Life after fire: competition for Santa Rosa housing is fierce

“The fires really started a big change – there was a big ripple effect. Anything under $700,000 is moving very quickly whether it’s a fixer or a condo…” …

SoCal Realtors help clients, save animals as wildfires rage

Multiple wildfires continue to wreak havoc in coastal Southern California. Covering 96,000 acres at the time of this article’s publication according to the LA Times, the “Thomas” fire that broke out near Ventura County earlier this week is currently the most widespread, threatening at least 12,000 homes. …

Celebrities among thousands of residents evacuating SoCal fires

Many more people who aren’t public figures have been impacted, including those with far fewer financial means to recover from such a natural disaster …

Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the count…

Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month — Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma — plans to rebuild have already begun. And insurance companies are wringing their hands, plotting their next moves …

Airbnb Open Homes offers free shelter to California wildfire victims

In a matter of 24 hours, at least 1,500 homes and structures have been destroyed by a series of 14 fires sprawled across 73,000 acres of land in Northern California. While residents have many things to worry about, such as getting in touch with loved o…