A Real Estate Agent Can Save You From Sinking Wetlands

A Real Estate Agent Can Save You From Sinking Wetlands

I went recently to list a lovely house that had a private back yard with no neighbors and access to a large lake through a walkway.  The house was about twenty years old and had been completely updated. Although the house was picture perfect there was a great obstacle. The patio in back was sinking and had left large gaps between the cement foundation and the lanai in back of the house. Welcome to Florida! And buyers beware! Whether buying an older home or even a new home it’s important to be aware of Florida’s wetlands. Even if the house is not on a lake as this one was, wetlands are a natural pheromone in Florida. People coming from out of state and out of country to buy in Florida are the ones especially vulnerable and naive.  

Thinking of building on a wetland or just want to know if your land has wetlands?  An accurate assessment can be performed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) staff or a private environmental consultant. You can contact Florida Department of Environmental Protection at 407-897-4100.

Even better; find a real estate agent with experience and who can do the necessary legal and investigative work for you so that your home is secure and safe from sinking!  Florida is astoundingly beautiful but both you and the environment need to be protected!

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Phone: 863-557-8851
Dated: May 3rd 2017
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About Deirdre: Deirdre is a Broker and co-owner, with her husband Steve, of EXIT Realty Champions in Davenport - th...

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