Resources and Support

CENTURY 21 homeowner resources and support

How to prepare your house for a hurricane

Here is the list of steps to take when preparing your home for a hurricane

  1. Gather all significant documents and personal items of importance.
  2. Replace gravel or rock landscaping materials with a fire-resistant material which is lighter and won’t cause as much harm.
  3. Cut weak branches and trees that could fall on your house.
  4. Install storm shutters to protect your windows from breakage or fit plywood panels to your windows.
  5. Make sure exterior doors are hurricane proof and have at least three hinges and a dead bolt lock that is at least one inch long.
  6. Sliding glass doors should be made of tempered glass and, during a storm, covered with shutters or plywood. 
  7. Replace old garage doors and tracks with a door that is approved for both wind pressure and impact protection. 
  8. Seal outside wall openings such as vents, outdoor electrical outlets, garden hose bibs and locations where cables or pipes go through the wall. Use a high-quality urethane-based caulk to prevent water penetration.
  9. If you live in a mobile home, make sure you know how to secure it against high winds and have an alternative place to take shelter. 
  10. If you have a boat on a trailer, know how to anchor the trailer to the ground or house.

What to do if Caribbean hurricanes have caused home damage

  1. Call FEMA to notify them of damages.
  2. Call a private adjuster.
  3. Call your homeowner’s insurance provider.
  4. Call your mortgage company.
  5. Document all your losses by photographing all your damages thoroughly.

Seller resources and articles

Whether you are looking for information on pricing a house to sell, how to negotiate the best deal or seller financing, our seller resources have everything you need to know about selling your home.

Appraisals & Market Value
Common Q&A About Selling Your Home
Pricing the House to Sell
Property Taxes
Seller Financing
Selling at a Loss

Short Sales

Buyer resources and articles

Looking for resources to help you find and buy your next dream home? Our database of buyer resources has everything you need to know about buying a home.

These articles cover the basics from understanding how real estate agents assist with the process, analyzing your budget and financial status, dealing with inspections, making an offer for a home and preparing for the paperwork process that goes along with this life changing financial decision. For assistance or quick answers to your real estate questions, give us a call at (850) 233-7926.

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Appraisals & Market Value

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Home Inspections & Warranties

Making an Offer

Property Taxes

Tax Considerations

What Can You Afford

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