The storm is over.
To many it produced waste and devastation which will last a long time.
To some it was an inconvenience.
A few will figure out how to make a profit from others losses .
I do not mean to be insensitive to those that suffered losses.
The real estate market will survive due to the same dynamics that drove it before.
Hopefully we all will learn lessions to be better prepared in the future.
Yes, buying a property will be subject to more due diligence.
It is far too soon to know the exact effects that this storm will have on the market however it is fair to say that in the long run (I do not have a crystal ball and do not know when) the effects will be positive.
Perhaps this is all the more reason for choosing a professional agent to help you when making a real estate purchase.