When choosing a deed restricted community you must be amienable to comply with the rules. In some cases people don't like to follow other people's rules.
A deed restricted community is where the community has a homeowner association that has rules and regulations pertaining to the lands usage. Most deed restricted communities require a homeowner association fee to continue the upkeep of the community.
Each deed restricted community has different rules. Deed restrictions can include the size of home allowed on the lot, paint colors for the exterior of the home, as well as lawn maintenance, landscaping, and some even regulate tree-cutting. Some communities do not allow the storage of campers, trailers, or boats or boat trailers. They can dictate what types of materials a fence can be made out of, or even not allow fences at all. Another restriction might be regarding pets. Some will only allow one pet or limit the breed and size of the pet. Usually garage doors must be kept down at all times.
The big picture intention of living in a deed restricted neighborhood is that the property values are protected. Think about it... when lawns and curb appeal slip and begin looking sloppy the appearance of the all around neighborhood seems poor.
If standards drop, the current neighbors that are caring for their homes correctly, lose. For more information about which Brevard County neighborhoods are a good fit for you please contact me, I'd love to help!
Leigh Giannotti is the OWNER/Broker Associate of Exit Island & Beach Realty located at 950 N Courtenay Pkwy Ste 3, Merritt Island Florida 32953. Catalina Isles is the nearest neighborhood to our Real Estate office. Leigh has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation. An appraisal of your homes value will cost about $400 or for a FREE current market assessment of your homes value please contact Leigh Giannotti.