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Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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Learn How Great Golf Course Communities Can Be

When you are looking for a new place to live that is fit for retirement, then consider buying a golf course home. In order to get a better idea of what it would be like to live in a home located in a golf course community, read on.  

1. Live in a community with other people around your age

In some golf course communities, there will be age restrictions. This means you can count on the people who live in the community to be of a more mature age. Some of the good things that this type of age restriction offers is a quieter neighborhood and the chance to get to know a lot of people who are relatively close to your age. However, if you aren't of a more mature age then you will be glad to know that there are many golf course communities that don't have any age restrictions. 

2. Live in a well-maintained community

Golf course communities are much appreciated by those looking forward to loving in a community where the grounds are well-kept. The golf course will be nicely manicured. Even the privately owned homes will have well-kept yards because there will be a homeowners association that won't allow people to let their yards get out of control. They need to be mowed regularly, weeded regularly, and things that are considered to be eyesores won't be allowed, such as junk cars, dilapidated sheds, piles of trash, etc. 

3. Live a golfer's dream

If you are a golfer, then a home in a golf course community was designed with you in mind. You will be able to enjoy golf much more often when you just have to jump in your golf cart and drive it right around the corner from your home. That brings about another plus about these communities: there are safe, designated areas for people to drive their golf carts. 

4. Enjoy planned events

Golf course communities tend to have a good number of planned events throughout the year. These events can include things like chili cookoffs at the clubhouse, special potlucks, swim with your neighbors days, outside barbecues, raffles, and much more. When you live in a community that offers these kinds of activities, it will also give you a lot more chances to get to know people that you may end up having a lot in common with who will become good friends.