Peter Mohylsky (PMI. Destin)

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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

History seems to show that people have short memories when it comes to these natural disasters. It might cause a pause but warm weather in the winter is very appealing.   

Sep 29, 2022 03:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In some areas yes due to lack of inventory. The seasonal rental market could be in trouble in places like Ft. Myers Beach where there was extensive damage.

In the long run, likely not but in the short term definitely. 

Sep 29, 2022 04:18 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No. Not the first storm Florida has ever had. Louisiana did not close it's doors after Katrina with all the 173 miles per hour winds, fatalities. Everywhere has weather events. But it will change building standards, safety procedures. 

Sep 29, 2022 03:15 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

It's not the hurricanes that will keep people away, it is the cost of homeowner's insurance that is already very high and is guaranteed to go higher after this.  Very few companies will write insurance in Florida.  Most have pulled out of the state or gone insolvent.

Sep 29, 2022 06:50 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I think it will slow it down in the short term.  I saw it happen after the Loma Prieta earthquake here in California in 1989.  Then, people will not be concerned about it seems.  

Sep 29, 2022 06:04 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, it's one of the reasons that I would never consider living in Florida.  The weather is similar in Arizona but we don't have as much humidity, and we don't have to worry about hurricanes.

Sep 29, 2022 04:39 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No, too many want out of the northern weather and blue states!

Sep 29, 2022 04:24 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Maybe for a few months but once it is cleaned up people will be flocking to FL again. Plus, it seems they show the same photos so the damage may not be as widespread as what you might think. 

Sep 29, 2022 04:19 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Hi, Peter

    This is a really bad one.  And the median age in many of those towns is pushing 80.  A  lot of those people cannot fend for themselves.

   But once the power is back on, and the bridges are repaired, and the funerals are over, life will get back to normal.  And they will come to Florida!

Sep 29, 2022 07:38 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sinkholes, storms, location, insurance, pricing & having access to the necessities plus all the rest all play a part in a person's Real Estate decisions. Florida remains a place to consider and weigh. Will Florida stop being a consideration? NO... It's like anyplace else! It has its pros & cons. Subjective as to final decision

Sep 29, 2022 06:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can only speak for myself... every time I get the slightest bit interested in Florida, an event like this reminds me why we moved to Charlotte in the first place and not to Florida!

Sep 29, 2022 04:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It might make some people think twice but Florida is still desirable for many reasons. I remember surviving a horrible tornado in Georgia as a child and my relatives still live there and people continue to move there!

Sep 29, 2022 07:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Maybe temporarily but not long term.

Sep 29, 2022 04:57 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

In speaking w/ those here in NY, I think there are those who will always fear a hurricane and never aspire to move to FL and those who recognize it but won't let it stop them. 

Sep 29, 2022 04:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In the short term - yes. 

Long-term, no. 

Sep 29, 2022 08:47 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, northerners will think twice about moving to a hurricane-prone area. Some are already returning.

Sep 29, 2022 05:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I know of a friend that keeps thinking to move there but  may have second thoughts now.


Sep 29, 2022 09:10 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nah, Floridians I know are fearless . . .  the humidity alone would preclude me from living there.
We inherited a house in Tampa a while back and pondered moving into it for about 10 seconds. My late husband, FL native said "You know those date beetles you hate?" "Well here they're about [he holds his hands out like a foot LOL] THIS long! AND THEY FLY!" 
I noped it right then and there! LOL

Sep 29, 2022 08:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

It is one one the reasons I do not move South. The another is I would really miss the change of seasons which I do love,

Sep 29, 2022 07:28 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I would think there would be some opportunities now for buyers. There are bound to be people who want to move further inland or to another state.  Those storm surges are getting higher.

Sep 29, 2022 07:25 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Like so many places, a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.  My heart goes out to all residents as they recover and rebuild.

Sep 29, 2022 07:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No. The current administration is deliberately flooding the State with those they believe will flip Florida into a Red State. 

Sep 29, 2022 07:16 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

If the humidity and senior citizens driving slower than the rest of the traffic, while not being able to see over the dashboard, aren't deterrents enough... I seriously doubt that "just another hurricane" will be enough to slow down migration to Florida.

Sep 29, 2022 04:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Sep 29, 2022 04:39 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes in the short term and NO in the long run.

Sep 29, 2022 10:04 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

There is a price to pay for living in paradise. You have to decide for yourself if it's worth it.

Sep 29, 2022 01:45 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It hasn't in the past...think Andrew, Irma, Michael, etc. What will change is the location they choose. South Florida and the Gulf coast will probably see fewer people temporarily but there are plenty of other areas in Florida to consider and once the recovery is done, SWFL will once again be a great place to live.

Don't forget, everyone has some form(s) of natural disasters no matter where they live such as blizzards, tornadoes, floods, wild fires, mud slides, earthquakes, etc. Can you name one state that has absolutely no history of natural disasters whatsoever? I'll wait...🙂


Sep 30, 2022 09:09 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I suppose anyone thinking about moving to a currently storm-tossed area may have second thoughts. Not all of Florida is being affected. Other states are now in the path of Ian the Storm.

In time, it will be forgotten by many.

Sep 30, 2022 01:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never ending storms, getting worse with climate change, I would not want to live anywhere near there.

And I can understand why insurance companies would be nervous about doing business there.

Sep 29, 2022 01:44 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I have lived in Florida and I wouldn't go back.  Not to California either where I have also lived.

Sep 29, 2022 11:09 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

All things must pass.  There will be a stoppage for about six months and things will be back to normal by next Summer.

Sep 29, 2022 10:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I cannot imagine having to live with 6 months of possible hurricanes.

Sep 29, 2022 06:37 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When winter hits in the North, many will think it is worth the risk to escape the snow


Oct 01, 2022 07:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

History has shown that real estate that was ground zero for hurricanes become high priced real estate within 5 years.
Every place has it's stuff.
Pick your poison and be prepared.
Too many are fleeing the horrors of NY and CA who find hurricanes a lesser threat to their well-being.

Sep 30, 2022 05:37 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

People have short memories. Florida has been routinely under threat of  hurricanes...yet people have continued to move there in droves. Sure there could be some short term impact. Realistically the only way I see Florida becoming a net negative migration number is if the insurance numbers make Florida so expensive that it's prohibitive to live there or the Hurricanes become so routine and damaging that owners barely get a chance to rebuild.  Both of these scenarios are entirely possible but until these happen, I don't see the mid to long term migration to Florida.

Oct 04, 2022 05:49 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Peter Mohylsky IMO bots maybe, but not humans! They are always on the move somewhere.

Oct 02, 2022 06:24 AM