Sump pumps can be a good thing. Preventative measures due to previous issues or controlling any future issues with magor storms.
Good luck house hunting! We are just starting our search too, and flooding is one of our major concerns.
Then the buyer gets a home inspection and can find out more about why the sump is needed.
Third the buyer calls an insurance agent and asks for a quote for homeowners insurance and also asks them to check out if flood insurance is required. When I have a buyer I usually ask them to call an insurance company. Please note that flood maps may change over time.
You can also check out the site mentioned http://www.floodsmart.gov
Ellen G. Friedman, Keller Williams Realty, 617-448-1542 or email@example.com
I know that area well. Kosciusko Street isn't known for flooding. However, If the surrounding grounds aren't pitched right or the gutters are damaged/missing that could bring water into the house. Your best bet is to consult a Buyer's Agent. This agent represents your best interests and will look into the water issue and any other issues that may be of concern.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.
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