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Old 03-06-2015, 09:56 AM
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Hi! We are going to be moving down to the Villages, and when we were there a couple of weeks ago, we saw where our mailbox will be in our neighborhood, but wondered how you get your postal box number?

We noticed the boxes had numbers on them; do they correlate to your address or some other significance?

Thanks for any insight........
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You will get your key's at closing.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:14 AM
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Hi! We are going to be moving down to the Villages, and when we were there a couple of weeks ago, we saw where our mailbox will be in our neighborhood, but wondered how you get your postal box number?

We noticed the boxes had numbers on them; do they correlate to your address or some other significance?

Thanks for any insight........
The boxes are numbered in arithmetic order and do not correlate with house numbers.
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You don't use your mailbox number in your address. Just use use the residential address. The PO has it cross referenced to your box number.
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You will get your key's at closing.
Your mailbox key - given to you at closing - will have the mailbox number on it. There is a one-time fee of $100 for the key.

Chances are that if you are a tall person, the box will be on the bottom row while the shortest people get the highest boxes!
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I don't remember paying $100????????
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I don't remember paying $100????????
Neither do I.
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I don't remember paying $100????????
I also don't....but, that doesn't mean I didn't..
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Your mailbox key - given to you at closing - will have the mailbox number on it. There is a one-time fee of $100 for the key.
At our closing in Febuary 2014 we paid $190 for the mail box key and $130 for the gate keys. On a yearly basis the VCDD is making a lot of money.
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At our closing in Febuary 2014 we paid $190 for the mail box key and $130 for the gate keys. On a yearly basis the VCDD is making a lot of money.
What a difference 2 years makes. We were just told the replacement costs I believe.
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Your mailbox key - given to you at closing - will have the mailbox number on it. There is a one-time fee of $100 for the key.

Chances are that if you are a tall person, the box will be on the bottom row while the shortest people get the highest boxes!
My mailbox key does not have the box number on it, in fact it has no numbers.
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At closing you will get a small brown envelope with 3 keys (as I recall). The envelope will have your BOX number, the keys will have an entirely DIFFERENT number on them, this is so that if the key is lost, the finder will not have access to your mail, but the post office can trace the key back to you.
Hope this helps.
PS I think all of the mentioned costs were ONE TIME costs and not yearly.
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Thanks for the info I will add those costs to my estimate for closing next week how much outside of the purchase price is a total mystery I asked for a ballpark but was told it was unavailable. I don't know if it was an additional $1,000 or $10,000. Realtor said that with the credits for taxes etc from the sellers side it might be about $1000 but I have never in nine houses had closing costs that low.

The villages closing lawyers are swamped and as I am not getting a mortgage I have been put at the bottom of the list, as those getting loans require Hud statements by law, they can't get me any figures until the day before the closing.
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Hi! We are going to be moving down to the Villages, and when we were there a couple of weeks ago, we saw where our mailbox will be in our neighborhood, but wondered how you get your postal box number?

We noticed the boxes had numbers on them; do they correlate to your address or some other significance?

Thanks for any insight........
First of all, welcome to TV! As to your question, here's how you get your postal box assignment: The person closing your home purchase measures your height at closing, then cross-references that figure with available boxes. If you are of above-average height, you are assigned a box as close to the bottom row as possible. If you are short in stature, you will find your box in the top row, or as close thereto as possible. Simple algorithm, used universally in similar situations.
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Thanks for the info I will add those costs to my estimate for closing next week how much outside of the purchase price is a total mystery I asked for a ballpark but was told it was unavailable. I don't know if it was an additional $1,000 or $10,000. Realtor said that with the credits for taxes etc from the sellers side it might be about $1000 but I have never in nine houses had closing costs that low.

The villages closing lawyers are swamped and as I am not getting a mortgage I have been put at the bottom of the list, as those getting loans require Hud statements by law, they can't get me any figures until the day before the closing.
Our closing costs were much less than I anticipated. Where we were from we always paid property taxes in advance so that was a large portion of the closing. Here, the explained at closing, some taxes are paid in advance and some are paid in arrears. We also did not have a mortgage and found out the settlement costs the day before closing.
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