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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:46 PM

We are looking for a home in FL

for cash..we can pay about 20k a trailer not in a park is fine..a house that needs fixin up...but must have running water and electricity...beyond that???

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Reply We are looking for a home in FL (Original post)
angstlessk Apr 2016 OP
steve2470 Apr 2016 #1
angstlessk Apr 2016 #4
AgerolanAmerican Apr 2016 #2
angstlessk Apr 2016 #3
steve2470 Apr 2016 #5
angstlessk Apr 2016 #6
AgerolanAmerican Apr 2016 #7
angstlessk Apr 2016 #8
AgerolanAmerican Apr 2016 #10
steve2470 Apr 2016 #11
angstlessk Apr 2016 #15
steve2470 Apr 2016 #17
angstlessk Apr 2016 #21
steve2470 Apr 2016 #24
angstlessk Apr 2016 #18
Warpy Apr 2016 #13
angstlessk Apr 2016 #9
Warpy Apr 2016 #14
AgerolanAmerican Apr 2016 #16
No Vested Interest Apr 2016 #12
angstlessk Apr 2016 #19
No Vested Interest Apr 2016 #22
csziggy Apr 2016 #20
silvershadow Apr 2016 #23

Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:47 PM

1. have you done any searching online yet ? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:52 PM

4. We had approval then it was taken away at the last minute

I was so excited....now not so much...sort of took the wind out of my sails

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:49 PM

2. Why Florida?

 

Are you just looking for warmer weather or do you need to be in that state specifically?

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:50 PM

3. No, but Pensacola looks cheap!

We are willing to move to a place we can afford.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:53 PM

5. just don't try to live anywhere near the water

Rivers, lakes, and oceanfront all put property prices way up there.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Pensacola_FL/type-mfd-mobile-home,land/sby-1

Check that out.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:55 PM

6. We saw the floods...we seaech for homes not affected

but, sea rise could spread that out!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:00 PM

7. I have an alternative suggestion

 

you should check out upstate South Carolina, cheaper than any place in Florida I believe

cost of living is rock bottom and quality of life is quite high overall, the economy is relatively decent and if you're minded to you can spend the rest of your life exploring some of the most beautiful natural environment this country has to offer

it's also a very good place for the long term as this will be one of the last places in the world to have a water shortage

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:06 PM

8. I am a white woman married to a black man

Is that okay in that community?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:13 PM

10. As anywhere I'm sure there are inbreds who would be bigoted

 

but in the main it's not all that uncommon - the black population of this state is quite high

I'm not in that situation so I can't say first hand. I'd research to see if others have issues but I think it'll be fine. There's a healthy, if small, progressive community here.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:13 PM

11. you might want to talk to the local chapter of the NAACP before you buy

I don't know specifically about Pensacola, but that part of Florida is jokingly called Lower Alabama. It's very southern.

Upstate SC: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Greenville_SC/type-mfd-mobile-home,land/sby-1

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:34 PM

15. Well I feel we have been blacklisted in Pensacola

Every home we looked at either pulled out or had other problems...then when we were about to close, the Pre Aproved was pulled!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:39 PM

17. that sucks

As I said, I would contact the local NAACP chapter and seek their input. Good luck.

http://pensacola.naacp-fl.org/

850-432-1733 (that's the number for the President, Elvin McCorvey)

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:52 PM

21. Thank you...I will contact them..

Prejudice happened twice in VA..seems they loved me, till they found out my husband was black...I was extremely angry, though it got us out of a problem with a washing machine that overflowed

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:29 PM

24. any feedback from the NAACP yet ? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:42 PM

18. WOW...never thought about that,might be the way to go

I've been white all my life (privileged)..and been married to my husband 25 years...most in VA, then we moved to Detroit...he hates it here and wants to move to somewhere else.

I certainty do not want to move from Detroit to someplace more dangerous for him or us.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:24 PM

13. No, and it's not really OK in Pensacola, either, although military families have blown a few fuses

You're probably going to get a lot of grief wherever you go unless you head southwest instead of south.

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:11 PM

9. Upstate South Carolina

Do you have searchable counties/cities?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:28 PM

14. Well, it's where Dylann Roof hailed from

The area around Florence is beautiful but look before you leap. Visit and check the vibe.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:38 PM

16. Not so

 

he was from Columbia which is central, not upstate

that's over a hundred miles from here

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:21 PM

12. Wondering if your money wouldn't go further on a house auction, or

perhaps a private sale - owner to owner.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:44 PM

19. We have discovered auctions are bait and switch

Their advertised prices are not anywhere their reserves..

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:37 AM

22. You may be correct; I have heard of successful house-auctions,

but, in today's world, one would have to take extra care.
Also, perhaps more so in some localities than others.
It's a pity.
Good luck in your effort to find an appropriate home.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:49 PM

20. Here is one west of Tallahassee just over the county line

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Into Gadsden County:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/70-Cedar-Ct_Midway_FL_32343_M60663-45997

Priced low, on a small lot, needs LOTS of repair, no HOA. Has Talquin Electric Co-op supplied electricity and water - Talquin is a pretty good company, I get my power from them. On a cul de sac so no through traffic.

Look at the property appraiser entry for it which includes a sales history: http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/fl_display_dw.php?county=fl_gadsden&KEY=4-12-1N-3W-1510-0000A-0430

At that link, you can go to the maps, find the properties in the neighborhood and get comparison values.

Interesting property ownership history - it's now owned by Bank America aparently. Lex Thompson sold it to the woman who lost it to them, probably because he sold it on a predatory mortgage - $80,000 on that property even with a brand new fancy mobile home was ridiculous for that community. I suspect once they took the house from her it was vandalized. The property appaiser's information shows that the house had AC and was ducted for forced air but the realtor link says it does not have it now.

(I am slightly acquainted with Lex Thompson. He's a banker, down to the depths of his rotten little heart. He has done land deals and trades for at least thirty years and made millions at it.. He grew up in the same town I did, his sister and my little sister were good friends and are still in touch with each other. This is NOT a recommendation since that is the sister I do not speak to. Basically, not nice people.)

But - Lex owns the lot next door to the house above. There might be a possibility of getting that lot, too.

Midway is a mixed community - for at least the last forty years students have been moving there, some staying after they graduate. Leon County to the east is the state capital, pretty Democratic in voting. Gadsden has a high African-American population and tends to vote Democratic.

An advantage is that Midway is close to Tallahassee for shopping, arts, the universities (Florida State and Florida A & M) and all the activities and services that come with having a bigger community.

If you move farther west into the Panhandle, it all tends to be very red. Marianna, Crestview and most of the little towns westward are pretty redneck and very right wing. Lots of retired military, too, many of whom go there for like minded political views.

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