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Old 06-30-2010, 10:14 PM   #21
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Good luck to you. I went camping this past week and was talking to one of my camping buddies. He's been trying to sell his house in Asheville for nearly 3 years now. Not only no takers, no lookers either. They've dropped the price by ~25% over that time period. He's in the three house club too, trying to do the same thing you're doing, except with Asheville and Bluefield WV.
Asheville was a hot spot and in all the magazines as the place to go. I've been there and I never understood the draw.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:22 PM   #22
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I guess "we" weren't as ready to downsize as I thought "we" were. DW exercised her right to change her mind. So...we are still moving to Florida....but we are going to keep the Atlanta area house and try keeping it as a vacation rental. .
What is the draw of Florida over Atlanta? Atlanta, seems closer to the things you like - mountains, lakes and city life. Decatur is a good and interesting place.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #23
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What is the draw of Florida over Atlanta? Atlanta, seems closer to the things you like - mountains, lakes and city life. Decatur is a good and interesting place.
The beach, wife walks the dog on the beach every am. Weather permitting we go to the beach 3 or 4 times a week. Weather in the winter, while last year was a bit of an exception still the weather is much better for outside activities. We live in a very convenient neighborhood where we are within walking distance of several restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and shopping as well as the beach. Its flat, easy to ride our bikes. The people are great in both Florida and Decatur, we probably have more in common with our neighbors and friends in Florida because of the proximity to Patrick Air Force Base, and a less urban population. But we both like Decatur too...very convenient for getting around the metro area for the most part. Lots of great restaurants and perhaps the best beer joint in the USA. www.brickstorepub.com

So that's kinda the dilemma we are in, not that it is a bad thing...
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Update, We were lucky and have a 9 month rental under contract for our home in Atlanta. While we had it listed on a vacation rental website, this opportunity turned up via the DW's hair stylist connection. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of vacation rental inquiries we received in about three weeks or so we received over 20 inquiries. Hopefully, if we rent it again next year, we'll have the same level of interest.
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Mind if I ask where you live in FL? We're going to list our TH in the spring and, if it sells, move to the west coast of FL, rent month-to-month while we look at various communities (from Tampa to Venice) and then buy when we've decided. I actually look foward to owning nothing for awhile.
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Mind if I ask where you live in FL? .
Indiatlantic, about 20 miles south of Cape Canaveral. Sounds like you have the right approach. Good luck!
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We built our retirement home about 5 -8 years early and use it on the weekends (it's about a 30 minute ferry ride and 40 minute drive from our primary residence). We've been doing this for about 4 years. We love our weekends on the island and are now planning to fix up the primary residence and hope to sell it next year. Then I can call Dave Ramsey and exclaim, "we're debt free!". Keeping up two homes is a lot of work and I hate paying property taxes for two homes. We will rent an apartment on the mainland until we both retire and move to the island full time.
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