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Mon Feb 27, 2017
gary schick answered:
The developer of The Villages paid for the construction of the community, infrastructure and amenities by created and issuing tax free bonds. The bonds are paid by the home buyers and each bond payment is spread out like a mortgage and amortized over 15- 20 years or so and paid each year with real estate taxes as a special assessment. It's a one time charge so once the bond is paid off the obligation is satisfied. When homes are resold in The Villages the bond obligation is transferred to the new owner. It's therefore less expensive to purchase a preowned home with no bond obligation.

Gary Schick
FBC Mortgage,LLC
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Bob Welch asked:
Previously, Trulia showed specific dates and sales price when the property was sold or listed. These are discrete points. I don't understand how a price trend curve or line could be…
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
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Wed Oct 12, 2016
Sat Jun 4, 2016
Dom_akop answered:
Broker fees are paid by the seller
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Mailme.atcheer asked:
I am a resident of bay area and looking to capitalize on the growing economy in the Villages. I am actively looking to invest in full time rental properties.
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
Erika answered:
Typically the buyer pays closing costs, but sometimes the seller will pay closing costs, if that's a part of the negotiations. My husband and I had the seller of our home pay all closing costs because we were first time buyers and didn't have a lot of cash on hand. It was the only way we could afford a house of that price at the time. His house had been on the market for a long time and he was motivated to sell, so it worked out for both of us to do it that way. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Carol Schoening asked:
My house is for sale. I am moving to the Villages as soon as it sells. I am not getting a straight answer about the cost from two of the Sales Reps that I had contacted.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016
jilljadadavid answered:
We have relocated t FL and looking for the right location to retire. We are interested in the villages, both of us are 60+, the problem is we have daughter who is 7 years old. The charter school sound perfect for her, an
d villages for us. Is there some place in the villages that would work for us?
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
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Sun Jan 31, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
If you're looking at FSBO listings on Zillow, there should be contact info at the bottom of the page. I don't believe Trulia allows FSBO listings yet. Or better yet, you could contact any local REALTOR and hire them as your Buyer's Agent. They can contact the FSBO directly. You'll be better off being represented by an agent and most FSBOs are willing to pay a buyer's agent a commission. ... more
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