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(WWSB ABC 7)   Real estate tip: Just because your house overlooks a golf course doesn't mean it will always be a golf course   (mysuncoast.com) divider line 64
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2013-05-22 12:55:06 AM
My backyard is a golf course, so I got a kick, etc. Actually had a golf ball hit our house just yesterday. The guy was terrified he had broken something. It seems to be happening more often as we get younger players on the course. Part of me wants to put a broken piece of yard art out there and freak out next time a ball lands on our patio. "OH MY GOD, THAT STATUE BELONGED TO MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER!!!" Shakedown time!
 
2013-05-22 02:57:54 AM
FOREclosure!
 
2013-05-22 04:00:03 AM
Typical Sarasotans. Clearing forest to build Chinese drywall boxes was fine when they wanted to move down from Lawn Guy-lend, but fark anyone else that wants to.
 
2013-05-22 04:43:59 AM
Golf courses make nice cemeteries
 
2013-05-22 04:48:33 AM
I hope some family with loud kids moves in behind the nimbys.

SRQ could use an old folks destroying plague.
 
2013-05-22 04:50:29 AM
Wind farm....
 
2013-05-22 04:50:40 AM
Rich old honkey problems.
 
2013-05-22 04:50:49 AM
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2013-05-22 04:51:57 AM
I can at least understand where the homeowner is coming from, their property values will likely go down and their noise will likely go up. Nothing they can do about it, but I understand.

Lot different than the stupid shiats who move next to an airport because the property is cheap (being that it's by an airport) and then biatch to get airport operations curtailed or hold up needed developments.
 
2013-05-22 05:34:09 AM
...but the value of my Upper Deck 1991 Factory Set is gonna skyrocket pretty soon, right?
 
2013-05-22 05:40:10 AM
The Schadenfreud is giving me a stiffy.
 
2013-05-22 05:49:06 AM
Or a house.
 
2013-05-22 05:51:12 AM

Lunchlady: I can at least understand where the homeowner is coming from, their property values will likely go down and their noise will likely go up. Nothing they can do about it, but I understand.


Yep. Being on a golf course is a major selling point for people, it adds value to the house, and oftentimes, it's why people buy the house. It's like selling a house with a pool and the removing the pool so that your neighbors can park their RV. The people who think these are crybabies or NIMBY types are too stupid to have children. I have  friend who has a house on the golf course, and it's rather nice. You get to see quail, jackrabbits, roadrunners(They live in Phx), cottontails, coyotes and occasionally javelinas all while sitting on the patio. Otherwise, you would just be seeing your neighbors' backyards.

Lot different than the stupid shiats who move next to an airport because the property is cheap (being that it's by an airport) and then biatch to get airport operations curtailed or hold up needed developments.

Couldn't agree more... Although, I'd like the airport that I live in the flight path for to be nuked... I'm right in the center of the flight path, just far enough away that all of the planes are starting final approach, dropping to about 27 feet in altitude, and then cranking up the engines. If I have my window open, I can't hear a goddam thing on the TV. Worst part is that 7:30 to 9:00 or so is when I'm try to watch TV, but it also seems to be rush hour. A plane every 15 minut or so makes you seriously consider buying a Stinger Missile or 7...  ;-)
 
2013-05-22 05:53:29 AM

fusillade762: My backyard is a golf course, so I got a kick, etc. Actually had a golf ball hit our house just yesterday. The guy was terrified he had broken something. It seems to be happening more often as we get younger players on the course. Part of me wants to put a broken piece of yard art out there and freak out next time a ball lands on our patio. "OH MY GOD, THAT STATUE BELONGED TO MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER!!!" Shakedown time!


We were on vacation once at some place that had a golf course as one of the amenities.  You could immediately tell which families were lodged in condos closest to the course because they flinched at just about every noise.  My husband and I knew from that point on, golf course living was not in our plans.
 
2013-05-22 06:17:37 AM

Kalashinator: Rich old honkey problems.


Ding Ding, we have a winnah!
 
2013-05-22 06:19:26 AM
Well, after they build new houses on the old golf course, they can then bulldoze the old houses and build a new golf course.
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PROBLEM SOLVED!!
 
2013-05-22 06:19:35 AM
Back at the Sarasota Golf Club, neighbors are aware of what's happened to other golf courses that were closed to make way for houses several years ago; and they hope the same thing doesn't happen there.Hope in one hand and shiat in the other and see which one fills up first.
 
2013-05-22 06:43:36 AM
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2013-05-22 07:07:18 AM
doesn't being next to a golf course drive down the price of real estate? i can see wanting to be next to an abandoned golf course... but who wants to have golf balls landing in their yard, hitting their house, car, etc.?
 
2013-05-22 07:07:34 AM

Mikey1969: Lunchlady: I can at least understand where the homeowner is coming from, their property values will likely go down and their noise will likely go up. Nothing they can do about it, but I understand.

Yep. Being on a golf course is a major selling point for people, it adds value to the house, and oftentimes, it's why people buy the house. It's like selling a house with a pool and the removing the pool so that your neighbors can park their RV. The people who think these are crybabies or NIMBY types are too stupid to have children. I have  friend who has a house on the golf course, and it's rather nice. You get to see quail, jackrabbits, roadrunners(They live in Phx), cottontails, coyotes and occasionally javelinas all while sitting on the patio. Otherwise, you would just be seeing your neighbors' backyards.


I missed the part where the homeowners had equal share in the golf course. It's more like buying a house after spying the neighbours pool, then complaining when they remove it to park their RV.
 
2013-05-22 07:17:45 AM
Mikey1969

No offense intended, but they do suggest walking through the neighborhood and chatting with residents (as well as if possible driving through during a rainstorm) before purchase.

However, in twenty years here I've had exactly one person do this. To their credit flight paths were one of the questions I was asked.
 
2013-05-22 07:31:16 AM
Golf courses (and cemeteries) are nothing more than wastes of land.
 
2013-05-22 07:32:00 AM
I grew up in a house across the street from a golf course.  My parents still live there.  Back before the Housing Bubble(tm) popped in '08, the course was slowly starting to sell off small plots for housing.

I've told them multiple times that if the course ever gets sold, to move the fark out of there ASAP.  They think that at worst, there will be a few million dollar plus homes built on the property.

"Because that's the zoning in the area"

Yeah, ok.

First off, in the area, a million dollar home is basically a townhouse with a small strip of grass on every side, and second, it's not like zoning laws ever change.  I mean, a few dozen homes paying $30,000 a year in taxes, or a hundred townhouses paying $15,000 a year in taxes....
 
2013-05-22 07:45:25 AM

mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries


you're so original. what's your stance on tennis courts and mosques?
 
2013-05-22 07:48:13 AM
GOONIES!
 
2013-05-22 07:50:44 AM
Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate!
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2013-05-22 07:54:18 AM

mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries


Cemeteries, however, make awful golf courses.
 
2013-05-22 08:07:07 AM

Evil Twin Skippy: mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries

Cemeteries, however, make awful golf courses.


Unless it's mini-golf, then cemeteries would be fine with all the built in obstacles.
 
2013-05-22 08:07:25 AM
I can understand the outrage here- golf courses are a major draw for many people, this isn't like an airport. Golf courses don't normally get turned into housing developments, especially long established ones. They shouldn't have had reason to expect this, especially considering that it's a public course, and they were probably expecting the city government not to sell off a park. Let's say you bought a home next to a playground thinking your future kids would really love it. Then let's say the city decided to sell it off to somebody who wanted to turn it into an office building.

Would you be pissed? I would be. But you know, Florida. Public assets have to die in order to create more crappily built, gilded McMansions for boring, wanna be rich old people to die in.
 
2013-05-22 08:09:33 AM

dyhchong: Mikey1969: Lunchlady: I can at least understand where the homeowner is coming from, their property values will likely go down and their noise will likely go up. Nothing they can do about it, but I understand.

Yep. Being on a golf course is a major selling point for people, it adds value to the house, and oftentimes, it's why people buy the house. It's like selling a house with a pool and the removing the pool so that your neighbors can park their RV. The people who think these are crybabies or NIMBY types are too stupid to have children. I have  friend who has a house on the golf course, and it's rather nice. You get to see quail, jackrabbits, roadrunners(They live in Phx), cottontails, coyotes and occasionally javelinas all while sitting on the patio. Otherwise, you would just be seeing your neighbors' backyards.

I missed the part where the homeowners had equal share in the golf course. It's more like buying a house after spying the neighbours pool, then complaining when they remove it to park their RV.


The golf course view is a quantifiable part of the selling price, it also increases the price of the home. 99.999% of the time, the lot is also owned by the same people who own the golf course.

Are you being wilfully obtuse here?
 
2013-05-22 08:27:58 AM
my hero  George Carlin on golf

REALLY NSFW  -    REALLY REALLY REALLY NSFW

http://youtu.be/Z4w7H48tBS8

am I clear enough on this point?  nsfw
 
2013-05-22 08:31:01 AM

mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries


Until they close to be developed.  Then you have to go move the bodies so they aren't found.

/It's also handy they have golf carts to get the body from your car to the burring spot.
 
2013-05-22 08:38:18 AM

Horsebolt McStabledoor: Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate!
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Came for Al Czervik from Caddyshack.
Took this long for this reference?
 
2013-05-22 08:39:51 AM

cherryl taggart: We were on vacation once at some place that had a golf course as one of the amenities. You could immediately tell which families were lodged in condos closest to the course because they flinched at just about every noise. My husband and I knew from that point on, golf course living was not in our plans.


This is me; I'd be constantly worried about getting brained with a ball.
 
2013-05-22 08:42:09 AM

KrispyKritter: mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries

you're so original. what's your stance on tennis courts and mosques?


The former should be used to build medical facilities while the latter should be used as a hot dog manufacturing plant.
 
2013-05-22 08:42:23 AM

Mikey1969: dyhchong: Mikey1969: Lunchlady: I can at least understand where the homeowner is coming from, their property values will likely go down and their noise will likely go up. Nothing they can do about it, but I understand.

Yep. Being on a golf course is a major selling point for people, it adds value to the house, and oftentimes, it's why people buy the house. It's like selling a house with a pool and the removing the pool so that your neighbors can park their RV. The people who think these are crybabies or NIMBY types are too stupid to have children. I have  friend who has a house on the golf course, and it's rather nice. You get to see quail, jackrabbits, roadrunners(They live in Phx), cottontails, coyotes and occasionally javelinas all while sitting on the patio. Otherwise, you would just be seeing your neighbors' backyards.

I missed the part where the homeowners had equal share in the golf course. It's more like buying a house after spying the neighbours pool, then complaining when they remove it to park their RV.

The golf course view is a quantifiable part of the selling price, it also increases the price of the home. 99.999% of the time, the lot is also owned by the same people who own the golf course.

Are you being wilfully obtuse here?


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Sure a golf course is a selling point, so is a good shcool.  But if the shcool goes down hill, or the golf course sells, there's not much you can do abut it except:
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Actually, that's pretty clever.  If I win a lottery I'd buy a plot of land for a housing development, reserve a large portion for a golf course, nice club house, playground.  Then when all the 2 Million dollar houses sell, drop in a bunch of 500k houses so losers can live next to the nice neighborhood.
 
2013-05-22 08:43:49 AM
Easy Solution: Buy the golf course next to your condo and keep it open or STFU.
 
2013-05-22 08:51:04 AM
On the surface (reading the fark headline) I had a lot of the same feelings.... whiny whiny old white people.

After reading the article - particularly the part about other golf courses closing for planned development that never happens - I can kind of sympathize a bit. If I had moved to the area to live on a golf course and the land gets sold to be developed, well, that's the landowner's prerog and I can go fark myself (move) if I don't like it. But if that buyer then doesn't go through with developing the land and doesn't make significant efforts to replant/reclaim the land as a natural area (and just lets it become a rundown fertilizer dump overtaken by invasive plants), yeah, I think there's a legitimate complaint there.
 
2013-05-22 08:53:44 AM

Horsebolt McStabledoor: Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate!
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"BUY Bushwood?!?!"
 
2013-05-22 08:54:01 AM
Actually the National Cemetary here may turn an 18 hole course into a 9 hole course in a  few years.  Then there are the downtown drive-in theaters that just happened to become office complexes.
 
2013-05-22 08:54:57 AM
They seem to have precisely the opposite problem in Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-22 08:55:29 AM

TheGogmagog: drop in a bunch of 500k houses so losers can live next to the nice neighborhood


If you think losers can afford $500,000 houses you don't know any losers.

/not a loser
//can't afford a $500,000 house
 
2013-05-22 09:03:11 AM
Real Estate Developers are The Nothing.
 
2013-05-22 09:07:46 AM

Fear_and_Loathing: Or a house.


Thank you.
 
2013-05-22 09:08:23 AM
Golf courses, biggest waste of space

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2013-05-22 09:09:45 AM
1) Buy human skeletons legally.
2) Bury them at random at night in your yard, garden, under the house, even.
3) When you are forced to sell. Take the money and say, it's your problem now. The place is haunted. HAUNTED, I tell you!
 
2013-05-22 09:10:31 AM

KrispyKritter: mrswood: Golf courses make nice cemeteries

you're so original. what's your stance on tennis courts and mosques?


I find the chain link fencing unsightly.
 
2013-05-22 09:12:09 AM
I was saying just the other day that there just aren't enough vacant homes in Florida.
 
2013-05-22 09:15:33 AM

TheGogmagog: Sure a golf course is a selling point, so is a good shcool. But if the shcool goes down hill, or the golf course sells, there's not much you can do abut it except


This is too easy.

And golf courses are a little more ecologically friendly than people give them credit for. Here's a fun little experiment you can do from the comfort of your computer: Go to Google Maps or similar, and pull up a decent-sized (or larger) urban area. Find the green parts. Zoom in on them until you can see what they are.

Golf courses provide urban greenspace, which in turn provides wildlife habitat. As long as the super isn't wasting a ton of water, courses are ecologically beneficial.
 
2013-05-22 09:28:29 AM

Gonz: And golf courses are a little more ecologically friendly than people give them credit for. Here's a fun little experiment you can do from the comfort of your computer: Go to Google Maps or similar, and pull up a decent-sized (or larger) urban area. Find the green parts. Zoom in on them until you can see what they are.


Generally speaking they are non-native grasses, so doused with weedkiller and fertiliser that nothing else can live on, with or near them, and using vast quantities of irrigation water.

Traditional golf links and courses, made out of natural terrain with some light landscaping are fine. Modern designed ones are an ecological nightmare.
 
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