Moving to Florida Q&A
Q-Why should I research before moving to Florida?
A- Because according to a recent Gallop poll, most Floridians don't think their state is the best state to live in, or even one of the best. If you're thinking of moving there, the odds are you will eventually feel the same way.
Q-But I thought lots of people are moving to Florida now.
There have been lots of people moving to Florida for many decades. The big secret that people who make a fortune selling lots, homes and services rather you didn't know, is that lots of people have moved out every year for decades too. Well over 10 million US residents have moved back out of Florida to live in another US state according to a study published by the University of Florida.
Q-But I've been to Florida on vacation so many times and loved it. How could I not know the state?
A- Florida is one of the most traveled to and loved vacation destinations not only in the US, but the world. Unless you will spend every day at the beach or theme park, living in Florida will be different than being a tourist in Florida.
Q-I've heard this site and your book are negative about Florida, is that true?
A-The Internet has 1000's of websites devoted to selling you something in Florida that put out nothing but 100% positive spin about the state. There are books about Florida that that are 100% positive. I guess any site or book about Florida that isn't 100% positive might then be considered negative in comparison. It's up to you. If you are looking for "100% Florida is paradise" type material, you can get that from the 1000's of real estate agent sites, builder sites, chamber of commerce sites, etc. that are on the web today. If you want a different perspective, you'll find that here usually backed up by facts, figures videos and links to government and other reputable sources.
Q-Why did you start this blog and write a book about Florida?
I've sold too many homes to people who spent too much money moving to Florida for "paradise", only to move out. Often they suffered a financial loss on home sales, purchases and moving. Hopefully this site and the book can help some people better know if Florida is really right for them to lessen the chances of that happening to them.