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Foreclosure Mess Awaits States Hit by Superstorm Sandy

By Les Christie Before Superstorm Sandy, some of the hardest-hit areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were experiencing a huge spike in foreclosures. But now that a moratorium on foreclosure activity in these disaster areas has been put in place, the foreclosure problems are about to get worse. In the 34... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy: What To Do If Insurance Claim Is Rejected

By Mandi Woodruff Hurricane Sandy is expected to cost a staggering $50 billion, with as many as 200,000 claims for wind damage and 20,000 claims for flood damage filed by consumers. The sooner those claims are filed the better, but that doesn't necessarily mean everyone will get what they ask for. One of the... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding: 3 Bold Ways to Restore Cities Hit Hard

By Jessica Kraft Hurricane Sandy's horrific destruction will cost an estimated $60 billion in property damages and lost business. But one silver lining may be the opportunity to rebuild New York and New Jersey to not only withstand the next hurricane, but to also create jobs, spur the economy and save the government a... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Housing Aid Eludes Storm Victims in Hard-Hit Staten Island Neighborhood

Many homes in the Staten Island neighborhood of New Dorp Beach were shattered by Hurricane Sandy. But even in a New York City community as hard hit by the superstorm as this one, Rudy Mienert's house stops passersby dead in their tracks. Slabs of its clapboard exterior litter the ground, the front fence is mangled and a... Continue Reading »

Stranded Hurricane Sandy Survivor Leaves Farewell Message in Evacuated Home

A young man who was swept from his Jersey Shore home by Hurricane Sandy managed to find refuge in an evacuated house, then scrawled a heart-rending message to his father there in the hope that it would be found in case he died. The note by the man, identified only as Mike, has made waves across social media and... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath May Be Good for Homebuyers

By Brian O'Connell Hurricane Sandy is barely a whisper over the North Atlantic right now, but the damage done by the storm will be felt for weeks, and maybe even months, to come. According to the Oakland, Calif.-based economic forecasting firm Eqecat, Sandy will result in anywhere between $30 billion and $50 billion in... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Housing Lessons: How to Build a Better Home

There were important housing lessons to be learned from Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged a good part of the East Coast last week. Thousands of houses were without power for more than a week, and some are apt to be out for much longer. If those houses had been equipped with some form of renewable energy with battery... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Insurance: Governors Say No to Hurricane Deductibles

Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Sandy did not make landfall as a hurricane, exempting them from insurers' hurricane deductibles Unlike regular deductibles that require homeowners to pay a set dollar amount --... Continue Reading »

'Jersey Shore' House Virtually Unharmed by Hurricane Sandy

The "Jersey Shore" house, where Snooki, "The Situation" and the rest of America's most loved (or hated) guidos and guidettes spent their summers on MTV, survived Hurricane Sandy almost without a scratch, E! Online reported. It's unclear how exactly the home was affected by the storm, but it was vacant at the time Sandy... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Recovery for Homeowners: Surviving and Rebuilding After an Epic Storm

As Hurricane Sandy showed us this week, the widespread devastation wreaked on cities and communities by natural disasters can be significant, costly and debilitating. Homes often suffer severe structural damage caused by wind and flooding, and a lifetime of personal possessions can go missing forever. Hurricane Sandy... Continue Reading »

Home Insurance: What's Covered, What Isn't

Looking to know more about home insurance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Republished here is one of AOL Real Estate's best guides to understanding a homeowners policy. Many homeowners are baffled by trying to figure out the maze that is home insurance. Take Stephanie and Eric Jones, who for 15 years paid too much... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Photos: The Storm's Wrath, and Aftermath

The worst may be over, but Hurricane Sandy continues to ravage the East Coast, with the effects of the storm going to be felt throughout the region for days. Hurricane Sandy has left a swath of devastation from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. Click through the gallery below to see snapshots of the misery being felt... Continue Reading »

Hurricane-Proof Your Home With These Tips

By Bud Dietrich It seems as if hurricane season is starting earlier and staying later than when I was young. While it was almost unheard of to use the letter "s" to name a hurricane back then, it may just be the new normal now. Whatever the cause, it seems that as we renovate our older homes or build new ones,... Continue Reading »

'Superstorm' Hurricane Sandy Power Outages: Should You Buy a Standby Generator for Your Home?

As Hurricane Sandy brings its howling winds and pelting rain ashore on the East Coast, estimates show that as many as 10 million people could lose power -- and remain in the dark for a week or more. It's the second time in as many years that a hurricane has targeted the heavily populated Northeast corridor of the U.S. --... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Preparation: How To Protect Your Home From Damage in a 'Perfect Storm'

As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast, it's raising eyebrows among meteorologists who say it actually has the potential to morph into a "perfect storm." In the event that Hurricane Sandy does make landfall, homeowners who could be impacted by the storm should make sure their properties are prepared for severe... Continue Reading »


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