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Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Home Values Still Somewhat a Question Mark

By Bethany Erickson / August 31, 2017 / 6 Comments
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As the floodwaters recede and Hurricane Harvey survivors assess the damage to their homes, the inevitable question arises: What will this do to the housing market in the Houston area? With a flood of this magnitude, it’s hard to predict, experts say. History tells us that it can take a lot longer for housing stock […]

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Dallas Tornadoes: Do You Have a Disaster Plan?

By Bethany Erickson / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve covered at least a dozen tornadoes in my career, and yet, as my family and I huddled in the small hallway in the center of our home Saturday night fearfully watching the weather on my iPad, I realized how woefully unprepared we were for a disaster. I mean, […]

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From the Archives: 9 Ways to Make Your House Happier

By Leah Shafer / December 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

With the fresh start of January, take the next two weekends to make the rest of the year run more smoothly. These nine tips will save you time, energy, and money, and make you feel better about where you hang your hat every night. 1. MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR CLOSETS While this is not […]

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9 Ways to Make Your House Happier in 2015

By Leah Shafer / January 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

With the fresh start of January, take the next two weekends to make the rest of the year run more smoothly. These nine tips will save you time, energy, and money, and make you feel better about where you hang your hat every night. 1. MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR CLOSETS While this is not […]

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Is Dallas a Disaster Area? New Trulia Tool Helps Buyers Avoid Floods, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes, Oh My!

By Joanna England / August 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

I love what Trulia manages to do with a little data. This company is consistently making the best tools that break down statistical information, helping homebuyers decide which areas best suit their needs.

Their newest tool, the Natural Hazards heatmaps, are perfect for seismophobics, potamophobics, brontophobics, and pretty much any other weather-related phobia you can think of. With data from the USGS, FEMA, NOAA, and the Forest Service, Trulia has created color-coded models showing which areas pose the greatest risk for these natural disasters.

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