Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to a homeowner lawsuit recently filed in Fort Bend County, Texas, Weston Lakes POA is not addressing a serious erosion problem in their drainage ravine. Joe and Jill Nixon purchased what they thought was their dream home in Riverwood Forest at Weston Lakes in July 2015. But within less than a year, the Nixons discovered a serious threat to their Fort Bend County property. Their backyard is rapidly Continue ReadingRavine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

HOA Issue #8: Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to a homeowner lawsuit recently filed in Fort Bend County, Texas, Weston Lakes POA won’t address serious erosion problem in their drainage ravine. Joe and Jill Nixon purchased what they thought was their dream home in Riverwood Forest at Weston Lakes in July 2015. But within less than a year, the Nixons discovered a serious threat to their Fort Bend County property. Their backyard is rapidly eroding, with Continue ReadingHOA Issue #8: Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

Clive, Iowa, man fears erosion along Walnut Creek

City refuses to help, and Hickory Hills Lake HOA not responding to homeowner concerns By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Ralph Amodeo, a homeowner in Clive, Iowa, has a big problem that he didn’t cause and cannot fix. His Hickory Hills Lake home sits uphill from Walnut Creek, which runs through the city. In recent years, erosion from heavy rains has led to erosion along the creek, washing away portions of his back yard. Slowly but Continue ReadingClive, Iowa, man fears erosion along Walnut Creek

Homes threatened by soil erosion in North Texas HOA subdivision

 By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Homeowners in a Fort Worth planned community say that soil erosion is causing their yards to sink, and sliding downhill each time it rains. NBC DFW visited Glen Eden, and spoke with HOA President Terrence Watson, who says that 20 homes in the subdivision are affected by earth movement. Video coverage shows clear evidence of erosion, failing retaining walls, and fences tearing apart at the seams. Glen Eden is Continue ReadingHomes threatened by soil erosion in North Texas HOA subdivision