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Old 08-05-2007, 10:55 AM
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We're getting close to retirement. Texas is running us out - skyrocketing utiilty costs, property taxes, etc. Looking at Biloxi and surrounding areas. Information is greatly appreciated since the area was so hard hit a few years ago.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:59 AM
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We've been here for 2 months and we love it. However, the prices regarding housing and utilities are quite different from Texas (we were living in Abilene).

We bought our brand spanking new house in Texas (carpet wasn't even laid down yet) for $128, 500. We bought our 4 year old house here in Biloxi for $214, 900. To top it off, we had to pay about $2,800 on wind and hail insurance (which is mandatory for us). Not to include all the other lovely things that come with home owning. We have a septic tank for water and the price is very nice - really low compared to Abilene. However, electricity is about the same - neither cheaper nor higher than TX.

I think the prices are sky high right now, but we're hearing they'll get lower in the next year or so.... someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, other than the big "ouch" of reality regarding the difference of housing costs, Biloxi isn't too bad. I like it. Hubby likes it. Baby likes it.

Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:20 PM
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
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I think property taxes are pretty reasonable in MS. My folks live in Biloxi, and there community was not hit at all by the hurricane (I would definitely look for a community that didnt' get anything from Katrina).

The told me that things are picking up nicely there. Also, it think the medical field is growing well there too, so healthcare should get pretty good there (my mother is an RN down there).
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