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Old 03-17-2013, 05:57 AM
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I am doing some research about TV and the Total Cost of Ownership. My goal is to determine if we should rent or buy over the long term. One cost category would include the various taxes, bonds, and fees (e.g., HOA fee) paid to governments, developers and associations once or yearly.


1) It appears that property owners must pay a bond to cover infrastructure costs in TV. This bond can be payed in cash or in payments (with interest). Is that correct?

2) Do property owners also have to pay property taxes (to the county/state)?

3) What other fees does a buyer/property owner encounter (one time or recurring fees). For example are there other HOA fees?


I will probably post several other questions related to this general topic. Thanks
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I am doing some research about TV and the Total Cost of Ownership. My goal is to determine if we should rent or buy over the long term. One cost category would include the various taxes, bonds, and fees (e.g., HOA fee) paid to governments, developers and associations once or yearly.


1) It appears that property owners must pay a bond to cover infrastructure costs in TV. This bond can be payed in cash or in payments (with interest). Is that correct?

That is correct. The amount for the bond for a designer home of up to about 2000 sq.ft is approximately 23K at this time.

2) Do property owners also have to pay property taxes (to the county/state)? They do pay property taxes just as anywhere else based on the size of the lot and price of home.

3) What other fees does a buyer/property owner encounter (one time or recurring fees). For example are there other HOA fees?

There is an amenity fee of approximately 140 dollars a month not based on the price of your home.


I will probably post several other questions related to this general topic. Thanks
On a new home you cannot have a FHA or VA loan but you can on a resale. If you want a new home you must work through the sales reps from The Villages who can also sell you a resale if it is listed by TV. You can also buy a resale from a number of MLS agents.

You will need to pay for utilities. You may either maintain your own property or hire someone to do it for you.

There is a list of estimated living expenses that come with the packet from The Villages. Most of us feel it is pretty accurate.

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I am doing some research about TV and the Total Cost of Ownership. My goal is to determine if we should rent or buy over the long term. One cost category would include the various taxes, bonds, and fees (e.g., HOA fee) paid to governments, developers and associations once or yearly.


1) It appears that property owners must pay a bond to cover infrastructure costs in TV. This bond can be payed in cash or in payments (with interest). Is that correct?

2) Do property owners also have to pay property taxes (to the county/state)?

3) What other fees does a buyer/property owner encounter (one time or recurring fees). For example are there other HOA fees?

I will probably post several other questions related to this general topic. Thanks
The Nuts & Bolts threads on this forum have answers to many questions such as the ones you pose.

I would also add this site: www.districtgov.org
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try this link as well
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Keep in mind even if you rent you are paying these fees and taxes. The person that owns the home is just passing these cost to you in the form of rent. Also if you rent you will always have a monthly rent payment. If you buy and can't afford cash at some point in the future you should pay off the mortgage and one day live payment free and only have the taxes and fees as cost. Also the bond can be paid off either over time or in a lump sum.
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Thanks for the responses and links... they are helpful.

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You may either maintain your own property or hire someone to do it for you.

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That is one I overlooked. It is not and expense called out in the TV Cost of Living list. That service is sometimes provided (as part of the fee) and sometimes it is not.

Since the lots are small, it would not be a major cost... but part of the trick is identifying all of the costs. Thanks.
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This site might be helpful in your research. Village Community Development Districts Also in case you have not fornd the Nuts and Bolts....(note the golf cart trail fee that has not been mentioned here yet) http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-1-a-17717/ http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-2-a-17716/ http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-3-a-17715/
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This site might be helpful in your research. Village Community Development Districts Also in case you have not fornd the Nuts and Bolts....(note the golf cart trail fee that has not been mentioned here yet) http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-1-a-17717/ http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-2-a-17716/ http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...art-3-a-17715/
Thanks elevatorman. That looks like the mother lode of aggregated TV information.


Thanks also to zcaveman for taking the time to put it together.
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