What are CDD Fees?

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CDD Fees by Silvia Dukes

What are CDD Fees?


What are CDD fees is a questions I have received numerous times from home buyers who are looking at listing information and notice that some subdivisions have CDD fees and others do not.

CDD stands for Community Development District. 

CDD fees are used to finance certain services within a subdivision or development, for example sidewalks, community features such as parks, underground powerlines, or street lights. 

Homes for Sale in Sterling Hill by Silvia DukesIn Hernando County, the subdivisions of Sterling Hill and Spring Ridge both have CDD fees. 

CDD fees are paid with the annual tax bill and appear as a Non AdValorem tax. 

CDD fees are separate from HOA or homeowner association fees.  Click on the link for more information about the Sterling Hills CDD.

The communities of Sterling Hill and Spring Ridge both are gated communities that offer its residents beautiful amenities such as community pools, sidewalks, recreational ares, and underground utilities. 

Homes for Sale in Sterling Hill and Spring Ridge are available in a wide range of sizes, styles, and price ranges.  If you are looking for a home in Sterling Hills or Spring Ridge and would like more information, please call or email me. 

What are CDD Fees?

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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Silvia, these CCD fees have been instrumental in one of Santa Fe's newer communities as well as special tax assessments. They make a difference over time in providing for future support of the subdivision in comparison to the general funds available for others. Your post is very informative.

Jan 21, 2011 11:24 PM #1
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Good question answered.  Buyers always want to know what their money if going for.

Jan 21, 2011 11:29 PM #2
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Silvia, Always good to know how to make heads or tails out of those tax bills we get.

Jan 22, 2011 01:10 AM #3
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Emily, thanks, CDD fees are not that common at least in our County so people always want to know what it is.

Rose, very true especially if it looks like quite a chunk!

Sandy, no one likes tax bills!  It's important to know up front rather than be surprised in the end!

Jan 22, 2011 10:04 AM #4
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


Great post; this is the type of information that buyers need to compare apples-to-apples.  As you stated; No need to have unnecessary surprises in the end.



Jan 22, 2011 11:12 AM #5
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!
  • Good awareness post Silvia. People should know all the costs involved before purchasing. At least this money paid sounds like it is spent wisely!
Jan 23, 2011 01:15 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Steve, people tend to look at the list price of a home but fees like this over time will add up and add to the real cost!

Al and Peggy, the CDD fees go exclusively to the upkeep of community features and the initial investment, that's why they are shown separately from the property taxes.

Jan 23, 2011 04:24 AM #7
I would like to know when CDD fees end, or do you have to pay them forever.
Jul 25, 2011 05:55 AM #8
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi John, thank you for your inquiry.  The duration of CDD fees would depend on the particular community.  They are long term obligatios and for Sterling Hill, the CDD fee was initially set up for a 30 year time period.  For more information, please visit http://www.sterlinghillcdd.org/budget.cfm.  Thanks.

Jul 25, 2011 06:05 AM #9
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