Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes and yes

Apr 20, 2019 09:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and yes. It is said that Fort Mohave Arizona is one big floodplain! My street was taken out of floodplain A in 2015, and our GIS will show who has elevation certificates and any LOMCs for parcels. It's always interesting to see one property out of floodplain surrounded by others who are showing as in. They did the application.

Apr 20, 2019 08:15 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's not an issue out here, at least in the areas I work.  We have river basins and drainage areas we need to be aware of during rains for potential swift-water, but not so much floods.


Of course, there are those houses below the roadway.  I'm not a fan of those for flooding concerns.  I'm up on a hill.

Apr 20, 2019 09:03 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Rare for me in my market and with the clients I've served over the years. There have been a few properties that needed flood insurance and due to the high cost, my clients decided against the property.

Apr 20, 2019 08:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

There are few areas where we have it but I always check if in doubt

Apr 20, 2019 08:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes it's very popular here Tammy Lankford, our flood maps were a mess because of temporary dikes during the flood of 2011 and the City fought hard to get FEMA to redo their maps. The whole thing was not settled for about 6 years. In the meantime everyone demanded their elevation be confirmed and so on. I'm still screwed until we get more flood protection in place.

Apr 20, 2019 07:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


Apr 20, 2019 10:05 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we do have flood plain zones all over the state including our town.... removing would make a significant difference with homeowner's insurance.... 

Apr 20, 2019 09:59 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

We do have flood areas here in TN.  Not familiar with this system but something to check out.

Apr 20, 2019 09:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We do.... I've never had a client opt to buy a property deemed to be in a flood zone so I've not experienced a client apply to remove that classification from their property.

Apr 20, 2019 08:20 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

We live along the Ohio River, of course with have properties in the Floodplain needing flood insurance. Actually, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is purchasing especially vulnerable properties to prevent having residents that have to remodel/file claims/rebuild every year or even 2 or 3 times a year.

Apr 21, 2019 06:14 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That's great information for sellers to consider. Flood properties are everywhere!

Apr 21, 2019 09:55 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I just listed one, and no did know about the promise, but am interested in learning more. 

Apr 21, 2019 07:51 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

In my market of waterfront properties absolutely. The flood plans for our area are currently under review but I expect it may change the flood zone for only a few properties. 

Apr 21, 2019 05:23 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

The FEMA maps were just expanded in our area, so yes many get the elevation surveys done to remove their property.

Apr 21, 2019 04:19 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Yes and no. We do not live in a flood zone but we still carry flood insurance and I think everyone should. People here always think that you only need flood insurance if you live on the beach or river and that is not true. 

I have seen many inland areas flood after a heavy thunderstorm or tropical storm but the people did not have flood insurance because they were not in a flood zone. They fell into a false sense of security then lost everything because they were uninsured.

Bottom line...every area has the potential to be a flood zone under the right conditions (poor drainage, for example).


Apr 20, 2019 10:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to hear that FEMA is being cooperative in the process, all the best to you in getting these out of the flood zone.

Apr 20, 2019 09:10 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have two homes in flood zones hitting the market next month, Tammy! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Apr 20, 2019 04:05 PM
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, VA, GA and FL.

Took a Con Ed class a few months ago about properties in Flood Zones. Best class I've ever had. The bottom line is that many of the flood map are wrong. Second take away was that it's fairly cheap ($100 or so) to have a professional come out to check.

I'm about to take a listing from a fellow church member that was complaining he was just a few feet in a flood zone. I advised him to have it checked out and turns out that he was a few feet OUT of the flood zone! Check out www.floodzoneexpert.com.

Apr 20, 2019 11:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes and yes. A

Apr 20, 2019 11:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In Florida yes, currently no!

Apr 20, 2019 11:06 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

In the Bay Area yes, in San Diego, no.

Apr 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do not sell properties needing flood insurance.

Apr 20, 2019 03:13 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Owners attempt an Elevation Certificate

Apr 20, 2019 12:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have only a very few areas in the Denver metro area in a flood zone.  I have not had a buyer need it in 23 years.

May 05, 2019 10:06 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We run into areas that need flood insurance from time to time. Guess I will have to look up what a LOMA is.

Apr 24, 2019 02:52 PM