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Old 08-06-2020, 05:52 PM
 
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Jake, I'm going to be a bit vague here to protect privacy, but this story will always blow me away. A guy I know is a van driver for the plain sects. He gets a gig to drive a large plain family, in their twelve passenger full sized van, pulling their substantial enclosed trailer, on a week long vacation. They get to a place on the Chesapeake bay. It's a waterfront mansion with an heated, indoor pool of the bay. The driver is curious as to how the elder of the family decided to rent such an extravagant place? The elder tells him that it's actually his house. He bought it for an investment, and rents it as a vacation rental, for insane amounts per week. He then says that maybe next year they will got to the outer banks, where his brother owns a nice place like this, on the beach.
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:50 PM
 
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Jake, I'm going to be a bit vague here to protect privacy, but this story will always blow me away. A guy I know is a van driver for the plain sects. He gets a gig to drive a large plain family, in their twelve passenger full sized van, pulling their substantial enclosed trailer, on a week long vacation. They get to a place on the Chesapeake bay. It's a waterfront mansion with an heated, indoor pool of the bay. The driver is curious as to how the elder of the family decided to rent such an extravagant place? The elder tells him that it's actually his house. He bought it for an investment, and rents it as a vacation rental, for insane amounts per week. He then says that maybe next year they will got to the outer banks, where his brother owns a nice place like this, on the beach.
Amazing. I think they've been doing this type of business for decades. Real estate and land development and home building is almost like a family tradition to them.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:08 AM
 
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Any suggestions for a budget around $150 to 200k? Smaller is better and NOT a condo, not isolated in an extremely rural area and not smack in the middle of shopping centers either. I like the Cornwall area a little. Right now I'm just trying to see if my budget is doable. And no, I don't care about good schools (remember--I'm retirement age).
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Cashtown, PA
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Look at towns outside of some of the bigger towns/cities possibly in the southern part of the state. However, the prices have been going up as folks flee the more urban areas in various states.
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:33 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I am heading to the area next week to search for a retirement home. Keep the suggestions coming! Greatly appreciated! I must say, I am FREAKED OUT by these Radon systems that are in these homes. Something to be concerned about? Deal breaker? Last thing I want to hear is the system going off as I’m watching TV, lol.
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Old 01-26-2021, 11:01 AM
 
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There is an excellent community where many retired people live in, but it's a mix of retired and younger people which is called Valley Brook. It's located in Manheim Township part of Lancaster, less then a 10 minute drive into downtown Lancaster. Has a clubhouse, pool and really pretty natural environment to it and walking distance to some places. They are condo's and townhouses to purchase. Around 150K to 180k

Prices are high nowadays so good luck.
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Old 01-29-2021, 10:03 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I am heading to the area next week to search for a retirement home. Keep the suggestions coming! Greatly appreciated! I must say, I am FREAKED OUT by these Radon systems that are in these homes. Something to be concerned about? Deal breaker? Last thing I want to hear is the system going off as I’m watching TV, lol.
The last thing I’d need is to die of radon poisoning, but that’s just me.
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:09 AM
 
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Old 02-08-2021, 01:09 PM
 
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The last thing I’d need is to die of radon poisoning, but that’s just me.
You can't get away from the Radon issue if your buying in the South Central PA area, esp in Lancaster County. It rises from the ground due to limestone in the soil. It's not a big issue, if you have a Radon system in your home. The system doesn't "go off" but is rather a ventilation system under the basement. It did freak me out the first time I saw a huge system in the basement of a home I wanted to buy when we first moved to PA. The more I understand about the situation, the more it doesn't bother me.

Homes are selling like hotcakes in Lancaster area, so I assume it doesn't bother most.
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:10 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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You can't get away from the Radon issue if your buying in the South Central PA area, esp in Lancaster County. It rises from the ground due to limestone in the soil. It's not a big issue, if you have a Radon system in your home. The system doesn't "go off" but is rather a ventilation system under the basement. It did freak me out the first time I saw a huge system in the basement of a home I wanted to buy when we first moved to PA. The more I understand about the situation, the more it doesn't bother me.

Homes are selling like hotcakes in Lancaster area, so I assume it doesn't bother most.
It was more directed toward the notion that radon detectors are bad because they might interrupt TV time.
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