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Old 02-23-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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a place my kids can ride a bike outside, activities that won't break my bank to get them into. There is just a difference. As I said before, I don't know that Florida is going to be that place for me, but I'm going to try and make a go of it and take it from there.

I understand where your coming from. Been there done that. My only recommendation would be to rent first don't buy. This way you will be able to know if the neighborhood and people are right for you. It may be a pain to move your belongings around but on the flip side your not tied down with an area you don't like.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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Thanks - that is absolutely what I am doing. I find it very hard to look for a home on vacation. I must have seen 100 homes and all were beautifull, but none grabbed me - believe it or not, I was more impressed with some of the apartment complexes than I was with the homes, not sure why, but I'm a very in your face person (in a good way), so I need to know my neighbors and they need to want to know me or I won't be particularly happy. So, I'm heeding(sp?) everyones warnings and renting first.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach
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Thanks - that is absolutely what I am doing. I find it very hard to look for a home on vacation. I must have seen 100 homes and all were beautifull, but none grabbed me - believe it or not, I was more impressed with some of the apartment complexes than I was with the homes, not sure why, but I'm a very in your face person (in a good way), so I need to know my neighbors and they need to want to know me or I won't be particularly happy. So, I'm heeding(sp?) everyones warnings and renting first.
That's the way to go, that way if you don't like an area, you're not stuck!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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Exactly, good luck to you as well!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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That is the best advice anybody can give for any region in ths USA, especially in these difficult economic times. Rent first.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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That is the best advice anybody can give for any region in ths USA, especially in these difficult economic times. Rent first.

Thats we are hearing from a bunch of people. Only a few have given some negative feedback. Seems like the smart thing to do. We are not in financial trouble. All the more reason to rent for awhile and save the money that we will receive once we sale our home. thanks for confirming what we have been thinking of doing.
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