John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People want a place to lay down their heads no matter where or who you are. When things are not going right, this drive intensifies. Home is safe!

May 20, 2016 01:09 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not terrorism but drive by shootings.

They say, "I gotta get out of this place."

May 20, 2016 12:13 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not noticed it so far.


May 20, 2016 12:09 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not seen it in my market.  However, I am feeling like I would like to be off the grid. 

May 20, 2016 01:41 AM
Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation
Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC - Port Coquitlam, BC
Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team

Let's put it this way, Ive never had a conversation with clients about Terrorism.

May 20, 2016 01:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Living in downtown Chicago can't let it bother me. On the other hand, the number of random shootings in Chicago is a concern!

May 20, 2016 12:44 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Totally understandable and being on the border probably doesn't help their feelings of security. Haven't seen it here, but we don't have many places to go, short of moving into the Everglades even more than we are. Now that they have discovered Nile Alligators in Miami which are man-eaters, that won't be happening anytime soon.

May 20, 2016 12:33 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Most are trying to get out of the neighborhoods of excess violence!

May 20, 2016 12:27 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Today, Orlando is recovering from the aftermath of the largest massacre in U.S. History (not counting the Civil War).

    The usual suspects are involved.  The liberals will of course blame the guns.  Obama hasn't responded yet, he is probably on his prayer mat seeking guidance. 

Jun 12, 2016 03:36 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 think the election is affecting the market more than the terrorism.

May 22, 2016 11:43 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I could handle a remote mountaintop, but Sandy sure couldn't. I am sure the municipalities and county permitting offices will suddenly penalize those who elect for this style of life. Alaska here we come!

May 21, 2016 10:39 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sure, it will help if they hire more people to work for Homeland Security who will need houses in this area.

May 20, 2016 02:39 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It depends on where the terrorism is.  They may move out, but they have to move somewhere else.

May 20, 2016 02:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think you have a valid observation.  A

May 20, 2016 09:15 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it leads to an over all cautious feeling among people fed up with the lack of a response and over PC approach by the administration. Sales are strong, listings are slow but steady and a lot of people staying put waiting to see what happens in November 

May 20, 2016 08:33 AM
Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, - Sarasota, FL

Yes, the US is a safe place to invest money in real estate.  Just yesterday I was having lunch with a friend of mine who just outright stated, I really don't want to travel far anymore.  I would rather have a beach home somewhere around here and go where I feel safe.  

May 20, 2016 06:20 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we live in a very peaceful area..... the worst we deal with would be a few "bookies" fighting over a territory..... we feel safe here....

May 20, 2016 05:01 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not in our age-restricted community, though I could easily see people from different states in Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora, and Chihuahua) coming across the border in Tucson to live and work.  They know because they've seen terrorism/drug cartel lawlessness in action.  What I've read about, many have lived through John DL Arendsen

May 20, 2016 04:37 AM
Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

John - I think in general, no.  Perhaps if it was closer to home, this obviously plays a factor in the market because fear affects people's decision making. 


May 20, 2016 03:47 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We've had that market here for years - however, I am seeing a significant decrease in inventory in the past month!

Somethings happening...

May 20, 2016 03:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nah, we're in California.  Our biggest threat is Moonbeam Brown and Gavin Newsom!

We've had people on the ISIS hit list out here (Newbury Park) for a few years, so far no "aloha snackbar" issues.  Those of us in the know and with CCWs carry extra mags now, but that's the extent.

Out here, you're more likely to experience issues from the Santa Susana rocket testing facility or regular crime, than you are likely to experience a true act of terror.

May 20, 2016 03:16 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I just want to put the fire out before it has a chance to spread. My question was not intended to start a political or social debate and has nothing to do with abiding by fair housing or any other kind of discriminatory overtones.

I've just been speaking with a number of folks lately (many of which have immigrated to America from Middle Eastern countries) who have either recently moved to our community and/or to clients who are looking to move here. When I asked them what brings them to our community answers are almost unanimous.

They really are concerned about the safety of living in urban and suburban areas because of the increase in violence and terrorism. Or they want to become more self sufficient and go as much off the grid as possible.

But almost everyone I speak with nowadays brings up the subject of terrorism as part of the reason they desire to move away from crowded environments. 

That's it. So please let's not turn this into an accusatory and incendiary discussion with threatening innuendo. This is a totally innocent question and I'm just looking for realistic and pertinent answers. 

Afterall we can't just bury our heads in the sand and pretend that terrorism is not a reality and has not become a part of our daily lives in one way or another. 

May 20, 2016 01:50 AM
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

Not at all here in Golden Triangle, but then again, I'm serving the heart of San Diego from Encinitas to La Jolla to Metro-To Downtown. Not much rural land left in there. 

May 20, 2016 12:26 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't think it impacts our market.

May 20, 2016 12:05 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.


May 20, 2016 01:23 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think so.

May 20, 2016 06:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not the least bit.... It may attract some super rich from Israel to set up another business or vacation home.

May 20, 2016 02:03 AM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Yes. But not only in the ways you describe - to move to safer areas. We also have a number of refugees in my area and they need housing. (For a moment, let's forget the notion they could be involved with anything negative at all and for my comment's purposes, let's please assume they are victims and need housing and abide by fair housing regulation vs. begin any kind of debate).

May 20, 2016 12:10 AM