Hello. We are retiring this year and would like to buy a place that we can live in part of the year.

Asked by Karen, United Kingdom Tue Feb 17, 2009

(We live in the UK). We do not plan to rent it out. Can you recommend where would be a good place please. About $200,000. A few years ago we lived in Miami but don't feel we want to be there now. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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David Ernst, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Tue Feb 17, 2009
I would definately suggest a gated community with a manned guard gate since you will be part time residents. If you are not too concerned about your own piece of land a condominium or a townhouse would provide reduced maintenance for you and consquently more time to enjoy. The east coast of Florida tends to be a little more fast paced, the west coast more relaxed. The east coast in my opinion has more "big city" amenities while the west coast offers more of an opportunity to get away from it all. Even though you don't want to live in Miami it probably offers direct flights to London so you may want to stick to South Florida for travel convienence.

Also between the strength of the pound vs. the dollar and the recessed prices in South Florida you may be able to buy more home than you were anticipating. If northern Palm Beach county (aproximately 50 miles north of Miami) is of interest to you feel free to use my website to research properties:
( http://www.servingwestpalmbeach.com )
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Kelly Smart /…, Home Seller, Lyons, OR
Tue Feb 17, 2009
Did you find a home yet? How would you like to move to beautiful oregon, close to the river and lake. Very nice rural town with view of mountains, yet close enough to town. We have 2 beautiful new homes available now. If you have interest, please contact me at Kellyswisp@aol.com and i will give you more info and pics available.........Thanks for you time...........Kelly
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Marilyn Farb…, Agent, BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Tue Feb 17, 2009
TO see some available properties, go to http://www.marilynjacobs.com. Also look at EXPLORE THE AREA for information about many Delray Beach communities. Happy to be of help finding you the "home of your dreams." Right now is THE BEST TIME EVER to purchase property in southeast Florida! MARILYN FARBER JACOBS, 561-988-0070 OR marilynfjacobs@gmail.com.
Web Reference:  http://www.marilynjacobs.com
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Tegan DeClark, , Marco Island, FL
Tue Feb 17, 2009
Hi Karen,

We are ex-pats from Australia and fell in love with Marco Island. Take a look at our website to see more about our area. We have several friends that are ex-pats from the UK.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about relocating from overseas or particular areas or properties.


Tegan DeClark
Independent Brokers Realty
+1 239 777 2479
Web Reference:  http://www.onmarco.com
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Nadine Mauro, Agent, Lake Worth, FL
Tue Feb 17, 2009
Hi Karen,

There are many lovely communities in the Delray Beach area. I think you'll find this area a little less congested than the Miami area.

Please contact me directly so I can get more specific information on what you want in a home and the community. I'd like to know how many bedrooms, and baths you need. What community amenities you desire. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nadine Mauro
Regency Realty Services
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