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DOES HURRICANE IRMA HAVE YOU FEELING DRAINED? POST-IRMA REAL ESTATE...

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Post-Irma Real Estate Advice
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions especially for those living in South Florida. As many of you have encountered multiple hurricanes in South Florida before, it has been decades since we’ve received a big hit. Hurricane Irma destroyed many homes throughout the Keys and has caused roof damage, flooding, uprooted trees, torn down fences and surges throughout the coast. Luckily, Miami didn’t get hit with the eye of the storm, but that doesn’t mean Irma didn’t leave a mess behind. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and trees were being knocked down in almost every neighborhood due to 100+ mile per hour winds.

It’s never easy to see the property damage mother nature can cause to our homes. Many of you are curious as to whether certain upgrades or changes to your homes will make it toward the next hurricane and bring financial value toward your home. For Example, hurricane proof windows vs. having shutters, an aluminum roof to prevent leaks, or even how the landscape can affect your property during a storm. Some of you might even consider selling your home and moving to northern parts of Florida or even out of state.

Websites that may help you post Hurricane Irma:

www.Fema.gov
www.disasterassistance.gov
https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-irma
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ (Keys Residents may view their home through satellite images)

DONATIONS: We are setting up a donation drop-off for Hurricane Relief at our Kendall office! We will be collecting any items you can donate (medical supplies, personal/feminine hygiene, clothes, etc.) until Friday September 22nd.

If you have any concern on how to increase the value of your home, find a home that will make you feel safer during a storm give us a call. We are here to help and are ready to assist throughout your real estate journey. Call us today at (305) 809-7650 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.