If suburban living has become unsatisfying, due to noisy neighbors or unkempt surroundings, moving to a country club could be tempting. If you are an avid golfer, love the outdoors, and will appreciate a more spacious yard, seek out country club homes and learn about the responsibilities associated with becoming a resident of a particular club.
If you have visited some country clubs in the past and had the opportunity to use the facilities, you may have been impressed by the well-manicured grounds, the vast expanse of property that was between homes, and the interesting water features that were integrated into the layout of each club.
This type of scenery may seem idyllic, and you will want to choose a home that is situated in a prime location to receive the most benefits. For example, if you are going to be golfing on a regular basis, but would also like to have some privacy and be far away from noisy surroundings, ask a real estate agent to show you listings that include a direct route to the course, but that are situated along the backend of the property.
Research the number of homes that are within each area that you are considering and the proposed plans for undeveloped lots that are located near each home of interest. If you like a home that is not near any other residences but discover that new homes are eventually going to be constructed on adjacent plots, you may decide to look for an alternate property that isn't going to be affected by further growth at a later date.
Country club home costs can be relatively affordable, in comparison to properties that are located within a town. The prices might be lower than you expect because there are additional fees that a country club homeowner will be faced with. A homeowners' association is often formed by a property developer. Its purpose is to market, manage, and sell properties.
With an association, each buyer will be responsible for paying dues, which will include maintenance fees. Some associations require residents to obtain a club membership, which includes either a lifetime or annual membership. Find out about all costs that you will incur, including recurring fees. There may also be some responsibilities that residents need to fulfill, including upkeep on their home, basic landscaping on a plot, and waste removal.
For more information about country club homes for sale, contact a local real estate agent.