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CFerguson

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Posted: 07/01/19 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone have any experience Fulltiming on properties that you own?

What I am thinking of is buying property in several locations around the country such that at any given time of the year, you would have at least one spot to have ideal weather.

Yes, I know local laws/zoning have to be considered, but what got me started down this track is that some distant relatives of mine own a large lot on a river in MI and when the salmon are running, they all tow their RVs to the property and fish to their hearts’ content. I know they have municipal water on the site, not sure about electric. Ideally, I’d want both.

I’d love to hear about your experiences doing this and any downsides to this idea (other than initial cost and taxes, local meth heads, etc).

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Posted: 07/01/19 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely interested in this idea too.

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One maybe two sites, I could see. My parents used to have land in northern Michigan but it was one site that got used many times per year.

A dozen, seems like way more hassle than it's worth. You still pay property tax and have to maintain insurance. Then if you want utilities, you have to get them turned on and off. Just keeping track of everything would be a part time job.


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Posted: 07/01/19 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Each locality will be different. We were just in Co. Springs, CO and they passed a law limiting the amount of time an RV could stay on a lot, even if you were the owner of that lot. I suspect you will need to check with each location to ensure you don't end up going afoul of the law.
Looking at the costs involved to install a firm parking place, water, sewer and electric at each site may also make less sense than public options unless you plan to do this for many years and think there might be some resale value of the land when you are done.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 07/01/19 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I should add that cost isn't a problem.

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We are going to do the same thing but are not going to own any of the land

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I'm thinking this would be nice for snowbirding with just 2 lots

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We are going to do the same thing but are not going to own any of the land

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Posted: 07/01/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not just rent seasonal spots and not deal with ownership costs and responsibilities?





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Posted: 07/01/19 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CFerguson wrote:

I should add that cost isn't a problem.

While cost may not be a problem, it is always an issue. If cost is NO OBJECT then you would be staying at the best RV Resorts available everywhere in the US and this topic would never have been posted.

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