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Old 05-26-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Most people in VL are newly retired and all is usually good when you're no longer part of the rat race. There are a huge number of NY transplants - so you know that with that comes innate negativity (if you've been around NYers, they're that way from birth).
Aw, c'mon--not all of them are that bad, are they? Most of them are positive about their sports teams at least (which does get on some Bostonian nerves at times though...)

Thanks for all your helpful posts on the area, BucFan, including the library link in this thread. Couldn't live in a place that didn't have great libraries, so that's good to know. (Considering nearby Sun City Center--the more I learn about it, the more impressed I am.)
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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I understand that HOA's at Valencia Lakes are $306 per month for a single family home and $440 per month for a Villa.
I was browsing Realtor.com and noticed that a few homes have HOA's at over $900 per month.
Can you tell me why these homes HOA's have skyrocketed to over $900? Was there some sort of assessment at one time?
Since we are retired and on a fixed income, we cannot afford to have our HOA's jump from $306 to over $900 per month.

Can anyone who lives there explain this? Bucfan?
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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I don't think anyone is paying $900. Looks like an error. The highest HOA that I'm aware of is $440/month - includes insurance of external shell.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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Thanks, just got the answer from Valencia Lakes. In MLS or on Realtor.com is shows as a Quarterly HOA because the HOA is actually charged quarterly. $306 x 3 = $918.

I was so happy to hear that! I wouldn't want my HOA jumping from $306 to $918 for a month! :-)
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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there's something to be said for slightly high HOAs.....keeps a certain segment of the population out.

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Old 05-24-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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there's something to be said for slightly high HOAs.....keeps a certain segment of the population out.
BucFan,

Exactly!!!!! As soon as I get down there, I'm going to check out Valencia Lakes...possibly stay there a few days to get the good feel of the place. It looks AWESOME!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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I was there for their stay & play in May. I will returning for a 2nd look next week. Right now, VL appears to be my 1st choice!
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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VL was a contender when we looked in June. I loved the amenities, everything looked 1st class.
Unfortunately the HOA's for the Villa's were high, and the villas had the waterviews.

Something else came along in Waterset that I couldn't refuse. The house I wanted with a great lot deal fell through with a previous buyer, and we were able to buy it already built.

so here we are.... :-)
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Will be in VL tomorrow. Hey BucFan.. Do you want me to wear my Ravens and/or Orioles Jersey"s while I am walking around?


Maybe I'll CYA this week?? (1st beverage on me.. for all of your great info and posts)

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Old 11-01-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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lots of building going on at VL.....pet peeve though is how close the homes are to each other......builder continued to build through the housing crisis, one of the few, and now the community is growing leaps and bounds.......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T05g1QZoUvI
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