My husband and I moved from New Hampshire to Florida last October. In New Hampshire, we had a beautiful town home that was almost 2000 sq feet. It also came with a hefty $2000 a month mortgage and a $7000 a year for property taxes. We sold our beautiful home in New Hampshire and bought a 1972 double-wide mobile home in a 55+ community in Florida. We gutted the whole house and put over $25000 into it. We put new floors, walls, driveway, screened-in patio, blinds, ac on our lanai, etc. It looks nice. With the money we got from selling our home in New Hampshire plus what we had to put into it, we were able to buy our home for cash. It feels good to be mortgage free. Thank goodness, no sooner than we got to Florida, than I lost my job and did not find one for almost 2 weeks.