We are writing to oppose the scheduled addition to Berkley Hills subdivision on William Few Parkway. We're asking that someone, anyone, use some common sense and stop the building of more homes in a subdivision that needs to have the first phase finished first.
Besides, does this market really need more new homes when existing houses aren't selling? There are several reasons for this complaint, which include:
- There are undeveloped lots in the original portion of the subdivision. These are unkempt eyesores that do not lend to any appeal in the existing subdivision. Two of these vacant lots are at the entrance to the subdivision.
- The unsold home at 1203 Berkley Hills Pass is vacant and unkempt. The yard is a jungle of weeds, which further creates an uninviting atmosphere in the neighborhood. ...
- The homes in the original portion of the subdivision sold from $100,000 more and up compared to the estimated cost of the homes in the new section. This drastic change in home value/price will dramatically devalue the properties in the original portion of the subdivision. In the current real estate market, it is already difficult to sell a home above $250,000, even without having cheaper competition in the same neighborhood.
- We are already experiencing issues with traffic from the existing homes. Putting in more homes on smaller lots and crowding in more occupants will only create a worse situation.
- There are no places to walk except in the street, which creates an unsafe situation. ...
- The existing homeowners were never notified of this change, nor given any opportunity to provide input.
- The homeowners association has raised our association fees, yet we get nothing for our fees nor are we given any accounting for where the money is being spent. ...
We could go on about all of the complaints we have with this subdivision. Our greatest regret is purchasing here after experiencing such gross mismanagement, outright lies about what we were purchasing and false promises.
... There's no reason why we can't use some common sense in an economy gone crazy. Who's going to bail out the builders when these new houses don't sell? Not us!
Randy and Gere Hirsch
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