My wife and I live up north, but we inherited a house in Jacksonville, Florida that is right on the St Johns river.
- Sometimes we go to stay in Florida for a couple of weeks during the summer and we always stay at the house in Jacksonville.
The place on the river had great access to the water and I could always catch a fish from the dock or the bank. I do that storm weather could eventually cause a lot of problems, but I was hoping that it would not happen when I was the owner of the Jacksonville property. This year there was a huge storm that hit Jacksonville with tremendous force. The river rose nearly 12 ft and a lot of water was inside of my home. When the water receded, the only thing that was left was a mess. It was going to cost $100,000 to fix all of the damages and my wife and I did not have the time or the energy to make all of the repairs. We decided to take the check from the insurance company and we sold the house to a cash buyer. The cash buyer in Jacksonville was happy to give us a fair offer on the property. We do that there was mold damage and rotten wood that dated to be replaced. I was surprised that we got a cash offer that was reasonable. I really thought we would have to fight tooth and nail to get a fair offer, but the cash for a house buyer was great.