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Hurricane delivers windfall to lucky high-ground owners

Far from declining, prices and rents are expected to rise, given the sudden housing shortage in the city

Washington DC

JUST a week after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, Irma Jalifi was doing something that might sound crazy: writing an offer on a home.

In fact, Ms Jalifi, a real-estate agent with Redfin, put in offers on not one but three Houston houses Tuesday at their asking prices...

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