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Old 03-22-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Looking to move to Wellington. We went there yesterday and drove around a bit. i was wondering what you consider the good and bad areas of Wellington. We are looking to buy a house for about 300,000. I have a 6 and an 8 year old so I am also interested in schools. Looked at some older areas (Sugar Pond) and newer (Olympia). Both have positives and negatives. Why soooo many foreclosures in Olympia? And some of the older areas (Pinewood Manor & Emerald Woods) seemed to have a kind of seedy area close by. I would really appreciate any and all thoughts on this.

Thank you!
Roxy
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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check out you prospective neighborhoods as the schools get out.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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Wellington is whitebread boring, I don't see what you are concerned about. The biggest problem that town has involves drug use among suburbanites, but that shouldn't affect you if you don't go looking for it.

Olympia has so many foreclosures because many middle-class people got loans for $1 million homes during the market peak to try to emulate their richer neighbors, then fell behind on their monthly payments. I visited Olympia during their open house a few years ago and liked the spacious floor plans- if you can get something there for under $400,000 consider it a steal.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:38 AM
 
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Most areas in Wellington are fine, Sugar Pond is one of the least expensive areas so that is why you may find seedy people. Check the neighborhood across the street Greenview Shores, and all of the others in Greenview Shores, there are many. Greenview cove is gated and beautiful too! I personally would not want to live in Olympia, too big, and transient w/renters and such.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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Default Timing. Olympia

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Looking to move to Wellington. We went there yesterday and drove around a bit. i was wondering what you consider the good and bad areas of Wellington. We are looking to buy a house for about 300,000. I have a 6 and an 8 year old so I am also interested in schools. Looked at some older areas (Sugar Pond) and newer (Olympia). Both have positives and negatives. Why soooo many foreclosures in Olympia? And some of the older areas (Pinewood Manor & Emerald Woods) seemed to have a kind of seedy area close by. I would really appreciate any and all thoughts on this.

Thank you!
Roxy
Olympia was built during the boom..
So, now most folks are upside down.
Across the street village Walk was built prior to the boom, much less foreclosures over there.
Bona Vida is a retirement community and most purchasers buy cash!!! Less Foreclosures over there... Each community has a different story.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Village Walk is your best deal in Eastern Wellington.
All ages are welcome, place is kept extremely clean.
Very low HOA,, about 300 per month.
Good mix of folks live within.....
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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You do realize this thread is over 3 years old?

Olympia and Village Walk were both built during the boom. Prior to that Forest Hill from the turnpike west to 441 was farmland, cow pastures and a landscaping nursery along with the original Kobosko's.

Village Walk HOA fees vary by the type of home you own, that being said it can be higher than $300/month.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:07 PM
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Honest question here, from someone thinking about a possible relocation ... is $300/month HOA really considered "Very low"? It will be a useful criteria to use, going forward. TIA
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I guess it depends what it includes right? In the past, for us, 300 turned into 400 pretty quickly..... Is there ever a cap?
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Some places have HOA fees that are very low, $35/month or $100/month. It all depends on amenities and what's included along with the size of the house. Having a manned gate, pool, fitness club and etc, drives up the fees. Most of the newer places are $250+/month. If there is a golf course in the community, the HOA can be even higher, some are insanely expensive.

You can be guaranteed the fees will go up, that's just the way it is.
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