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    UK citizen looking for good place to buy in the USA!

    Hello all!

    Hope you are all keeping well and safe during these crazy covid19 times.

    I am looking for recommendations for somewhere i can buy thats not insanely priced in the USA.

    I am basically buying the property to spend 6 months of the year in the US and 6 months in the UK as thats what my passport allows.

    I am looking to buy/move October 2021. My budget is $350k as i have to buy cash as not a US citizen.

    I am looking for something that has 3 bedrooms at least and is in a decent neighbourhood.

    I am going to live in the USA home from October 1st till March 31st so needs to be a state where it's warm that time of year, does not need to be roasting hot just warm, i want to avoid the UK winter! I guess that keeps me to the coastal states?

    I've been to California and Florida a lot, i really like both but Cali seems very expensive.

    Anyone have any recommedations for these areas or anywhere else please?

    I love Hawaii but that seemed too expensive too.

    Thanks in advance.

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    You would have to stick probably to the Southern US, everything else very expensive or freezing.

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    Yeah it does look that way. I've only been to the tourist places in Florida like Orlando, but i do go to a music festival in Gainesville every year in Florida too which is cool.

    What about the Carolinas? Any recommedations there?

    I've been to New Orleans and loved it for a party town but not sure if i'd like to live there, same as Las Vegas for me. Great for a break but not sure what it's like to live there.

    Any southern states you would personally recommend Seraphim? PS long time no speak hope you are well

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    Originally Posted by ninjabib
    Yeah it does look that way. I've only been to the tourist places in Florida like Orlando, but i do go to a music festival in Gainesville every year in Florida too which is cool.

    What about the Carolinas? Any recommedations there?

    I've been to New Orleans and loved it for a party town but not sure if i'd like to live there, same as Las Vegas for me. Great for a break but not sure what it's like to live there.

    Any southern states you would personally recommend Seraphim? PS long time no speak hope you are well
    I am not American so I canít really say. I am Canadian . 😁 but most of North America is freezing during those months except Southern US and Pacific Northwest which is expensive.

    I am good. You?

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    Yeah i am good thanks!

    For some reason i had it in my head you were from Texas or similar, many apologies!

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    I don't live there but I'd check out Chapel Hiil. NC

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    Las Vegas is not a huge party town. Far from it.

    Yes, there is partying, but it takes place in the touristy part of the city. The remaining 90% is just your normal, run of the mill suburb except there are slot machines in the stores and gas stations and many places are open 24 hours.

    You could get a really, really nice home for $350k in a really nice part of town. I recommend Summerlin, Centennial Hills, Aliante, The Lakes, Southern Highlands, Rhodes Ranch or Henderson.

    Weather? Of course it gets very, very hot in the summer! And cold in the winter. But you can adjust and make smart decisions like, don't go for a run in the afternoon during the summer months. But it is indeed a "dry" heat and very adaptable.

    And there are some terrific restaurants, great shopping and very close to great scenery in Utah and Arizona.

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    I would never buy anything until you rent/ live there for a while and get the lay of the land to see if it's a good fit for you.

    Happiness where you live is a lot more than just what houses cost.

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    Absolutely right Wiseman! And that goes for every country or continent.

    "I would never buy anything until you rent/ live there for a while and get the lay of the land to see if it's a good fit for you.

    Happiness where you live is a lot more than just what houses cost."

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    Thanks all.

    Will check out that area Batya33.

    Boltnrun glad to hear that there is a normal Vegas! I loved it but i was always on the strip and most of the time i like a quiet life!

    Wiseman you are asbolutely right. I guess i am leaning more towards Florida and Gainesville in particular. I go there every year so i do have some American friends there who also go to that festival.

    I was indeed asking for recommendations for areas so i can research them and when possible go visit!

    It has to be somewhere i can afford though i can't get a mortgage on US property as a UK citizen or i'd be in Honolulu right now!

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