Month: February 2021

RIsk Zones of Climate Change

Climate Change…And Where You Do and Don’t Want To Live

Climate change impacts more than the environment, but also where people want to live and the value of homes. The COVID-19 pandemic’s perceived negative impact on home values was short-lived — the market paused for only one quarter, then resumed appreciating in the subsequent quarters and continues to perform remarkably. Climate change, on the other …

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Identifying natural disasters and risk

Housing regulator looks to create a standard in identifying climate risk

The Federal Housing Finance Agency earlier this month put out a request for input on the impact of natural disaster risk to the housing finance system as a whole and to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks in particular. In its RFI, the agency noted that “natural disasters could result in …

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