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Old 01-18-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Hello, We are relocating to Jacksonville and I could use some help narrowing down some possible communities to buy a single family home around $115,000. Looking for a community that allows large dogs, good for young children (pool and playground) and has fenced in yards. Single family homes, no condos. I'm having trouble finding this info on my own, so any help would be great.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I assume you mean some type of subdivision or gated community, since you used the word "allow"?

These communitites will be more more than $115k for a house.

However, if you mean a public neighborhoods, there's a number of them that fit your criteria.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Every home that I look at says that there are association fees. So I assume that they are gated communitites. Many seem to be in the price range. I am not sure how these associations work and how strict they are with large pets. Also I would like to live in one that has a pool and playground. If you can give me names of any specific communities that you know of that would be great since the realtors listings don't go into specifics.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Every home that I look at says that there are association fees. So I assume that they are gated communitites. Many seem to be in the price range. I am not sure how these associations work and how strict they are with large pets. Also I would like to live in one that has a pool and playground. If you can give me names of any specific communities that you know of that would be great since the realtors listings don't go into specifics.
No, association fees do not mean it's gated. Most of the communities I'm aware of in Jacksonville have association fees to pay for taking care of the entrance and any other common areas and as somebody else stated, you are not going to find a gated community in your price range. The only gated communities I know of start in the mid to upper 200's at the cheapest. Most are much more expensive.

I suspect you will have trouble finding a community with a pool and a play ground in that price range as well unless you're willing to live in a condo or town home.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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Thank you

Generally speaking are you permitted to do what you want with your own property in these types of communities. I am not familiar with how it works. Ex. dogs and fencing in yard
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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In a HOA (Home Owners Assoc.) community you follow the community rules. Keep your yard mowed and your house in good repair. And don't have broken down cars on your property. Usually no more than 2-3 pets with the dogs being of an approved variety (no Rottweilers, Dobermans, Pit Bulls or other dangerous varieties) And you get to pay for all this, usually about $100 or more a quarter.

As stated before, for $115K your not buying in a gated community, and probably not in a very nice HOA community either. You should look at properties that are in older communities without HOA fees, and you can do whatever your heart tells you too.(as long as its legal)
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