Hello Friends & Clients,
As we start off the new year, have a look at what’s happening in the marketplace
and please know I am available for any of your real estate needs.
With Warm Regards ~ Cory
AFTER THE FIRES
Movements in the Market
On the heels of devastation, property owners face “dive, survive or thrive”. We are seeing many folks leaving the area, prospectors and developers buying up lots with visions of rebuilding, some folks are scrambling to buy homes for their families to live in while driving up prices in a market with even less inventory. Questions abound: How long will it take to rebuild? What about the value of my home? Have you called your insurance agent for adequate and current coverage…so many victims having been underinsured. I’d love to hear your questions and consider with you how to move forward in such unknown times…
Protecting California Homeowners
California lawmakers are standing up in an attempt to strengthen consumer protections for homeowners in the aftermath of the wildfires. Many people have found themselves underinsured and overly burdened. Do you know anyone who needs support with their insurance claims? A list of proposed bills and United Policyholders, a San Francisco based consumer group is a resource mentioned in this article.
Insight into Fire Ecology
Director of the California Chaparral Institute writes for the LA Times: ” Trees, shrubs, grasses or homes will all provide the necessary fuel for a wildfire. It’s part of California’s story. As we do with earthquakes and floods, our goal should be to reduce the damage when wildfires arrive, not pretend we can prevent them from happening at all. That mindset starts at the planning department, not the fire station.”
Have the fires impacted your level of participation in local governance? Have you been inspired to act?