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, …

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Retiring in Florida Pros and Cons (Updated for 2022)

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Retiring in Florida Pros and Cons Warning, there are cons or negatives to retiring in Florida. Actually there are quite a lot of them. However, as a real estate broker and talking with 1000’s of new retirees moving to Florida, you wouldn’t think so. Most people retiring to Florida learned all they know about the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Is it a Good Time to Buy a House in Florida?

Disclosure: This article is not financial, real estate, legal or professional advice of any kind. If you want professional advice, you can get that by entering into an agreement with a qualified advisor. Q) Is Now the Time to Buy Real Estate in Florida? A) No, In My Opinion It is Not a Good Time …

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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 …

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How to Find Your Best Place to Winter in Florida

How to Find Your Place to Escape the Cold and Snow and Winter in Florida Becoming a snowbird 101 FAQ Q. What is a Florida Snowbird? A. A snowbird is a person who lives or stays in Florida only during the winter, usually for at least a month but as long as 3-4 months. Q. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Living in Florida When a Hurricane is Heading Your Way

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Here’s a free preview of the #1 book on moving to Florida as it answers the question… What’s it like when you live in Florida and a hurricane is heading your way? Begin the “Florida Move Guide” FREE Preview…………….. You Can’t Know This Until You Live it You have just moved to Florida after selling …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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How is the Florida Real Estate Market?

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The Florida Real Estate Market is the Best It’s Ever Been, if You Want to Sell. If you already own a home in Florida, you know that right now your home is almost worth its weight in Bitcoins. Why is the Florida real estate market so hot right now? Here’s a few reasons… The winter …

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Do Hurricanes Affect Florida Home Prices?

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A lot of people have asked me “is it a good time to buy a Florida home right after a hurricane”? No. It’s usually a bad and potentially hazardous time for most people to buy a home in Florida right after a hurricane hits the state. Here’s what you need to know about when to …

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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”. …

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How to Know Where Home Prices Are Heading

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How to Learn Where Florida Real Estate Prices are Heading Before You Buy or Sell Thinking of selling your home in the state you now live so you can buy a home or condo in Florida? If so, knowing exactly where the Florida real estate market is now, and where it’s heading is extremely important. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Is Gainesville Florida a Good Place to Live or Retire?

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Is Gainesville, Home to the University Of Florida, Still One of the best places to live in Florida Today? Here’s What I Wrote About Gainesville a Few Years Ago, Followed by More Recent Comments: Want to move to a place in Florida where the average age of the residents is less than 100 years old? …

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Living in Florida Pros and Cons Revealed 2022

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Florida Here are 2 different pros and con lists of what it’s really like to live in Florida full-time. Why 2 lists? The first one is the what we think it will be like to live in Florida when we move there for the pros (the perception), usually …

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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 …

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