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North State losing desirability?

With PG&E blackouts and wildfires all over the North State people are moving out of Northern California, but one real estate agent says people are still moving to the state as well.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 5:44 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The fear of wildfires and now PG&E blackouts have some Californians thinking about if they should stay in their home state. 

Action News Now met with a real estate agent who says since the Camp Fire, people are noticeably leaving the area. 

"I think that people are obviously frustrated with that and they are concerned about what happened last year and for that reason and others they are moving out of the area," said Craig Brandol, who has been a real estate agent in Chico for about 20 years.

He added since the Camp Fire more people have been leaving the area. 

"It's something that I hear often when I talk to people who are out purchasing homes, I think a lot of people were obviously devastated by the fire," said Brandol. 

Brandol added even though people are exiting the state for various reasons, people are still coming in. 

"There are people looking to move out of the area, I think the real estate prices are too much for them, but then again we are also seeing people move in. People are moving out and leaving jobs and others are moving in and taking those jobs," said Brandol. 

Sheila Robbins, who lives in Chico, says despite the frustrating blackouts, she would never leave the city she loves. 

"I mean, my friend who lives in Pacifica, which is a town right below San Francisco, had two days of outages so it's every place in California where you go. I love California it is beautiful, it is the best state in the United States," said Robbins. 

Her friend, Sandra Dell Agostino, had a different take. 

"Well, it is disconcerting at times when you see a fire on the tv, but I love Chico and it is a wonderful place to live, we really really love where we live," said Dell Agostino. 

Brandol did add the market is starting to stabilize.

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