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Vib

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Grew up in Mundelein and moved to Mchenry
Wife is from Fox lake
I miss blarneys back in day (80s). It qas insane back then. Boating the chain was amazing
 

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Chances are what you could rent your Calif home for would pay a big chunk of a Utah house. St. George area will continue to grow as long as people are escaping Blue States. Like you, my biggest deterrent I have in selling my Calif house is if I need to come back for work reasons I would be F-ed by giving away my Prop 13 Tax Rate. I’ve owned this house for 25 years and the taxes are less than my daily Starbucks, lol.
Starbucks sucks , Maverick 1.25 coffee rocks 😎😉
 

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Chances are what you could rent your Calif home for would pay a big chunk of a Utah house. St. George area will continue to grow as long as people are escaping Blue States. Like you, my biggest deterrent I have in selling my Calif house is if I need to come back for work reasons I would be F-ed by giving away my Prop 13 Tax Rate. I’ve owned this house for 25 years and the taxes are less than my daily Starbucks, lol.
You realize you are making up the diffrence in gasoline taxes and vehicle registration, right?

Nevermind. What do I know? Prop 13 is a great reason to stay in California! Property taxes are out of control in all the other states. $15K a year on average. ;)
 

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After going to LOTO i think that is the place to be, it gets some snow but not a lot, a lot of peeps leave there boats in the water year round
 

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You realize you are making up the diffrence in gasoline taxes and vehicle registration, right?

Nevermind. What do I know? Prop 13 is a great reason to stay in California! Property taxes are out of control in all the other states. $15K a year on average. ;)
Where did you get your data about property tax in all other states? I have 8 acres on the water, 3/2 house. Property tax less than 2k a year.
 

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You realize you are making up the diffrence in gasoline taxes and vehicle registration, right?

Nevermind. What do I know? Prop 13 is a great reason to stay in California! Property taxes are out of control in all the other states. $15K a year on average. ;)
We pay 1200$ a year , 2000sqft house small guest house , garage 5 ac ranch 😎
 

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A recession & real estate correction will have so many of these “it’s my money & I want it now” folks trying to sell in the sticks to get back to the big cities before they’re flat broke.

Only there won’t be any real jobs where they’re at, working from home won’t be an option & too many other people are trying to do the same thing.

Then winter hits.

I see some good deals on the horizon.
I am hoping to eventually jump on something small and off the beaten path when that does occur :)
 

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Bought our ranch located above a small town of maybe population 20 about 17 years ago, with younger eyes glued to our future "Golden Years" of retirement.
Made improvements, set all the pieces in place. We were prepared not only for our future, but even pretty much had our " If shit happens" asses covered.
Had the energy of school kids, go, go, go, pull those tree stumps, move those boulders, future dreams were beckoning.

Well, I'll be damned, but in those following 17 years, despite being distracted with living, our life clocks not only continued to count down, they accelerated and we fucking got older. 😖

Do you know how many medical specialists live close to a town of maybe 20 ???
Do you know if you suffer an emergency, how long an ambulance takes to drive 30 miles, then another several more on rough dirt roads and now must reverse the same journey ?
Long enough where you'll be seriously dead, with maybe a chance if they have a helo on standby to dispatch, assuming they can find a place to land and somebody is able to haul you to that LZ.

My ranch neighbor and close friend, the same energetic mountain man, who'd done all my grading and who'd lived in these beautiful surroundings all his life, as had his family before him and before them, said it best.
This after he'd been diagnosed and undergone cancer treatments for over a two year period in Phoenix, which was 250 some miles away.
" Buddy, this ain't no country for old men "
I replied, " Fred, you mean ole asshole, now you tell me " 😖

We have no regrets, we've enjoyed our choice and have shared amazing times on this property, but it's unlikely the expectations of our youthful dreams will be realized. 😢

Life has a way of teaching realities as we travel along our individual paths towards a common future. Looking back we can now think we should have seen that reality coming.
On the other hand, what fun would that be ?? 😁
and where might that be and you interested in selling? I ain't scared of any of the medical or death shit. Just want to live quietly and not be bothered. F IT

Sounds like a good place to get me a few pits and ridgebacks
 

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Is there anyplace in the country that LA Douchebags havent soured yet? Its depressing me.
 

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and where might that be and you interested in selling? I ain't scared of any of the medical or death shit. Just want to live quietly and not be bothered. F IT

Sounds like a good place to get me a few pits and ridgebacks
In the Peacock Mtns, off Rt. 66, about 27 miles past Kingman, the town name is Hackberry, which was born around a silver mine of the same name. Today, it's only known for it's popular Hackberry General store Route 66 tourist stop.

We bought there so we'd be close enough to compliment our recreational lifestyle in Havasu, yet with a quick drive find solace and quiet away from the masses and get a change of scenery. We've enjoyed ownership, planning, grading, pretty much everything but the house. We even have real electricity unlike so many of my neighbors. 😁
Every trip to Havasu we spend at least a day up there exploring the mountains in our SxS, with people being the rarest of the critters we'll encounter.
The folks we do encounter are neighbors, well armed, private, self sufficient, and from you've revealed about yourself, you'd be right at home.

Aside from medical and my wife desiring more social interaction than I require, thanks to a few of you RDP travelers, we're now more exploring the idea of keeping our home base, but getting out and exploring this country, which we've never done.
Haven't really decided on keeping or selling the property, as my younger wife approaches retirement, we're re-thinking a lot of things in regards to, OK, now what's next ??

At least I get to hear 02HoWaRd26 toot his horn as he snakes along following Route 66 down below, way off in the distance.

Usually looks like this view from the house pad.

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But on a few rather rare winter days it can look like this.

SVR Dec 31st snow pano.jpg
 

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In the Peacock Mtns, off Rt. 66, about 27 miles past Kingman, the town name is Hackberry, which was born around a silver mine of the same name. Today, it's only known for it's popular Hackberry General store Route 66 tourist stop.

We bought there so we'd be close enough to compliment our recreational lifestyle in Havasu, yet with a quick drive find solace and quiet away from the masses and get a change of scenery. We've enjoyed ownership, planning, grading, pretty much everything but the house. We even have real electricity unlike so many of my neighbors. 😁
Every trip to Havasu we spend at least a day up there exploring the mountains in our SxS, with people being the rarest of the critters we'll encounter.
The folks we do encounter are neighbors, well armed, private, self sufficient, and from you've revealed about yourself, you'd be right at home.

Aside from medical and my wife desiring more social interaction than I require, thanks to a few of you RDP travelers, we're now more exploring the idea of keeping our home base, but getting out and exploring this country, which we've never done.
Haven't really decided on keeping or selling the property, as my younger wife approaches retirement, we're re-thinking a lot of things in regards to, OK, now what's next ??

At least I get to hear 02HoWaRd26 toot his horn as he snakes along following Route 66 down below, way off in the distance.

Usually looks like this view from the house pad.

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But on a few rather rare winter days it can look like this.

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very nice. I used to own some Kingman property but not in the hills. I almost pulled the trigger on 40acres up in the mountains. Maybe the same area.

yep…I just want quiet and to be left alone.
 

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I miss blarneys back in day (80s). It qas insane back then. Boating the chain was amazing
We lived on the chain for 18 years
We were just there a few weeks ago and it still seems the same
We had lunch at Vickies and saw all the carp swimming in the murky water
Sure got spoiled with lake havasu water and you can see your prop lol
 

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We lived on the chain for 18 years
We were just there a few weeks ago and it still seems the same
We had lunch at Vickies and saw all the carp swimming in the murky water
Sure got spoiled with lake havasu water and you can see your prop lol
I agree on the water comment . Everywhere we went to look the lakes were brown and that just does not do it for us . I have beautiful feet and want to be able to see them when im in the water ! Haha
 
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