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

Storm water flooding, erosion threaten Fort Worth homes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Each time it rains, a torrential river of storm water threatens to wash away the fenced-in back yard of a North Texas homeowner. Steven Owens shows CBS DFW a video recording of rushing storm waters, which flood the grassy area that divides several back yards of homes in the Villages of Woodland Springs, Fort Worth. When the sun is shining, the area behind Owens’ home is a peaceful babbling Continue ReadingStorm water flooding, erosion threaten Fort Worth homes

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