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#208056 - 06/27/01 06:19 PM Your house - when you're not there?  
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I posted a question on another topic, then couldn't find it to look for my answer. So, here goes again:
Since so many of you have places on A/C that you do not live in full time, what do you do with them when you are not there?
Harriette Jeanne Fisher


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#208057 - 06/28/01 01:26 AM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  
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Well... I'll speak for myself. We plan on renting our house until we "retire" when we will spend more time in it ourselves. We have a management team taking care of the daily stuff that needs to be taken care of (housekeeping, supplying, etc.) -- Caye Management. We also have a wonderful man, Raymond, who lives on the property and takes care of the grounds/pool. It's always picture perfect. Raymond is a jewell.

Kathy


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#208058 - 06/28/01 11:04 AM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  
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We have property on AC too. A good property manager is worth more than anything. I agree with KC. Good help is hard to find sometimes, but it is there if you ask and look.

#208059 - 06/28/01 12:59 PM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  
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Thanks
I'm thinking that I might want to spend about 3 months at a time on the island then a month or two back here in California. When I'm there I will probably have lots of diving friends come to visit.
Does this sound reasonable?
Get a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with one bedroom and bath with separate entrance. Use this as my private space so it can be locked up when I am gone and the rest of the house rented out.
Management people sounds good to me.


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#208060 - 06/28/01 10:19 PM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  

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We aren't sure what we will do with our house when we aren't there... I know that many of our friends are taking advantage of having a friend who owns an island house! ( I invited my entire graduation class, so I hope they don't all show up at once. We have a message board too.)

#208061 - 06/29/01 02:15 AM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  
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Gee, Vicky! Wish I had known you *before* we bought a house. <grin>

Kathy


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#208062 - 06/30/01 08:53 AM Re: Your house - when you're not there?  
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would highly recommend a property manager. We have had that arrangement for the past 17 years and it has really saved a lot of headaches. Like most of us you will learn alot of things the "hard way", but a good property manager can make the time you are there alot more enjoyable.


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