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❓🏠 Questions to Ask Before Buying a House in a Gated Community

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Vero Beach


Living in a gated community

Are you looking for a new home in one of the gated communities in Vero Beach? Buying a home in a gated community sounds ideal. Gated communities have exceptional amenities, well-maintained homes, and offer the security and privacy you want.

But not all gated communities are the same. Some gated communities offer more amenities than others. Others offer better convenience and proximity to shops, restaurants, and healthcare.

Questions you need to ask

That's why it is important that you ask the right questions before signing any dotted line.

Here are seven important questions you should ask before buying a house in a gated community in Vero Beach.

1. Why is the owner selling the home?

Find out why the owner is selling the property. When someone sells a home, they have a good reason for doing so.

Is it because they need a bigger space? Is it for health reason? Could the reason have something to do with the house?

Of course, not all sellers are forthcoming about their reason. But it doesn’t hurt to ask.

2.  Is the home close to amenities?

One of the things you need to look for is how close the home is to amenities. While living in a gated community entails enjoying many amenities such as a community center with top-notch facilities, maybe a heated pool with spa, tennis courts, and more, it is also important that you check the distance of the home from shopping and dining options.

You’d also have to check if the house is close to transportation options.

3. Will your life be better in that house than where you are living now?

Buying a home is not an easy task. Before you commit to buying a home in a gated community, you need to know if relocating there will make your life happier and more satisfactory.

Many active adults move to Vero Beach 55+ communities that are specifically designed for their needs. If you are to move, it is best to find a community where you can explore your hobbies and improve the quality of your life.

Vero Beach FL Homes for Sale in Gated Communities - Find out the best questions to ask if you’re considering buying a home in a gated community in Vero Beach FL.


4. What improvements and updates have been done to the house?

As a buyer, you need to know the specific improvements the owner did to maintain the home. Knowing these things help you submit a better offer. It also lets you know how much the owner took care of the home.

5. What are the amenities of the community and how are they maintained?

As a future resident of the Vero Beach active adult community, you want to know all the amenities you can enjoy. Don’t just take the owner and the real estate agent’s words for it. Check out all the facilities and see if they are all in good working condition.

6. Is there a nearby health facility?

With age comes physical conditions that will require more than just rest. When you buy a house, you need to ask if there is an onsite medical facility that can take care of you just in case something happens.

If there’s no onsite health facility, ask where the closest off-site medical facility is.

7. Are there restrictions? What are they?

All communities have restrictions for the safety and peace of the general residents. Before you sign anything, you need to ask what the restrictions are.

Some communities don’t allow pets. Other communities allow children as long as there is an over 55+ adult living in the house.

Once you know the restrictions, you can better decide if you want the house or not.

Don’t just settle for what the seller and agent tell you. Satisfy your curiosity. Ask questions. That’s the only want you’ll know if you to buy a home in a Vero Beach active adult gated community.

Discover the best gated communities in Vero Beach. Call me, Karen Mathers, at 772-532-3221.


In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view ​ Questions to Ask Before Buying a House in a Gated Community on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qGpN_VePUw&list=PL9OURzECkEDS9AYv-3i557wkL_gTtaIqp&index=2&t=0s.

Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

The HOA Fees are important as well.  Restrictions are usually the first question you get but HOA can make or break a deal.

Jan 09, 2019 06:29 AM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Rose Mary Justice That is  true. Thank you for mentioning that!

Feb 03, 2019 07:55 PM