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Old 07-19-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: imprisoned in chicago
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I am rather flabbergasted that homes can possibly be selling for beyond dirt cheap prices in tropical paradise. On Realtor.com, I have seen, in a few instances, a few widely scattered homes all over the south florida metro area for sale with prices all the way down in the quadruple digits (on very rare occasions, even as low as $1,500, even for as big as 1000+ square feet!!!); so cheap it seems as if even a caveman could buy it. has anyone else ever seen homes for sale at that low a price in the deep south before?
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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I am rather flabbergasted that homes can possibly be selling for beyond dirt cheap prices in tropical paradise. On Realtor.com, I have seen, in a few instances, a few widely scattered homes all over the south florida metro area for sale with prices all the way down in the quadruple digits (on very rare occasions, even as low as $1,500, even for as big as 1000+ square feet!!!); so cheap it seems as if even a caveman could buy it. has anyone else ever seen homes for sale at that low a price in the deep south before?
1. Dade is Caribbean/Latin City, not Deep South.
2. Broward is Northeastern, not Deep South.

3.Yeah, plenty, 1500 a month for rent! You might find a 5 digit home in Sistrunk or Liberty City, but I don't think you would call those neighborhoods "tropical paradise".

Just for curiosity, are you considering a move here? I have seen you post strangely random threads on this forum many times.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Yeah...I'd like to see these homes you're talking about...
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I called a realtor once the ones he had listed were condemed! 1 good looking 1 was a rental!
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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$1,500 would be a rental.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: imprisoned in chicago
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Just for curiosity, are you considering a move here? I have seen you post strangely random threads on this forum many times.
I am downright PLOTTING a move down there!!! considering the friendliness I have encountered, even in Fort Lauderdale, and the fact that I have NEVER seen streets crawling with homeless and hungry people and/or people covered with sores all over, practically no neighborhoods that even come CLOSE to resembling Chicago's west side, and no vast empty areas of the strip malls (which would, in my point of view, literally mean a 3rd world situation) I have a strong feeling that life would be great down there. As of now, I am primarily shooting for either Fort Myers or Fort Lauderdale. By the way, i am like totally surprised that there is nobody on these forums that knows about or have had personal experiences with the centers for independent living down there!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: imprisoned in chicago
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By the way, the homes i saw for $3 or 4 k and lower were not in the "rentals" section of the site; according to the listings, they were FOR SALE at those prices!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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I am downright PLOTTING a move down there!!! considering the friendliness I have encountered, even in Fort Lauderdale, and the fact that I have NEVER seen streets crawling with homeless and hungry people and/or people covered with sores all over, practically no neighborhoods that even come CLOSE to resembling Chicago's west side, and no vast empty areas of the strip malls (which would, in my point of view, literally mean a 3rd world situation) I have a strong feeling that life would be great down there. As of now, I am primarily shooting for either Fort Myers or Fort Lauderdale. By the way, i am like totally surprised that there is nobody on these forums that knows about or have had personal experiences with the centers for independent living down there!
Yeah, Lauderdale is signifigantly safer as a city than Fort Myers, but Lee is safer than Broward as a county, and Fort Lauderdale is not exactly a walk in the park in many sections.Anyway, If you want excitement, go Broward. If you want to slow your life down, go south Fort Myers. I am warning you; its expensive here, please don't think otherwise, or you will be in for a big disappointment. True, Browards and Lees economy is downright lively compared to a lot of places(even in Orlando i notice there were a lot of empty strip malls/etc and you never see that down here), but please be aware that to buy a single family home in a safe part of Lee or Broward, you are talking minimum 325 thousand dollars.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Some of those may be time shares also so you will want to check it out before getting your hopes up.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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By the way, the homes i saw for $3 or 4 k and lower were not in the "rentals" section of the site; according to the listings, they were FOR SALE at those prices!
They might be foreclosed crack houses?
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