The Sanctuary is a beautiful neighborhood, and the schools in Marlton in general are fabulous. I grew up in Marlton, going to the schools here, and my kids will as well. There are also several daycare/preschools to choose from such as Excel, Chesterbrook, and Wiley. My only suggestion is to buy a current home. Do not build. We built and the whole entire process for us was a nightmare. We love our home - after we did our own work to fix issues - and we love the area and our neighbors but you couldn't pay me to do it again. They have no pride in the quality of their build and after you make settlement you have to track them down to get issues resolved. My husband and I have lived here for over a year, we still have remaining unresolved issues on our initial punch list from when we made settlement, and no one will return our emails and/or phone calls. We are not the only ones either. On the next nice day, take a drive around the new construction area and talk to some of the new homeowners. Hopefully they'll tell you the truth - as everyone is unhappy. Anyway, enough about us. LOL. The commute to Philly isn't the best, and the closest train station is the Patco in Lindewold. Good luck!... more
There may very well be significant and insurmountable "mountains" as you put it and you won't really know until you get into it and see how it develops. The larger problem is, and I presume, that you have no experience on what to expect and are unable to adequately adjust your purchase price to reflect the additional risk and uncertainty you're taking.... because you don't know what to expect or how you might resolve it.
You are entering complicated legal waters. You're not experienced. You don't have the time, money or inclination to deal with it. My advice is don't close unless the property is clearly vacant the day of closing and ideally the tenant signed off on a cash for keys agreement.... even then, it's not that simple. You can't even imagine the creative legal battles that tenant could come up with to extend thier occupancy indefinitely.
Also, consider this....Half the advice you'll get in this forum is completely wrong and is worth exactly what your paying for it.... Not only do you need a lawyer, you need one well versed in foreclosure law. You might also need a psychiatrist to figure why you would move forward on a such a risky purchase :-) only kidding.... best of luck
I took a Marlton listing about 3 weeks ago, which has since had 6 showings, (2 cancels) and good open house traffic. That said, the area traffic is slowing down going into the holiday season and offers are slow to come for our competitors as well, so I will revisit our pricing.
Is your home getting traffic on all the internet and social media sites? You should be getting weekly reports from them, specific to views on your property. If the home is being thoroughly marketed, it boils down to competitive pricing, as you have seen in the other responses here. Ask your realtor how and where your property is being marketed. They work for you. Then examine the competing properties in your area and take a hard look at your price/value in comparison.
Hope this helps! Always available to answer questions.
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Yes, there are rattlesnakes in the Sanctuary. We had our home built in 2003 but have since downsized and moved. There was a program for residents to learn about the timber rattlesnake. Some of the snakes had tracking devices on them and moved some distance; one to a camp in Medford. Although I never saw one on my property (John James Audubon Way), I know my friends on Benjamin West did see them there. I think as you get closer to the lake, you have more of a chance to come across one. If you notice, there are culverts under the sand road by the lake. That's where the rattlesnakes are supposed to cross through in order to avoid the road.
The snake issue is not a secret to anyone living in the Sanctuary. I do not think that the realtors developing there should indicate that there are no snakes; that's simply not true.
My advice would be to talk to the people who have been there when the first homes were erected on the newer development (John James Audubon side).... more
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Hi, I just noticed some of these post are pretty old. We are considering purchasing a home at the Sanctaury and wanted to know if any of you guys have any other comments over recent period of time... Let us know!... more
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