Meanwhile, half of Americans said that recent natural disasters have had no impact on their feelings about where they live, and almost a quarter (23%) said that such events have made them like where they live more.
Wildfires have ravaged the
"Climate change still doesn't feel like an immediate threat to a lot of people, but as more folks come face to face with wildfires, hurricanes and floods, we'll see an increase in the number of Americans who consider moving due to natural disasters," said Redfin chief economist
Homes in high-wildfire-risk zip codes sold for an average of 3.9% less than those in low-risk zip codes in 2020, compared with a 2.5% premium in 2012, according to an October Redfin analysis.
The Northeast Has the Largest Share of People Who Say Natural Disasters Have Changed Where They Want to Live
A third of survey participants in the Northeast said that recent natural disasters have made them want to move away from where they currently live, or have changed where they want to move to. That compares with 28% of respondents in the South, 27% in the West and 23% in the Midwest.
"Everyone here is in shock. You always hear about people evacuating because of the wildfires in
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