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Kenny Cairns,  in 27520

What are the key things that make a subdivision desirable?

Asked by Kenny Cairns, 27520 Thu Sep 20, 2007

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Hi Kenny,

I would also suggest that depending on the type of community you should check the mamgement. If this is a gated community with a country club you would want to educate yourself on the management, whether or not the club would be turned over to the home owners association. How solid is the home owners association. Do they have funds in reserve.

General subdivisions I would also want to know how far to medical facilities. What are the emergency facilities like and what is the response time. I found out the hard way about this when my son was hit by a drunk driver. The response team and the aid of Med Flight and being able to land less then 1/4 mile away saved his life.

Just my thoughts to ad. Hope this helps,
Linda J Sears
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2007
I would say location and amenities.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2007
As usual, location, location, location. Then look at amenites offered, type of housing, qualitiy of the homes, beauty of the neighborhood, schools, etc. All subjective! You'll know by how quickly homes move in a neighborhood and how many are for sale.
Linda Jandura
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 20, 2007
The presence of a HOA in a neighborhood keeps the neighborhood operating smoothly after the developer leaves. The Homeowners form a Board of Directors and many groups branch off from
the Board. There can be an Architectural Review Group that oversees the covenants and architectural guidelines. This helps keep neighborhood values up. There are social groups, book clubs, neighborhood
beautification and clean up days, BBQ's, Christmas Decoratations, Neighborhood Watch Patrols etc..
Simply put, homeowners who are active and involved in a subdivision protect property values and add to the desirability of the neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2012
Look at the amenities available in the sub-division. Do your homework about the developer. Go and look at other sub-divisions that have been done by the same developer and ask questions of the residents of the sub-division. They can be the best source of information concerning the quality, mood, and lifestyle of the sub-division. As always, the due diligents you do before the purchase will pay off. Make sure that the location of the sub-division is a good fit for you and your family. If the commute is too long, or the schools are not what your children can be happy attending, you will tire very soon of your purchase. Do your homework up front! I"m afraid I speak from experience.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 24, 2007
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