Weston Hills Country Club has tennis courts, you have to be a member of Weston Hills Country Club to use their tennis courts. Emerald Estates Park has tennis courts. Midtown Athletic Club also has tennis courts although you nee to be a member of the club. All of these areas have Cypress Bay High School. Let me know if I can help you? Susan Penn PA, EWM Realtor 954-557-5993, www.susanpenn.com... more
If your HOA was "mandatory" it would have been disclosed when you bought the house. Since you entered into a covenant, you can't remove it unilaterally.
But is IS an association, run by a board and required to report to homeowners and hold meetings and elections. You have a choice. Fume about it or get involved and change it. While a management company may be hired by the association to conduct the day to day affairs of the HOA, the board is responsible for hiring them and setting the policies and rules by which the HOA is governed.
Talk to your neighbors about your concerns. If you share common complaints or points of dissatisfaction, get together and attend the next association meeting and make yourself heard. You and your neighbors are the Homeowners in the Association. Run for a seat on the board, or support someone who will work to get the changes made.
HOAs can add a lot to a property, from setting standards that keep property values high to maintaining amenities and common areas that made the home a desirable location for you when you bought it. But things can change, and homeowners need to stay involved to keep their HOA a positive influence for the community.... more
Properties become abandoned and distressed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the owner passes away and heirs are uncertain what to do with the property. Others are simply abandoned with little effort to sell the property, if the owner has no equity.
A REALTOR, like myself, can check a variety of sources and attempt to find owner information and explore the possibilities for rental or ownership of the house. Find an agent that has listed or sold several homes in the area close to the house. They can solicit the owner for you and see if they can arrange a mutually beneficial transaction for a sale or lease.
They can also check to see if the property has been through a foreclosure and is now owned by a bank or loan guarantee program like HUD, VA, Freddie Mac, etc. These home often are sold at an auction. If you have the means to have it done, or can do the work yourself, you may pick up a bargain, trading your work to rehab for a substantial equity in the home, once the remodeling work is done.... more
Thank you. That's a passionate and convincing reply. It must be bad statistics info in wikipedia- which of course can often be wrong. I will report it to wikipedia, and find out more info on Murphy. :)... more
The real question why do you think you have little or no equity? Have you had is appraised or had a professional do a CMA for you? If you really have little or no equity, then you are stuck. You either hold until the market goes up more or you sell now and take a small loss.... more
This place is awful. There is literally some old guy that has nothing better to do than walk around the community with a clipboard and write citations. I was about to move out and my truck was towed because of a flat tire. They tried telling me that my car wasn't registered into the system which is complete bull ----. Stay away from this place. They will give you nothing but problems. The walls in the apartment are paper thin and you can hear your neighbors and get woken up by them.... more
It use to be a wonderful place to live but that has changed. You have a board of directors that are power crazy with the exception of maybe 2 people. The place as most of us call it is a Nazi concentration camp. You cannot express any thoughts or ideas or else you are banned. This happened to me and my husband. People are selling their homes and leaving.
They did a deer cull this year and and you don't see any wildlife any longer except for the birds. The dues are not $1472.00 and going up another $100.00 next year. The reason is the deer cull cost $45,000.00 and they are over budget.
If you love the Poconos look outside of any community.... more
Keep in mind that you're addressing this question to a national WEBSITE that is just a marketing avenue for agents. Trulia is NOT a real estate company nor a property management company. There isn't' anyone sitting here waiting to respond to inquiries. When you complete one of those forms, asking for more info...it does go to a bunch of agents (who have paid $$ to advertise here and get leads). But many agents are frustrated by these "leads" and may not respond to them. Are you inquiring about homes for sale or rent? The rental listings are full of scams. If you're looking to BUY you need to hire a REALTOR as a Buyer's Agent. He/she will be able to send you all available properties in the MLS (the only source for accurate listings). If you're asking about rentals, you should try contacting a local property management company directly. Most agents don't deal with rentals, which may also be why nobody is responding to you.... more