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Old 02-27-2007, 07:10 PM
 
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Just be careful about the heat. don't know his health but living in FL can be quite rough for the eldery with respiratory problems with allergies, humidity and things like that. That's why we have northerners cause it affects a lot of them in a health way. Just wanted to throw that out to you as it's not something that all people think of.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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need affordable home, once again, didnt you know it gets just as hot in texas???
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Need_affordable_home, Is property taxes real high in Texas?


Thanks, John
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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yes and no. The cheaper houses cancel the higher property taxes anyway. He could trade his house and get a really nice house in Texas, far better than in FL and not have to worry about hurricanes and their high insurance costs.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:11 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Also costs of living is less which is very important for a poor guy like him.
that was kinda rude NAH
you know nothing about him
not everyone on SSDI is poor and he is in a $130k home and if that home is paid for he is in better shape that allot of people
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, This friend of mine house is paid for completely. He owes nothing on it. His property is in the City of Cookeville. This guy is from Denver Colorado before moving to Tennessee.


Thanks, John
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Central FL
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Just have to weigh in on the Texas idea concerning heat. A good friend of ours moved to Texas last May due to a job transfer. They were delighted that they were able to purchase a beautiful home there for half what it costs here.

However, after their first summer in Texas, they can't wait to move back to Florida. The husband is an architectural engineer and spends alot of his days onsite. He said he thought he would die from the heat and he grew up in Florida and didn't think the heat would bother them. Also though the home was cheaper the taxes are so much higher it almost cancels out the price advantage.

They can't wait to move back and are looking for a job in the Ocala area.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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that's why i asked "need affordable housing" if she knew how hot it can get in tx. it get's hot!!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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yes and no. The cheaper houses cancel the higher property taxes anyway. He could trade his house and get a really nice house in Texas, far better than in FL and not have to worry about hurricanes and their high insurance costs.

Uhh....Texas gets its share of hurricanes too (the SE part is on the gulf coast). And they also get huge tornadoes.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/hurr...ry/whtexas.htm

http://www.qsl.net/w5www/tornado.html
Compared with other states, Texas ranks number 1 for frequency of tornadoes, number 1 for number of deaths, number 1 for injuries and number 1 for cost of damages. When we compare these statistics to other states by the frequency per square mile, Texas ranks number 10 for the frequency of tornadoes, number 16 for fatalities, number 21 for injuries per area, and number 21 for costs per area based on data from 1950 - 1995. In 1970, Texas had a population of 11,198,655 and between 1950 and 1995 Texas had 5,722 tornadoes. This ranks Texas number 1 in tornadoes by state. The population in 1970 divided by the number of tornadoes equals 1,957. This ranks Texas number 8 in the ratio of tornadoes to population. Texas had 478 fatalities between 1950 and 1995. Compared to other states it ranked 1. The risk of death in any one year is 1 in 1,054,267. This ranks Texas as number 7 for the risk of death by tornadoes . Between 1950 and 1995, Texas had 7,554 injuries involving tornadoes. This ranks Texas number 1 among the United States for injury. The risk of injury in any one year is one in 66,712. When we divide the population by the number of injuries, Texas ranks number 7. The total cost of tornadoes between 1950 and 1995 was $1,986,918,400.00. This ranks Texas number 1. The cost per person for tornadoes in Texas per year is $ 3.94. This ranks Texas number 12 in costs for tornadoes per person . In an average year, 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in 80 deaths and over 1,500 injuries
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Default Florida is not as expensive as people make it out to be

There are a gazillion places in Florida with low property values, taxes, and low cost of living. They just don't happen to be the hotspots where apparently most people on this message board are from.

Rural Florida still takes up the majority of the state, despite what all these negative urbanites tell you.

Despite all the complaining, the cost of living in Florida is still less than the majority of the populated areas of the country.
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