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Posted: 1/10/2015 9:57:22 PM EST
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 10:38:09 PM EST
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So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?
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Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?
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Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?
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Originally Posted By Campy6169:
Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?


Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?

Is that a bad thing? I've never lived in a house that wasn't on well & septic.
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Is that a bad thing? I've never lived in a house that wasn't on well & septic.
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Originally Posted By Campy6169:
Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?


Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?

Is that a bad thing? I've never lived in a house that wasn't on well & septic.


I don't think it's a bad thing. Just make sure that it is a deep well. I've seen a lot of shallow wells and in the dry season wells dry up........
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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 2:54:27 PM EST
Location, location, location. As stated above... Ocala has economics at both ends of the spectrum... so I think you can figure this one out...
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:07:36 PM EST
Was it an infomercial? Prices are climbing on real estate again.

I am 1.5 hrs south and 39k would not buy you tar paper shack here.

But looks like there are homes in that price range on the MLS.
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I don't think it's a bad thing. Just make sure that it is a deep well. I've seen a lot of shallow wells and in the dry season wells dry up........
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Originally Posted By Campy6169:
Originally Posted By AASG:
Originally Posted By Campy6169:
Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?


Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?

Is that a bad thing? I've never lived in a house that wasn't on well & septic.


I don't think it's a bad thing. Just make sure that it is a deep well. I've seen a lot of shallow wells and in the dry season wells dry up........

The only thing I hate about wells around here is the smell of the water and the brown stains it leaves on everything. Filter system takes care of it...
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:10:50 PM EST
While prices ate still lower then the peak, when your taking about really low prices they ate in higher crime areas.
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Location, location, location. As stated above... Ocala has economics at both ends of the spectrum... so I think you can figure this one out...
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That be West Ocala IIRC.
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
Was it an infomercial? Prices are climbing on real estate again.

I am 1.5 hrs south and 39k would not buy you tar paper shack here.

But looks like there are homes in that price range on the MLS.
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It is called aantv.com
We watch it on Direct TV sattellite. I think they only sell in florida and it is live auctions. We are amazed at how cheap it is. We live in Oregon, wich is a pretty shitty place it's self. Here an old mobile home on 4 acres is $480,000. I'm a veteran and the best job I can get is $10/hour. I've thought about moving someplace warm, hawaii, florida, mexico, ect.
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The only thing I hate about wells around here is the smell of the water and the brown stains it leaves on everything. Filter system takes care of it...
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Originally Posted By Campy6169:
Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?


Like everywhere else, there are many factors that determine prices. Ocala is about 4 hours from where I am so I can't specifically speak to the area. I do know it's a few hours from any major city. Question to you OP. What are you looking for exactly? That house in Ocala is most likely on septic & well. What year was the house built, what's the condition?

Is that a bad thing? I've never lived in a house that wasn't on well & septic.


I don't think it's a bad thing. Just make sure that it is a deep well. I've seen a lot of shallow wells and in the dry season wells dry up........

The only thing I hate about wells around here is the smell of the water and the brown stains it leaves on everything. Filter system takes care of it...



well water about 15 miles from me is where "zephyrhills bottled water" comes from. never hurts to check it out before you buy.
i grew up on clean clear well water, and can't stand the smell or taste of the city water where i live.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:10:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?
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If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.

Here's a link to the Marion County Property Appraiser's Website to give you a rough idea of home values in a certain area.
ETA: Marion County Foreclosure Auction


If you are looking at something specific, let me know and I can give you a good idea of what the area is like.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 8:28:57 PM EST
My company buys 3 bedroom houses in Liberty City for 39k. So, yeah...
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 8:32:03 PM EST
There is a reason that Real Estate is cheap and it is not good.

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 11:39:47 PM EST
You can get a 3/2 house for 30k, and you can get a 2/2 condo in the millions. As others have stated it just depends on where in FL. The rural areas can be really cheap and the nicer parts of the larger cities can be crazy expensive, especially on or near the water. You can also spend quite a bit in the "rural" areas getting into areas big in horses, fly in communities, etc.
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Originally Posted By Speargun_:

If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.

Here's a link to the Marion County Property Appraiser's Website to give you a rough idea of home values in a certain area.
ETA: Marion County Foreclosure Auction


If you are looking at something specific, let me know and I can give you a good idea of what the area is like.

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Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?

If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.

Here's a link to the Marion County Property Appraiser's Website to give you a rough idea of home values in a certain area.
ETA: Marion County Foreclosure Auction


If you are looking at something specific, let me know and I can give you a good idea of what the area is like.





Hey....not all of us in the ONF are crack heads.......



LOL

Though my wife says I am at times LOL



Like posted....you'll go from ghetto flop home for 40 k....to 350 k home in 2 minutes drive


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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:21:44 PM EST
Cheap and Florida don't go together, at least not here in the Tampa area.
For that price you get what you pay for along with some real nice neighbors.
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If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.



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Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?

If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.





This seems about accurate. I bought a property last year In Ocala National forest. About 6 acres to be exact (CHEAP). I find out that a mile away there is a meth head community. WTF!! Luckily they don't really bother anyone. Now I wonder if this is why it was cheap.
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This seems about accurate. I bought a property last year In Ocala National forest. About 6 acres to be exact (CHEAP). I find out that a mile away there is a meth head community. WTF!! Luckily they don't really bother anyone. Now I wonder if this is why it was cheap.
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Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?

If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.





This seems about accurate. I bought a property last year In Ocala National forest. About 6 acres to be exact (CHEAP). I find out that a mile away there is a meth head community. WTF!! Luckily they don't really bother anyone. Now I wonder if this is why it was cheap.




We have a lake place up in Salt springs in ONF. We're 2.5 miles off the highway on a one way in or out limerock road. Small lake community of 30 homes. Neighbor just snagged a solid 2/2 CB on a 100' by100' lot there for $16K. Rippin deal!

No one in our little community remembers there ever being a burglary or any violent crime. I guess crooks don't like having only one escape route.
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We have a lake place up in Salt springs in ONF. We're 2.5 miles off the highway on a one way in or out limerock road. Small lake community of 30 homes. Neighbor just snagged a solid 2/2 CB on a 100' by100' lot there for $16K. Rippin deal!

No one in our little community remembers there ever being a burglary or any violent crime. I guess crooks don't like having only one escape route.
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Originally Posted By AASG:
So I've thought about moving to Florida before.
We are watching real estate auctions on TV right now, they are selling a nice house, 3/1.5, for $39,000 on SW 2nd st in Ocala. This is just an example, we see tons of cheap houses in FL on this auction site. So my mother says "gee, there must be something wrong with the area". So does anybody know, why is real estate seem cheap in FL? As an example, is that house above in a bad area?

If the house number is lower than about 4000 (i.e. 3849 sw 2nd st.) I would stay away..... unless you want to live close to your friendly neighborhood crack dealer.

There are a lot of places around here that can be bought cheap and still be in a good area. Foreclosure auctions are one of the best places to look. I recently looked at one that worth around $90k go for $32k and another worth around $120k go for $34k. It all depends what you are looking for.

Here are a few very general demographics:
Southeast/southwest Ocala tends to be middle - upper class.
Northeast lower to middle class.
West/northwest horse farms with a mix of lower to upper classes.
Far east (Ocala National Forest) middle class to meth-heads.





This seems about accurate. I bought a property last year In Ocala National forest. About 6 acres to be exact (CHEAP). I find out that a mile away there is a meth head community. WTF!! Luckily they don't really bother anyone. Now I wonder if this is why it was cheap.




We have a lake place up in Salt springs in ONF. We're 2.5 miles off the highway on a one way in or out limerock road. Small lake community of 30 homes. Neighbor just snagged a solid 2/2 CB on a 100' by100' lot there for $16K. Rippin deal!

No one in our little community remembers there ever being a burglary or any violent crime. I guess crooks don't like having only one escape route.


Lots of lil "villages " out there...especially around the lakes (Buck /beakman etc) and places west of salt springs off 88 and towards 314. Some look interesting to say the least.
My lil town ain't bad ...but has its crime...mostly drug (Meth /pills) or break ins. But nothing like what'd you'd see in town.


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