High Point 55+ Golf Community, Brooksville, FL

High Point Homes for Sale Under $50,000

High Point Homes for Sale over $50,000

highpointHigh Point is an established manufactured home community located on Florida’s Nature Coast.  This 55+ central Florida golf community consists of over 1600 homes with a 24 hour staffed information booth at the entrance. An 18-hole, par-72 golf course winds throughout the landscape.  Lots are available and new manufactured homes are added regularly.

High Point is a deed-restricted community in which all lots are individually owned. It is professionally managed by a full-time community manager and overseen by an elected board of directors. All owners belong to the High Point Home Ownershighpointgolfclub Association, and fees are kept to a consistently low level.

Conveniently located, High Point is only a short drive from the Tampa and Orlando attractions and airports.  Weeki Wachee, the city of Mermaids, is only three miles away. Pine Island Park on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico is 10 minutes from your doorstep where you can spend time swimming, sunbathing, bird watching or looking for dolphins and manatees.

highpointpoolAmenities include: Solar heated pool with sundeck, 18-hole Golf Course, Driving Range, Practice Green, Tennis Courts, Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Bocce Courts, Library, Computer Center, RV and Storage area, and a large Community Center complete with stage, dance floor, and kitchen.  The High Point community center serves as a site for dances, social events, banquets, concerts and other activities including ballroom and line dancing lessons, card nights, and exercise classes.

 

High Point Homes for Sale Under $50,000

High Point Homes for Sale over $50,000

High Point Data

55+ YES
HOA YES (required)
CDD  NO
Size 1600+ homes
Home Types 4-bedroom manufactured
Amenities
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Driving range
  • Practice green
  • Tennis courts
  • Bocce courts
  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Library
  • Computer Center
  • RV and Storage area
  • Heated pool with sundeck
  • Community Center/Clubhouse

Community Updates

U.S. existing home sales surge 4.4 percent in March

U.S. home resales rose more than expected in March to the highest level in more than a decade as more homes came on the market and were quickly snapped up by consumers.

The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that existing home sales increased 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million units last month.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales increasing 2.5 percent to a pace of 5.60 million units in March.

February’s sales pace was revised slightly down to 5.47 million units. Sales were up 5.9 percent from March 2016, hitting their highest level since February 2007.

The housing recovery has been underpinned by falling unemployment and rising wages. The unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March to near a 10-year low.

But demand is outstripping supply. While the number of homes on the market rose 5.8 percent to 1.83 million units last month, housing inventory was down 6.6 percent from a year ago.

Properties typically remained on the market for 34 days in March compared to 45 days in February, the NAR said.

At March’s sales pace, it would take 3.8 months to clear the stock of houses on the market, unchanged from February.

“We had a housing shortage last year and in the early parts of 2017 the housing shortage has intensified,” NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said.

Housing inventory has dropped for 22 straight months on a year-on-year basis.

With supply still tight, the median house price rose 6.8 percent from one year ago to $236,400 in March, the 61st consecutive month of year-on-year price increases.

(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Paul Simao)

Original Article here

Most Consumers Are Wrong About Home Insurance

Most Consumers Are Wrong About Home Insurance

Fifty-six percent of consumers recently surveyed believe that a standard homeowner’s policy covers flood damage. But they’re mistaken, and their assumption could be a costly mistake.

The survey by insuranceQuotes of about 1,000 consumers shows a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to home insurance and what’s covered and what’s not.

“Being misinformed about your home policy can be an extremely expensive mistake—especially when a few inches of water in a 1,000 square-foot home can easily cost over $10,000 in repairs,” says Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at insuranceQuotes. “There are a number of widespread myths ranging from coverage for dog bites to items stolen from your car that frequently trip up policyholders.”

Consumers tend to overestimate the amount of coverage they have when it comes to flooding protection, according to the study. Further, 81 percent of survey respondents knew that valuables stolen from their home were covered under most standard homeowner’s policies, yet only 28 percent knew that renter’s insurance would cover valuables stolen from their cars.

“It’s critical for consumers to thoroughly explore their options and really understand the protections that are included or excluded with a standard renter’s or home insurance policy,” says Adams. “Don’t wait until right before a big storm is headed your way to get coverage because there may be a waiting period.”

Flood insurance is particularly a hot topic to address with clients lately. The National Association of REALTORS® has been warning its members about the threats to homeowners and property sales when the National Flood Insurance Program expires on Sept. 30. Policymakers in more than 22,000 communities nationwide rely on NFIP to protect them from flood risks, like torrential rain, swollen rivers and lakes, snow melt, failing infrastructure, and storm surges and hurricanes.

“When the NFIP expired in 2010, over 1,300 home sales were disrupted every day as a result,” NAR President William E. Brown recently said in a statement. “That’s over 40,000 every month. Flood insurance is required for a mortgage in the 100-year floodplain, but without access to the NFIP, buyers simply couldn’t get a mortgage or vital protection from the number one cause of loss of property and life, flooding.”

The National Association of REALTORS® is working with lawmakers to strengthen the program and also create a path for a private market to take hold ahead of the Sept. 30 expiration. Learn more: REALTORS® Warn of Doomsday if Flood Insurance Expires

Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/04/07/most-consumers-are-wrong-about-home-insurance?om_rid=AAEQ2e&om_mid=_BY5940B9akivId&om_ntype=RMODaily

Watch out for deed restrictions

CHICAGO – April 3, 2017 – Deed restrictions can bring nasty surprises to homeowners who want to remodel or even when they’re buying a home. These restrictions can limit options over a property features, such as the number of bedrooms, the building height, the type of vehicles allowed in the driveway, the fencing, the type and number of trees that can be removed, and even the style and color of construction materials used in a renovation (often is intended to limit architectural variations in a neighborhood).

Deed restrictions – often called “restrictive covenants” – can cause problems later if they’re not understood upfront, and they’re not limited to properties that are part of a homeowners association. In some cases, they’re limited by a developer rule included in a deed.

“Deed restrictions turn up during title searches and a careful reading of the current deed,” a realtor.com article notes. Anyone who buys the property must abide by the restrictions, even if they were put in place on the land a century ago. Deed restrictions are known for being difficult to change and often take a judicial ruling to invalidate them.

“When building a new home, or even doing an addition to your current home, it’s vital that you check your deed for any building restrictions,” advises Bill Golden, a real estate professional in Atlanta.

Zachary D. Schorr, a Los Angeles real estate attorney, says that he’s seen deed restrictions run the gamut, such as those that require exterior paint colors to match colors found in nature to those that restricted rental properties.

“With the rise of VRBO and Airbnb, we are even seeing restrictions on nightly rentals and the minimum rental period for a house,” Schorr says.

Source: “Building, Buying, or Beefing Up a Home? Watch Out for Annoying Deed Restrictions,” realtor.com® (March 1, 2017)

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High Point March Events

Greetings,

I’ve attached a pdf of the High Point Community Calendar of Events. Be sure to take a look at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration dinner. I am sure it will be yummy.

March-2017-Calendar-W

http://highpointbrooksville.net/

If you are interested in the current homes available in the High Point Community, feel free to take a look on our HomesofHernando.com website. Let us know if you need any help.

High Point’s 55+ Golf Community Must be Doing Something Right…

High Point’s 55+ Golf Community Must be Doing Something Right…

It seems that everyone is talking about High Point these days, and many of those very people are buying houses there.  There has been tremendous buying and selling activity in this renowned 55+ golf community (located in Brooksville, Hernando County, FL), and we receive inquiries daily pertaining to houses for sale there.  Convenient to shopping, medical facilities, and Tampa, yet blessed with enough amenities to make you never want to leave.  People here tend to have a content, pleasant demeanor about them that matches and contributes to the positive vibe of the community.

Need I say more?  Check out the latest listings in High Point.

New Listings in Highly Sought-After Community of High Point

No matter the shape, size, or location of a house in the 55+ community of High Point (Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida), when it appears on the market, inquiries and showings begin within the first 24 hours as a general rule.  Listings come and go quite rapidly, and it is not unheard of for a piece of High Point real estate to list in the morning and sell in the evening.  Even with this level of demand, prices remain affordable, sustaining buyer interest throughout the year.  To be sure, the seasonal “snowbird” crowd is well represented here, but by and large people come here to retire and live year-round.  The sense of community is keenly felt, and perhaps this is as much a result of the management’s commitment to maintaining a clean, safe, secure, and fun lifestyle as it is to the character of the residents themselves, who, either on the golf course, in the clubhouse at a social event, or sitting on their porches enjoying the songs of birds and the pleasant weather, seem to all share a love of active tranquility, of a perfect balance of community and privacy.  If any of this appeals to you, visit our High Point Community Page, or better yet, get in touch to learn more.

Remember, despite (or perhaps because of) the friendly, relaxed environment of High Point, the real estate market here is swift and competitive, so don’t delay.

High Point – Florida Living without Breaking the Bank

Time to ditch the winter and head south to Florida, where even in January, you can frequently step outside in shorts.  High Point is a 55+ golf community with everything you need to enjoy yourself.  Located in Brooksville (part of Hernando County), this community is convenient to just about anything you could want or need. New homes are being listed all the time, at great prices. HOA fees are less than $40 per month. So come in from the cold and put some spring in your step in High Point, one of the most popular communities in Hernando County.

How do High Point Community and Brookridge Community Differ?

High Point and Brookridge are both very popular 55+ golf communities, convenient to nearby major shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and medical facilities.  They have similar amenities and association fees.  Brookridge is approximately twice the size (both geographically and in terms of the number of homes) and is gated. Highpoint has a guardhouse but is not gated. While both are very active golf communities, for the avid golfer who prefers to play on a championship course, Brookridge may hold more appeal.

Buyers about to move? 10 tips to make it easier

NEW YORK – Sept. 2, 2015 – Moving can be a stressful undertaking, but there are simple ways to make the process more organized. CityLab recently asked moving experts to share their top tips.

First steps

  • Document all your cords: “Take photos or make notes on the way all your media equipment is set up: television, sound equipment, modems and computer equipment,” says Lior Rachmany, CEO of Dumbo Moving + Storage in New York City.
  • Update your address: Streamline the change of address process by using Updater, which saves time and money by forwarding mail. It also updates numerous businesses including alumni associations, charities and professional organizations with your new address. Updater even shares moving announcements with friends and family.
  • Create a pet plan: Consider leaving pets with a friend or a boarder until the move is complete.
  • Schedule touch-up paint jobs: If you’re renting, you will need to see if you’re responsible for paint job touch-ups before moving out. If so, schedule a painter before the move. “Once you have a moving date set, get a painting bid and plan for the painter to be the last person in before you turn the keys over,” suggests Brendon DeSimone, author of Next Generation Real Estate. “Waiting until the last minute could be a logistical nightmare.”
  • Recruit some help. Not using a mover? Make sure you repay family and friends for their help.

Packing 101

  • Pack a “first night in the new house” box: The last thing you want to do after moving all day is dig through boxes to find your toothbrush. Designate a box for toiletries, medications, deodorant and a change of clothes so they’re easy to find.
  • Suitcases are your friends: Use your large suitcases as easily transportable storage. Fill them with clothes, towels and lightweight items.
  • Remember important documents: Don’t toss birth certificates or other important but easy-to-lose documents in random boxes. Make a folder to hold anything important and carry it with you.

Unpacking

  • Strategize your layout: Label items so movers don’t put them in the wrong room. You can also make signs showing where large items need to go.
  • Save all receipts: “In many cases, moving expenses are deductible from federal income taxes,” says Rachmany of Dumbo Moving + Storage. “If you’re moving because of a change in employment, you may be able to claim this deduction even if you do not itemize.” Try to keep track of all moving costs for your accountant.

Source: “13 Tips to Make Moving Slightly Less Hellish,” CityLab (Aug. 6, 2015)

Reprinted from www.floridarealtors.org

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