I've been a property owner since the beginning. I assume you are talking about The Cotati Cottages next to Lowes Home Improvement store?
I belong to other HOA's and believe me this project is very nice in comparison. The landscaping is well maintained, there is a clubhouse/meeting room with a small playground for kids, and above all it is a very secure location regarding crime and that sort of thing. If you can get in on a forclosure I would jump on it.
You are probably talking about Windmill Farms on East Cotati. These are wonderful units but the fees are pretty high for what you get. There are also no garages, only carports.
Most of the units need to have their from picture windows replaced due to blown seals. I attended a board meeting a month back and also reccommended that they buckle down and the residents taking better care of their front yards. White picket fences or not, debris affects all the units around them.
I closed a unit there last month in the low $200s and we got significant credits back from the Seller for cosmetic work.
If you need a list of foreclosures in the area, let me know. There are a ton of them out there!
If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Best to you,
Kenneth Schrier - Realtor
Kenneth Schrier Real Estate Group
CPS Property Advocates
Rohnert Park, Ca.