Celebrities among thousands of residents evacuating SoCal fires

Many more people who aren’t public figures have been impacted, including those with far fewer financial means to recover from such a natural disaster …

SoCal real estate community reeling from rare December wildfire

Some 27,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in SoCal’s Ventura county with 150 structures destroyed, so far… …

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 …

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 …

Agent, you could have done better: My Harvey story

I didn’t sleep a wink on the night of August 27. My racing heart, knotted stomach and restless nerves kept me company as I stared at the weather radar for hours on end; Hurricane Harvey was pummelling my city, and there was nothing anyone could do but wait … and wait … and wait some more. In the hours, days and weeks that followed, I learned firsthand that the real estate agent plays a very important role in the recovery process that happens after a disaster — but whether that role is a help or a hindrance is completely dependent upon the agent’s attitude …

Renew brings energy efficiency financing to Florida

In an attempt to drive widespread sustainability, Renew Financial is expanding energy-saving opportunities across Florida’s largest cities …

Are homebuyers avoiding natural hazard risk zones?

With news of climate change, increased coverage of natural disasters and a general fear of mother nature’s wrath, homebuyers seem to be getting savvier and straying from natural hazard risk zones …

Climate change could sink two million homes by 2100, Zillow says

If climate change didn’t scare you before, the predicted and dramatic effects of melting ice sheets are not that far in the future. Climate research shows that sea levels could rise six feet by the year 2100, with a follow-up Zillow analysis saying it could impact $882 billion of U.S. housing stock …

Risk of natural disaster doesn’t seem to dent home prices, appreciation

More than half of U.S. homes are at high or very high risk of being hit by a natural disaster, but that doesn’t seem to translate into lower home prices or slow price appreciation in the most populous areas, according …

When to file a home insurance claim

Some losses are not covered, and deductible may not even justify itread more