Thinking About Selling Your House To RV Full Time? Why The Time Is Right Now

Do you dream of taking the leap to become a digital nomad? Have you always wanted to try life on the road? Are you bored with your everyday life and ready for an adventure? 2022 is the perfect time to make the jump and give full time RVing a try.

The real estate market is hot

Across the country, the real estate market has remained hot in 2022. Home prices have soared and according to recent numbers in California, “The Central Coast had the highest year-over-year price gain of 20.4 percent, with the median price being $1,050,000.” This might mean this is a great time to sell your house for a nice profit and buy the RV of your dreams.

In addition, with a shortage of homes on the market, listings are going fast, and often for over the list price. The average house sold in California in March sold for 103% of the listing price.

Remote work has become more of the norm

Needing to have a full-time job used to hold people back from going on the road full time but that’s no longer the case. More than half of the companies in the United States offer remote work in some capacity. It’s more likely than ever that you can find a job that you can take with you on the road. Even if you need to show up to work occasionally for the quarterly meeting, there is a lot of flexibility in where you can choose to live.

You can save money

Now, this one comes with a warning—it’s easy to spend more on living expenses when RVing full time if you’re not careful about what you do. If you treat every day like a vacation, eat out, go to all the tourist attractions, move around a lot, stay in campsites all the time, and have an RV and vehicle payment, the costs can really add up. But, there are many ways you can keep your expenses low and come out ahead. Here are a few tips to help:

  • Try boondocking when possible
  • Set your RV up with solar power
  • Stay in each place for at least two weeks (the max stay at many locations)
  • Plan your routes carefully to save  on fuel
  • Use your RV kitchen (there are some floor plans with kitchens that will make you forget your old house kitchen fast!)
  • Travel to cooler destinations in the summer and warmer destinations in the winter
  • Look for free activities  (i.e. biking, hiking, swimming, yoga, parks)

Self care is essential

Another lesson we’ve all been learning over the past few years is the importance of taking care of ourselves and doing things we enjoy. It’s good for our mental health! Stress and anxiety levels have been on the rise. If you’re tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses and want to try something new, while getting out in nature more, the RVing lifestyle might be right for you.

When you RV full time, you can spend more time doing the activities you enjoy and less time cleaning the house, landscaping the lawn, commuting daily for work, and living for the weekends. You can choose a destination that fills your spirit and park your RV there and live life when you step out the door.

Life is short and unpredictable

If we’ve learned anything in the past two years, it’s that you never know what’s going to happen in life. No one was predicting the year that 2020 shaped up to be and each year since. If there’s something you really want to do or have always wanted to try, there is no time like the present.

Choosing the right RV

When you are full time RVing, your needs are going to differ from those who go on the occasional camping trip. Before buying an RV, take time to think about how you’re going to use your space and who is coming with you. Do you have children and pets that are going to need room of their own? Do you work full time and need a good space to setup an office in the RV? What type of RV will meet your needs? Do you want a Class B campervan that goes where you go or do you want a tow vehicle so you can setup camp and had out around town in a vehicle?

Think about how you will use the space on a daily basis and what would make it easier and more enjoyable for you. Once you have your list of must-have features and would-be-nice-but-aren’t-necessary-features, you can start your search feeling confident you know exactly what you’re looking for.

If you have questions about what RV type is right for you, we’re happy to answer any questions and help you find the RV that is right for your big move. Life is meant to be an adventure; get started today!

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