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Primus, Both Buyer and Seller in Irving, TX

HOA/Las Colinas Association fees/Home Insurance

Asked by Primus, Irving, TX Tue Sep 2, 2008

Looking for answers for the the following:

1. HOA dues for single family homes in La Villita
(The townhomes are at $125 and $250 (approx))

2. Las Colinas Association fee - I believe there is an additional Las Colinas Association fee of $0.14 per $100 (0.0014 of you house value) which provides a free (not really) alarm monitoring system 24/7 patrol?

3. This would be our first new single family home and wanted to know a little bit about home insurance. Is it a norm to insure your structure only? (structure price = house price - land)

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First off my fiancé works for LCA (4+ years) and he takes pride in his job. I personlay know all of the patrol drivers and some of the mangemnt if you are looking at moving to Ias colinas I higly recamend it they have a responce time of less then 10 min and if you losse a dog or even if you leave you garage door open they are on it...I have learned then in`s n out`s of LCA and I pesonaly love living where i know my stuff and propity is being watched..

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 12, 2012
It is normal to insure replacement value of the house and any other improvements. You may also insure the contents of the home - this will vary, you may have just normal furnishings or you may have antiques and many jewels and art that are appraised at a high value. Appraised is the key word here .
As far as the land goes, unless you need flood insurance, and this is really for your structure, the land is holding the world together ( I don't know about part of the hill sides in Ca.) and you are not insuring the land.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 2, 2008
Hey Primus ;),

Las Colinas does have a fee of .14 per $100 - see http://www.lascolinasassn.com under FAQ's.

Terri Hayley
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 2, 2008

HOA dues depend on the house, normally based on size and location. If you have a particular house in mind we can check for you, but of course when we start checking on specifics like this we really want to be your buyers agent so we can answer ALL your questions and get you a better deal.
Home insurance, typically most people will want to insure their contents as well and potentially add liability insurance so that if someone gets hurt on your property (or your dog bites someone) that you are potentially covered. Typically I estimate about 1/2% to .75% for the cost of insurance. I've seen policies up to 1% of the price, but these days I think you can shop for less. Also, in most cases you want to insure your cars with the same agent for the best discount. Also you can shop at any time for insurance. You can purchase when you close and even when you pay a year in advance you can cancel at any time to change companies and have any unpaid premiums refunded.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Sent it too soon.

As always, sincerely appreciate your answers/inputs. I have to say this is a very informative site and all the realtors do a great job with their responses.
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