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What to Look for When Buying a Florida Home

When you think of the perfect place to buy a second home or retire, Florida probably comes to mind first. With its warm climate and endless vacation spots, Florida is a unique and fun place to live. 

There are many things you should consider about a house when you are planning your move to Florida. Some are more practical, but others are just things you should note about Florida and the homes available in the state. 

Here are the top 3 things you should look for when you are buying a Florida home:

1. A waterfront property

Florida is widely known for its beautiful beaches and other swimming areas, like springs and canals. Many people seek out their perfect home right in front of the water, and there are many of these houses available in Florida! 

Not only will you be able to swim in hot weather, but you can experience the plethora of wildlife unique to Florida, like manatees and turtles. Nature lovers will love spending time outside around their waterfront home.

The first thing you should note about a waterfront property is the possibility of floods and water damage to your property. Many homeowners in Florida have flood insurance to protect against these kinds of natural disasters. In fact, many places near the water require that you have flood insurance for your home.

When it is time to restore your home after it is damaged, All Dry USA service homes across the state of Florida to help repair and restore any flood damages. They can even help protect against floods before they hit. Water should always be removed quickly to prevent mold from growing in the affected areas.

You should also consider the special laws and regulations related to owning a waterfront property. Florida lawmakers have many measures in place to ensure the safety of natural plants and animals, like restrictions on interaction with the wildlife and the types of fertilizer to use on your lawn to prevent runoff. When you buy a Florida home, always look into laws surrounding wildlife!

2. A Florida Room

If you’re not a native of the Sunshine State, chances are you haven’t heard of the Florida room. It is essentially an extra living space in the back of the home. It often has many large windows, so it brings in a lot of natural light and gives you a great view of your backyard. Many people think of it as an enclosed porch.

The Florida room is a unique feature of many homes in Florida, and if you’re looking to buy a second home or retire in this state, you should find one with a spacious Florida room. The furniture and decorations in this room are often more casual than the rest of the house, and you can place indoor or outdoor furniture within it. There are so many fun things you can do with this room! It’s definitely worth considering while looking for the perfect home in Florida.

3. A Unique Style of Home

The state of Florida is home to many different architectural styles; all suited to keep you cool in the hot weather. 

Florida homes often have a Spanish influence, using red tile hip roofs and stucco exterior walls. They may also have more of a Mediterranean flair, with large arched doorways and columns outside. There is even the unique Key West style home, with roofs that hang over windows to keep rooms cool inside.

No matter what style of home you get, you will often see them with an open floor plan. This means that the flow between rooms is seamless, and you can see almost every room from anywhere in the house. This style has become very popular in the past ten years. If your home has an older style, however, it may not have an open floor plan. In this case, you can call All Dry USA to remodel any room in the house, from kitchens and bathrooms to living rooms.

In Conclusion

Buying a house is a big decision, with a lot of moving parts to consider. Buying a house in Florida, however, doesn’t have to be stressful! With so many beautiful natural elements, as well as unique architectural styles, finding the perfect home in the Sunshine State can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Ben Suiskind

Chief Executive Officer at All Dry USA
With Ben’s knowledge, and visionary leadership, All Dry USA has expanded into a national, full-service property damage restoration company with multiple locations across the United States. Ben holds numerous specialty licenses and certifications in restoration and construction.
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