That being said, ANY home your looking at should be checked to see if it is located within the current FEMA 100yr flood plain. Your insurance agent would have the most recent maps, or you can check this web site out and plug in the address of any home within Harris County http://www.harriscountyfemt.org/ It is color coded and you can zoom in on the street in question.
Also, don't assume a home located inside the 100yr flood plain will flood with the next heavy rain! There are other factors such as the elevation of the 1st floor foundation, improvements to flood control in the area and more!
Let us know if you are looking to purchase or lease. We will help you stay out of harms way when it comes to flood issue...and a lot more! Call or email if we can assist you.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
The truth is, all those street in Ponderosa further down hill than Castle Ridge do flood.
And furthermore, ANY house in Houston could flood. After all, Houston was reclaimed from a swamp. So no matter where you buy in Houston, ALWAYS buy flood insurance.
No matter what spin the real estate agents give it, I would never buy a house that has even the slightest remotest chance of flooding. Why? Because I used to live in Ponderosa Forest. My house flooded THREE TIMES, and also whenever there was a heavy rain, we had to do the flood drill, which was to move everything upstairs for a few days. All of this was extremely disruptive to just trying to live a normal life, and also contributed to many family conflicts, including a divorce, and having one teenager go a little wild because we had to move out of the house for a few months during one reconstruction. I often wonder how things might have turned out differently had we not had the constant stress of unexpected remodels, flood drills, moving in/out. It was a nightmare.
formerly at 18102 Bambridge
Ponderosa Forest decends up into Cypress Creek the further north you go into the neighborhood.
Check out the aerial views on the maps. The closer to FM1960, the higher the elevation, but the further north you go, the trees and homes get larger ....
There are some great deals to be had on large homes, so consider all of the pros and cons....
Have your insurance agent pull an elevation and a quote on the property you are interested in.
Between your insurance agent, your Realtor, and just plain asking a few neighbors, you will find out where the particular home that you have your eye on sits...
There has been many improvements to the area, but as everyone knows, when you have a tropical storm all bets are off. Being prepared in Houston is a way of life.
Debra Zamarron - Realtor
City West Realty