September 15th, 2005-- Posted at 6:45 p.m. CDT
Jonesboro, AR-- Region 8 is one of the fastest growing areas in Arkansas and now a number of those displaced by Hurricane Katrina are calling Region 8 home.
"This is my home now, I work here now, and we make a salary and we plan on staying because we like Jonesboro people. We like the smiles," said Colleen Fellman, a new resident of Jonesboro.
Colleen and her husband David moved to Region 8 to flee Hurricane Katrina and feel lucky to have found jobs as groundskeepers for Sulcer Real Estate Properties. The Fellman's like a number of evacuees are beginning to make Region 8 their home permanently.
"Well I think we could see a large surge, I think it could turn Jonesboro into a seller's market. Right now it's a buyers market. But Jonesboro has always been a good town to buy real estate in," said real estate agent Danny Parker.
The market here could turnaround in 3 to 6 months as people start getting money from the homes they lost in the hurricane.