Coosawattee River Resort Ripping Off Owners

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JToler

Columbus, GA

#1 Apr 3, 2007
I am a new owner of property in the CRR and rec'd my annual dues yesterday. At the closing of my property I was told the fees were a certain amount and they would be due on May 1st. I rec'd notice from CRR yesterday in the mail that the fees were increased...you betcha!!! by $95.00!!! CRR is not allowing any kind of improvement construction to be done to property but they sure do have their hands in my wallet!!! What a rip off!!! The notice said they had a "banner year" and that they are way over what was required, but yet they need $3,535,000.00 (and yes that is $3 million) for improvements....are these improvements in 24k gold?!! CRR will see me at the next board meeting for sure!!!

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Don

Palm Harbor, FL

#2 Apr 26, 2007
Hi, Just found CRR in a realestate add and am doing some research. Can you tell me about fee structure, such as a owned camp trailor site. I will most likly passing through that area in late June.
Don palm harbor Fl
JToler

Columbus, GA

#3 May 1, 2007
Don wrote:
Hi, Just found CRR in a realestate add and am doing some research. Can you tell me about fee structure, such as a owned camp trailor site. I will most likly passing through that area in late June.
Don palm harbor Fl
Hi Don, CRR has a website that will give you information. It is www.coosawattee.net . I know they have some really pretty lots that you can own. But be prepared to pay the price for ownership by paying the annual dues and whatever else they decide (the BOD which is suppose to be comprised of delegates for each section)to charge ya.
Doug Moore

Ellijay, GA

#4 May 11, 2007
JToler,

I know the fee seems steep but compare that to the benefits of three pools, access to the river, paved roads and gated access... you should compare to other areas especially in the mountains.

Doug
Rick Tucker

Chattanooga, TN

#6 May 14, 2007
JToler wrote:
I am a new owner of property in the CRR and rec'd my annual dues yesterday. At the closing of my property I was told the fees were a certain amount and they would be due on May 1st. I rec'd notice from CRR yesterday in the mail that the fees were increased...you betcha!!! by $95.00!!! CRR is not allowing any kind of improvement construction to be done to property but they sure do have their hands in my wallet!!! What a rip off!!! The notice said they had a "banner year" and that they are way over what was required, but yet they need $3,535,000.00 (and yes that is $3 million) for improvements....are these improvements in 24k gold?!! CRR will see me at the next board meeting for sure!!!
Wish I had known you before you bought. You could have bought mine CHEAP! See my post below from Rick Tucker.
bob trammell

United States

#7 May 16, 2007
JToler wrote:
I am a new owner of property in the CRR and rec'd my annual dues yesterday. At the closing of my property I was told the fees were a certain amount and they would be due on May 1st. I rec'd notice from CRR yesterday in the mail that the fees were increased...you betcha!!! by $95.00!!! CRR is not allowing any kind of improvement construction to be done to property but they sure do have their hands in my wallet!!! What a rip off!!! The notice said they had a "banner year" and that they are way over what was required, but yet they need $3,535,000.00 (and yes that is $3 million) for improvements....are these improvements in 24k gold?!! CRR will see me at the next board meeting for sure!!!
I am looking at property there. What was your association fee? Would you recommend buying?
JToler

Columbus, GA

#8 May 16, 2007
The association fees for the 2007-2008 year was $505, raised by $95 from last year.
Yes, it is a gated community, and we do have alot of amenities, but since I have a little place in the campground - we as campground owners are being discriminated against (as of this time we are not allowed to do any construction - such as put a "roof over" to protect our RV's, etc) but the home owners are allowed construction rights. Which if they are going to take my money the Board of Director's should allow me as a property owner to enhance my property values and protect my property, but they say no. Just doesn't seem fair to me, just because I live in the campground area.

If you can deal with the politics and that's basically all the BOD is then I would recommend buying. It is lovely there.
Pamela

Duluth, GA

#9 Jun 2, 2007
We just purchased in another resort in the area, and the fees are the same amount as that CRR are per year. Our resort has a single pool, (very nice btw) health club, gated access and several other wonderful amenities. Our lots are larger than CRR,we find the fees extremely reasonable. The paved roads are invaluable especially since we are year long residents. Perhaps renting your cabin to vacationers will aid in off setting the fees.
pam

Buford, GA

#10 Jul 18, 2007
pam. where did you purchase?
Pamela wrote:
We just purchased in another resort in the area, and the fees are the same amount as that CRR are per year. Our resort has a single pool,(very nice btw) health club, gated access and several other wonderful amenities. Our lots are larger than CRR,we find the fees extremely reasonable. The paved roads are invaluable especially since we are year long residents. Perhaps renting your cabin to vacationers will aid in off setting the fees.
pam

Buford, GA

#11 Jul 18, 2007
Pamela
What park area did you purchase in? Do you know of a web site to find camp lots for sale. I am mostly interested in Florida.

Willa

Roswell, Ga
MIKE

United States

#12 Jul 21, 2007
Rick Tucker wrote:
<quoted text>Wish I had known you before you bought. You could have bought mine CHEAP! See my post below from Rick Tucker.
HOW CHEAP IS CHEAP
Cort

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#13 Jul 26, 2007
We are Coosawattee owners and love it. However, I agree about the fees. There are tiny lots for the campers and multi-acre plus lots on the river. River access lots should pay higher fees as should larger lots. It's only fair. But, they don't see it that way. While I own two lots (side by side) and pay two dues, I'd hate to pay more. I think that if they made the folks with the premium lots pay more we'd all benefit. I'm probably dreaming though...
George

Miami, FL

#14 Aug 2, 2007
My family and i are excited about purchasing a home in the community. Could someone please tell me the pros and cons of owning in C.R.C.?
Ron

United States

#15 Aug 5, 2007
Where can I get information on the camper lots. Cost? Improvements allowed (i.e. decks)
Janeen

Columbus, GA

#16 Aug 6, 2007
Ron,

If I were you I would look at the realtors in Ellijay to determine the camper lots in CRR. They would know which ones are for sale.
The costs for water is at a set price at the moment and it runs $30 a month. Improvements are one of the grips that I have at the moment. They are saying the covenants don't allow for construction in the campground yet when i purchased the property I was given guidelines of construction.(go figure on that one) Right now they are not allowing ANY construction in the campground period...no decks, no roof overs, no nothing. I am wanting to put a "roof-over" mine and I am fighting the decision of the Board of Directors on this as the covenants state that CRR wants the owners to maintain and increase property values, but won't allow certain construction in the campgrounds that would do just that - raise your property value. My neighbors on both sides have roof overs and they really make the RVs look nice and they don't do anything to distract from the beauty of CRR.

Yet they ARE allowing construction in the "housing" areas where folks have built houses, which is why I am yelling "DISCRIMINATION" at the top of my voice. They are having the annual homeowner's association meeting this Saturday (8/11) and I plan on being there and again making my voice heard for the campground owners.
DHB

Atlanta, GA

#17 Aug 7, 2007
Hi and thanks to all of you who have shared your experiences. I am looking at a property with cabin there and have a question about the increase in anuual fees.
You say the fees went up $95 this year. When and what was the last increase? I'm just trying to estimate what to expect in the years ahead.
I'm not even a homeowner there yet, but it seems the fair way would be fees based on acreage size and location. To expect a part-time RVer to pay the same as a year-round resident is ridiculous.
M in Talking Rock

Talking Rock, GA

#18 Aug 11, 2007
Folks I'm gonna warn you right now that CRR is a ripoff! They will milk you for every dime and you will see nothing from it. hell just look at the road and water problems in the place and make up your own mind. BEWARE!!!!!!!
ME IN ELLIJAY

AOL

#19 Aug 14, 2007
I VERY MUCH NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH OF THE COOSA CAMPGROUND POEPLE WHO HAVE THE SUIT GOING AGAINST COOSA, COOSA IS TAKING ME TO COURT OVER MY PROJECT AND THEY LIED IN THERE COURT PAPERS, AND ON TOP OF THAT THEY LEFT OUT DETAILS IN WHICH I HAVE THERE SIGNED COPY OF AND DETAILS, THE HEAD OF THE CAMP GROUNDS WILL BE ON A PLATE WHEN THIS INFO COMES OUT....WHY CAN THEY STOP BUILDING WHEN THEY ISSUED ME A BUILDING PERMIT....THEY HAVE THERE HEADS BURRIED SO DEEP I HAVE ONE SET THAT THERE BOARD SIGNED AND THEY GAVE ME THE ORG AND KEPT THE COPY
ALL I CAN SAY IS COOSA IS OUT FOR ONLY ONE THING, THEMSELVES....TALK TO ANY BUILDER WHO CURRENTLY BUILDS IN THE RESORT AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THEY CAN AND WILL BUILD THE SAME HOUSE OUTSIDE OF COOSA IF THEY HAD TO DO IT AGAIN.....THE STAFF IS THE PROBLEM NOT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.....LOOK TO WALNUT MOUNTAIN IF YOU WANT QUALITY AS WELL AS PEOPLE WHO YOU CAN TRUST IN A POA!
ME IN ELLIJAY

AOL

#20 Aug 14, 2007
Before you consider coosawatte, look everywhere else or spend some time on google, new homes one the paved roads are as close as apt. buildings, other are so far back on unmaintained dirt roads.

Again I will mention, if you find a house you like in coosa, talk to the builder and let them build it in a better place.

For the equal money they are getting from some of the sub standard homes there are many newer elite type areas in the county that should be considered.

Yes, coosa has alot to offer, but it depends on who you are and who you know.

To sum it up, coosa is like visiting family,ok for a while, then you have had enough.

Good luck in your search!
George wrote:
My family and i are excited about purchasing a home in the community. Could someone please tell me the pros and cons of owning in C.R.C.?
Lee

Greenville, AL

#21 Aug 15, 2007
I just purchased a new vacation home in the resort and was blow away when I was told the fees.
I pay that much and more in my community monthly. It's cheap and is a great place to vacation!

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