What is not low about 350 per? Break down these costs.......if the fees are under 300 than a red flag should be raised and I would be worried about the reserves and future assesments.
Here is a link with all condos available in the area of Emerald Greens: http://www.foreclosurenaples.idxco.com/i/5837/NA16
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If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck with your search.
RealPro Realty LLC
There have been some pretty good deals to be had in Turtle Lake in that same area (fees are lower that those that you mentioned) and I have a listing that is in Forest Lakes that may be of interest to you. The fees in Forest Lakes are about the same as your friends and it is also a 55 and over community. Please contact me when you get a chance and we can go over the options available to you. That is an area that I specialize in and I am VERY familiar with the amenities and surrounding Ridge/Port area.
Keller Willaims Realty
P.S. There was a great top floor unit in the Fairways at Emerald Greens that I showed about a week ago. It was like a treehouse with two floors on a lake and you could see the condo's right on the beach!!
$69,000 491 QUAIL FOREST BLVD, #100 MIRAVISTA 2 Bed 2 0 958 1994 NA16
$94,900 1085 FOREST LAKES DR, #8302 FOREST LAKES 2 Bed 2 0 1,000 1976 NA16
$77,000 201 QUAIL FOREST BLVD, #105 DORAL AT PARK FOREST 2 Bed 2 0 940 1986 NA16
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