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Old 05-28-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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If you do the numbers, a condo can be cheaper to run than a house, and somebody else is cutting the grass and cleaning the pool in July. It has worked for me for 30 years in different places.

No doubt about it. I could never be able to keep 3 house going for what I paid for my condominiums.
It's always nice to get in the elevator and be at home in a few moments enjoying the view of the city.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:54 AM
 
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If you do the numbers, a condo can be cheaper to run than a house, and somebody else is cutting the grass and cleaning the pool in July. It has worked for me for 30 years in different places.
I do my own weeds and i am not a fool that has a pool.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Our last 3 homes have been condos, 2 were townhouses and the current one is in an apartment style building.

Monthly maintenance covers landscaping, painting, roofing, water, sewer, and in some places street paving, and recreation facilities.

Some include internet and cable.

Each is different.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Our last 3 homes have been condos, 2 were townhouses and the current one is in an apartment style building.

Monthly maintenance covers landscaping, painting, roofing, water, sewer, and in some places street paving, and recreation facilities.

Some include internet and cable.

Each is different.
I have only spent about 8k on my house since i got it in 04. New A/C was 4k of the 8k. I guess a new roof will be a bummer in about 8 more years.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Just saw this morning that there was a death at that place, and the police investigators were interviewing residents, so it was probably a murder.

Death investigation underway at ‘On Top of the World’ in Clearwater | WFLA.com
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Just saw this morning that there was a death at that place, and the police investigators were interviewing residents, so it was probably a murder.

Death investigation underway at ‘On Top of the World’ in Clearwater | WFLA.com
Top of the world is all old people I would think they pass away quite a bit there.When the wife and I lived in Clearwater we went to Top of the world to check out a place to rent the place smelled like mothballs and there were grab bars everywhere and the woman showing us was old as dirt. We passed and rented a townhouse instead the wife says top of the world looks like disneys small world.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I've never been inside the condos but I have been inside the common areas several times for various events. Those areas are in decent shape but ridiculously dated and due for a remodeling.
Refurbishing has already started.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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Been familiar with OTOW for over thirty years, visiting and staying with my cousins. Now that we need to move (up here in the northeast) due to our rental house being sold, we're interested in checking out a condo there. Haven't been there for about three or four years, but would like to know if there are any new wrinkles, such as change in management, services, security, maintenance, etc. I've spent a good amount of time in the area including St. Pete's and Tampa so we could be comfortable there, so long as the location is still a good place to live. Any current info would be greatly appreciated. I owned a house up here for twenty five years, and treated this rental for the past six as if it were our own, so I can be handy, but I'm not a spring chicken any more. Looking for comfort and security.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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It looks like it’s a small world at Disney.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:17 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Well, I was up today checking out condos in Dunedin so I decided to check out OTOW on the way back. I had seen the pictures and they looked horribly dated. The guard (I heard the guards function more as greeters than security guards) let us in to drive around. I was really surprised. The buildings are old and have these crazy spires and Tudor-looking exterior details, BUT...they were all in fabulous shape and the grounds are well-maintained. Then I read that each building is designed for a specific country, so that's the reason for the crazy exteriors. They are really cool in a retro way. We saw a couple out in the parking lot (maybe 60 or so) and asked her if they allow small dogs (they do, in fact, they have a dog park). She said she loves it there. I know many of the units for sale are dated, some with the original kitchens, but each owner is responsible for updating the interiors. Prices and condo fees are reasonable, especially given all the amenities. I will definitely be taking a second look, I think that area would be much more convenient than were I am in Bradenton. The lack of a carport is a major drawback, but, you can't have everything. As I drove around, I noted that most of the cars are new, with some luxury brands, so it doesn't seem like a trashy crowd. Will keep you posted.
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