I'd like to take the time to reply to this now that the dust has settled
I never meant to cause a huge debate or disruption in the forum. Let me explain in better words my intentions with purchasing a property there.
First and foremost it will be a Vacation Home for my family.
Memories are my top priority from the adventure of owning a place to come to as much as we can.
In the meantime with it being empty I was hoping to use it to rent out. That is the part that I've never done and wanted advice about.
I really do appreciate ALL the advice.. Good and bad. I did lash out because of couple of posters were not so polite about it as others. And I appologize for seeming to take it out on all of you. That is why I've taken a few days just discussing things in Private with some really wonderful people!
Sooo .. As long as you don't tell me to go away or keep dreaming (in a sarcastic way). I'm totally open minded to all advice.
You didn't, this thread is one long, massive dump of intelligence on the owner / rental market down here in SoWal. Most of the folks responding are in the busienss of realty, own a rental, or have researched the idea themselves. Ignore any harsh remarks, your initial post was just an easy target because of the way you happened to word it.