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Old 09-03-2014, 09:32 AM   #161
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I am veering away from condos or apartments and looking only at single family homes, but find they all require monthly fees. Does anyone know why the single family homes all have HOA's? As I search for homes in FL cities all have that as an additional monthly fee. Could it be the attractive homes for sale are all in gated communities with additional facilities...or? In our state, all single family homes are totally individually owner and maintained, but it could be that most attractive homes on the market are controlled communities...
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #162
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In our state, all single family homes are totally individually owner and maintained, but it could be that most attractive homes on the market are controlled communities...
Most newer homes in Florida are in communities with amenities usually a pool , tennis courts & a club house .The Hoa fees covers these plus the community roads , landscaping & sometimes lawn care and cable .Lawn care & landscaping are endless projects in Florida and need year round care . This also keeps the community looking nice . Of course with this comes restrictions on what you can plant , what color you can paint your house & whether trucks are allowed .You mentioned you would not have a car . It would be almost impossible to live in one of these without a car and very few are walking distance to a beach .
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #163
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moemg,

first thanks for clarifying.

may I ask where you live or have lived in FL and are you familiar with all beach area homes there? I am trying to go there without having to get a vehicle, as I have trouble driving due to arthritic pain in arms. I have been searching the Venice area and hope to go soon.....guess I will find out.
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