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Carol Burkard, Home Seller in Naples, FL

What are the maintenace & HOA fees?

Asked by Carol Burkard, Naples, FL Thu Mar 12, 2009

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Carol,

I live in Sterling Oaks. There are a few different types of homes in the neighborhood (condo, townhome, villa, single family, executive single family) and each has it's own prices. Suffice it to say it is somewhere between $250-325/mo. I live in the single family area called Sanctuary Pointe where square footage is around 1800-2100 sq. feet and most homes are 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Our HOA fees have hovered right around $300/mo. the last five years. Includes weekly lawn mowing, trimming bushes/trees a few times each quarter, semi-annual landscaping cutback, outdoor pest spraying, basic cable, 24 hour guarded gate, social activies in the community, junior olympic pool and spa, fitness center. I would say that $300/mo. is about average in comparable neighborhoods.

It's a wonderful community, lots of nice people (mostly retired, few children) and location can't be better. Don't be fooled by low prices elsewhere, check out our location. Many of the similar priced homes are further from the main road through town, US-41. Also, many of the homes in this price range are in "kid friendly" neighborhoods, i.e. your neighbors will all have young children. If you are of retired age and looking for an active, yet quiet neighborhood, you can't beat Sterling Oaks. If you are young with young children, keep looking!

I am in my 30s with a two year old and three year old. We are DYING to sell our home and get into a kid friendly neighborhood only because my girls have only one playmate on the block. Our doorbell rang only 5 times on Halloween! Send me an email if I can forward you my listing. We have a 3bedroom/2 bath floorplan with about 1900 square feet. Totally upgraded with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, etc. No pool but who needs one when you have a great community pool with a ton of social activities around it each day. Lots of water areobics, exercise classes, cabana bar, card games, etc. Best of luck on your search. angelakobe@comcast.net
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Carol,
Right now, this home is showing as active with a contract on it. That means there is an offer on the property that has been accepted, but the seller is reserving the right to continue to market it, as it has contingencies, most likely, that are pretty significant. The listing agent is representing that the fees are $282 per month and they cover basic cable, lawn care, a reserve and street maintenance. That is pretty reasonable. Another listing agent shows about $310 per month. These homes are duplexes, and, almost every one for sale in there is a short sale, where the seller owes the bank more than the home can sell for.
If I can help with any other information, let me know. I have shown units in the neighborhood and the floorplans are big, except for the kitchens, which are small for the size unit.
Carol Wilsey
Broker-Owner
Exceptional Properties of SW Florida
(239) 289-1403 Direct
Carol@ExceptionalProperties.us
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2009
According to another listing on our MLS, the monthly HOA fees are $280. Please feel free to contact me if you want to know what is included in those fees.

Sincerely,

Teri Daggett
239-287-8501
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