Totally in favour of renting. I would never want the work of
On 12/16/16, Rob wrote:
> Hi all-
> I retired recently as a 69 year old science teacher, and
> just turned 70. I live in Washington state in
> Bellingham, and as much as I love the beauty up there,
> I'm currently experiencing being a snowbird and spending
> a couple months in Tucson, Az. That limited time really
> doesn't qualify as a snowbird, but call it what you may.
> I'm trying to decide on whether I should buy a townhouse
> in Tucson to spend a few months a year in. Your opinions
> would be really welcome, but let me tell you what is on
> my mind about all this.
> I'm currently in an airbnb, and frankly I could do that
> every year. Sure it could be $3,000/month, but then you
> don't have the headache of making sure your place is ok
> when you are not there. Also, having a second smaller
> home ends up compelling you to only go between your two
> homes. It's possible that I could travel to other
> locations using airbnb.
> What are your thoughts on retiring with two homes versus
> owning one home and renting the other when you need to.
> I certainly do like the summer conditions here in Tucson
> right now, but understand that from May to October there
> are numerous 100+ days, according to retirees who are
> here year round.
> By the way, a very Merry Christmas.
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