Rebuild or buy new? 6 factors to consider after a natural disaster

Hurricanes took “a toll on over 270,000 homes” this year. In Texas and Florida alone, damage is expected to exceed $150 billion. Such numbers aren’t isolated to one or two events. Other hurricanes, wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters happened in 2017 that led to even more damages and repair costs across the nation …

Rebuild or buy new? 6 factors to consider after a natural disaster

Hurricanes took “a toll on over 270,000 homes” this year. In Texas and Florida alone, damage is expected to exceed $150 billion. Such numbers aren’t isolated to one or two events. Other hurricanes, wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters happened in 2017 that led to even more damages and repair costs across the nation …

How to help homeowners recover from fire damage

Just two months after fires devastated sections of Northern California, a cluster of fires have broken out across Southern California, fueled by dry brush and Santa Ana wind events. Southern California has seen an outbreak of at least six major active fires.  …

The latest from the Northern California wildfires

Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is responding …

California fires threaten over 172K homes worth billions

The wildfires ravaging Napa and Santa Rosa since Sunday night have put a total of 172,117 homes at risk that would take a staggering $65 billion to rebuild in those metropolitan areas alone, according to a new report from CoreLogic …

Agent/broker perspective: Firing a seller

The situation: A successful and experienced Miami agent has had it with a difficult seller and wants to part ways, but the broker would like the agent to stick it out and make it work …

DisclosureSave launches app to gauge natural disaster risk

For homebuyers in California, it’s especially important to understand a home’s risk factor against natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, floods and fires. DisclosureSave has been a Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) provider since 1999, and i…

5 tips to help educate your clients about homeowner’s insurance

As a real estate agent, you are the best resource for your clients when it comes to finding, purchasing and protecting their new home. Appraisers, inspectors, lenders and decorators — you are your clients’ go-to authority when it comes to all necessit…

7 local factors that influence investing and ROI

So, why wouldn’t your investment strategy also be affected by your surroundings? If you’re developing local properties — and especially if you’re thinking about relocating to a hot new housing market or investing from afar — knowing your surroundings…

How to navigate a devastating crisis

We never expect a devastating crisis to happen to us. Nevertheless, you can help your clients be as prepared as possible for the unthinkable. Here are some steps to take …