Guraad, my father told me like two or three weeks ago that Insha Allah we will go back to Xamar as soon as there will be a new national government and it will be safe for Puntlanders to return. I don't think we will ever get our stolen properties, but we have build from scratch before.
Xamar is the place where my greatgrandfather, my grandfather, my father and I have been born and except for me we have all been raised in Xamar. Not that because of that Puntland is not our home, but Xamar has not lost it's charm and dignity. It's devastated but you can always rebuild.
When we left in 1989 (luckily just before the civil war) to the US, I was just 3 years old and I can only vagely remember the last city we saw in Somalia; Kismaayo where a Colonel who was our relative and the military commander in Kismaayo district helped us with fleeying Siyaad Barre's brutal regime. That same Colonel was killed by the USC in 1991 while trying to defend the inhabtitants against forces loyal to Caydiid. He was killed with a sledgehammer bashed in his head.
We left all our belongings there, even pictures were left because we never thought things could even get worse. We had a large villa, two cars and some land near Marka city. My father was a colonel and worked as a secret agent for the NSS (National Security Service), that's why he left. He didn't want to work for people who hate Puntlanders. Probably if you work for the NSS you get paid very good money $$$$.
Anyway Puntland should be rebuild, but don't underestimate Xamar as well. I'm telling you people will go back to that once vibrant city wich was called the most beautiful city of East Africa!