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Old 02-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Jazuela Jazuela is offline
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We were invited for a second Lifestyle visit when we were on the last day of our first Lifestyle Visit.

But since we've been to the Villages a few times already, we had already narrowed down our "dealbreakers" and our "must-haves" and what was left was the logistics and finding a home and area we could afford and would both enjoy living in. So another Lifestyle Visit wasn't really needed.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:17 AM
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Graspher Graspher is offline
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes, kind words and insights - much appreciated!

Gold Wing nut - I tip my helmet to you and say that I proudly logged 50,000 miles on a two tone blue SE from the 80’s. I closed the motorcycle chapter a few decades ago - but had the memories and adventures from that chapter remain fresh!

Regarding the number of lifestyles - yes, during our first lifestyle we were informed it was a one time deal but they would allow a second modified lifestyle associated with a potential purchase or build.

Sooo....for our second lifestyle we booked our January week’s stay at the LSL hotel this past August. Sometime in November we received a generic email from TV offering us the opportunity for another lifestyle. I will was in shock!

I called in told them we had one already - was not ready to purchase or build but would greatfully accept another opportunity if they were still willing.

Bing - they extended a second opportunity but there are a few perks omitted....no free golf - no free movie pass - no discount at the logo stores. All the main features are provided - lovely house - golf cart - bikes - newspaper - Wi-Fi - gate pass - and rec center pass. The omitted items were no issue at all. TV treated....and continues to treat us.....like royalty. With zero sales pressure!

I read as much as I could find about TV before our first lifestyle. A handful of information was outdated. I kept reading that the supplied golf cart maxed out at 12 mph. Not true - our first cart was brand new and rolled along at 21 mph. The second cart was just as fast. Several statistics were wrong but I can no longer recall which ones.

Regardless - I gathered a boatload of valuable information prior to making our first visit.

For anyone reading this that is going to lifestyle for the first time - don’t worry about the cart!

I’ll be looking for that light real soon Graciegirl!
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:32 AM
valuemkt valuemkt is offline
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Location: Currently Atlanta GA - Formerly Endicott and Syracuse NY
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We did two lifestyles about a year apart with zero issues.. both in the fall
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:52 AM
sallybowron sallybowron is offline
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Originally Posted by Graspher View Post
Hello everyone - Glen and Marie here.

We lifestyled for a week in July 2018 and did a second lifestyle week this past January. And yes I did three months of research before showing up for our first visit.

All in all we visited 45 homes for sale - went to several rec centers - played pickle ball / billiards / table tennis / cards - visited every town center (several times) - went on every trolly tour - spent several hours woundering down the street of dreams (design center) made friends - travelled everywhere by golf cart.

Life in the bubble is fantastic - looking forward to becoming residents in the near future.

We’ve been houseless for the last 5 years! Currently living on a boat full time (a trawler) spending the off season docked in Lauderdale and the cruising season meandering throughout the Bahamian chain of islands - mostly the Abaco’s and Exumas.

I feel like I know many of the regular posters already as I’ve been following the forum for almost a year.

That’s us - that’s our intro - and you’ll see more of us (mostly me) in future postings.

Be well my friends....ribbit!

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Old 02-11-2019, 02:10 PM
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Sounds like you found your spot, now you just need to find your home. Welcome aboard (pun intended).

Can’t wait to hear your stories of living on a trawler.
Army/embassy brat - traveled too much to mention
Moved here from SF Bay Area (East Bay)

"There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:48 PM
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Hehehe....good one! Yes....finding a home....we are leaning toward a build but not 100% locked on that path.

For now we are still floating on the water but I have a feeling we will be residing in TV before the year is over.

My gosh yes....many stories from the ocean. Living on a boat 24/7 for 5 years has been a fantastic adventure with huge learning curves and many challenges. We embraced all of it with a smile and will bring the same outlook to the bubble!
Currently living on a 50’ Nordhavn located wherever the water is blue and easily visible to a minimum 30 feet.
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