as a charitable project with such laudable goals. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, actor Brad Pitt decided to do something about it: He launched a housing foundation to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

The leaning tower of San Francisco: How construction defects contributed

Construction defects can mar even the most impressive of buildings. Case in point: the Millennium Tower, a luxury high-rise condominium complex overlooking San Francisco Bay. The condo building is home to more than a thousand residents. It offers gourmet room service, street-level shopping, a wine cellar, fitness center, swimming pool and movie theater.

Construction defects plague Miami luxury condo community

When developers announced the sale of the penthouse condo at Miami's Regalia in Sunny Isles Beach, the price and details of its over-the-top luxuries dropped jaws across Florida. The $39 million residence features nearly 11,000 square feet of interior space as well as another 6,000 square feet of terrace and rooftop areas. It comes complete with a pneumatic vacuum-glass elevator to take the owner to the roof, where a sky bar awaits. It also comes with a waterfall cascading into a private pool.

National homebuilder to fork over $78 million in Florida construction defect settlement

The problems surfaced back in 2016 when a Florida homeowners association tried to hire a company to paint the exteriors of their townhouses near Orlando. The association was puzzled when the painting company turned down the job, citing construction defects.

Radon gas reaches toxic levels at Venice condominiums

You can't see it or smell it. But radon - a naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps through the ground into homes and condos - can pose serious health threats, especially at high concentrations. It's the leading cause of non-tobacco-related lung cancer and has been linked to other cancers as well, according to the American Cancer Society.

Hope for victims left high and dry by HD Custom Homes

Building a home is supposed to be a meaningful experience. Sure, it's not always smooth sailing. Hiccups often arise at various stages throughout the project. But in the end, the buyer should get what they bargained for - the home they dreamed about, saved for and meticulously planned.

What to do when a new condominium community is fraught with defects

It's a common economic pattern we've observed before: The Florida economy begins to hum and is accompanied by a building boom. Construction industry health almost always accompanies an upturn in the overall economy. Real estate development spikes, and to meet the increasing demand, new condos come up seemingly overnight.

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