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Old 03-04-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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New to this forum and just stumbled upon it, great info here.

50-ish F wannabe snowbird considering vacation condo in Weston area. This won't be an "investment" that I intend as only a rental. Ok, if friends want to rent a few days here and there, fine, but mostly it would be my vacation home with a goal of it eventually being my permanent home (I'm still working, but get a decent number of days off.)

Since it would be vacant at times for now, I prefer a building with an "interior" door to the unit, (like a turn-key hotel unit) that is not on ground floor for safety reasons. Browsing online, the only community I have found so far is Country Club Village.

So - what opinions are out there about CC Village, and do you have any other suggestions for communities?

Also, pros and cons for this idea, and any other thoughts about insurance, maintenance, etc.

Is there such a thing as ability to rent something like this for a month or so to see how I like the building(s)? I think not, but doesn't hurt to ask...

Thanks for your help. I am going to go to Borders and spend the day looking at books on vacation homes, but all suggestions are welcome. Maybe it'll work, and maybe not!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Check the HOA regulations. They may not view short term rentals kindly.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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Go for a patio home or a town home. Besides the condo fee, foreclosures have created so many problems for condo associations and owners - and that is just the beginning. Then come assessment fees - please reconsider a condo.

When I came down here, i rented for a year and scoured every neighborhood between North Miami Beach and West Palm. I quickly learned that condo living was not for me. I decided on a patio home which was the perfect choice.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Go for a patio home or a town home. Besides the condo fee, foreclosures have created so many problems for condo associations and owners - and that is just the beginning. Then come assessment fees - please reconsider a condo.

When I came down here, i rented for a year and scoured every neighborhood between North Miami Beach and West Palm. I quickly learned that condo living was not for me. I decided on a patio home which was the perfect choice.
Thanks for this info. I'll check further into your suggestions. I would probably be concerned about a townhome being vacant for periods of time (easier to tell no one's home).....but I certainly don't want to deal with the condo problems you mention either. Kind of a dilema.

And what is a "patio home?" Can you give examples of communites in or around Weston with this type of home.

Thanks again!!
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