Worst Home Affordability in Thirty Years

According to the National Association of Realtors home-affordability index, it’s harder to afford to buy a home now that it’s been in over three decades. That means homes are harder to buy now than they were in 2008 during the great recession. This is because there’s a larger gap between how much buyers can qualify … Read more

The #1 Moving to Florida Guide

Avoid Expensive Mistakes with the The #1 Selling Book on Moving to Florida The Florida Move Guide By Ron Stack, main author of this website. Here is just some of what the Florida Move Guide will do for you: You’ll learn the reasons so many people “permanently” move to Florida, only to eventually decide it … Read more

Sarasota Pros Cons

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If You’re Thinking of Moving to Sarasota Florida, Knowing the Pros and Cons of Living There, Before You Move, Couldn’t Hurt. Occasionally, readers will leave an interesting detailed comment on this website that is so long, it can slow down the loading of the page it was left on. To keep page loading times fast, … Read more

5 Safest Places in Florida

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Quick Article Navigation Here’s why this Safest Places to Live in Florida List is Different Why Moving to a Safe Place in Florida is so Important The Criteria Used to Identify the Safest Places That Also Offer an Overall Higher Quality of Life The Safest Places to Live in Florida, the List Satellite Beach Florida … Read more

Better State Illinois or Florida?

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Florida Vs Illinois, Which State is a Better Place to Live or Retire in? This comparison of 10 quality of life factors in Florida and Illinois, can help you decide which may be a better state for you… Well compare Illinois to Florida on: Cost of living Crime and safety Economy Strength Employment and jobs … Read more

Better State New York or Florida?

Is Living in Florida Better Than New York? Thinking of moving from New York to Florida? If so, you’re probably trying to determine if living in Florida will be better than New York and actually result in improving your life. This is a quality of life comparison between living in New York and Florida can … Read more

Pros and Cons of The Villages Florida

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The Villages is the World’s Largest (and Best?) Active Adult Retirement Community in the World. Before we learn the advantages and disadvantages of the Villages in Florida, lets make sure we’re talking about the right place… Where are The Villages located in Florida? The Villages are located in central Florida about 30 miles south of … Read more

Best Upscale Towns in Florida

The Best Upscale Places to Live or Retire in Florida for a Luxurious Lifestyle Have you hit the lottery or became wealthy the old fashioned way (by earning or inheriting it)? If so and you’re thinking of moving for all of Florida’s tax and built-in resident asset protection benefits (read the Florida Move Guide for … Read more

5 Best Small Towns in Florida

Looking for the Best Small Towns in Florida? If so, you’re in luck because there are some truly special one’s on this list! To find the best small towns to live in Florida, we looked for places with a population of 25,000 or less for that “small town feeling”. That’s not as easy in Florida … Read more

Healthcare Quality for Retirees in Florida

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What Seniors Need to Know About the Quality of Medical Care in Florida Before Deciding to Retire There According to Medicare, the quality of retiree healthcare in Florida provided by many of the state’s hospitals, is not what you may expect. In fact, many hospitals in Florida earned just 1 star out of 5 on … Read more

Tax Benefits of Moving to Florida

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What Are the Real Tax Benefits of Moving to Florida, if Any? Will you really save on federal, state and local taxes living in Florida? This article will provide some general information on what to consider when trying to determine what the tax benefits of moving to Florida may be, if any. DISCLAIMER: This article … Read more

5 Desirable Cheap Towns in Florida

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Lots of People Want Affordable Better Places to Live in Florida, But They’re Hard to Find Right Now! It’s unusually hard to find affordable, high quality of life places to live in Florida right now, because this current Florida housing bubble has been inflating for over 10 years. Allow me to explain… I’ve been selling … Read more

Buy in Florida Now, or Wait?

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The Pros and Cons Waiting to Buy in Florida Until Home Prices Drop After the Next Recession The number of people moving into and out of Florida, drastically affects home prices Huge numbers of people move to Florida every day for what they hope will be a better life. Large numbers of people each day … Read more

Is Florida Still a Good State to Retire?

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Is Florida Still a Good State to Retire In, Like it was When Our Grandparents Moved There? No. Unfortunately, for too many seniors including new younger retirees, Florida will not be the best state for them to retire to. But they won’t learn that until after they spent a lot of their hard earned money … Read more

6 Best Beach Towns in Florida

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This Article Will Answer the Question: Where are the Best Places to Live Near the Beach in Florida ? So you’re thinking of moving to Florida because you love the beach, or fishing or sunsets on the water. Maybe it’s that tasty fresh seafood all great beach towns have. With all that coastline in Florida … Read more

10 Best Places to Live in Florida

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If You’re Going to Go Through the Trouble of Moving 1000 Miles, Why Settle for Anything Less Than the Best? Here They Are, The 10 Absolute Best Places to Live in Florida You can see the criteria I used to choose these particlular places, at the bottom of the article. In alphabetical order… 1) Destin … Read more

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida

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These Are 10 of the Best Places in Florida for Retirement Dunedin Milton Cape Coral Miramar Fernandina Beach Bee Ridge Key Largo Gulf Breeze Niceville Naples   Dunedin Florida My Dunedin for retirement ratings… Percent of population age 65+: 30.6% Crime and safety rating: Excellent School and Employment rating: Good Shopping and dining rating: Excellent … Read more

11 Best Southwest Florida Towns

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Wondering Where the Best Places to Live or Retire on Southwest Florida’s Beautiful Gulf Coast Are? Southwest Florida has become one of the more popular areas of Florida for people to both relocate and vacation. It’s especially preferred by people moving from Midwest and people 55+ from all over the US when relocating for retirement. … Read more

Know This Before Buying in Florida

Don’t Buy a Home in Florida Until You Know This Number This article will explain the 1 number you must know before house-hunting in Florida. As explained in the Florida Move Guide, Florida’s real estate market is like a roller coaster and it’s probably far different than the state you’re familiar with. During good economic times, … Read more

6 Best Places Miami-South Florida

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The 6 Best Places to Live in the Miami/South Florida Area Plus the Pros and Cons Of Moving to South Florida You you can save yourself a lot of time money and stress by thoroughly researching where to relocate, to prevent an expensive mistake. This is especially true if you are going to be moving … Read more

Are You Buying a Home Near a Nuclear Plant?

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The St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on the beach. Author: D Ramey Logan. St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant photo D Ramey Logan.jpg from Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike If you Knew the Florida Home You’re Looking at, is Within the Evacuation Zone of a Nuclear Plant, Would You Still Buy it? Question: Why do … Read more

Better State California or Florida?

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Which is a Better State to Live In, Florida or California? To find out, I did a state to state comparison of the differences between California and Florida on 10 quality of life factors. I used factors that important to most of us such as a state’s healthcare quality and cost of living. These factors … Read more

Florida 55+ Retirement Communities Pros Cons

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It’s Essential to Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a 55 and over Retirement Community, to be Able to Determine if They are Right for You or Not. The Pros/Advantages/Benefits In no particular order… Pro/Advantage #1 of Retirement Communities: You’ll be less likely to feel isolated or miss family and friends “back home”. … Read more

Cheaper Retirement, Overseas Vs Florida

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Can you really retire overseas for less than Florida and still get beaches, warm weather, etc.? What are the main reasons people retire to Florida when the are no longer tethered to specific location because of job and family obligations? If you said most people retire to Florida for the warm weather and beaches, as a … Read more

5 Best Towns for Singles in Florida

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Which Are the Best Florida Cities for Singles to Meet Other Singles? The quick answer… The best places for singles to move in Florida to meet other singles are… St Cloud Florida – The best affordable place for singles Fernandina Beach Florida – Best for singles who want to be near a beach The Villages … Read more

How to get a Mortgage in Florida

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There are 3 Things You Will Need to Get a Mortgage in Florida #1) You Will Need an Acceptable Credit Score or Enough Open Credit Lines for the Lender to Manufacture a Credit Profile Believe it or not, not everyone has a credit score these days. This can be true even for people who have … Read more

Best Cities for Renters in Florida

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The Best Towns to Rent a Home or Apartment in Florida In no particular order… Update: Rental prices have increased dramatically across Florida in 2020, 2021 and that trend of is still in place in 2022. 1) The Best Beach Town for Rentals in Florida: Bonita Springs Bonita Springs is without a doubt one of … Read more

Florida Versus Arizona for Retirement

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Is Florida or Arizona the Better State for Retirement? One of great things about retirement is we are no longer have to live within commuting distance of where we’re employed. This gives us the opportunity to live where we want to, versus where we had to most of our lives, because of obligations. In the … Read more

The 3 Best Florida Towns For Clean Air

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The 3 Best Places in Florida for Air Quality Who Should Take Clean Air Into Consideration When Choosing a Place to Live or Retire in Florida? Everyone. Why? Because you’ll learn below how air pollution such as ozone can cause serious diseases and defects in children and adults alike and lead to premature death. So … Read more

Best Bike-Friendly Towns in Florida

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Do You Ride Your Bike Daily for Exercise and Fun? Looking for a Great Place to Move in Florida with lots of Bike Trails or Bike-Friendly Streets? Biking is one of the healthiest forms of no-impact (for less aches and pains as we age) exercise there is. Florida is ranked the 24th “best” state for … Read more

Florida’s Most Walkable Towns

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These 2 Pedestrian-Friendly Cities Offer a High Quality of Life and Promote Better Health Can you live in Florida without a car? Studies show that people who live the longest healthiest lives have one thing in common. They get plenty of exercise every day, and they don’t even own exercise equipment. They don’t belong to … Read more

5 Best Golf Towns in Florida

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Love Golf so Much You’re Thinking of Moving to Florida to Play All Year Round? Here’s what you should know before moving to Florida because you love golf: Florida’s weather is usually amazing during the winter, perfect for playing golf. However, what is the  price you pay for that great 3 months of glorious warm … Read more

Cost Of Living in Florida

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What is the Cost of Living in Florida? The cost of living in Florida is far higher now, when compared to other states, than it was when our parents and grandparents retired there years ago. It wasn’t that long ago that you could move to Florida and buy a nice home for far less than … Read more