“Sea level rise is eroding home value, and owners might not even know it”

“CHARLESTON, S.C. — Elizabeth Boineau’s 1939 Colonial sits a block and a half from the Ashley River in a sought-after neighborhood of ancient live oaks, charming gardens and historic homes. A year ago, she thought she could sell it for nearly $1 million. But after dropping the price 11 times, Boineau has decided to tear it down. In March, the city’s Board of Architectural Review approved the demolition — a decision not taken lightly in Charleston’s historic district. “Each time that I was just finishing up paying off the bills, another flood would hit,” Boineau said.”


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