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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Fred-hope the worst is over for y'all up there. I live in a coastal community and NO hurricane is going to blow me anywhere else.

Sep 01, 2016 09:39 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It wasn't much here - I think we'll stay the same

Sep 01, 2016 11:17 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Fred Griffin I love livng in Florida.  It's beautiful and easy living.  We don't get that many hurricanes.  Seems to me you get something wherever you live - tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, etc.  At least with a hurricane you have time to leave, if you want. 

Sep 01, 2016 08:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are happy in California. We hope the hurricane will go easy on all of you.  Florida is one of the most beautiful states around, and is loved by many who are willing to put up with the hurricanes, as we are with earthquakes, fires, etc...A

Sep 01, 2016 02:32 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would not have a problem living there.  You always have plenty of notice if a hurrican is going to hit.

Sep 01, 2016 10:56 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

1 hurricane every 10 years versus yearly Northeaster blizzards (winters hurricanes). I wuld pass on both, but some day i can see my self in a coast FLA community

Sep 01, 2016 10:38 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

If I were ever to move to Florida, the coast is the ONLY place I would consider....

Sep 02, 2016 01:31 AM
Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Florida Realty Investments - Sarasota, FL
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Can't be any worse than what our neighbors in Loisianna endured . Worse part is insurance companies hold up closings during these stroms.

Sep 02, 2016 12:02 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nah, all areas have their weather issues - we have hurricanes, the west have earthquakes, the midwest has tornados and the north has hurricanes and blizzards

You can't escape the weather anywhere on earth

Sep 01, 2016 11:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hope you're ok, Fred. (Just sent you a note via email.) To answer your question: no, no, no to moving to any coastal area. One reason we chose Charlotte was to avoid hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides, forest fires, etc. Clearly no place is 100% safe but the odds are better here.

And over the years, I've worked with quite a few seniors who moved up here from Florida because they couldn't afford rising insurance rates on a fixed income. Those are the ones we call half-backs. (They moved to Florida from the northeast or midwest and have now moved half-way back.)

Sep 01, 2016 09:13 PM
Toronto, ON

Insurance rates may rise if there are significant losses that the insurance industry needs to recover.  Property values may be affected in some situations.

Sep 01, 2016 05:04 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I would not consider it.  Too expensive!

Sep 01, 2016 01:28 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Fred,

I hope you and everyone else came through safely with no damage.

I agree with Ken Jones remarks.

After living on a barrier island (Cocoa Beach) for almost 30 years and the storms of '04 and '05, I don't see any reason to leave the beach and doubt the storms will stop people from moving here. I would much rather deal with a hurricane occasionally than the wild fires in Cali, earthquakes, blizzards, etc.

I doubt the storms will impact values, at least in my area. My guess is that insurance rates will vary from carrier to carrier and in proportion to the damage. Hopefully the rest of the season will be quiet.


Sep 02, 2016 01:56 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Be safe Fred Griffin and write an 'after storm' post this weekend.

Personally, we love to vacation along the coast, any coast east, west, gulf, lake, but prefer our retirement home in the woods one mile from Lake Erie.

Stay safe.

Sep 01, 2016 11:21 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Not a fan of any of your weather - stay safe down there!

Sep 01, 2016 10:50 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Sep 01, 2016 10:50 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think that this has been one of the more worse storm you've had in years there. I would think about moving to Lousiana though.

Sep 01, 2016 09:43 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Oh boy boy!


Sep 01, 2016 08:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many retirees are having second thoughts about coastal areas.

Sep 01, 2016 07:59 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin one of the reasons I am still not in Florida...

Sep 01, 2016 04:19 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No way...Too hot besides the storms

Sep 01, 2016 01:50 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Living near the water is a risky proposition, whether it's a beautiful waterfront or a coastal property.  But it's a risk that a lot of people seem willing to take.  

Sep 02, 2016 10:50 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Flood insurance may go up. 

Sep 02, 2016 03:34 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Naples had some showers and a little wind, but all is clear now. I love the tropics and would rather have the warning that accompanies a hurricane, than an earthquake without any notice.

Sep 02, 2016 01:47 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It may.  I can see people scrambling for other places when they see the insurance bill.

Sep 02, 2016 12:43 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We bought an oceanfront property on the Outer Banks of NC a number of years ago, in a high erosion zone, in an area known for hurricanes.  LOL  We wouldn't let the weather stop us, no! 

Sep 02, 2016 12:43 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I hope there isn't very much damage from this one. It looks like we will get some of it here on the East Coast.

Sep 02, 2016 12:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Hope all is well with you. Lived in Florida for 26 years. Insurance rates and flood insurance are big issues!

Sep 01, 2016 11:07 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 01, 2016 09:22 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I did consider moving there, it would be with the knowledge that hurricanes happen... just like with earthquakes in Cali.  I don't think it'll have too dire of an impact.

Sep 04, 2016 04:01 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I had a choice when I moved here to move to FL or CA. So, I ended up here... Every location has some ''fun''. I hope, everyone is safe through this hurricane. 

Sep 02, 2016 06:33 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Would love to live in your area, Fred...and here during hurricane season!  I do hope all is well with you now.  Stay safe!

Sep 02, 2016 02:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It has affected rates in the past and will again. The insurance companies are always looking for ways to cover their losses.

Sep 02, 2016 11:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think people will still move to your great state.  I think insurance has to go up

Sep 02, 2016 09:19 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It wont affect my decision to not move to Florida, the humidity already convinced me to stay further north.

Sep 02, 2016 06:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It really depends on how hard you get hit I guess and it will be impossible to have any repairs done for some time

Sep 02, 2016 04:39 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Fred - So is our insurance, and we don't have hurricanes - everyone pays. I'd never buy a house in a flood plain or vulnerable to storm surges or coastal erosion, and I'm pretty happy where I am.

Sep 02, 2016 02:56 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would move to North Carolina

Sep 01, 2016 11:49 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Between the weather and potential sinkholes that appear out of nowhere  NO

Sep 01, 2016 11:29 PM