Another hurricane season ends (11/30/2016)
Fla. survived another hurricane season that could have been worse as FEMA announces an extended claim deadline for the two storms that caused some damage.
SBA approves over $24M in Fla. disaster loans (11/17/2016)
The deadline to file a SBA disaster loan application for businesses’ and residents’ physical damage caused by Hurricane Matthew is Dec. 16, 2016.
Hurricane Matthew property claims so far: $549M (10/25/2016)
Fla. data released Friday says property damage claims have increased; but fewer new claims are coming in. Overall, about 79K are residential and 3K commercial.
Mortgage help for victims of Hurricane Matthew (10/12/2016)
Fla. families with mortgages backed by FHA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac may be eligible for mortgage protection, and their penalty fees could be waived.
Florida mops up after Hurricane Matthew (10/10/2016)
Eight Fla. counties qualify for federal disaster aid, and Gov. Scott opened the state’s emergency bridge loan program that offers quick cash to help businesses.
Prepare for a storm’s aftermath (10/5/2016)
Most people prepare their home for high winds and rain; fewer prepare for the post-hurricane days that involve cleanup and property insurance negotiations.
Hurricane prep includes offices as well as homes (10/4/2016)
Brokers: Is MLS data secure if a storm hits? Do team members have a post-storm contact plan? If you rent, who is responsible for pre-hurricane preparations?
Caution urged as Hurricane Matthew nears (10/3/2016)
It’s too soon to rule out a Fla. impact, but real estate closings could be delayed since many property insurers stop issuing new policies during storm threats.
How hurricanes affect the home market (9/12/2016)
Prepping for hurricane season involves processes before, during and after a storm reaches land. Assess insurance coverage before a hurricane hits, for example.
Hermine: Losses seen up to $500M, could have been worse, insurers say (9/9/2016)
Insurers: It could have been much worse, with some saying the Category 1 hurricane was “a good quiz” for the catastrophe plans of companies doing business in Fla.
With rain on horizon, insurers say ‘be prepared’ (8/25/2016)
There’s a good chance Fla. will see gusty rain this weekend, and an insurance association issued a reminder on hurricane-preparedness steps homeowners should take.
Hurricane reminder: Avoid unlicensed contractors (6/3/2016)
The 2016 hurricane season started on Wednesday, but Fla. DBPR Sec. Ken Lawson already issued a post-storm warning about using unlicensed contractors for repairs.