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Lot Looking

Our view this morning from our RV, parked in lot #221 at the Motorcoach Country Club

Indio, California: This is our last day in Indio for a while. Tomorrow, we head out to Glendale, Arizona. It is about a 250 mile drive to Glendale, which we plan to do in one day. We exercised, ran errands and worked through most of the day, but took a walk around the RV resort in the late afternoon to view the lots listed for sale.

As I have stated time and time again - we love it here. But we just do not stay here long enough to justify the cost of owning a lot in the resort. Still, we want to own a lot in the resort. But we never buy a lot in the resort. Every time we stay here, we get the listings from the office and check out what is available. Yet, we have never even make an offer. The resort is about two hours from The Lovely Lisa in Los Angeles. So convenient. But, we just look and talk ourselves out of owning a lot in the nicest RV resort in the world. Besides the purchase price of the lot, the resort has monthly upkeep fees of around $500, each lot is required to spend a minimum of $1400 at the restaurant/bar each year (we do not think that would be a problem for us!), and there are property taxes and utilities to consider.

There seems to be a down-cycle in the market currently, meaning there are many sites for sale at greatly reduced prices. The lowest priced lots are back-in sites along the perimeter, starting at around $85,000. The most expensive lots are already built-out with fancy paving stones, gorgeous casitas with luxury baths, complete outdoor kitchens and living areas, lush landscaping, private pools, hot tubs, etc., on and on... and can go for up to a million dollars.

We found three lots we liked today at the Motorcoach Country Club. Each lot has yet to be improved upon, so the purchaser could customize the build-out to their exact specifications, or never improve the lot at all. Here is a map of the resort.

This is Lot #100. It faces onto the waterway, across from one of the pools. List price is $169,000.

There is a boat dock in front of the spacious lawn on site #100.

Lot #322 is an extra-large pie-shaped lot with a boat dock, listed at $295,000.

We liked site #322 because of this fabulous view - straight down the canal - with the mountains (Joshua Tree National Park) in the distance! Truly a magnificent vista. This lot also has a great placement for plenty of shade on the afternoon.

Lot #324 sits up above the waterway and has great afternoon shade. It is listed at $199,900.

Lot 324 also has a beautiful view of the waterway, and the mountains. There is a boat dock. This lot isn't as private as others we visited today.

Why do I feel like I am on that HGTV show where people get to look at three properties and must choose one? Which lot would you purchase?

DT and I will remain in this evening, watch the Sugar Bowl and get to sleep early. Until my next update - hopefully from Arizona, I remain, your window-shopping correspondent.

RV Park:  Motorcoach Country Club. Without a doubt (to me - and don't forget, it's my website) the finest RV Resort in The World. Every available amenity. Golf, tennis courts, 3 pools, 3 spas, bathhouses, fitness center, club houses, restaurant, bar, gated security, 2-mile waterway and wifi. We are paying about $100 per night. (Not a typo!)