First blizzards & now flooding. Iowa is NEVER boring."
First blizzards (which I love by the way, I am snowshoe jucky!), then ice dams on roofs. Now we are onto flooding, so much for spring coming in like a lamb. Lion, and boy, we can the roar!
So flooding...what does it mean for a property owner? Or someone looking to become an owner?
(And yes, it means more than just cleaning up flood debris and mess).
Things to consider:
This map is a great tool & you can zoom in with high precision.
Although FEMA & NFIP is an American thing, flooding happens everywhere and is handled differently everywhere. Below is a picture I took in Heidelburg in 2012. Look closely, they have recorded flooding since 1788 (when the bridge was built). I am amazed the bridge has lasted through it all and is living proof of how flooding ebbs and flows.
Happy house hunting peeps! And be informed about flooding in the area you are looking.
re you a hunter? Or maybe you are interested in snowshoeing or have a passion for land improvement?
Wait a minute, this is a real estate blog right? Right.
Enter recreational real estate. What you ask? Recreational Real Estate is buying property that matched your hobbies (camping, hunting, fishing, or hiking). Investing in recreational real estate may be just what you are dreaming about, plus you get the ability to enjoy the great outdoors while your investment grows in value. If you are someone that appreciates family time, weekend getaways, nature, & hunting, recreational real estate might be your 'thing'.
Tips for those looking for recreational real estate:
If the below legislation passes, which would reduce public land for recreation in Iowa, owning your own recreational land might be a more appealing (be informed!!):
This might shift depending on the outcome of two bills here in Iowa:
Everyone's needs are different. Personally, IF you can use public land, do it; it helps the greater good and helps educate the population at large the wonders of the nature that provides for us. If that option goes away, then recreational real estate might be the best way to preserve the land & the wildlife it supports.
If you want to learn more about hunting on public land, check out this blog.
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Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!