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Old 02-14-2007, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Buyers find they get more house for their dollar here.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007702120386 (broken link)
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:22 AM
 
Location: PA
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Until it gets crowded and the same problems recur.

Sorry, this sounds like exactly what people said about Florida 5 years ago. It was cheap then. Look at it now. I have no doubt that NC, TN, etc will eventually be the same thing. Sorry to be cynical.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Until it gets crowded and the same problems recur.

Sorry, this sounds like exactly what people said about Florida 5 years ago. It was cheap then. Look at it now. I have no doubt that NC, TN, etc will eventually be the same thing. Sorry to be cynical.

That's seems like the direction we're headed in, another Florida in the making.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I guess I am not going to look at Tennessee as a possible relocation spot. Once the Floridians bring the bubble mentality, your state will be ruined too. Is there any way to fight back, and exclude the undesirables while letting the good Floridians settle. Nobody seems interested in taking a county or even a state for the "good people".
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Well im not sure if TN and NC will be as expensive as FL unless those two states become as desirable as FL. NJ is already there though.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Well im not sure if TN and NC will be as expensive as FL unless those two states become as desirable as FL. NJ is already there though.
Have you looked on the TN forum? There are a bunch of Floridians moving or have recently moved to TN.

I, too, am afraid the influx of people will diminish what everyone loves about the state.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: PA
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TN will probably become another cookie-cutter place with cookie-cutter homes, high prices, etc. Florida style prices and whatnot will creep right in. Don't get too excited. Go to North Dakota or something. Not likely to be ruined anytime soon.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:04 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Texas still has low prices even though lots of people from FL, NJ and CA are moving in. North Dakota is cheap but extremely cold. I wont be able to have a job there as I cant drive with all the snow. I could be self employed and stay home for weeks at a time, but thankfully theres still cheap houses in warmer states.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: PA
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I don't get it? I thought you hated heat? "Warmer states' do not have lower temps or something. It just means the summer is shorter. It's 90 in Philadelphia and 95 in Orlando in July. Not a big difference. The difference is Orlando's summer is 7+ months and Philly's is maybe 4 if you stretch it. It FEELS hotter in Orlando, true, but the summer is just longer -- the summer temps aren't much worse.

In general, the Eastern half of the US, if you forget about mountain areas, the summers are all roughly the same as far as heat and humidity. It's the length of the summer that differs: in Maine it's 3 months, in Florida 7 months. But the temps are more or less the same.

To the OP: This isn't really news. Most people know real estate is cheaper in Tenn. then in Florida. It's because Tenn. is not immediately "desirable" to most people. Right now they're moving there for low prices but they won't be low for that long. Plus, Tenn. is -- for most people -- more boring than Florida.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I guess I am not going to look at Tennessee as a possible relocation spot. Once the Floridians bring the bubble mentality, your state will be ruined too. Is there any way to fight back, and exclude the undesirables while letting the good Floridians settle. Nobody seems interested in taking a county or even a state for the "good people".

There's been nice people moved here from different parts of the country, they like TN the way it is...which is their reason for moving here.But you always have the other kind as well, they like changing things around. I've talked with several people over the past few month, they have had no problems settling in here at all... I've talked with some that moved here bought a house and don't like it here. I suppose it all depends on the individuals likes and dislikes.
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