The NFIP fact sheet covers saving money on flood insurance and information on the NFIP's grandfathering rule.Read more

They have argued themselves blue with insurance adjusters. And still their homes are gutted and smell of sodden wood.

Six months after superstorm Sandy, a weary cadre of Long Islanders remains mired in fights over settlements from the National Flood Insurance Program. They tell of enduring hours on the phone, amassing stacks of documents and slogging through a Kafkaesque maze of government agencies, adjusters and insurance companies as they try to prove they were shortchanged on their settlements.

The definition of a basement is the focal point of a class action lawsuit that deals with insurance claims filed for damages caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and superstorm Sandy in late October. 


The lawsuit is one of the first to include both Sandy and Irene claims and was filed Thursday in the Federal District Court of New Jersey by Union City-based attorney Jeffrey Bronster. 


Some 40,000 homes could be left "unsold" for each month the government shutdown lasts, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And in its latest monthly housing report, the NAR...Read more