It's entirely possible that a builder's designs may contain flaws or a community may have geological issues that cause systemic foundation problems. I have more than 26 years local real estate experience and know of no foundation issues endemic to that community. You and your Realtor should subject every property you view to a fair degree of scrutiny.
If you have viewed multiple properties in that community and have documented what you feel to be repeating cases of foundation problems please share your data with me. It is important for all Realtors to stay informed and aware of trends in our market.
I am happy to share my knowledge of the Fort Wayne housing market and assist you in locating a suitable home.
Ken Richardson Realty Company
Office phone: (260) 422-1888
Cell phone: (260) 413-6058
Visit my website: http://www.kenrichardsonrealty.com
Bridgewater is not one of those areas.
Please let my wife or I know if we can help you further. We know the Bridgewater area very well and would love to help you. 260.704.0843 is our direct cell.
Mike Thomas Associates/F.C. Tucker
Consult your realtor, if you have one, and they should be able to direct you to a structural engineer, or the like, that can give you an indepth overview of what to look for in reference to foundation issues. Regardless, of what you see, make sure you, upon making an offer, hire a quality inspector. If they see some of those "clues", they will refer you to an expert-like a structural engineer. It might turn out that the "clues" are no cause for concern, but if they are symptoms of a deeper problem, it will be money well spent.
If you do not have a realtor that is committed to you and vice versa, feel free to give me a call. Good luck, either way. 260-312-6077.