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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Mike manages a luxury property on the beach and the damage the salt air does to this house is unbelievable...corrosion everywhere.  Maintanence costs are too high.

Personally I would never want to live ON the beach.  


Jan 01, 2018 08:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Appears to have been debunked ... what fake news did I miss Fred Griffin ??

Jan 01, 2018 08:43 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't deal in those properties; however the Gulf Coast of Texas it is very expensive.  I hope you have a great 2018 Fred.

Jan 01, 2018 08:04 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I was looking for some good deals of those panicking and selling off their ocean front homes. Mother nature tends to balance herself without man. You have droughts and then floods, heat and then cold. In the end, it all evens out

Jan 01, 2018 08:03 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Not till Cali gets so stoned and gorges itself on so many Doritos it falls into the ocean from the additional weight . . . meanwhile, ManBearPig's ride is here -- the USS Algore.

Jan 01, 2018 07:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The checks and balances of man's desire and insurance concerns will be overcome and those that can afford it will buy it!

Jan 01, 2018 08:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not from me, personally.... as far as I'm concerned too much risk living that close to the water.... as for others, we'll see. 

Jan 01, 2018 08:46 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not in my wheelhouse.

Jan 01, 2018 07:49 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There was a news story I read just today about a guys 1.3M condo wouldn't sell because the lower half of the building's structure got messed up by the last hurricane. His portion of the special assessment was 50 or 60K to strengthen the foundation & other things. He said his place was on the market now for 18 months.

Jan 01, 2018 12:31 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

What Kathleen Daniels said.

Jan 01, 2018 09:05 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Coastal property is out of our price range but I have sold a few along Lake Erie. Personally, we are happy to live a mile from Lake Erie, just a short walk when it's not snowing in Erie, PA.


Jan 01, 2018 09:04 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Waterfront has been the number one search term for buyers around the world. And oceanfront is very valuable.  I suspect it will continue to rise in price. 

Jan 01, 2018 09:04 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If 97% of the scientist are idiots maybe but I don't think so.

Jan 01, 2018 08:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's not just an issue of rising water, but salt air, wind, moisture and erosion issues, plus higher insurance costs.

Jan 01, 2018 08:22 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Waterfront and water views are always in demand. A

Jan 01, 2018 08:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - personal choice. And off-late, I see it dwindling!

Jan 01, 2018 06:54 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ours is always expensive.  Global warming was a lie even before Al Gore brought it up.  The majority of his predictions never happened and scientists came out and said they were paid to make the numbers look bad to support his theory.  No wonder he ran under the democrat flag!

Jan 01, 2018 05:15 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Low tonight in Houston is 27.  Three weeks ago, we had snow.  Oh yea and in August we had 51 inches of rain.  We've got waterfront property that wasn't waterfront at this time last year, so not sure anyone will be purchasing beach front just because they think global warming is debunked. 

Jan 01, 2018 04:54 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

"Debunked?" Did any one tell Obama and the Left yet? They seem to think the "end is near"!

Jan 01, 2018 03:01 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Didn't global warming end the ice age?

Jan 01, 2018 01:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good luck with that one my friend.

I am a scientist, I know that it is real.

Jan 01, 2018 12:55 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I didn't know it was officially debunked. I'm not moving to the beach, I'm a mountain girl through and through. -Kasey

Jan 01, 2018 12:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

There will always be a demand for ocean front property..where there is a limited supply there will be those who "must have it!"

Jan 01, 2018 12:19 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is more likely that prospective home buyers will be worried about the potential for flooding.

Jan 01, 2018 10:11 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Why Phoenix Scottsdale is so popular. We may become oceanfront if ever California floats away or gets swallowed by a sink hole.

Jan 01, 2018 09:56 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I see no reason that people who can afford it will not continue to seek the lifestyle.

Jan 01, 2018 09:51 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there will always be demand for what is minimally supplied....they don't make oceanfront land anymore.... but the hurricanes will always be an issue to most....

Jan 01, 2018 09:37 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I never believed that stuff, to begin with. Happy New Year and much prosperity in 2018, Fred.

Jan 01, 2018 09:03 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Former President Obama and his family are buying oceanfront property at Martha's Vineyard.  Former Vice President Al Gore purchased a beach house in Montecito, California in the year 2010. 

     Surely these men, who are "in the know", wouldn't invest their money in something that is about to literally go under water.

Jan 01, 2018 08:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

By the sounds of what the salt air did to your property, maybe not everyone knows this.

Jan 04, 2018 08:38 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

One thing about climate is it will change, and then again change again.

Jan 02, 2018 11:59 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't think buyers even consider that as much as the Flood Insurance rates

Jan 02, 2018 07:51 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

"Debunked"?!!! Says who? Have you read the Miami "Six Feet Under" article?

Jan 02, 2018 07:16 AM
Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

As someone who has been lending money on "coastal properties" for almost 50 years, I have not ever seen a decline in buyers. Remember, there is only so much Bay front and Oceanfront properties out there. I work in an area that includes Long Beach Island,NJ. (LBI) has always been a great real estate investment.

Jan 02, 2018 06:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I don't know if it ever did hurt the demand. Flood insurance does put a damper on it though.

Happy New Year!!

Jan 02, 2018 06:45 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, there will be increased demand.

However, property classified as inhabitable waterfront will be 17 feet above current levels. In some locations, that could be a mile from the current beach. Of course  expendable CASH negates all the imposed controls. This 1% of the population will put up gates AND remove public parking to keep the rest of us out of their back yard. 

Jan 02, 2018 06:41 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

still not doing it for me with the hurricanes

Jan 02, 2018 05:58 AM
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 believe the theory has been debunked.

Jan 02, 2018 05:44 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

CON -  Future Flood Insurance Increases ????

Jan 02, 2018 05:19 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Tammy Lankford, nailed this one!

Jan 02, 2018 03:26 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not know about other locations, but Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, etc. Los Angeles beach locations keep gaining in value. I know the same: San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and probably most CA cities near the ocean.

Jan 01, 2018 11:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I saw a special recently with scientists from around the world, all saying that the 'hype' was 100% politically motivated years ago and that there is absolutely nothing to substantiate these claims. There are some books out there as well, supposedly claiming the same thing - but, with proof. I haven't had a chance to read them yet though.

All I know is that if the man who won the Nobel for his work in global warming AND his wife are still driving SUVs, even they can't possibly believe in what he has managed to convince one entire political party in the US and many abroad as well!

In response to your question - 1/2 of the population still believes in this - debunked or not. So, I guess there's a 50/50 chance of your beach front properties being in high demand!

Jan 01, 2018 08:44 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well not here in Minnesota

Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Continuing increased demand. Why? It is coveted property in any weather 

Jan 01, 2018 03:23 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Was at 17 Mile Drive (CA). The properties ~1/2 +mile away in Peeble Beach away from Pacific Ocean was not that expensive. One can get a home in the woods a lot cheaper than same size Silicon Valley.  The ones even with some view or off 17 Mile Drive someone wants 3-5X more....

Does $18M Beach front property sound low to anyone?

Jan 01, 2018 10:47 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Nothing like a cold front to counter a scientific global warming trend, and no place better than the Active Rain Q&A section to inject non real estate topics. 

Jan 01, 2018 09:31 AM