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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


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4 Little Known Things To Look For In A Golf Course Home

Elli Jokela

Buying a home located in a golf course community is especially ideal if you enjoy golfing. However, it's also a great idea if you enjoy the peace and quiet. Golfing is not generally a loud sport and since it takes up a huge amount of space, it also limits the number of neighbors in your community. Buying a golf course home doesn't come without some faults, though. That is why you should look at these four little known things to ensure that you end up purchasing a home you are happiest with:

  1. The Golf Carts Used: There are two types of golf carts, which are gas and electric. Moving into a golfing community that uses electric is the best option. This is because it is going to ensure that you don't have to hear the loud humming that comes with gas golf carts. However, even if the golfing community utilizes electric golf carts, you want to be sure that the path doesn't come too near your home. This way, you don't have to worry about the small noise from them at all. 
  2. The HOA Rules: The HOA rules in a golfing community are usually a little more strict than other communities. This is because the golf course is probably visited by many people besides those who just live there, so it has to maintain pristine appearances. This usually means strict rules on fencing and you usually cannot change your backyard, especially if it directly faces the golf course. Be sure to look into these rules to be sure that they are something you are comfortable living with and can adhere to. 
  3. The Backyard Space: Many golf course homes have small backyards because of the extension of the golf course. While you may be okay with this, you also want to consider whether or not you actually want extra backyard space to add more of your own things, such as backyard games and a garden. Without the extra space, this may be impossible for you to do later on.
  4. Driving Range: Finally, you want to be sure that the home you are purchasing is well out of driving range. This ensures that your home is less likely to suffer from a broken window because of a golf ball coming right for it. Many homes built on the golf course are planned in a way to avoid this, but it's always best to double check. 

When you know these four little known things to look for, you can be sure that you end up with a golf course home you are happy with. Talk with an agent like RE/MAX Realty One *Master to begin your search.