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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alexandra- I offered this same comment a few months ago about people from CA leaving the it too late to put a border around Texas?  

Jan 15, 2021 10:23 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, this trend predates Covid although the pandemic has delivered hard facts regarding new businesss managment principles.
The article(s) stop at simplistic responses to questions that are more aligned to finding a place where one's disillusionment can be assuaged.
That is when we all get 'happy feet.'
And as the story continues to be written, is is hard to forecast the final resting place of 'California Crazy' and that NYC train wreck. And for this disease we have no vaccine.

Jan 15, 2021 10:21 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I find it hard to believe they put New York as a destination area!

As long as they leave their political agendas at the border it would be fine but reading blogs and articles, this is not the case and their cheap rides will become the same as what they left!



Jan 15, 2021 10:03 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Boy, that is a total mistake. They are not coming to Chicago. Something like 75,000 people exited this place in the last few years alone.

Jan 15, 2021 01:43 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I was hoping all coming to Denver!


Jan 15, 2021 10:47 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've been reading about this for a while, Alexandra. This article underscored what I've already been reading. Very sad to see... and I suspect we will see this migration out of similar cities in the the months to come. I haven't been in SF for a number of years, but the last time I was there I was appalled by how many homeless there were on the streets, how dirty the streets were in many areas. It looked nothing like the beautiful, elegant city I lived in in the mid-1970's.

Jan 15, 2021 09:49 AM
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Yet the population growth rate is still positive--for 2020 anyway. Many of my clients have left, but quite a few that left a few years ago just came back. Weird dynamics...

Jan 15, 2021 09:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As many flee the places where the officials they voted for systematically ruin the place, they move to areas where things are fine to vote the way they voted in the past and the new place will not last. Have you heard about the definition of insanity?

Jan 16, 2021 05:16 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I spent a lot of time in San Francisco in the 1990's.  It was a spectactular place.  Geographically beautiful.  China Town.  Lombard Street. Fisherman's Wharf.  Haight-Ashbury (yes, it was mostly history by the time I was there, but just to think of the whole 60's hippie movement created at that place).   The Golden Gate Bridge.  I got a photo with "Nash Bridges" Hemi-Cuda parked for a shoot for the TV show (there were two of them, they were clones for the show, the real car was too valuable to put on the street).  And on and on.  I loved that place; I thought of moving there.

   What a historic tragedy that San Francisco is now a third-world, crime infested wasteland.   

   As for moving to Chicago, I find that hard to believe.  The Californians are fleeing to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Florida.


Jan 15, 2021 05:30 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I clicked on the article but then got busy with another offer.  I'm back again! much shifting going on and I have a feeling it's just the start of it all.

Jan 15, 2021 03:21 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Seriously ... what do people need to read that they are not experiencing in the Land of Oz ... California!  The state has become a trash can filled with crazy! 

Jan 16, 2021 09:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great article. Thank you for sharing! I don't doubt for a minute that Austin is #1 destination city - such a fabulous place to live!

Jan 16, 2021 07:52 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Many are landing in the Atlanta area. My daughter spent 2 years living and working in Silicon Valley. She left because of the high cost of living and the traffic.

Jan 16, 2021 06:07 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I will have to come back and read it and see if it coincides with my reasoning:)Endre

Jan 15, 2021 06:08 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

There is lots of talk about people leaving California and it is true. Yet, California could lose several million people and still be the most populous state in the Nation.

Jan 16, 2021 11:23 AM