Buying a Home With Environmental Issues—Endangered Species

In Grayton Beach and the 30A area, we are blessed with a plethora of wildlife areas, natural beauty, and yes, even some endangered species in need of protection…especially when your considering a real estate purchase.

In this day and age, there are a number of varied environmental issues you may face.  Endangered plants or animal species is definitely one of the.  This environmental issue can be one of the more common, and perplexing of the possible road blocks to property usage. Sea Turtles, Sea Oats and other endangered species share our area. It is only right that we ensure their survival.

Discovery of an “endangered” species of plant or animal on a piece of real estate has been known to completely shut down development or any kind of alteration

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on a given piece of property.  One of the best known examples of an endangered species involving development was that of the snail darter in the 1970s.  In that case, the discovery of a few members of the species resulted in the delay of construction of the Tellico Dam in Tennessee… for nearly six years.

When purchasing a piece of property in Grayton Beach or anywhere else in the area, be sure to ask your realtor about possible environmental issues that slow down your progress. You don’t want to find yourself with a piece of property that you cannot use…and you don’t want to harm the endangered species either.  If you don’t have a realtor, we would be more than happy to assist you.