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3,164,820
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A few will flee, most will stay!

Aug 27, 2017 09:25 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was there when Ike hit and people stayed. When a massive tornado hit Moore Oklahoma they rebuilt and stayed. Some will always move.

Aug 27, 2017 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,098
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

Probably not. Houston is one of the largest cities in the county with many jobs. Those jobs aren't leaving. Many neighborhoods are in flood plains and they have flood insurance for that reason. They know what the possibilities are when buying.

Aug 27, 2017 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no.... we get blizzards in the winter.... lose power.... freezing temps....totally frozen from driving and business.... the blizzard of '78 was a week long event to get power back and roads plowed.... banks were closed... 

Aug 27, 2017 09:38 AM
Rainer
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shirley cicero
United Country Ponderosa Realty Associates - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

Maybe a few people, but not most. Coming from Florida and their hurricanes didn't make me want to move because of the hurricanes...it was everything else!  I can't say I miss the hurricanes though!

Aug 27, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,340
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm sure some will have to but it's the 4th largest city in U.S. 

Aug 27, 2017 10:13 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some will move but many will stay I suspect.

Aug 27, 2017 05:42 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, most people just rebuild and go on until the next storm

Aug 27, 2017 11:35 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No.

Aug 27, 2017 11:12 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Bad weather/natural disasters are always "the last straw" for some people.

Aug 27, 2017 10:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Maybe yes and maybe no Will Hamm.  There will be many factors in play, similar to Katrina.  Do folks have relatives in another state, do they have the funds to get there, can jobs be left and can new jobs be found.  Many different, though pertinent questions.  Many will want to stay if family is there and rebuild, and it may depend on the fact if they have experienced this particular situation before.  Very tough, very emotional, very expensive, no matter the options one may have . . . 

Aug 27, 2017 10:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Probably... but at the end of the day most of us live where we do for very specific reasons. 

Aug 27, 2017 10:00 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Sadly yes.

Aug 27, 2017 09:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Definitely.

Aug 27, 2017 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I would say so.

Aug 27, 2017 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

They may need to just for housing!  

Aug 29, 2017 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,801
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You mean those displaced by Katrina will be heading back to New Orleans? I am sure some will, but those with jobs; unlikely.

Aug 28, 2017 06:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Most likely.  Probably because of their financial situation more than fright.

Aug 28, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Aug 28, 2017 05:15 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yep. Wyoming is ranked the lowest when it comes to the number of natural disasters but we get one heavy snow and people pack up and leave. More space for me!

Aug 28, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Maybe some who not have a really great job or a compelling reason to be there.

Aug 28, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It is possible, in the meantime, I am sending prayers and good wishes to everyone there.

Aug 27, 2017 10:54 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm - Roots of the people are hard to 'move'!

Aug 27, 2017 09:52 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It may help them make a decision sooner if they had entertained the idea before. 

Aug 27, 2017 08:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many people moved away after Katrina

Aug 27, 2017 06:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.

Aug 27, 2017 03:57 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Will Hamm No, I think they will stay and rebuild.

Aug 27, 2017 03:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Aug 27, 2017 03:16 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Hi Will Hamm ! I think they will come back and re-build.  Although  I have met people who are now here in DFW because of Katrina and they don't want to return.

Aug 27, 2017 01:17 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Perhaps, i think most will stay though, but the final chapter has not yet begun to be written here

Aug 27, 2017 01:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Probably a few but, I can't imagine weather would deter long-time residents or those with great jobs in Houston. We all have our occasional bad weather issues.

Aug 27, 2017 12:51 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Some, yes; some no.

Aug 27, 2017 11:59 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

If the aftermath is like that of Katrina, I would expect the answer is yes.

Aug 27, 2017 11:38 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Perhaps a few will move. Most will want to stay/rebuild.

Aug 27, 2017 10:49 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No more than the smiling happy face of the sun chases others away

Aug 27, 2017 10:22 AM