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View Poll Results: What will be the key factor for folks to return? Talk about one only:
Housing Cost: 18 30.00%
Crime: 5 8.33%
Jobs: 4 6.67%
HOI: 4 6.67%
Weather: 13 21.67%
Cost of Living: 9 15.00%
Education: 0 0%
Friendly community: 2 3.33%
Diversified community: 2 3.33%
Other (please describe) 3 5.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I posted a reply in another thread and I think that we can provide some expecific feedback to all the members. I will like to know which one is your priority topic....

Will they start to return if the property tax and HOI are under control?


I think the cost of housing has created a negative wall for state residents and families looking to relocate. If the market gets back to the pre 2004 hurricane season prices, many will return and all the other topics will be better positioned to support everyone.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Florida has a lot of problems, but my opinion is that housing is the biggest one of all. You can better tolerate the horrible heat with extra cash in your pocket, not the tax assessor's or the mortgage company's. Hurricanes are not a problem if you build for them. Get rid of the real estate bubble and Florida is once again a competitive state for business. There are a lot of worse places than Florida. ( Like California, New Jersey, DC, etc)
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I'll come back when most everyone else leaves. Population increase is my biggest gripe.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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oops - i meant to vote housing costs, not jobs.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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So far housing cost and weather are the key issues...
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Only 15 members took the time to vote and 3 posted their views. What about everyone else, we got to have more than 15 Florida members. Do we?
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:44 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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My vote is for the cost of housing to be lowered. That would affect a lot of things including real estate taxes. I personally think the cost of homes are about 3 times what they should be. Alright so I sound like an el cheapo, but I am serious.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Riverview, Home of the Yankees
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I'll come back when most everyone else leaves. Population increase is my biggest gripe.

I agree, you should have to get a passport to even visit Florida. They just keep letting them move here by the herds!
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:21 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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My vote is for the cost of housing to be lowered. That would affect a lot of things including real estate taxes. I personally think the cost of homes are about 3 times what they should be. Alright so I sound like an el cheapo, but I am serious.

Yea because you really want to move to FL but not sure if you can afford that and you are looking into Texas where condos can be had for $50k and houses for $100k

I also voted for cheaper houses but alot of other things need to change for me to stay in FL.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Housing cost is the driver problem that must be corrected. But will this mean sometype of correction to area wages? Will one offset the other?

We depend on import/export and tourism to keep our economy going, if the top 2 sources of revenue are affected will this also have an impact on the housing market?

Your views....
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