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6 times mother nature didn’t care about real estate in 2016

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  • Zika virus has infiltrated Miami and caused at least one business to temporarily close.
  • Six out of eight federally declared disasters in Texas have been floods, including Houston's flood in April.
  • There are currently four wildfires blazing through California engrossing more than 100,000 acres.

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Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn (Fashionstock.com/Shutterstock.com) Mother nature doesn't care about real estate. It never has. Mother nature doesn't care if you have an open house. Mother nature doesn't care about your longterm investment. Mother nature does what it does, and you, with your ineradicable entrepreneurial real estate drive, are at the mercy of it. "There's really a series of events that happen in a natural disaster," said Ed Wolff, Houston Realtor and Governmental Affairs committee advisor for the Houston Association of Realtors. "There's the event -- the natural disaster -- then there's the realization of the gravity of it." Between the recent floods in Louisiana that left more than 40,000 homes in need to repair and the Zika-carrying mosquitos descending upon Miami, mother nature isn't taking your real estate investments into consideration. This year has seen a lot of ups and downs in real estate. There have been a lot of ups (57 percent of Americans can now ...