As Hurricane Florence approaches, Realtors are bracing for impact

The Category 4 storm prompted a mandatory evacuation order for Hatteras Island, where Realtor Suzie Scholten lives, beginning at noon on Monday, and the order will extend to the rest of Dare County at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but whether Scholten leaves will de…

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.

NJ brokerage sign found on French beach 6 years after Hurricane Sandy

Six years after Hurricane Sandy, a Diane Turton, Realtors listing sign washed up on a beach in Bordeaux, France. The man who found it, Hannes Frank, sent two pictures to the brokerage.

Existing-home sales make surprise September rebound

After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are starting to pass. However, the long-term lack of housing supply means that the increase in sales activity remains modest and fragile for the time being.  …

Climate change will plunge the real estate industry into chaos

NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the coming decades …

Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s — the famed French Quarter watering hole — were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters that summer. Everyone in the Big Easy was enjoying life and letting the bon ton roulette (the good times roll) …