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mvpnetwork, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA

Are there any agents who specialize in purchasing a home on golf course?

Asked by mvpnetwork, Seattle, WA Fri Dec 28, 2012

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Seattle has many great golf courses, but many amazing courses exist outside of the city, on the prestigious east side. A short 20 minute jaunt from Seattle will put you in some of the best neighborhoods, boasting amazing courses. The bedroom communities for the tech sector, such as Sammamish, Medina, and Bellevue. Medina is home to several amazing homes, and is home to many movers and shakers. If you want help finding a premium location on an amazing golf course in a highly desirable neighborhood, please feel free to contact me. Let's make amazing happen!

Kind Regards,

Vikki
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 3, 2013
Hi mvpnetwork,

I have sold many homes on golf courses throughout the 20 plus years of my sales career. What golf courses interest you and what part of the Seattle area are you planning to live in? Your location will greatly dictate the golf course(s) that will be of interest to you.

Your price range will also be a significant factor in choosing which golf courses are available to you.

Warm Regards,
Karen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 2, 2013
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2012
I live on a golf course and sell golf course properties. Let me know if I can help you further.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2012
LOL, Jerry. Location on the course can be important, but it's not necessarily predictable.

The only glass I've had broken on my house is one on the opposite side of the house from the tee. Apparently someone hit my neighbor's house and then the ball bounced back, and cracked a window in the garage.

Conversely, I've had two glass tables sitting on the deck for over five years without incident (knock wood), despite the fact that my house is very close to where the better golfers' tee shots land.

I would agree with others that really what's necessary is to pick a course or courses you are interested in, and then see if you find the houses in the area appealing.

Finally, keep in mind that at any given time there might not be a suitable house for sale on a course you find suitable. Right now, for example, there are only two houses on the course for sale in my neighborhood. Patience will likely be required unless you're willing to settle (not recommended).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2012
I live in a golf course neighborhood and have had no issues. However, other houses have had issues so bad they've had to put up gigantic nets (one was foreclosed a few years ago and while it was bank owned, every window was boarded up -- and it was only two-three years old). My in-laws also live on a golf course and have had multiple broken windows. My neighbors have had three this year and only got full payment out of one golfer so far. So, I disagree, location (depending on the course and community, of course) in a golf course community can be *extremely* important.
Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012
What you want is an experienced agent that understands golf and golf course design
At my club they are building a home on one of the holes this the last open lot on the course for good reason
It's location get many sliced shots you are going to need a hard hat to be outside.
Hope this helps
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 28, 2012
Not usually, as the courses tend to be far from one another. You would have to select which golf course(s) first and then the specialists may be different from one to another.

The age range of homes varies greatly as well. You may like to live in Tam O'Shanter for the course benefits that are included in the HOA, as example. But you may hate the houses. So when you pick which golf course you have to consider age and price of homes as well, as those vary greatly from one course to the next.

P.S. I don't know beans about golf...but I do know the houses around them are not similar from one golf course to the next. :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 28, 2012
Some of us seasoned agents are avid golfers who understand what emenities are available with the gourses in our area. Obviously, all courses are different and it depends on what you are looking for in terms of the quality or the course and what they have to offer.
Otherwise, buying a home on a golf course is not that much different than anywhere else except for the homeowners association information and costs involved as well as the benifits they offer with ownership!
I hope this helps.
I have played and sold properties on most all courses in the greater seattle area over the past 25 years.

Dave Reith
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
davereith52@gmail.com
206-947-6868
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 28, 2012
Hi,
I have helped 2 clients this year purchase a home on a golf course but I wouldn't say my specialty is golf courses. I would recommend you find a buyers agent specialist and not necessarily seek a specialist for golf courses.
Search agents on Trulia and read peoples reviews, you can also find great agents and reviews on Yelp.com.
If you or anybody you know is interested in the San Diego area, I would be happy to help.

Sincerely,
Joseph Arendsen
The Arendsen Group Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 28, 2012
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