That time of year

Real Estate Agent with Future Home Realty




Being that it is June9, 2008 that means we have plunged into the Hurricane Season 2008.  The weather forecasters on TV have already started talking this season up with all the predictions and scenarios.  "Be prepared" they tell us with live interviews and all the paper magazine guides you can see at the grocery store.  Urging us to be prepared, how much water to store per person per day, generators, canned goods, non perishables, batteries, radios, and on and on.  My favorite thing in these brochures is the Hurricane tracking page complete with coordinates, longitudes and latitudes.  Does anyone really do that?  Seriously sit down and pencil in exactly where the next advisory has taken this storm.  Personally I have been through many Hurricane threats myself, I never once stopped and whipped out that tracking map and started penciling in the path of doom.  I guess it could be an option for some, but apparently not for me.  I find the supply list very helpful.  I go through each year and check my supplies using this list provided.  After that is done I usually feel pretty confident with my Hurricane supply cabinet. 


As a service to our community, Vallar, Inc. has partnered with several "Hurricane Supply" companies locally to help you prepare for this unpredictable Hurricane season.  You may want to consider qualifying for one of our unique mortgage options to secure the funds needed to protect your home and family.  Adding an option to your home may even increase the value of your home in the end and will bring you more peace of mind.  Maybe adding that hurricane window film, hurricane shutters, or even one of those whole house generators.  I have one of those ordered myself and anxiously await its arrival.  In the past years my family went without electricity twice for 7 and 10 days at a time.  It made for a very uncomfortable sleeping at night.  I have had one of those gas powered portable units, but I found it insufficient, loud, and extremely messing having to refuel every 8 hours.  Also with all the news you hear of people operating these units in lanais and garages leading to hospital stays and even death of family members just really seals the whole house generator deal for me. 


With that being said, these items can start to add up.  An option is to max out a credit card for the purchases, but I think a better options is to refinance or obtain a Home Equity Line of Credit.  With the credit card option it usually means a higher interest rate and once you open one fifty more credit card options arrive daily in the mail for your consideration.  Each one trying to out do the other with 0% interest for so many days or months and then it adjusts to the sky is the limit always disclosed in the smallest of print.  Yuck!  A few minutes of your time with our Licensed Mortgage professionals will provide you with more knowledge for you to secure the funds needed to take on this process.  This can bring you and your family that feeling of security.  Have a safe season!!!! 


Although the following information may be reliable, borrowers should verify the following information before making a lending decision.  The above are only an opinion expressed by the author and may not necessarily be the views of Vallar, Inc. or any of the network professionals associated.


Comments (2)

Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome! It's great to have you here.  I have only been on the 'rain for a short time but I love it already!  Enjoy all there is to learn on here.

Jun 23, 2008 05:19 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2018!

Much has changed since you last posted to ActiveRain.  I encourage you to take another look at the website.  

  Best to you!

Apr 08, 2018 04:10 PM