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Sea Level Rise and Property Values

“Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise” Asaf Bernstein, Matthew Gustafson, and Ryan Lewis. Sea level rise coming home, the market is paying attention (Halleluia! who woulda thunk it. The real estate market, especially on the coasts is a wretched hive of villainy)) The first sentence of the abstract is “Homes […]

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Climate Change And Credit

by Daniel Brouse Part of a series of articles on Climate Change And Flood Insurance Homeowners living in flood plain have learned the hard way that climate change has effected their ability to get a mortgage. As the sea level rises and extreme weather events intensify, homeowners have found their insurance rates increasing or their […]

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Real Estate and the Rising Sea Level

by Daniel Brouse “Living near the water is incredibly appealing for people around the country, but it also comes with additional considerations for buyers and homeowners,” Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell wrote in a new report. “Homes in low-lying areas are also more susceptible to storm flooding and these risks could be realized on a […]

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Flood Insurance and Rising Sea Levels

by Daniel Brouse Q: Who pays for flood insurance? A: The United States government, FEMA, covers losses for people that pay flood insurance premiums. Q: Does your homeowners insurance policy cover you in the event of flooding? A: No. Flood insurance coverage is very limited. For instance, basements and belonging in a basement are not […]

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Climate Change Immigrants and Refugees

By Daniel Brouse EARTH — As human induced climate change is realized, mammals have started showing patterns of migration. Some conditions are driving animals south due to the loss of their habitat (mostly animals living on ice, such as, seals and polar bears.) Some conditions are allowing animals to migrate further north (like humpback whales.) […]

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When Storms Collide

October 29, 2012 — The worst case scenario is about to take place for the New Jersey Shore. Hurricane Sandy is expected make landfall during high tide. Part of the Atlantic City boardwalk has already been washed away. October 26, 2012 — Though hurricane Sandy has been downgraded, there is a chance the Northeastern United […]

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