Practical jokes are funny but BIG holes that swallow houses are NOT!
As a Real Estate professional I have not had a client ask me about sink holes in any area that I have sold homes in. However it would not be a bad question to ask when shopping for a home. I know that some of the coal mining areas of ND had a problem with sinkholes several years back when they that area had heavy rains. Over the last many decades coal mines went from underground caves to surface strip mines.
The map below shows pothole hot spots in the USA. Seems FL has the most problems with sinkholes.
I found good information in a 10 year old article by The Conversation. You can check it out here.