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Mary, Other/Just Looking in 34105

My friend owns in Emerald Green of Forest Lakes and has HOA fees of $350 per month. Is there another development in the same area with low HOA fees?

Asked by Mary, 34105 Wed Feb 23, 2011

I am interested in the pool, clubhouse and full amenities. I will only be using condo in the winter and want to keep costs low without losing out on a great development with great amenities in an area close to beach and shopping.

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I am ok with the $350 HOA fees. I want to know about developments right near the Fairways that has good amenities also. I do like Fairways, but would like to know of other options close by that are as good or even better than Fairways.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 25, 2011
350 per month for a condo......which includes most likely your ins, cable, water, lawn land maint, pest control, reserves, amentities, security, etc...etc....

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.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 25, 2011
Fees for most locations with similar ammenities are in the similar range. Please keep in mind that fees in many developments pay for outside maintenance, cable, water, sewere, common insurance, clubhouse, pool. gated community etc. If fees are prohibitive you can consider a development that allows seasonal rentals to offset costs.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 24, 2011
Hi Mary,
I just showed properties to my client last week about the same thing. Call me at #239-273-8099.
Sue Cohen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 24, 2011
Hi Mary,

Here is a link with all condos available in the area of Emerald Greens: http://www.foreclosurenaples.idxco.com/i/5837/NA16
It is a free search, you will just have to enter your name, email address and select a password.
If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck with your search.
Carmen Badan
RealPro Realty LLC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 24, 2011
Hi Mary.

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.

Kindest Regards,

Clayton Hansen
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!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 23, 2011
$95,000 267 QUAIL FOREST BLVD, #110 VERANDAS AT QUAIL RUN 2 Bed 2 0 993 1991 NA16
$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
contact Bob Forman Downing-Frye Realty 239-322-7672 bforman@buyfloridare.com

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