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Old 11-21-2011, 10:57 PM   #11
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I live in Gulf Breeze proper and I can honestly say it is the place to be for a family...hands down. Not because the people are better (as in better than everyone else), but because it has EVERYTHING you need right at your doorstep. Schools, hospitals, parks, water, boat launches, sidewalks, water, well run government, emergency response services, water, did I mention water? I am fishing in 5 minutes from boat in the driveway to the water. Like Omega said, I have never seen prices so low here...which means when the economy turns around you have serious equity in your home. PLUS, it is a growing city for the reasons mentioned above. As far as hurricanes are concerned, my house is higher in elevation than most houses in Pensacola. Call me when you get here and I will take you around to meet some folks. I'm sure Omega will do the same for you.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:59 PM   #12
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I live in Cordova Park. Central to everything and a good neighborhood. Houses sell quickly around here, but there are still really good deals around if you want to put some work in. 2 years ago I bought a 3 bed 2 bath, double garage, pool and pool hose for 139K. House had a new 60K kitchen. Mall is 5 minutes away, as is the boat ramp. Property taxes are high in Pensacola. You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you have questions.
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I hate to think of remodeling another house, although we have lots of experience having spent the last ten years remodeling & re-landscaping a 3200 sq footer on 3 acres and doing 90% of the work ourselves. I suppose I could do it again if the benefit to quality of life to be in a certain area were significant.

We're thinking of downsizing to 1400 to 1800 sq ft. Don't want to spend all my time keeping up the house-place when there's fish out there to be caught!!!
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.... Property taxes are high in Pensacola. ...
I'm paying $6700 on 3200 sq ft on 3 acres in the city limits here in TX ... how's that compare?

I was hoping to get away from that.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:00 AM   #15
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That's higher taxes than Pensacola. With homestead it's more reasonable. I was paying about $4000.00 on a 360K house before homestead. As I'm 100% disabled Vet., I don't pay propery taxes any more. If you're not interested in renovation there's plenty of properties ready to move in. The house across the street from me is for sale 4 bed 2000sqft, totally renovated for $189,900. It's been on the market for over a year as the price is too high! I'd suggest a visit to check put all these area. Get in contact with Jim (Realtor on this forum) and he'll take care of you.
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That's higher taxes than Pensacola. With homestead it's more reasonable. I was paying about $4000.00 on a 360K house before homestead. As I'm 100% disabled Vet., I don't pay propery taxes any more. If you're not interested in renovation there's plenty of properties ready to move in. The house across the street from me is for sale 4 bed 2000sqft, totally renovated for $189,900. It's been on the market for over a year as the price is too high! I'd suggest a visit to check put all these area. Get in contact with Jim (Realtor on this forum) and he'll take care of you.
Seem to be a lot of "Jim's" on the Member List ---- which one?
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When looking on the the member list look for the name realtor. His real name in life is Jim.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #18
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I live in Gulf Breeze proper and I can honestly say it is the place to be for a family...hands down. Not because the people are better (as in better than everyone else), but because it has EVERYTHING you need right at your doorstep. Schools, hospitals, parks, water, boat launches, sidewalks, water, well run government, emergency response services, water, did I mention water? I am fishing in 5 minutes from boat in the driveway to the water. Like Omega said, I have never seen prices so low here...which means when the economy turns around you have serious equity in your home. PLUS, it is a growing city for the reasons mentioned above. As far as hurricanes are concerned, my house is higher in elevation than most houses in Pensacola. Call me when you get here and I will take you around to meet some folks. I'm sure Omega will do the same for you.
+1... there are two houses in my neighborhood right now that are a real steal because of the economy. <200k on the water.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #19
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IMO Kingsfield rd has some great neighborhoods. Been here since 1998, 2400 sq. Ft, 3/4 acre lot...taxes about $1250 p/ yr. Very quite and 20 min from just about anything. Also selling my 95 Aquasport 245 Cuddy w/1996 225 Ocean Pro. Put on craigslist for 13500. Make a deal for pff member. Im originally from the lone star state but I love it here. This is home brother!!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:44 PM   #20
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AndyS - i live in santa rosa beach. There are awesome schools in walton county. The location is great for playing too. There are some good deals to be found in the housing market right now too if you just take the time and dig for them. We are pinned into this area due to jobs, i mean that in a good way. But if you didnt want to live on this side of the bay, niceville is great too. housing is cheaper and you can cross the bridge easy enough. Freeport is another expanding place with a high school close by and a bridge to get over the fishing grounds fast.
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