Larry Richardson, the creator and writer of SeaLevelRiseRealEstate.com and
“7 Sea Level Rise Real Estate Questions”, lives in South Florida, seen by many as at the front line of sea level rise flooding in the U.S. Richardson, an experienced real estate agent, journalist, and videographer, regularly produces videos to illustrate the problems posed by sea level rise flooding in very real terms. Or, as he likes to say, “Global warming and sea level rise are hard to deny when you’re standing in it.”
Hurricane Nicole, king tides and sea level rise created a perfect storm of real estate flooding in Delray Beach, Florida.
Episode #1 of the Sea Level Rise Real Estate introductory series provides a broad overview of why buyers, sellers, owners, and real estate agents need to know the latest information about how sea level rise flooding is impacting their coastal community.
Episode #2 of the Sea Level Rise Real Estate introductory series explains why buyers need to find out how a property of interest, community, insurance market and mortgage market are responding to sea level rise flooding. It also explains why it’s so hard for buyers to find out if a coastal property is flooding.
Episode #3 of the Sea Level Rise Real Estate introductory series explains why sellers need to meet the requirements of their state’s seller’s disclosure to protect their financial future.
Episode #4 of the Sea Level Rise Real Estate introductory series outlines the questions owners need to ask when they’re deciding whether to stay or go in the face of sea level rise flooding.
Episode #5 of the Sea Level Rise Real Estate introductory series explains why real estate agents in coastal communities need to take sea level rise flooding serious. They need to know where it’s occurring, how severe it is, what their local government intends to do about it, and how to advise buyers and sellers based on their knowledge.
Episode #6 of Sea Level Rise Real Estate takes a look at what it took to finally drive a stake through the heart of climate change and sea level rise denialism. Now that the science is widely accepted and the results of global warming are obvious, it’s time to move forward and take on the challenge.
In this video, a massive dredger scours sand and mud from the seafloor off Delray Beach, Florida, and pumps it onto the land where it’s used to replenish the eroded beach. The $8 million project is intended to rebuild the beach for tourism and to protect millions of dollars in real estate.