Winthrop Elevation Survey Removes Oceanfront Property from Flood Zone

Recently we had our land surveyors in Winthrop to perform an elevation survey for an oceanfront property. Having newly purchased the property, the homeowners were hoping to avoid the costly flood insurance required for homes in designated FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas, or SFHAs  The survey revealed that the home was one-and-a-half feet above the base flood elevation. After completing and submitting an elevation certificate for this Winthrop property, the property was removed from the flood zone, saving the homeowners thousands of dollars in yearly flood insurance costs.