WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN SALEMTOWNE?
All homes are individually owned which include freestanding homes and two small groups of condominium units.
The Salemtowne Civic Association does not handle property sales or rentals. If you are interested in buying property in Salemtowne, a local real estate agent will be happy to answer your questions and will have current information on available properties for sale. There are several Salemtowne residents who are real estate brokers. Because all properties are individually owned, there is also no central management of properties for rent. Persons interested in rental properties need to contact the individual owner or their personal representative.
The majority of Salemtowne homes are one level with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two-car garages. The majority of homes are one of about a half dozen original floor plans – although many have been modified over the years. A small number of the newer homes have custom floor plans. A limited number of homes located on the bluff are two-level with walk-out basements.
In addition to single residence lots, there are two small groups of condominiums. The condos are each governed by their own bylaws and rules as well as the bylaws and rules and regulations of the Salemtowne Civic Association and State Statutes. Each of the condo associations also have annual assessments and Reserve Fund for the maintenance of the condo units. This is separate and in addition to the annual assessment for Salemtowne Civic Association.
The Garden Court Condominiums are a small association of 12 condo units located on Oakcrest Drive NW. The majority of these units are one-story with one or two bedrooms. Most of the units have a view to the south, which includes the golf course and the fields beyond.
The Townhome Condominiums are a small association of 10 condo units located on Winslow Way NW. These units are either one-story, one bedroom or two-story, two+ bedrooms. All of the units have gorgeous views to the east, which includes the golf course and fields beyond.
Salemtowne has no rental restrictions and simple rules regarding owners renting their property. The rules provide that owners are responsible for their renter abiding by the Association rules. Upon renting, the owner transfers their easement of enjoyment of the common property and facilities to their renter. Owners considering renting should review the Rules and Regulations to understand the process.
Because all properties are individually owned, there is also no central management of properties for rent. Persons interested in rental properties need to contact the individual owner or their personal representative.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
Buying a home in Salemtowne includes membership in the Salemtowne Civic Association (SCA). SCA is a not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the value, desirability, and attractiveness of the real property in Salemtowne. As an owner, each household has an easement-of-use for all the common facilities and property.
Salemtowne is governed by a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, the Bylaws, and Rules & Regulations, which have been adopted to retain the qualities that initially attract residents to Salemtowne. The community is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by association members, who are supported by Board-appointed Committees. In addition, there are full/part-time employees that include the Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Superintendent of Grounds and the Grounds Crew. Responsibility for maintenance of the residences rests with the owner of each home.
To maintain the character of Salemtowne as a residential community for persons 55 years of age or older, under provisions of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 as amended, all homes in Salemtowne require occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older. In addition, no one under 18 years of age may be a resident of Salemtowne. However, children are welcome as guests for periods not exceeding 45 days in any twelve consecutive months.
If you’d like more information, please contact the Salemtowne Civic Association Office.