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Phil, Home Buyer in New York, NY

what are the pros and cons to living in a poconos lake community?

Asked by Phil, New York, NY Wed Apr 15, 2009

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Lisa's answer broke it down nicely. I would like to add that when it comes time to sell, the Lake Community homes with all of the amenities typically have a much quicker turnaround on the market than those homes outside of a community. This is assuming you are talking about the Pocono Lake area and NOT Stroudsburg or those small towns down toward The Water Gap.
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This can be a very involved answer depending on what your specific needs and concerns are. But in general...

Pros
-amenities like pools, tennis, activities may be available
-rules & restrictions give an added level of protection from 'bad neighbors'
-community atmosphere, sense of neighborhood-ness

Cons
-dues to pay & the potential for assessments to pay for common improvements
-rules to follow & consequences for breaking them
-all communities are different & usually run by volunteer boards & paid management...level of 'strictness' can vary, as can level of services

Please let me know if you have specific concerns. I know communities pretty well, as I live in one, serve as President of a homeowner's association, and sell property & homes in many different ones. Also, check out my blog which may have some articles of interest on this subject.
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