Buying a home in Florida with a 7/10 FEMA flood zone. Bad idea?

Okay so I’m in Homestead, FL. I’m looking at a home I really like but I come to learn it’s in a 7/10 FEMA flood zone category “AH”. It’s confusing because the houses directly next to it are the same model home and only feet away and are 6/10.

The home is not by a body of water or near the coast really….I just want to know what is the likelihood of this house actually flooding, and what it would take to make it flood.

I’ve been renting a place in a 6/10 flood zone for 10 years that hasn’t even came close to flooding. But also the only hurricane I’ve been though was Irma and nothing happened.

Just how bad is this? I’m not worried about the cost of flood insurance. Almost every home in South Florida is in a flood zone and flood insurance is not really expensive. I’m just more worried about this house actually flooding.

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Okay so I’m in Homestead, FL. I’m looking at a home I really like but I come to learn it’s in a 7/10 FEMA flood zone category “AH”. It’s confusing because the houses directly next to it are the same model home and only feet away and are 6/10. The home is not by a body of water or near the coast really….I just want to know what is the likelihood of this house actually flooding, and what it would take to make it flood. I’ve been renting a place in a 6/10 flood zone for 10 years that hasn’t even came close to flooding. But also the only hurricane I’ve been though was Irma and nothing happened. Just how bad is this? I’m not worried about the cost of flood insurance. Almost every home in South Florida is in a flood zone and flood insurance is not really expensive. I’m just more worried about this house actually flooding. submitted by /u/External_Emu_16 [link] [comments]

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