When it comes to your home, it’s a hit or miss on Harvey negatively impacting your home’s value. Some homes or neighborhoods have retained some of their value whereas others have not. Because of the sheer volume of homes affected, home appraisers rely on you self-reporting. Property taxes are based on the appraised market value of homes or businesses on January 1 each year.
There are 4 basic types of information appraisal districts use in the process. (O’Connor)
- quality of construction,
- level of remodel/effective age
- current condition,and
- extra features such as pools, sheds, outdoor kitchens, and spas
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Although some are moving out of the areas hit hardest by Harvey, others have chosen to stay in their family home. There are more options than you think when it comes to properly planning and actively protecting your home from the next flood disaster.
Preventative Flood Measures After Harvey
If your home was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, you have options to effectively protect your home from the next flood.
Dry Flood Proofing is a preferred method since it costs significantly less than elevating the home. In Dry Flood Proofing, the aesthetics and normal function of the home remain the same as before and undetectable for the most part. And best of all, it prevents flood damage.
Flood Proofing Solutions include:
- Industrial grade coatings and sealants built-in to the exterior wall substrate
- Architectural flood doors installed and sealed in place
- Architectural flood windows installed and sealed in place
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