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14. Companies such as Redfin are part of the problem IMHO
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 04:22 PM
Apr 14

they are in business to sell houses, whatever kind they can make quick money out of, and give no thought to designing for the local environment. Building companies want quick profits, and don't bother to take the time to see what's practical in a give area: they just plonk the same design down on lots across the country.

Climate is certainly a big consideration when buying a home in FL. lark Apr 14 #1
A trickle of people that can afford to move to safer places will become a torrent of people erronis Apr 14 #2
As the author points out, there are places that can't really be rebuilt, so survivors must move Hekate Apr 14 #22
Please use the original source (ProPublica) when posting these articles erronis Apr 14 #3
I tried but couldn't access. Thanks for original link. cbabe Apr 14 #8
Thank you! mahina Apr 14 #33
Meanwhile Florida is third in the nation in possitive net migration growth. progressoid Apr 14 #4
Yikes! I saw a two-panel map of Florida a few months ago that calimary Apr 14 #30
Global warming refugee here not fooled Apr 14 #5
Yes, the entire SW is in peril with the Colorado River drying up. Before too long there will be no water or electricity. PSPS Apr 14 #6
A few years ago Mme. Defarge Apr 14 #9
That's what we decided, too. Never been happier! calimary Apr 14 #31
There's a decent light rail in the Phoenix area Retrograde Apr 14 #13
I am not sure I would say the light rail is decent. former9thward Apr 14 #18
Folks in the Sulpher Spring Valley east of Sierra Visita would like a word re not affecting people Attilatheblond Apr 14 #32
AZ is going to see net migration out Warpy Apr 14 #17
That is not true. former9thward Apr 14 #20
The Wildcat Subdivision loophole not fooled Apr 14 #26
Did you have water issues? former9thward Apr 14 #28
Per local well drillers and engineers not fooled Apr 14 #38
Developers are not being honest re 100 years of water. Attilatheblond Apr 14 #34
Oh, yeah, that goes on not fooled Apr 14 #40
Agriculture responded to less Colorado River water by punping out ground water Warpy Apr 14 #41
"...a long time before global warming..." ret5hd Apr 14 #25
Yeah, that about sums him up not fooled Apr 14 #27
I did notice, though, that two years ago we had 100+ degree temperatures for three days. calimary Apr 14 #43
Maybe they shouldn't have moved in the first place. LisaM Apr 14 #7
It takes less power to AC those areas to a comfortable level than you think. former9thward Apr 14 #23
I went ahead and looked up which states have the most power usage. LisaM Apr 14 #35
Wasn't your post about AC? former9thward Apr 14 #37
That was just an example of why people shouldn't necessarily all go to the South. LisaM Apr 14 #42
IN the North West we're already seeing the effects of this. One effect has been radical reduction in affordable housing. Ford_Prefect Apr 14 #10
Oh, yeah not fooled Apr 14 #11
Polls are one thing, reality is another. former9thward Apr 14 #12
And the South and Southwest are seeing insurance rates skyrocket NickB79 Apr 14 #15
Insurance rates are rising everywhere. former9thward Apr 14 #16
The scale of property value to be lost is in the trillions NickB79 Apr 14 #39
Yep. Denial is a real thing. Brenda Apr 14 #21
Companies such as Redfin are part of the problem IMHO Retrograde Apr 14 #14
Glad you mentioned Redfin - all of these companies really want to have housing churn. erronis Apr 14 #24
Been talking about that for years here, often to dismissals. Brenda Apr 14 #19
Texas and Florida are both growing in population like wildfire. Chainfire Apr 14 #29
A town talked about in the article, Slidell, LA, just four days ago hit by Backseat Driver Apr 14 #36
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