How real estate can help the survivors of Hurricane Florence

As victims of Hurricane Florence are reeling, Sunny Lake Hahn offers advice based on her experiences from Hurricane Harvey to both victims and those who want to help.

Hurricane Florence is aimed at $1T worth of real estate

As has been the case in recent catastrophic hurricane events, most recently Hurricane Harvey’s 2017 landfall in Houston, most of the fear is rooted in the impact of flooding, a result of hours of prolonged downpours swelling rural and municipal bodies …

Senate passes National Flood Insurance Program extension hours before it expires

The Senate voted 86-12 on Tuesday to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for just four months.

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.

HUD approves $5B Hurricane Harvey recovery plan for Texas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday the approval of a $5 billion disaster recovery plan for Texas.

Hurricane season could cause $1.6 trillion in property damage

Nearly 6.9 million homes are at risk of hurricane and storm damage in 2018, according to a new study by analytics provider CoreLogic.

2017 saw fewest foreclosure starts in nearly two decades

Black Knight today released its latest Mortgage Monitor report, which revealed 2017 had the fewest number of foreclosure starts since 2000 (649,000), despite the negative impact Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria had on areas such as Texas, Louisiana, M…

Real estate team now accepting bitcoin on all current listings

As her market still recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, Nicole Lopez-Cummins and her team hope to tap into an emerging market of real estate buyers with a new social media marketing campaign targeting bitcoin investors …

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…

Mortgage delinquencies spike in TX and FL in wake of hurricanes

The number of delinquent mortgages soared for the second month in a row, rising 24 percent in regions of Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes …