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HOA Fees

Written by Super User. Posted in Uncategorised

Home Owners Association (HOA) fees

If you are the typical homeowner, in addition your mortgage and home owner’s insurance, you write several checks every month for things like: water, electricity, gas, garbage pickup, cable, possibly a health club membership and a security service.  Some of these checks are a monthly standard and others such as the utilities can vary dramatically depending on the season. 

If you are that typical homeowner but have now begun investigating condominium living you have probably been shocked by the HOA fee you’ve been quoted.  I have as well, twice, but especially the first time I invested in a condominium home.  The first time it was a new property and the HOA fee was incredibly low, the shock came when the condominium was substantially sold to individual homeowners and a true association was formed.  We rapidly discovered that the fee was artificially low (does bait and switch ring a bell?), and had to be raised by a substantial amount to cover the real costs.

The second time I was shocked was when I bought a home here at Tarkington Tower, some 17 years ago.  The shock then was that while high, I knew it to be an honest reflection of the costs of home ownership.

The fee here at Tarkington Tower is no doubt larger than I would like but when I consider what it covers, I have no complaints.  Take a look at the breakdown by Tarkington Tower home type below; if it isn’t visible please scroll down

Remember that this monthly fee, via a single “check”, covers everything (staff, utilities, cable, exercise facility, security, door person, external property maintenance and: grounds, roof, building systems, and pool plus snow removal.

That single “check” also contributes to the reserve fund that supports our long range plan designed to keep the building healthy.

If you have any questions, just use the contact form to get in touch with our property manager, but for now scroll down for an understanding of the fee components.

Click on the little picture to view the fee breakdown. 

mstcontact

Written by Super User. Posted in Uncategorised

Thank you for visiting out site, we are proud of our home and are pleased that you have chosen to visit us even though it is a "virtual" visit. If you have a question for the individual responsible for maintaining our site please let us know via the form below.

 

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Thank you for visiting out site, we are proud of our home and are pleased that you have chosen to visit us even though it is a "virtual" visit.  If you have a question for the property manager about community policies, available units or anything else that you think can be addressed by our professional management staff just let us know via the form below.

 

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Floor Plans

Written by Super User. Posted in Uncategorised

Tarkington Tower houses 92 individual condomium homes. Originally there were more but over time some were combined to create larger homes. In some instances other modifications were made by individual owners. For example my wife and I changed our 3 bedroom into a 2 bedroom so that we could enlarge our master bedroom, making a master suite, and at the same time create a large walk in closet. The ability to combine or reconfigure individual units is relatively easy because of the design of the building, there are no interior walls that could be described as "load bearing".

If you are interested in the floor plans that exist in the building, the link (click on "designed") is a link to a ".pdf" file that contains rough schematics of homes as originally designed.