We’ve been buying houses in Lake County and the rest of Central Florida for over 10 years. We’ve bought a lot of houses and we’ve encountered many different unexpected situations, but we’ve never had a house flood – until now! We recently bought this house in Leesburg, FL and it flooded before the sellers even moved out. Here’s what happened.
Why They Sold Their House To Us
The sellers of this house needed to sell it really quickly in order to close on their new house. They had their new house under contract already, and they needed to sell their current house before a certain date in order to use the funds from their current house to close on their new house.
This wouldn’t have been such a big deal, except they were trying to sell the house at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buyers were not out looking at houses because everyone was staying at home.
The sellers realized that they had to figure something out fast, so they contacted us. We came out and looked at the house, and then made them a cash offer. We bought the house as-is, we paid all of their closing costs, and we were able to close right before the closing for their next house so that they could use the proceeds from the sale of their current house to close on their next house.
The Sellers Called And Said The House Flooded
We gave the sellers a week or two after closing to stay in their current house so that they could get everything moved out and into their next house as stress-free as possible. We’ve found that sellers really appreciate the buffer period after closing instead of having to move out right away.
During that period when the sellers were moving out, they called us on a Saturday evening and told us the house had flooded. They made taken a load of belongings to their new house, and when they came back, they found that the whole house was flooded.
About The House In Leesburg, FL
This is a fairly new house. It doesn’t need much work, just some minor repairs and updating. It does have laminate flooring, which soaked up a lot of the water. The laminate flooring and the carpet in the bedrooms will have to be removed. Other than that, it’s just a typical builder-grade, Florida house.
What Caused The Plumbing Leak?
Not only have we never had a house flood before, but we’ve also never seen a flood caused by this type of plumbing failure. Under the master bathroom vanity, one of the braided steel faucet supply lines developed a hole in the side of it, and that is what flooded the entire house. Those braided steel supply lines are usually pretty durable, so it was surprising to find out that this one failed.
We Got The House Dried Out As Quickly As We Could
When the sellers called and said the house was flooded, we immediately ran and got our Shop Vac and as many fans and dehumidifiers as we could find. By the time we got to the house, it was around 8 pm on a Saturday. We helped the sellers move their personal belongings out of the water and stayed until around 10:30 pm helping them get all of the standing water out and setting up fans and dehumidifiers.
Do You Need To Sell Your House In Leesburg, FL?
If you have a house to sell anywhere in Central Florida, whether it’s in Leesburg or the rest of Lake County, we’d like to make you a cash offer! Whether your house needs a bunch of repairs and you just want to sell it as-is and be done with it, or whether you need to sell your house really quickly – we can help!
Whatever your situation, reach out to us or submit your property information using the form below. We’ll make you a cash offer on your house, and you can move out on your terms.