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Old 03-07-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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I have looked online so i have a general idea, but I think first hand info is always better. I am open to living in Tampa, St. Pete, or Clearwater with no real preference. I just dont want to be living in a ghetto and need to be commutable to Tampa.


I am a single guy in mid 20s looking to buy first property shortly after I arrive in Florida. Plan on upgrading to a house within a few years once I could afford something nice.

How much are we looking for? Again, no frills and I am willing to do work on this place
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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I'd rent, because when you want to sell, you may not be able to get rid of the property.

That said, there are decent condo communities (Itopia in St Pete comes to mind because I used to own a unit there) where you can buy a 1 BR condo for $30k or so and a 2 BR for $60k. Get a really good aggressive agent who will beat up sellers and banks on your behalf.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I'd rent, because when you want to sell, you may not be able to get rid of the property.

That said, there are decent condo communities (Itopia in St Pete comes to mind because I used to own a unit there) where you can buy a 1 BR condo for $30k or so and a 2 BR for $60k. Get a really good aggressive agent who will beat up sellers and banks on your behalf.
Thank you very much for the info. I would likely try to buy somewhere that allows the owner to rent out, and go that route in the future.
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