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.

Climate change likely to flood these homes in about 30 years

Rising seas are threatening thousands of homes but the building in these flood-prone areas still continues, according to a new study from Zillow and Climate Central. As many as 400,000 homes are at risk of regular flooding by 2050, the study says.

These are the trends that will dominate real estate in 2019

Tremendous opportunities lie ahead for real estate professionals — but also risks, slowdowns and potentially difficult transitions.

NAR joins fight to extend the National Flood Insurance Program

The National Association of Realtors announced Friday that it’s joined 21 of the nation’s largest trade associations in a campaign urging Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before a July 31 deadline.

Where are the best-run (and worst-run) cities in America?

Not only does Idaho have the best potatoes, it has some of the nation’s best-run cities, too. WalletHub’s latest study named Nampa the most efficient city.