Hi Blog Friends.
A couple of weeks ago Steve & I made a trip to the New Smyrna Beach area to look
at some homes.
We were impressed with the area and did find two houses that we liked. One was
eliminated because it was a little far from grocery stores, restaurants and shopping.
Want to see the home we like?
The battery in my camera died so these pictures are from the MLS.
This bar area would have to go.
The pool is beautiful with a waterfall and fountains. The MLS says the owner spent $60000
on the pool and screened cage.
There are so many things to consider when buying any house, but even more so in florida....
Distance to the ocean, lake or river, flood zones and elevations determine the cost of flood insurance. The age, roof material and roof style of a house plays a big part in the cost of wind (hurricane) insurance. I had never heard of CDD until we began our home search. In some communities those fees can run several thousand dollars per year and are added to your already high tax bill. Even some developments have a mandatory golf membership that can make the HOA very expensive.
There is a lot to think about and we need to look at all the cost of owning a Florida home before making a final decision.
Below is what keeps us wanting to live here...
I am headed to the Fancy Flea tomorrow and I'll be back to tell you all about it.
Thanks for visiting.
The Dedicated House
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