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How do you find out if a particular home has been flooded?

We are looking at a home in the subdivision Brentmeade located in Brentwood Tennessee. Part of this was flooded in the May 2010 floods but we are not sure if THIS particular house was flooded. How can we find out this info?
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Ask the seller's agent, and possibly the neighbors. While it should probably be mentioned on the disclosures, if a past problem has been corrected by a professional and there is no reason to believe the problem will occur again, sellers are no longer required to disclose it in IL.  If you ask the seller's agent directly to find out from his sellers if it was flooded or not, then he is obligated to tell you.  Doesn't mean they can't lie, but if they do, and you later find evidence that it did, you will have grounds for recourse.  Get their response in writing if it's a real concern.

And as Brian mentioned, a home inspector should have a pretty good idea if a home has been flooded as well.
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May 07 2011
Thanks for your question.  Is it listed by a broker?  If so, the seller's disclosures would have to state it, if not, insurance agents have access to the "clue" report which might have it.  If you are going purchase, a home inspector would know as well.

If you would need help locating a local Realtor in your area, give me a shout and I would be more than willing to help!

Good luck, hope this helps!
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