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Old 09-03-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Truly great to hear this, my husband is retiring next year and your lifestyle seems similar to ours, we do our own moving and such. We are truly sold on Delaware.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
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I'm paying almost $900.00 a month for a very modest house on a little less than an acre here on Long Island, which I fondly (not) refer to as Wrong Island. And we're in one of the worst school districts around. We don't have school age children anymore, but we do have horses and this happens to be a nice horse community. We're ready to leave and hopefully find a less expensive place to live and enjoy our horses. I'm exploring Delaware. I hate extreme heat and I'm tired of the winters with feet of snow to shovel to the barn and back.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:24 AM
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm paying almost $900.00 a month for a very modest house on a little less than an acre here on Long Island, which I fondly (not) refer to as Wrong Island. And we're in one of the worst school districts around. We don't have school age children anymore, but we do have horses and this happens to be a nice horse community. We're ready to leave and hopefully find a less expensive place to live and enjoy our horses. I'm exploring Delaware. I hate extreme heat and I'm tired of the winters with feet of snow to shovel to the barn and back.
As a fellow "wrong islander" I can feel your pain. I have been a NY'er all my life (unfortunately). I started in NYC (Bronx) and moved to LI 17 years ago. LI is still much better than NYC, but I have had enough. I have been looking to move for about three years now, but family considerations have so far gotten in my way. But things are starting to change and I see the light at the end of the tunnel and it may finally happen soon. I have made many trips to DE, and found where I want to live for sure....for the record it is in Northern Newark. I was kind of waiting on my son, he was renting in DC, but he recently bought a house in VA just outside of Charlottesville....so now the stage is set. The only question in my mind is if we go to VA or DE. I like DE better, I already know that, but I have a family and everyone gets a say. Sure it would be nice to be near my son, but I have not found a place close to him that I really like, though I do need to make another trip before I know. I realized I don't like all the mountains and hills anymore (maybe I've been in flat LI too long)....Delaware is nice and flat for the most part. We'll see what happens, but I'm really hoping it will happen within a year or so, but depending....it could happen on the spur of the moment too.
The only thing I would say for you, Delaware is a little warmer and more humid than LI....so just keep that in mind. Good luck.
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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I really don't know how to answer this because I lived in DE for 10 yrs now and I don't like it at all. Yes, property taxes are cheaper but the houses are so overpriced. Townhomes are nearly $300k just because you have a bump out and/or a sun room. Ludicrous!! Yes, no sales tax as well. Delware however is not the only state that doesn't have sales tax. I'm used to rolling green hills and mountainous scenic drives. Delaware has none of that. Entertainment here is a drag however DE is surrounded by MD, PA so if you don't mind a drive to have a good time, go for it. Other than that, there's not much to say about DE.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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I really don't know how to answer this because I lived in DE for 10 yrs now and I don't like it at all. Yes, property taxes are cheaper but the houses are so overpriced. Townhomes are nearly $300k just because you have a bump out and/or a sun room. Ludicrous!! Yes, no sales tax as well. Delware however is not the only state that doesn't have sales tax. I'm used to rolling green hills and mountainous scenic drives. Delaware has none of that. Entertainment here is a drag however DE is surrounded by MD, PA so if you don't mind a drive to have a good time, go for it. Other than that, there's not much to say about DE.
Not true. Townhouse prices range between $45,000 to $325,000, depending on the community and location. But that doesn't matter....you have dug up a post dated 10/28/14 to respond to......looking to vent ???
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Not true. Townhouse prices range between $45,000 to $325,000, depending on the community and location. But that doesn't matter....you have dug up a post dated 10/28/14 to respond to......looking to vent ???




And it was started in August of 2013, I agree, I guess the ax must need grinding.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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I really don't know how to answer this because I lived in DE for 10 yrs now and I don't like it at all. Yes, property taxes are cheaper but the houses are so overpriced. Townhomes are nearly $300k just because you have a bump out and/or a sun room.
Well, interestingly DE land is a lot more expensive compared to TX land, but houses are even cheaper.
So compared to TX, I believe DE construction is underpriced and builders are making less $$$ in DE. DE house prices seem to me better balanced in terms of quality of life/cost ratio.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:59 AM
 
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I'll take a look at the stats for Delaware.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:03 AM
 
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Well, interestingly DE land is a lot more expensive compared to TX land, but houses are even cheaper.
So compared to TX, I believe DE construction is underpriced and builders are making less $$$ in DE. DE house prices seem to me better balanced in terms of quality of life/cost ratio.
I don't know about Texas. Based on multi list information for the State. Land values in each of the 3 counties differ, depending of course, on a number of factors.....golf view/location, water, wooded land, clear land etc. In Kent County, I've found lot sales within the last year ranging between $15,000/acre to approximately $150,000/acre (high end). $18,000-$22,000/acre is the medium.
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