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Old 07-02-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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My x checked into a housekeeper job at a hospital in Clearwater ,she has 10 yrs experience working at a hospital in Detroit. The pay down here was a joke $8 plus you pay most of your medical. She was making $13 a hour in Detroit plus free medical.
About $44,000 with that kind of experience here.

http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/E...-Beach-FL.aspx
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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About $44,000 with that kind of experience here.

http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/E...-Beach-FL.aspx

I don't think so no housekeeper makes that kind of money. You think all of these motels here pay that kind of money, they make min wage.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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]It happened to be in an area highly rated for jobs and living[/b]. As a matter of fact, our incomes went up going from MA to NC. Actually, the further south we have gone....the better we all have done.
How much do you make per post? I think I'm in the wrong business.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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You're on the wrong forum...
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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7% = $7,000. Our house cost exactly, to the dollar, the same. The total of all other "higher" costs combined comes to well and I mean well under $7,000 for us.

I agree with you about doing your due diligence though. There are no guarantees and people need to plan accordingly. With that said, follow your heart after everything has been figured and planned out.
The numbers you state are irrelevant unless you do a direct comparison of the properties, such as square footage and amenities.

I moved here from the Midwest where I owned a $500k 4,000 square foot house. I bought a 2,400 square foot house here for close to $200k. There is no comparison, other than to say the costs for the Florida (smaller, less expensive) home are higher than they were for the larger, more expensive home in the Midwest.

For example, for the Midwestern home my homeowners insurance was $1,200/year. My taxes were $3,800.

My insurance here is between $1,600-$1,800/year and my taxes $3,600.

Without exception, it is more expensive here, and by far higher than a factor of 7%.

You have to do the math. All the math.

RM
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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I don't think so no housekeeper makes that kind of money. You think all of these motels here pay that kind of money, they make min wage.
If someone has been in housekeeping or any job for 10 full years and is still at an entry level of $8.00, then the problem lies with them, not the employer. Just sayin'.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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How much do you make per post? I think I'm in the wrong business.
$0.00

I provide my awesome, honest and accurate info for free.....in order to help people understand the truth.

You?
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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The numbers you state are irrelevant unless you do a direct comparison of the properties, such as square footage and amenities.

I moved here from the Midwest where I owned a $500k 4,000 square foot house. I bought a 2,400 square foot house here for close to $200k. There is no comparison, other than to say the costs for the Florida (smaller, less expensive) home are higher than they were for the larger, more expensive home in the Midwest.

For example, for the Midwestern home my homeowners insurance was $1,200/year. My taxes were $3,800.

My insurance here is between $1,600-$1,800/year and my taxes $3,600.

Without exception, it is more expensive here, and by far higher than a factor of 7%.

You have to do the math. All the math.

RM
Our two houses were almost exactly the same size. Within 25sq ft. The house we sold was a wood two story structure with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and no pool. The current home is a one story block & stucco home, in a better neighborhood, with a better school system, closer to things, 4 bedroom, 3 full baths AND a pool & jacuzzi.

So we got a better home here for the exact same price, our RE taxes are almost the same. We pay about $2,000 a year in additional costs for everything else, but our cooling/heating costs are less here and again we save the $7,000 in income taxes.

Plus a house with our exact floorplan just sold for $115,000.00 more than we paid for ours in 2012.

So as you can see, for us, we are well ahead here. YMMV!
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: tampa bay
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If someone has been in housekeeping or any job for 10 full years and is still at an entry level of $8.00, then the problem lies with them, not the employer. Just sayin'.
That's not nice...I'm surprised you posted that...we can agree to disagree without getting mean...There are positives and negatives to anyplace...I am a former NYer but I would never go back...Florida is a better place for my family to live...given our set of circumstances...but I could understand why it may not work for others and their desire to leave...and it's no skin off my ***** if they choose to move or complain...it doesn't change my opinion of Florida...
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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That's not nice...I'm surprised you posted that...we can agree to disagree without getting mean...There are positives and negatives to anyplace...I am a former NYer but I would never go back...Florida is a better place for my family to live...given our set of circumstances...but I could understand why it may not work for others and their desire to leave...and it's no skin off my ***** if they choose to move or complain...it doesn't change my opinion of Florida...
If a person has worked at any job and is only making or capable of making $8.00/hr, then there is an issue with the person.....as obviously they did not get any merit increases. It could be that they lack discipline, or have some limiting capacity, or lack motivation, or are unsure how what to do with their lives. It is not mean, just a factual statement. I'm sorry if you feel it was mean.
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