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Hello Joescullion,
My wife and I have been retired approximately 3 months. We have a home in South Florida on Approx 1/2 acre of land. We like the home and the neighborhood very well but are not satisfied with the general population growth and terrible traffic problems in South Florida. We also own 2 1/2 acres of property in North Florida 20 miles out of Gainesville and out in the boonies. We are preparing to build a Cedar post and beam home on our lake that will be our dream home.
It is no larger than our present home but much more open a design and most important to us, it is away from the hurry up and wait traffic insanity of I-95 and the Turnpike.

Our present home represents approx 15% of our net worth and the new will be approx 23%. We think this is probably in the high range but still feel the difference in the climate, pace of life, amount of effort required to maintain the lawn etc. will be worth it to us.

Good luck
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