Deed Restricted or Not Deed Restricted Neighborhood?

Real Estate Agent with Serving Brevard Realty

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.


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Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I live in a deed restricted community . This is the second one thatI have lived in. There are some big differences in the levels of restrictions too. Good informational post

Mar 14, 2011 01:44 AM #1
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
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A lot of folks want new construction in neighborhoods with no deed restrictions but that is becoming more difficult to find.

Mar 14, 2011 01:48 AM #2
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

As the above poster points out there can be major differences in deed restrictions from one community to another and it behooves buyers to carefully read them so problems don't creep up.

In our area many communities were set up with restrictions for the reasons you stated so well and also because of zoning or I should say lack of zoning rules prohibiting certain structures, etc.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Mar 14, 2011 01:54 AM #3
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