My New Port Richey Buyer Asked - What's a PUD?

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My New Port Richey Buyer Asked - What's a PUD?

A Planned Unit Development (PUD) must be approved through a special process designed to allow flexibility in zoning to encourage diverse land use and development.

In residential use PUDs incorporate a mixture of different types of units: single-family residential
two-family units and multiple-family condos or townhomes to form a mixed neighborhood plan which may also include schools, shopping areas, and churches: and sometimes commercial or light industry. PUDs can also be used commercially to allow for different types of commercial/industrial usage.

Residential HomePUDs do not have any restrictions on size and can be one small neighborhood to huge neighborhoods that may be larger than some towns--in fact may become town-like. For instance, Trinity in our New Port Richey FL area.

In a nutshell: By using the PUD designation, a developer may not be bound by the normal zoning regulations in place. However, the approval process for a PUD is quite lengthy and complex. They must come up with a fully developed plan that is submitted to Fairway Village-Timber Greens www.toniweidman.comthe proper zoning authorities and then goes to various departments to be torn apart or approved (often with modifications). It can often take years before a plan is fully approved.

Examples of PUDs in the New Port Richey-FL area:

Timber Greens, River Ridge, Trinity, Heritage Lake.

Photos are top is singlefamily residential, second is a duplex style - 2 family. Third: townhomes. All can be in one subdivision.

PUDs usually have deed restrictions and Homeowners Association Fees; some may have a gated residential area, clubhouses and pools, golf courses, and parks or playgrounds incorporated into the overall plan. A PUD is usually a very attractive area to live in and most of the time can be relied on to stay attractive.

If you have any questions about the buying or selling of real estate, call or email:

Toni and Craig Weidman

Re/Max Sunset Realty

727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Thanks for the PUD explanation, and I had no idea what that acronym stood for.  If I had heard someone say the word, I might have thought they said PUG, or mayber SPUD, LOL A

Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM #1
Andrew Capelli
Hoover Elementary - Hazel Park, MI

Toni: Very informative post- Thanks for sharing!  As an aside, PUDs may require ALTA 5 or 5.1 title insurance endorsements to any title policies in order to ensure proper coverage.

Jun 04, 2012 05:59 AM #2
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Alexandra - It is easy to mishear a word like that.

Andrew - thank you for the additional info.

Jun 04, 2012 06:00 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Toni,  Thanks for passing on this important information about what PUD is.  We need to educate people.

Jun 04, 2012 06:30 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Toni- we had MUD's in Texas but not exactly like a PUD.  Good explanation!!

Jun 04, 2012 06:54 AM #5
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good explanation Toni... Albuquerque has many large PUD communities.  They are in high demand here.

Jun 04, 2012 06:57 AM #6
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Toni ...this is a question many do not know the answer too ...great explanation!  Have a great night in FL!

Jun 04, 2012 11:15 AM #7
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Toni, this is a good explanation...i have gotten weird answers from realtors when i have asked them to explain a PUD!

Jun 05, 2012 09:13 AM #8
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Will - we sure do.

Kathy - sounds like Texas :)

John - they are here too since they seem to retain more value over the years.

Rob - thanks- a lot of folks don't know what a PUD is.

Ginny - thank you. I have too so I decided several years ago to research it. There's a lot of factors that go into the process but I covered it for a layman.

Jun 05, 2012 09:41 AM #9
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Great explanation of Planned Unit Developments Toni. Not only is this an unfamiliar term for consumers, but many Realtors have no idea what they are!

Jun 05, 2012 11:36 AM #10
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Toni

Toni my friend, this sure is an outstanding blog post you have wrote to explain about what a PUD is. Folks sure will find this here blog post mighty helpful!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jun 05, 2012 12:18 PM #11
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Larry & Sheila - I have noticed that too.

Dale - thanks. I hope it does help clear things up.

Jun 05, 2012 09:49 PM #12
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