I'm glad to hear that folks from up north are still coming down. You're about the fourth person I've dealt with recently who are moving here from MA. What's going on up there.
I assume you're asking about pricing on housing. If so, all I can say is it's a good time to be a buyer. Financing is tough but not impossible. If your credit is good there should be a problem financing & there are still options even for someone who doesn't have much for a down payment with VA & FHA loans.
When you determine when you're coming down & what you're going to be looking for please give me a call.
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