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Xan, Home Buyer in 76262

moving to Keller- does anyone have experience with Wildwood-is the HOA ok-don't want an overly intrusive HOA-

Asked by Xan, 76262 Fri Apr 8, 2011

I like to garden in my backyard (tastefully of course) I have had my work shown in "garden tours" in our area-I am just concerned that moving to an area with a HOA I will need to get "approval" just to plant a plant in my own backyard! I can totally understand that the front yard has to look nice and uniform. Can anyone let me know the good-the bad of HOA in keller texas any please recommend any that are a little "laid back" thanks

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I'm very familiar with Wildwood in Keller. Have recently sold 2 homes in that development and would love to answer any questions you may have about this area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 9, 2014
Wildwood is the norm for Keller area HOA's. I noticed the zip code you are buying is 76262. Have you already selected your home? Backyard gardening is actually encouraged as plants contribute to the environment. You can also add flower beds, trees, and upgrades to the front of your home. All that is needed is an Approval letter from the HOA. You simply enter your request on the HOA's application for improvement. This is all provided at Closing.
The most important item of value in Keller HOA's is the restriction of company vehicles and RV's parked in drive ways. Lawn maintenance and the expectation that neighbors will repair anything that impacts curb appeal are truly the main "thorns" that are cited.

I live in the Alliance Corridor which includes 76052,76177,76244,76248 and 76262.

Please contact me if you need a Realtor to negotiate your home purchase.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
Each HOA has its own rules. In general, what you do in your backyard as far as landscaping is OK, as long as you cut the grass! HOAs are strict as to how the front yard looks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
XAN!

I live in Haslet, which neighbors Keller and the surrounding areas. What you will find is that the closer you live to the metro - the higher the price of the home. Sounds like you may have school age children which equates to a neighborhood that is family friendly. I know of a place! As a matter of fact, depending on the dates of this impending move, I wanted to let you know that is you are going to use FHA to finance your home, those rates are increasing after 4/1/511.

I want to share a couple of web site with you that are newly built homes that can be closed in 2 weeks as long as financing is not a problem:

http://www.lennar.com/New-Homes/Texas/Dallas-Ft-Worth/Fort-W…

http://www.drhorton.com/Where-We-Build/Texas/Dallas-Fort-Wor…


You will find tax rates lower in this area than Keller although Keller is closer in distance to shopping and entertainment. The Haslet area was named number 2 in the Country for growth. You can find a 4500 sq ft home on almost half acre in Haslet for under $225,000.

I represent ALL communities, new builds as well as prewoned homes. My first point of contact with you is more or less an interview to learn more about your specific needs and preferences. You will also determine if we are good fit to work together as a team. Whether you select me or another Realtor, please understand, the Seller pays my commission. In order to have fair representation on your behalf, it is very important to have a Realtor guiding you through the negotiation and offer process. If you find a pre-owned home that you like, we may need to negotiate repairs based on the Inspector's findings. New builds come with warranties and I know of only one builder that build a pool while the home is under contstruction. The HOA's here do have pools so unless you want to build on in your back yard at a later time, you are either looking at a preowned home that has a pool or purchasing a lot that is large is enough to accomodate a pool.

I just saw a home that meets your initial decribed criteria and it also includes a Media room next to the game area. It is 4.372 sq ft 4 bedrooms and 3 and half baths. There is a study that could be converted to a fifth bedroom. The lot is nice on both sides of the covered patio and the home is totally GREEN with appliances, radiant barrier and low e windows. Price tag, $220,000. Builtin 2009 and carryies all warranties.

Feel free to contact me as I am your trusted resourse in relocating to Texas!!!

Lucy A. Puniwai
REALTOR®
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http://puniwai.fathomdallas.com/agents/6440-Lucy-Puniwai
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 10, 2011
Glad we could be of help. Ok, I know my answer wasn't much help, so I'm glad the others were able to give you more information.

Depending on your price range, there are some really nice homes that match your needs in Southlake and Westlake. Large lots, large houses, lots of room, and active HOAs with fabulous amenities.

If you would like to look at some of the properties available, you can look here on Trulia or go to my website at http://www.BrianRayl.com/home-search and get a map view and details of the properties.

If I can do anything else for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

Because it's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite Park Cities
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 10, 2011
Thanks everyone-I was a little concerned but feel better about it-we will be visiting in the next couple of months to take a peek at Keller and all it has to offer-moving to warmer climate -any other suggestions for great areas in Keller would be great-we need 5beds/? baths (3 or more) study -family room sep game room -formal living room-pool ( or room for a pool) and really nice up to date kitchen-media room -probably 4000 sq ft and over and possibly around .5 acre or more and at least a three car garage-I really like open space in my house-we currently have about 3700 sq ft (thats big for New England) and a basement -so we like our space! Our current house is about 100 years old but totally rehab and up to date-so I am not looking to do that again-I like Wildwood because it seems to have some good houses and some big lots of land
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 9, 2011
Normally backyards are not a big deal as long as it does not affect the view of the neighbors, so for example structures that you can see over the fence. Also it might depend on how your house is situated. If your backyard is exposed to the neighborhood for example lining a walkway with an iron fence perhaps could be a problem in any neighborhood with HOA.

From the sounds of your question I'm guessing you are a caring homeowner and it would not be a problem, but I just don't think anyone can predict or answer your question accurately until they see the garden, the extent, and see where your potential house is situated.

Check this link for the homes currently for sale in Wildwood:
http://www.mlsfinder.com/tx_ntreis/robertbrucelynn/index.cfm…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 9, 2011
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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Keller is a great area familiar with particulars .

Your buyers agent should request a copy of HOA for your review.

Most backyards you can do anything you like JUST as long as NOT having daily tours nothing different than hosting a social gathering at your home

If you need assistance contact my office

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 9, 2011
Xan,

Wildwood is an exceptional HOA. You are free to plant your garden and put up trellises on your fences on the side of your home in the back yard. Having your work exhibited in Garden Tours tells me this is very important to you as a home owner and I applaud your due diligence before making a home buying decision. You will only need approval for anything that would change the appearance of the home from the street view.

Wildwood is an exceptional community as it is one of the locations that encompasses mature trees in an established area. Neighbors actually know one another and it is a very family oriented community.

There are a few lots remaining for building and several homes that area ready for move in. Have you visited the community? Would you appreciate an experienced Realtor (such as myself) represent you in finding your home, making an offer and helping you through the offer- close process?

If so, please feel comfortable to contact me.I work on your behalf and the Builder's pay my commission from an account that bears no reflection on the cost of your home. Realtor representation works to your advantage in negotiating an offer versus allowing the Builder to tell you what the home is going to sell for.

I am strictly a "Buyer's Agent", I am great at what I do and more importantly, I enjoy every minute of my "work"

Lucy A. Puniwai
REALTOR®
(214)783-6416 - Cell
(682-224-8050 - Fax

puniwai@fathomrealty.com


In God we Trust
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 9, 2011
Hi Xan,

I understand your concern regarding an overbearing HOA. I am not familiar with Wildwood, so I cannot speak specifically for that HOA, but most HOAs that I do have experience in do not restrict you on what you can do to your back yard as long as it is not visible to the outside neighborhood.

If no one here can answer your question, the best way to find out would be to visit the neighborhood (which is a good idea anyways) and speak with a few of the residents. Find out how active the HOA is, what type of restrictions they have, and how strictly they enforce their restrictions. An over bearing HOA is just as bad as an HOA that sits back and does nothing.

If there is anything that I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.

Because it's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite Park Cities
972-949-4222
Brian@Rayl-Estate.com
http://BrianRayl.com
Web Reference: http://brianrayl.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 9, 2011
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