My Home Inspector Blog: When part of your lot washes away, do your property taxes go down?

When part of your lot washes away, do your property taxes go down?

Here is a short video from a recent home inspection in Santee, CA- not far from San Diego. Whoever thinks it never rains here is mistaken. The heavy rains this winter took out part of the rear lawn of this property. I needed a snorkel to inspect the crawlspace!

 


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Comment balloon 4 commentsSteve Stenros • March 15 2011 08:52PM

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 Wow, a dramatic example of what happens when water isn't kept away from the foundation as it should be.   How can people not install gutters?  The price to pay later is a whole lot more than the price to install them.

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 7 years ago

Isn't that the truth, Dianne!  I still find it hard to believe that the developers/builders are not required to install rain gutters; at least not here in southern CA.

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 7 years ago

I got rid of the pool but then changed their mind.  Now they have a swimin' hole under the house.

Posted by Steve Hall, Make the Call to Hankins and Hall (RE/MAX United) over 7 years ago

I had a real mess to clean up when I came out of this crawlspace, Steve.  It took a while to rinse all that mud off my swim fins, mask, and snorkle.

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 7 years ago

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