May 24th, 2013
When an individual or family has the finances, shoreline property is often the most desirable place to live. Whether it is a second home or a piece of property for oneâ€™s retirement, there are few places that can be as beautiful as living near the water. These homes do come with some risks though, and owners may need to take a second look at how a home can depreciate after a serious natural disaster.
For those that have not yet purchased coastline property but are on the search for their own slice of land, it is important Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2013
Many people dream of buying a home on the beach but are concerned about hurricanes. There are advantages and disadvantages that go along with buying a beach home. The advantage is the fact that your home has incredible views of the ocean. The disadvantage is the fact that a hurricane could destroy your home. You have to weigh the pros and cons of beach side home ownership to determine what lifestyle suits you. Most beach side cities and towns offer evacuation routes Read the rest of this entry »
May 17th, 2013
Major hurricanes and intense weather events have shown just how vulnerable coastal communities are. Such communities can learn from such bad experiences and rebuild in a smart way in the future. There should definitely be zoning regulations regarding homes that are built literally feet away from the ocean. Tide surges and floods can cause serious damage. Therefore, oceanfront homes should be constructed on platforms and raised foundations or on natural hills.
Coastal towns should also properly fortify their beaches as much as possible. This involves building man made and natural Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2013
After the disastrous flooding, windstorms and fires caused by Hurricane Sandy, no coastal dwelling feels as safe as it used to. No matter where your waterfront property is located, you must insure yourself against natural disasters.
Whether you live on a river, lake or along the eastern, western or Gulf coasts, you must have flood insurance. As water levels rise, so does the damage, whether from heavy rains or storm surge. That part is just common sense in modern life.
If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, hurricane insurance is a good idea, accompanied by Read the rest of this entry »
May 13th, 2013
There is something about living on the shore that enhances the overall quality of life. People vacation at the shore, dream of moving to the shore when they retire and spend long hours in heavy traffic just to spend a couple of hours during the weekend at the shore. If you are ready to purchase that little shore-side cabin and spend your days beach combing, fishing and simply gazing out into that deep blue sea, you are no doubt the envy of many of your friends and relatives. There are many advantages to Read the rest of this entry »