|Our friends in Arizona are very precious. We|
could not wait to begin this part of our life.
There are so many choices these day for people that want to leave the cold in the winter. I want to talk about RV resort living today.
A question I received yesterday went like this:
Would love to be an AZ snowbird, but we can't wrap our brain [around] paying for lot rental for the six months we wouldn't be living there. We would be interested in any thoughts/advice about this. (We don't have an RV so would love to buy an older park model in a senior park.)Normally when people come to a RV resort like the one we live in, they will rent a park model or come in an RV. Usually they end up buying a park model.
Many of the units available now are old and can be snatched up in March or April at bargain basement prices. The reason for this is that the rent for the next year will be coming due and paying the rent is costly. If people are going to sell and haven't found a buyer during the snowbird season, this is when they need to sell fast. It is a money matter.
Once the plunge to buy something is taken, the new owner pays the year's rent immediately. It will probably be over $4500. That works out to a little less than $390 a month.The justification for paying rental for 12 months when we only stay 6 or 7 is one that stops people in their tracks. It does seem to those people like a waste of money. The purchase for the park model may be minimal but the rent is not.
|The life here in Tucson offers so many beautiful experiences.|
But above all, for people that are waiting, waiting, waiting, I can only say that as you age time is not on your side. Your health my suffer because you cannot be as active when the weather is bad. So...Tic Toc! Do what you can afford and enjoy life. Don't wait until the grandchildren are grown or the cat/dog dies. Don't wait for prices to fall because the likelihood of that happening are nil now. After all, if you wait too long, you will miss your chance.
|Pickle Ball is a hot game in our park.|
The courts are used every day. We actually
need more than we have.
So that is what I think. Please add to the conversation if you would like. And of course, I always welcome your questions.
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