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Old 09-10-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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>>>having lived in San Diego for 30 years just up the street from the ocean<<

Why not relocating to a beach town as Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. Lots of professional workers in Dover are commuting from these beach towns.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Amerideaf ... I'm not sure about that area. Was worried about winter near the beaches ... lots of snow ... lots of humidity. And what about hurricanes?
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Amerideaf ... I'm not sure about that area. Was worried about winter near the beaches ... lots of snow ... lots of humidity. And what about hurricanes?
Humidity is state wide. It's not any worse near the beach. It may be better because there is always a bit of a breeze. The ocean keeps the air warmer near the beach so in the winter there is hardly any snow. A couple of dustings a year if your lucky. Hurricanes don't usually make it that far north. Nor'Easters are more of a threat than hurricanes. You can get some tidal flooding if you are within a few blocks of the beach.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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So, we're better off staying center of the State, say around Georgetown area and others north and south of that?

You folks have been great helping me out here.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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DE is so small (narrow) that you won't notice any differences in weather until you get further North, like up around Newark, where you'll see a little more snow. If you're worried about storm surge flooding, just be above flood plane. The flood plane accounts for that. No need to go all the way to the center of the state to avoid a flood. Those storms are very few and far between. We had tidal flooding out on Long Neck during the last Nor'Easter in April. My neighbors said the last one they remembered was in the 80's and this recent one was much worse. We were below flood plane and the house did not flood.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Rossc:

When you buy property in DE, are the RE agents required to tell you whether or not the property is above the flood plane?

How would one go about finding out that information so that a layperson could interpret it?

Thank you for responding.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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I don't know if they are required, but any responsible agent would. I think the MLS shows whether it is in flood plane or not. Any house that you buy is probably above flood plane otherwise you couldn't insure it. I would certainly ask the agent. If you ask, they ARE required to tell you the truth. A mobile home may or may not be above flood plane. Flood insurance on mobile homes is cheap, so sometimes they don't worry about being above flood plane.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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rossc

Thanks so much. Great information to have.
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