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Old 07-19-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Here's a real general question with sincerely positive intent.

My close friend is retired from a lengthy career as a police officer in North Carolina. He's in his late 40s. He has a franchised business during warmer months but has down time from December to March. He has expressed to me a strong desire to engage in an arrangement that would allow him to house-sit, and thereby protect and maintain, a property where he could reside for 4-6 weeks in a peaceful, natural setting (think lake country) in Canada, with location not too specific. Just not near the arctic circle lol. He would pay the owner $600-700 month to watch over their home while the owner winters in Florida, or wherever they desire to sun themselves for said 4-6 weeks.

Does anyone have an interest in this arrangement, know of someone who does, have a lead on a place that might make a match for him, or have any other helpful information? Thank you very much in advance!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Here's a real general question with sincerely positive intent.

My close friend is retired from a lengthy career as a police officer in North Carolina. He's in his late 40s. He has a franchised business during warmer months but has down time from December to March. He has expressed to me a strong desire to engage in an arrangement that would allow him to house-sit, and thereby protect and maintain, a property where he could reside for 4-6 weeks in a peaceful, natural setting (think lake country) in Canada, with location not too specific. Just not near the arctic circle lol. He would pay the owner $600-700 month to watch over their home while the owner winters in Florida, or wherever they desire to sun themselves for said 4-6 weeks.

Does anyone have an interest in this arrangement, know of someone who does, have a lead on a place that might make a match for him, or have any other helpful information? Thank you very much in advance!


For $600-700 a month, he could likely rent a small place in cottage country.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:53 AM
 
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Much of cottage country is closed up for Canadian winters bringing on the problems of unplowed roads and nobody about and just about nothing to do..
I'd get a small bachelor apt closer to civilization or your pal will find out first hand about cabin fever.
Also lake country will be all ice.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Does your friend own his own home in North Carolina? I know that there are home-exchange programs. He might want to look into that, if he's open to having people stay in his home.
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