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Re: Living in Florida

It's a good time to buy in Florida. The housing market has not come back- not by a long shot. It is going to take a long time because the bubble here was insane compared to actual values. Especially when you take into account the "sunshine tax" which means that jobs in Florida pay less than comparable jobs outside of Florida. Incomes here simply aren't what you find in Northern VA and certainly not close to incomes on the Northeast. The cost of living here is much lower than those areas but the incomes are, too.

The job market is very soft, so my advice is to nail down work before you think about nailing down a home.
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I would second that on the job end. Not sure what you are looking for, but wages for blue collar work are terrible here. Not sure about white collar or science jobs, but would be good to find something before you move.
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Re: Living in Florida

So you want to live in Florida?

As posted big state, lotsa different demographics. Everything from chic to redneck.

Just know that if someone offers you a good deal on some real estate at the Red Neck Yacht Club - say no!!!! But it might be a fun place to hang out for a few hours!!!! ( wear old clothes)
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Re: Living in Florida

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Wow! I'm very surprised to see that listing. Frankly, I have to wonder if there is something wrong that they aren't saying, since it is priced well below other homes in the same general area. Of course, it may be that they just need to sell ASAP and they are smart enough to realize that doing that requires them to price it low.

All I know is CA/Wa... That's a million plus easy. Heck, if it was 80' of shoreline and a dock it'd be more than that here.
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Housing prices vary widely around the country. $1 million buys a mansion in some areas and a nice 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan. But the West coast of Florida, outside of Naples, has quite good value for ones dollar.
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Re: Living in Florida

This thread is chock full of good info. Thanks all around to the contributors. It will help immensely in the future.

I learned to sail in Port Charlotte Harbor. I definitely like the area!
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