Oh, wow, Chris Ann! I had no idea of the forecast for Northern Virginia because I have been distracted worrying about our rental properties on the Outer Banks...seriously, 100 mph winds in NOVA? We just had an earthquake, for crying out loud. This is DEFINITELY a great reminder about the value of insurance!
What Does an Imminent Hurricane Mean to Northern Virginia Buyers?
With Hurricane Irene poised to strike Northern Virginia with winds estimated at 100 mph, many home buyers may be surprised to hear that many major insurance carriers are ready to suspend new policies. That means if a Northern Virginia Home Buyer hasn't already accepted their policy, they need to do it NOW.
Not having your home owners insurance policy in place and ready to go may mean a delay in settlement at this point until the hurricane passes. Only cash buyers are able to purchase a home WITHOUT needing a home owners insurance policy in place.
Living on the east coast during hurricane season, this is an important thing to keep in mind. Hurricane Irene will not be the last hurricane to threaten the east coast. Be prepared. Do your comparison shopping for home owners insurance EARLY and accept the best policy as soon as you find it. It's the best way to avoid delayed settlements and have your Northern Virginia home protected during hurricane season.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155. To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com. Or you can visit her website: www.nvarealestate.net.
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