Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Nurses should be paid enough so they do not have to live in 'affordable' housing. The people who work behind the scenes at the hospital don't have to live in 'affordable' housing. the same goes for teachers, firemen and police.

Jun 24, 2016 07:13 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Send them up here - we have 11 months of affordable inventory

Jun 24, 2016 07:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is a lack of affordable housing. Some people do not want low cost housing in or next to their neighborhoods. Then, there are those that think the homeless can be put into it but who would pay for this?

Jun 24, 2016 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. We have a major shortage of affordable housing.

Jun 24, 2016 08:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We have hundreds of houses for sale, and even more rentals. 

Jun 24, 2016 12:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is a part of the problem

Jun 24, 2016 11:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, this could be a problem growing.

Jun 24, 2016 08:23 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That's common here. Same applies to teachers, cops, etc. many have to buy out in less expensive counties, then commute 1-2 hours to work.

Jun 24, 2016 07:59 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Here in Montgomery county me any time so,some builds more than 80 homes or condos in a community they have to include affordable housing. It still is not enough 

Jun 24, 2016 05:41 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

Yes, this is an issue in Martin County, FL.

Jun 24, 2016 05:09 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

From day one.

Jun 24, 2016 05:00 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

This is a problem Austin is facing with the influx of people moving here..supply and demand forcing prices upward!!

Jun 24, 2016 04:21 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

There are not many houses in the lower end price range here but there are in neighboring communities.

Jun 24, 2016 03:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Los Angeles will always have a lack of affordable housing inventory in the city...that's why a lot of people have to commute for hours and that's why traffic is so bad in here. 

Jun 24, 2016 03:48 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Definitely becoming more and more of an issue in many communitie, especially as prices go up but salaries are not keeping pace

Jun 24, 2016 03:40 AM
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

It is definitely an issue in my area and all of California. We are likely going to watch home ownership rates stabilize well below the national average because housing is so expensive. This creates so much demand for rent that we in turn see high rents. This makes it harder to save for a down payment for the house you already will struggle to afford. 

Jun 24, 2016 03:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

Definitely, a starter home of 1400 square feet can start as low as $900,000.  LOL A

Jun 24, 2016 03:29 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Not that bad for sure. Yesterday I read an article that said the same thing but our average price is not $767K like in San Fran. 

Jun 24, 2016 03:25 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In San Diego County? Definitely.  Sarasota County, FL? Plenty of good housing is available.

Jun 25, 2016 03:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm in California --- it is definitely an issue.  

Jun 25, 2016 02:28 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have noticed in my market it is hard to obtain a mortgage without a good paying job.

Jun 25, 2016 12:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There are many affordable communities in Bucks county.

Jun 25, 2016 12:00 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not here

Jun 24, 2016 11:10 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nah, we have plenty in my area

Jun 24, 2016 09:51 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We are not that extreme as yet, Carol... but I could see the day coming.

Jun 24, 2016 09:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - now that is scary!

Not seen or felt this in Boston Metro area, yet.

Jun 24, 2016 04:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Our mayor says silly crap like this too, probably just wants to create govt sponsored housing to compete with the existing landlords in town.

Your town may actually have a crisis like this, but here it is just smoke.

Jun 24, 2016 02:31 PM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Carol - We have lost our affordable home segment, perhaps for good. Low inventory and high demand have pushed prices upward very rapidly, and the new home builders are focused on the upper mid range. I can see a real problem for us down the road, similar to what your experiencing.

Jun 24, 2016 06:27 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It causes hardship to a number of people.  There are many government programs, charitable organizations and others who help many of these people.

Jun 24, 2016 03:55 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. We are a small island with strict limits on growth so housing is at a premium.

Jun 25, 2016 07:15 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

People are going on about that out here, thing is the vast majority of the people out here DON'T want that housing!  A lot of the areas being discussed for that are higher priced areas (right now the talk is if you build X number of homes, you must include a percentage of them that are "affordable" housing, builders hate that as do future residents).  Those people don't want that type of housing reducing their property values!

Jun 25, 2016 05:01 AM