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Planned Community Pros and Cons

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Planned Community Pros and Cons

Planned Community Pros and Cons

Planned communities are not exactly new. They’ve been around for decades. However, they have definitely evolved and are a far cry from developments of years gone by. If you are considering such a move, there are some things you’ll want to consider.

Pros

Costs – It is a fact that they provide a wide array of housing prices. This makes it easy for a buyer to find a home that is a good fit financially. They can offer attractive cost options for both the first-time buyer and the experienced homeowner looking to make that final retirement purchase.

Security – With features like patrolled security and gated access, residents feel safer. In addition, these properties generally attract residents who are security-conscious and will look out for neighbors.

Shared Amenities – One of the biggest attractions are the shared amenities offered. You may not want a pool in your backyard because of the upkeep; but it’s nice to have access to the neighborhood pool. Other features such as biking and jogging trails, playgrounds, golf courses, and even water parks only add to the appeal for prospective residents. (more…)

Home Resale Values: 5 Benefits of Planned Communities

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Home Resale Values: 5 Benefits of Planned Communities

Home Resale Values: 5 Benefits of Planned Communities

Planned communities are a big thing-a really big thing! They generally have a lot to offer the buyer. Of course, what appeals to you depends on your lifestyle, family, etc., but with such great benefits you’re bound to find something that suits your tastes. So, whether you’re new to an area or a long-time resident, this could be a smart option for you.

There’s a reason they’re called “planned communities. ” Whether you’re the “Type A” person who makes a list for everything or not, you can really appreciate all of the forethought that goes into planned communities. Long before lots are divided up, open houses are planned, or foundations are poured-planning takes place to determine what the end product will be for the perspective buyer. Great consideration is given to what amenities a buyer will be looking for during a home search-pool, tennis court or baseball field, jogging trail, nature preserve, good schools, senior-living or younger family appeal, shopping, churches, etc. The list can be endless! Yes-planning is a good thing, and developers are one step ahead of you-to give you just what you’re looking for-and more! (more…)