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Old 02-08-2014, 08:34 AM
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Are there any active fault lines in The Woodlands, Is it safe to buy property in the Cochrans crossing.

We almost gave an offer to a Cochrans crossing home and then the realtor sais he has to disclose that the property is in the fault line map...I saw the map.. I was pretty confused.

Any input...?
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Location: Houston,Tx
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:06 PM
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My only concern in The Woodlands would be fire
I don't know what plan they have there if there's ever a big fire
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:31 AM
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Just Google fault lines Montgomery County Texas. There is plenty of information for you to make an informed decision.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I would be concerned.

My GC was an "expert testimony" witness in that case. It seems the original engineering plans for that area by Mitchell's group were "discarded."So, when later companies bought The Woodlands, they honestly has no clue there was such and area. A few hundred homes in and around Carlton Woods are on it, and there has been significant damage to a few.

Either agent is required to tell you about the active ares. Just ask for street boundaries if the map is confusing. But all the fault line maps are pretty clear in my experience. We have lots of faults around the Memorial area. Buying on or within a couple lots of them would not be something I would do.
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