Realtor gives flooding advice

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A local realty company on Friday reminded prospective homebuyers to get the home inspected for previous flood damage in the wake of severe flooding in Leavittsburg.

Flood victims are not covered by insurance because homes are not in areas deemed as a flood zone.

John Eaton, the General Manager of Northwood Realty of Mahoning County, said he recommends getting the home inspected and taking a walk through the home before making a purchase.

Both should reveal previous flood damages. He also said to request the Residential Property Disclosure. The form is filled out by the previous owner on all sells.

“A home inspection, we strongly encourage for all of our buyers that are purchasing homes,” Eaton said. “That really helps ease their mind. And also, having a professional come out and take a look at the property also helps quite a bit as well.”


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