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Old 01-15-2004, 12:30 PM
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Not to turn this into a pi$$ing match, any home will take a beating in a direct hit. Yes Andrew hit hard, but if you go back and look what really got torn up, Homestead, mostly tree farms, and trailer parks. I did not live here then, so I am sure it was more devastating to those involved, but I can tell you, I live about 10 miles West of the coast, and this little POS Wood Framed, Aluminum sided house, (yes, there are a few wood framed houses in FL, and Yes, it did have Termite damage when I bought it) built in 1982 survived(along with 200 more just like it), and still has the original 22 year old roof on it!!!! It gets a little scary when the storms roll in during the season, but I will take it over the SNOW and sub zero temps any day!!!!
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:39 PM
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yeah!!! I've seen freeze/thaw cycles tear up more concrete than I've seen termites ruin houses..... termites you can kill..... winter freeze can't be avoided...
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PLEASE do not encourage others to move to Florida. We have enough northerners now telling us how they do it up north. Like we give a fizzuck!

For those who think that there is no money in Florida, you may want to look again. Unless you are a union construction worker, there is good money to be made. Union jobs up north seem to pay MUCH higher for some reason.

As far as leisure activities, to each his own. I would rather boat, fish, and play golf 12 months out of the year and go on vacation to go skiing.

For those concerned about the ethnic make-up of the state. My advice is not to move to Miami or Texas or California or Washington DC or Maryland or Alabama or about 3 dozen other states. Florida is a big state and it is mostly white.

Don't knock it until you try it.

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I was just watching the weather channel, they were showing them plowing the gray slush crap off the roads. It looked lovely!
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Ya, real lovely.
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This thread is starting to sound like the Civil War, glad to hear there are a lot of happy northerners
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PLEASE do not encourage others to move to Florida. We have enough northerners now telling us how they do it up north. Like we give a fizzuck!

For those who think that there is no money in Florida, you may want to look again. Unless you are a union construction worker, there is good money to be made. Union jobs up north seem to pay MUCH higher for some reason.

As far as leisure activities, to each his own. I would rather boat, fish, and play golf 12 months out of the year and go on vacation to go skiing.

For those concerned about the ethnic make-up of the state. My advice is not to move to Miami or Texas or California or Washington DC or Maryland or Alabama or about 3 dozen other states. Florida is a big state and it is mostly white.

Don't knock it until you try it.

Mike
I'll agree with that, stay where your at then!!!!

as far as the ethnic make up, I spoke more spanish in Fairfield County CT, than I have ever had to in South Florida. I can deal with having to speak a little spanish in exchange for seeing all of the little chiquitas on the beach!!!!

As far as the termites, wood frame is not the standard in FL, Concrete block is, in fact I dont believe you can even build with wood on the first floor down here anymore(permits). My house is outside the city limits, and in an area that 20 years ago was totally uninhabited, therefore no need for building permits.

There is money to be made in the South, if you know where to look.
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Here is another reason

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