September 22, 2021

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Austin-area families say Brohn Homes canceled their contracts; builder ‘stands by’ decisions

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Investigative Summary:

Central Texas homebuyers are sharing their stories after their dream home contracts were canceled. KXAN investigated and found home builders can have a termination clause in their contracts that allows them to cancel for any reason. Brohn Homes said it is extremely rare to terminate a contract. The company explained to KXAN investigators its intent is always to continue to build and close the sale of a home.

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Shally Kakkar couldn’t wait to show her parents their new home. 

During a visit from India five months ago, Kakkar surprised her mom.

“They were so excited,” Kakkar said.

The home was going to be built in the growing Bar W Ranch subdivision. Kakkar loved the neighborhood tucked along Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander. She spent time planning and designing the four-bedroom, 1,933-square-foot home, which was going to be built by a local builder, Brohn Homes. 

“This home for me meant being closer to my parents. So, I bought this home for them,” Kakkar explained. “One of them is a disabled parent… the (floor) plan was good for them. So, we wanted them to stay closer to us, and so that we can take care of them.”

But, she said her plan for her family was put on hold when Brohn Homes canceled her contract. 

“We were, like, taken aback and shocked,” Kakkar said. “Like what happened?”

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