Beautiful Luxury Home – Gated Community
It’s January, but home sales in golf communities are strong. In the area, we have golf opportunities in Sedona and Cornville. In Sedona you’ll find three courses in the Village of Oak Creek area. One is run by the Village of Oak Creek, another is the Sedona Golf Resort and the third is the Mesa GC. In Cornville, the Golf Course is at Verde Santa Fe. Homes on the course are available.
If you’re looking to buy a home in a golf course community, either as a primary residence or as a vacation or retirement home, there are additional home traits which make buying on a golf course different from buying a typical Sedona single-family residence.
Here is a quick primer of home characteristics to consider when buying in a golf community.
When looking at homes within a golf course community, be aware of its location with respect to the community entrance. Homes nearest to the entrance will receive the most drive-by traffic and may be slightly more noisy that a home which is situated far from the entrance. However, homes close to the entrance will also be more navigable for visitors.
Proximity To Golf Course
Consider the physical location of the home relative to the golf course(s). Homes which are situated near tee boxes are less likely to be struck by errant golf shots, but may be louder because of chatty players. Homes off the golf course are typically free of all such hazard.
Many Arizona golf communities feature amenities such as swimming pools, exercise facilities, and clubhouses. Some have tennis courts and other recreational outlets. Do these services require extra fees? Is there a mandatory membership cost, with minimum monthly purchase levels? Be sure to ask. Many offer reduced fees for community home owners. Some allow members to own and use their own golf carts. You’ll see many golf carts on the streets of the Village of Oak Creek.
Association Dues And Restrictions
As with most planned community/association, golf communities typically require annual or monthly membership dues; and publish a list of rules by which homeowners must abide. For example, home improvements may be restricted by the rules of the community. Before buying, review the association by-laws carefully.
Golf course communities are a terrific way for golf enthusiasts play (nearly) year-round in Arizona, and can provide a terrific lifestyle even beyond the golf game. If you plan to buy in a golf community, use the tips above to help with your research.
Then, when you’re ready, give us a call for assistance with your purchase.
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