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Old 08-24-2007, 01:01 PM
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Our amenity fee went from $130 to $142.81-a little over 9%. Is this in line with the cost of living index which I believe determines the increase in fees?
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:09 PM
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Cathy, Yes, it is.

Some properties on the historic side of CR441/27 have a fixed rate that remains constant for the original owner of the property. For the rest of us, the fee is adjusted annually.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:59 PM
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Mine goes up every year on the anniversary of our purchase date but its never gone up more than 3%.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:19 PM
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My fee last month was still $130, which was paid on August 8. When did you get notice that your rate had gone up?
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:31 PM
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mine never goes up dramatically.
i think it's gone from 109 to 127 in the 8 years i've llived in tv.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:02 PM
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So when does the SS cost of living go up 9%? :joke: At least if it goes to costly when I am, I can cut out the amenities: the library and the "Y"! TV is getting to expensive for consideration. I see a lot of increase in costs just like here in Indiana. The property taxes look about the same, very high.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:48 PM
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We started out paying $119.00 in January 2005, we were increased on January 2006 to $123.16, with our last increase January 2007 to $125.62. What I don't understand is why there are different fees and why everyone isn't paying the same? Can someone explain how this fee is calculated? Thanks in advance.
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: I just got my bill for amenity fee and it went from $130 to $133..its only $3 but I was very surprised as I thought this fee was never supposed to change. This is news to me and so I checked out the subject matter on TOTV found this to be what happens yearly. Not happy about this.
Makes me wonder what other surprises I'm in for.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:23 PM
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We started with $125 in July last year and it was increased in Nov to 127.86. My bill says that it will increase again in Nov but doesn't say how much. I believe it increases each year on the house's birthday. I absolutely love TV and can't wait until we are full timers. I do worry about the increases here and there and hidden costs (free Exec golf except it costs $3.50 trail fee, etc.) I also heard that the web access to request tee times is $60 a year. $3.50 is nothing but what other things are there? We just don't want to be priced out of TV when we are on fixed incomes.
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After you have been here three years it goes up by the CPI on the day you signed the contract. It is in your Deed Restrictions of all places.
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Doing the math:

60,000 people/1.75 per household = 34,000 households

34,000 households x 140/mo x 12 months = $57 Mil per year buys a bunch of ping pong balls

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Good information to know! It belongs on my "things I wouldn't like list". Whatever happened to the idea of affordable retirement locations? Prices on everything have been on the BIG increase everywhere, even moreso since the first of this year. I knew there was some good reason I didn't like the "restrictions".. Maybe a regular (non-retirement) community makes more sense.
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Mine went up on the first anniversary of our purchase and goes up 2 - 3% each year, however I must say it is the best $126/month I've ever spent. :bigthumbsup:
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Default Re: amenity fees

Moved in in August 2005 at $119; 2006 went to $123; 2007 went to $127. Goes up every year. When we closed we were told it would stay at $119 and that adjustments would take place for newly purchased homes but we were "grandfathered" at the rate it was when they closed.

So much for fulll disclosure!!! :edit:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckinca
Doing the math:

60,000 people/1.75 per household = 34,000 households

34,000 households x 140/mo x 12 months = $57 Mil per year buys a bunch of ping pong balls

I was thinking about TV when fully built:
50,000 homeas at $120 = $6 million per month. And that's low apparently. That's one management company that will never leave, especially with the cost of living built into their income!
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