S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist (United Realty Group, Inc.)

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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I am a Florida native; I live in Florida. 

     Hurricanes come now and then.  We deal with it.

Oct 04, 2016 01:27 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hurricanes, you have plenty of warning.

Oct 04, 2016 01:16 PM
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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

I'm there, CALI baby! Like Jeff Dowler I've lived through 3 major fires and 2 major earthquakes. None happen regularly so I'll take them over the regular flooding, snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes. But then again, I do live in America's Finest City...OH!

Oct 04, 2016 01:32 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I suppose flooding.  We have many canyons in our area, resulting inheavy run-off and flooding during heavy rains.  I've always made sure I live in an area (and elevated) that is not prone to those run-offs.  You have NO control over earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes.  

Oct 04, 2016 01:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I live in an area that has tornados and is near a fault and have felt an earthquake rumble or two. Every area has its shortcomings.

Oct 04, 2016 12:22 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The invasive snowbirds; we love 'em!

Oct 05, 2016 12:53 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I wouldn't mind any of thoser, except Tornados and probably floods!

I've lived where there are earthquakes, floods and hurricanes

Hurricanes proably the easiest to deal with since you have plenty of notice

Oct 05, 2016 12:46 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

Living in Florida, hurricanes are a real possibility - watching "Matthew" as we speak although it is not projected to reach my area.  At least with hurricanes we have plenty of warning and can prepare and get out of the way if needed. I don't think that can be said of earthquakes or tornadoes. 

Oct 04, 2016 11:59 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL In my area we see a lot of storms lately and an occasional hurricane like the one that will be coming up the Coast shortly.

Oct 04, 2016 11:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You just described every state in the US. I personally live in tornado-ville & it doesn't bother me at all.

Oct 04, 2016 10:02 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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None... that's one reason we selected Charlotte.... little to no probability of all those natural disasters.

Oct 04, 2016 09:47 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I choose none of the above!

We've had all of these in my area of New York (believe it or not). If I had to pick one, I'd probably go with the hurricanes. 

Oct 04, 2016 08:41 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL - difficult question. Planning not to move at this age - and if I do, it will be San Diego, CA.

Oct 04, 2016 04:35 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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hurrican, that comes with a warning.  earthquakes, flash floods and tornadoes.... not so much

Oct 04, 2016 03:04 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I come from Southern California so would probably stick with what I am familiar with.  Earthquakes.  Mark

Oct 04, 2016 01:44 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I'd stay away from tornadoes and hurricanes that come on a regular basis. Earthquakes and floods are more unpredictable, so maybe easier to live here in California where that might happen.

Oct 04, 2016 12:56 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Well I'm here in SoCal with earthquakes and fires and I prefer that to hurricanes and tornadoes. But aren't there issues anywhere you could live?

Oct 04, 2016 12:49 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I live where volcanoes can errupt. I am happy to be here. 

Oct 04, 2016 12:43 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Whatever, I an in real estate in Oklahoma City with tornadoes and earthquakes, and I have a second home in Jupiter Florida which has dodged two hurricanes this year. Like is unpredictable and I accept that.

Oct 18, 2016 11:27 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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What about volcanoes? If that supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park blows, the entire northern hemisphere will be wiped out.

Oct 12, 2016 02:17 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I wouldn't live near the banks of rivers that flood, near the beach that get impacted by hurricane or tidal waves.  I live in California and we live in fear of earthquake and fires.  The best locations have the most natural disasters.  I'll stay put for now but we haven't had the big one in over 20 years and our are gets them every 20 years or so.

Oct 07, 2016 06:04 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have tornadoes in the spring on occasion, but could not imagine a hurricane.

Oct 06, 2016 04:18 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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There is always something.  Life is full of risks and if you worry about them all the time, it's hard to be really alive.

Oct 05, 2016 01:22 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hurricanes! And we evacuated this evening to a nice hotel on the mainland since we live on a barrier island (Cocoa Beach) and Matthew is expected to come too close to our coast for comfort. We started preparing to leave Monday night and are relaxing while waiting for the 11pm update on the Weather Channel.

Word is Jim Cantore will be in Melbourne, about 20 miles south of Cocoa Beach...never a good sign.

 

Oct 05, 2016 12:51 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we do get hurricanes on occasion...so that would be my choice.... 

Oct 05, 2016 07:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm a Californian baby!  We have four seasons here: Fire, Flood/landslides, Earthquake and Riots.  I've lived through (and worked) many of these.

 

Like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor said, these are rare and I'd much rather deal with the low notice earthquake than the annual train of hurricanes!

Oct 05, 2016 06:43 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I already did, and it is California. Other than earthquakes we also have frequent fires, drought, and terrible traffic/pollution in L.A. hood. 

Oct 05, 2016 06:36 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Blizzards

Oct 05, 2016 06:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have been involve with 2 major floods.  Flash fooding can be bad

 

Oct 05, 2016 06:05 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

Currently there is a 100% probability that I will be in a hurricane in 24 hours.

Oct 05, 2016 03:37 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Hurricanes.  You have plenty of warning.

Oct 05, 2016 03:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Earthquakes ... I've been accepting that probability my entire life in CA.

Oct 05, 2016 02:09 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Not a fan of tornadoes or floods - the rest I've dealt with

Oct 05, 2016 01:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I like it where I am - in CT; none of the above. Our condo in Florida is now on hurricane watch, but I do love Miami.

Oct 05, 2016 12:57 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You are basically asking, 'If you gotta go, how do you want to go out of this life?"

Since leaping from a tall building wearing a 'Sail Suit' is not on the list, the most 'sensational' I see on the list is a quake.  But I so dislike California I will opt for 'going out' in a confrontation with a big ole Florida gator. Maybe one sent airborne by a Cat 5. However,  with a Cat 5, no one will be around to witness the 'outing.'

Oct 05, 2016 12:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I am a California native.  

I have lived in another part of the country.

I returned to California.  

Oct 05, 2016 12:14 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The earthquake tends to have the first & final say. Everything else is handled

Oct 05, 2016 12:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The hurricanes of Florida. You have warning to evacuate!

Oct 05, 2016 12:04 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I think I'll stay in Albuquerque.

Oct 04, 2016 11:34 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is why i love New England I will take an occasional snow that melts over earthquake, tornadoe and hufficanes. 

Oct 04, 2016 11:24 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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I have lived on top of the San Andreas fault in Palm Desert and lost a foot of water in my pool with the Landers quake. My many years in San Diego exposed me to all the massive fires that California experiences.  Now I live in Naples, Florida and anticipating my first hurricane (Matthews) to arrive tomorrow night to the Miami area. I think I travel to places with disasters to add excitement to my life.

Oct 04, 2016 11:14 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Hurricanes as they are seasonal and like us snow birds we can get out of the area if we want to.

Oct 04, 2016 11:09 PM
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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

Hurricanes

 

Oct 04, 2016 11:09 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

hurricanes

Oct 04, 2016 10:15 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None 

Oct 04, 2016 10:06 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Hurricanes.

Oct 04, 2016 09:13 PM
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Bob Crane
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I think we all learn to adapt to the situations we are in.

Oct 04, 2016 03:51 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Silicon Valley-between 2 fires, one started 2.5 month ago near Big Sur 75% contained; the other is Loma Prieta 640% contained.

Loma Prieta had a jolt 3.2 yesterday. In 1989 it was so noticeable that Cypress Bay Bridge miles away collapsed.

Does the earthquake or fire affect real estate? In PA it is $1500-2000/sf,  Median home price is over 1M. Closer to city it is like $1.4M-1.9M for an old small tract homes.

Have not heard of flooding, or homes falling into ocean as water waves do erode earthbank.

Oct 04, 2016 12:43 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I suppose flooding would be the lesser of the evils for me!

Oct 04, 2016 12:27 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I guess it would depend on what else there was to offer in that area. 

Oct 04, 2016 12:26 PM