20,000 new homes built in flood-risk zones

As America’s coastal communities continue to build homes in flood-risk zones, a new analysis by Climate Central and Zillow shows that nearly 20,000 homes built in the past decade are at significant risk of chronic coastal flooding by 2050. And if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked, more than 800,000 existing homes worth $451 billion will

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Coastal communities commit billions towards flood defense

Officials in East and Gulf coast cities are pressing the government to commit billions of dollars on projects designed to protect their regions from rising sea levels. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around a third of the country’s population lives along the Atlantic or Pacific coastline, or the Gulf of Mexico, the Wall Street

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Study: Flooding threatens almost 400,000 U.S. homes

Some 386,000 U.S. homes today are likely to be at risk of regular flooding by 2050 because of sea-level rise from climate change, under a scenario of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by Zillow and Climate Central. What’s more, America’s coastal communities have recently built thousands of new homes in these

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Surprisingly, home values in disaster-prone areas appreciate faster than others

The median price of a home in an area that’s at risk of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Florence has increased by an average of 40 percent over the last ten years, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions.

Homeowners start counting the cost of Hurricane Florence

Residents of affected areas are now starting to count the cost of the damage as the storm slowly dissipates

Tidal flooding will threaten 2.4 million U.S. homes by 2100

Climate change and rising sea levels are putting an unprecedented number of U.S. homes at risk of tidal flooding, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Study: Millions more Americans at risk from serious flooding

Millions of Americans who don’t live close to a recognized floodplain may still be at risk of flooding, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters

Climate change could make elevation a big factor in real estate prices

Homes located on higher elevations in areas at risk from hurricanes are seeing their values grow faster than homes closer to sea level, CBS News reported.

Houston real estate bounces back after Hurricane Harvey flooding

The catastrophic flooding that came after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston,Texas hasn’t deterred buyers from snapping up real estate in the city.

NAR presses Congress to take action on National Flood Insurance Program

The National Association of Realtors is stepping up its campaign to press Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program

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