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Old 03-24-2019, 09:05 PM
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JoeBoroden- you are not from Merrick are you?

No I’m from Rhode Island but Mason and I are a group of musicians who originally became friends via a musicians forum.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:37 PM
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I recall a option to buy an island. I read about an island in North Carolina. The island was, if I recall ten acres, came with a herd of wild horses and a nice home.

Price was only a million. Waterfront view on all sides. We didn't even look. Hum, if you own the island do you pay taxes? Can you declare yourself king?

With the last hurricane, is it underwater? Is it now available at a sale price?

No shortage of choices.

I would never move to Florida yet, we are here and we are happy.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:32 AM
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JoeBoroden- you are not from Merrick are you?
Yes, and you? Myself and my 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:42 AM
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I own a twenty year old courtyard villa near Spanish Springs and always thought the quality of construction was acceptable. I recently decided to replace the builder grade fiberglass shower stall in the bathroom off the master bedroom with a new tile shower. What I found are serious problems with framing behind the shower, as well as drain location and quality problems. Not only was the framing not 16 inches on center, there was no framing at all on two walls. Apparently the fiberglass tabs were all that were holding two sides of the shower up. And the drains are improperly placed, plus not plumb (I'd say the main drain is 10 degrees off plumb). So I suggest you look carefully that the new construction. I love The Villages, but am highly disappointed in what I've found behind the walls.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:55 AM
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My house in the Villages was built 16 years ago and at that time I would rate quality average, price slightly above average. As of now because of the lifestyle the Villages has to offer the price of a house is much higher than any other retirement community within 10-15 miles or so.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:04 AM
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I own a twenty year old courtyard villa near Spanish Springs and always thought the quality of construction was acceptable. I recently decided to replace the builder grade fiberglass shower stall in the bathroom off the master bedroom with a new tile shower. What I found are serious problems with framing behind the shower, as well as drain location and quality problems. Not only was the framing not 16 inches on center, there was no framing at all on two walls. Apparently the fiberglass tabs were all that were holding two sides of the shower up. And the drains are improperly placed, plus not plumb (I'd say the main drain is 10 degrees off plumb). So I suggest you look carefully that the new construction. I love The Villages, but am highly disappointed in what I've found behind the walls.
So for 20 years you've had absolutely no problem with your shower, yet you found "serious problems with framing" and the drain location?
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:40 AM
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So for 20 years you've had absolutely no problem with your shower, yet you found "serious problems with framing" and the drain location?
Interesting.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:52 AM
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My husband and I just moved to the Villages six months ago. We had a new home built east of Rt.441. It is on the original side of the villages. There is no bond on that side. We looked at used site built homes and decided we could build a brand new home for less money than buying used. We went new so we would not have to worry about replacing anything for hopefully quite a few years. As far as price per sq. foot I think it depends on where you are living. I'm from NH and I actually paid less here for more square footage, and the property taxes are a lot lower and they don't have snow LOL!! We are so happy we moved here. We love it!!!
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:49 AM
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All the amenities, activities, etc look great, that is why we are looking there. I agree with the comment others only have 10% of the amenities. It seems the premium is built into the price of homes, and the bond payment and the amenity fee, which is a bargain.
And that's why the home prices are higher. You're not just buying a house, you're buying a lifestyle.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:38 AM
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As so many have stated the "lifestyle" is built into the price of the homes. But what is the "lifestyle"? That means different things to different people - to some it is going to the squares to enjoy live entertainment regularly - to others it is joining one or many groups or clubs, of which there are an endless supply - to others it is a huge variety of reasonable dining option or shopping. The big draw for me, and thousands of others, is golf. You have not indicated whether golf is important to you, so I don't know if you care, but this is pretty much the Vallhalla of golf. You can play every day here, far more reasonably, and with greater variety, than anywhere else I am aware of. Can you buy a cheaper home elsewhere? Yes, without a doubt, but not with these opportunities. Also, the beauty of the community is absolutely unrivaled in any other city anywhere. When you drive inside the confines of TV you will be constantly amazed by the landscaping, buildings and homes and all the infrastructure. What I fing rather amazing is that not only has the developer built and maintained an amazingly gorgeous environment, but somehow they have managed to attract residents who consistently outdo each other in beautifying their personal landscaping. The result is driving through a stunningly breathtaking community that is hard to explain to someone who has never seen it. I know people who have opted for other retirement communities after spending time in the Villages, and even owning a home here, and are happy with the decision. Their general reasoning is they didn't really take part in many activities, and weren't "into the lifestyle". One even has said there was too much traffic, which I find hilarious. So if golf and/or an active lifestyle in a gorgeous environment with mostly happy and content seniors is enticing - this might just be the place for you - it works for me.
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