My fiancé and I are looking for a home in a HCOL city in the Northeast. The single family homes here are typically very old, and it’s very hard to find a new build. However, we came across one recently, and we went to look at it with our realtor last weekend. The main floor and top floor are amazing, and ticked all the boxes of what we’re looking for. However, Ida dumped a huge amount of rain over the region earlier in the month, and even non-flood prone areas got flooded. The basement, along with other homes on the block, got flooded and there was mold on the drywall. The mold will be remedied by the builder, but is it still a sign for us to run? The neighborhood isn’t at all in a FEMA flood zone, and the storm was unusual for the area, so I’m not sure if we’re giving it a fair consideration. However, we also don’t want to buy a potential money pit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!