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Nancy, Home Buyer in Maywood, NJ

If an ad does not say "not in flood zone" do I assume that a house in Rochelle park is in a flood zone?

Asked by Nancy, Maywood, NJ Wed May 15, 2013

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Nancy, ask your realtor to check the flood map on the listing on the Realist site attached to it.... and your attorney should also insist on a flood search, especially in Rochelle Park. Don't assume anything. Your realtor has the resources to find this all out.
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Hi Nancy,
Don't assume anything. There are websites you can check. There are also local agents on this site (i'm one) who'd be happy to provide the information you want from geological maps of flood areas to which we have access.
I'm right in Hackensack and would be happy to help, if you'd like.
All the best,
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Assume nothing, ask your agent to investigate.

Jeanne Feenick
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Hello Nancy,
Don't assume that the property is not in a flood zone as it's a matter of public record that you or your agent should check for yourselves.

Here is the link to FEMA's website to determine if it lies in a flood zone:

And, you may also wish to try this website: http://www.freeflood.net

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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A listing should clearly state that a home is in the 100 year or 500 year flood plain. If it does not and you are curious about a home I would consult with a real estate agent who can confirm for you whether it is or not. You should never purchase a home without knowing that information because it can severely affect the value of the home and can lead to flood insurance which can be very expensive.
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You shouldn't have to assume anything:
You should be provided with complete environmental, earthquake, floor, natural hazard advisories.
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