No,the house doesn't have a soaker hose about it, nor does it have gutters. There aren't many homes in this area that do have gutters and downspouts--it only rains twice a year, and when it does, gutters would do little good. The home is financible through FHA, if that is helpful. I am applying for a VA home loan, therefore, I believe the house will have to pass at least some level of standards(?). I will follow-up with ASHI though.