I hear it all the time: “Thanks for being my Reel-a tor.” Of course, there’s no “A” in the middle of the word. It’s pronounced, “Reel-tor.”
And there are a bunch of other words also mispronounced all the time. I must confess I’ve done it myself. Here’s a partial list from the Florida Realtor people.
There’s a lot to consider about sea level rise in Florida. And some areas are likely to be harder hit than others. The Florida Realtors group has just published an article dealing with the subject.
Here’s a link to a Sarasota Herald-Tribune article published today regarding the economic effects of sea level rise here on the Suncoast, and — indeed — worldwide.
But especially on the local real estate market.
It’s not for everyone, but it can be for anyone. Here’s a brief analysis from the Florida Realtors.
More to come with local numbers. But here’s the story from Florida Realtors: CLICK HERE
Well, we had lots and lots of rain even before Hermine got named. At my house, we figure somewhere between 8-10 inches early in the week.
Then the depression turned north in the Gulf, and became a tropical storm, and finally, a hurricane. Feeder bands came through, with wind gusts up to about 40 miles per hour. More rain. And a lunar tide much higher than usual. Augmented by a southerly wind that blew lots of water up into the canals and the bays.
All in all, not too bad. Sorta reminiscent of Hurricane Elena, which sat offshore in the Gulf for three days over Labor Day, 1985.
If Citizen’s Insurance company provides coverage for your home, an administrative change may leave you without much recourse, maximizing repair limits at $3,000.
This could have negative impacts on getting repairs done in a timely fashion and by whom. Once again, we find that even the right to select your repairman may be at risk.
Read about it.
There have been a LOT of floods in the news lately. And with weather (and maybe climate) turning nastier all the time, flood insurance is more important than ever.
Realtors and the National Flood Insurance Program support a recent bill that’s passed the House and headed for the Senate. It will allow homeowners to choose between the NFIP flood insurance and private flood insurance, without suffering financial penalties for returning to NFIP.
It’s a bit arcane, but this fix was needed, and should help private insurers establish a more reasonable market for their services. Here’s the story:
Several leaders, including the heads of a national wildlife organization, taxpayer association and National Realtors, are saying the flood insurance program is in serious need of ‘fixing.’
For those of us who live on Anna Maria Island, the ‘fixing’ will end up taking money out of our pockets. Already, flood insurance rates are going up about 18 percent each year, which means a lot to people who have such insurance on a ground-level home. For those in homes whose lowest occupied floor are at 10 feet above base flood elevation, the hit is less.
But it’s clear that something needs to be done, and not just along the coast, but along rivers, bays and other inland flood zones. It seems that this brief article leaves a lot unsaid. For example, ‘How?’
Mike Carleton, for years operating at Coastline Real Estate, has been sentenced to jail for his misdeeds in double-booking rental accommodations.
It’s a just punishment for his crimes.
Here’s the story from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: CLICK HERE