Much of the For Sale / For Rent information is obtained by me walking around the property and looking at the For Sale signs posted in front of townhomes, or realtor lock boxes on door handles. Additional information can be provided by the property owner or the real estate agent. I’ll receive MLS listings from Tom or through the Internet, and I’ll post that information, too.
My observations are listed below.
If you are already working with a Realtor, then definitely continue to work with him/her. Otherwise, I’d like to recommend Tom Scaglione. He’s the Realtor who handled my purchase in 2003. He’s still in business, so he’s doing something right!
You can ask Tom to send you updates when something pops up on MLS. Go to this link: www.TampaMobileRealty.com, enter your name, email address, then cut-n-paste this comment in the Message block: “Rick Jaggers recommended I contact you to set up an ‘auto search’ for condos and townhomes in ZIP 33759.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Homeowner Association Required?
Yes. This is a PUD (Planned Unit Development) and membership in the Association is required. For the period January 2016 to December, 2016, the annual association fee was $2,832 and it could be paid monthly at $236.00/mo. Increases are limited to 5% per year without a vote of the owners.
What Maintenance is included?
Building exterior, roof, lawn, pool, streets, pest control (exterior termite and lawn pests). There is a fire hydrant within 1000 feet of most buildings, and all units have sprinkler systems connected to building alarms. Water pressure to the sprinkler systems is provided by the HOA
What utilities do I need to arrange?
Curbside trash & garbage collection, water, electricity, telephone, homeowner’s insurance (HO3) and any cable services such as digital, HDTV, and broadband Internet.
What Rules do I need to know about?
All Owners and occupants must abide by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, plus any other rules passed by the Board of Directors such as pool hours.