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Old 17-05-2011, 07:48   #1
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We're a mid 50's couple with a small 15 acre farm w/home in Keystone Heights. Our plan is to sell and purchase a sailboat and small home near a marina (St. Augustine or St. Marys (GA)). With real estate prices at their current decline it may be awhile before this is possible. We have a small income @ around 1,200 a month but I won't begin drawing my retirement for another five years. If anyone has ever been in this situation I'd appreciate some advice. My wife wants a hard home just in case - I want to just step on out there in faith. The home sale will be clear profit - but now only around 200,000. What to do - What to do. Thanks all.

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Old 17-05-2011, 08:16   #2
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Old 17-05-2011, 08:26   #3
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Welcome, sounds like a great plan, but it is the both of yours decision....I would do it in a heartbeat myself....Allan
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Old 28-05-2011, 20:09   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
My wife and I had this very same dilemna many years back. We sold our home, started building another and my sailboat is still here in the yard 20 years later. I was 46 when I retired and thought I'd have all the time in the world to go cruising. Now she has lost interest completely and I have the dream and that's all. I should be getting the boat in the water in a year or two and hope I don't have to leave without her.
My advice is to let your wife read this post and try to convince her that going now is in your and her best interest. Your health will not improve with age.
I hope your story turns out better.
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