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Hillside ave in Milford Connecticut has Started Rebuilding after Sandy

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Hillside ave in Milford Connecticut has Started Rebuilding after Sandy.

The last two years the homes in this waterfront community(and many others)  have been inundated by storms.  This past year flood lines have been redrawn for homes on our shore front communities. Some homes that previously did not require flood insurance may now require it after super storms Irene and Sandy.


Before you purchase your next home, make sure you get the new FEMA maps from town hall and check with your local friendly insurance agent. The town of Milford posted their new flood map online;

 New Haven County Hillside ave Home raised to be rebuilt Milford, CT

 West side Milford, Connecticut


East side Milford, Connecticut


If your home suffered more than fifty percent damage you will be required to rebuild only to FEMA standards.  This means many homes will have to be elevated and use pile or pier foundations to resist future damage.  FEMA offers their guide lines for rebuilding.


Another good resource for information is FEMA’s website.



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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Annette excellent idea to provide those links.  Flood insurance can be very costly and that is not a surprise that you want once you are under contract.

Apr 14, 2013 11:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Annette.... good information for folks thinking of a purchase in Milford Ct.... Sandy really did alot of damage to your area....

Apr 15, 2013 12:14 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hi Annette, that house is certainly up high, hopefully it will be back on a solid foundation very soon. The links to the FEMA maps are useful to Milford CT residents so they can check and make adjustments to their insurance policies if needed.

Apr 15, 2013 01:06 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

My brother lost his beach house on the water in RI, he is almost 60% rebuilt. Says he'll be done in a couple of more months. The rebuilding of beach properties has many challenges.

Apr 15, 2013 10:40 AM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

George, it certainly could influence the decision to buy a particular home or not.


Barbara, Sandy, and Irene…but they have also shown how strong our community ca bounce back.


Ed, the bottom home just stopped me in my tracks. Ive never seen a home propped up like that, love real estate for all the new situations you encounter.


Joe, Sorry to hear that Joe, but the prospect of moving into a newly constructed home must be an exciting thought for him.

Apr 16, 2013 12:13 AM