My Solution: Prepare for Natural Disasters
One of the most important ways to protect the value of your home is to be prepared in case of a major disaster such as a fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, or hurricane. Homeowners in every region face different challenges. If you move to a new area, make sure you understand the local risks.
No one can predict when the next earthquake will strike. Tornadoes and hurricanes often give some warning. Severe weather conditions like heavy snowfall or extreme heat are more predictable, yet can lead to serious financial and health problems.
Regardless of whether or not a natural disaster is headed your way, taking active steps to prepare yourself and your home can help to protect your financial security. Planning ahead can also save you money. Read on to learn more about what you can do.