Redfin finds most affordable cities are also the least disaster-prone

A new study from Redfin maps how disaster-prone certain metros are, while also factoring the cost of buying homes in those cities.

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 …

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.

National flood insurance program set to expire Friday

The deadline to extend the National Flood Insurance Program expires Friday, meaning House and Senate have two days during the lame duck session to ensure homeowners will have protection.

A Realtor’s guide to helping during a disaster

In light of the recent fires that are devastating California, we urge agents to establish a plan if they are going to take on any type of volunteer effort. Here’s what Ventura-based agent Ariel Palmieri did after fires destroyed much of her community l…

As California fires rage, Realtors fear the worst

A fast-moving wildfire is raging through Butte County, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, north of Sacremento and just east of Chico. One Realtor on the ground told Inman the blaze is “worse than you can imagine.”

Realtors and homes at risk as Hurricane Michael hits

Before the storm hit, real estate data and tech firm CoreLogic said property valued in excess of $13.4 billion was at risk of damage from the storm. Today, CoreLogic estimates that damage from wind and storm surges ranges from $2 billion to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion to $3 billion of which applies to residential properties.

9 tips for filing insurance claims after a catastrophe

Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don’t miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all.

Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month — Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma — plans to rebuild have already begun. And insurance companies are wringing their hands, plotting their next moves …

Agent/broker perspective: How can brokers support agents in the wake of natural disasters?

An experienced Miami real estate agent needs her broker’s support after a hurricane creates chaos for her customers …