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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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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Will Association Fees and Hurricane Insurance Derail Housing Recovery in Florida?

Two recent articles in the Miami Herald have me wondering if our fragile South Florida housing recovery is going to hit the skids.  The one in Monday’s business section talks about condo association fees and the one in today’s paper discusses the increase in windstorm insurance.  if you are getting ready to buy, make sure you […]

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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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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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