There have been plenty of ripple effects after the decision was made to offer voluntary separation packages to Los Alamos National Laboratory employees.
The lab is hoping for 400 to 800 takers. So does this mean, is there going to be a mass exodus or a flood of for sale signs going up in the county?
The Realtors at RE/MAX of Los Alamos recently released a report analyzing the market area.
The report ran the following scenario:
Assume that 500 employees leave LANL in April and according to the lab, 58 percent of them don’t live in Los Alamos County. The report states only 30 percent of employees who retire from the lab actually leave the county.
That leaves 64 new homes for sale.