Joan, Home Buyer in Middlesex, NJ

Does anyone live in Encore adult community? What are some pros and/or cons?

Asked by Joan, Middlesex, NJ Mon Mar 2, 2009

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We have lived in the Encore community since 2004. It is a very active community for active adults. The Encore residents compete in the Senior Olympics in Monroe Township and each year we have won many, many medals. We have many active clubs: men's, women's, Shalom, Italian American, Live and Learn, Bocci and Tennis Club. The Tennis Club sponsors a Color War each year with over 170 participants. There are parties, dinners and speakers all sponsored by the clubs and the Entertainment Committee. There is a pottery studio with an outside instructor, card games, ping pong, fitness center, exercise classes, indoor and outdoor heated pool all to go with our beautiful clubhouse. It might be a small community but it is very friendly and active.
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Some adult communities in monroe have higher monthly fees than others. That may not be a bad thing. The higher fees in some communities may cover all repairs major and minor of the outside of the house such as roof replacement, siding repair, etc. Lower price fees may not do this. I consider any community that includes this in their fees is looked upon as an asset to me. Did you ever price a new roof etc etc. The extra dollars can be interpreted as an insurance policy for drastic changes that would otherwise be quite costly to the homeowner.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 22, 2012
I don't live in Encore but I am a realtor for Levinson Asso of Monroe. you may want to consider in the smaller communities like Encore, maintenance rise's at a faster rate then in the larger communities like Greenbriarm concordia
Hope this helps
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 23, 2009
I live in Encore and have since its inception.It is a lovely community,keep in mind it is totally fee simple.You need to take care of everything where other adult communities,Concordia,Clearbrook,provide additional services.We have had three lifestyle director that have all been fired due to not providing adequate activities. The only activities that are available are thru committees,clubs.The clubhouse is gorgeous and has an indoor pool that is open all year round.Our maintenance fee has been increased annually and is costly.Water is paid thru maintenance and not in a separate bill.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 7, 2009
Hi Joan,

Although I do not live in Encore I have shown many properties there, although each of my clients ended up purchasing in Stonebridge. The packages there could not be beat, everything is included.. granite, hardwood, ge profile appliances ( or similar) 42" cabinets.. everything is upgraded to the best .. I think the only option was to put hardwood in the dining room. that is it.

The clubhouse is amazing 40,000 sq ft? Yeah I think so, ... Stonebridge blew the other developments away to my clients.. I closed 3 units in the fall.

Maybe you want to check them out?

Email for what is available.

John Sacktig
Broker /manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409
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