Dave thanks for posting your question. Condo fees vary between communities.
If you are in fact going to purchase a condo, there are larger issues to consider before making an offer. The biggest has to do with financing. If you are financing a condo, especially in southwest Florida please remember that not all condo communities are eligible for financing. Others are, but sometimes the buyer is required to put down much more than 20% . Sometimes it's up to 75%. Banks are still relatively afraid of condos depending on where they are and the health of the HOA.
That, coupled with the fees that a particular development charges will be an indicator of whether or not you can finance your condo. There's alot to know. I have seen many deals fall apart when agents and buyers make offers and don't have answers to some of these really important issues in advance. If you're a cash buyer, then disregard the previous info but keep in mind that you will want to investigate the financial health of the homeowners's association.
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