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Old 08-28-2006, 03:56 AM
 
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For me, it has less to do with the taxes and insurance situation than the actual prices being asked.

I would have a real hard time paying $150k-$200k for a little house that I know last sold for less than half that price just 3 years ago.

Greed is why sellers aren't selling. Pure and simple. ...At least that's why this buyer is't buying. List your house for a fair price, and maybe I'll take a look at it.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:30 AM
 
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I agree it's ridiculous. But while you won't pay it, someone from the Northeast will sell their house for $400-600k and come down here and buy it and have extra money to spare. That's the problem right now is that people are coming down here not negoitiating a fair price and just taking the first thing they see. In return, they have extra money in the bank from their house they paid off in the North and they live like kings down here.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Uh, people in general from the NE are FLEEING from being overburdened with debt and taxation ( in the land of the free )

Very few are coming to Fla in the context mentioned
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:40 AM
 
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I don't know what part of Florida that you live in but I live in New Port Richey (which is part of the Tampa area) and over half the people that live here are from the Northeast and 30% are from the Midwest. Everywhere you go around here you see people wearing NY Yankee hats and New England Patriots giving me the feeling that I'm in the Northeast.

I feel bad for them having that debt but they don't need to turn Florida into New England (but that's exactly what is happening).
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Thankfully we're not neighbors weatherfordfan
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:04 AM
 
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there's a general gut feeling sweeping the country right now about high fuel costs, high energy costs, and, yes, also high real estate prices. I wouldn't want to be a politician running for re-election in this environment.
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:13 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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For me, it has less to do with the taxes and insurance situation than the actual prices being asked.

I would have a real hard time paying $150k-$200k for a little house that I know last sold for less than half that price just 3 years ago.

Greed is why sellers aren't selling. Pure and simple. ...At least that's why this buyer is't buying. List your house for a fair price, and maybe I'll take a look at it.


I wish I could get a "nice little house" for $150k here in south florida! They tend to start in the high $200s and most of the houses that "cheap" arent much to look at or in a less desirable neighboor. It has become a place for the richer people and those who bought a house years ago. I am a first time buyer who wants to move out of my parents house. The only thing affordable here are mobile homes
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