John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Getting a truck in the bay area at any price continues to be a challenge for so many.  Pesonally, I'd rather pay a little more than to fly to a destination to pick up a truck and then drive it to wherever I'd be moving to. 

I heard some truck places won't accept a truck drop off. 

Sep 23, 2020 02:39 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm not surprised. I read somewhere that San Francisco has twice as many homes listed for sale than they did the same time last year. And I suspect we'll be seeing a migration out of places like Portland, Seattle, NYC, etc.

Sep 23, 2020 02:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When planning a move, it is best to look at what will likely work best for you.  

Sep 23, 2020 08:31 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

what I'm hoping is that enough people are leaving to give them less deligates in the electoral college.

Sep 23, 2020 02:18 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I am not surprised.  Probably similar in NYC with the people fleeing there too.

Sep 23, 2020 10:24 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

What is someone's time worth?

Sep 23, 2020 09:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wonder how the folks in Idaho feel about this migration, perhaps they will get California to build a wall.

Sep 23, 2020 07:48 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Too many trucks leaving and not enough returning. Supply and demand.

Sep 23, 2020 06:31 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I did not know, but I am not surprised to hear that.  I used to live in California.  It's so much cheaper to live in Georgia.

Sep 23, 2020 02:21 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Why do CA people want to ruin they're the ones that voted for those goobers running the State? UNLESS you mean only sensible Republicans are the ones moving...hahahahahaha

Sep 24, 2020 09:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I didn't know that but am not surprised. There are a lot of Californians moving here (to montana). 

Sep 24, 2020 04:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I hear about so many leaving California and yet inventory is tight and prices continue to rise. Those leaving make more sense.

Sep 24, 2020 04:06 AM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Why Boise? Wouldn't it be faster, cheaper and easier to go to Reno or somewhere just across the state line and pick up a truck? It's not just California that is having a mass exodus and it seems they are all coming here.

Sep 23, 2020 06:56 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

John it wouldn't surprise me if it was cheaper to also fly to Phoenix and rent one here and go back to CA and drive back to PHX. We have a lot of folks from CA moving here. We're working with several now.

Sep 23, 2020 03:27 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

No.  I did not know that.

Sep 23, 2020 02:09 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am not at all surprised with your story...and one day when sanity returns, they will be back...

Sep 23, 2020 02:00 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

Interesting but not surprising. Of course, time is money so saving a few hundred bucks might not be the wisest decision.  Flying isn't exactly a picnic. 

Sep 24, 2020 08:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know my L.A. family wanted to get out of California, and are closing in about 10 days.  Also, the fire situation near them.

Sep 24, 2020 06:37 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I knew it was nuts but not that nuts!

Sep 24, 2020 06:27 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm not surprised. We left California 27 years ago this coming month, never looked back, that was after the LA Rodney King riots.

Sep 24, 2020 05:33 AM
Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Springfield, NJ
Real Estate Broker/Owner

John Juarez It's the principle of supply and demand at work.

The same thing is happening in NYC and many parts of NJ.

I've known people who have actually gone to Pennsylvania to rent a truck (U-Haul, Penske, etc.), then drive it back to NYC or NJ to load and move out.

Sep 24, 2020 05:08 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I will just sell everything when we move, except for Phyllis''s heirlooms, and avoid that expense either way!

Sep 24, 2020 05:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Maryland will welcome the California residents on the move.

Sep 23, 2020 03:22 PM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

That reminds me of this...

Utah insurer sends patients to Mexico to buy prescription drugs

Feb 10, 2020

For some patients in Utah, the cost of making a round-trip journey to Mexico for prescription drugs is cheaper than getting them at home.

Americans have long used Mexico and Canada as a source of cheaper prescription drugs. But for the first time, a major insurance company is using another country as a way to lower its health care spend. 

According to a recent report, the insurance company, which covers government workers in Utah, has begun implementing a plan that involves flying a patient to San Diego, paying for them to be escorted by a guide across the border to Tijuana to buy meds, and then returning them to the airport to fly back home on the same day. The patients even get $500 in cash for making the trip

Sep 23, 2020 02:40 PM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

They have been sating this forever, just like "no one wants to move to America anymore:"  There's a reason home p;rices continue to rise and that because we have plenty of people.  No fear here.

Sep 23, 2020 02:10 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

But when they leave a city they are not necessarily leaving the state.  We have lots of buyers looking in the Monterey Peninsula from the Bay area.  Moving their stuff is not as big a problem.  Couple of my recent clients are buying here as a second home, then taking their time with the actual move. 

Sep 24, 2020 08:38 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not surprised at all. But, also, time is money, so depends on how much you value you that.

Sep 24, 2020 08:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a relevant piece of info to me as I am currently investigating Idaho, rental trucks, locations and expenses. I long for the four seasons, fresh air, less noise pollution and nature as presented. More bang for the buck too

Sep 24, 2020 06:07 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I recently packed up a house in Indy (not Calif or similar crazy states) and found the PODS and U-haul boxes to be an exceptional alternative. Harbor Freight and Home Depot have very inexpensive racheting tie down straps that make the whole packing process EASY.
I can imagine CRAZY STATES may impose restrictions on such options.

Sep 24, 2020 05:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! That is CRAZY, John! 

Sep 26, 2020 02:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I was not aware of that. Is there a way to remove TEXAS from their GPS's.  Just kidding.

Sep 24, 2020 02:36 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Circumstances dictate market pricing.

Sep 24, 2020 12:09 PM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I have had three friends move to the Boise area recently.  I bet it is true!

Sep 24, 2020 09:05 AM