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Old 09-12-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Hello everyone- we appreciate your help with our move- now we have decided in the riverview area but would also like a few more nice areas to choose from just in case we don't find anything- we are late 40's, kids out of house in college, we work, and want a pool home in a safe nice "neighborly" area- we are not sure about what "communities" offer so any definitions on what they are would be great also. We will outright buy our new home, we want under 200K or around that and would like a newer home with 3+ bedrooms---------- can anyone give us some good suggestions? we are looking for safe as well.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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hello? anyone there?
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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The biggest question is where will you be working and what is an acceptable commute time?

I have a friend who lives in Riverview and they love it there. Try doing a search on Riverview, I know there are lots of post regarding the area.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL
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I've lived in Riverview for about a year and a half and I enjoy the quite atmosphere, but the traffic can sometimes get on your nerves. When looking for a house, look for the pre-forclosures, short-sales and the forclosed houses. Some are practically brand new and you can get them for under market value. There are plenty in Riverview to choose from so come on down and enjoy the good life.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Pools cost $$$$ for extra taxes, maintenance, and utility bills - are you sure you really want one?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You are right, Buc. Pools in Florida are absolutely uncommon unlike Minnesota.

Why don't you just come right out with it and ask them what their yearly income is? They are buying "outright" which indicates someone in their home has a bright bulb. Obviously they are not pigeon-headed and I am sure they have figured in the costs. Pools to hundreds of thousands of people, even millions, are totally worth the extra costs incurred and are not considered 'over-the-top.'
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Default thanks

thank you but we definately want a pool and have the money for it - we were just wondering where else is nice besides riverview-we will most likely be working in the tampa area ( I am in medical field so hospital most likely) so just need some more names of nice neighborly safe towns around the area- we don't mind the cookie cutter houses as they are quite nice. We are coming from NY so the traffic may be a bit different to us than it is to most other people (we are long islanders).
Some nice towns would be great-any suggestisons? We have gotten great info from these boards so I thank anyone who can help guide us a bit! We are definately coming down to finally enjoy the good life you have there!
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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He's just saying that there are extra costs. Also, pools require maintenance, and leaves and insects can get in the pool. There is a mosquito problem in lot of the abandoned pools at foreclosures.


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You are right, Buc. Pools in Florida are absolutely uncommon unlike Minnesota.

Why don't you just come right out with it and ask them what their yearly income is? They are buying "outright" which indicates someone in their home has a bright bulb. Obviously they are not pigeon-headed and I am sure they have figured in the costs. Pools to hundreds of thousands of people, even millions, are totally worth the extra costs incurred and are not considered 'over-the-top.'
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Why don't you just come right out with it and ask them what their yearly income is?
Finding a nice home in Riverview with a pool below their $200k requirement will be very, very difficult, imo unless you find one in foreclosure or distress.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Pools cost $$$$ for extra taxes, maintenance, and utility bills - are you sure you really want one?
We're moving to Florida next year and I was curious about what you meant about extra taxes for pools? Do you mean adding a pool increases the property value thus addition property tax or is there some other tax? thanks...
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