If you’re ready to purchase a golf course home in Scottsdale, how do you find one in the right community? Which community best suits your lifestyle and your aesthetic preferences, and which club provides you with the opportunities you want?
Deciding on the right neighborhood in Scottsdale can be tough because there are several award-winning, renowned and desirable golf course communities. Your agent can help you find the perfect place, but as you search, consider:
- The community’s “feel”
- Fees and memberships
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Choosing a Golf Course Community in Scottsdale: Finding the Right Location
Start by zeroing in on a location that you like. Many of the golf course communities in Scottsdale feature a number of neighborhoods – some with condos and townhomes, some with single-family homes and estate homes – so that may play a role in your decision, as well. Think about other factors, such as whether you want to be near a particular medical facility, within walking distance to restaurants, , or you need to be close to international airports, and other amenities.
Pro Tip: Choosing a location is about more than picking the right neighborhood. You’ll also have to consider the location and position of homes. Although it may seem nice to live right next to a green or fairway, remember that mowers can be noisy, sprinklers turn on at night, and fast-moving golf balls landing in your yard may become tiresome.
Tip #2 for Choosing a Golf Course Community in Scottsdale: Getting a “Feel” for the Community
- Social gathering spaces
- Outdoor pool facilities
- Dining options
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centers that offer classes
- Clubhouses with planned social activities, groups and clubs
- Spa facilities
- Sidewalks and places for children to play
Tip #3 for Choosing a Golf Course Community in Scottsdale: Gauging the Aesthetics
Once you have found a few communities you like, start touring homes with your Scottsdale REALTOR®. Do you like the style? Consider how much space you need. Is the kitchen big enough? Do you prefer an open floor plan?
Love the community but the home styles don’t suit you? You may want to look elsewhere. Alternatively, consider if the problem areas could be remodeled or updated and whether you want to spend the extra money to do it.
Tip #4 for Choosing a Golf Course Community in Scottsdale: Considering Fees and Membership Dues
Most golf course communities have HOA fees or condo association fees that you will be responsible for paying. Talk to your REALTOR about whether residents must be members of the club, as well, and find out what the different membership tiers look like.
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