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5 Midland Gardens, Bronxville, NY 10708  

Residential
$259,000
Price
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Beautiful Bronxville Village One Bedroom in Desirable Midland Gardens ~ Perfect Full Time Residence or Pied a Terre in Mint Move-In Condition ~ Sunlit Second Floor Apartment with Views of the Gardens and River ~ Quiet & Private ~ Large Entrance Foyer ~ Parquet Hardwood Floors ~ Spacious Living Room ~ Terrific Smaller Kitchen has Tile Floor - New Stainless Steel Range & Refrigerator - Wall to Ceiling Cabinets and Large Window ~ Great Closet Space and Private Storage Space Included ~ Plus Gas & Electric are Included in the Low Monthly Maintenance ~ Updated Full Bathroom with Custom Glass Shower Curtain ~ King Size Bedroom with Corner Windows and Lovely Tree Top Views ~ SE Exposures ~ Unassigned Parking Available & Wait List for Garage ~ Excellent Financials ~ Terrific Management and On-Site Staff ~ Walk to Everything! Train to Manhattan - Shops - Restaurants - Movies - Farmer's Market & More ~ Eastchester Residences are Eligible to Join Lake Isle Town Club for Golf - Swimming & Tennis



This listing was recently rented for $2,695.

1 Garrett Place, Bronxville, NY 10708  

Rental
$2,695
Price
$2,695
Rental Price
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
BONUS FREE MONTH! for Lease Starting in March or April Plus NO Commission FEE! Lovely Renovated ~ 1st Floor/Lobby Level ~ Two Bedroom Apartment ~ Overlooking the Park ~ Elegant Pre-War Building in Yonkers with the Bronxville P.O. ~ No Board Approval ~ Immediate Occupancy ~ Large Entrance Foyer ~ Spacious Living Room ~ Oak Pegged Hardwood Floors ~ Totally Renovated Open Kitchen with Dining Bar ~ New Cabinets ~ Quartz Counter Tops ~ Ceramic Tile Floor ~ Stainless Steel Appliances ~ Two Nice Size Bedrooms ~ Remodeled Bathroom with Porcelain Soaking Tub ~ Good Closet Space ~ Hi-Ceilings & Stucco Walls ~ Delightful Year Round Outdoor Patio ~ Laundry on Premises ~ Heat & Hot Water Included ~ Free Street Parking ~ Indoor Garage May Be Available for $250 a Month or Short Wait List ~ Next to the Bronx River Preserve & Bike Trail ~ Walk to Bronxville Train ~ Shops ~ Movies and Restaurants ~ Landlord Requires Very Good Credit & Proof of Income ~ No Dogs Allowed ~ Minimum 13 Month Lease


While they have become ubiquitous with the emergence of suburban neighborhoods and townhouses, homeowners associations (HOA, for short) are a relatively new phenomenon.

In modern America, there are many ways to live: apartments, condominiums, houses, townhouses, and now even “tiny houses” are gaining traction. But it wasn’t until the late 1900s that property owners began to experiment with alternative ways of living that revolved around share, “common spaces.”

What constitutes a common area?

Whether you live in an apartment, a house, or in your RV you likely experience common areas every day that are owned by the government. Roads, bridges, and parks are all common areas in that they are used by multiple people and their upkeep is paid for with taxes.

If you take that analogy and apply it to the greenways and lobbies of a condominium, or the streets and sidewalks of a gated community, there are few differences.

What is a homeowners association?

When a developer plans a new community they will often create a homeowners association that will be managed by the people who move into the houses or condominiums. Once a certain number of people have moved into the development and joined the HOA the developer will typically hand over ownership to the HOA and relinquish their legal rights and responsibilities of the land. From there, the HOA typically has complete control over management. Though it should be noted that states have their own HOA related laws with varying levels of oversight.

What does an HOA do?

The most common thing we associate with HOAs is fees and rules. People who move into a community governed by a homeowners association are typically required to join the HOA and are therefore obligated to pay fees and adhere to the guidelines set down by the HOA board.

The fees you pay will go towards maintenance and development of the common areas of your community. That usually amounts to landscaping, maintaining pools and fitness complexes. Fees can range from anywhere between $200 and $450 per month depending on where you live.

HOAs also enforce regulations that homeowners must follow. These vary depending on the community but often include building restrictions for things like fences and additions, as well as other ways that homeowners can customize their homes such as paint and vinyl color. Some homeowners associations go so far as to regulate whether or not a homeowner may fly the flag on their favorite sports team over their door.

Advantages and disadvantages

So what are the advantages and disadvantages you can expect when you belong to a homeowners association? Let’s start with the clear disadvantages. If you are a tinkerer or someone who relishes the freedom to do what they want with their property, living in an HOA-run community might not be right for you. If your salary isn’t quite what you’d like it to be, the cost of living in an HOA neighborhood, along with the monthly fees, might be a bit more than you’re comfortable with.

What about the advantages? First, you can expect that the neighborhood will be well-maintained. This brings about another advantage in that you can expect your property value to grow or at least remain stable thanks to the quality of the neighborhood being carefully managed.



This listing recently sold for $335,000.

1376 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10708  

Residential
$335,000
Price
$335,000
Sale Price
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Beautifully renovated one bedroom Condo with balcony in sought after 24-7 gated community. Features wood floors, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tiled backsplash, granite windowsills, custom built shelving in walk-in-closet, solid wood doors, Stunning bathroom, washer/dryer in Unit. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, gym, sauna, Central AC, 2 outdoor unassigned parking spaces, Close to metro north RR, mall shopping, major highways, movies and restaurants. Special Assessment of $317.64 for Garage repair/capital improvement ends 10/2018.



This listing was recently rented for $2,795.

1 Garrett Place, Yonkers, NY 10708  

Rental
$2,795
Price
$2,795
Rental Price
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW YEAR'S BONUS! Free Month's Rent for February or March Occupancy! TOTALLY RENOVATED Spacious Two Bedroom with Fireplace ~ Desirable Lobby Level ~ Elegant Pre-War Building ~ Living Room with Gorgeous Oak Pegged Hardwood Floors & Wood Burning Fireplace ~ Totally Renovated Eat-In Kitchen ~ All New Cabinets ~ Granite Countertops ~ Ceramic Tile Floor & Stainless Steel Appliances ~ Two King Size Bedrooms ~ One with En Suite 1/2 Bath ~ Renovated Full Bathroom with Soaking Tub ~ Incredible Closet Space ~ Curved Hi-Ceilings & Stucco Walls ~ Delightful Outdoor Patio with Tables & Chairs ~ Laundry on Premises ~ Heat & Hot Water Included ~ No Board Approval ~ Immediate Occupancy ~ Free Street Parking w/Permit ~ Indoor Garage Available for $250 a Month ~ Next to the Bronx River Preserve & Bike Trail ~ Walk to Train ~ Shops ~ Movies & Great Restaurants ~ Landlord Requires Great Credit & Proof of Income ~ No Dogs Allowed ~ Cats Extra $ ~ Minimum 13 Month Lease




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