5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in a Planned Community

Posted On Monday, 13 June 2022 13:28

Did you know most people spend about eight weeks searching for a home?

One way to lessen the amount of time you spend searching is by considering looking into a planned community. They're meticulously designed to combine the best features into one community so you can get the best of all worlds.

Keep reading to learn more about planned communities and what you should look for when considering one to ensure you find the right fit.

1. The Location

For many people, one of the most important things they take into consideration before purchasing a home is the location.

Before looking further into any master-planned community, you should vet the location and see if it's something that will work for you. For example, is it in a good place for your child's school, your job, nearby family members, etc.?

It's also a good idea to visit the community multiple times to see what it's like during the daytime versus the nighttime.

2. The Houses

Some people are happy to buy a house that's already finished if it has all the features they're looking for, whereas others want the luxury of building their own home.

Some planned communities offer you the choice to build a home on an available lot rather than an already built home. It's important to know which option you prefer.

3. The Amenities

Next, taking a closer look at the amenities is wise. All communities offer varying amenities, from pools to movie theatres to fitness studios.

The value you place on different activities should help you make a decision. For example, living in a solar-powered community might be important to you if you care about saving money on utilities and helping the planet in one fell swoop.

4. The Homeowners Association

Not all planned communities have a homeowners association, or HOA, but some do. Therefore, it's crucial to know one way or the other and review the rules and regulations if there is an HOA.

Before moving somewhere, it's best to be prepared and know what you can and can't do outside and within your home. Thankfully, most of the time, HOAs keep a sense of order and help make it more enjoyable to live in the community.

5. The Affordability

One final thing to look at is the pricing for the community. Consider not only the price of the home itself but also any community leader or HOA fees, extra amenity fees, etc.

It's essential to have a complete picture of each community before choosing one.

Enjoy Luxury Living With a Planned Community

Living in a planned community provides you with a more luxurious experience than living anywhere else. Between the gorgeous homes, incredible locations, and unique amenities, you're sure to find the right fit for you and your family.

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