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Old 08-02-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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I live in a small 1956 cbs home in deep south Miami-Dade. My property taxes are $1300. My homeowners insurance is $3200 and sure to go up. I cannot afford to live down here upon retirement.

 
Old 08-02-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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Some states are so costly! Hard to believe the differences, especially in property taxes.

As for my stocks - I dont know about July, i just read the quarterly report when it comes and see if i made money or lost it!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I live in a small 1956 cbs home in deep south Miami-Dade. My property taxes are $1300. My homeowners insurance is $3200 and sure to go up. I cannot afford to live down here upon retirement.
Holy moly! Prop taxes aren't bad but home ins Start packing for CO!!

My home ins. is around $900 but my taxes are $3200
 
Old 08-02-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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Holy moly! Prop taxes aren't bad but home ins Start packing for CO!!

My home ins. is around $900 but my taxes are $3200
We both need to pack up! I am using a smart phone due to problems with my computer, thus my short answers. Hopefully it will get fixed in 2 or 3 days. I have to move out of here!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I'm packing as we speak. This is going to be one long winter. My patience is long gone. Maybe that's why I can't sleep - I'm watching Sex in the City (on dvd) - too funny!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 03:24 AM
 
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I am now at work I am here from 5:30 am to 2:30 pm....that way I miss the heavy traffic. I am looking forward to the chance to live in a more arid climate. I tend to use native plants wherever I might live. I love re-creating habitats for wildlife. I can just see a meadow garden with CO native grasses and wildflowers There is a neat botanic garden in Vail, CO. It is the Betty Ford Alpine Garden, the highest elevation garden in the world! I saw it in 2001. Any thoughts, ladies, to house-sharing and car-sharing? This would help keep expenses down.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Pop - I may consider getting a housemate but would never do a co-own situation. Not interested in car sharing - sorry.

Remember "M"? I plan to meet up with her when I go out in Oct. Maybe she would be interested or know someone that would be. She's in Ft Collins.

Still haven't been to sleep- I'm getting punchy
 
Old 08-02-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I live in a small 1956 cbs home in deep south Miami-Dade. My property taxes are $1300. My homeowners insurance is $3200 and sure to go up. I cannot afford to live down here upon retirement.
Are you kidding??? I'd be packing my bags as fast as I can and getting out of Dodge!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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It's an individual thing. For me, owning was much more expensive than renting this nice apartment in a new complex with a full-time maintenance staff in a good neighborhood. I was always paying paying paying when I owned -- new water heater, garage door springs, property taxes, etc. Not to mention the stress of calling around to find someone who would do the work and the anxiety of having no one to call at 2am when all my electrically connected smoke alarms went off for no reason. I'm so glad to be renting again.

There's no one answer. It's different for everyone.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Scotland(Robert Burns Country)
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flyingscot47... What about longer than usual visits with your family in Ca.? I don't know how old your grandson is but I would imagine being able to visit Scotland would be wonderful and interesting. Plus, it would be something the two of you could share.

I can understand not feeling comfortable leaving the services you have and coming to the unknown.
I have visited for longer periods but it can be expensive, hotels, hire car etc--my daughter is going through a divorce so she is staying with her grandmother(my ex mother-inlaw)-definately no room at that inn lol. My little grandson (will be 4 this Dec 26th) and so far her soon to be ex has not signed his passport application--hopefully eventually he will relent so that one day when my grandson is older he can visit his Nana's homeand
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