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Blog 5: Are Warmer Average Temperatures Bad?

Short answer – It depends on your personal preference! Long answer – Temperatures are rising in most locations nationwide. For some, this may be great, but the implications of a warmer climate may carry a heavy toll. For example, in an article by Grist Magazine, they breakdown what specific U.S. regions may expect over the coming years. A warming climate

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Blog 4: How Much is the Electricity Bill?!

Is someone constantly reminding you to turn off the air conditioner or turn off the lights because they are not made of money? Well, get ready for a warm (and dark?) home as the costs to maintain preferred ambient temperatures is only going to increase!   According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2019, the average annual electricity consumption

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Blog 3: Wildfires – Burning Your Investment

Have you been hearing more about wildfires in the past few years? Discussions have been heating up nationwide, so we bet you have. According to the National Interagency Fire Center and a report by the Congressional Research Service, the number of U.S. wildfires increased from ~50,000 to ~58,000 from 2019 to 2020. Despite the increase in ~8000 wildfires, acreage burned

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Blog 2: Flood Risk and the Implications

If you live near the coast or are planning to move nearby, it’s easy to conceptualize your potential flood risk as a result of sea level rise and extreme weather events (i.e., hurricanes). However, did you consider how the impacts of climate change might impact property taxes, insurance rates, and even the likelihood of being approved for a loan?  

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Blog 1: Climate Change is affecting Real Estate

Climate change is all around us – it can no longer be ignored. Whether through coastal erosion, unforeseen flooding, rampant wildfires, extreme weather events, or simply increasing temperatures, climate change is actively disrupting real estate markets nationwide. According to a 2020 survey by Redfin, nearly 75% of people worry about climate change when buying or selling a home. Many of

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