Florence is beautiful, we used to flog our sand rails (dune buggies) over there. The Oregon Dunes are impressive. You do know the secret ingredient to good dunes, right? I'll be more than happy to advise you whenever you ask, buy I really did retire last January, 62 was old enough for my sweetie and me so we called it quits. I let it out a couple times but you didn't see it. I finished my last building four months ago.<quoted text>
Nope -- once I see a suggestion of humanity, I'm more than happy to drop the politics and sit down for a virtual cocktail. Anyway, I'm glad to see your humor coming through. I bet you're not half bad once you get through that crusty exterior. I fully admit to being "sour," but I think you might understand why. I said long ago that I despise politics, while being fully aware that it is part of the whole human experiment. I would have consulted you about building, but I don't know who you are, and I doubt you'd tell me -- with all the distrust and paranoia on these threads. Thanks for the good wishes. It's going to be a long haul moving all the animals. I managed to snag 38 acres in Florence at a relative bargain because of an estate settlement. If it weren't for all the hostility, I'd be glad to consult with you. It seems as if things are picking up slightly again in the building trades, unless I'm mistaken.
Here's my first consultation: What do you think of modular vs. stick built (assuming the integrity of both are equal)? I can't be out there all that time to watch the construction, so I thought it was my only real option. Have you heard of TLC? If it makes you feel any better about my posts, I'm tearing my hear out and having some mini strokes myself about now. ;)
First, what's your main concern? For lasting value, nothing beats stick built. But what you may gain in the future, you pay for now. Modulars are really getting popular but honestly, there's not a huge difference in the final price tag. As far as their resale value, I couldn't say. I'm not aware of any that have sold, but there's no reason to believe they wouldn't hold their value, though somewhat less so than a stick built. For instant gratification and less initial outlay, mobile homes are a good value, unless you're looking to settle down for the long haul. MANY people set up a mobile home, do their landscaping, plant some trees, sell, and move up. But these times aren't really conducive to that strategy. It all depends on your intentions but in any case, you're going to want to be there, or know someone you trust, who can.
Is there water and power on the property?