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Old 03-13-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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I 've seen listed on real estate websites some houses that had sink hole remediation. Are these houses safe to live in? What do "they" do to fix the house/ yard? Are these houses a good buy or they just a goodbye? All comments are welcome. Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:33 PM
 
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Goodbye lol

Yup, nothing like lying in bed thinking about all the money saved buying a sinkhole home while you slowly start sinking in the ground.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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I 've seen listed on real estate websites some houses that had sink hole remediation. Are these houses safe to live in? What do "they" do to fix the house/ yard? Are these houses a good buy or they just a goodbye? All comments are welcome. Thanks.
Some times they are safe depending on what was done or can be done. However resale will be far less due to it and Insurance an issue as well.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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I regard them the same way I regard cars with a salvage title - Avoid at all costs
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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You got to wonder what the remediation was? If you have seen a few of the sinkholes we have in Florida, you wouldn't consider a house near a sinkhole. Please visit a sinkhole park (they have one in Gainesville) before thinking of getting stuck with property associated with a sinkhole.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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Thank you. That is what I was thinking. Buying one of these houses is a real bad idea, and although the remediation may be ok, there is still a problem in that area. We wanted to look in Dunedin and I know that is a big sinkhole area (along with other areas-don't want to pick on Dunedin). Keep the info coming.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:52 PM
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Some times they are safe depending on what was done or can be done. However resale will be far less due to it and Insurance an issue as well.
Agree. A lot were not even actual sink holes, just normal settling. In other words a scam.

Dubious sinkhole repairs raise costs and questions of fraud | Tampa Bay Times
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: PVB
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It doesn't matter what was done, its the perception and taint of a sinkhole house and who knows what might happen in the future. Most insurers won't insure a house if its anywhere near a sinkhole.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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How does one know if the house is near a sinkhole?
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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How does one know if the house is near a sinkhole?


Thanks everyone. Will stay away from any sinkhole houses. The house that was advertised said that it was a remediated sink hole.


I heard that you can go to the town and at the building department they have a map of "known" sink holes and you can look at it to see where they are in relation to the house you are looking at (or where you currently live).


Is that true. has anyone done that?
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