If Buyers are not aware of this requirement upfront, it can cause major closing delays, and even cost them the deal. Flood insurance rates are regulated through a government program, but can be quite expensive depending on the flood zone of the property.
We know some insurance companies who offer private policies that can help make this insurance more affordable. In addition,we just assisted a Buyer with the process of having a property removed from FEMA's flood plain! That's right - by having a specific type of survey done and using a surveyor who had some knowledge of FEMA's process, we were able to remove the lender's requirement for flood insurance altogether.