Hi, I see you're moving from Orlando which has a strong service industry. We do have "blue collar" and "service industry" jobs but, I think you'll find it to be a little different than Orlando. It would be best to do as Ernie suggested and check out what's available for your skillset and experience.
HOA fees can be listed in different ways. If you're looking at a townhome, HOA fees are probably going to be in the $100 - $200 per month range. It can vary and it is best to ask your Realtor what they are.
As for the property taxes, we can't see exactly what you're looking at so it is difficult to say if the taxes are correct or not. However, they are a matter of public record and can be looked up on each property. http://services.wakegov.com/realestate/. Your Realtor can also help you determine what they are. Taxes are based on whether you're in the city limits or not and which city you're in.
It seems to me property taxes and insurance (homeowners & auto) are generally lower in NC than in FL.... more
To my knowledge we do not have co-ops here in Wake county. We do have condos and townhomes though.
Although each townhome and condo can set up their own set of rules on how they want paid the general process is that they have one HOA fee that covers all of the costs for account management, daily maintenance and upcoming maintenance. The HOA's should have a Capital Expenditure Account that is kept for when the buildings need large maintenance items such as roofs and painting. If the HOA does not have this type of savings account then they have the right to "assess" the homeowners a specific amount of money for these types of things when they are needed. Of course this has to be voted on and approved by the HOA.
There are also times when the condo / townhome is located in a larger neighborhood community with community amenities that are shared by all people that live in the community. In this case you will have a main HOA fee that is specific to the townhome / condo and then another HOA fee that is specific to the entire neighborhood.
It is very important to remember that my statement above is general and that there can always be different ways that a specific HOA handles their business. The most important thing is to research thoroughly the specific property's HOA to find out how they handle maintenance and financial issues.
Please let me know how I can be of further assistance and best of luck!
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In North Carolina we do not have a transfer fee, rather it is called a NC Revenue Fee. I imagine it is similar to the type of tax you mentioned in your question.
Although it is common in NC for the seller to pay the Revenue Fees it does not always happen. On some foreclosures and new construction the buyer is required to use the builder's /foreclosure bank's proprietary Contracts. These proprietary contracts will sometimes state that the buyer is responsible for the Revenue Fees.
I would be glad to provide you more information about this or any other real estate questions you may have.
This seems to be an enormous amount for a monthly fee. The best way to find out accurate information regarding the monthly HOA fee and special assessment, if there is one upcoming or existing, is to have your realtor call the property management for the complex, or whoever is the authority in giving out the pertinent information.
Hello! This home is currently under contingent contract. It is possible that it could become available again. It does have a washer and dryer in the home according to the MLS, which are included in the asking price. I would be more than happy to speak with you to find out what your needs are and email you suitable properties. Please feel free to go to my website at www.iconrlty.com for a free search of available homes. Feel free to call me at 919-673-8905. Thanks, Nicole B... more