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Old 04-20-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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This was not from a broken pipe. That area flooded during Hurricane Matthew. Since there was an estate sale the occupants were most likely elderly and the damage hasn't been repaired yet. When the damage is repaired and the house is sold will there be any reference anywhere that a flood occurred there?
Given that its an estate, the extent to which the house suffered damage during the last nasty weather event may not be disclosed. In this state and most others AFAIK, if the seller never lived in the house, especially in circumstances like an estate, they aren't on the hook for the same disclosure rules as someone selling their personal residence.

Now, a house in a 100 year flood plain is certainly going to be disclosed and would be easy to figure out for any reason.

That a neighborhood flooded, or the extent to which it flooded, is going to fall to the buyer to a certain extent.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Should be disclosed. And I do believe there's a question that the previous owner needs to sign whether or not it was ever flooded.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Even if it's not disclosed.... the tadpoles in the basement usually give it away.
In NY theyíre camel crickets.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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Should be disclosed. And I do believe there's a question that the previous owner needs to sign whether or not it was ever flooded.
Playing devilís advocate here...estate sale so unknown it was a flood (assume no claim made for flood insurance). OP buys, repairs and then sells. What do you disclose exactly? Flood? Unclear. Water damage? Sure if asked.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:56 PM
 
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And...depending on state law, mass suicide events may not need to be disclosed. If the owners were part of the suicide pact, that would explain the estate sale. (You may be on to something!) Most states don't require disclosure statements when an estate is involved. Case closed.
What if it's a murder house?
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:28 AM
 
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What if it's a murder house?
What needs to be disclosed varies by state. A death in the house, by any means, is not required to be disclosed in most states.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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If only one side had water damage I'd suspect roof damage rather than flood. Either way, I'd pass on that house unless I knew for sure.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: PVB
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FYI I met someone that knows the house and it was flooded during the last hurricane
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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FYI I met someone that knows the house and it was flooded during the last hurricane
All the same. If itís being sold by heirs to an estate that doesnít change anything.
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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If this is a Florida, there are some stringent disclosure laws that include flooding. If you as a seller are aware the house at some point flooded you have to disclose. Disclosure of flood risk is the law.
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