If you heard that it is much better, because of hurricane stability, then my answer is “NO”. What matters in hurricane is : securing of roof and home openings. If you compare two homes and CBS home has roof without special ties and windows without hurricane shutters, and frame home has roof that meets “hurricane withstanding” criteria and shutters are installed on home- your frame home will “live” through hurricane and CBS home may get damaged. And you will pay more for homeowner’s insurance.
If wood destroying organisms are your concern, then you have a little bit of point there. There is a lot more weak points in frame house. And you have to be more carefull. But don’t panic...and don’t be too sure about CBS home. There is wood involved (trusses, window openings, door openings).Please talk to builder, contractor, insurance company before making decision.
If you haven't seen it yet, put BIG SHORT on your "must watch' list . Not only it is funny and entertaining. Every scene is filled with the most talented actors in Hollywood. Two hours pass like five minutes thanks to great directing and editing.
But if you haven't heard of this movie yet, don't expect to see "feel good" comedy. Especially if 2007 Real Estate crisis touched you in personal way. I have been selling Real Estate since year 2000. And nowhere else, but in Florida, in Port St Lucie. My city was in headlines when market was going up (fastest growing city in country, home and land prices appreciating on daily basis). But we were also famous when market crashed (most foreclosures).
And still, watching the movie, I was shocked by how much I didn't know of what was happening before, during and after crash. The least of it had to do with Real Estate. It was pure form of gambling (with someone else's money). Really sad ...But I guess that is why I like movies based on true stories. No writer can come up with scenario so unreal, weird.
ANNA CHROSCICKI WITH RE/MAX MASTERPIECE REALTY. 772-485-4188. ANNA@ANNASELLSREALESTATE.COM