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Old 12-18-2006, 05:22 PM
 
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Anyone who compares living in Florida, or the amenities to any other state including TN is deluding themselves ! but there's someplace for everybody ! I wouldn't swap living in Manatee-SArasota Counties for living anywhere in KY, GA or TN, but there again I can afford it and I guess that's a key judgment ! People only seem to complain when they aren't able to write the check !

One bit of advice for everyone I guess, if you can't afford it or don't wish to spend the money to live in CA, FL, NYC or southern France, cote d'azur, then move on, that seems simple enough
I can't do nothing but, laugh at this post lol
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:27 PM
 
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Wow you must be rich if you can afford a $300k house! 4000 square feet(living a/c?) for $300k comes out to $75 a foot. I dont recall seeing any 4k living square feet houses anywhere in FL for $300k, but I can tell you right now you definately wont find cheap housing in the metro FL cities and anywhere in the southern part of FL. Perhaps if you want to wait a few months house prices will drastically drop if hurricane insurance doubles again, but then youll have to buy the house 100% down as insurance wouldnt be affordable anymore!

The FL weather isnt what you are looking for. Im sweating now and its "winter" night, yet its over 80 and humid!

I think youll be much happier living near Atlanta Georgia, its cooler and less humid and house prices arent so insane. You can get a 5000 total square feet(3750 living) house starting at $250k or $50 a total foot, $67 a living foot. Hope this helps
I am already on it....I lived their before I just wanted to go elsewhere but hey I will probably move back to Ga. and enjoy a higher quality of life. It is one thing to be rich and live well below your means but, it's another to be rich and spend paycheck to paycheck rich. I will take my a** back to GA. because "I CAN AFFORD IT", as bossMAN would say,lol.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:45 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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For your perfect weather...live in Florida October to April, then go West to San Diego in the summers...humidity seems to be everywhere in the summer.

For 3000sq foot home around 300k near everyhthing, LET ME KNOW!
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Naples
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Okay. Here's where it gets REALLY interesting...

There is NO state income tax in Florida, either!
You do realize that states with no state income tax have higher income tax in other areas, right?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:52 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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For your perfect weather...live in Florida October to April, then go West to San Diego in the summers...humidity seems to be everywhere in the summer.

For 3000sq foot home around 300k near everyhthing, LET ME KNOW!

You can get a 3000 living square foot house in most places for $300k. Im sure theres some for that price in northern Florida. Tons of 3000 living square foot houses for well under $300k in Georgia and Texas, in fact ive seen them for under $200k!
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:03 AM
 
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Anyone who compares living in Florida, or the amenities to any other state including TN is deluding themselves ! but there's someplace for everybody ! I wouldn't swap living in Manatee-SArasota Counties for living anywhere in KY, GA or TN, but there again I can afford it and I guess that's a key judgment ! People only seem to complain when they aren't able to write the check !

One bit of advice for everyone I guess, if you can't afford it or don't wish to spend the money to live in CA, FL, NYC or southern France, cote d'azur, then move on, that seems simple enough
Good for you Boss... I agree on CA, FL, NYC or southern France.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:06 AM
 
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I love your posts! I give you more positive rep. So true about the much lower costs of living! When I move to Oil city, ill be saving so much! Sad thing is a house in Oil city+costs of living is cheaper than a mobile home+costs of living in Florida!
When I move to Oil city: Does that include the "inbreeding fee" ??
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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No it just comes with money in the bank every month that otherwise would be feeding the real estate bubble game. Better to sit out the insanity in some backwater, then die in a drive-by waiting in the Florida slums till you can get rich enough to afford a decent home. Besides, if you want to see ugly, just look around Miami. They may or may not be inbred, but YUCK!
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:52 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Good reply, Rick! This guy DeLaSalle doesnt believe in a house bubble it seems. Theres so many reasons to leave FL or not move to FL that its amazing. Have you seen how expensive houses are, DeLaSalle? Do you realize 90% of us cant afford one?
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:50 AM
 
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Good reply, Rick! This guy DeLaSalle doesnt believe in a house bubble it seems. Theres so many reasons to leave FL or not move to FL that its amazing. Have you seen how expensive houses are, DeLaSalle? Do you realize 90% of us cant afford one?
Dear NAH,
I used to be one of those people...
I just decided it would be easier to "Accept the things I Cannot change" and save and save some more...and here I am...A homeowner!!
Keep the Faith young Grasshopper and your dreams will come true as well...
Good things come to those that wait...
Best Regards and Peace to all,
DLS
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