Some of the ways the storm affected Real Estate are; sellers removing their damaged homes from the market, and buyers holding off on purchases in certain areas. Pending sales will be delayed or in some cases collapse altogether as lenders insist upon new appraisals in areas damaged by the storm. Lenders will require costly flood insurance for buildings in flood zones, second inspections for properties in these zones with loans waiting to clear for closing. Damages will have to be cured before lenders will fund these loans. There is an opportunity for construction trade workers who have survived a down housing market to get back to work, repairing, rebuilding, and in many cases relocating mechanicals from basements to higher areas.