Yesterday, November 30th, was the official "last day" of the 2013 Hurricane Season here in Florida. Though possible, it is very unlikely that a storm will form now. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean usually are just too cold now. And warm water is what generates these massive storms.
But there were no storms of any consequence that hit our shores. I don't think that there were even any tropical storms around us this season. Just nice weather from June to now. Hopefully, this will mean that our insurance rates will be stable, even if they don't drop a dime (do you really expect an insurance company to drop its premiums??).
Speaking of insurance, I always recommend that once the official storm season is over here in the Sunshine State, it might be a good time to check out what other insurance companies are charging for the same coverage you currently have. Now that the 2014 hurricane season is still many months off, and the risk of damage is less, it might be possible to find better rates. In any case, it costs you nothing to shop around and you might save a few hundred bucks and get better coverage. What do you have to lose by asking? Do some comparison shopping while you are down here.
Much of my storm information comes from the National Hurricane Center. They follow tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes from birth to death. It can be a useful site to visit. If you would like to try it out, click on the following link: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov I suggest that you "bookmark it" or "make it a Favorite" for future reference if you live in an area that can be affected by tropical storms or hurricanes during future hurricane seasons. You will find it interesting and helpful to track the path of each storm in years to come.
I also invite you to visit my webpage at: http://www.jelwell.century21bnr.com/ where you will find links to many interesting sites dealing with real estate. You are always welcome there.
I can also be contacted via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 813-783-4444 JOHN ELWELL - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. in Zephyrhills, Florida. It would be a pleasure to assist you in buying and/or selling property in the eastern half of Pasco County, including Zephyrhills and Dade City. Licensed in Florida.
Image from NOAA