Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) About Spring Glen Woods
Q: What is a bungalow?
A: A bungalow is a small house. Some call them cottages. Or cabins. All units have a full eat-in kitchen, a bathroom (some bathrooms have a bathtub/shower and others just have a shower), and either one or two additional rooms (bedroom/living room). Many have decks or screened in porches.
Q: Spring Glen Woods is a co-op — what does that mean?
A: Spring Glen Woods is a cooperative community, which means we all share the land, and we all help out and work together, cooperatively. We have a Board and various committees.
Q: How many bungalow units are part of Spring Glen Woods?
A: We have 21 units.
Q: What is the bungalow season?
A: Spring Glen Woods is open from early May through Columbus Day (the 2nd weekend in October).
Q: Can you use the bungalows in the winter?
A: No. They are not winterized and the water system was not designed to be used year-round.
Q: Can you rent or sublet the bungalows?
A: Nope. All bungalows must be owner occupied and we do not have any rental properties. Subletting is not permitted.
Q: What do the bungalows cost to own and maintain?
A: The sale price for a bungalow ranges from about $25,000-$50,000 (all sales are cash only; there is no financing available for the units).
Each unit has an annual maintenance cost of $2100, which is broken up into four payments of $525. The maintenance pays for property taxes, lawn care, gas, electricity, and all pool maintenance and upkeep. We keep the costs down by sharing in the workload, and fixing things we are able to fix without hiring outside workers. We have a handy and helpful crew here!
Q: What is required to purchase a bungalow?
A: All sales are cash only; there is no financing available for the units.
A credit check is required.
A personal or professional letter of recommendation is required (from a friend, co-worker, boss).
All buyers must be approved by the Spring Glen Woods co-op Board.
There is a $1000 transfer fee for all buyers (in lieu of a “closing fee”), paid to the co-op. The sellers pay a 2% flip tax to the co-op when selling.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Pets are allowed in the bungalows. Dogs must be on a leash at all times when outside.
Q: Is there internet?
A: Yes, we have wi-fi for the community.
Q: Are there any amenities or stores nearby?
A: We have a small grocery store within walking distance, right next to a post office. The town of Ellenville is a 5-10 minute drive and has a huge and well stocked ShopRite grocery store, hardware stores, restaurants, the Shadowland Theatre, a hospital, a library, bakeries, ice cream shops, a Farmer’s Market, pizza places, banks, and much more. The town of Wurtsboro is about a 10 minute drive and has a great ice cream shop (Custer’s Last Stand), as well as restaurants, banks, antique shops, a supermarket, and more. The nearby town of Napanoch has a natural foods supermarket (Peter’s Market). See the links page for more local attractions.
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