Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady (Eagle Home Mortgage,  LENNAR HOMES Home Loans)

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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    We dodged both of those hurricanes here in northwest Florida.

    On a similar note, more automobiles were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey than any natural disaster in world history.  Car and Driver magazine had a fascinating article on it; estimates range from 500,000 to 1,000,000 wrecked or totalled cars.

Apr 30, 2018 05:31 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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no, we won't see those results as coastal folks have.... so tragic....our weather conditions are getting more severe every year.... I can't imagine what this summer will be like....

Apr 30, 2018 04:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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I'm not in those states so I'm here to see what is happening in other places.  

Apr 30, 2018 05:50 PM
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Bob Crane
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Wonder where these folks moved to, maybe up north.

 

Apr 30, 2018 05:38 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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We're more fires and earthquakes here.

Apr 30, 2018 05:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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That is so sad, Caroline - I had no idea how many properties were impacted. I can't imagine what the residents of those areas went through. 

Apr 30, 2018 07:24 PM
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Carol Williams
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I'm always sad to hear about these kinds of disasters that change lives forever. 

Apr 30, 2018 06:23 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
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Default watchers predicted this would happen in the southern "Hurricane" states. A blip on the overall radar as defaults continue to plummet. 

Apr 30, 2018 06:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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We just got heavy rain and wind. Other than that it didn't impact us.

Apr 30, 2018 06:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Many who counted on flood insurance proceeds have been stonewalled.

Apr 30, 2018 06:08 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
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That's really saddening to say the least, Caroline. Hoping home improvement resources and efforts come to rescue these homes from extinction. Is there any hope for them? - Tim

Apr 30, 2018 05:23 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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If people have not they certainly will Caroline Gerardo . Distressed properties were rare in our area until our flood in 2011. About 2 years after the flood they became very common regretfully.

Apr 30, 2018 05:15 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am not in any of those states. 

May 01, 2018 04:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Not in my market... distressed sales are about 1.3% of total sales... and essentially not due to natural disasters. I had no idea your problem was so huge.

May 01, 2018 04:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Not out here in SoCal

Apr 30, 2018 09:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Caroline Gerardo - I am sure they found the shelter somewhere and insurance companies took care of them.

Apr 30, 2018 08:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Just shaking my head ... such a shame ... so much loss for those people. 

Apr 30, 2018 07:12 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I have not heard anything from my friends in Houston.  

May 01, 2018 05:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Have not heard anything yet, but expected they would be coming!

May 01, 2018 05:03 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Not in my area. 

May 01, 2018 04:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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It is clear the Insurance Companies have better attorneys and a strategic plan of  delay and deny until the homeowner gives up is exhausted their savings.  More criminal in this behavior are those insurance companies hired by the national FLood Insurance programs and Florida's state owned insurer CITIZENS.

These building will not be sold as distressed sales but will be deemed uninhabitable and will become builders infill targets.

One poor family has been living is a house without wall board since the storm.  $68,000 estimated damage, $75,000 in legal bills so far.

May 01, 2018 04:16 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Interesting

Apr 30, 2018 08:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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No.

Apr 30, 2018 05:35 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
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Wow. Not in my area.

May 07, 2018 12:55 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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That is not good and never hear much about it.

 

May 06, 2018 12:25 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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That makes sense, but very sad to hear.

May 03, 2018 08:22 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL
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East central Florida had high wind and rain but otherwise we were not impacted like the Gulf Coast was. In Florida, if over 50% of the propery is destroyed, it is deemed a total loss so there may not be much to foreclose on if the damage is that extensive.

After flooding such as Harvey did, there are always warnings to be careful when buying used cars since cars that were flooded but not damaged are often put on the market.

Anyone considering a used car need to order a CarFax report and get the vehicle history. It's cheap insurance and can help prevent an expensive mistake.

 

May 01, 2018 01:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not here in AZ

May 01, 2018 06:25 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I have not but will be buying in Florida in the next couple of years or earlier if a deal come sup

May 01, 2018 05:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I have not seen a large increase.

May 01, 2018 05:27 AM