Yes you can buy property online. These days you can do just about anything remotely. I made a big move and while I didn't buy property online, I have a story which may help you to NOT do some of what I did.
I did move from South Carolina to Montana back in 2006. Our goal was to buy a house, so what we did is found an inexpensive rental property in an area we liked (in Montana) while we shopped for a house. We rented 2 acres with a converted mobile home for $500/month. That way we could search for a long ways around and wait for the perfect property. We fell in love with a very nice property and house and we bought it 4 months later. The economy crapped out and it turned out to be more than we could afford and 5 years later we lost it to the bank. Now we living in a camper in my in-laws backyard. My poor 2 goats are trapped in a tiny little fenced in area where they can't run around, and 5 dogs live with us in the camper and its 20 degrees outside and it gets cold in here.
So the lesson is, what I wish we had done differently was take more time, think with our heads and not with our hearts, and buy what we could afford.
lavender rose wrote:Okay. That does sound like good advise I think that is my biggest concern is always trying to follow my heart with somethings. But in my case I don't want to be oweing anything if do maybe a couple thosand (aka under 6 k) for that being one the reason.
Debt free is good. Haha I learned the hard way, and that is the way I am going now. I cashed in a 401k and bought land outright. I will build a house in the spring, spending as I go with no loans.
Since you don't want to take a loan, keep in mind the cheapest properties are remote and often off grid, around here anyway. To me that's a good thing, but everyone's different. If you need to work in a city, commuting can suck.
Keep in mind, taxes - property, sales, and income.
Also keep in mind it can get darn cold in Florida in winter, something about that humidity again I think, you just feel it in your bones, at least in Jacksonville where there is a wicked winter wind. If you get a place with trees for firewood that would be awesome for heating or you could use it or cooking.
I wish you luck!