While Congress and the President wrestle with the sticky issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, there is another form of Migration that is underway in Southwest Florida that has gone largely unnoticed.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s many northerners bought into bundled golf communities like Pelican Sound, Highland Woods, Worthington, and Copperleaf and Spring Run at the Brooks. “Bundled” means that golf membership is a requirement of home ownership, whether or not the owners play golf. The trade-off is that golf dues are less than dues at private country clubs with limited memberships. Typically, the club dues are $5,000 to $6,000 per year at bundled clubs, compared to $9,000 to $12,000 at the traditional clubs where membership is optional.
Many of the homeowners who bought into the bundled golf arrangement 10-20 years ago no longer play golf—but they are still stuck with the dues. Most of these folks love living in Southwest Florida and enjoy the expansive views of the golf courses bordering their homes. The migration that is underway is moving from bundled communities to communities where golf is optional. Communities like Pelican Landing, Shadowwood at the Brooks, Spanish Wells, and Imperial Golf Estates.
Unlike the immigration issues that face our nation, this migration is a win/win situation. The homes in the bundled communities get sold to a new wave of golf enthusiasts, and the sellers are able to buy into communities with amenities that match their needs.
If you are a part of this migration, the Boeglin Team is here to assist you in the move. We have experience in many of the communities of Southwest Florida.
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