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Old 08-26-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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You and Germaine both questioned the ownership of the home without the land. I said it isn't that different than a Condo, where one may own the interior walls, but not the superstructure or land. A Condominium is an ownership structure. While we associate it with buying a single apartment, I've seen Condo's that were physically townhomes and free standing buildings.
Right, but I've never seen a condo association prohibit an owner from occupying his or her own (interior) space.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Right, but I've never seen a condo association prohibit an owner from occupying his or her own (interior) space.
That is simply based on you not having enough experience. Such things exist.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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In my market, some homes near the lake are only seasonal due to not having water year round.
That's what I was thinking. But without being able to see the contract, it's hard to do anything more than guess.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Right, but I've never seen a condo association prohibit an owner from occupying his or her own (interior) space.
I can think of a handful of places that do that to one degree or another. Golf, Beach and Ski getaways.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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I checked the listing again and, sure enough, the place is classified as a "campground," even though these appear to be permanent structures (it would certainly be difficult to move them). I suppose that's the crux of the matter.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I checked the listing again and, sure enough, the place is classified as a "campground," even though these appear to be permanent structures (it would certainly be difficult to move them). I suppose that's the crux of the matter.
My neighbors have a beach house in what was once a former boy scout camp. Many of the houses are retrofitted sleeping quarters. They were built on permanent foundations with no intention of being moved, and no intention of being occupied year round. They were opened for the summer camp season and boarded in the winter. Now many of them have been retrofitted for permanent occupation since the camp closed and the lots sold.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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My neighbors have a beach house in what was once a former boy scout camp. Many of the houses are retrofitted sleeping quarters. They were built on permanent foundations with no intention of being moved, and no intention of being occupied year round. They were opened for the summer camp season and boarded in the winter. Now many of them have been retrofitted for permanent occupation since the camp closed and the lots sold.
Where is this? I'd love one!
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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It is probably on state forest land, maybe a heritage land lease, not sure of the correct wording. It's different for different states. I saw some story of ,I think New York State on such a set up. There a long time, passed down through family where land is leased for minimal amount. It's supposed to be open for public to bid on but it never happens. You may not actually own land but have a right to occupy it with restrictions set by state or maybe county. Also restrictions on what type of structure and how big can be built.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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As a side note. My parents are in a association that used to me a campground for fully equipped campers (needs to have bathroom) . There is hook up for water and sewer, place has a septic system. Water has to be shut down September, because pipes are not buried deep enough to keep from freezing. They don't really shut down sewer. There are a few weeks that campground is kept open to accommodate any hunters but you have to fetch water from lake to flush your toilet. And of course on you if your own pipes freeze in your camper. But no running water for a few weeks. Then campground is shut up til spring.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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As a side note. My parents are in a association that used to me a campground for fully equipped campers (needs to have bathroom) . There is hook up for water and sewer, place has a septic system. Water has to be shut down September, because pipes are not buried deep enough to keep from freezing. They don't really shut down sewer. There are a few weeks that campground is kept open to accommodate any hunters but you have to fetch water from lake to flush your toilet. And of course on you if your own pipes freeze in your camper. But no running water for a few weeks. Then campground is shut up til spring.
That may be the case here, although our winters are usually pretty mild.
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