Climate Change and Your Home. Do you Worry?
Worrying about your house and climate change?
According to a report from realtor.com:“More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .”
The study also found that existing homeowners (34%) have already considered selling their houses and moving to a new location because of the changing climate.
Work with a Real Estate Advisor To Find a Home That Meets Your Needs
They understand your concerns and will guide to peace of mind.
As a homeowner, it’s impossible to control what types of weather events your home is exposed to. As Maiclaire Bolton Smith, Senior Leader of Research and Content Strategy for CoreLogic, says:
“You can’t necessarily remove the location from around you, but there are things you can do to mitigate damage that can happen.”
The Mortgage Report provides some tips for purchasing your next house, including, but not limited to:
- Vetting the location before you buy
- Researching Climate Action Plans and learning if the city or state has one
- Working with professionals for additional assessments on the home’s ability to withstand natural disasters
An agent will help you navigate the sale and required disclosures for your existing home, be your expert advisor on local guidelines and information, and keep your goals and concerns in the forefront. Even if your advisor doesn’t have the answers to all your questions about how your next home will stand up to natural disasters, they can help connect you with experts and resources who will.
Lamont "Ben" Orr - The Orr Team eXp Realty 720-425-3365