gamiziuk - 12:19 am on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
It seems like you could get a big, new house with an indoor pool with a waterfall for a fraction of what the same house would cost in any of the major metro areas of California.
You also get mosquitoes, little lizards and palmetto bugs (flying roaches) everywhere plus hurricanes, sinkholes [dep.state.fl.us], spontaneous rain all the time followed by blistering humid heat, A/C bills, tons of tourists, timeshares, snowbirds (people) from Canada, and the hazardous driving conditions caused by little tufts of blue hair that can't see over the dashboard.
All reasons why they're giving away houses at rates way below California prices.
Florida also has NO STATE INCOME TAX and no earthquake zones.