Camp Fire Evacuees Search for Affordable Housing

Many who have lost their homes in the Camp Fire are searching outside of Butte County for affordable housing options.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:00 AM

YUBA CITY, Calif. - Many who have lost their homes in the Camp Fire are searching outside of Butte County for affordable housing options.

In the last month, the number of homes for sale in Yuba City dropped from around 170 to 150.

Agents are seeing more and more buyers from the Chico and Paradise areas looking for property in Yuba City. 

One man who lost his home in Paradise said the prices for homes in Yuba City are comparable to Paradise. He also said the number of homes available in Chico is shrinking since the fire. 

"The escrow we closed last week was from a Chico resident who had sold his house to an evacuee, someone who had lost their home, and needed a fast close," said Lloyd Leighton, an agent who also lost his home in the fire. 

Brokers and agents see a bigger impact in terms of rentals because inventory was already low all across the North State. 

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Chico
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Oroville
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Chester
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It certainly didn't feel like early December around northern California this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and much warmer than average highs. A cold front is approaching, but we unfortunately don't have rain or snow in our forecast.
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