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Old 11-03-2017, 08:49 PM
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Unfortunately, circumstances often change as we age.
It's often said that the average Villager moves three times.
I don't think that's a result of poor planning, just lifestyle changes.
Maybe due to the three phases they go through if they live long enough? young old, old, and old old.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:35 PM
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We secured a rental while still in Las Vegas through Property Management. After driving 4 days, with pets, we were disappointed by many aspects of the rental process. We have currently put our house hunting on hold to deal with the many issues on the rental property. It's disappointing.
I am not blaming you as the victim here but generally most posters report more problems dealing with property management firms than dealing directly with the owners. If you are in a shorter term arrangement I would consider seeking out an owner managed property.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:27 PM
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I have read several comments on here about making sure you settle in a good location. Where is a good location? Or maybe more important, what location to not get into? Can you have a fence anywhere you go or just certain properties? We have a dog. Thanks for any replies. Coming down for a week next moth to start looking around.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:26 PM
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If you are coming down next month, start talking to a sales agent now. He or she can answer all of your questions and more before you get here. A week goes by very fast so plan on a fast paced schedule if you want to see all of The Villages and what each has to offer. All locations are good for one reason or another, some are 30 years old some are just being built but they all have their good and bad points, mostly good. Dog fences in most cases are a no no, a courtyard villa has a little yard for dogs, you might want to ask to see some of those. We have a dog, no fence or courtyard, we walk him 3 or 4 times a day and there are also dog parks here and there.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:26 PM
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I have read several comments on here about making sure you settle in a good location. Where is a good location? Or maybe more important, what location to not get into? Can you have a fence anywhere you go or just certain properties? We have a dog. Thanks for any replies. Coming down for a week next moth to start looking around.
Location is where you are most comfortable. Villages near Nancy Lopez are not as busy and have less traffic, albeit fewer pools than where I live, in Lynnhaven. Trending is "younger" people moving in near Brownwood. The historic side is a great place for those who don't want to pay a bond. Fenney is desirable to some for price and nature views. The only one that can decide the best location is you. Everywhere in The Villages is wonderful... I don't think you can make a bad choice.

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Old 11-13-2017, 04:39 PM
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We are planning to buy a home in TV within a year. Prior to buying, we are thinking of renting. Since we will probably be coming down during the winter, the rental prices will be very expensive in The Villages. We are thinking of possibly renting somewhere fairly close to The Villages, but are unfamiliar with the surrounding area. What other nearby towns might be a good option for renting. Any recommendations would really be appreciated. We are very much looking forward to being Villagers in the near future!
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:05 AM
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Back in june we signed a contract to sell our home up north. We got on a plane , came to the villages , and within a week michelle from the villages property management found us a rental . There were many to choose from, with consideration of budget and preference (new/old, furnished/unfurnished, pets). Lease terms options also available.
We too moved furniture and household items (more than necessary). We have no regrets as we explore and enjoy tv without the stressors associated with buying while transitioning from our old life in ny.
Settling into tv includes finding desirable social spiritual financial and medical services. We have a year lease and are very happy with our decision. Good luck with yours
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:36 AM
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We sold our house in Illinois two years ago. We hardly took anything with us to The Villages. Didn't make sense to bring down old furniture and pay a huge cost to do so. You would be surprised how many people ship their stuff down here only to toss it out a year later. We rented furnished house for three months in the summer months. We took our time because we wanted to make the right decision the first time. You should concentrate first on the location. Then the house that you want. Keep in mind Lake County real estate taxes are higher then Sumter and Marion county. I've heard as much as $1,500 more for a comparable house. Ask lots of questions!! Link for you below for tips:

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