3547 Shadow Creek is currently active and examplify your question. The are severe cracks all throughout this home but it is situated on the top of the hill. The condition doesn't apply to every property in that community.
If you are considering a purchase, I'd recommend that you consider a soil inspection to go along with the home inspection.
Shadow Creek suffers from the expansive soils issue with fill on the lots, but for the most part does not have the issue of slides, except in circumstances noted by Kevin below.
If you move forward with a purchase in there do so only with a full home inspection ... and a review of the county records at the building department that deal with any earth movement or extensive settlement in and around the home hou are considering.
Hope that helps
Broker / Owner
DRE # 350257
The homes in this area are built on fairly expansive soils, so settlement cracks are very common. Dame (the builder) had some fairly serious settlement issues with a development further west on Camino Tassajara, but Shadow Creek hasn't been nearly as bad. When purchasing a home, you always want to have a home inspection performed. A home inspection will reveal any serious foundation problems with the home that you're considering purchasing. Settlement issues almost always occur within the first 3 years after the home is built, so a good inspection on a home in Shadow Creek now should reveal any issues.
As you may already know, Shadow Creek is a great value for the money. Price per square foot, it's one of the best values in the area. Have you seen the new listing on Sun Stream Court? I just walked it yesterday and its a pretty nice home. If interested, please forward your email address and I'll send over some pictures. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good Luck!
Keller Williams Realty
There was an issue several years ago.
There isnâ€™t any current litigation going on in the HOA , but this is from the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors minutes from November 15, 2005:
:AUTHORIZE the Shadow Creek Homeowners Association to construct twenty-three (23) 20-foot deep steel soldier piers to stabilize the downslope side of Bourne Lane within deed-restricted open space of the Shadow Creek Manor project in the Danville/Tassajara area, as recommended by the Community Development Director. (District III)"
There were several other homes affected that needed extra drainage installed and some beefed up retaining walls. Those issues have been dealt with but there is still somewhat of a "stigma" that keeps the prices lower than comparable homes in Danville.
It can be a opportunity to find great value in Danville.
Let me know if you need anything further, or if there are any homes you would like to take a look at.