Client Newsday
Categories Real Estate & Home Design
Date 2013-04-24
URL Launch Project

Superstorm Sandy did not dampen Christine and Christopher Nappa’s desire to live on the water. In the months after the monster storm, the Wantagh couple decided it was the perfect time to upgrade to a bigger home, close to where they could dock their boats, and take advantage of lower prices.

They are set to close in May on a four-bedroom home in Massapequa, with the first floor completely renovated, for $375,000.
Christine Nappa, 37, an agent at Exit Realty Premier in Massapequa Park, already had experience dealing with sellers offering up properties in a variety of conditions, from dried out and redone to abandoned and ready to tear down.

Buying a home that was flooded when Sandy swept over Long Island adds a lot of layers to the process, and house hunters need to do more research, and in some cases pay a little more money to make sure they know exactly what they’re getting, as the Nappas found. Here are some tips for potential buyers.

Please click here for the full article.