It is no longer enough to consider whether you can simply afford a house or defeat other potential buyers in a bidding war. Now, when you are dealing with the hot real estate market, you need to consider the actual temperature of future houses.
Seattle real estate agents Redfin It is taking advantage of this concern and adding climate risk information to its list of houses.
This function is made up of Climate checkAnalyze the risks of high temperature, fire, drought and storms in 30 years by counties, cities, communities and postal codes.
A Redfin report found that many Americans are considering climate change when deciding where to live. About half of the respondents who plan to move next year cited extreme temperatures or natural disasters as reasons for their relocation. The report found that 80% of respondents would hesitate to buy a house in a place where natural disasters have increased.
ClimateCheck’s rating is based on the future risk of a region and how the risk changes over time. Future risks are calculated by different global climate models, which assume the worst-case scenario for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The company then localized the global model based on weather patterns in the region.
It also predicts higher risks for areas where more changes are expected, rather than areas where changes have already occurred.
These data can be seen everywhere in the United States
A quick test of the service at an address in the Ballard community in Seattle (above) yielded a low risk score of 27 points (out of 100 points), of which 100 points are the most extreme predicted change.
Hovering over the various categories will return more explanations of the score. For example, the heat risk category means “At your location, a day when the temperature reaches 85 degrees Fahrenheit is considered hot. … Normally, you will experience about 8 days of hot weather each year. Your forecast for 2050 is every year It will be hot for about 30 days.… Your temperature risk (22) is 29% higher than the average in King County (17).