FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
890 ROBINSON HILL RD., MAKANDA IL, 62958 (Parcels A + B)
PROPERTY PURCHASE PRICE - PARCELS. A + B
CAN I AFFORD THIS?
Sure you can! These lots are fairly priced and affordable to anyone.
Plus, on February. 1, 2022, according to Bankrate’s latest survey of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate is 3.78% .
The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 3.18%.
ABOUT THESE CABINS. CAN I LIVE IN ONE?
Cabin 2 is currently occupied by the owner.
Buyers can move in or decide to rent them to locals or tourists.
CAN I RENT THEM OUT TO TOURISTS?
Sure you can. A rental cabin in Southern Illinois is priced seasonally with rates typically ranging from $180-$250 per night, sleeping 6 persons.
IS THERE ANY FISH IN THOSE PONDS?
IDNR stocked both of these ponds in the fall of 2006 and in the spring of 2007 with bluegill, crappie, catfish, and bass.
WHAT ARE THE INTERNET OPTIONS?
Most popular in this area are Hughesnet and Viasat
AT&T - 6 Mbps - DSL Internet and Television.
HughesNet - 25 Mbps - Satellite Internet and Phone.
Viasat - 100 Mbps - Satellite Internet and Phone.(Used by our neighbor who works remotely online)
The owner and his family live and work on this property and they run their businesses 100% REMOTELY ONLINE with the use of AT&T and a Verizon Jetpack.
AT&T and Verizon are definitely workable but other options should be explored.
Here’s the good news: in the last 6 months, more people in this area have been looking at the STARLINK option.
The owner of this property received the order/location/confirmation email from Starlink. Starlink expects to expand their service here in April of 2022.
If you are not familiar with Starlink , follow this link https://www.starlink.com
Don't forget to check out the conversations about Starlink in a subreddit on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/
CAN I WORK REMOTELY ONLINE WHILE LIVING THERE?
Sure you can. That’s how the owner and previously his tenant ran their separate businesses remotely online!
Think about the time saved by not commuting!
The pandemic and remote working arrangements have opened up new opportunities for people to try out living in new areas without having to leave their old jobs or save up a lot of money.
Resettle and take advantage of the lower cost of living, the higher quality of life and more access to nature and outdoor activities.
A survey produced by Redfin found that 50% of respondents in cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Seattle said they would consider moving out of the city if remote working becomes permanent.
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative already provides electrical services to parcel B (Parcel with the cabins).
Parcel A (vacant land) has easy access to electric but does not have a meter installed right now.
WATER & SEWAGE
Access to public water is available to all lots.
Public waterlines have recently (2020) been updated at Robinson Hill Rd.
The infrastructure for public water is completed through the Lick Creek Water District.