Wildfire Risk Threatens Homes
Wildfire risk? An ever increasing number of people are living in areas with wildfire risk. Apparently one of the reasons is the rising cost of housing.
Recent reports suggest that Boulder County is especially affected by this. People are moving into areas more susceptible to wildfires.
Colorado State Forest Service info shows that more than half the state population, which is about 3 million people, live in areas with high wildfire risk.
This is an increase of over 50 percent when compared to data from just six years ago.
Population in Boulder county has increase by over 17,000 people. Therefore, given the strict development regulations in Boulder, many people look to areas outside the city.
I’ve had many clients move into the area and are choosing to be in the foothills at an increasing rate.
The beauty of the forest, and the availability of homes within close proximity to town make this attractive.
Consequently, more people are having to deal with various issues around this. One issue is manual mitigation of the forest to protect homes from wildfire damage.
Insurance companies require a certain amount of distance between trees on the property, and a limited amount of trees in close proximity to buildings. Some insurance companies are more strict than others. A few companies won’t give you an insurance binder when buying a home unless you’re already a client with that company.
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