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Our current front runner.

Decent neighborhood, 1990's construction, first floor MBR, all re-done, a layout we like and a nice kitchen. Very close to lake but not so close we have to worry about a seawall. Big basement.

Need to check on possible flooding issues but so far this looks like a winner.

https://www.realtor.com/reales..._M40233-64578#photo0


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Posts: 30127 | Location: Yorba Linda, CA | Registered: 23 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Dogs allowed at the lake?

You moving to Ohio?

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Ooh, I like it a lot!! And, totally move in ready, no painting needed!!

Have you seen it in person?


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Dogs allowed at the lake?

You moving to Ohio?

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Yes, and yes.

We haven't seen it yet but Kim is going over there this afternoon to do some reconnaissance. Our Realtor is checking on flooding and/or other possible issues.


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Posts: 30127 | Location: Yorba Linda, CA | Registered: 23 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

I think you've found your new home.

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Flood info:

https://floodfactor.com/proper...-ohio/392666809_fsid


Not sure how good the flood info is... when I checked my flood info and that of the other homes on my block, the ratings are inconsistent and frankly don't make much sense.


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I've never seen that site before. Thanks!

The basement is built out of what appear to be unpainted concrete blocks. Am I correct that if there had been any water issues in the basement that the block would be discolored?


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The foundation is interesting. It almost looks like bricks (and I don't mean concrete blocks).

How is it constructed?


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Not sure. Now that I look at it again it looks like there are vertical seams every four feet or so. Makes me think it's poured concrete with a brick texture.


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Steve, have you seen it in person? or do you have plans to?


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We cross-posted.

The fact that the basement is unfinished and unpainted is a huge advantage because you can see what's going on.

Chronic moisture problems can show up as efflorescence.

Check the wall/floor joint; seepage tends to come in there first.

You could also check moisture levels in the floor and the walls with a moisture meter. And a humidistat.

Basements tend to be damp even in good conditions. Dehumidifiers down there are common, so if there's one there I wouldn't see it as a problem.

Is there a sump pump? If yes, how often is it going on?

What's the sewer system look like? Is it an overhead sewer, or a standard system?


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Not sure. Now that I look at it again it looks like there are vertical seams every four feet or so. Makes me think it's poured concrete with a brick texture.


that makes sense. I think poured concrete is preferred.


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I've never seen that site before. Thanks!



realtor.com seems to be incorporating a link to it for at least some homes. I've noticed it popping up recently; it was on the house you posted.

Like I said, not sure how much I'd rely on it. Our house is rated a 3, and adjoining neighbors are rated a 1 and a 2. We're the highest house on our (admittedly very flat) street and none of us have never flooded, not even close.

Not sure how they come up with their ratings.


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Steve, have you seen it in person? or do you have plans to?


We just found it on line today. If it looks like it will pan out I may fly out next weekend to look at it.


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Is there a sump pump? If yes, how often is it going on?

What's the sewer system look like? Is it an overhead sewer, or a standard system?


I can see a sump next to the laundry sink, so there must be a pump.

I have never heard of an overhead sewer system (a concept I find somewhat unnerving) but that is what I must be seeing, judging by how the sump pump is plumbed.

[edit] Oh. Laundry is in basement. Ugh.


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