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Current Issue: March 2021

Hourglass on beach

Sea levels around the Florida Coast

Don’t panic – but plan

In recent years, there have been many discussions and predictions about the future state of Florida’s coastal property. Some boldly predict full submergence by 2050, while others refuse to acknowledge it’s happening at all. This article does not focus on the whos, hows, or whys that floods or storms occur but rather it will only convey what is factually observable. For whatever reason, sea levels are rising, not consistently but persistently. As homeowners, investors, and/or real estate professionals, we should reasonably evaluate the conditions and plan to address potential risks.