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Old 08-17-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Well we pulled in Monday night rather than Sunday. We blew two tires on the camper...so it killed half a day. I was so excited to spend two weeks house hunting and thus far, am hating life. I know we can't bash here, so I won't...but I must say I hate where I am staying. It is utterly disgusting with the wallpaper peeling off the wall, the carpets are so stained that you don't want to put your bare feed on the floor, the carpet doesn't reach the wall, so you can see the floor, my daughter walks across the room and it feels like big foot is bouncing across the floor, the walls are colored on and marked up, etc... what a major disappointment. Although, even though we were a day late, the first place they tried to put us in wasn't even cleaned yet- housekeeping never came. Housekeeping has arrived here but to do what? I am not sure.
You must think I am staying and paying for a dive- however I can say that this is a well known resort in Williamsburg and $$$. I would rather take my 35 foot camper to the KOA and sleep in it. Will do that tomorrow if this doesn't get resolved.
BTW- I need movers to help me unload the truck in the morning...any idea?
Lynette
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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Wow! Sure am sorry this is your first experience in VA! I hope this doesn't ruin the impression of your new home. Sorry, I don't know of any one to help unload as I don't live in the area, but saw the post and wanted to express my empathy for your predicament. I hope this situation is resolved promptly! In any case hope your real estate adventures go well and welcome to Virginia! Hope you like it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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U Haul has a partner service that will supply day labor. https://www.movinghelp.com/Default.aspx
You can enter your zipcode, labor needed and see the rates quoted. You can read reviews of the different offers to help you make your decision.
I have had many clients use this service and all were very satisfied.
Sorry to hear of the condition of your unit. Are you in a time share ? or apt ? Sad to say there are a few places around that aren't kept up. If its a timeshare you can check tripadvisor.com for reviews prior to booking.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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There are many nice places around. Do you want suggestions ? or is it too late ?
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Hang in there, this is not your permanent residence so things should look up. With the fall coming, you should love all the fall colors in Williamsburg and the milder weather.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Thanks everyone! I am adjusting to the heat...I was soaked by 2pm yesterday after unloading the 24 foooter into the storage unit. But, with a good shower and some food in my tummy, I felt much better. I am still in this dive unfortunately. I can't believe this place is affiliated with RCI and is considered a resort- I feel like I am living in the ghetto.
I went and drove by a home for rent for 1300 yesterday...wow. It was also ghetto. Man is it expensive out here. I am going to swallow the fact that I am going to have to fork out 1700-1900 a month to live in something decent.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! I am adjusting to the heat...I was soaked by 2pm yesterday after unloading the 24 foooter into the storage unit. But, with a good shower and some food in my tummy, I felt much better. I am still in this dive unfortunately. I can't believe this place is affiliated with RCI and is considered a resort- I feel like I am living in the ghetto.
I went and drove by a home for rent for 1300 yesterday...wow. It was also ghetto. Man is it expensive out here. I am going to swallow the fact that I am going to have to fork out 1700-1900 a month to live in something decent.
Welcome to Hampton Roads, we tried to warn you like we do other people but everyone just has to see it for themselves I guess before it truly sinks in.......Homes in the area you left are at least half the price of what you will find here so rentals for 2 grand a month or higher in this area is the norm.......and that is after the local housing market crash....rents have dropped allot around Hampton Roads, you should of seen the prices before the drop

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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shoot...we have a 28 foot trailer and we can live in it! Why are you not living in your 35 footer????
I wouldn't go thru RCI..heard too many complaints about them and how they manage time shares.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Drive a bargain. There is a large supply of rentals, rents are going down.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Rentals in the Williamsburg area seem to be tightening up. I'm not saying don't strike a deal but compared to 4-5 months ago inventory is down. Rents have definitely come down from 2 years ago.
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