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Jim & Marian…, Home Buyer in 22206

Sawgrass and Waterford golf communities in Venice 34292?

Asked by Jim & Marian Walsh, 22206 Sun Apr 26, 2009

Does anyone have any experience with either of these communities? Is there a benefit to being within the city limits? Because the homes are older does that rule out problems with Chinese drywall?
Thanks for your comments.

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Hi Jim & Marian,

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,
Terry Bole

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 18, 2012
The issue of Chinese drywall is one normally associated with big builders that constructed homes during the 2005-2006 window of time. We are finding there is very little evidence of this being an issue in our location but home inspectors can employ a variety of tests to insure there is no "Chinese Drywall" in a specific home.

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
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 12, 2009
Jim & Marian,
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
941 223 3690
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 20, 2009
Jim and Marian,

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.

Larry Brown
Michael Saunders & Co.
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