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Old 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
 
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You're not going to be able to meet all of the criteria you have listed, period.

A $100k home in this area will be a 50's-60's block house that will be a hovel, on a small lot. It will not be in a community with a small town arrangement. You won't be able to park an RV on your property.

I'm not trying to be negative, just realistic.

When I read the beginning of your post I immediately thought of Winthrop or Fishhawk, both areas with very walkable and accessible town centers. Winthrop would be best, as it has not only a town center but plenty of retail shops, allowing you to get out and eat or do grocery shopping with ease.

That being said, you're not going to find an area with these sorts of amenities in your price range. Your price range dictates post 1970s housing in what I would consider "marginal" areas, like Holiday.

If you could afford property in the Lithia area you would be able to park your RV on your property - but - you would be in a rural area and nowhere near anything resembling a small town.

I see two issues here - your budget will dictate what sort of housing and area you can be in. Your RV will not be welcome in any of them.

With this in mind, you're either going to have to compromise somehow, or increase your housing budget. Dade City might be doable, but you're way out there as far as Tampa and your housing choices will be pretty limited.

Sorry,

RM
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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Check into Brooksville, you might find something close to your criteria there.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Lithia seems like a great option, thank you so much! First house I looked at was 89,000 on 1.17 acres and already has a wheelchair ramp to the front door. I will keep looking in this area and appreciate the suggestion.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Lithia seems like a great option, thank you so much! First house I looked at was 89,000 on 1.17 acres and already has a wheelchair ramp to the front door. I will keep looking in this area and appreciate the suggestion.
Lithia will work, but you won't have the small town aspect you're looking for. If you can compromise it would probably meet the rest of your needs.

Good luck,

RM
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:55 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I am not a Florida resident but I am a VA nurse case manager up north and for this reason took interest in your post. I suggest you contact the Tampa DAV office which could probably assist you with suggestions on your home search. Also, do look into manufactured home communities which there are many in the Tampa area with homes in your price range and not all are age restricted. Although you may not be able to park your RV directly on your lot, many of these communities have RV storage available within the community.

Good Luck
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Apollo Beach, Florida
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I don't have any specific recommendations but please use this search and modify it to match more of your criteria:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...ing/sby-2?ml=4
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: 48066
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Try Gulfport. VA near, dog friendly, larger lots if you get north of 22 Ave. May find your price range if north of 22nd Ave also. Great town. I am in Michigan but will be returning March 12. I can't wait. I live 2-3 miles from Gulfport yet I spend 99% of my time there!
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