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Old 11-12-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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My husband has maps of where the mines are in Colorado Springs, so we have specific areas in the N/W that we avoid because of the mines. If you really want to live in some areas, then there are ways you can educate yourself.

All the cautions you bring up in the west side of town are valid, but there are just as many areas that are fine to live in. just a bit of education to know exactly where to avoid is needed.



My husband's boss does have a slightly scary/amusing story about a sinkhole found in the n/w area of town about thirty years ago when he was designing a house for a client, so the danger is real and it's there. Just make sure to get a house in an area that does not have any mines- for example, mines litter the area of Tamarron, there has been soil remediation in the Gold Hill Mesa area, etc. There is a lovely house in Mountain Shadows that is falling down a hill, and it's currently priced at half the value (half a mil)... great deal if you can get that foundation fixed.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Yeah, we've got maps as well. Like I said, not deal-breakers. There must be more than one house sliding down the mountain! Our realtor's good friend's house is on the market and has that exact same issue.

We were told that there was soil remediation, but it didn't eliminate the issue entirely - however, I am more interested in the NW side of town than any other. What would be even better for me would be to find a lot in the NW side of town! I can dream, right?
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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I found a lot in the Pinecliff neighborhood that apparently is slotted to put a new home on it. I had my real estate agent look into it as it seemed too good to be true- the pictures and the price just didn't add up. But the possibilities are out there! You just have to be willing to pony up the extra $$.
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