Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Evolution -  447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      My hometown of Venice, and Sarasota County Florida, are ruined from over-population.   The traffic on I-75 in that area is like downtown Atlanta, or worse.  

     When I visit my family in Scottsdale Arizona, I remember how it was when I lived there in the 1970's.   It is heart-breaking to see the air pollution, the traffic, and the paved-over Sonoran desert.

     Now, my city of Tallahassee is being over-developed.   The magnificent trees that gave Tallahassee it's charm are being cut down at a staggering rate. 

     But that's life, and that's progress.  You either accept it, or you move somewhere else. 

      I just moved to a remote part of the coast, 30 miles south of Tally.   I hope it stays remote!

May 21, 2017 11:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to this happening in the now and in time times to come. Certain freeways/cities/etc. will not hold decades from now thus we must stay ahead of this curve. Good locations close to everything will become pure gold

May 21, 2017 12:58 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, as the gap between rich and poor gets wider, people insist on building new homes on the edge of town while homes in the center deteriorate and fall down.

May 21, 2017 03:59 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, it is not my job to be the real estate police in any form. I will stand up for injustice just like any caped crusader would.

My area is overpopulated & that's the way it's going to be. People like it that's why it's overpopulated. See, Detroit has the opposite problem.

May 21, 2017 03:18 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the market will adjust on its own ..... when land becomes scarce, prices will soar.... construction will be limited....growth will slow ....

May 21, 2017 02:41 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My town has changed with the last 10,000 to 15,000 people who have moved here - who are mostly Bay Area and Seattle transplants. The traffic has become that of a much larger town, and the attitude (lack of patience) has changed as well.  Many of these recent people have gotten on city council and the key city committees, which has also changed entirely how the city is- they seem to forget that the reason they moved here was the lifestyle which they now want changed.  But there is push back - last election a bit of a move toward how things were in the past. We shall see how the community responds.

May 21, 2017 12:58 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Very true in Florida and San Diego

May 21, 2017 12:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Charlotte is a rapidly growing city and to my way of thinking, that's good. If you don't grow, you die.

May 21, 2017 10:56 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

All the time!  That's why I fight against any loosening of growth restrictions and oppose new construction.

May 21, 2017 06:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Downtown Chicago has over 8,000 apartment units plus a couple of condominium projects slated for delivery through 2018 and the claim is they will be absorbed at 2,500 units per year! Nobody seems to find a fault in the math!

May 21, 2017 02:37 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes! And we want to move at some point. -Kasey

May 21, 2017 12:02 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Ha -  my tiny town has remained at 5200 people my entire lifetime!  What we'd give for some new blood!!!

May 22, 2017 05:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I had the same thoughts as Lyn Sims in that you could be in Detroit or some other city where the opposite is true.   

May 22, 2017 02:30 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There are areas that are already over built and they suffered with over stuffed schools and huge tax increases. I think many towns have learned from this in NH. 

May 21, 2017 05:40 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

One could only wish and dream LOL

May 21, 2017 05:04 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, that keeps me busy...

May 21, 2017 05:03 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Your choice is grow food locally or import everything from Mexico and Brazil.  If the latter is not your preference, higher density is the solution. Higher density leads to sustainable design, localized resources and less personal car ownership. 

Too often we find our place near the beach then get preoccupied with keeping everyone else away. Higher density has greater benefit. Western thinking falsely believe "privacy" equals "more space." Eastern thinking practices that privacy in a internal spirit and mind thing.

Over populated? Yes. We should solve this by eliminating people beginning with  the stupid, then the fat and finally those over 70. (I will be the judge) What say you?


May 21, 2017 01:51 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are in a no-growth zone, and a very powerful coastal commission.  More people equals more ocean pollution.  And our waters are clear.  A

May 21, 2017 11:38 AM
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Yes and yes!  Hoards of people everywhere.  In Midtown-Atlanta, there are at least ten cranes right now dotting the skyline for construction of high rise apartment buildings.  These buildings will likely convert to residential condos in the next 3 to 5 years.  With all the towers, it's getting harder to find the sun when you look up from the streets.  Oh, and need I mention the Atlanta traffic? 


Jun 20, 2017 09:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Denver has grown by leaps and bounds, as the traffic has really been affected.

May 24, 2017 07:49 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Doug Dawes Many areas becoming crowded. I think, it is related to supply and demand of better climate and life style.

May 22, 2017 04:36 PM
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

Which comes first... the chicken or the egg?  Built-outs are generally based on demand, not the reverse.

May 22, 2017 09:08 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That happened a long time ago in my area.  

May 22, 2017 07:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We have so many people moving to the Denver area that the builders can not get them up fast enough.


May 22, 2017 07:24 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No, where I live and work within San Diego is about built out, the only thing they keep adding is office space.

May 22, 2017 06:16 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  People keep moving here and need a place to live.

May 22, 2017 05:56 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not yet

May 22, 2017 05:46 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

more and more people are relocating to Phoenix

May 22, 2017 05:43 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I live in Wyoming so this is not something I'm concerned about!

May 22, 2017 05:39 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

May 22, 2017 05:14 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


May 22, 2017 03:28 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have felt that way for the last 20 years or so! When we moved here 30 years ago, Cocoa Beach was a sleepy, quiet little town that snow birds had just discovered. Now it is a popular tourist destination, world famous for surfing and so built up you would not recognize it from when we came here. Cape Canaveral is now following that path and Port Canaveral is a mega port for shipping and cruise ships. The citizens do speak out with some success but because there are so many entities involved here on the beach, it is an uphill battle.


May 21, 2017 10:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Doug Dawes - not as much, I believe.

May 21, 2017 09:52 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Houston is a sprawl. They seem to be building on every square foot.

May 21, 2017 07:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm grateful for the growth - the only issue many Charlotteans have is that the infrastructure (primarily the roads) is not keeping pace with the rapid growth. Commute times have increased considerably.  

I don't feel that we're over-populated...we just need to do better planning in anticipation of growth rather than playing catch-up, after-the-fact.

May 21, 2017 06:53 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We are a growing city and building has to continue to provide housing for all the people moving here for jobs and retirement.

May 21, 2017 05:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We are growing like crazy..not the sleepy little town it was in the 70's and 90's and one thing is always constant..change!

May 21, 2017 03:34 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not in western P

May 21, 2017 02:10 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

There is dfeinitely a lot of construction in our area!

May 21, 2017 01:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's definitely happened in some areas. Our town has a long-term growth plan that has helped manage development and preserved some open space

May 21, 2017 12:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


May 21, 2017 11:06 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Doug Dawes I felt like that 10 years ago. Buildable land is a commodity here. Our Supervisors have spoken.

May 21, 2017 10:58 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not at all.

May 21, 2017 10:55 AM