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How To Find Name Of Gated Community Based On Home Listing

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by SuiDhaaga, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    I'm anxious about moving, but I have no choice.

    Studying gated communities (I don't need more $h!t) and I don't want to deal with realtors (more @$$40l3s).

    How do I find name of gated community for say, this listing. I emailed the realtor and I'm unsure I'll get a reply (unless it is a flood of spam).

    718 Firenze Ave San Antonio, TX 78245 | MLS 1462181

    Please assist.
     
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    deepthivinayak1 Gold IL'ite

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    See the aerial view in the map provide. Don’t think it is gated community.

     
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    Laks09 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    For any additional unlisted information, lookup the address on the county's CAD website. Here is this one's from searching Bexar County CAD.

    It seems like it is a restricted access community(from the listing description). HOA says Portranco Ranch so my guess is that's the name of the gated community.
     
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    Angela123 Gold IL'ite

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    I do not think it is a gated community, mainly because it is one of so many houses (single family homes) in a neighborhood. Single family home neighborhoods usually consist of few homes to hundreds of homes developed in an area. The fewer the homes, more chance of being a gated community. This doesn't look like one. You can also drive around in google earth to confirm.

    If you want to work with realtor, hire a local one and explain your needs. They can give a lot of information on the property and help you find one that might match your criteria. They usually get paid from the from seller after sale, buyer usually do not pay realtor, at least here in Missouri.
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you for this link --- I feel so lost and this helps!
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you for this insight. Fewer homes = increased chance of being gated community.

    Realtors are like Gators --- I am scared of dealing with extra people. Looking for sale by owner.
     
  7. Angela123

    Angela123 Gold IL'ite

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    Not true, at least in my case. It gets tricky when you deal with the owner, I never felt safe. It is best to keep realtors involved if you know the amount of paper work involved in buying a home. If the home owner is not experienced it is very stressful. I do not know if you have worked with a realtor before with a bad experience. If you are not satisfied, you are not obliged to use the same person. You can change him/her right away, as long as you do not sign anything (I know only about where I live, you don't sign anything until you find the house to buy). If you use redfin.com to find the house, it has realtor and they are less aggressive, but local at the same time. But less aggressive means less results. I worked with 3 realtors, including one from redfin, and all of them where polite and not pushy. They sent me a listings weekly and if I liked any, they got more information before I visited.

    On another note, condos, duplexes are more likely to have a gated community. Not very many single homes (ok, may be million dollar homes) have gated access.
     
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    redfin.com? I think I came across this ---- so many websites out there!

    My family always had bad experiences with middle-men, but this time I'm on my own (with only blessings and whatever guidance).

    I'd rather live in a condo if living alone. If I'm with family, then a nice house with sprawling backyard/garden.
     
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    hiya
    As you have not mentioned where you would want to move to I think the best way is to google it. try this link and see if it helps:
    San Antonio TX Gated Community Properties - San Antonio Homes for Sale
    we looked up gated community in Palm Springs and they were amazing. It also depends on the budget you have. Hope this helps
     

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