Rivermist residents met face-to-face Thursday evening with their homeowners association's lawyers and Centex Homes representatives about replacing the ruptured retaining wall in their neighborhood.
Geotechnical experts working for both sides now say preliminary soil tests show the underlying soil on the hill slid, compromising the wall's stability from underneath.
Centex also showed residents their plans for a new pier-and-panel wall, which would take three to six months to build after workers are done with stabilitization work next week.
A Centex official at the meeting said neighborhood sales figures indicate Rivermist homes have been selling at market value despite the publicity about the slope failure.
Nonetheless, the HOA's legal counsel said its engineering consultants would work to protect the residents' home values by reviewing Centex's wall plans.