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If you won a major multi-million dollar jackpot...

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Where would you move to?

Hawaii [ 7 ]  [10.45%]
West coast [ 10 ]  [14.93%]
East coast [ 5 ]  [7.46%]
Down south [ 14 ]  [20.90%]
Alaska [ 1 ]  [1.49%]
Mexico [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Central America [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
South America [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Europe [ 1 ]  [1.49%]
Same area but a nicer home [ 29 ]  [43.28%]
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Posted: January 4, 2016, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

I wanted to buy this one

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/244-E-48th-St-New-York-NY-10017/31530188_zpid/

 

Somebody bought it from under me and is now trying to flip it, sigh.

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    Most likely staying on the east coast but upgrading to this $ 4.7 million home. http://www.raveis.com/mls/4527035/16patriotsfarmplace_armonk_ny

     

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      Same here. 

      I would not want one of those HUGE gazillion dollar mansions...way too much cost/time/effort to upkeep and maintain. 

       

      A nice 300-600k house in my area is more than enough for me. 

       

      And then I would just go on vacation and do AirBnB/VRBO/vacation rentals all over.

       

      599k listed locally in my area: very nice home and personally no need for me to live in multi-million dollar mansions:

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        Interesting information.  Thinking a house of 5,000 to 6,000 sq. ft. would be fine and no I do not need that much.  Most of the housekeeping would be done by me altho I would love for someone to come in once a week to help with floors and dusting, I hate dusting.  And a chef ...... hmm have to think about that one, maybe someone can cook low calorie lunches a couple of times a week, cook in my kitchen or have them delivered?

        Now I certainly want acreage and nice grounds with the pool which will require maintenance, that is where I would be spending money.  Maybe a koi pond..... The rest of the hired help ?  Pfffffffttt

        oops maybe I need someone to care for the LIBRARY ? 

        I met this lady who looks perfectly sane and sounds highly intelligent until you mention koi ponds. She has this view that the true test of wealth is if you have a koi pond with really old koi. It drives her crazy when someone with new money gets a koi pond. Told her I'd get a koi pond just to see her stroke out. HA!

         

        Oh HECK NO will I be doing housework. I HATE housework, which sucks because I'm a pretty fastidious person. Some say anal, I'll stick with fastidious. Nothing wrong with everything having it's own place. My perfect roommate would be Adrian Monk. Other than his need to touch and count things, I didn't see anything wrong with him. It's my curse to need everything meticulous but to hate doing housework. Laundry is the worst. You have no idea how ecstatic I was when I found out that laundresses still existed. That might be the first person I'd hire. 

        Full time anal housekeeper, part time laundress, part time chef who knows how to make cardboard taste good, and a part time pilates trainer.

        And being the magnanimous person I am, I'll send you a temporary librarian in lieu of the hotplate after you concede victory to me.

        I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

        The odds are about the same.

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          Posted: January 5, 2016, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

          I'm staying in the same house, I'll do a complete remodel and travel with family.  I'll prob buy a second house somewhere.

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            I met this lady who looks perfectly sane and sounds highly intelligent until you mention koi ponds. She has this view that the true test of wealth is if you have a koi pond with really old koi. It drives her crazy when someone with new money gets a koi pond. Told her I'd get a koi pond just to see her stroke out. HA!

             

            Oh HECK NO will I be doing housework. I HATE housework, which sucks because I'm a pretty fastidious person. Some say anal, I'll stick with fastidious. Nothing wrong with everything having it's own place. My perfect roommate would be Adrian Monk. Other than his need to touch and count things, I didn't see anything wrong with him. It's my curse to need everything meticulous but to hate doing housework. Laundry is the worst. You have no idea how ecstatic I was when I found out that laundresses still existed. That might be the first person I'd hire. 

            Full time anal housekeeper, part time laundress, part time chef who knows how to make cardboard taste good, and a part time pilates trainer.

            And being the magnanimous person I am, I'll send you a temporary librarian in lieu of the hotplate after you concede victory to me.

            Hahahahahahahaha concede?  Not in this lifetime lol. 

            Roommate? No way especially with one who counts things, that is too much like myself, yea a little OCD I admit and cleaning seems to go along with it.  Dont particularly LIKE to clean but like cleanliness, things out of order drive me nuts, everything has its place, including BOOKS.  Let me add, you are a cheapskate if you would only send a "temporary" librarian. No No

            That is a funny story about the koi pond.  New or old money, makes no difference to me, guess she must have been a tad eccentric?   I just love anything with water and since water is calming, why not have a little addition with some wild bright colors?  The problem is wildlife like to watch them too and have a little snack.

            LOL a chef who knows how to make cardboard taste good.....I absolutely have to agree.

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              Huge houses seem like a money pit to me, the amount of money you have to spend monthly on bills is pretty darn high and it seems like a waste.

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                At the minimum level wins of PB and MM, I'd move to either, VA, NC, SC, or GA.  And id buy a modest home for no more than $500k.  I'd also oy buy 3 vehicles totaling no more than $500k.  Now if I won that huge powerball?  Heck, I'd go all out and spend about $10mm on cars and about $1-$2mm on a 6 bedroom home.  I don't want a home so big that I feel alone in it.  Something around 4k--6k sq ft would be more than enough.

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                  I would travel for the first few weeks let the limelight move to someone else. I would visit the virgin Islands see how I like it there. It's a US territory, so no passport needed.

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                    i assume we are talking a share or all of a billion $ jackpot here?  anyhoo  any where i wanted. so voted discard vote. but loved the Fargo reference.

                     

                    oh i would prob set up funds and  income streams in multiple parts of the world. go to 1, set up  buy a place, get a car learn the language, experience the culture. move on in 2 or 3 years, and  set up a little safe heaven some where else. repeat. eventually id get to USA  black hills has always intrigued me since i read western novels, some  with open country,  not many  neighbours and a large chunk of land.

                    which countries? history has entertained me for my life, ifi wanted to holiday in a place and see the sights, id really need a few years to really get a grasp. so where ever my interests takes me.

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                       North Las Vegas is one of my options. I would be near other rich winners. All the shows there is a plus.

                       Whenever I wanted to see the beach I could catch a flight to the West Coast.

                       My first choice is to stay here in California and then visit Las Vegas for the shows. The Indian casinos here also provide shows and entertainment.

                       So many choices when you are rich!!

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                        I would be torn between Vancouver Island (so my hubby can be close to his family and I can be close to a major airport, haha) and Savannah, Georgia since that's where I've always wanted to live. If we chose Vancouver Island I'd get a relatively nice size home on a big lot overlooking one of the island's bays. If I chose Savvanah I'd get a loft in the downtown district just because I am in love with the architecture and weeping willow trees there. I'd have to choose between the two because no matter how much money I have, I refuse to have more than one home at a time.

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                          Huge houses seem like a money pit to me, the amount of money you have to spend monthly on bills is pretty darn high and it seems like a waste.

                          Back when I was planning on buying a huge house, I was planning on about 2K/month budget for utilities and another $35K per year for maintenance.

                          The Simplots gave the state their mansion after the old man died a few years ago, and it was such a money sucker that they gave it back to the estate, and the Simplots just TORE IT DOWN because it was costing too much money.  The Statesman printed a chart of how much it cost to maintain when it belonged to the state, and it's absolutely shocking. 

                          Utilities:  $25K - 45K/year

                          Maintenance/Repair: $65K - $100K per year (and I'm sure it was maintained very well when the Simplots had it -- it's not like it was run down or anything)

                          A couple of years, the total cost of keeping the mansion approached $150K,and their costs didn't even include taxes.  Sounds like that adds another $50K per year.  I had no idea!  I thought my $60K per year utility/maintenance budget would be plenty, and thought part of that would be saved for bigger projects like a new roof.  I could have gotten myself into a financial jam just out of ignorance.

                          I can't figure out how to post the chart here, but you can read it here.

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                            The house -on the ranch- I would buy isn't terribly lavish. 3 bd, 2 bath, maybe 1800sqft. has more porch than it does house. 

                            It's the 376 acres with 5 total dwellings on it and 7 acres of mud free professionally designed Horse Facility that will be the financial demand.  The property produces 550 tons of hay each year at $220/ton though, and that would at least cover the cost of property tax, irrigation fees, and the cost to take fertilize and cut/rake/bale the fields. ( And leave some hay left over for my own critters)

                            And with 38 stalls and an amazing facility, boarding horses at $350/month each would be an easy way to pay for the barns resources. And adding solar power would be a good investment, since all those arena and barn lights ( and fans in the summer) require a good amount of juice!

                             

                            The maintaining of the facility and grounds is fun. Its something I've done plenty as a job, and I'd like to do it for myself! I still would want to earn a good nights rest, and be tired and sore as a millionaire. That is satisfying to me.

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                              I would buy the run down playboy mansion along with the stipulation that Hugh gets to live there for the rest of his life.   Bwahahahaha!  NOT

                              If the payout was large enough, I would scoop up the listed $14.9 Million dollar home on Buffalo Run in Tarpon Springs, Fl.   I tried to post the link, but was scolded very roughly for trying to do such a thing, since I'm a Newbie to this site.   I need to make another drink to ease the pain.