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Old 09-23-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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because of inflation. Florida sucks. I would haul butt out of here if it weren't for my job. 15 more years though and see ya !
You could be dead in 15 years. If you are not happy make the move as soon as posable.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The multigenerational living arrangements have been common in Miami since the 80's. No surprise about the lack of health insurance either.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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Well, I don't know about all of "Florida," but somehow, incomes rose in Palm Beach County at least:


Median Family Income:
Palm Beach County: $67,600 (Q1 09)
Change from a year ago: +2.4%
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Until the real estate bubble is finally history, Florida has no future.
Don't you think this is a rather simplistic view? If the issue is home affordability:

Housing Affordability
Percentage of homes affordable to median-income family:
Palm Beach County: 69.3% (Q2 09)
Treasure Coast: 82.4% (Q2 09)
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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* Florida, $47,800, down 3.9 percent
* Montana, $43,654, down 3.0 percent.
* Indiana, $47,966, down 2.8 percent.
* Maine, $46,581, down 2.5 percent.
* Arkansas, $38,815, down 2.1 percent.
* California, $61,021, down 2.0 percent.
* United States, $52,029, down 1.2 percent

I read all over about the low wages paid in florida, but looking at some of the above numbers it looks like Floridas' wages are better than some others.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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how about other cities? such as Los Angeles? Cant believe that will last for 15 years
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Because Florida has few if any industries that produce anything of value. Add in a flood of migrants willing to work for peanuts and sunshine and the result is obvious. Until the real estate bubble is finally history, Florida has no future.

What he said.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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* Florida, $47,800, down 3.9 percent
* Montana, $43,654, down 3.0 percent.
* Indiana, $47,966, down 2.8 percent.
* Maine, $46,581, down 2.5 percent.
* Arkansas, $38,815, down 2.1 percent.
* California, $61,021, down 2.0 percent.
* United States, $52,029, down 1.2 percent

I read all over about the low wages paid in florida, but looking at some of the above numbers it looks like Floridas' wages are better than some others.
A lot of the skilled trades do not pay as well in Florida as compared to the Northeast, because of the lack of unions. That's not just Florida, however, and is a big feature of living in the South.

I suspect, though, that if we DID have unions, and our electricians, plumbers, etc. DID make 80k/year on average, the same people complaining about cost of living would start a thread: "Florida sucks! Why is _______ so EXPENSIVE?!"
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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Well, I don't know about all of "Florida," but somehow, incomes rose in Palm Beach County at least:


Median Family Income:
Palm Beach County: $67,600 (Q1 09)
Change from a year ago: +2.4%
Link?
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Miami North (Orlando)
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It's good to see that homes will be more affordable for Floridians - even though we will try to sell soon. Obviously depreciation (as a seller) isnt something I like to see, but glad some folks will be able to afford a house. There are some nice houses out there for cheap (as opposed to recent yrs).
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