I love living in Jacksonville.
Coastal living offers all sorts of unique benefits.
However, it also creates some challenges. A few years ago, a hurricane came through the area and caused extensive damage to my home. High winds, storm surfers and heavy rainfall led to problems with the roof, windows and walls. The force of the hurricane compromised the stability of the home. The structural issues required immediate attention. When I called in a professional for an estimate, the cost of reinforcing walls, addressing foundation concerns and roofing materials was huge. The combination of torrential rain and storm surges resulted in flooding. The water rushed into the home and destroyed cupboards, floors and appliances. The moisture led to mold and mildew growth and health hazards. The contractors recommended bringing in industrial-grade dehumidifiers. The hurricane made it necessary to replace the electrical system, water heater, furnace and air conditioner. Although I had kept up with insurance premiums, the policy excluded natural disasters from coverage. The whole house was a disaster and continuing to live in it wasn’t an option. I was reluctant to invest into a full repair and renovation with the possibility of another hurricane in the future. I no longer wanted to live on the river. Listing the house wasn’t an option. There was no way anyone could secure a bank loan on a house in that condition. My solution was to sell the house for cash. Cash buyers are willing to take on properties in need of work. I was able to close on the sale in ten days and walk away with cash in hand.