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Old 07-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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So my husband and I are looking to buy a home in Coral Springs/Margate/Coconut Creek or alittle north. We are coming into a huge issue of all of them being HOA or Subdivision. We refuse to pay HOA or Subdivision fees for buying a house. I lived in a condo that I rented from someone who went into foreclosure. The HOA's there more then doubled in 18 months due to people not paying.

Is this impossible? We want to get prequalified but have no reason to unless we can find a house we want. Price under 150k looks good, has a yard big enough for a pool if not has a pool and NO CANALS.

We pay more then 1200 a month for rent now and see no reason to be paying such a high price for an apt when we can get a mortgage for the same price if not less. Can someone help shed some light or are people running into the same issue?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:41 AM
Location: South Florida
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There are many of areas in Coral Springs where there are no HOA's. These properties tend to have larger lots because they are older. Generally, you will find them south of Wiles Road. North of Wiles, the homes are newer and tend to have HOA's, even if they are not gated.

Almost all the nighborhoods in Coral Springs have subdivision names but that doesn't mean there is an HOA. Forest Hills, Shadowood, the Dells etc are all older Coral Springs neighborhoods built in the 70's and 80's that retained their names given by the developer, but they do not have any governing body to impose fees or rules.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:48 AM
Location: Ft Lauderdale
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I am not too familiar with Coral Springs, but I am know there are some older communities there which are not within HOAs.

In Coconut Creek, there is a neighborhood north of Atlantic Ave, south of Coconut Creek Pkway and east of Lyons Road that is single family and does not look like an HOA community. I believe it is near the Windmill Park and community center, and a lake that is on the east side of Lyons. It seems like a nice area and the yards are big.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:12 PM
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I agree with the poster that said south of wiles is mostly without HOA. Try zip codes 33071 or 33065.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:06 PM
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A realtor should easily be able to find you several homes that meet ur criteria. If ur's cant then find another one. I live in a Homeowners Association area in P. Pines but it is less than 100 homes and it is voluntary to pay something like $35 a year for I dont know what. The association is on the deed's from the original developer from the 70's
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