My partner as well as I both grew up, got married as well as raised our family in the northeastern part of the country; Once our three adolescents graduated from school, they all moved to FL, they settled into Jacksonville… My partner as well as I were unwilling to remain up north as well as suffer through the long, cold as well as snowy winters.
My friend and I missed our adolescents. My friend and I started searching for available Jacksonville real estate for sale. Our three children are all severely successful in their chosen fields. They each purchased greater as well as newer properties with water access. My oldest child purchased a house directly on the St. Johns river. My partner as well as I were planning to keep our house in the north as well as stay there for about half the year. My friend and I couldn’t afford anything in the same neighborhood as our adolescents. My friend and I searched listings as well as toured a wide variety of homes for sale, every home within our price range had serious problems. One smelled badly of pet urine as well as another had an immense sinkhole in the backyard. Most included roofs that were too old to qualify for insurance. They all featured severely outdated bedrooms as well as bathrooms. My friend and I didn’t want to buy a home as we instantly needed to invest into new appliances as well as major renovations. My friend and I doubt these homes would pass a four-point inspection. My friend and I gradually broadened our search to more rural communities outside of Jacksonville. The city is immense, so this led us a considerable distance from our adolescents. My friend and I ended up buying a house in Keystone Heights, which is approximately an hour’s drive.