Real Estate | Question Authority

By: James A. Frank

The recession may be over, but among its legacies is the need to ask new questions when considering buying a golf home

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May 29, 2015
Big Mistakes Buyers Make

(HILTON HEAD, SC) It’s a dream come true. Owning a beautiful home in a golf community where you’ll spend weekends, summers or your retirement. But to make sure that dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare, do your homework. For our summer issue of LINKS Magazine, Contributing Editor, James Frank, asked our LINKS Real Estate Panel what the biggest mistakes buyers make before closing on the golf home of their dreams. Their answers, guaranteed by anonymity, might surprise you. The biggest takeaway is that despite how much research you think you’ve done, you probably haven’t done enough. Here’s a sampling of the big mistakes buyers make:

  • Not investing enough time test-driving the neighborhood
  • Not knowing the “all-in” costs of living in a private club
  • Relying too much on real estate professionals for information about a club

Our panel has plenty more to say, but for the rest of the story, you’ll have to check out our summer issue.

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