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Old 02-06-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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That article about the moving company has been posted and discussed to death. "The study is not scientific.." That says it all. It is one miving companny's experience and has very little relativity to what is actually happening. Population is still growing in Florida, and that has been discussed, also -- births do nbt account for the growth, especially when deaths are factored in.

If more people were moving out than are moving in, the population growth numbers would be negative. They are not. In fact, from that very article, "Recent U.S. census figures show that Florida gains 1,000 people a day while losing 400, said Grant Thrall, a professor of business geography at the University of Florida."
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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...Almost all districts in the state are realizing attendance below projections.
That does not mean that the growth has stopped -- only that the projections of gains were higher than the actual gains. If a school district predicted 25% growth and there was only 24% growth, then the attendance is below projections.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Florida exodus? Statistics show residents starting to leave for less costly locales

According to the US Census Press Release of Dec. 22, 2006, Florida had the second highest population gain of all states with 321,697. Texas was the highest with 579,275. Florida is the also the 9th fastest growing state. So, even with those who are making that exodus north, there are still several hundred thousand MORE making their way south.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007910.html (broken link)
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Individuals will continue to relocate to Florida because they want a change in their lifes. Some members had a great thread about humidity, temperature, rain, etc and basically some people like what we have and some of us like what other states got to offer.

If the housing market gets ignited, more people will relocate to Florida and this will force some of our local folks to depart the state. Will balance out
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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they don't produce houses as fast as they bottle Coke.
Coca-cola, a true liquid asset!

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I'm smarter than you.
Maybe, but I'm funnier.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:38 PM
 
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Coca-cola, a true liquid asset!



Maybe, but I'm funnier.
You are much funnier !
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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Maybe, but I'm funnier.
Well, you sure made me laugh!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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Here's the entire nations' net migration patterns for every state down to the county level (yes, all 3,141 counties)

www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p25-1135.pdf


Domestic Net Migration in the United States: 2000 to 2004
... Population Estimates and Projections Issued April 2006 P25-1135 Economics and Statistics Administration U S C E N S U S B U R E A U US Department of Commerce ...
www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p25-1135.pdf

Firsthand observations are very very, valuable, after that research!

As far as scarcity of land....sorry, as someone who has driven the state and bought land....nope....there's land, even on the coast, just ask PSLoldTimer.
Central Fl....from Ocala to Placid Lakes (and this is no flood zone land check out http://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/store...0001&langId=-1 for flood zones for any part in the nation) There are inexpensive lots in West Coast as well.

As for prices, there are other active threads dealing with that issue (I've said my mind on those)
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Anyone on this forum who doesn't think Florida real estate will implode is either ill-informed or a realtor. I have been investing in Florida real estate for 15 years and I've seen cycles come and go. Florida will revert to 1999 prices if the insurance and tax situation gets fixed, if not prices will revert to 1995 levels. Florida is scre%$#. Liar loans, corruption and downright thievery have ruined the oasis I once knew.


The experts had predicted around a 25% drop from the peak and we are getting close to the bottom. They say the bottom will be in 2008 then prices will inch up slowly after the bottom. Sure if we get a major hurricane this will cause further drops. Prices in 1999 were a little less than half of what they were at the peak in 2005. A such drop would mean you can get an adequate 3/2 starter home in PSL or in central and north FL for near $100k. Is that what you are predicting house prices will drop to?
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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The experts had predicted around a 25% drop from the peak and we are getting close to the bottom. They say the bottom will be in 2008 then prices will inch up slowly after the bottom. Sure if we get a major hurricane this will cause further drops. Prices in 1999 were a little less than half of what they were at the peak in 2005. A such drop would mean you can get an adequate 3/2 starter home in PSL or in central and north FL for near $100k. Is that what you are predicting house prices will drop to?
The original poster gave an unrealistic prediction. And if it DID happen, those prices wouldn't last long, because we would then boom like never before, with all kinds of investors, speculators and just people wanting a piece of paradise at a bargain price and it would probably take one or two years to skyrocket the prices back up. That is, if prices DID drop like that which NO WAY IN HECK will happen.

There are still plenty of people wanting to come to Florida, just like California, and while both these states go in cycles, booming a lot then slowing a little, over time they are still increasing more than a lot of places.
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