Did you buy the house in New City with french drains? If so, I hope you are enjoying living in New City which is a great area of Rockland County. I know my response is late, but I just became an active Trulia agent and thought I'd reach out to you.
I agree with Raj that if a home has french drains and a sump pump, the water problem is likely to have been taken care of, which can be verified by a home inspector.
I hope you will contact me if you have any further real estate needs. Please call me at 914-588-2365.
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