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Old 04-24-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Decorah area is nice too.
I consider Decorah part of that area. Just isn't as close to the water.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Personally, I think there are much cheaper ways to solve your problem. Buy an RV and rent a storage place for your stuff that you absolutely need. Ditch the rest. Then you aren't tied down to one place geographically and you don't have all the "joys" of maintaining a home and associated lawn in the summer time or pay property taxes to fund infrastructure you won't use, etc. Drive the RV around and rent places for it in RV parks all over the state. Then when you fly back to where ever, many of them will put your RV in storage for the winter.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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Farmland in MN is taxed almost double what it is in Iowa. Can't speak to homes.

As it should be. This is exactly why Iowa has to levy such high property taxes in its town and cities...Because ag property pays next to nothing in property tax.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Asia / Twin Cities
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Just don't buy anything near me. Anyone who wants to spend summers in Iowa has to be on drugs, I don't want any crackheads in my neighborhood.
Crack is for wussies!

Then when is a good time to spend in Iowa? The glorious winters?

I don't really want to spend summers in Iowa. Or Minnesota. But I do need a place to put my **** and a place to stay for a few months a year.

And you are probably right about being under the influence and moving to Iowa.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Asia / Twin Cities
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Personally, I think there are much cheaper ways to solve your problem. Buy an RV and rent a storage place for your stuff that you absolutely need. Ditch the rest. Then you aren't tied down to one place geographically and you don't have all the "joys" of maintaining a home and associated lawn in the summer time or pay property taxes to fund infrastructure you won't use, etc. Drive the RV around and rent places for it in RV parks all over the state. Then when you fly back to where ever, many of them will put your RV in storage for the winter.
I don't do storage anymore. Way too expensive over the long run.

I don't want to get rid of my "stuff" as one day I will return and it takes too much effort to get new "stuff."

We recently spent a year in an RV (family of 4). RVs are a hassle to maintain - whether being used or in storage. Done that already.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:29 AM
 
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From what I see online there isn't much difference in property taxes. In both states some cities - big or small - have significantly higher taxes than others. It seems to be random.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:41 AM
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Crack is for wussies!

Then when is a good time to spend in Iowa? The glorious winters?

I don't really want to spend summers in Iowa. Or Minnesota. But I do need a place to put my **** and a place to stay for a few months a year.

And you are probably right about being under the influence and moving to Iowa.

I'm pretty sure he was just being a goofball there. Besides, Iowa is better known for its meth than crack.


That said, I still think Decorah would be worth looking into. It's definitely a bit off the beaten path, but there are a few schweet breweries in the area, plus it's close to some of the most picturesque scenery in the state (not that it's saying much, but by Midwestern standards it's nice).


From what I understand, the breweries alone draw quite a few folks from the larger Midwestern metros, particularly during the warmer months.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure he was just being a goofball there. Besides, Iowa is better known for its meth than crack.


That said, I still think Decorah would be worth looking into. It's definitely a bit off the beaten path, but there are a few schweet breweries in the area, plus it's close to some of the most picturesque scenery in the state (not that it's saying much, but by Midwestern standards it's nice).


From what I understand, the breweries alone draw quite a few folks from the larger Midwestern metros, particularly during the warmer months.
Yup. And the big beer releases draw people in from all over the country.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Crack is for wussies!

Then when is a good time to spend in Iowa? The glorious winters?

I don't really want to spend summers in Iowa. Or Minnesota. But I do need a place to put my **** and a place to stay for a few months a year.

And you are probably right about being under the influence and moving to Iowa.
The first two weeks of October are generally pretty nice.
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