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Real Estate Listings With Flood Scores Shift Home-Shopper Habits

Redfin users who were shown home flood scores went on to view lower-risk properties, an experiment by the company found. 

Homes in floodwaters in Spring, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Homes in floodwaters in Spring, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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Let’s say you want to sell your home in Cape Coral, Florida, and think you’ll get a great price because of the proximity to water. Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a starter home in a newly built-up neighborhood in Houston.