I see that this was posted a few years ago, so I'm wondering if you ever found housing? I'm in the same situation right now. I'm only 40 and I'd prefer to be in a land own (not lease) park, but everything is for 55+. I don't have pets or children and I really don't want to be in a family park.... more
I specialize in Highland Lakes as well as Arlington Ridge and Plantation. If you would send me an e-mail at email@example.com. I will do a search for you. There is a property there that had a sink hole issue. Be careful.....Thanks....Tad McLarty.... more
Golf at Cranes Roost was horrible. Virtually no grass on most greens! Over priced and would be concerned about the future of this golf community. We had considered looking at homes based on prior visits to Plantation of Leesburg. Looking at other communities now.... more
There are reasons homes stay on the market and do not get offers or sold in a timely manner.
Price, Condition and location.
When you get a property valuation from a local Realtor they will be able to determine what your price range should be. They do this by seeing what other properties in your general area have sold for in like condition, and in the last 6 to 12 months.
A Realtor can also make suggestions on what things can be done to a home inside and outside to bring you more value. If one of these items is off then your home will sit on the market. It does not matter what you think your home is worth...it matters what the buyers thinks its worth. My suggestion is ask a local Realtor to help you.
Blue to Green Realty, from the sea to the 18th tee
Is there any parks with very low HOA fees, like under $75.00? We wanted to find a cheap but decent, move in ready, furnished home for around $10,000. cash. Any help you could give us would be great!!!!... more
Were you able to find out the answer to your question? If you didn't then please let me know the name of the community you are looking for and I will be able to better assist you. There are a few 55+ communities/ parks in Leesburg so the rules may differ by community.... more
I personally have spoke with a few renters just this week who are having trouble finding a place to rent in Leesburg, this gives me reason to believe that there is not an overabundance of rentals here. A nice rental property goes quickly so if you are thinking of buying an investment property, now seems like the perfect time.... more
As a retired officer I would advise you check the UCR which is ran by the FBI. It is the most accurate data on crimes and list them based on degree. I don't know this area but high crime is a big enough reason not to live there. It also will greatly reduce your property value. If crime continues to increase the value of your home will continue to decrease not to mention your safety and families is is worse off.... more
Arlington Ridge is a Community Development District. As Alan has stated in a previous answer, you are billed your regular tax bill plus the CDD annual payment on your tax bill. This is true with a number of communities in Florida, including the Villages.
But an additional reason someone's taxes may be higher is because they do not have a Florida Homestead Exemption on their Florida home. In Florida, if your home is your primary residence you can claim a Homestead Exemption which gives you a reduced property tax.
Many of the homes in Arlington are owned by people who do not use their Arlington Ridge home as their primary residence.
I hope you still consider Arlington Ridge in your choices. It is a beautiful Golf community with many amenities for its residents enjoyment.... more
I agree with almost everything here, but as I've said before...never say "never". As I write this I'm sitting in my beautiful home that I bought as a short sale. It was a nightmare to get the deal to the closing table, but when I walked away from the table I had just bought a home that was instantly worth $150k more than I paid for it, and one that I could never have afforded if it were not distressed. I didn't have to do a thing beyond replacing the missing appliances, and I've never made a better investment in my life. However...that is BY FAR the exception to the rule. MOST short sales are not worth the CONSIDERABLE time they take (mine took 9 months to close!).
An BY FAR the most accurate statement I've seen this year comes from Annette, below, when she says "there is not 'good faith' partner on the other side". B A N K is a four-letter word, and Larry's summation of their arrogance and stupidity are right on the money in 99 out of 100 cases. Best of luck whether you decide to proceed or not...... more
Hi , I am a homeowner in Leesburg, in my town of Leesburg, its the city and the typical bill will run $ 100 -200 a month depending on the season. Also they provide gas service if that's how you will heatyour water or stove. Seco / Duke are reasonable also .
Remember sewer bills are based on water usage, ANd on Lake you will have seperate school and fire taxes as well as St johns water authority.... more