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Old 03-15-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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I searched on a website and saw that homes are selling for 150K-200K in Northport, is this a fallacy and does anyone have any inforamtion on this?
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Theres $150k starter houses in the northern part of FL. The land up there is cheaper and so is construction costs. Still expensive compared to other states but cheap for Florida. Hope this fact helps.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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OP was asking about northport fla, not north florida
northport is near port charlotte and punta gorda
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I lived in North Port for 8-9 years. It has had a recent construction explosion. Yes, you can get a house down there for that amount. I was down there over this past weekend and traffic was an insane nightmare. Job opportunities are just not in North Port, you have to go to Sarasota or Ft. Myers if you need to work and do not wish to be a bagger at Publix.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: PA
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How is $150k expensive compared to many states? $150k is pretty reasonable these days.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Springfield MO for now :(
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I second what Evey said. NP is wall to wall houses. No industry. No jobs other than Walmart-ish. Landlocked and all the streets/houses the same. Prices you see are true. Population mushroomed a few years ago, but city did not improve infrastructure to accommodate that increase. Must drive to get to anywhere, and it is not a pleasant country drive....
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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No cable high speed internet so if you work for yourself on the net as we do, you can fohgetabout it in Northport unless you can deal with , haha, dsl.

Comcast high speed is in Port Charlotte however and it's great great!

You'll also be dealing with , yeeech, well water in NP. Some houses have had baby fish in the swails. Enjoy!

Port Charlotte has city water.

There's a huge glut of houses for sale in both places. If you NEED to buy a house here, make a LOW offer.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I searched on a website and saw that homes are selling for 150K-200K in Northport, is this a fallacy and does anyone have any inforamtion on this?
Yes, homes are available in that price range. These homes would typically be 1,300 to 1,400 SF, 3b/2b designed. The rooms are quite small but the homes are well designed given their size.

Homes in the 1,600 to 2,000 SF range start in the $180's and go up. Spec homes that are selling now are priced BELOW cost. I researched several builders recently and homes are selling quite quickly....as they should when priced how ther are!

Good vacnt lots start in the upper $20k range.

A commercial, office and light manufacturing building expansion is now occuring in North Port. The wages will increase as this continues. The future looks great for the area.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Yeah, but are there any jobs that pay at least 10-12 hour an Northport?
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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We have a builder over here selling 160,000 homes starting construction. People are still buying here in Lakeland. But just the new homes. The used homes are sitting on market. A beautiful Tyler home was built on Kathleen Road, In Kathleen section of Lakeland. I had looked at building that home 2 yrs ago, so I know how nice it is. It was asking price 260, ( I was going to build it at 195) but compared to everything else it is a deal today. Well
ysterday they lowered it to 240. Still cannot sell it.
If you have a skill there are jobs here. But unskilled are making 10-12 hr.
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