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Old 06-11-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Hello everyone, I'm so happy I found this site. At the moment I live in New Jersey, and my wife and I have 3 kids (18,16 and 4 years old) we all love Florida and been wanting to move there for a long time but never could find the right moment.We will like to be about 1 hour or 40 min away from the parks in Orlando,fl in a good area with good schools. I'm on disability so no need to commute to work. Could someone please help me with a good places to start looking to buy a house ( I will like to buy the house cash so I'm looking for a house in the price range $190,000 5 bedroom and up) We are thinking about leaving in mid July and renting an apartment or house until we find our home. Thank you for all your help....
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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I think you'll have a hard time (not impossible) finding a newer (read updated hurricane standards and not full of mold) 5+ bedroom home under $200K in a safe area with good schools.

Maybe look in the Lakeland, Sanford, Minneola areas.

FYI--Real estate around here has bottomed out and is starting to sell again. Prices are going to start moving upwwards, so you dont' want to wait too long to buy.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks for your input Annerk. this is why we are planning to go next month and start looking some where to buy before prices start going up. I will check the areas you posted.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Championsgate, Fl
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Hi there, i think you may need to do one of 2 things. Either re think your budget or reassess the size of home or other aspects of your criteria that you are looking for because even in the areas mentioned you are not going to meet everything in your wish list for that price. The market has bottomed out but in all honesty i think realistically you are looking for a little too much in that price range.

Good luck
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Thank you, so would I have more luck looking for a 4 bedroom house in that price range?
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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That would be much more doable, three would be easy.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Championsgate, Fl
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It should also be noted that the liklihood if you were thinking of finding a pool home would be slim to none.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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If you look at Centexhomes.com you will see they have beautiful 6 bedroom for 220k called the natilus i know its not 190 but would financing 30k hurt you, i really don't know just making a suggestion.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Not really, financing 30 or 40 won't be that bad. thanks you all for the info I will look into this. the 3 bedroom I can not do I have 3 kids and the girls are tired of sharing a room
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I'd take a hard look at Centex homes and keep in mind that you get what you pay for. I'm just sayin'
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