Top three most important details of selecting a new community? Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
The things the realtor will tell you will help you immediately decide if a community is right for you but remember they are in sales so you have to dig a little deeper and learn more about the community before you get there and learn the hard way.

It is the things that you can't see that are more important.

  1. Is there an HOA? How active is it? Do they enforce the CC&R's? What do others think of the HOA leadership- is it strong, or full of over zealous police?
  2. What are the guidelines for renters? How many do they allow in the community?
  3. How do they handle complaints? Does everyone get along in the community?

These are things that you may not think of until it is too late but is invaluable information to know when selecting a new community. You would hate to get there and find your neighbos are renters or that if you have renters who don't mow the grass there is nothing you can do. Selecting Idaho Real Estate is not just about fining a pretty house.

Dream big in 2009,

Trey Langford

Posted by tlangford at 6/22/2009 12:12:00 PM
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Re:Top three most important details of selecting a new community?
Also check for liens from the HOA to residents.
Posted by on 6/22/2009 10:48 AM
Re:Top three most important details of selecting a new community?
These are some pretty good points Trey. After serving a few years in the business I have finally given up on worrying about being painted with the broad brush stroke of "a realtor". It's like being called "a builder" and we all know that there are plenty of outstanding builders in the Treasure Valley who have managed to distinguish themselves from the average.....as have some Realtors.

I think that what's important to remember is agency. Lots of times there are Sales Offices in new home communities that have lots of information and can really help the buyers out. It's worth remembering who these agents truly represent and that as a buyer you are certainly entitled to find your own representation to help uncover the 3 points (and many more) you laid out rather than pressing it upon the consumer alone to mine for data from a 'sales person'.

From my experience, the on site sales staff is usually very friendly to Buyers who bring their buyers representatives and remain helpful in determining the answers to questions that aren't generally so obvious and having your buyers agent there can help protect against bias feedback.

Posted by on 6/22/2009 10:56 AM

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