Selling a house in a hurricane zone

In Jacksonville, Florida we have a hurricane season.

The storm always causes a bunch of damage.

My house has always been in a flood zone. It was just typical that every year I would get some damage, pay to fix it, and then be on my way. This year I decided that I wanted to sell my place. I was sick of always worrying about the storm. So I called a real estate agent and was working on a sale. A storm hit that damaged my roof, flooded my yard, and my entryway. The buyer then wanted me to fix all those things. I just couldn’t bear to do it again. I wasn’t going to make any extra money doing the repair. So I decided that I was just going to go with a cash offer instead. I was tired of talking to people on the phone, staging, remodeling, and cleaning. I didn’t even want to clean my entryway of the mud and water. The cash home buyer was great. They do as is. That means I could just pack my bags and walk out. At that point I was so sick of my home I was excited to pack and leave. I ended up with a nice chunk of change on hand. I now live out of a hurricane zone and I am much happier. I no longer waste a bunch of money updating my house over and over again. I don’t know why anyone would want to live in a storm area. My house is pretty and nice when there is no storm, but it is a once a year thing.


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