If you're thinking about moving into a higher-end area, one of the options that you may be considering is a golfing community. You don't need to be a fan of the sport or a player of the sport to move into such an area, although that can certainly augment your enjoyment of your new surroundings. Whether you buy a luxury home, a standard single-family home, or buy a unit in a condo that faces onto a golf course, there are numerous advantages to moving into this type of community. Here are three benefits to keep in mind as you shop for your new home.
No New Neighbors
Many people who have open space behind their home like the idea of it staying that way — but there's always a chance that a field or a park could be bought by a developer who will build houses. This means that instead of looking out your back windows into open space, you'll soon be staring at another home's backyard. This won't be the case in a golfing community if you buy a house that backs onto the golf course, however. In this scenario, the golf course is unlikely to be developed, which means that you'll enjoy the open space (and lack of neighbors behind you) for as long as you live in the home.
Easy To Find Like-Minded Neighbors
When you live in an average neighborhood, it will typically be made up of all sorts of people. This can make it difficult to find peers; for example, if you're retired, the young family with children living next to you might not have much in common with you. Although people in golfing communities can be of all ages, you'll often find that many of them are golfing enthusiasts. This means that if you enjoy playing the sport, too, you'll have an easy conversation starter with people you meet — and a long list of potential playing partners.
Higher Property Values
In an average neighborhood, it can be frustrating to take meticulous care of your home and property, only to have a neighbor take the opposite approach and harm your property value. Many golfing communities have standards with which the homeowners must comply. This means that those around you will maintain the same standards as you, which can help to keep your property value high. This is especially beneficial if you plan on selling the home in a few years.Share
23 June 2017
Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.