Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They head for the north in the summer and the south in winter! Welcome to Chicago!

Oct 28, 2018 07:10 AM
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1,659,317
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Believe it or not our weather does draw outdoors/sportsman here Fred Griffin . Of course it also drives many people away as well.

Oct 28, 2018 10:16 AM
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3,427,435
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are many reason people are attracted to California, Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena.  The climate is just one of those reasons. 

 

Oct 28, 2018 09:40 AM
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3,445,357
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We have 4 seasons and the greenest, most beautiful city on the planet, Fred! I hear that all of the time from those relocating from other areas. AND, we're 2.5 hours from the mountains AND the beaches!

The funniest thing I had happen was one windy but, beautiful fall day a few years ago, I had Los Angeles relocation clients in my car. The leaves were falling all around us as we drove.

The buyer (wife) asked, "Do you mind stopping the car? I've never seen this in my life - I just want to jump out and take this all in!" She stood outside the car with her arms extended, looking up at the sky as if to catch raindrops. When she got back in the car, she said, "I'm so used to concrete - these trees are magnificent - it's literally raining leaves!!" 

Oct 28, 2018 08:42 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sure... great four season weather with short and salubrious winters. This was a major reason why we selected Charlotte as a place to live... I wanted four seasons but no long or very cold winters.

Oct 28, 2018 10:28 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin  warmer weather attract buyers to Southern California.

Oct 28, 2018 09:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, beaches, warm temps and great weather most of the year

Oct 28, 2018 08:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

We are known for having good weather yet I am not sure that is what attracts people to San Jose, CA.  We certainly pay the price for it if the weather is a driving force.  

Oct 28, 2018 08:26 AM
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705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Arizona is a destination in more than one way. In Phoenix Scottsdale, it is estimated that close to 850,000 people converges yearly to the area for the winter.... In other aspects, it is also a destination for corporate America - for example State Farm moved their headquarter from Bloomington IL to Tempe, AZ, roughly 3,000 people. It's also a retirement destination.

Reasons would be quality of life, weather, low traffic congestion, low property taxes, affordability, lifestyle, and great medical care.

Oct 28, 2018 07:53 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

We have 4 seasons but they are all generally mild. Winter gets enough snow on the ground in the valley to enjoy it but then it melts. If you still want snow or skiing it is a short drive without the obligation of shoveling your own driveway. Summers get hot but not unbearable and spring and fall are beautiful. Also no big natural disasters to be too concerned about.-Kasey

Oct 28, 2018 07:53 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We are about 32 miles northeast of Boston along the I95 corridor. People come here for the schools and proximity to Routes 95/495 and it's closer to the NH/ME/VT vacation playgrounds

Oct 28, 2018 04:45 PM
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1,258,273
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yesterday I was driving to our new listing to put Supra and Sign and my Mom asked my son, why people like Florida. 

My son gave good answers. 

Sun. 

Ocean. 

Parks. 

Oct 28, 2018 11:52 AM
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1,264,067
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Every January when the Rose Parade is shown and it's sunny and people are in shorts 'cuz it's in the 70s and 80s out, we get an influx from the frozen over states.

Oct 28, 2018 09:25 AM
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3,243,259
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We have people move to Denver for the 300 days of sunshine.

Oct 28, 2018 09:06 AM
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3,128,475
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

They come here for jobs and affordable housing

Oct 28, 2018 08:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Our town is a good choice because of the T to Boston... and far enough away from the city to not be exposed to the crime and gangs that exist there.... our seasons are all extremes... winter is tough...summer is hot... spring is pollen filled.... fall is a pain in the ass with leaf clean up....  and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Oct 28, 2018 07:10 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Valeria did answer for both of us.

Oct 28, 2018 12:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great things here to attract people, weather has not been a factor though.

Oct 28, 2018 11:29 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Yes, it is one of the many reasons we live here.  A

Oct 28, 2018 08:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Skiing, snowmobiling, fall colors of the leaves, only have to mow grass for four months, the same for water sports and that is if it is a good summer and of course TAXES!

Oct 28, 2018 07:26 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

All areas have their special appeal. I certainly enjoy warm, sunny weather down south just as much as I like cooler, less humid weather and the beautiful fall colors up north.  

     Fall

Oct 28, 2018 05:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We have season but not harsh but no warm or cold all the time and no oceans, mountains, or deserts. It's a neutral.

Oct 28, 2018 03:48 PM
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172,220
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

It does.

Oct 28, 2018 01:55 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Absolutely yes.  We have seasons here and an occassional dusting of snow.  In my life in this area we've had 8 inches once and 24 once. But our winters are generally mild.  We also have the lake (waterfront properties) without the fear of hurricanes for the most part.  So overall we have great weather and it is a draw for retirees for sure.

Oct 28, 2018 01:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

High paying jobs are a bigger attraction than our moderate weather conditions.

Oct 28, 2018 01:26 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

For people who like four seasons, great employment opportunities and no shortage of cultural events, Virginia is the place to be. 

Oct 28, 2018 12:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yep, in SoCal we have something like 300 sunny days per year? 

Oct 28, 2018 12:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Boy, I could submit plenty of articles on why people are driving out of IL & it's not because of sunshine! 

Oct 28, 2018 11:14 AM
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941,240
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

Sunshine & Beaches is one of our 7 Major Industries here in San Diego, CA 

Tourism leads to transplants.

Oct 28, 2018 11:05 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

The weather definitely attracts buyers to the Daytona Beach area.

Oct 28, 2018 06:10 PM
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353,754
Blatt + Cutino
Keller Williams Coastal Estates - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

The central coast, CA. has many people heading its way! Our average temperature all year is 62 degrees.

Nov 27, 2018 05:37 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

People come to Denver for the weather too, believe it or not.  Monday we were nearly 80, Tuesday snow, today back into the 60's.   We can see 70 in December on occasion, just never know.  But, allows for outdoor activities often.  OH, and very low humidity.

Nov 01, 2018 02:51 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We have glorious foliage in the fall (now!), apple picking, hay rides and so on. Skiing in winter, lake vacations and parks, hiking, biking, golf and tennis in summer. Connecticut/Hudson Valley is a great place with a reasonably moderate climate, not too many extreme weather calamities.

Oct 31, 2018 06:23 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

They come to minnesota for the fresh air and frienly people

Oct 30, 2018 05:45 PM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

We have a Mediterranean climate in the SF Bay Area, which is highly desirable all year long.  

Oct 30, 2018 08:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No FOOD does !!!

Oct 29, 2018 03:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 29, 2018 02:11 PM
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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

Yes, they come for the warmth.  And on occasion, leave after a hurricane.

Oct 29, 2018 06:40 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

All the reasons you mentioned and more.

Oct 29, 2018 06:04 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NH has the true 4 seasons. Although most people not from here move here for great jobs and no income or sales tax. Many buy homes on our beaches, or our lakes or our mountains. 

Oct 29, 2018 05:34 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

It draws people who like the 4 Seasons.

Oct 29, 2018 04:22 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

We enjoy the magnificence of all four seasons.  We have three local ski slopes, an abundance of hiking and biking trails, Hershey Park and the most mouth locally grown produce and watering peaches and crisp apples... Are you ready to relocate to PA?

Oct 29, 2018 04:09 AM