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Old 08-06-2006, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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Was just talking to a friend and they are selling their home in Spring Hill and a sinkhole was just found. Now they have to do testing and everything.
Anybody else having sink hole problems up that way?
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:20 PM
 
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Thumbs down spring hill sink holes

Central Florida has sink holes...so try to buy in an area with few (or no) known sink holes. The Spring Hill area is well known for having way too many. I know this and have been here not too far away for less than 2 years.
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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Hey Sami, did you hear on the news the other night about another sink hole out in front of somebody's home? Did it mention where that one was?
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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Default sinkholes

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Hey Sami, did you hear on the news the other night about another sink hole out in front of somebody's home? Did it mention where that one was?
Nah, I didn't.....too busy on this %$#% computer. But I just have to find out.......
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:08 PM
 
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Yea, I know what you mean! LOL
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:37 AM
 
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What happens to the homes that are near a sink hole? Are they moved?
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:13 PM
 
Location: tampa
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Default sinkholes

no, it is to expensive to move! They hope it doesn't spread or another open up. Therefore they loose hope in ever selling there home, cause nobody wants a home w/problems like that!

It is even worse if you have a home that is found to have a sinkhole. My friend experienced this. The insurance paid her the "value" of the home. minus this, minus that, but she can't get insurance, so if anything ever happens they are out of luck. Repairing it is so expensive it is usually cheaper for the insurance to pay them off (depending on the house). There are companies that will buy them, but they offer such a low amount,they are practically robbing them.

Spring hill is really known for this. They can be anywhere, but for some reason, spring hill seems to have the most.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:30 PM
 
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My husband's uncle got paid from the insurance company then sold the house for whatever he could get. He was in Hudson Florida near Little Road.
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:27 AM
 
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What happens to the homes that are near a sink hole? Are they moved?
If a house develops a sinkhole and the other houses are not affected, they are not moved........ The house with a sinkhole has its foundation fixed. There are various companies. This really kills resale value! Make SURE you have good insurance......... Buy in an area with few or no known sinkholes..........
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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I have a house in Spring Hill, Near landover & Elgin. Any way the house is covered with stair steps and cracks by the windows. It bothers me. the insurance company had it evaluated. They said it is an foundation problem and due to lack of maintenance. The house was built in 1993 How much maintenance would you do to a 7 year old house. Anyway we were denied. We had Guardian Services come by and looked at the report and he said the drill wobbled. Then I looked at the report and it show it. That mean there was an void in the ground and the drill had no substance to drill in. So we are going to go thru mediation. I hear they don't pay off the houses anymore. Either you get it fixed or nothing. That is part of the 2009 laws. My house isn't worth much anymore with the cracks and all. So I don't know what is going to happen with the mediation. If any one has gone thru this please let me know. Mcd
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