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Old 11-04-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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Moving to California!

To a resident-owned 55+ mobile home park.
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Old 11-04-2020, 10:50 AM   #2
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Welcome! Very pretty up that way.

We live about 70 miles from there in Clovis.
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Old 11-04-2020, 10:58 AM   #3
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My mom lived in a place like that--different state. It also had RV parking, which was nice.
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:51 PM   #4
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I'm so sorry
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:33 AM   #5
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What are your property taxes going to be?

Fire station down the road will be of no help if they have no water pressure in an emergency.

Are you prepared to deal with brown outs often?

And since your document showed these two items alone, what will flood and regular insurance cost?
• Special Flood Hazard Area
• Potential Flooding Shown on a Dam Failure Map

I grew up in northern Calif till my late 20's and it was a great place to live then. I would never live there now for a multitude of reasons. But god luck to you.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:48 AM   #6
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:06 AM   #7
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I have had a vacation home in California for almost 30 yrs. in the desert. The current home I've had for 24 yrs.

I had solar put on the house in March of 2017 and haven't had a utility bill since then. Having 300+ days of sunshine is a plus!

Never had a water problem although water is expensive. Also, I've never had a brown-out. It can happen but never had one.

I'm thinking of adding a Tesla battery wall for back-up or installing a natural gas powered generator..... probably leaning towards the generator for now. Occasionally, like next week, Edison power will cut off the electricity to perform transformer maintenance in the neighborhood. No issue as the weather is nice.

Taxes aren't bad as I'm under proposition 13 (slow tax growth)..... after 24 yrs., the taxes at my home in TN have equaled CA and the house in CA is 3 times the value. Proposition 13 allows people NOT to be taxed out of their homes.

I'm not sure how the property taxes will work in a rental/stockholder situation. But, you will find out soon enough.

California has so much to offer...... Ocean, mountains, lakes, desert, snow skiing, Sequoia's , etc. within a fairly short distance. Unfortunately, this has been a terrible season for fires but the desert doesn't have much to burn.

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I didn't think 55+ communities were legal any longer.

Enjoy.
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Wow. Retire to California. Don’t hear that every day. A beautiful area. Enjoy the countryside. Safe travels

Enjoy the journey
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I didn't think 55+ communities were legal any longer.

Enjoy.
The Fair Housing Act, which covers discrimination in housing, does not include age as a protected class. It is legal to create a Senior Community based on an age limitation, as we all can attest.

As far as the questions about the OP's California move, he will be assessed property tax since his manufactured home is on a permanent foundation. That tax will be based on the price he paid for the home, which should be considerably less than if the exact same home included the land upon which it sits. How the tax on the land is paid is through the HOA, and may be included in the fees and spread among the tenants in the form of "rent," or he may have a separate lease for the land which he pays monthly.

Insurance rates will be higher based on the risks shown on the disclosure list, but, again, the rates will be based on the value of the manufactured home's replacement, not the price he paid for it. Due to the recent fires, however, certain areas of the state are finding that the insurance companies are refusing to write policies at all. This probably does not apply to the OP, but it is "out there."
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Congrats. It’s a great area and nice climate. Enjoy retirement and stay healthy.
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What are your property taxes going to be?
They were $127/year in 2019.


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Fire station down the road will be of no help if they have no water pressure in an emergency.
There's also a CAL Fire unit in Mariposa.

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And since your document showed these two items alone, what will flood and regular insurance cost?
• Special Flood Hazard Area
• Potential Flooding Shown on a Dam Failure Map
Don't need either.


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I grew up in northern Calif till my late 20's and it was a great place to live then. I would never live there now for a multitude of reasons. But god luck to you.
How long have you been away?
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After visiting CA for 50+ years, the only nice thing there is the scenery. Will never go back.
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