by Kathleen Skene, Gold Coast Bulletin
VALARIE Kargar considers herself one of the lucky ones in the collapse of Queensland One Homes - at least she has a house.
But getting to the point where she could move her young family into it has been a stressful and drawn-out saga.
She was told her dream family home at Upper Coomera would be finished within six months - it ended up being 15 months before she could get the keys, and she's still waiting for numerous flaws on the property to be fixed.
Queensland One Homes went into liquidation last month, leaving 133 tradies and staff more than $3.4 million out of pocket and 35 homes incomplete.
As creditors chase their money, a related company, Empire Constructions Pty Ltd, remains under investigation from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for suspected illegal phoenix activity.