Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Concerns about buying a house that has been flooded http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If the seller is still occupying ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ If the seller is still occupying the property and has not disclosed the flood, I would walk out. What else has he not discloed?  However if the property disclosure does not have anything written in it, like banks usually do, then investigate what caused the flood and how was the property treated after that flood.  Mold would be a serious issue.  Even if you proceed with the sale make it contingent upon mold inspection.  Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ 2012-12-12T22:06:00Z How was it flooded? Rising ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ How was it flooded? Rising water, broken water pipe or sewer line back up? Ron Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ 2012-12-12T20:45:00Z Also, if it flooded twice, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ Also, if it flooded twice, there is probably a good chance that it will again. You really have to decide if you are willing to cope with that. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ 2012-12-12T20:13:00Z Wow, that's really scary. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ Wow, that's really scary. The bigger concern is what else may have happened that they did not disclose. At the very least, you want to have a very thorough inspection including a mold specialist and electrician. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Concerns-about-buying-a-house-that-has-been-flooded/471145/ 2012-12-12T20:12:00Z