Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > For Sale Or Wanted > RV Lots, RV Land, RV Condos For Sale or Wanted

RV Lots, RV Land, RV Condos For Sale or Wanted List your RV Lots, Land to use for an RV site and RV Condos, that you either have for sale, or are looking to buy, right here. Be as descriptive as you can be, with a size, location, features and more, plus directions to the site and as much contact information as possible.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-11-2011
dackerman's Avatar
dackerman dackerman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Herndon
Posts: 613
Default Advice on buying an RV lot

I am considering buying an RV lot about 2 hours outside of DC (from where I live). This started when I was looking for a better place to store my bird. The place I'm looking at is www.riverbendrvpark.org which is appealing to me because I can get a lot right on the Potomac which would make a great getaway location.

What I would like is advice on is things I should consider/investigate and what I should look for in a site and lessons learned. I'm driving up on Wednesday to take a check out one of the sites for sale.
__________________
Dan Ackerman
2001 LXI
1984 PT-35 - Sold
Herndon, VA
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2011
birds_first's Avatar
birds_first birds_first is offline
RV Appraiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,239
Default

Without reading the River Bend info it could be set up one of 2 ways. For the most part it's like buying a condo, you have a purchase price then you will have a monthy maintenance fee, taxes & insurance. Plus you will most likely pay for your own utilities; cable, water & electric. Make sure you can rent it out or if the facility has a rental plan. That way you have income on the lot when your not on it. If it is a condo setup you own the lot, if it is a co-op you own the right to use and you sell back to the co-op upon departure at a pre determine value plus appreciation percentage. If it's a condo set up you own & you can sell at your price. There may be other situations or restrictions. Just make sure it's not a fractual ownership like a timeshare. I would also check if it is a condo setup are there any near future special assessments coming up. Things not in the budget like new pavement or a major pool repair could mean several hundreds out of your pocket for something you get limited use.
__________________
John McGinnis,
95WB42MD S60, Mid-Entry "B-Rex"
88FC35 (SOLD)
Louisville, KY/Jeffersonville, IN
2000 Jeep Cherokee
Our Blog
Our Location
https://allwheelappraisals.com/
Email or call only - please do not send PM

johns.mcginnis @ hotmail.com
502-417-5681
.,=====o00
//___l__,\____\,___
l_--- \___l----[]lllllll[]
_(o)_)___(o)_)--o-)_
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2011
jwasnewski jwasnewski is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dahlonega, GA
Posts: 1,111
Default

Also, see if the Association owns the amenities as opposed to the developer. Ask if there are any current or pending lawsuits against the Association that could generate special assessments. Read the CCR's.
__________________
Leroy Eckert
Dahlonega, GA

Former "Smoke N Mirrors" caretaker
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-12-2011
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port St Joe,Fl
Posts: 35,837
Default

and most of all make sure you can have guests!
__________________
DO NOT SEND PM
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Bainbridge,Ga.
Port St Joe Fl.
www.buybyebluebird.com

randy@randydupree.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-12-2011
Bill Pape's Avatar
Bill Pape Bill Pape is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Commerce
Posts: 11,455
Default The Great Outdoors Titusville Florida

Hi Dan, Here is a link to a place where we own a lot in Florida.
A few Forum members own and several more rent for the Winter months, it's also a place to store Birds.

http://www.tgoresort.com/ realtor with some pricing info for comparison


http://tgocsa.com/ Community Home Owners Association ( They take care of the place.)
__________________
Bill & Patty
1988 FC, Silver Edition
Commerce, Michigan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-12-2011
dackerman's Avatar
dackerman dackerman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Herndon
Posts: 613
Default

Thank you for the input, this is exactly the type of information I was needed. The property is deeded (not a timeshare) and is a condo like set up with annual fees of around $1k which includes utilities. It is gated but you can call in guests. It's a bit more rustic then place Bill posted, and also a lot closer to me

One more question, the lots range from $10K (undeveloped) to $85K (developed and on the river with private dock). Is this something I should go through a real estate agent and/or lawyer?
__________________
Dan Ackerman
2001 LXI
1984 PT-35 - Sold
Herndon, VA
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-12-2011
Bill Pape's Avatar
Bill Pape Bill Pape is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Commerce
Posts: 11,455
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dackerman View Post
Thank you for the input, this is exactly the type of information I was needed. The property is deeded (not a timeshare) and is a condo like set up with annual fees of around $1k which includes utilities. It is gated but you can call in guests. It's a bit more rustic then place Bill posted, and also a lot closer to me

One more question, the lots range from $10K (undeveloped) to $85K (developed and on the river with private dock). Is this something I should go through a real estate agent and/or lawyer?
Most important is a clean, clear title by a title search company.
And as stated leans or lawsuits against the HOA.
__________________
Bill & Patty
1988 FC, Silver Edition
Commerce, Michigan
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-12-2011
birds_first's Avatar
birds_first birds_first is offline
RV Appraiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,239
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Pape View Post
Most important is a clean, clear title by a title search company.
And as stated leans or lawsuits against the HOA.
Ditto I agree, I would consider using an agent especially if the property is listed with an agent. I would not use the same agent as the listing agent. Most folk think by bypassing an agent they will save money on the deal, not always true. The seller has agreed to pay a commission of "X" % and that commission will be split between your agent and the selling agent. It may cost you money in the long run if you don't use an agent. Your agent would have access to the CCR, HOA and other documentation you need. If there is a structure on the property you may need an inspection to determine if it is up to code. Agents can direct you to the right people to do whatever you need to get done, that's what they do for a living. You will need a REAL ESTATE attorney or title company if you have a title search and sorry to say but only a fool would buy real estate without a title search. Our biggest problem with former clients is with those who failed to have a title search.
__________________
John McGinnis,
95WB42MD S60, Mid-Entry "B-Rex"
88FC35 (SOLD)
Louisville, KY/Jeffersonville, IN
2000 Jeep Cherokee
Our Blog
Our Location
https://allwheelappraisals.com/
Email or call only - please do not send PM

johns.mcginnis @ hotmail.com
502-417-5681
.,=====o00
//___l__,\____\,___
l_--- \___l----[]lllllll[]
_(o)_)___(o)_)--o-)_
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buying a used Bird. Randy Dupree Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 19 01-12-2015 10:49 PM
Buying a coach-used Ernest Ekberg Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 10 05-13-2011 09:50 AM
Buying In The Spring Hoagie Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 9 11-05-2010 02:22 PM
Buying Batteries bjkhokie Electrical 17 12-14-2009 08:48 PM
buying a 96 susanmarycamilleri Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 12 10-24-2009 07:55 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.