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Dorothy Wigg…, Real Estate Pro in 32162
Dorothy Wiggins answered:
We are considering becoming snow birds - would our motorcycle be welcome at the Villages?
You motorcycle is welcome in The Villages. There is even a motorcycle club you can join. Many people here enjoy riding.
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scott_fenste…, Home Owner in The Villages, FL
scott_fenstermaker answered:
Several resale ads claim "the bond" has been paid off---what is this? Something the county requires? Also, what is the $192 mo. supplement to a local
Better do your homework. Add about 10% to the advertised price of all new homes. Don't know how the Developer gets away with it. The bond is a lien on the house, payable at a high ra ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
What are the age restrictions?
Under Florida Law a certain percentage of an over 55 development must be over 55. There is a percentage of the homes that can be owned by under 55s.

As Scott says, nobody under the a ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Are any homed in Park wood or Bison Valley rentals?
Hi,

We have this house in Parkwood available to rent: http://bookings.villagesvacationrental.com/Unit/Details/92587

This particular home it may look like we have found a tenant f ... more
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Jburdick002, Home Buyer in The Villages, FL
Jburdick002 answered:
What does bond mean in the villages?
Is the CDD Assessment the same thing as the Bond? are they one and the same?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
westmon, Home Buyer in Lady Lake, FL
westmon answered:
how reputable are the builders in the villages?
We built and closed on our Villages home in July 2013. We love it here and the golf is great however, the building experience can shake your warm glow about this place. At builder orien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Jina Humphri…, Real Estate Pro in 34474
Jina Humphries answered:
How is sq. ft. determined. Is there a standard that everyone follows? Seems to be a lot of inconsistency in various listings.
Hello,
When you see a square footage listed on a property for sale is it usually taken from the County Property Appraiser website ...
Air conditioned space is the interior sq ft list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Dixieecho, Home Buyer in The Villages, FL
Dixieecho answered:
where can you live in the villages with children?
Are any of the homes in Park wood or Bison Valley rentals?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Any specifics known yet regarding IRS ruling against The Villages? i.e. how do they plan to pay it? Higher fees to home owners? Specifics please.
Latest update for you http://www.districtgov.org/images/IRSupdates/IRS%20Update%20-%202-13-14.pdf
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Can someone living in the surrounding counties (still called the Villages) still take part in some of the amenities of the Villages proper?A
The response from Ann Marie isn't 100% accurate. You can use the golf courses and attend some of the events but at premium prices. I have a large number of clients that live in Stonecre ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Is financing available for the vintage mobile homes in the "historic" district of The Villages. Fl. ?
Hi, depends on the age of the home - Give Steve Philbrick at call at Chase Mortgages. He's awesome and will be able to advise you - (352) 552-7970
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
what is the interest on a bond in the Villages...are you better off to pay it up front or pay over the course of 30 years.?
Agree with Debbie. Each area has different bonds. I would pay it off over time BUT if you get down to the final couple of thousand be prepared for someone buying your property to ask fo ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Are there any real estate agents that service The Villages that specialize in foreclosures?
Hi Sharon,

Hope you're having a great day! Yes we have access to information that might be of interest to you.

Please email willy.sybert@evusa.com or fred.slotnick@evusa.com for f ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Are cats allowed? We ahve two btothers that are indoor/outdoor cats
Hi,

Cats are allowed in The Villages, yes. If you are RENTING a home though, please check with your landlord
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Is there a package of information re the Villages that could be sent to me????
Discuss this with your local Realtor Member, they will be able to forward you a package on properties in your market.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Buying in The Villages
Antonio Vega…, Real Estate Pro in Davenport, FL
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
what is the deal with the high STD's reported in the villages?
Your question is an eye catcher. Not from that area and don't have an answer. But sure is nice to hear that those senior citizens are having some fun, after all isn't that what active ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
What are the monthly fees and the pet policies?
Hi Margi,

Hope you are having a great day!

There are a few fees that could vary depending on the house you buy ie taxes etc.

BUT The Villages standard amenity fee is $145/mo pe ... more
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Alistair Bar…, Real Estate Pro in The Villages, FL
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 29, 2013 Home Buying in The Villages
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