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Old 09-26-2010, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisredfield96 View Post
I am also looking into moving to Tampa but I want to rent first to make sure I like the area. I would recommend renting at first, especially since you never lived there before, then you can buy a home when you get a better idea of the neighborhoods.

Best advice on the thread. Besides Tampa General hires many contract nurses from all over the place. They have a one or two year contract.

OP could rent an apt. right on Davis Island( there are some very nice buildings and they're reasonable) and walk to work.

One of the perks of being an RN would be move around the country. You need to live anywhere for a full year and then decide if it is right for you.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Location: Columbia,MO
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I am actually from the north and found it quite a change when I moved here...people are actually nice! I am the snobby northerner (haha)!
Anyway, I am fully aware of the implications that purchasing a home brings. I own a home now.
I anticipate buying a condo or townhome, since I despise yardwork. I have considered renting, however rent in Tampa seems to be fairly high (all other things in that area seem to be relatively comparitive to other areas I have lived). That is where my debate comes, do I waste my money on rent, or take advantage of the market situation and purchase? The market in Florida seems to have taken much more of a downturn than a lot of other areas. I think you all have one of the highest rates of foreclosures, which I am not opposed to purchasing.
To be completely honest, if I am making a move halfway across the country, I will not be moving for a period of time (no matter how much it sucks) because one...moving blows and I wouldn't want to do that again, and two...I don't think I could probably afford to.
I will be visiting in a little less than a month to check things out. I have some family living in Dunedin and are somewhat familiar with Tampa...so hopefully they will have some insight as well.
I think it will come down to if I can sell the place I am currently living in or not.
Thanks for your input.
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