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How Climate Change is Shaping The Ways People Search for Homes

Mar 13, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

From 2020 to 2022, over 26,000 structures and homes were destroyed by wildfires, while flooding and storms incurred $2.8 billion in damages. Recent studies reveal that Americans are increasingly factoring climate risks into their housing decisions. However, affordability and inventory constraints compel many to make compromises. The dynamics of homeownership are evolving—prompting questions about future home-buying practices. In this discussion, real estate, climate, and data experts analyze the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on how people search for their next home.

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Jay Banner

Univerisity Of Texas At Austin

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Kendall Bonner

The Kendall Bonner Team

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Matthew Eby

First Street Foundation

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Danielle Hale

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