How to prep buyers in high-flood-risk zones

Encourage your buyers: don't wait to appraise your house when it's underwater
  • Global rising sea-level is drowning beachfront properties.
  • Housing economists are struggling to predict the future of Special Flood Hazard Area homes.
  • Real estate agents can be proactive with new homebuyers to ensure they are fully aware of risks.

The torrential downpour Houston saw last week left the fourth-largest city in America with billions of dollars in damages. The resulting floods claimed the lives of eight human beings, and an unknown or otherwise unreported number of pets and animals.