If you have any fears of Chinese Drywall, have it checked before you purchase. The Sawgrass/Waterford communities are great. They are running really good yearly golf memberships for Waterford, Calusa Lakes and Capri Isles. Play all three courses for the price of one.
Hope this helps,
Because a home was constructed within this window of time DOES NOT mean it has the "Chinese Drywall" problem but it should be a "red flag" reminder to have it ruled out before commiting to a property.
We have heard no reports of "Chinese Drywall" being identified in either Waterford of Sawgrass.
Hope this is helpful
The Eckler Team
We have lived in Waterford for over 5 years, sold and listed a number of homes during this time. We have been called on numerous times for professional advise by the homeowners association, regarding the maintaining of value for the community.
As has been answered by a previous responder, there is not much difference being in the city or county. One notable(?) difference is, in the city we have waste pick-up twice per week, whereas the county is once per week.
Your selection of either Sawgrass or Waterford is a great choice, we have not had any reported issues regarding Chinese drywall. I believe, as you state, that this applies to newer properties only.
The Harsch Team
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Several clients have purchased homes in both Waterford and Sawgrass. Your question about city limits- in my opinion there is very little difference between living within the city limits and outside. City property taxes are slightly higher, but you have the opportunity to vote in city elections. As far as Chinese drywall goes, I have heard of no occurences in either Sawgrass or Waterford. The homes in Sawgrass are newer, however, and it is possible that there may be something there. There are inspections to determine the drywall origin, so a newer home can be "cleared" in that regard.
Michael Saunders & Co.