Florida Move Guide by Ron Stack FAQ

Florida Move Guide by Ron Stack Q&A

Q) What’s the Biggest Mistake People Make When Moving to Florida?

A) Concentrating on finding the best place to live or retire in Florida, before we answer the most important question: Should we really be moving to Florida in the first place?

Q) Why is it So Important to Learn if You Should be Moving to Florida or Not, First?

  1. Because moving 1000 miles from where you now live only to learn you’ve made a huge mistake can be emotionally and financially devastating. This is especially true if you will be buying and selling homes to make your move happen, or if you will be moving children into new schools, or are of retirement age or will be moving to Florida on a fixed income.
  2. A University Of Florida study published in 2009 showed that nearly 13 million people moved to Florida during the time studied, but over 9 million people moved out during that same time period. It’s expensive to move long distance only to learn you’ve made a big mistake and have to move again to correct it. Worse yet, some people move to Florida, learn it was the biggest mistake they’ve ever made in their life, but can’t afford to move out to correct it.

Q) How can the Florida Move Guide by Ron Stack Help Me Learn if Florida is Right for Me?

    1. It will help you because you’ll learn all of the negatives that cause people to move out of “paradise”. There are a lot of negatives to living in Florida. Possibly far more than where you now live. If there are more negatives to living in Florida than where you now live, wouldn’t you want to know that before you make one of the biggest decisions of your life?
    2. More Importantly, the Florida Move Guide will also explain how to minimize or eliminate many of those negatives to further ensure your relocation doesn’t turn out to be a disruptive expensive mistake. Here’s some of what you’ll learn in the Florida Move Guide: Home or condo? The reasons it may be a mistake to buy a condo even if it’s a long time dream. Pool home or not? Gated community or not? Deed restrictions or not? How can I minimize the threat of hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding? Why does the age of the home I live in matter so much in Florida? How can it be a mistake to move to Florida for the beach? How can it be a mistake to move to Florida for the theme parks? What are the state laws that provide Floridians with extraordinary protection not available in other states, and how can I make sure I qualify? What type of home construction should I look for and what type should I avoid? Plus so much more….

In a national Gallup Poll only 11% of Floridians said Florida was the best state to live in.

Yet from my experience of selling homes for more than a decade to people moving in, and out of Florida, I can tell you that nearly 100% of people moving to Florida think it’s the best state to live in. Why is there such a gap between what people think before they move to Florida, and after they’ve lived in the state a while?

Because the reality of living in Florida is often far different than what people perceive it will be like.

How many people have “permanently” moved to Florida, only to learn it was a mistake and moved out?

A University of Florida study on migration in and out of Florida published in 2009, showed that during the study period,

13,164,695 people moved to Florida from other US states.

9,540,260 moved out of Florida to another US states.

Your chances of that permanent move to Florida working out as planned, is far lower than what most people realize.


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