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Joanne, Other/Just Looking in South Orange, NJ

With association fees for a home in Turtle Rock over $4000. What do these fees include? Are they manditory?

Asked by Joanne, South Orange, NJ Thu Mar 19, 2009

Do you need to join the association in order to use the Turtle Rock Pool?

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Thank you for asking your question about Turtle Rock. This is a manditory fee and a previously mentioned includes a wide variety of amanities including, large community pool, clubhouse, hiking trails, basketball and tennis courts etc.

Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch was constructed in the late 1990's and offers residents a secure gated community environment. There is a wide variety of home styles, floor plans and floor space available to buyers. It is a community that has the ability to satisfy the diverse needs of many different home owners. A growing family, a single professional, or retired, this location is one to seriously consider.

There are a number of nice opportunities currently on the market. If you are interested in finding out more about them or if you would like additional information on similar Sarasota area communities, we would be happy to hear for you.

Best regards,

The Eckler Team
Michael Saunders & Company
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Yes, you do need to join the associtation. Fees will be on the low side of $1,695 to a high of $3816. for a maintenance free home. The standard fee includes use of the pool, tennis courts, guard etc. In the maintenance free area the fees include ground maintenace (lawns) around you home. I hope that this answers your question. Contact me if you need more info, I am very familiar with the Turtle Rock area, if you would like more help in locating a home call on me.
Best of Luck in your home search!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 19, 2009
The homeowners asociation fees vary in different neighborhoods in Turtle Rock. If you are seeing association fees of over $4000 per year, you are looking at a home in a "maintenance free" neighborhood, such as Savannah or Somerset. In these neighborhoods, your fee covers landscape maintenance for your property and any neighborhood common property as well as the overall Turtle Rock association fee which pays for the community pool, tennis courts, community center, two guarded gates, and maintenance of the common areas, as well as reclaimed water for irrigation. Also included is the $172 per residence that is paid to the Palmer Ranch master association for maintenance of common property on Palmer Ranch.

The general Turtle Rock association fee for homes that are not in the maintence-free neighborhoods is much lower. It is currently slightly over $400 per quarter. All of the quoted association fees in Turtle Rock are mandatory.

If you would like more information on Turtle Rock and the surrounding area, I would be happy to provide it to you. I live and work on Palmer Ranch, and much of my business is centered in the community.

Charles Offer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 321-9664 http://www.CharlesOffer.com http://www.FloridaMoves.com/Charles.Offer
Web Reference: http://www.CharlesOffer.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 19, 2009
Hi Joanne,

There are 25 homes for sale in Turtle Rock. Because there are several communities within Turtle Rock, they all have different maintenance fees and what the cover is all dependent on each community. I have included a link to all 25 properties below and each listing will tell you what the maintenance fees are and what the fees include. You would have to join the association in order to use the community pool.


My best,

Teresa M. Fellows
Waterside Realty LLC
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