Where Can You Park An RV?
Big question for a certain segment of homebuyers is where can we live and keep our camper, RV, boat or trailer. Most homebuyers are not going to be affected by this and don’t even consider asking the question if the covenants exclude this type of vehicle or not.
Neighborhood Covenants Decide The Rules
Most, if not all neighborhoods have covenants that tell the homeowners what the rules and regulations governing their neighborhood are, some are only a few pages long and barely control anything but the basics. Other covenants control every aspect of what you can and cannot do to or on your property in the neighborhood. A lot of these types of covenants have restrictions on what you can park in your driveway or on your property. Typically an RV is not going in the garage, a fifth wheel, probably not either. I have seen campers in garages as well as boats, which in most cases would be fine, unless the covenants say you must park your car in your garage, in which case you’ll be needing a third garage.
Can’t Be Bothered With The HOA, Build A House Where There Is None
So folks who have an RV often opt for buying a home that is not in a subdivision or buying land and building a house that suites their needs. You will often see a house by itself with an RV or fifth wheel on a parking pad built for the job. Some have shelters and electric hook ups to keep everything running while these babies sit.
Do Your Homework Or You’ll Be Paying To Store The Camper.
So how do you find out if the neighborhood you like will allow you to keep a boat or a camper, a trailer or a pig cooker? First thing to do is find the covenants, if you are using a buyers agent they should have this for you, in Johnston County they are recorded with the Register of Deeds. Next if there is an HOA in the neighborhood you would like to live in you must find out what the Homeowners Association says about keeping vehicles on your property. You must get the guidelines in writing from the HOA if you want to keep an RV, camper or boat on your property.
If you are moving to Clayton, Johnston County, Raleigh or the Triangle and would like to find a neighborhood where you can park your camper, RV or boat on your property, send me an email and I’d be glad to help