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Old 06-11-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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I've been in Knoxville for almost three years, now. Lived in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs for about nine.

Well, if all goes according to plan, we will be purchasing a home on June 27. It's a 1,700 square feet, three bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, two fireplaces, new kitchen, huge wooded lot, fabulous neighborhood around the corner, literally, of the elementary school. I'm paying $119,900.

Taxes are about $1,300, but that's because I'll pay city and county. Several streets over and it would have been just county for about $600.
Congratulations on finding your place under the sun!
Pardon my curiosity, but would you be so kind to share the newly found Promiseland's zip code?. Not that I'm interested in halfbacking, but you know... life's like a box of chocolates
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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I would move back west... either Arizona or Nevada (lower elevations with lots of sunshine and HOT). Love the dry hot summers better than the muggy humid hurricane-ridden ones in SWFL. But the winters here are gorgeous... I live in Punta Gorda and the area is just plain "eye candy." Beautiful flowers bloom year round, the palms and historical homes in downtown PG are magical along with the crystal blue waters of the Peace River. I also love the Laughlin, NV area because it offers the clear sparkling waters of the Colorado River along a background of towering mountains and desert. And the casino nightlife is something Florida SORELY NEEDS! The economy in SWFL is pathetic... unemployment is nothing short of tragic (VERY seasonal area with NO job security!). Nice place for retirees... horrible for working age people who need to earn a living. Am looking now for job opportunities in and out of Florida... panhandle is a more stable area in housing and economy. Oh yeah... the hurricanes... lived thru Charley... one more hit and I'm outa here! Try living in 96 degree HUMID, mosquito-filled area with no electric (thus no a/c), no phone, no gasoline, no viable water for 4 or more weeks, and Arizona/Nevada is sounding better and better. But I do like my house, my neighborhood, so I'm still torn about leaving or staying. The next job will tell the tale.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Congratulations on finding your place under the sun!
Pardon my curiosity, but would you be so kind to share the newly found Promiseland's zip code?. Not that I'm interested in halfbacking, but you know... life's like a box of chocolates
Yes. Life is a big adventure.

We will be moving to - God willing and the creek don't rise - zip code 37912.

I can leave the light on, if you like.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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You know you want to move down to Florida don't ya? LOL...

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Yes. Life is a big adventure.

We will be moving to - God willing and the creek don't rise - zip code 37912.

I can leave the light on, if you like.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I've been in Knoxville for almost three years, now. Lived in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs for about nine.

Well, if all goes according to plan, we will be purchasing a home on June 27. It's a 1,700 square feet, three bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, two fireplaces, new kitchen, huge wooded lot, fabulous neighborhood around the corner, literally, of the elementary school. I'm paying $119,900.

Taxes are about $1,300, but that's because I'll pay city and county. Several streets over and it would have been just county for about $600.

So to finally answer the orginal question, I have permanently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Have I regretted moving out of Florida? Not for one minute. Moving there was the biggest mistake I ever made. The only good thing that ever came out of it, was that I met my husband and was blessed with the most beautiful daughter.

Well heck, that's worth traveling to the moon for

Congratulations on the purchase and I wish you all the best.
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