Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Residence: Buying

ASAP

  • Find a good inspector

After finding a residence you’re interested in:

  • Have residence inspected by a home inspector

If the residence was built before 1978:

  • Have a thorough lead test of the residence conducted by a certified professional
  • Determine the risk of flood damage (check with your insurance agent, bank, town hall, etc.) most homeowners underestimate the risk of flooding

After buying a residence:

If your residence is in a flood-prone area:

  • Consider obtaining flood insurance most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage
  • Consider obtaining a sewer and drain rider on your insurance policy to protect against flood damage, even if caused by local flooding
  • Obtain federal flood insurance
  • Consider federal flood mitigation insurance to help with rebuilding to meet federal flood standards
  • Ensure your vehicles are protected against flood damage

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