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Old 04-21-2014, 09:58 AM
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My husband and I are looking for an acreage in the Teller County area. Have been looking in Florissant, Woodland Park, Divide, etc. We would like to have a small cabin built for a summer retreat. Important to us is...peace and quiet, and neighbors who respect that. Don't want crap all around property, and their pets running off wildlife, etc. We would really like to have a pre-constructed home assembled on the property. HOA's that are low/or none at all. Utilities close at hand. Views, trees. I know, not asking for much, huh?

As I search on the internet, I cannot find the names of city subdivisions so that I may look up the covenant rules. Can anyone throw out some good places for me??

Also, what is the economical way to handle sewer and water? Do any subdivisions provide a water hook up, or are wells the way we have to go? Same for sewer? Thanks a bunch for any help.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:00 PM
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On the Teller County Assessor's website, under the "Physical address search" one of the drop down menus has a list of all the subdivisions. See Teller County Property Records Database . Possibly they could email you the list if you called and asked.

To meet your requirements you are going to have to have an HOA that has both strong covenants and strong enforcement. I think that is a pretty short list, but I have only hearsay. Historically, HOA fees in Teller County are pretty low. And you still have the risk that someone will move in next door who is a jerk.

I do not think there are any sewer districts outside Woodland Park or Cripple Creek in the county, so you will be required to provide your own treatment - most commonly septic. Buying a property and obtaining a well is not a given. Flow rates may be too low, or the water quality may be unacceptable, or maybe both. There are some subdivisions with water districts - and you will want to know it detail how they are operated, who operates them, how the money is handled, how the testing is handled, and the quality of their aquifer. There are some water districts that have had some problems.

I note on PPAR that there are currently about 100 houses for sale in the county 1500 sq. ft. and smaller, and there are undoubtedly many others for sale not on that multilist network. There is a lot to recommend buying something existing over building. At the very least the guesswork is gone from water and sewer issues.
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