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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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The wife and I have decided to sell our house, and property! We plan on putting it on the market shortly. Once sold, everything is going into storage and we are going to tour the USA! Tired of paying property taxes! Neither one of us has any desire to keep working on the house. We have over 3,500 sq. ft. of house for just the two of us! We very seldom entertain as we stay very busy around Michigan! Needless to say, the Prowler will go with us! I'll keep it plated in Michigan so we don't run into any issues in other states! Hopefully, this is our last winter in Reed City! LOL Life is good, but life is also short! Enjoy while you can!

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 02:18 PM
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Congrats RD! Sounds like an awesome way to enjoy retirement! Are you going to buy a Toy Hauler Travel Trailer?

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Not planning on one, going to open haul! But I'm sure we will finally ( maybe 3 years out!) settle somewhere! We are both in good health, and really starting to have fun! Got to start burning up funds, sure as hell the government ain't gonna get it! LOL

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I wish you the best. You are doing something I wish I could do, but cannot.

7 years ago, we moved to our OK farm to get away from the high taxes in the Fort Worth, TX area. We can afford to live on our retirement income now, but no extras.

Last week, I seriously considered moving to Italy and live in a 4 star hotel for $134 a month. I'd tour the area for something unique to do. My wife actually liked the idea, but did not want to leave my health care (I'm 73). I tire after about 3 hours of physical activity. Like her, I could not leave our dogs. They are like children to us. If we had planned better (and years earlier), we could have done it.

I look forward to reading of your adventures.....

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Maybe one of these days we could try something like that but isn't in the cards right now, we're still doing what we can to keep my wife's parents out of the nursing home. Sounds like a great way to spend retirement!

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BIG AZZ CONGRAT's to you both !!!!!!!


may I suggest you look for a larger toy hauler with very nice [for Momma] living quarters , take your time and look real good as there is some "nice looking" junk out there ... won't be cheep for a nice one but they make them !! ... then maybe find winter property to reside in / home base [maybe a 1/4 acre in Az somewhere] so you can go back to base and "refresh" and do maintenance before heading out again .. drop a 55 gallon barrel into the ground and make a "septic tank" rocked in for drainage ... get power pole with 50 amp service and walla your set.

I'm looking at this with envy here but Grandkids have too much pull on grandma for this to happen .... have to be satisfied with month or two trips

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Something we have discussed recently! There is just so much to see and do! Keeping a house and everything related to ownership is not worth it anymore! Building the house ourselves was on our bucket list, but now that we got the shirt (been there, done that), it is time to move on! 99% of our correspondence is electronic, so an address is not needed. Our health insurance allows out of network coverage (small penalty!), banking electronic, and mobile phones! Never knew how much freedom the electronic gizmo's offer! LOL
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Sounds like a great adventure! Wish you and your wife all the best on your new life!

Is the property taxes in USA very expensive? Is it at a certain % calculated from the value of the property?

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It varies from State to state. I pay 2,500 per year in Michigan on 125,000 dollar value by the state (1/2 actual value)

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I pay $935 a year in taxes for my house, 9 car size barn/shop, and 40 acres of property. It is based on some formula related to the County's valuation of my property. We have very little government services here (a decent rural school system, volunteer fire depts - often unstaffed/under staffed, long drive for a deputy response (a 20 mile drive or more), and our sand / dirt road is graded fairly often), but it is far better than the $7,000 a year I was paying in Fort Worth, TX area, notwithstanding the many government services (many of which I did not need or use). We pay no other taxes other than an affordable State income tax and high local sales tax (10.25%) on merchandise

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