Info on airparks in Alabama, Arkansas

Alabama has six airparks listed in the LWYP directory and Arkansas has eight. Interestingly one of those in Alabama was opened in 1957 and two came on line in 1975. Another opened for business in 1992 while one is under construction and the final one opened in 2006.

Vacation rentals on fly-in communities sought

Since there are a number of fly-in communities located adjacent to lakes, golf courses, mountains, etc., we think there probably are some B&B facilities or lodges associated with the airpark properties.

Letter: Ideas on property valuations

In response to your inquiries on property values for appraisals, you are right that it is hard to come up with a good one. The big problem I have found is the appraisers look for comparables and end up using lots and homes in the area that have nothing to do with the airparks. Kind of trying to compare a waterfront home to one in the desert.

Building a Residential Airpark

Recently we’ve had several inquiries from individuals and small groups interested in establishing residential airparks. Interestingly enough, the contacts have come from several regions of the country indicating to us that the interest continues to grow in this lifestyle.

Disaster Planning

In the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster the question of adequate planning for your family and also your airpark should be a topic for discussion at the dinner table or your association’s next meeting (maybe even a special session).

Homeowner Associations: Pro & Con

Homeowner associations (HOAs) and the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) that are prevalent at most residential airparks rule what and how you will live at the airpark you decide to buy into.
In 99 out of 100 cases, most issues that arise are settled amicably and for the benefit of all concerned.

Lack of Development Can Hurt

The initial buyers, now interested in selling their airpark homes and moving, start seeking buyers and find that interest in their property is very low because of the perception that the airpark has failed.

Lots of questions in buying / living on airport

If you are considering buying a house or lot on a residential airport, or even if you already are associated with such a project, there are several issues that are somewhat different than the ones associated with a regular housing development.