NAR: Sustainability sells

Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

Real estate has no clear strategy for addressing climate change risks

Climate change poses a significant threat to the real estate industry, which has been slow to adopt standards to deal with the rising threat, according to a study published this week by the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research institute.

Miami agents say they’re not worried about climate change

An online magazine reporter went undercover as a homebuyer in Miami to find out what Realtors had to say about flooding and sea-level rise. The piece ultimately doesn’t explicitly push any one remedy or another for these various problems. However, the …

Ski town markets wilt as spring buying season heats up

Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company are making real estate decisions based on the growing threat of climate change’s impact on winter.

New FEMA plan could make flood insurance more costly for some

Federal officials are reportedly exploring a new flood insurance reform plan that would rely more heavily on data, potentially offering homeowners more transparency about the risks they face while also driving up rates in some areas.

New rule should make it easier for homeowners to get flood insurance

In a nutshell, it sets a minimum bar for private insurance policies; if the policies meet those requirements, lenders who require flood insurance will have to accept them.

Will homesellers foot bill for climate change woes?

Increasingly local and regional governments are turning to homeowners to pony up climate change-fighting funds in the form of new taxes.

Prices surging in areas devastated by California’s Camp Fire

The hottest real estate market in December wasn’t San Francisco, New York City or Seattle. It wasn’t a ski town in Colorado or a warm retreat like Key West.

50M homes vulnerable to coastal flooding, climate report concludes

A report released Friday concludes that as many as 49.9 million homes along U.S. shorelines could be threatened by rising sea levels caused by global warming.

Keep the peace on Thanksgiving with these conversation starters

Forget Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi — there’s a whole universe of fascinating real estate topics to discuss this Thanksgiving with friends and family.