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Big City or Small Town? Where you should buy in Florida

Even if you're from out of state, you've likely heard of Miami and its cool, Cuban, jazzy culture. Even if you've never set foot in Florida, you've heard of Orlando. These cities are well-known for good reason. Miami boasts miles of white sand beaches, and Orlando is host to half a dozen famed theme parks. Additionally, cities offer residents plenty of conveniences. With a broad range of local retailers to choose from and a wide selection of recreation opportunities, residents have many options when it comes to creating a lifestyle they love. Having that said, urban centers are defined by large populations, and this often translates to hours spent in traffic, sky-high parking fees, elevated crime rates, and property rates as high as the tallest…

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 How to Relocate to Florida

If you dream of sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and gently swaying palm trees, then it might be time to move to Florida. From New York to California, people all over the country have dreams of one day relocating to the Sunshine State.

Maybe you're looking to sell your house and retire in comfort, or maybe you want to make the jump to our sunny climate earlier in life. Either way, there are few things you should know before you plan your move.

Are you relocating from outside the United States? My post about moving to Florida from Canada might be helpful, or you can check out my Out-of-Country Purchasing Guide.

An Easy Retirement: Buying With Cash

Do you own your own home? Then moving to Florida will be easy. You can simply sell your home…

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The green grass and palm trees are common in master plan communities

With an average 159 days of sunshine in West Palm Beach alone, what is there not to love about South Florida? We have some of the best golf courses in North America, stunning ocean resorts, and beautiful world-class homes in master plan communities in South Florida. It's no surprise that many people flock to our little slice of paradise. However, before you start scouring listings for luxury vacation homes in South Florida, here are some key things you should consider:

Ongoing Costs

Ongoing costs for vacation homes can vary depending on the type of property and the location. Below are some of the most common costs for luxury homes in South Florida:

Home Owner Association Fees

Home owner association fees are common throughout many…

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