Condos

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Ford 222, May 5, 2019.

  1. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    So when NASCAR was on its huge upswing and tracks were being built/upgraded everywhere, there were condos being built at some and people were talking about what great investments they were going to be. I wonder if that’s been the case? Anyone in those markets and knowledgeable about real estate know or have an idea?
     
  2. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    There are a couple condos for sale at CMS for like $250,000. That is above the average home price in Charlotte.
     
  3. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Add another $100K to that and you could buy a condo near here.
     
  4. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Slow is Fast

    Idk but I would like to gloss over their noise policy
     
  5. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Triple pane winders.
     
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  6. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    I would imagine you cant make more noise than the race cars do, or you will have problems :D
     
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  7. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Wonder if that’s what they are getting? And what they sold for initially?

    Were people buying to live in or entertain people during events?
     
  8. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

  9. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could. I've always thought it would be so awesome to rent one for a race weekend. Talk about a perfect seat for the Roval...
     
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  10. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

  11. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Well, buy one and remodel it to your hearts content. :D
     
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  12. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Throw up some vintage 80's/90's glory days memorabilia and you've got perfection
     
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  13. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I think I’d leave most of it though for real, I would just add a few personal touches. I can’t top a random mirror in what looks to be the kitchen and living room area.
     
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  14. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    You get me.
     
  15. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    I cannot even imagine wanting to live in a place like that. But this is coming from someone who built his home back in the trees, far enough off the road that it cannot be seen without coming up the driveway. And then went out and built a cabin on another even more secluded property just in case I need to get away from it all :D .
     
  16. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Have you guys seen my garage? I'll have that condo loaded up with old memorabilia in no time. Let's all go in together and split the cost :D
     
  17. Racer1930

    Racer1930 Team Owner

    The wilderness is great - except for the bugs, skunks, etc
     
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  18. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I agree, I bought a condo on a lake in Florida 20+ years ago, second home thing, only 8 units in the complex, but, I found out that this type of housing was not for me at all. I have never in my life listened to the complaining by, supposedly adults, over nothing, in my life. I sold it after 2 years and bought a house on the lake. No more condos for me.

    Now if you are a Large Corporation and bought one of the CMS, TMS or AMS condos for entertainment and customer appreciation events, then it makes perfect since.
     
  19. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    I agree, that would be awesome for a race weekend.
     
  20. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    90% of the privately owned condos in Florida are owned by snowbirds. It's a documented fact that most of them come down here thinking that they're privileged, don't tip, break in lines anywhere they go and constantly bitch about everything. Anybody that lives on or near any body of water down here is well aware of it. The good part is that there are some good ones also. A snowbird is classified by them being anywhere north of 37 N Latitude.
     
  21. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Are these snowbirds that don’t tip from canada? I know when I lived in Hollywood from Nov to April it was filled with french speaking Canadians that didn’t tip and were pretty rude. You had to be careful when eating out as the restaurants would add 15-18% because they did not get the concept.
     
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  22. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

  23. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    From all over up north.
     
  24. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    If they speak French and are from Quebec Canada, nuff said. :cool:

    Happiness in my part of Florida is a New Yorker headed home with a Canadian under each arm.
     
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  25. gone

    gone Team Owner

    Used to be, you were termed a "northerner" if you lived north of the Mason-Dixon line.
    But recently a Floridian called me a "northerner" because I live in North Carolina...
     
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  26. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Lol!
     
  27. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville


    90%? You make that up? Cause a large number of the owners in Sarasota are retired people. Course, that % goes up if you go to Venice. That's where everyone in Sarasota goes to retire. :)
     
  28. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Only if you live on top of one of the smokies. And not a Northener a snowbird. That's defined as someone escaping the cold weather to wear flip flops and shorts and try to appear as cool.
    Nope I didn't make that up. Snowbirds are casual visitors, frequent visitors and the ones that retire, move here and try to tell us what's wrong with the way we do things. Set us straight so to speak.
     
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  29. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    It was 65 yesterday. I was seriously considering escaping the cold weather.
    :blink:
     
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  30. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Come on down bud. It's in the 80s here.
     
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  31. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I was gonna build a damn snowman.
     
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  32. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    My response to these type folks is. If ya do not like it here move your unhappy ass back up north.
     
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  33. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep.
     
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  34. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    I did...too hot and I missed the seasons. East coast were usually snobs anyway. Dang sure didn’t want to raise a family in the Broward/ Dade area.
     
  35. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Y'all are making me nostalgic for Florida here...
     
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  36. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    You got that right! :booya:
     
  37. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    I know what they are. My brother has lived on Siesta Key since 1988 in one of the condos you are writing about. 90% of the people in his building aren't snow birds. The majority of the owners are retired and live there year round.
     
  38. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    As I explained, a snowbird, defined by us, isn't just a visitor but "retirees" that live here year round also. @Whizzer is a snowbird but one of the rare good ones. I stand by my statement.
     
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  39. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    :biggrin:
     
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    Pat Team Owner

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