Move to Ocala, Sebring, Orlando, Florida?

We have a winter home in Ft Myers, but are thinking of going farther north, maybe around Ocala, or Sebring or Orlando. Any comments on local "alive"evangelical churches, real estate appreciation expected, areas to look for around $300,000- small businesses needed, any comments welcome . Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Don't know much about churches but if religion is you number 1 concern, you should start with your church for reference elsewhere. Apart from that, Naples and Ft. Myers are two of the most overpriced areas in this country. So you may do well by taking profit and trade down on the dollar without compromising life style. At lease you don't have to fight the traffic on I 75 anymore. Take advantage on the current capital gain tax break on selling your home now.

    There are still ample affordable residential housing in the Orlando area although the prices are inching up. Ocala and Sebring are sleepers but not for long. Four years ago, my affiliates bought 840 acres of land in Vero for $4300 an acre knowing that it worth $12,000 rezoned to 5 acre mini farms. They just turned down $76,000 an acre. So if you have a chance to grab a chunk of land (citrus farms in the path of growth) with the proceeds of your sale in Ft. Myers and put it in Ocular or Sebring, it may pay off handsomely a few years later. These two places are will likely become the "Bed Room Communities" for Orlando just like Verso Beach to Palm Beach. Happy hunting.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try contacting a local real estate agent. They will know everything there is to know about areas that meet your criteria. A really good website to browse local real estate/real estate agents is: http://www.realestateforsaleinflorida.net

    It's really easy to navigate and is full of info about realtors with links to their personal websites. Most of their websites will have all the available homes/rentals in the area along with community info, so you can do some research before you contact anyone. Hopefully that works for you. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Orlando is probbaly going to be a lot more expensive then the other areas you stated.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would try Jacksonville or SC

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