I have a slight chance of buying riverfront property. It is one acre of land with a small 2 bedroom singlewide on the property now. The view is fantastic and sitting down by the river is so peaceful. Now the flooding problem. With all of the extreme rains that we had last year the place flooded. Up the road about 8 miles is a very posh gated golf community and the property was in danger of flooding so they opened all 7 flood gates and the river over flowed. This was the first time this has ever happened. (spoke to neighbors who have always lived in the area and have no vested interest in the land that I would buy). The mobile home walls had to be redone as well as the flooring. After doing this the owners put it on a brick foundation. My plans are to rent to own and use it as a weekend vacation spot until I could start building. When I start building I will build on pilings as to hopefully avoid too much damage to the structure. Does anyone have any experience with building on pilings or living on water front property in general and can share pro's and con's on the issue. All information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Also want to add that property is only about 20 minutes away from where I live now and would be easy to maintain when not living there so free time during the week could be used to work on the property.