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Sophia, Home Buyer in Corona, CA

Golf Balls in the Backyard--One golf ball per day, is it worth it?

Asked by Sophia, Corona, CA Sat May 24, 2008

I found a super great REO deal with a golf course view--probably $100K below the current foreclosure price. The only thing is that I am finding, which is confirmed by neighbors that there is approx. 1 golf ball per day.

I was wondering how others felt about this. Please advise. Thanks!

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I live on a golf course - and I'm a golfer...have not had to buy golf balls in ten years! If they're not breaking any windows and you respond well to "fore" - I say go for it!
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Cindi Hagley, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
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Sophia, as with most things, there are some people who would hate living that close to the golf course, and others who would adore it. As long as they're not crashing through your dining room windows, and only landing in the yard, it doesn't sound so bad. Of course you'll have to train your kids to listen for the alert "FORE"!

I have a very good friend, who's father was a highly successful architect. He lived on the 16th hole of a nice private golf course. By the 16th hole, even the best of golfers get a little tired, and some of their t-shots ended up in his yard, an pinging against the side of his house, denting his cedar. You would think this would annoy the architect, but just the opposite, he collected the errant golf balls, and used them for his play. He never purchased a golf ball again, and gave many of them away to friend and family.

In fact, one of the greatest thrills of this highly successful architect, was to walk the fairways of the golf course, before and after hours. And when he came across a fully-undamaged tee, it made his day. Yes, a tee, the kind that sell for a dollar a gross.

That's why messers Baskin & Robbins created 31 flavours.
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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You could start a side business and start selling them.
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Possibly, true about allowances, but do you think this will be an issue for resale? Would you have any qualms about buying?
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If you set up a stand, in your back yard, your kids can resell those golf balls back to errant golfers at about $1 per ball.

You'll never have to pay them an allowance again.
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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