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Sat Oct 28, 2017
Charlesjurden24 answered:
We recently brought a house in Eustis fla should hoa fees be 125.00 a month is this ki d of high for the area.
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
There shouldnt be. There is no reason other than they restrict it being sold right back to the former owner. Check your paperwork to make sure
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Wed May 31, 2017
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Mon May 29, 2017
Judy Pelon answered:
Yes, we take care of all the lawn, swim spa, putting green, boat dock, storage area for boats and trailers, and much more.

This comes with washer/dryer
appliances are refrig, microwave, and some other cooking equipment.
Grill on back porch.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Hollyheinrich answered:
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
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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Tad answered:
I specialize in Highland Lakes as well as Arlington Ridge and Plantation. If you would send me an e-mail at I will do a search for you. There is a property there that had a sink hole issue. Be careful.....Thanks....Tad McLarty. ... more
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Mon Apr 18, 2016
Jw11680 answered:
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
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
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 matters what the buyers thinks its worth. My suggestion is ask a local Realtor to help you.

Good Luck

Jacquie Yekmalian
Blue to Green Realty, from the sea to the 18th tee
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Wed Mar 23, 2016
Linda asked:
I want to add Property Owners (Steve) phone number (352-460-7401).
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Mon Aug 17, 2015
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Tue May 5, 2015
Chyrel Napper answered:
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
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Ryan K Kruithoff answered:
A Real Estate agent will you get you the best comps. Most sites sold info is average at best. Contact a agent. Ryan K
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Lauren Lester answered:
Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. Were you able to get the answer to your question? Leesburg is a great place to live and there are many different options.

If you did not find a home yet, please feel free to give me a call (352) 615-5075 and we can talk in more detail about your move.

Lauren Lester
Villages Independent Realty
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Lauren Lester answered:

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
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Lauren Lester answered:
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
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Michael Joseph answered:
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
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Cynthia Drobot answered:
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.
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
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...
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Fri Apr 25, 2014
j1ceasar answered:
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.
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