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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I'm staying. Stocked up on tequila popcorn and ammo!

Jul 15, 2020 11:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Please tell your friend that I am not thinking about moving out of the US however I look forward to leaving the hell hole state of California!!!!!

Jul 15, 2020 08:34 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nope... why would I do that? I've already lived abroad in several countries and while it was a great experience, at the end of the day, I'm an American (a proud American) and I've learned there's no better place to live. And one thing I learned living overseas is that no matter how long you live there and how well you acclimate, you are always seen as an ex-patriot. I'd rather be a patriot in the USA.

Jul 15, 2020 08:20 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

As I have said before, I think about a lot of things.  Moving out of the US is not one of them.  

Jul 15, 2020 09:04 AM
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Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Springfield, NJ
Real Estate Broker/Owner

Caroline Gerardo Absolutely NOT!

I've lived in other countries and visited many others. In fact, we still maintain my wife's family home in Portugal and have used it as a vacation home for many years.

All that said, there is absolutely no place as good to live than in the United States. This is why people from all over the world clammer to come here.

Yes. We have problems.

But, above all, we have the mechanisms and the abilities to overcome those problems. Whereas, in other countries, they do not.

As for me, I'm here to stay.

Jul 15, 2020 08:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Many countries won't let anyone in right now due to Covid-19. We had family members that moved to New Zealand a few years ago, and they like it there.

Jul 15, 2020 08:21 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

answering for a friend - Portugal or Spain is nice

Jul 15, 2020 03:25 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am not packing to leave but if I were compelled, Crimea looks attractive.

 

Jul 15, 2020 01:04 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

The how: Had considered a dual residency situation in the past with a investment/business visa, different countries, different criteria. If one doesn't meet the investment/business criteria (or even if there is no investment/business based visa for a foreigner in certain countries), but has a much needed skill-set like a doctor has, they could settle almost anywhere they desire.

Yes, there are other ways, marriage, family origin, etc.

Jul 15, 2020 10:50 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  My wife's friends went to Bangalore (India) before this thing started.  They, plus my wife's family in Mangalore, say it is even worse there than here in the U.S.A. (the lockdown, closed stores, the mask mania).  But, they don't have the riots, their historic monuments are not being destroyed, they aren't turning against their own police departments.   

     I know someone who is thinking of leaving Florida.  Our once great State has had a huge influx of northern liberals move here.  They are voting for the same politics that ruined the cities they fled from.  We are probably good for 2, maybe 3 more years.

  Which begs the question:   If you were looking to move to another U.S. State, where would you go?

Jul 15, 2020 09:37 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not out of the US...that to me is high risk and found out to be when an issue happens and then too late to do anything about it. Instead, move to another part of the U.S. for a different experience...

Jul 15, 2020 09:34 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Canada's borders are closed!

Jul 15, 2020 08:54 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'll never leave San Diego, CA  I love it here.

I would however like to own a second home in Italy, Ireland or Greece and live there part-time. 

Jul 15, 2020 12:55 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No plans to leave the Golden State unless it would be to move to be close to our family members in another state. 

Jul 15, 2020 12:40 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I never have but I have had others saying depending on the election they may more of out the country.

 

Jul 15, 2020 09:12 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, but I often think of moving to someplace more rural

Jul 15, 2020 07:15 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Caroline, a lot of people asked that question lately. 

My answer always - No, I'd stay in USA...

Jul 16, 2020 06:37 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh yes, and for many years and even moreso now.  I think they are nicer in Canada and have better healthcare. So I may live there in the summers and maybe Florida or Bermuda or something in Winter.  But, many years from now.

Oh, and I want my own pool in the warm weather home.

Jul 15, 2020 05:31 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I grew up in a peaceful small town in rural PA. Honest, hard-working people, friendly neighbors, community spirit, school pride, holiday parades, farmers markets, no crime, no traffic jams, no pollution, back yard gardens.

For my career as a computer design engineer, I moved to a big city to work for a big computer manufacturer.  For retirement, I would move to a small town or rural area.  I own rural land in several places. With the internet, there are ways to earn income online without living in a big city.

SpaceX is deploying thousands of Starlink satellites for high-speed internet service from any location on earth. I think this will make rural living more attractive.

Jul 15, 2020 11:05 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

 

If you are Caroline, here is a map I prepared for music superstars Miley and Katie when they threatened to leave the US and go to Canada if Hillary didn't win the 2016 election.

 

Jul 15, 2020 10:36 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Leaving the US has never occurred to me and I know several people who tried it and moved back within a couple of years. Panama, Costa Rica and Cayman Islands are just some locations they went to but on returning, the common thread was "It's a nice place to visit but I would not want to live there. There is no place like the US".

I don't see us leaving Florida at this point in our lives but we have talked casually about moving to the mainland. Still debating that, though. Florida has pretty much something for everyone and we have seen an influx of people leaving California and some other states to move here. We live on the Space Coast and the space program is booming so lots of good paying high-tech jobs here. We love the proximity to Orlando, about an hour drive so close enough to the big city but far enough away that we don't have big city problems. I grew up in PA but could never move back north with the long, cold, snowy winters...in fact, that was one reason we moved to Florida, to escape that type of weather. 

 

Jul 15, 2020 10:46 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  The US is still the best place to be.  SoCal has the best weather.  I love Ireland and Scotland, but the winters and excessive rain is not my thing.  Fun to visit, would love to have a vacation home there, but not live there 365.  Plus, they have this insanely stupid rule about no guns.  Even their cops are unable to protect the citizenry.

Jul 15, 2020 07:39 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have thought about a nice island in the Bahamas, but first there is battle to win. A lot of those people, that one could call the silent majority need to decide if they want to fight to keep the US free and and defeat socialism and marxism.

Jul 16, 2020 05:27 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I hear Maine is a good place. People are well space, a friend told me the properties are low cost, the land around them is like second, third helpings of property get added on no charge. Oh and I hear the people are down to Earth and friendly, care about each other and the small town atmosphere makes a person feel cared for and special. Maine has more second homes than any other state for a reason. Many are becoming primary locations and if they have high speed Internet broadband connections, well now, you're golden. COVID19 is not so bad, just depends on where you are stuck on the big spinning blue and green marble.

Jul 16, 2020 02:55 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

No Way, No How.  There are many options when we sit in our homes in the USA enjoying Freedom.  People from around the word are envious of us.  Why do people love to hate a nation that offers us so much?

Jul 17, 2020 02:31 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

No thoughts about leaving the USA. Would consider moving more South closer to the beach. Yes, stock up on your supplies. 

Jul 16, 2020 07:32 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No! Plus, many countries will not let us in even for a visit these days.

Jul 20, 2020 08:25 AM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I really like Costa Rica, they grow there own food, medical is pretty good, and good surf. Portugal would be a second. If I left Maui, not sure I would return to the U.S.

Jul 17, 2020 11:38 PM