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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Do you mean rural? Yeah. It's totally happening here. People want socially distanced homes.
LOL seriously the more densely populated and heavily regulated areas, a lot of people are really tired of it.

May 19, 2020 05:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If anyone is interested in a wonderful home in rural or "urban" Montana areas, I'm available!  I don't think anyone will be moving FROM here. 

May 19, 2020 05:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

They still migrate with the birds - don't they? 🦜🦅

Personally, I look forward to leaving the land of oz. 

May 19, 2020 07:05 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I'd say more to urban areas.

May 19, 2020 09:02 AM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

bedroom city?  I think they will move rural, but I also think they won't like it and will return.

May 19, 2020 07:11 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The migration will be equivalent to those citizens who moved to Canada after the last election. There were a lot of BLOW HARDS!

These decision will be made based on economies and the choices those economics make available.

In the cities there are the "downtown' folks who have the wealth and love the glamor. They will stay put. The urban dwellers the poor and working poor don't have the option. They will stay put.  The bedroom communities will be considering how to raise the height of the fence.

Then everything remains the same.

May 19, 2020 06:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Second homes as a plan B now makes perfect sense not only as an investment or capri but a place to escape to and survive. Survive what, when, who, where and why who knows?

May 19, 2020 06:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In the near term apparently. In the long term, time will tell!

May 19, 2020 06:17 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

That is what they predict. I say that once the people decide they like the city life, it's tough for them to give it up. Most only do it for their kids sake. 

May 19, 2020 06:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, people are leaving other states to live here in southern Utah!

May 19, 2020 05:42 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It seems more people want to move to single family houses - too many restrictions in the condomniums. 

May 19, 2020 11:24 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  A property in Madison County has been on the market for 3 years.  I talked with that Broker the other day, she had 3 full-price offers on it last week.  She says people are coming from southeast and southwest Florida, they are looking for rural.  Another Broker in Suwannee County told me the same thing.

   Will those Buyers actually move there?  Will they stay in those rural areas if things ever go back to normal?  Or will they put those properties back on the market?  It remains to be seen.

May 19, 2020 09:27 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

We have been seeing migration for many years to rural Mid - Md. They move here, then vote in anti growth politicians and say shut the door to any more growth or NIMBY!

May 19, 2020 08:06 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We are already seeing it in Fairfield County, Connecticut, out of congested New York City.

May 19, 2020 11:16 AM
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

Well, in your scenario that means they're going in a circle, but if you mean rural, not "urban" as you typed...

The paranoid delusional ones yes, and let's allow them to do so...buh bye!

May 19, 2020 10:40 AM
W. Cavin Weber
Dream Key Team - Austin, TX
Making Dreams Come True One Key At A Time!

Yes! We are already seeing it in the Buda, Kyle Texas area. We are getting more limited in available land, although there is a lot of land available, just not for sale.

May 19, 2020 09:36 AM
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 believe with the acceptance of more people working virtually, moving farther away from the city will become a viable option for many.

May 19, 2020 08:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many will also want to avoid some retirement communities. 

May 19, 2020 06:20 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You bet. With telecomuting..bring your remote online job with you possible...why not move to the country? The Covid19 just proved the point to rip cord bail out.

May 20, 2020 03:30 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Peter ~ In the near term, I see buyers/tenants looking for some more personal space and less common amenities (higher density, elevators, common hallways) to avoid having to interact with others.  Now 18-24 months down the road much of this may have faded from memory... time will tell.

May 19, 2020 05:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That's what we're hearing - we'll just have to wait and see, Peter.

May 19, 2020 01:10 PM