Bella Vita Custom Homes

Houses of Cards: Options Are Limited for Bella Vita Victims After Bankruptcy Filing

By Bethany Erickson / April 6, 2017 / 0 Comments
Bella Vita Bankruptcy

Note: This is the fourth story of four detailing the legal travails of Bella Vita Custom Homes, and the trail of dissatisfied customers, subcontractors and investors they left in the wake of their bankruptcy. You can keep up with the entire series here. The families. The subcontractors. The investors. The vendors. What do you do […]

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Houses of Cards: Bella Vita’s Subcontractors and Investors Left Holding the Bag

By Bethany Erickson / April 5, 2017 / 7 Comments
Bella Vita Custom Homes Dallas Home

Note: This is the third story of four detailing the legal travails of Bella Vita Custom Homes, and the trail of dissatisfied customers, subcontractors and investors they left in the wake of their bankruptcy. You can keep up with the entire series here. Lisa Brankin is an Austin-based Realtor who isn’t even sure she wants […]

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Houses of Cards: Suit After Suit Against Bella Vita Custom Homes, All Say the Same Things

By Bethany Erickson / April 4, 2017 / 1 Comment
Some customers of Bella Vita Custom Homes said they saw little to no progress on their homes, despite promises by the builder.

Note: This is the second story of four detailing the legal travails of Bella Vita Custom Homes, and the trail of dissatisfied customers, subcontractors and investors they left in the wake of their bankruptcy. The first story can be found here.  The custom home Tod Gibbs is building was almost built by Bella Vita Custom Homes. […]

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Houses of Cards: Families Find Anything But Comfort in Their Brand-New, Custom-Built Homes

By Bethany Erickson / April 3, 2017 / 3 Comments

Publisher’s Note: A few months ago, two of the most well-known, highly promoted home builders in North Texas filed for bankruptcy, leaving scads of consumers who thought they were building custom-built homes loaded with liens and unpaid subcontractor bills. These were builders who advertised everywhere, won accolades for being the “best” in their business, and […]

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When Builders Go Bankrupt: Finding Trustworthy Homebuilders Takes Some Homework

By Bethany Erickson / March 2, 2017 / 9 Comments

When the homebuilders whose signs you’ve seen around your neighborhood suddenly declare bankruptcy, it can give you pause. But when news of those bankruptcies opens a floodgate of customers with unhappy experiences, prospective homebuyers begin to worry even more. After Bella Vita Custom Homes and M. Christopher Custom Home Builder filed for bankruptcy last month, […]

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Dallas-Based Bella Vita Custom Homes Goes Belly Up After Branching Out in Austin

By Joanna England / February 16, 2017 / 26 Comments

According to a brand new investigative report from KXAN in Austin, Dallas-based Bella Vita Custom Homes has declared bankruptcy. The builder, after failing to pay subcontractors and losing vast sums of client money, has permanently closed and remains a target in lawsuits. Bella Vita was founded in Dallas in 2010, with its trademark white crest […]

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