Considering purchasing in our Community?

Development of the community  began in 1969, and sections continued to be built into the early 1980’s. There are two entrances to the complex from Skinnersville Road, Charter Oaks Drive and Greenwich Drive. The Complex has properties made up of two and three bedroom townhouses, as well as one and two bedroom condominium units.  Amenities include central air, balconies, and great storage space, while some also have fireplaces and/or garages.

The complex has an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court for residents use. Utilities in the complex are provided by National Fuel (gas), National Grid (Electric), and Spectrum (Internet and Cable).

Charter Oaks & Chappelle Villas is a pet friendly community, allowing owners one dog weighting 35lbs or less at maturity, or two cats. Dogs and cats must be registered in the management office and maintain current vaccinations. Birds and fish are also welcome.

I-90 E/New York Trwy E toward Buffalo, I-290 W/Youngman Memorial Hwy W via EXIT 50 toward Niagara Falls, I-990 N//Lockport Expy N via EXIT toward Univ at Buffalo/North Campus/Lockport, Take the Sweet Home Rd exit, EXIT 2, Left on Sweet Home Rd, Left on Skinnersville Rd. 

I-190 S/Niagara Trwy S, I-290 E/Youngman Memorial Hwy E via EXIT 16 toward I-90/Tonawanda/Rochester, I-990 N/Lockport Expy N via EXIT 4toward Univ at Buffalo/North Campus/Lockport, Take the Sweet Home Rd exit, EXIT 2, Left on Sweet Home Rd, Left on Skinnersville Rd.    

Is a Condo Right for You?

A condominium is a great option to consider! There are a number of advantages that appeal to many lifestyles.

You never have to cut grass, trim the hedge, water the flowers, fix the roof, rake the leaves, shovel the snow, or worry about exterior maintenance!

Savings: It costs less to heat or cool a condominium as they are somewhat smaller than the average unattached homes and are designed to be energy efficient.

Recreation: Because grounds expenses are share with other residents, you can  afford luxuries like our swimming pool and tennis court!

Neighborhood Control: Rules in the development designed to maintain a consistent external appearance and to diminish annoyances are enforceable, unlike an average neighborhood.

Group Activities: Condominium life makes it easier to get involved in group activities or Condominiums committees, if you are interested.

Income Tax Deduction: Unlike renting, purchasing a condominium allows you tax deductions for the interest you have paid.

 

Condominiums 101

A Brief Definition

A condominium is individual ownership of a single unit in a multi-unit building or complex of buildings. You have full title to your individual unit, plus a share in the grounds, recreational facilities, and other common properties in the complex.

How does it work?

The Declaration. Also known as a deed; declaration of restrictions; or covenants conditions and restrictions (CCR). The most important document of all, it sets forth all the details, voting rights, property description, general common elements, limited common elements, and the nature and operation of the association, written according to state laws.

The Bylaws. Often part of the declaration, they cover in detail such things as the duties of the board, the conduct of meetings and elections, budgets, assessments and rules and regulations.

Rules and Regulations. It is common for the board to publish rules and regulations separately and in greater detail. Typically, rules and regulations deal with matters such as noise, pets, parking, and use of recreational activities.

The Developer or Sponsor. The person or organization that has created the condominium. Later, when most of the units have been sold, control passes to resident members of the board of directors.

The Condominium Association. Also known as the homeowners association (HOA), this is the governing body of the condominium. Every unit owner automatically belongs to it.

The Condominium Board. A board of directors sets policy; enforces the provisions of the declaration, bylaws, and rules. In many instances, the board delegates such chores as hiring and firing employees, letting contracts, keeping financial records, and so forth to professional managers.

You can find more information at AG.NY.GOV ‘Before you Buy a Co-op or Condo’, or NCSL.ORG to learn more about the New York State Article 9-B Condominium Act.