Buying & Selling During Hurricane Season

June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season. The destruction caused by hurricane Irma in 2017 has Floridians wondering what's in store for this year.

Slightly lower than the initial forecast, Colorado State University has released a projection of what we should expect to see in 2018 through their Tropical Meteorology Project. 

2018 Hurricane Projections

  • 13 named storms

  • 6 hurricanes

  • 2 major hurricanes

Stock up on supplies this week (June 1st - June 7th) TAX FREE! Also check out the Tax Information Publication for qualifying items and other information on preparedness. 

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Last year, Irma was cause for damage to homes with pending contracts, delays and even cancellations of closings. If you're planning to buy or sell a home during hurricane season be sure that you ask your real estate agent about the force majeure portion of your contract. Also, have a discussion about what happens in the event a hurricane damages the home or interrupts the timely closing of your sale.

As a native Floridian who lives in a high risk coastal flood zone, I can help you navigate the challenges that come with living in paradise. 

 

Photo Credit of Hurricane Irma: Natural News