After the severe weather conditions that we have experienced over the past decade, it is no surprise that we have more and more buyers expressing concern about particular areas that have been known to flood. But often, certain areas are unfairly stigmatized – perhaps only one house in a hundred flooded, and that one may have been a fluke, but buyers will worry about purchasing in that area, and our sellers may face a real uphill battle to overcome that stigma.
Recently, we were introduced to a website that may help a seller by allowing buyers to see the elevations of specific houses on a street. I may not always be obvious, but the elevation from one end of the street to another can vary by many feet, and that can make all the difference.
If you are curious to learn more, you will want to check out www.elevationmap.net – a website that allows you to enter a particular street address and see exactly what the elevation of that property is. In fact, you can map out an entire street and see how much the landscape actually changes as your move from one area to another.
Obviously, there is no way to guarantee that a property will be safe from flooding. But studying elevations can certainly provide some peace of mind and elevationmap.net is great tool that provides an easy way to see exactly how high a particular house stands.