September 2, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 11/11/2013

"If you truly believe in global warming, you’re going to have an issue being in real estate in South Florida. "

-- William Hardin, a professor of real estate at Florida International University

While most residents in South Florida still have no worries that global warming could dramatically lower housing prices, land-use attorney Sam Poole has already developed a plan to sell his house in a low-lying Fort Lauderdale neighborhood.

Poole has heard some scientists predict that the first financial effects are probably two decades away, and he wants to sell in about 10 years, well before panic sets in, assuming governments do nothing quickly to combat climate change.

“I don’t want to wait too long,” he says.

In fact, some leading South Florida scientists project the first effects are one decade away, not two, but Poole’s concern about sea level remains a rarity among homeowners in South Florida, where property values continue to boom in waterfront neighborhoods.

There are hints, however, that the real estate industry is preparing for change.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years
Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will mark its 40th anniversary this week after more than 37,000 dinner-show performances at Pioneer Hall, tucked away in Disney's Fort Wilderness campground.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Is it time to cash out of stocks?

  • Yes
  • Maybe - need to understand market dynamics better
  • No

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe