This is a perfectly good example why buying new construction is never a good idea. As a former realtor, I know builders and developers know very well that buyers LOVE new construction and will overlook many things to move into a brand new house. Reality is builders need a profit and as for amenities, it will cost the builder more money than he wants to spend so why not save the money from the second subdivision and have the owners from both subdivision share all the amenities. The bad news is future buyers may pay less for their homes than you paid for yours. If that's the case, you just lost some value in your house.
It's not what you want to hear but it looks like your subdivision won't have exclusive use of amenities. You and the other 17 owners can fight the builder and have the builder finish the amenities but be prepared for the builder to cry that he doesn't have the money available.... more
You should call your attorney and talk to him about your options. If renovation were made by property owner in 1985 that required a permit and the property was later bought and sold several times, the Building official has the authority to force the current owner to obtain the permit and satisfy all code requirements. Unfortunatly all previous owners are off the hook and the current owner becomes responsible for compliance. Good Luck, I hope somehow you will find better options than 5000
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Trulia pulls from a lot of sources and they aren't always right. It may be that your local tax records are wrong. It's possible your structure has been changed since the last recorded sale (which is usually when tax records are updated). It's also possible that what you consider to be a 3rd bedroom doesn't meet the technical legal requirement for a bedroom where you live. These defintions can be surprisingly specific.... more
Is your home listed for sale? If so, your REALTOR should make those changes in the MLS, and they'll show up here eventually. Or he/she can manually edit the info. But if you're referring to your home's public records info, I wonder why this matters to you? This site is just a marketing website that pulls info from various sources. The data isn't always accurate. And nobody is looking at the info on your house. (if it's not for sale). I know it's confusing and frustrating. If you really want to drive yourself crazy you could try to figure out why the info is inaccurate. My guess is it's incorrect with county public records. Could be just a typo, or it could be due to unpermitted work (i.e. finished a basement or added a bedroom or bathroom)? If that's the case...you can address it with them...but then you're opening up a big can of worms! Even if it was permitted, do your really want the county to correct their info, which could possibly cause you to pay higher taxes?? If your home is not for sale, don't worry about it.
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Since you had a HOA until 2010, it's very likely you "still" have one now.
HOA's are usually set up as entities (e.g. corporations) which don't die, rarely expire, and may or may not contain a provision for abandonment. You and your neighbors should pool your funds to have the documents read by a real estate attorney.
If alive and kicking you may have to kill the first to implement the second, or simply amend the first by the rules of the first.
Starting anew and rewriting may prove expensive, so while taking a pulse of your existing documents, ask for an estimate.