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Moving to Florida

by Maureen McCabe on January 31, 2008

Retire to Florida? Maybe an early, early, early retirement! Or just moving south for the weather? I want to introduce an out of state “guest blogger.” Central Ohioans seem to love Florida, so I have asked some friends from Florida to guest blog occasionally on ColumbusBestBlog.com. According to the weatherman we’re going to get snow in Columbus tonight… so Jim’s timing could not be better…

Jim Hirschhorn of Real Living Realty SolutionsJim Hirschhorn of Real Living Real Estate Solutions wrote:

Central Florida is truly a melting pot of the country. I have been here about 10 years and it is almost comical when I meet new people and ask where they are from, it is rarely Florida! Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, I was used to the changing of seasons, the pretty leaves and sometimes harsh winters. My first year in Florida, I was stopped at a traffic light, in November, in a short sleeved shirt, and thought, this is pretty cool.

Florida, along with Michigan, California and Nevada have been the focus of the country with regards to foreclosures and the dreaded sub prime mortgage crisis. The only problem with this is that it seems that the media picks up the statistics that bring in viewers and readers. They forget to talk about all of the growth that Florida is experiencing. Central Florida, in particular, is attracting new industry with the Burnham Research Institute, a new University of Central Florida Medical School and a new Veterans Hospital. In Downtown Orlando, We recently approved a plan to build 3 new venues. The county Commissioners approved a billion dollar plan to bring a new sporting arena, performing arts center and renovation to the Citrus Bowl Stadium. Florida looks to double their population in the next 10 years.

We can’t forget about “The Mouse” as we call it. Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld/Busch Gardens are a huge draw, not only for visitors but also for career minded individuals of all ages. My friend’s father retired from a company after 40 years and now works at Disney and loves it!

It is, no question a great time to buy, especially in Central Florida. Prices have adjusted, mortgage rates are at all time lows and for those people that plan to be in a great city, Orlando is the one for you. Let’s be honest…our low temperature of 62 and high of 80 today should Make your decision a little easier.

For more information about our area, feel free to contact Jim Hirschhorn, Broker/Manager at Real Living Real Estate Solutions. I can be reached at 407-253-1377 or at Jim.Hirschhorn at RealLiving.com ;- )

Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando Florida logoReal Living Real Estate Solutions

Jim Hirschhorn, GRI
Broker-Manager, State of Florida

Real Living Real Estate Solutions, LLC
6401 Raleigh Street
Orlando, FL 32835

Thanks Jim!

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1 Eric Hundin January 31, 2008 at 06:16 pm

I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Eric Hundin

2 Calum MacKenzie February 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

Maureen,

You could not have picked a better guy than Jim to introduce Central Florida to your readers.

“They forget to talk about all of the growth that Florida is experiencing.”
Jim, you’re right, not sure if you saw this recent report…

http://www.tampahomes24-7.com/blog/calum/floridas-flourishing-population-is-growing-strong/show/

3 Maureen McCabe February 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Eric…

Thanks Calum… Jim seems like a good guy from what I see of him on ActiveRain.

Our snow which was scheduled for 7:00 PM did not happen last night after all… or overnight… or this morning during rush hour but still some schools are closed today.

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