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Old 11-26-2010, 07:54 AM   #41
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It's gonna lose some of its cool factor.
Are you serious? This is one of the coolest things known to man! Really good investment there.
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Are you serious? This is one of the coolest things known to man! Really good investment there.
No ****! Now you and Hustler can roll wit da biches. "Hey babe, I know I'm drivin a Miata but you gotta know I've got a private island. Be nice to daddy and maybe I'll name it after you."
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Jealous you don't own one?
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:23 PM   #44
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Are you serious? This is one of the coolest things known to man! Really good investment there.
I think it is cool but if you think it is a good investment then you must not understand what "investment" means <G>...
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:26 AM   #45
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I think it is cool but if you think it is a good investment then you must not understand what "investment" means <G>...
Correct. By definition, it's a poor investment. "Hey, you want to give me $16K and spend a couple hundred hours fixing up my place? You can use it, but it's mine."

I have a clause that after the first 10 year lease that it goes year to year with right of first refusal, yearly lease payment is then tied to another cabin on the main shore so they are protected for inflation and I'm paying fair market value, plus a clause that the lease agreement in full is transferable in the event the property is sold, so I have it as long as I want it. Damn, run-on sentence much?
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:32 AM   #46
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$1600, thats cheaper than the MONTHLY rent on a crappy small house in a crappy location in Ireland.

That is a serious bargin.

I think all should stop calling it a private island. Its his own country!!

I think you should give communism a try.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #47
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Are those two little islands on the north tail part of it?
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Are those two little islands on the north tail part of it?
No, but there really isn't anything there anyway. Actually, the campers have an "unofficial" picnic site on one of them.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #49
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No, but there really isn't anything there anyway. Actually, the campers have an "unofficial" picnic site on one of them.
That's kind of what I was thinking, would make a cool little hideaway, as if the bigger island isn't that by itself.
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Picture time!

I've been running back and forth to the island in a little 12' vee the past few weeks, but that's done now. Had open water until Sunday. Broke just under 1" of ice yesterday so the boat is done for the season. Now I have to wait until it freezes solid and can walk there.


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A couple of quick pics from the past week.

Exterior shots. Don't mind the junk outside. I'm waiting for the lake to freeze to sled everything back to the main shore.

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A lot of elbow grease and all of the dark wood will clean up nicely. It's structurally sound but filthy from being vacant for about 15 years.

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There were never any windows, only screens. New windows are on order, custom fit. Should be in by Christmas.

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It was 20* today, had to start a fire.

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View from the front. Yes, we have a lighthouse on our little lake. It was built in the 1930's as the ticket booth for the public beach. It's 107 feet tall and on the national register of historic places.

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Very cool. When are you going to invite me up.

*Note that the last two posters are from SC thinking a frozen lake is good. Actually, it will be quite cold here tonight but we should be back in the 70's before too long <G>...
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I'm confused - if you are leasing it what value is there to renovating the cabin? Are they leasing the land and you own the cabin? Regardless - very bad *** setup.
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I'm confused - if you are leasing it what value is there to renovating the cabin? Are they leasing the land and you own the cabin? Regardless - very bad *** setup.
I think the renovating is in exchange for not having to pay for part of the lease for several years.
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Makes good sense to me. It looks like the renovation will be a nice "investment". That place will look great when it is fixed up. I'm jealous...
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I think the renovating is in exchange for not having to pay for part of the lease for several years.
Bingo. Basically, I get the thing for $1600 a year which is stupid cheap. The first three years' worth of payments go into materials for renovation. I do the labor in return for the low $1600 annual payment for the next seven years of the 10 year lease, kind of like "paying me back" for the labor. Plus, it's fun and there wouldn't be any hope of buying a deal like this anywhere in the state. Even if I owned something like this, the $1600 wouldn't cover the property taxes, not to mention insurance, etc. so it's almost like I get to use it for free.
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*Note that the last two posters are from SC thinking a frozen lake is good. Actually, it will be quite cold here tonight but we should be back in the 70's before too long <G>...

The only frozen thing I think thats good is Popsicles. Im sick of being cold already.
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The most important question is - are you going to walk around nude on your private island in total disregard for the little people who are stuck on the mainland?
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The only frozen thing I think thats good is Popsicles. Im sick of being cold already.
It was 3* according to the thermometer in my truck this morning. That and going to work and coming home from work in the dark blows. I hate winter.
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It was like, 100*F for 3 months non-stop this summer over here. Wanna switch?
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