You do not have a choice whether or not to join the country club. Membership is mandatory and must be paid in cash at closing. Country Club equity membership fees cannot be put into a mortgage.
If you are looking for a country club in Boca Raton, then you will enjoy Broken Sound and the home is very well priced. However, if you are looking for a single family home in a gated community, you will need to consider a higher price range.
If you come across a listing for a below market-priced home in great condition in a gated community in Boca Raton, then the chances are 99% that it is within a Boca country club community. Because fewer people can afford the equity fees and yearly dues, prices for country club homes in Boca Raton have dropped a great deal. Unfortunately, the listings often do not make it clear that these homes in Boca are in country club communities.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions