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Be Prepared…Hurricane Season Starts Today

Although this is obviously a joke and not a real evacuation plan, everyone who lives in the State of Florida should have a real evacuation plan by now.  If you have been postponing making one because we have been lucky and haven’t had a hurricane strike in Florida for years, you should at least have […]

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New Insurance Factors To Consider When Buying Your Home

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how cheap flood insurance is if you don’t live in a flood zone.  After last Wednesday’s heavy rains, even many of us who do not live in flood zones witnessed flooded streets and front yards.  Before you go out and buy  flood insurance, you need to be […]

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Flood Insurance…Do You Need It?

Many areas in Miami are in flood zones and, if you are purchasing a property with a mortgage, you will be required to carry flood insurance.  However, there are many areas in Miami that are not considered flood zones.  I received a little flyer from FEMA letting me know that although I am not in […]

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For Florida Real Estate, Homeowners Insurance May Be A More Important Issue Than Taxes

I attended a very informative windstorm insurance session at the Miami Realtors Association this afternoon.  The presentation by Lee Gorodetsky, The Home Insurance Guru and President of L & S Insurance, was my third insurance update of the year because that is how much of a moving target Florida insurance has become. So why is […]

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Hurricane Insurance: Will It Be The Next Shoe To Drop In The Recovering Real Estate Market

I attended a Citizens Property Insurance Round Table sponsored by State Representative Frank Artiles and Senator Oscar Braynon to discuss the proposed changes to Citizens’ current 10% rate increase cap.  In an attempt to decrease the State of Florida’s financial exposure in the event of a major hurricane, Citizens has already removed some 17,000 policies […]

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Hurricane Season Has Arrived

Okay, I know the Heat are hot in their NBA playoffs and tonight’s game against the Celtics is the talk of our town, but it is June 1st and the start of hurricane season.  Actually, the season got off to an early start with two named storms already in May.  Please take the time before […]

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Hurricane Season Coming Up June First

 Hurricane season can be a bit of a roller coaster ride with storms swirling out at sea, uncertain projection paths, and an onslaught of news coverage if one comes even close to making landfall.  Take some of the worry out of the season by going through your check list now and making sure your home […]

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Hurricane Season Starts Today

Based on NOAA’s predictions, this will be a busy hurricane season.  South Florida is always on the ready, but it has been a while since we have had a hurricane in Miami-Dade County so, if you need to dust off your hurricane plans, do it now.

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Miami Counts Down to Hurricane Season

I am not talking about the University of Miami’s football team here, which is a much anticipated season, but rather the real hurricane season, which is right around the corner officially beginning June 1.   Whether you recently moved here or have lived here for ever, now is the time to prepare your property.  There are […]

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Preparing for a Hurricane – A Way of Life in South Florida

If you recently moved from outside of a hurricane zone, you are in for some excitement and new lessons from Mother Nature.  Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and storms can approach rapidly, so it pays to inform yourself on what you need to do now to be ready when a storm approaches.  The good […]

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