Hello Pat and thanks for your question.
If you are working with a real estate professional, ask for a copy of the CLUE report for the property that you wish to purchase. The sellers should provide a copy to you, or, if not, offer to purchase the report if the sellers will order one for you. Water damages and insurance claims are very critical issues for a buyer, and the cost of the report is extremely moderate--in most cases, it's only about $20-30 for the report.
Have your agent check to see if this report is included in the disclosures package to be provided by the seller, and , if so, the information may be included in the documents available to the Realtor on line.
Good luck and happy house hunting!
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA