Sell A Hurricane-Damaged House Fast
Hurricane damage to Orlando from Hurricane Ian
In September 2022, Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest hurricanes on record, caused deaths and destruction when it struck Cuba. It then picked up strength in the Gulf of Mexico before striking the west coast of Florida with 150-mph sustained winds as a Category 4 storm.
By the time the storm hit Orlando, the winds had weakened but were still gusting at 74 mph, bringing down trees and power lines. Worse than the winds was the heavy rainfall that led to flood damage. The storm dumped a record-breaking 13.13 inches on the city, causing widespread flooding and home damage.
The damage from Hurricane Ian totaled over $200 million dollars. According to Orange County Property Appraiser Amy Mercado, 1,231 residential properties had hurricane damage in Orlando, resulting in a damage estimate of $46.3 million, mostly from flood damage.
How much does it cost to repair hurricane damage?
The extent of the damage to your house and the type of damage both figure into how much repairs will cost. Since most of the damage from Hurricane Ian in Orlando was due to the heavy rains and flooding, let’s look at what must be done to fix flood damage.
After the water recedes enough, any remaining water in the house must be removed as quickly as possible, requiring equipment like pumps and dehumidifiers. If your house has been subjected to sewage water, everything it touched must be decontaminated. The drying process often takes a week or more.
A lot of the damage may be hidden, so it is important to have a professional examine your house. The extent of the damage will dictate how much the repairs will cost. According to floodsmart.gov, a single inch of water in a one-story, 1000 sq. ft. home can cause an estimated $10,000 in damage.
During a widespread flood event, finding someone to dry out and repair your house may be difficult due to demand. Unfortunately, price gouging is more common than we would like to believe. In some cases, the cost to fix your house is too steep, and it’s better to sell the house than repair it.
How to sell your hurricane-damaged house in Orlando, Florida
If you want to sell your damaged house without fixing it up, as in the case of hurricane damage, you have few options. A mortgage company is not going to OK a buyer’s loan for a house that is in poor condition. When faced with the challenge of selling a damaged house, one of the easiest and fastest ways to sell your house is with a cash home-buying company
These companies buy houses “as is.” We Buy Ugly Houses® is a well-known and highly reputable cash home-buying company.
How to sell to We Buy Ugly Houses®
Give us a call to set up an appointment with We Buy Ugly Houses. During the free, no-obligation appointment at your house, one of our local property specialists will take a walk around your property and answer your questions. We do not use strong-arm tactics; our property specialists are friendly and easy to get along with.
If you accept our fair cash offer, the problem of selling your damaged house is solved. Closing is fast, frequently in as little as three weeks. You won’t have any of the typical house-selling hassles. Unwanted or water-damaged items can stay behind in the house when you leave. We’ll take care of them.
We Buy Ugly Houses® is America’s #1 home buyer.
We Buy Ugly Houses has been in business for over 25 years and is highly rated by house sellers in Orlando and across the nation. We pay cash for houses and often close in as little as three weeks. There are no real estate agent commissions, house showings, or hassles. Call us today at 866-200-6475 and breathe a sigh of relief.