Posted on 07/16/2007

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Convenience is the word!

Convenience is the word!
Real esatate lingo:
"Walking distance to shops and restaurants."

This subdivision was build in 2001. I knew the area, and as mentioned in the listings it is indeed "close to beaches" and "adjacent to a nature preserve". There was supposed to be a "wonderful sunset view from the lanai" and this picture from the MLS looked very promising. But there was something in it that wasn`t quite right ...

Again we looked at the 2002 arial viewer from the property appraiser`s website. There were no other houses around, just nature as far as one could see. But why would a gated community with a mile long drive around a beautiful lake in the middle of nowhere be advertised as "in walking distance to shops and restaurants"?

We dedided to check this out before we even asked to see one of the condos. Strangely most of them were in a single one of the 7 buildings and they were offered for about half the price of the other condos in this development. Soon we would know the reason ...

(to be continued)