John Wiley,  Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty)

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, on one framing crew 7 legal immigrants have gone to Canada. This could wreck the building business and anyone who thinks Americans will work this hard for those wages are delusional.

Mar 02, 2017 06:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Not on my business, but immigration is a huge issue in the church, and many church organizations are gearing up for a big fight over this.

Mar 02, 2017 07:36 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Not yet, but now i am afraid i wont be getting new siding on my house this spring. None of the so called "americans" want to do the work, i tried to hire american but they dont want the job. The construction industry will be coming to a standstill which will eventually affect my market. Sad!

Mar 02, 2017 07:13 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Not yet, but it could in the future, we have thousands that cross the border daily to work here legally...even Realtors.

Mar 02, 2017 06:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No I have not. 

Mar 02, 2017 06:09 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I imagine so but the required $500,000 can not buy anyone not even a condo.

The median homes in our area is over $1,000,000 for single family homes. 

Cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New York got a problem. More immigrants than native born Americans.  So many illegals no longer stand in front of Home Depot they hide inside churches. All churches are full.

Mar 02, 2017 05:44 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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No

Mar 03, 2017 07:15 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Mar 03, 2017 04:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Just people leaving sanctuary cities due to the increased crime and decreased enforcement.

Mar 02, 2017 10:09 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Illegal Immmigration is completely different than legal immigration. 

    Many members of my wife's family have immigrated to America from India.  All of them went through Legal channels.  

  There are Legal Migrants working in Florida in the groves, on the farms, and in the construction industry.  My brother, a building contractor in Jacksonville, employs a number of them. 

   For those who want to come to America legally, I welcome them.  For those who come illegally, arrest them and deport them. 

   

Mar 02, 2017 10:08 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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I have many immigrant friends and most aren't too worried about it, they're more worried about how specific their Visas are.  Some are left with very few options should they want to change jobs or a career.   I did have one friend ask if I thought it was safe for him to buy in the US and I told him absolutely.

Mar 02, 2017 08:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not affecting the business. However, I read a heart-warming story about a family of 11 from Syria who are trying to make a go of things after waiting 3.5 years to come legally into America. None of them have work or can find any is what I found disturbing...America needs jobs!

Mar 02, 2017 06:35 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some of the immigration issues we are facing in our market are not from south of the border.  

Mar 02, 2017 06:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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None, whatsoever!

Mar 02, 2017 06:07 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Our great nation is a land of immigrants.  We welcome numerous immigrants from across the globe each year.  My market area is one of the top couple of destinations for immigrants in the nation.

Mar 02, 2017 06:01 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

I have seen some long term permanent residents leave the market and are now afraid to travel back home, because they may not get back here.  

Mar 02, 2017 05:46 AM
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John Duke
Staging By John - Burlington, NC
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This would not be something that happens directly to my profession

Mar 04, 2018 08:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

None so far! Not anticipating any!

Mar 06, 2017 08:36 AM
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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

Have not seen any impact on my business.

Mar 04, 2017 07:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, many undocumented  immigrants are staying away from public places that include local businesses.

Mar 03, 2017 05:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Not yet. 

Mar 02, 2017 08:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John Wiley - I know the total immigration population buying a home is much less!

Mar 02, 2017 07:14 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's not that Americans refuse to do the work. It's that employers would rather hire an illegal and pay them under the table and YOU would rather pay less for the job. I have never hired an illegal in my life and somehow managed to have homes built, roofs replaced, driveways paved, lawns mowed, and my house cleaned. The fact is, people want illegal immigrants so they can have their house cleaned for $8 an hour instead of $20 an hour. In other words, employers and consumers are the problem, not illegal immigrants.

I would like to see work permits for illegals that would allow us to bring in cheaper labor but legally. They could work in the country for a limited amount of time, maybe 12 months with a minimum 6-month break. Employers would be limited to hiring a certain percentage of immigrant workers. Income must be reported and immigrants must pay taxes. Any employer caught cheating would be banned from using immigrant employees for XX months. The second offense would be one year. Third offense and they lose their license.

That would be a start.

Mar 02, 2017 06:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am involved in home building and several of the subcontractors are concerned they or a family member may be deported. That tells me they are here illegally and need to get legal. They do good work but charge big prices too. 

Mar 02, 2017 06:19 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Not in my little bubble.

Mar 02, 2017 05:37 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

None at all!

Mar 02, 2017 05:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Mar 02, 2017 02:30 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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No in my area.

Mar 02, 2017 12:56 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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not at this time

Mar 02, 2017 12:00 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not yet but the wall is not finish yet.

 

Mar 02, 2017 11:41 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I worry about it because of fair housing. With the sentiment of the country worrying about imigrants it is just a matter of time before we here about a immigrant family being treated differently in a sales transaction which could potentially be a fair housing violation.

 

Mar 02, 2017 09:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NONE

Mar 02, 2017 09:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No  .... I have not. 

Mar 02, 2017 09:12 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

not in my area that I can tell

Mar 02, 2017 08:56 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No

Mar 02, 2017 07:25 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I haven't notice any changes in the business.

Mar 02, 2017 07:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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No not at this time.

Mar 02, 2017 07:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no, none  in our little town.... 

Mar 02, 2017 06:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

No, we have not.

Mar 02, 2017 06:39 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Nope. And I'm in Arizona. But I am too far north to be directly impacted. In 2005 we purchased a beautiful property about 20 miles north of the border, and we took a loss in 2012 because there was so much nonsense going on in the southeastern part of the state. Where a gorgeous ranch subdivision was imagined, the reality was trash, crime and a lot of fear.

Mar 02, 2017 06:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I am not... the immigration issues are not those that truly impact real estate right now. A bit hard for illegal immigrants to provide the necessary paperwork and documentation to buy or sell a home.

Mar 02, 2017 06:21 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Not in my area.

Mar 02, 2017 05:46 AM