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|While not exhaustive, the following is a summary of key points for Realty and Closing Agents regarding handling a property closing in Saddle Lake Farms (SLF) -|
Saddle Lake Farms Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 161
Saginaw, AL 35137
>> Assessments cover the Calendar Year (1/1 thru 12/31)
>> Assessments are due in first part of year, and are deliquent after March 15th.
(courtesy notices are sent in Jan or early Feb to each Unit Owner, showing the amount they owed as of Jan 1st, including any balances or credits from prior years)
>> Assessment Payments (Checks, Money Orders, etc) are to be made payable to and mailed to the HOA
(see the HOA's Name & Mailing Address above) - Also, we cannot accept cash, and all payments must be made payable to the association.
>> Street Address of Property
>> Date of Closing (and when need letter by)
>> Names of Buyer & Seller
>> HOA Documents Needed:
(Basic HOA Letter only, or other documents listed in the "Closing Fee Schedule" below)
And to request such HOA documents, please contact the SLF Treasurer at: Email to Treasurer
|For more information on Assessments - particularly the Annual Amounts for various years - please see the Annual Assessment Amount page (link also appears above on this page)|
CLOSING FEE SCHEDULE:
The following document describes the closing fee schedule that the SLF Association now charges for supplying the HOA documents needed for closings (buy/sell, refinance, transfers). This is due to an inordinate amount of work being involved with the preparation of such closing documents and packages per SLF being a Land Condominium. Note that if the closing date changes, these documents are re-published/supplied with applicable dates and/or amount changes, at no additional charge. If, however, there are additional documents needed, then those will be charged additionally according to the fee schedule. As this process is quite laborious, and the association officer must perform thorough verification of facts (as this is a legal document), it is a common practice for homeowners' associations to charge for such closing packages. Many require payment up-front, which can delay and cause undue hardship on both the buyer and seller, so SLF has chosen the more "neighbor friendly" method for such fee collection - these fees are to be collected by the closing attorney (at closing), and then remitted to the association. This info (and all details as to where to send, etc) are included in the HOA closing documents provided.
NOTE: one of the factors affecting the amount of the closing package fee is the lead-time given: TO ALL HOMEOWNERS, AGENTS, CLOSING ATTYS - Please get the request for a HOA Closing Package to the SLF association AT LEAST 10 BUSINESS DAYS prior to closing (or when needed) to assure availability and avoid rush fees. Thank You.
Click HOA FEES to see fee schedule, and click Email to Treasurer to contact the SLF Officer handling HOA Packages (currently the SLF Treasurer). And as closing agents are aware, the association will need the names of the buyer and seller (as will appear on closing documents), as well as date of closing, and of course identification of property (Street Address in SLF is fine, but Parcel # is appreciated). Also, if buyer's have a nickname(s) they wish the association to use, that info will be helpful as well, along with any other info that the buyer might want to provide, so that they can more quickly take advantage of asssociation benefits (such things might be a phone # for our password-protected Community Directory, email addresses for our private email distribution list, and desired password for our website). The buyer is of course free to wait until after closing to contact the Webmaster regarding such matters - the Webmaster can be contacted at: Email to Webmaster
SCHOOL TRANSITION INFO:
The following documents describe the "schedule of transition" that the Shelby Co. & Alabaster City Boards of Education have agreed upon. This determines how non-Alabaster-resident students (which previously attended schools that are to be part of the Alabaster City School System) will be transitioned to attending Shelby Co. schools.
Please Note that the schedules and the information shown in these documents are the result of decisions made and agreed upon by these Boards of Education, and in no way are the actions or decisions of the Board of Directors (or any entity) of the Saddle Lake Farms Association - the information presented here is strictly to inform Saddle Lake Farms residents (and any other interested parties viewing this page) of decisions made by these school boards.
Description of Transition Schedule (article from "AL.com" of May 23, 2013)
Chart showing Transition Schedule (visual chart, based on info in above article)
For further questions or suggestions, and to get more detail, you can reach these School Boards at:
Shelby County Schools:
P.O. Box 1910
410 East College Street
Columbiana, AL 35051
Alabaster City Schools:
P.O. Box 480
6919 Highway 119, Suite 100
Alabaster, AL 35007