There is really nothing worse that flood damage. Not only might your home be ruined, but your insurance company might not cover your repair costs.
When you consider buying in an area you are not familiar with, you should use a Realtor® that knows the area well.
Our home is close to a floodplain, but I know that in 70 years there have been no water issues on the land that our home is built, even though our home is only 15 years old.
I know this because my family has lived in the area for over 100 years. I also know this because I looked it up online.
There are many reasons to use a local Realtor®. Knowing the floodplain and being familiar with the resources that provide information in the area about the zoning, governing authorities, and restrictions are just some of the benefits of using a local Realtor®. Check out this video and others to learn more.