Florida RV Resort News
An RV as a Second Home
Posted by: Kyle Huneycutt on September 21, 2011
For retirees looking for a seasonal getaway, buying a second home can be an expensive, exhaustive and disappointing process in today’s economy. Even with the abundance of condos, townhouses and vacation homes available on the market, finding financing is becoming increasingly difficult without significant upfront cash outlays. One option that many are considering is the purchase of an RV or park model in age-restricted resort communities as homes away from home.
Let there be no question that in this economy, retirees can live in style and comfort by residing either full or part time in RVs. Modern RVs and park model homes are quaint, functional and built to the standards and expectations held by a new generation of retired and semi-retired individuals. Living in an RV or park model can provide all the comforts of home without the costs associated with owning real estate.
Compared to houses and condos, RV ownership is a much more affordable way to own a second home nearly anywhere in the country. Because they carry motor vehicle titles in most states, RVs and park models are not only easier and cheaper to insure than traditional brick and mortar homes, they aren’t taxed as real property and require only a small yearly fee for registration renewals. Thanks to efficient designs and their compact, yet functional sizes, today’s RVs and park models cost less to heat and cool as well.
Perhaps the only thing that holds true for both traditional homes and RVs is the three most important words when making a purchase: location, location, location! When choosing an RV or park model home, it is just as important to find a good community as it is when buying residential real estate. People considering the purchase of an RV or park model should start their search in established community offering a clubhouse, planned activities and amenities such as laundry facilities, natural features, swimming pools, Wi-Fi and anything else that would make their RV or park model feel like home. Instead of paying thousands of dollars a month on a mortgage and condominium fees, RV and park model owners can rent a space for their homes, with many utilities included, for less than $400 a month.
Owning an RV or Park Model as a second home can be a fulfilling, affordable alternative for today’s retirees. Often, for less than four or five thousand dollars a year, those seeking leisure can own their very own seasonal or vacation home in exotic locations and enjoy amenities and activities once only available to the jet-set!
Instead of finding a “campground” or “travel park” to keep their home, today’s active retirees should search for a properly managed and well-maintained RV Resort like the Holiday Springs RV Resort in Spring Hill, Florida. With their natural, spring-fed pool and newly renovated 5000 square foot clubhouse and office, Holiday Springs RV Resort offers residents and visitors the best that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. Visit www.HolidaySpringsRvResort.com today to find out more about the community and view affordable RVs and park model homes for sale.