The Royal PalmCast

Relocating to Southwest Florida: Jennifer Desrosiers

October 27, 2021 Jim Sanville Episode 83
The Royal PalmCast
Relocating to Southwest Florida: Jennifer Desrosiers
Show Notes

Got the blizzard belt blues? You're not alone! Southwest Florida continues to see strong population growth and most of the new folks are from cold-weather states. That's perfectly understandable, as tropical beaches are a wonderful remedy for the cold of a northern winter. 

Today we talk with real estate broker Jennifer Desrosiers — herself a transplant from New England — about what to consider before moving the family down south. 

The Bokeelia Realtor says that Covid accelerated the pace of growth in Southwest Florida for a variety of reasons. And when the new transplants arrive at their new home, they may be in for a few surprises — mostly good ones! Florida has no state income tax, motor vehicle inspection requirement and all the sunny weather you can stand! But, Jennifer says, you have to be ready for a few changes, particularly when it comes to code enforcement and local regulations affecting real estate. 

If you have school-aged children, she recommends choosing a school first, then looking for a home within that school district. Her No. 1 tip for any new resident is one we agree with — get a friend with a boat!

Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson.