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SELLER FINANCED CAMPGROUNDS

This is a business-financing technique in which a buyer borrows from the campground seller instead of, or at times in addition to, a bank. It is sometimes referred to, or called owner financing, land contract or purchase-money mortgage.

A campground seller agrees to finance a portion of the sales price over a specified term at a specified interest rate. If the campground seller is doing seller financing on the entire amount, the buyer pays a down payment up front, to the seller directly, and continues to make payments according to the agreement with the seller.






$3,600,000 426110

This successful Northeastern RV park for sale includes over 200 sites on over 100 acres. Seller requires Confidentiality Agreement. Contact us for more information.


$3,000,000
2977195

The 170 acre property has 130 sites, all full hookups. Some of the sites are pull-throughs and most of the sites are big rig friendly. The park is on a state highway very near an interstate highway. This high-end park has seasonal clientele as well as weekenders and overnight RVers. The amenities include a huge swimming pool, store, rec. room, pavilion, spring-fed lake, and play areas. The main building is very impressive and is a buzz of activity. Engineering plans are completed for the 444 site property the current owner envisions. Phase 1 has been completed, phase 2 is underway. The Seller has offered to complete the remaining phases of the project for an additional sum. Terms and conditions would be negotiated separately.


$1,800,000
3313370

Built new in 2017, this RV park offers 41 full hookup sites, 14 of which are waterfront. With no competition in the area this park has a lot to offer. Amenities include kayaks, canoes and paddle boat rentals, concrete streets and pads, a dump station, 2 large restrooms with showers, and 3 picnic areas, two of which are on the waterfront. The park is near plenty of shopping and dining possibilities and not far from some of the best hospitals in the country.


$1,500,000
3310321

In operation for 30 years this river and campground business benefits from easy access to a highway. Floaters enjoy convenient check-in, parking, and access to a beautiful river. Canoe, kayak, tube, and raft rentals are the primary business source. Booking fully furnished cabins provides additional income. With 18 acres of riverfront property and a large and loyal customer base, this campground and canoe business has much to offer.


$1,300,000
2978873

Well established fixture in this popular tourist area, this park is very close to national park access. Its proximity to historical attractions make this a much desired opportunity. Features include 155 sites, 42 of which are full hookups, several tent sites and 20 cabins. The buildings and pool are in great condition. You simply will have to put your stamp on it and reap those rewards.



$1,200,000
3309410

This park offers a prime location one mile from an entrance to a much visited national park. Also located in the largest city in the county, guests will not be lacking for services. Nature is king in this area and the reason it is such a destination. This park features 53 sites, 40 of which are full hookups, 13 tent sites in a designated area, a well-stocked store and gasoline station along a busy road.


$795,000
421295

This excellent location brings you all the best America has to offer business owners. An Interstate junction is nearby that brings people from all parts of the country and continent. Five direct profit centers in this business are the RV park, propane sales, pizza café, Laundromat and the newest is the pub. The park features almost 15 acres and 66 sites.


$695,000 422635

Well established combination RV park and mobile home park is in an idyllic setting of mature trees. Guests love spending days at the nearby lake swimming, boating and visiting with friends. Fishing in the nearby streams is great for pan fish cooked for dinner. This park is very well maintained and is very neatly kept. It features 83 total sites that include 7 rental trailers. Most guests stay for the summer. The town is a well-known vacation spot in the state. Many guests return year after year.


$650,000
597097

With 700 feet of river frontage and close to a popular hiking trail, this opportunity brings a lot of guests who enjoy nature, family fun and an active lifestyle. Guests won’t have to leave the park for their entire stay—the store is fully stocked, the restaurants are great as are the boating, canoeing and fishing. Now is the time for you to tap into this turn-key business. Features include 35 campsites on 3 acres, recreation building, restaurant and store.


$390,000
426521

Built with quality products and the convenience of guests in mind. Located just off a major highway, the area attracts travelers all seasons. Completed features include 30 sites, half are full hookup with 30/50/110 amps, other half are water and electric, bathhouse, store and laundry on 40 acres.




Why would an owner offer
seller financing on a campground?

Many potential buyers just don’t have the necessary capital or business lender resources to cash a seller completely out.

Even if they do, they might be reluctant for what they consider an untried new venture in unknown waters. When that buyer opens the doors to their lender of choice, they will find many hoops they need to go through and many personal documents they will need to supply. Of course they will reach into resources for the down payment the lender requires (20% to 30%) – and added to that will be extra costs – like document prep fees, etc. It is a common misconception in this industry for a seller to assume that if a buyer has a great credit score and the necessary down, it’s pretty much a “done deal.” Not so. The entire business will come under a magnifying glass as much, if not more, than the potential buyer. In order to sell a campground it will have to appraise at agreed sale price or more, or the lender will not open the vault. In the meantime, the seller are “mentally packing” with fingers and toes crossed, hoping the lender says “yes” many weeks after the application process is first started. With lenders experiencing recent losses from escalating housing foreclosures, they are very cautious about lending money right now. They’re requiring more i’s to dot and t’s to cross.

With seller financing a buyer and seller can “get creative” to each others advantage. The agreement can be “interest only” payments, for a part, or full duration of the time frame before a balloon payoff is due. If a buyer has intentions of investing in something to bring in needed revenue to support the business, the agreement can contain escalating payments each year for the duration of the agreement – even adjusted interest rates (starting lower, and each year increasing one half to one percent). The balloon term can be as few as 3 years before the balloon payment is due in full, or the loan can run the full course of years until the entire balance is paid off. This creativity often makes seller financing attractive to a buyer and seller.

If you desire to have any amount calculated in amortization forms, please do not hesitate to call. Our intent at PARKS AND PLACES is to insure you understand all the “doors” available to you toward the goal of buying or to sell a campground or to sell an rv park.

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