Louisiana is a state of varied topography and landscapes, providing
prospective homebuyers with plenty of real estate choices. But what many people
donâ€™t consider is that there are different ground level elevations in Louisiana,
and these variations can affect the cost of flood insurance and the resale value
of your home â€“ not to mention the severity of damages that can occur in an
actual flood. In the complex process of buying a home, this consideration can
easily be sidelined. Unfortunately, Hurricane Katrina, Rita & IssacÂ have forced these
concerns into sharp reality.
This is why it is so important to select a real estate agent who understands the flood zoning of the area, and how the zoning will affect costs for your home. Consider the fact that homes in elevations with little to no flood risk may only cost a few hundred dollars per year to insure against flooding, while homes in the lowest elevations can cost thousands. This is an example of how the being armed with knowledge can have lasting financial implications.
So, how well does your agent understand flood zoning in Louisiana? If youâ€™ve chosen The Clouse Team for your real estate needs, then you can be sure that your agent is using the best flood zone information available to help you make an informed decision when selecting a new home.
With new, more accurate mapping made available by the Louisiana Mapping Project (LaMP), Clouse Realty and Associates have even more information at their fingertips to help you choose a home that wont drown you in excessive insurance premiums. By consulting the Updated Digital Flood Maps of your area, Clouse Realty and Associates can help you determine the flood-associated costs of your prospective home, and give you the peace of mind in knowing that your investment will be protected.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (504) 432-4262Â or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.
The Clouse Team
Realty Executives, SELA
Ken Clouse 504-432-4262
Rose Clouse 504-427-3899
13592 River Road, Ste 6
Destrehan, LA 70047
Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.
Each office independently owned and operated