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Lorraine Woellert

Senior Managing Editor, Research

Lorraine is enjoying her first real job after a career in journalism. She’s based in Washington, D.C., where she writes about housing and the economy. Before joining Redfin, Lorraine was at Bloomberg News reporting on politics, financial mayhem, housing and the economy. Her dream home is a top-floor loft with a pool, friendly neighbors and a terrace for throwing parties. Everyone's invited. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our "Why Redfin?," page.

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It’s Hurricane Season. This Nail Can Protect Your House

If a hurricane or tornado hit your house, would it stay in one piece? The odds aren’t good. Most building codes don’t require that homes be constructed to withstand destructive weather. In fact, many localities don’t have building codes at all. Mississippi didn’t adopt a statewide building code until last year, nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

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