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Old 05-13-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It all depends on where u live.
Here are some of my local costs..........
Hair cuts (men) $8-$10, lawn: mow, edge, trim $20 for 4,000 sq ft of lawn, car wash $5, water, sewer and trash $50 monthly. The taxes on my 1,630 SQ FT home is <$700 a year, HOI <$1,000 per year

A house....
Price: $234,900
Loan Payment: $857/mo
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Size: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
$/Sq. Ft.: $52/Sq. Ft.
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 1991
Lot Size: 47,916
MLS#: W7609156
Status: Active

CUSTOM BUILT, WITH CEDAR WOOD, THROUGHOUT LARGE FLOOR PLAN. POSSIBLE 5 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATHS, 4 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL ON OVER 1 ACRE. SUNKEN LIV. ROOM WITH FIREPLACE; HUGE MASTER 25X17' 43X27 LANAI; RIDE HORSES OR FLY PIDGEONS; BELOW APPRAISAL.


Price: $234,900
Loan Payment: $857/mo
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Size: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
$/Sq. Ft.: $52/Sq. Ft.
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 1991
Lot Size: 47,916
Days on Movoto: 0 days
MLS#: W7609156
Status: Active
Open House: —
CUSTOM BUILT, WITH CEDAR WOOD, THROUGHOUT LARGE FLOOR PLAN. POSSIBLE 5 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATHS, 4 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL ON OVER 1 ACRE. SUNKEN LIV. ROOM WITH FIREPLACE; HUGE MASTER 25X17' 43X27 LANAI; RIDE HORSES OR FLY PIDGEONS; BELOW APPRAISAL.
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House Features for 18724 Sugarberry Ln, Spring Hill
Feature Description
Parking 4
Property Type Single Family Home, Residential
Floor Plan Inside Utility, Inside Utility, Den/Library/Office, Bonus Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Formal Living Room Separate, Breakfast Room Separate, Split Bedroom
Architecture Contemporary, One Story
Kitchen Closet Pantry
Master Bathroom Tub with Separate Shower Stall
Attic Attic
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile
Appliances Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Hot Water Electric, Microwave, Range
Garage/Parking Side Rear Entry, Workshop, Detached, Parking - Rv/Boat
Yard/Ground Trees/Landscaped, Utility Shed
Amenities Smoke Alarm(S), Blinds/Shades, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Walk In Closet
Fireplace Living Room
Cooling Ceiling Fan(S), Central
Heating Central, Fuel - Electric
Patio Patio/Porch/Deck Covered, Screen/Covered Enclosure, Patio/Porch/Deck Screened
Pool In Ground, Private, Screen Enclosure, Gunite/Concrete
Exterior Stucco, Block, Gutters / Downspouts
Roof Shingle
Foundation Slab
Utilities Electric, Fire Hydrant, Street Lights, Well
Community Amenities No Deed Restriction
Special Listing Type Variable Commission
Maintenance Includes Not Applicable
HOA None
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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The electric in NY was about $318 a month and Florida does beat that. The oil bill ran anywhere from $600-$900 a quarter (in winter months more often). Less in summer and high in winter
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Anyone looking to retire to Florida..beware! I just moved from NYC and am shocked. Houses are not cheap anymore by any means. Figure $450,000 to $530,000 for a used 3,000 square footer. The vehicle transfer tax for new residents is about $400 per car. Property taxes in Pinellas/Hillsborough about $8,000 to $9,000 yearly. Homeowners insurance is about $8,500 for waterfront, $4,500 for a county bordering the water and inland 10-15 miles about 1,500 plus. Add to that these silly HOA fees averaging $1,500 to $2,500 year along with the $3,000 HOA entry fee. Add to that car insurance is $500 more than I paid in NYC every six months. My water/sewage bill was $20 quarterly in NY, here it is $250 month. Food for a family of 5 runs $70 more a week here. Dining out is exactly the same as New York. As Floridians say, you missed the boat by twenty years. Do your research and you will find Florida is no place to retire economically. The weather and roads are nice though. Watch the speed limits carefully too, speed traps are all over Florida.
:ee k:!!!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Originally Posted by Spring Hillian View Post
It all depends on where u live.
Here are some of my local costs..........
Hair cuts (men) $8-$10, lawn: mow, edge, trim $20 for 4,000 sq ft of lawn, car wash $5, water, sewer and trash $50 monthly. The taxes on my 1,630 SQ FT home is <$700 a year, HOI <$1,000 per year

A house....
Price: $234,900
Loan Payment: $857/mo
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Size: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
$/Sq. Ft.: $52/Sq. Ft.
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 1991
Lot Size: 47,916
MLS#: W7609156
Status: Active

CUSTOM BUILT, WITH CEDAR WOOD, THROUGHOUT LARGE FLOOR PLAN. POSSIBLE 5 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATHS, 4 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL ON OVER 1 ACRE. SUNKEN LIV. ROOM WITH FIREPLACE; HUGE MASTER 25X17' 43X27 LANAI; RIDE HORSES OR FLY PIDGEONS; BELOW APPRAISAL.


Price: $234,900
Loan Payment: $857/mo
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Size: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
$/Sq. Ft.: $52/Sq. Ft.
Type: Single Family House
Year Built: 1991
Lot Size: 47,916
Days on Movoto: 0 days
MLS#: W7609156
Status: Active
Open House:
CUSTOM BUILT, WITH CEDAR WOOD, THROUGHOUT LARGE FLOOR PLAN. POSSIBLE 5 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATHS, 4 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL ON OVER 1 ACRE. SUNKEN LIV. ROOM WITH FIREPLACE; HUGE MASTER 25X17' 43X27 LANAI; RIDE HORSES OR FLY PIDGEONS; BELOW APPRAISAL.
G

House Features for 18724 Sugarberry Ln, Spring Hill
Feature Description
Parking 4
Property Type Single Family Home, Residential
Floor Plan Inside Utility, Inside Utility, Den/Library/Office, Bonus Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Formal Living Room Separate, Breakfast Room Separate, Split Bedroom
Architecture Contemporary, One Story
Kitchen Closet Pantry
Master Bathroom Tub with Separate Shower Stall
Attic Attic
Flooring Carpet, Ceramic Tile
Appliances Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Hot Water Electric, Microwave, Range
Garage/Parking Side Rear Entry, Workshop, Detached, Parking - Rv/Boat
Yard/Ground Trees/Landscaped, Utility Shed
Amenities Smoke Alarm(S), Blinds/Shades, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Walk In Closet
Fireplace Living Room
Cooling Ceiling Fan(S), Central
Heating Central, Fuel - Electric
Patio Patio/Porch/Deck Covered, Screen/Covered Enclosure, Patio/Porch/Deck Screened
Pool In Ground, Private, Screen Enclosure, Gunite/Concrete
Exterior Stucco, Block, Gutters / Downspouts
Roof Shingle
Foundation Slab
Utilities Electric, Fire Hydrant, Street Lights, Well
Community Amenities No Deed Restriction
Special Listing Type Variable Commission
Maintenance Includes Not Applicable
HOA None
You get what you pay for ...
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I find it odd to purchase a house twice the size of the previous one all because there's no basement. There are other ways to fix that issue (ie $80/month storage of stuff you rarely use and store in the basement). What the hell else do you need a basement for? Mancave? Get just one additional room.......
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I sold my 2200 SF in DFW, bought a 1600 SF home down here, paid less than 60% of what I sold my house in Dallas for, 30 minutes from the Gulf beaches. Didn't have to buy a big home, waterfront.

You can get 2000 SF with a pool for under $200K in a good neighborhood, $600,000 for a waterfront 1200 SF condo or pay $1M plus for a luxury home in a very exclusive neighborhood. It all depends on what you want.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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To the poster who referenced haircuts, labor costs, taxes, food.

Florida haircut male $14.00, NY haircut male $16.00.
Florida Car Wash $11.95 plus $3.00 SUV. NY $20.00.
Food (family of 5) is $70 more a week (and that's shopping at the Super Target and Walmart)...I haven't priced a strict Publix vs NY....there are ranches with cows everywhere, but why is beef double the NY price?
Water (and sewage costs)- No sewage charge in NY, factored into your taxes. As I said water 19 quarter. except summer, because of sprinklers and a kid's pool about $50.
Fla HOA fees shouldn't be included because NY has no HOA. HOA seems to average about $1500 year and initial charge of $3000.
Add Sanitation pickup costs in FLA., NY has county pickup as part of taxes.
I haven't seen the labor savings yet. Flooring and carpeting installation is the same. Landscaping slightly lower by 10%.
No you can add utilities a house that size in summer will run aprox $500. for electric summer is 8 months in florida. Lawn and garden is aprox $200. a month providing its well maintained. Food is outrageous. Ground beef $4.99lb. Figure hamburger for a family of 5 meat only $10. That's for cheap crap hamburger!!! God forbid its steak night $50. for sirloin for 5 people. I've lived in the village and I've lived all over florida. New York was by far much better and really cheaper.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Florida IS expensive! Hello? I keep telling you all this. STOP complaining or MOVE back up north or wherever you came from! Please simply LEAVE or stay and GET A REAL JOB MAKING SIX FIGURES. STOP having multiple kids and budget your money!
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY -> Pinellas County, FL -> Dutchess County, NY -> Denver?
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No you can add utilities a house that size in summer will run aprox $500. for electric summer is 8 months in florida. Lawn and garden is aprox $200. a month providing its well maintained. Food is outrageous. Ground beef $4.99lb. Figure hamburger for a family of 5 meat only $10. That's for cheap crap hamburger!!! God forbid its steak night $50. for sirloin for 5 people. I've lived in the village and I've lived all over florida. New York was by far much better and really cheaper.
I can't read posts like that. You make me lose all hope in humanity. Eat vegetables and save the environment.

Where in NY?
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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Florida IS expensive! Hello? I keep telling you all this. STOP complaining or MOVE back up north or wherever you came from! Please simply LEAVE or stay and GET A REAL JOB MAKING SIX FIGURES. STOP having multiple kids and budget your money!
ebn, it's time for you to make way for the next generation, and to help our rising food costs at the same time.

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