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Spl35, Home Buyer in Peabody, MA

Is Kosciusko Street in a flood zone?

Asked by Spl35, Peabody, MA Sat Feb 27, 2010

25 Kosciusko Street is on the market. There is a sump pump in the basement. Is it in a flood zone?

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I actually live on the street-- it is a hill, essentially. Depending on which part of the street you live on, you may or may not be susceptible to getting water in your basement. We have several times since we moved in in 2011, however, we also live on the downside of the hill. A sump pump does work/help-- the beefier, the better. The closer to Lowell St., I think the worse off you are. Hope this helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 21, 2015
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Sump pumps can be a good thing. Preventative measures due to previous issues or controlling any future issues with magor storms.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 20, 2012
It is very close to downtown, but Kosciusko Street is on higher elevation than the "basin" in Peabody, where the water typically pools in the downtown area.

Good luck house hunting! We are just starting our search too, and flooding is one of our major concerns.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 23, 2012
use the link below and you could your own search for any street through FEMA.


also you could find that info through the town or city hall. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 28, 2010
It is common for basements to have a sump pump in our area even if they are not in a flood zone. We get a seller's disclosure before making an offer and ask seller if it is in flood zone.
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
Web Reference: http://www.gitabantwal.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 28, 2010
This is in the Emerson Park area and doesn't appear to be in a flood zone. Ask the Listing Agent if the current owners need flood insurance to be sure. You could also contact a local insurance agent to give you this information. For future use this site can help you to determine your risk of flooding at specific homes in MA. http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/landing_pages/lan…

Good Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 28, 2010
It is probably not in a flood zone. If you are interested in seeing it let me know and we can set up an appointment. Check out my testimonials as a buyer agent at http://www.ellenfriedman.biz (under "About Us") or http://www.trulia.com/profile/ellenfriedman/
Best, Ellen

Ellen G. Friedman, Keller Williams Realty, 617-448-1542 or ellengfriedman@comcast.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 27, 2010
Hello SPL35,

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.


Jeff Carter
978 717 9015
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