Mark, it is all about how you view the area because ultimately you are going to be the one seeing the value not us. I recommend you take a weekend and go check out a few different homes in Baldwin to really get a taste for what it offers. Go with a local realtor so they can really explain the different ammenities that are available to you.
Good luck with your search and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
That is a great question. But ultimatey you have to answer that. If the location is what you want then it would be worth it. Remember the 3 things about Real Estate, Location,Location and Location. If this is where YOU want to be then there is Value in the location.
What are your needs? Proximity to downtown,VA clinic,Shopping etc. Then Baldwin may be suitable. The streets are kind of narrow but the location is choice. I probably created more questions than answers but hey if you are going to spend your hard earned money you need to know everything you can. Knowledge is power.
Just compare say a Hunters Creek to one of the locations I mentioned and you can see the difference.
Drive the the areas and you can see why the HOA fees are a good investment.
These community orginizations keep the homeowners on their toes and the properties looking good.
As far as taxes go they are the same in each county wether it is Baldwin Park or the community next door to it.
I live in Celebration and enjoy the amenities and services dirived from being part of an HOA and a CDD.
I say yes that CDD, HOA and the other alphabet soup orginizations are worth it.
If you need a qualified buyers agent who rebates 1/2 commission to his buyer, feel free to look me up.
Have an outstanding day
Buyers hate CDD fees. When you look at re-sales, if possible, sellers always say "NO CDD fees". When buying new you can always ask the builder to pay off the CDD bond. When you go to sell think how great it will be to say "no CDD fee" with this unit !
Is a place worth it ? That is a question each individual has to answer for themselves. I can't understand buying a $2,000,000. home and then paying $40,000. every year in property taxes. They might as well set the money on fire for all the extra services the government deliveries to them. But, maybe if I had the money to burn, I would think it was worth it!