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Thanks for the helpful info. Possible golf course ownership issues have been of some concern to me. In one of the communities, I do believe it was Spruce Creek's, the developer's manager talked about the community board transition when 90% of the lots were sold, & I think in the same article noted that the golf course would be offered to the association at that time. If the association did not want to purchase it, it would be offered publically.
I may not have this exactly right, & I may be combining communications from 2 different communities, but it is troubling nonetheless, in that if the association decided it wanted to buy the course (& I note that you stated, about the association meetings, "It is not a democratic process."), we'd have to come with a lot of $$, likely jacking up our monthly fee to pay off the additional financing needed, or if it were sold to another operator, who knows how that would affect the community. I'll be doing a more thorough investigation of this at any and all communities we consider.
I suspect your cautions re potential problems during the building process apply to any builder, and I've been thinking more and more of the importance of being around to monitor construction progress, rather than not moving down 'til the house is done.
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