Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Living On The Edge; That’s Where The Action Is

Everyone knows that living in a coastal area, be it north south or west means risking certain forces of nature. Floods have become an ever increasing threats in many parts of the country, but people still flock to river front towns even if it means living below sea level, because that is where the action is.

Earthquakes are a threat, particularly along some of the west cost fault lines, but that does not stop anyone from living in the fun in the sun state of California, because that is where the action is.

Hurricanes are a huge threat and in recent years have affected the Gulf Coast and eastern coast of Florida with devastating effects, but people still gravitate to those areas, because that is where the action is.

Living on an Island is certainly living on the edge --- or possibly over the edge, but we love it and many people dream of having a home on Martha’s Vineyard. What about the possible treat from Nor-Easters and those dreaded Hurricanes? Sure, we are always anticipating the next named storm and when it materializes we all start thinking about how to prepare for it, not having too many choices for where to run. But we love it here, because that is where the action is.

Many of my clients are not only concerned about hurricanes and the flooding associated with it, but they even have included elevation above sea level to their shopping criteria. I suppose that has to do with Al Gore and all that global warming stuff.

For Martha’s Vineyard, there seems to be some good news to report. We have had an unusually cool spring and summer and not a lot of rain so far. That means the water around us will not heat up until much later in the season. Oh yeah, the fishing has also been really good. Hurricanes thrive in warmer water, so I guess that means we can relax more than we usually do, at least according to the latest Reuters news report.

Follow this link to read more > Forecaster cuts 2007 hurricane outlook

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