What are the pros and cons of moving to Florida and why do so many people move move out? Florida is the most traveled to vacation destination in the world most years. While on vacation, people experience many of the pros but rarely any of the cons of what living in state every day would actually be like. After […]

Pros and Cons of Moving to Florida

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Florida Returns to “Best Places” Lists After Years of Absence In the mid-90’s, Florida dominated most of the best places to live and the best places to retire lists. As a real estate professional, I was lucky enough to have just moved to Florida a few years before the area was named a top pick by one of the […]

About Best Places to Live in Florida Lists

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Red Tide Outbreak Causing Record Number of Dead Manatees to Wash Up on Florida’s Beaches Manatees are large slow moving sea creatures and are sometimes called “sea cows”. They considered to be as intelligent as dolphins, pose no threat to humans and have friendly curious personalities. They are a protected species in Florida and the warm waters (they can’t […]

Dead Manatees, Red Tide, and Florida’s “Win”

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There are more sinkholes in Florida than any other state By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the guy who got swallowed by a sinkhole in his own home and his brother’s attempt to save him. Sinkholes in Florida are yet another issue that most people moving to what they think is paradise never consider. Homeowners, Wind, Flood and […]

Sinkholes in Florida and The Worst Place to Live

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Florida Home Sales UP as Inventory Tightens Is it better to be a seller or a  buyer in Florida’s single family home market today? Well, when real estate markets first change from good to bad or vice verse, most of the public and even many in the business are slow to realize things have really changed. Also, the longer […]

Florida Home Sales Up, Best Beaches 2013, Governor Flips on ...

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Florida Jobs Picture Florida had nearly the worst job market at the beginning of the “great recession” with unemployment near 13%. Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 8% in December 2012, the best rate in four years. November 2012’s rate of 8.1% had also been the Florida’s previous  four year low so steady improvement continues. Although the Florida jobs picture […]

Florida Jobs and Real Estate Market Continue to Improve

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Today there are more Best Places to Retire in Florida lists than ever. This can a good thing for people thinking of making a change as long as they use the lists properly, like as a starting point for further research. The important thing to find out is what criteria did the publisher of the list use to choose […]

The best places to retire in Florida

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Update: Florida Bill to allow concealed carry of firearms during hurricanes, riots, etc. If you have see the Florida pros and con videos on this site, you know Florida has probably more than it’s share of fights and riots. The state has hurricane issues too. But will allowing people that don’t have a permits to carry a firearm, to […]

Florida Guns Over One Million have Permits to Carry