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Carolh629, Home Buyer in Hoboken, NJ

Where can you get a copy of an existing elevation survey?

Asked by Carolh629, Hoboken, NJ Thu Oct 17, 2013

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Hello Carol,

Charlotte County has records on many homes that have been built after 1989 or so. You can call the building department and ask them, they are very helpful and can even email it to you if they have it. You can ask the current owner if they have a copy or you can do it the old fashion way and pay to have a survey company do one for you, it will cost you between $150 and $250 depending on who you pick.
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Bring your I Phone or Smart phone and stand on lot.They have apps for Elevations.Carpenters app.
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Bring your I Phone or Smart phone and stand on lot.They have apps for Elevations.Carpenters app.
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I did mine 52 " above sea level.I think flood is 27" .I Think.
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Carrol,
This is a great question to be asking at this time. If the subject property is within or even close to the FEMA flood limits, the existing insurance company would have required the owner to pay higher premiums or get a elevation certificate. If the owner does not have one, this could indicate the property is not in a threatened situation.
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It is to your advantage to pay for and retain a flood certificate. You will discover the number of feet above the flood elevation willl prove to have a dramatic influence on your premiums. Four feet or more are golden.
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Making the elevation survey available to future owners is a great benefit and addresses some of their risk aversion needs.
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A local surveyor will be able to complete a elevation survey and provide an elevation certificate.


Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420.4041
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If the seller does not have the elevation certificate on hand, ask them who they are currently using for their flood insurance. Contact that agency and they will most likely have it on file. Your last option is to contact a surveyor to do it for you but that will run 200 bucks or so. Good luck!


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This page on my website may help you with your flood insurance questions:
http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/flood_insurance_sarasota

I also have the only area website that provides flood zone designations on the property summary of MLS listings for over 50 profiled neighborhoods, towns, and areas on my website:

http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/englewood
http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/south_gulf_cove
http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/manasota_key

Regards,
David Barr, Broker Associate
Allison James Estates & Homes
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 17, 2013
The seller does not always have a copy. Usually the buyer has to order one and pay for it. Are you looking in the Sarasota County part of Englewood or the Charlotte County part of Englewood. You can call Charlotte County FLOOD ELEVATION Phone: 941-743-1964. If they have one on file they can give you the information.

If I can help with anything else, let me know.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/
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