Where Have South Shore Buyers Gone? Part II

Where Have South Shore Buyers Gone?  Part II


Where have South Shore Buyers gone?

Long time passing

Where have South Shore Buyers gone?

Long time ago

Where have South Shore Buyers gone?

They've overlooked us, every one!

When will they all return? With knowledge they'll discern.   (R.I.P. Pete Seeger 1/27/2014)




Widespread uncertainty surrounds increases in flood insurance premiums. 


President Obama Signs Flood Bill Into Law


On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who bought a property before FEMA warned them of the rate increase. The bill limits premium increases to 18% annually on newer properties and 25% for some older ones. Additionally, the bill adds a small assessment on policies until everyone is paying full cost for flood insurance.



Widely hailed as a victory for the nearly 60,000 policyholders in New York (Newsday 3/24/2014), the finer details of rising flood insurance premiums remain complicated.

While grandfathering and assumption of policy are two key features of President Obama's new law, smaller increases of 5-18% each year will also be passed on to flood zone homeowners until the cash-strapped flood insurance program has recovered sufficiently.


In the past, Federally subsidized flood insurance premiums made it possible for homeowners to purchase waterfront properties for cheaper than the risks warranted. Longterm discounts and a series of catastrophic storms have left the program $24 billion short.


In order to know the full actuarial potential for the flood insurance premium increase of a certain property, it is necessary to have an elevation certificate. You purchase this certificate from a surveyor for about $600. With this certificate, an insurance agency can give you a better idea of how much your insurance rate will potentially rise.

Until our south shore buyers have a chance to digest these government mandated changes, newly renovated properties south sit, in essence, forgotten, while mature homeowners are forced to put their lives on hold until insurance policy intricacies can finally be sorted out.







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