Dave Cacchio…, Home Buyer in Port Saint Lucie, FL

show me homes in this area, deerfield, fort lauderdale, pompano, where there are no country club fees and HOA's

Asked by Dave Cacchioli, Port Saint Lucie, FL Sat Jul 21, 2012

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Maria Cipollone’s answer
Shop around for a real estate agent that can help you in your search. Real estate agents have access to a variety of informational resources and can guide you through the buying process and make sure that everything flows together smoothly to a successful closing.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 Tenace

1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 6, 2012
Dear Dave Cacchiolli,

A great advantage of living in a non-gated community is you have more money to spend on your home and more home style choices when you purchase a home in a non-gated community. Since a majority of non-gated communities are not governed by homeowner associations, your monthly costs are lower. Even if there is an association governing your community, the dues will still be lower than a gated community because you do not have the added costs of having to pay a security guard or security company or paying for the fees to operate an unmanned gate. There are no repair costs associated with having to fix and replace the gate’s security system either.

Always a pleasure to assist!
Jen Sommers
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
Web Reference: http://www.AgentBoca.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 11, 2012
Hi Dave,

I routinely get calls and emails from buyers looking for the best deals on homes in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, asking about the lowest priced home listings. Usually, if it looks too good to be true, it is! The low prices on country club homes reflect the mandatory membership fees and annual dues. Most buyers in the low home price range do not want to add those fees into their budget.

You can have the best of both worlds in a few country club communities that do not require membership, including Boca Greens, Boca Pointe, selected homes in Aberdeen, and Deer Creek, among others. There are also homes with golf views in Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities that adjoin public golf courses, including Brentwood, Southwinds, Boca Del Mar, Boca Teeca, Boca Delray, Pheasant Walk, Sandalfoot, Sherwood Forest, and Boca Country Club, among others.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 11, 2012
Hi Dave,
There are some older homes that have been upgraded or well maintained that you will find appealing, speaking of the home you were looking at in Boca woods country Club at $119K it a super gated golf course community, there is a mandatory equity membership and yearly dues. If you took a house like that which was comparable it would probably be in the $200K range, so if you look at the price per square foot than its probably cheaper, must must love gold and tennis to continue the yearly dues. If you are still looking get in touch with me so we discuss your needs so i can better assisit you.
Best Regards,
Russ Greenberg, Realtor RELO "Experience Counts"
Florida's Real Estate Leader since 1926, 30 offices serving South FL

(561) 445-8782 -direct
Keyes Real Estate, Mortgage, Title, & Insurance
Boca Blue Lake Office
1200 Yamato Rd Suite B-1
Boca Raton, FL 33431
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 5, 2012
Before you object to loudly to HOA expenses...

Look at some neighborhoods... side by side... Ones that have HOA and ones that do not.

The ones that do will be kept clean, sidewalks maintained, landscape restrictions, matching mailboxes, and moreover somewhat of a guarantee your property values are going to remain stable.

Many HOA can be very expensive and appear to be a waste of resources.

NOW, with that being said, look for an area with very low quarterly or annual fess. There are some that can be as low as $30 monthly.

Also find out what expenses are being paid by the HOA saving you additional monies, ie... cable, water, Insurance, lawn care...

I have lived here full time in South Florida almost 25 years, I know the market and the area.

Call with any questions...
Gary (561) 306 7653
Web Reference: http://www.garyyoungman.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 19, 2012
Hello Dave,

Sounds like what you need is a real estate professional in your life!

Keep in mind that by utilizing a buyers agents services, you are not paying any more than what you would be paying otherwise - the commission agreement has been negotiated prior to you walking in the door.

Basically, to answer your question, your real estate professional will be happy to answer your question but he or she will likely want to make sure you are a ready, willing and able buyer (but this doesn't necessarily mean you have to be ready to buy tomorrow, but even 6 or so months out can be acceptable) before doing any in depth research on your behalf.

Hanan "Hank" Peleg
Peleg Properties, LLC
9825 Marina Blvd. Suite 100-G
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(954) 588-5992 Office
(954) 557-1954 Cellular
(888) 594-0081 Fax
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 27, 2012
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