Some Tips To Know Before Buying A House In A Hurricane Zone

Hurricane Risky Homes Thinking about moving to a beautiful tropical paradise? Unfortunately, these places come with a bit of a downfall: hurricane season. With warmer sea surface temperatures and...

Hurricane Risky Homes

Thinking about moving to a beautiful tropical paradise? Unfortunately, these places come with a bit of a downfall: hurricane season. With warmer sea surface temperatures and higher sea levels, that tropical paradise is a breeding ground for hurricanes. If you are looking to purchase a home in one of these areas, here are some tips when dealing with hurricane prone areas.

Try and lean towards newer homes. Newer homes will always be more hurricane resistant compared to older ones. Also, inquire about if the home was built to withstand a hurricane. If it is, it will help lower insurance cost. Many people think they will be better off by buying a home inland rather than one on the coast or water front. Contrary to this belief, homes that are directly on the water are actually built to be more resilient. They are built with the latest structural features.

You also need to consider the homes elevation as well as the distance to shore. Remember, 20 percent of flood-related losses happen outside of flood zones.
Buying a home is a huge decision so it is important that you know all of the risks involved!

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