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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.