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Now for living in Florida: First things I would ask - how long do you plan to stay in the area? How secure are your jobs? If you are uncertain, then you probably should not buy a home without knowing you may loose money when you sell within a few years.
Once you determine you will stay for a while, get with a lender, determine what your monthly can be, and then look at what homes are out there, if you fall in love with one and it is a good solid home, then how can you loose? But, dont jump into a home because of the drapes, it needs a good roof, good ac, etc... Good luck.
From my own experience (I came from Massachusetts a few years ago), you will do better if you give yourself a year to understand the area before you buy a new home.
could be a wonderful option. Meet with your chosen realtor, get to know each other, let him/her know your needs and wants, then check out selected neighborhoods throughout Gainesville. You'll find out real quickly that you'll prefer one neighborhood over another. All that is left to do -find the right house in that neighborhood. The experience should be worry free and enjoyable!
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It is understandable to rent first.. I just helped a family find a rental but we make it a shorter one then 1 year so that if you decided to live in the Gainesville area you wouldn't be tied down with throwing your money out the window.. and with the great rates..that family got an interest rate of 2.5% interest for 15 years.... It also is important on what you want in your new place to "call home" as to water front, family things, I'd be happy to call you when it's conveneint and we can talk..my number is 855-317-7700 and my e-mail is email@example.com and we can communicate that way too...but I prefer to talk so I can get a real feel of what your wants and needs are and maybe give you other suggestions about Florida too..I've lived in this state since 1968...and I did live in California (Long Beach where i got married)...take care...Darlene Pifalo (Your Purrrfect Realtor) my website is http://www.darleneandlucky.com if you'd like to check me out more...have a super week-end...
I grew up in the area and just love it. It is correct that renting could keep you from buying a home you don't want keep but prices are beginning to climb again and you don't want to find yourself in a tight place later. Find an experienced Agent to show you the area and explain the current market conditions. Florida is a great place to live and home values have been pretty steady for awhile now.
I would love to answer any questions you have about the area, and I can certainly suggest some great Agents for you. If you choose to rent you should use an Agent to help guide you to the areas of Gainesville that fit your lifestyle. Please feel free to email me directly at THOYT@prutropical.com or check out my profile on Trulia and send me a message there.
Congratulations on the move. I am certain you will love it. No pressure sales, just help with your questions.
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