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Old 10-01-2008, 04:48 PM
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You might really take some pressure off yourself if you just rent for awhile. There is and will be plenty of bargains in the market for some time to come. Why not come down, get settled and get to know your new town before making a commitment? By then, you'll have the job issue settled too.

I think you will love it here!
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:44 PM
Location: Delray Beach, FL
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Be careful about moving to Fla. without a job. Money can run out quick.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:14 PM
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If I could do it over again, I would've rented before buying. Maybe I'd have stayed, maybe not. But either way, it would have given me more options.

We came down, put 20% on our house, took a 20-year mortgage, and had just over $100K in the bank. Let me tell you, the money goes fast. Jobs don't pay well here, and it's tough to get a business established. Despite these setbacks, though, I really enjoy living here. Just wish I would have done things a little differently.

Good luck to you.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:19 AM
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in your situation you definitely should rent first! you might even want to do a 6 month rental so you can look around, get your jobs, and see what areas you like. when you have your jobs you will see what your commute times will be and that will help you pick the area where you would eventually buy a house. there are plenty of houses and rentals down, but not as many job openings here, so you don't have to rush anything.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:17 AM
Location: FLORIDA!!!!
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it does seem as though renting is the best way to go.
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