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Old 11-11-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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How bad is the sinkhole problem up in Hernado county. Timber Pines in Spring Hill seems like a nice community. Does anyone know what this community is like? How much is hazard insurance on lets say a $100,000 dollar house?

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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https://www.hernandocountygis-fl.us/...p=Sinkhole.xml

The GIS maps will let you see reported "sinkhole" properties, both repaired and not. I suggest doing your own research and you'll develop a good grasp of the situation. There are real sinkholes, and there are lots of claimed sinkholes where people got big insurance payouts and either walked away from the property - or are still living in it - with none of those funds having gone towards repairs.

As far as insurance, basic homeowners covers catastrophic sinkhole loss. You can purchase supplemental coverage. Personally, I don't know anyone who has it. My homeowners policy is just under $2500 a year for a pretty big house.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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How bad is the sinkhole problem up in Hernado county. Timber Pines in Spring Hill seems like a nice community. Does anyone know what this community is like? How much is hazard insurance on lets say a $100,000 dollar house?
Timber Pines is a nice community.It seems to be one of the few communities where they didnt just flatten everything, build a bunch of houses and then plant a few trees here and there. There is a lot of the natural trees and vegatation still there which is nice. There are a lot of "mini'" communities within the overall community. There are sections of attached units and areas of larger houses with decent sized yards. There are community pools in some of the "mini" communities. There is a golf course that seems to be very well kept. It seems to be a pretty active community. When i lived in that area i did work in that community pretty much on a daily basis. It was probablly my favorite community in the Spring Hill area to do work in. There seems to be a really good mix of people. It's been a couple years since i've been in there but when i was the sinkhole activity seemed to be located in a small area. I dont know what it is like now. For a while that sinkhole "craze" seemed to spread like a disease whether it was real or not. That will probablly die down after a while. Not sure about the insurance aspect of it. We have a couple friends who actually just sold their houses in Spring Hill and moved into a small condo type unit in Timber Pines to simplify their lifestyle. They really like it there. Good Luck.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Now that the cost of sinkhole coverage has gone through the roof due to all the "cracks in the ceiling" claims there arent so many sinkhole claims now. Those who were able to cash in have done so.

Timber Pines is an older community thus the homes are older, however, it is a nice development.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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The sink hole map doesn't wok any longer...does anyone has the new link?
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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The sink hole map doesn't wok any longer...does anyone has the new link?
It must be down for maintenance or something. It's the correct link, I got it from the county property appraiser and have used it before. I actually had it up and was looking at it when I posted it, and copied/pasted the link from my browser.

There are maps for other things that are part of the same system, not just sinkholes.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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I have used it before too but it hasn't been working for at least the last 2-3 months.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Like I said, I was on it the night I made that post. A friend of mine who visited was asking me about a house that's for sale in my neighborhood and I looked it up on the sinkhole map. Maybe they changed the actual page addresses.

Try this, it's the main page:

http://www.hernandocountygis-fl.us/PublicMapGallery/

I was able to get in, go to the second page and click on the sinkhole map and pull up my neighborhood. I am looking at it right now.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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Hernando County has a new web site and I was just there....we are considering the community, but this was an eyeopening map!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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Do sinkholes give you any warning, or can they suddenly just swallow you up while you are posting a repl
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