HUDSON, Fla. - At the end of Shoal Drive in the Beacon Woods subdivision, a house was devastated. The back half fell into a massive sinkhole nine months ago.
Neighbor Tommy Martin still remembers the sound.
"Boom! A big crash."
The 79-year-old homeowner had just left to run an errand, as a crew surveyed the property, checking for sinkholes. That's when it started to crumble.
Half the house fell away in less than an hour.
"It was just unbelievable. How it could happen so quick," said Martin.
There was no salvaging the house. The land is now cleared, only the mailbox remains.
"It doesn't seem possible. I mean, one day you've got a complete community. And next day, minus one house," said Martin who lives across the street.
I'm told the woman that lived here bought another place in another neighborhood. Meanwhile, some who remain in the subdivision and want to sell their homes say they are finding it very difficult.
"The banks don't want to loan people the money if they want to take out a loan to buy a home in here. They won't," said Beacon Point resident Sally Wagner.
"I've had many, many people say the same thing. They'll say this is a lovely home. As far as I'm concerned, the price is right, but I don't want to live near that," said Martin.
One resident of this well-kept neighborhood says at least half the homes here have had some sort of sinkhole issue, although nothing on as bad as what we saw in June has happened since.
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