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October 6th, 2021 at 1:36:40 PM permalink
It's official, I am leaving Las Vegas. I just bought a house in the small city of Cape Coral Florida and look forward to no longer being cold. Hopefully this is the home I will die in.

Sometime in November I will be spending some time on the beaches. I can't wait.
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October 6th, 2021 at 1:41:00 PM permalink
How many years did you live in Vegas?
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October 6th, 2021 at 1:43:08 PM permalink
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    Thirty-one
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    October 6th, 2021 at 1:51:39 PM permalink
    Quote: DRich

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    How many years did you live in Vegas?

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    Thirty-one
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    Were you in a comped suite?
    Good luck with your move.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 2:06:59 PM permalink
    Get out before the water dries up.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 2:14:21 PM permalink
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    Thirty-one
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    Wow! I guess its a good time to sell if you own a home. Enjoy the humidity, and don't forget to purchase hurricane insurance
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    October 6th, 2021 at 2:39:51 PM permalink
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    Thirty-one
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    Wow! I guess its a good time to sell if you own a home. Enjoy the humidity, and don't forget to purchase hurricane insurance
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    I just found out that flood insurance is very expensive. $4500 a year or $400 a month.

    I guess that is what you get when you have 400 miles of canals and water within the city limits

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    October 6th, 2021 at 3:01:57 PM permalink
    Quote: DRich

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    Thirty-one
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    Wow! I guess its a good time to sell if you own a home. Enjoy the humidity, and don't forget to purchase hurricane insurance
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    I just found out that flood insurance is very expensive. $4500 a year or $400 a month.

    I guess that is what you get when you have 400 miles of canals and water within the city limits



    IIRC there is a limit to the coverage you can get for any home so a real top end place may not cover rebuild.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 3:17:25 PM permalink
    Congrats man.

    The flood insurance quote is ridiculous. Is it private flood insurance or FEMA? My FEMA flood insurance was $487 for the entire year.

    And AZDuffman is right- max coverage is $250k building, $100k contents.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 4:34:00 PM permalink
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    Congrats man.

    The flood insurance quote is ridiculous. Is it private flood insurance or FEMA? My FEMA flood insurance was $487 for the entire year.

    And AZDuffman is right- max coverage is $250k building, $100k contents.

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    It is private insurance. For $487 a year I am guessing that you are not in a major flood zone. My home is less than 100 yards from two separate canals so I am guessing that is considered a major flood zone.
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    October 6th, 2021 at 5:45:29 PM permalink
    More sticker shock when you price airline flights out of RSW compared to TPA and MCO
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    October 6th, 2021 at 5:58:51 PM permalink
    Best wishes to ya on this new Chapter in the "Story of DRich".
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    October 7th, 2021 at 4:31:03 AM permalink
    Quote: DRich

    It is private insurance. For $487 a year I am guessing that you are not in a major flood zone. My home is less than 100 yards from two separate canals so I am guessing that is considered a major flood zone.

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    Proximity to a canal is less important than the property's elevation above sea level. I grew up on South Florida an we were less than 100 yards from a canal, but we never saw anything close to flooding as our property was at a higher elevation than our neighbors'.

    I'm sure if you go to the Lee County website and find out more about your flood zone, if you were so inclined.

    BTW, welcome to the Sunshine State, neighbor*.

    Well, Cape Coral is 5+ hours away from me, so 'neighbor' in a relative sense!
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    October 7th, 2021 at 5:08:00 AM permalink
    Quote: DRich

    Quote: Gundy

    Congrats man.

    The flood insurance quote is ridiculous. Is it private flood insurance or FEMA? My FEMA flood insurance was $487 for the entire year.

    And AZDuffman is right- max coverage is $250k building, $100k contents.

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    It is private insurance. For $487 a year I am guessing that you are not in a major flood zone. My home is less than 100 yards from two separate canals so I am guessing that is considered a major flood zone.
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    Florida is great, man. See you at the beach this winter.

    My house is 1.4 miles from the gulf. And we have canals everywhere- that's a good thing (I think?) as it gives the water somewhere to go. The elevation of my lot is 10' 2" above sea level. It's in a flood zone.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 2:56:34 AM permalink
    Sad to see you go, but I'm happy for you. Hopefully, you will visit occasionally.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 4:22:08 AM permalink
    Quote: DRich

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    Congrats man.

    The flood insurance quote is ridiculous. Is it private flood insurance or FEMA? My FEMA flood insurance was $487 for the entire year.

    And AZDuffman is right- max coverage is $250k building, $100k contents.

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    It is private insurance. For $487 a year I am guessing that you are not in a major flood zone. My home is less than 100 yards from two separate canals so I am guessing that is considered a major flood zone.
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    '

    www.floodcert.com. You need an account.

    I do not think it is the canal putting you in the zone, more the hurricane surge potential. https://clovered.com/flood-zones/
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    October 8th, 2021 at 4:41:37 AM permalink
    I just spent a week in Sarasota. Iíve never been on the gulf coast of Florida, itís very nice. Congrats!
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    October 8th, 2021 at 5:55:45 AM permalink
    Best wishes on your move and on life in Florida.

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    October 8th, 2021 at 8:43:16 AM permalink
    What did you finally end up deciding with moving the dogs?
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    October 8th, 2021 at 11:29:01 AM permalink
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    I haven't yet, but leaning to driving with the dogs in the car for 50 hours.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 12:15:00 PM permalink
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    I haven't yet, but leaning to driving with the dogs in the car for 50 hours.
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    i don't think it will be as much of a problem as you imagine. If they're basically good dogs, it should be alright.

    I would still take them out on some pre-trip rides, if they're not used to riding in the car. Dogs like to stick their heads out the windows, then they get bored and fall asleep.

    You might cover the back seat with a blanket in case they throw up at first.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 12:25:51 PM permalink
    Iíll be 3+ hours north of you in December. Looking to buy. If wifey wants it a tad warmer we may become neighborsÖ.
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    October 8th, 2021 at 12:31:39 PM permalink
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    Iíll be 3+ hours north of you in December. Looking to buy. If wifey wants it a tad warmer we may become neighborsÖ.
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    I am only 30 minutes from Naples.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 2:08:31 AM permalink
    Sorry to see you leave. May you enjoy the Sunshine state. Hope to see you one last time, before you hit the road.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 8:27:36 AM permalink
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    The last couple of weeks will probably be hectic but I imagine that I will get out one more time with the group for some pool or dinner.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 11:47:59 AM permalink
    Congratulations and best wishes for a safe and happy life near the beach!
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    October 9th, 2021 at 4:42:53 PM permalink
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    Sorry to see you leave. May you enjoy the Sunshine state. Hope to see you one last time, before you hit the road.
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    The last couple of weeks will probably be hectic but I imagine that I will get out one more time with the group for some pool or dinner.
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    Florida. The weather is a good reason.
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    October 9th, 2021 at 6:31:34 PM permalink
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    Sorry to see you leave. May you enjoy the Sunshine state. Hope to see you one last time, before you hit the road.
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    The last couple of weeks will probably be hectic but I imagine that I will get out one more time with the group for some pool or dinner.
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    Florida. The weather is a good reason.
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    To me the state motto should be:

    Florida, a good state to die in.
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    October 10th, 2021 at 4:41:22 AM permalink
    Iíve definitely heard Naples referred to as Godís waiting room when playing one of the Seminole casinos a few years back.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 12:31:53 PM permalink
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    Florida. The weather is a good reason.
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    To leave, right? Assuming not living in a desert, Hurricanes, humidity (It's a wet heat!) will wear you down for 5-6 months. At least you picked the right coast!



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    October 11th, 2021 at 12:58:54 PM permalink
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    To me the state motto should be:Florida, a good state to die in.



    Or maybe "Preparing sinners for Hell's weather"
    "What, me worry?"
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    October 11th, 2021 at 1:04:35 PM permalink
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    To me the state motto should be:Florida, a good state to die in.



    Or maybe "Preparing sinners for Hell's weather"
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    Once you have lived in Las Vegas, Florida weather is great,
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    October 11th, 2021 at 1:15:29 PM permalink
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    At least you picked the right coast!



    Actually I picked the Left coast.

    From my observations people from the Northeast all move to the Atlantic side of the state (Daytona, Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Gables, etc). People from the Midwest move to the Gulf side of the state (Tampa, Sarasota, Ft, Myers, Naples). I don't know why that is. I am from Ohio so naturally moving to the Gulf side.

    Only fools from upper New York near Buffalo move to the center of the state (Soopoo).
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    October 11th, 2021 at 1:58:16 PM permalink
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    At least you picked the right coast!



    Actually I picked the Left coast.

    From my observations people from the Northeast all move to the Atlantic side of the state (Daytona, Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Gables, etc). People from the Midwest move to the Gulf side of the state (Tampa, Sarasota, Ft, Myers, Naples). I don't know why that is. I am from Ohio so naturally moving to the Gulf side.

    Only fools from upper New York near Buffalo move to the center of the state (Soopoo).
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    Ive noticed the same. My only guess is that the northeasterners prefer a larger metro area like Miami

    It also might be that they want an ocean instead of a gulf.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 4:07:51 PM permalink
    Quote: DRich

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    At least you picked the right coast!



    Actually I picked the Left coast.

    From my observations people from the Northeast all move to the Atlantic side of the state (Daytona, Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Gables, etc). People from the Midwest move to the Gulf side of the state (Tampa, Sarasota, Ft, Myers, Naples). I don't know why that is. I am from Ohio so naturally moving to the Gulf side.

    Only fools from upper New York near Buffalo move to the center of the state (Soopoo).
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    Ohio comes down I-75. NY comes down I-95. Maybe that's it. I remember as a lad the NY television stations had an ad, Spokes person telling folks "C'mon down!!" Jim Dooley if memory serves.
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    October 11th, 2021 at 7:11:45 PM permalink
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    To me the state motto should be:Florida, a good state to die in.



    Or maybe "Preparing sinners for Hell's weather"
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    Once you have lived in Las Vegas, Florida weather is great,
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    Bellagio Tram platform is cold during the winter.
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    October 13th, 2021 at 10:57:16 AM permalink
    I may not be leaving as soon as expected. The house I was buying just failed inspection. Time to find another house.
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    October 22nd, 2021 at 3:02:51 PM permalink
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    I may not be leaving as soon as expected. The house I was buying just failed inspection. Time to find another house.
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    After 7 offers and one house failing inspection my wife finally found us another house (After 6 trips to Florida in 9 weeks).

    If everything stays on track we will be moving in about a month.
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    October 23rd, 2021 at 4:11:01 AM permalink
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    (After 6 trips to Florida in 9 weeks).

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    October 23rd, 2021 at 10:21:34 AM permalink
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    I may not be leaving as soon as expected. The house I was buying just failed inspection. Time to find another house.
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    After 7 offers and one house failing inspection my wife finally found us another house (After 6 trips to Florida in 9 weeks).

    If everything stays on track we will be moving in about a month.
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    Its ironic that you are leaving vegas. I want to move there. But we understand your reason. Ive been to vegas once in the last 3 years or any casino.

    Im building a temporary deck until the plumbers break the floor to replace a pipe.

    If my memory is correct, you are a computer programmer.
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    October 23rd, 2021 at 1:38:02 PM permalink
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    Quote: DRich

    Quote: DRich

    I may not be leaving as soon as expected. The house I was buying just failed inspection. Time to find another house.
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    After 7 offers and one house failing inspection my wife finally found us another house (After 6 trips to Florida in 9 weeks).

    If everything stays on track we will be moving in about a month.
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    Its ironic that you are leaving vegas. I want to move there. But we understand your reason. Ive been to vegas once in the last 3 years or any casino.

    Im building a temporary deck until the plumbers break the floor to replace a pipe.

    If my memory is correct, you are a computer programmer.
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    Yes, I have been in Vegas for 30 years and just ready for a change. When I moved here I assumed I would only be here about 5 years.
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