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​Golf Course Homes Produce Higher Real Estate Values

Golf course communities receive increased home valuations from more appraisers overall. There are three types of golf neighborhoods; public, private, and semi-private. Through the examination of various golf course subdivisions that exist location dependent variables do appear to affect home prices

PRESCOTT, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / December 5, 2016 / Homes located in golf course communities appear to receive increased value estimations from appraisers. While there is evidence that illustrates those properties in golf course neighborhoods actually increase in value due to their location, an unrequited amount of appraisers view golf course homes in different ways in regards to the impact of price on homes in these neighborhoods. This article explains a model that appraisers generally use to acquire value modifications for houses located within a public, private, and semi-private golf course subdivisions.

In the United States, there is a love affair with golf and this has been demonstrated with viewing the influence over home-buying choices. For example, back in 1991 almost, 80% of all new homes in planned subdivisions were golf course homes. In retrospect, the act of buying a house this amenity has increased year over year. A recent study found that houses located in golf course neighborhoods sold for greater value in comparison to homes that were seen as equal (year built and size of home) located in non-golf course neighborhoods (Grudnitski, 2003).

Although homes located in golf inclusive neighborhoods tend to sell at a higher price, research hasn't conclusively stated that an appraiser must consider this feature when making a modification to his or her valuation of a property. To really understand the complexity of this broad statement, it's essential to understand there are generally three types of golf course subdivisions in today's communities. This can further define the model a real estate appraiser can utilize to produce value adjustments for a house depending upon the type of community it is and where it's located. Finally, an estimate of the relative size of this change is stemmed from an example of residential or commercial properties situated near golf course neighborhoods in that city.

Public Golf Courses with Daily Fee's: An everyday fee or public fairway is open to any person that pays his or her green fee or an annual pass for each and every round of play. The only rules surrounding the majority of public and daily fee golf facilities usually concerns course play and golf cart usage. For example, a nice community in the small town of Dewey-Humboldt has the Prescott Golf and Country Club. The golf course is open to the public who pay a daily fee, while the Prescott County Club subdivision enjoys certain amenities (like restaurants, club house, proximity to golf, and increased value from golf course views). In comparison, the private course facilities, day-to-day fee golf programs generally have smaller clubhouses, small gym facilities, and are less catered food and beverage services.

Private Golf Courses: Making use of a private golf course is restricted to participants and their visitors. To acquire membership in a private club, possible participants complete an application, pay a membership fee or down payment, and also pass a screening process (This may include owning a home in that community). As soon as a person is accepted, participants should follow the operational rules and also regulations of the club and pay routine membership charges and assessments. Another example, from the same small town located in Prescott AZ, is found at the 'Prescott Lakes' golf course and subdivision. This course only allows members and members who have guests to play on the course. To be a member a person would have to pay a fee and/or own a home in the community. Private golf links centers typically have large clubhouses, substantial food, and beverage services, as well as family recreational center such as a library, game room, gym, tennis court, with indoor and outdoor pool accommodations for members' use only.

Semi-private or Hybrid Golf Courses: A semi-private or hybrid golf course is a typical response to the rising popularity of golf among the middle class and also the constantly spiraling cost of operating a golf course facility. A semi-private golf course usually restricts greens fee play to those who can afford it. This limits participants who enjoy and delight in the center's services. Commonly these features are comparable to or simply listed slightly below the level of a private golf course community.

In conclusion, when reviewing the entire collection of amenities and factors surrounding the evaluation of market price of a house certain consistencies remain. The overall assessment and data reveal the probability that golf courses influence the selling price of a house. Other factors, like proximity to shopping and restaurants, are seen as less relevant within pricing. However, it would appear location-dependent factors are very important in evaluating real estate. For example, the residential sales transactions from this small Arizona community, illustrate the effect of market price on homes located in the 3 various types of golf courses had increased in value more. These results have demonstrated a positive factor was statistically significant. Homes located in golf course communities did fare better in comparisons with similar properties that weren't located near golf courses.

Author: Donny Karcie, MBA / RE/MAX Mountain Properties

Appraisal Journal Publisher: The Appraisal Institute Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Business; Real estate industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2003 The Appraisal Institute ISSN: 0003-7087

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Name: Donny Karcie, MBA
Organization: RE/MAX Mountain Properties
Address: 731 W Gurley Street, Prescott, 86305 United States
Phone: +19288994772

SOURCE: RE/MAX Mountain Properties