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Judith, Both Buyer and Seller in Melbourne, FL

We are looking at a house in Avon at Vista Lakes. Is this community part of the area where old bombs are?

Asked by Judith, Melbourne, FL Thu Jan 24, 2008

buried? The house representative assured us that the entire area has been inspected and is safe, but would this be a wise investment?

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Due to the fear that you have, many other buyers have the same fear. The fortunate part of this senario is the BANKS - dont have any option ... they must sell and sell quickly.

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Lee@LeeRosa.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 21, 2009
Judith,

Here is a link that may help you.
http://www.vistalakesfl.com/articles/pinecastle.htm

I hope this helps.
Rick.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 20, 2009
I recently sold a home to a couple in this community, they were aware of the site controversy and wanted to buy anyway as the homes in the community are gorgeous and priced very well. Avon is built on the old WWII test site however only part of the community is in the area is being investigated by the Army Corp of Engineers for undetonated bombs. If you need more information or a copy of the map of the area being investigated. Send me a quick email as I can't post it here.
Regards,
Christine DeLong-Huver
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 20, 2009
The main place people have been finding the WWII bombs are right around Odyssey Middle as the area was once a testing range for the military. No bombs have yet been found IN the neighborhoods surrounding. However Avon at Vista Lakes is pretty much right across the street from Odyssey Middle.

Here is a story from CFnews13 : http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/11/18/bomb_search_co…

There are still concerns, and I beleive I saw a story on the news about how many of the neighbors are trying to file a lawsuit against builders for what's been going on. Claiming they no longer feel safe going outside.

I cannot comment publically on any specific builder, but NEVER take what a builder's representative says as the gospel, they work for the builder and their job is to get you to buy no matter what. You may want to enlist the help and expertise of a local Realtor.
I personally think there are much better neighborhoods to purchase a home in, that are right in that general area. Most communities I've seen around Vista Lakes are in a CDD as well, which equals a higher tax bill than area's.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 25, 2008
This sounds like a question that should be refered to the county/municipal government. I'd be curious to know what measures have been taken, the exact location of the area in question, etc. etc.

As to, is this a wise investment.....If there is any doubt at all......why take the chance!!!!!

Good luck,

The "Eckler Team"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 25, 2008
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