Our humble thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.  These senseless acts of random violence upon innocent people will hopefully be discussed until a solution or solutions are found to stop them.

What does it mean for real estate?

Home buyers will gravitate towards the more secluded, private settings in an attempt to gain a more safe and secure feeling.  Gates, alarms, cameras, and other security devices will likely be appreciated, and all sorts of home-security kits will be offered.

Shy away from buying homes that have an exposed, out-in-the-open feeling.  Those may not have registered any concern when we were kids, but it is a different world now.  People are much more aware of their own personal security, and will be making home-buying decisions with those in mind.

God Bless America.

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