- Community Overview
- How To
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- Community Centers
- Activities, Programs & Classes
- Lifestyle Events
- Parks, Paths & Trails
- The Homestead Playhouse
- Community Council
- Ranch Association
- Covenant Commission
- DC Ranch Commercial
- Real Estate In DC Ranch
- Real Estate Policies
- Real Estate Services/Forms
- Real Estate Professionals
- Bob Nathan | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Cathy Hotchkiss | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s
- Cheryl and Juan Solano | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Chey Castro, MSA | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- DMB Realty Network | The Silverleaf Group
- Jay & Michelle Macklin | Re/Max Platinum Living
- John Smieszek | Aspect Fine Homes
- Karen Riff | R.T. Realty
- Matheson Team | Re/Max Fine Properties
- Pennewell Simpson Partners | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Perry Bergelt | Re/Max Luxury Real Estate
- Realty Executives | Premier Marketing Group
- Sally Cashman | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Shawn Shackelton | Ventana Fine Properties
- William Reyes | Homesmart
Assessments & Fees
DC Ranch fees are assessed monthly and fall under three categories: Community Council, Ranch Association, and Neighborhood (where applicable).
Community Council Assessment
Community Council assessments fund the events and programming that residents enjoy and help provide the unique lifestyle that influenced many to live in DC Ranch. This assessment funds operations and activities at both Desert Camp Community Center and The Homestead Community Center. Amenities include lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball, a fitness center, pool, splash pad, and more. In addition to the Community Centers, the assessments fund the community Web portal.
Ranch Association Assessment
Ranch Association assessments fund maintenance of common areas within DC Ranch, except those areas behind gates. Fees also help to maintain sidewalks and other association-owned property, as well as patrol by Trident Security Services, Inc.
Neighborhood assessments are assessed to each neighborhood, exclusive of each other. Residents who reside in sub-association maintained units do not pay a neighborhood fee, but pay a similar fee directly to the sub-association (with the exception of Tapadero and Columbia Communities). Please contact the sub-association for more details. The Neighborhood fee funds maintenance of all that is behind the gate, including guards (if applicable) and gates for security, as well as common areas within the neighborhood, such as parks and water features.
Payment of Assessments
DC Ranch residents have the option to pay assessments online using credit card, debit card, or checking account. To access this convenient payment method, visit Alliance Association Financial Services. At the top left corner are two links, one to pay by e-check and one to pay via credit card. Clicking either link will bring up an application that you can fill out and submit electronically. For your reference, a sample of the information requested has been placed in the e-check and credit card payment options. Have your coupon or statement on hand, as the information on it will be requested. Please use the new account number from your January 2013 statement for all payments. If you do not have that information readily available, please call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.
When making your online payment, the bank will request the following information:
Management ID: 1064
Association ID: 1630
No fee will be assessed if using the e-check method of payment. However, if you choose to pay via credit card, a convenience fee will be charged by Alliance Association Financial Services. The amount of payment, less fee, will be reported to DC Ranch Association. In order to avoid late charges, payment should be submitted at least five (5) days prior to your due date. Late fees will not be refunded if payments are not made prior to this period. Please note that this is a one time payment only.
Residents may enroll in an autopay program which allows the Ranch Association to debit your checking account once a month, removing the hassle of remembering due dates and avoiding late fees. Direct debit is an excellent option for any resident and especially helpful for those who may spend long periods of time away from DC Ranch. If you would like to participate, please fill out the Direct Debit Form and return it to the Ranch Offices. Contact Jen Motherwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 480.419.5313.
DC Ranch follows a delinquency policy when assessing late fees and delinquency fees to resident accounts. Late fees will post if that month’s payment is not received by the last day of the month. Additional late fees may apply with persistent delinquency. Please visit the Ranch Association Document Library to view the Delinquency Policy in detail. Upon 75 day delinquency, all gate passes for owners and tennants will be terminated as gate pass service is paid through monthly assessments. Council services will also be terminated, which includes key fob access to the amenities at The Homestead and Desert Camp Community Centers as well as facility rental privileges. Residents will still have access to the community, but must go through the guard at the gate or set up a gate code. Past due balances in excess of 90 days are secured through a consensual lien on the property and may be foreclosed upon.
When originally purchasing your home, you were given a set of documents, or CC&Rs, which provide details related to property ownership at DC Ranch. Those documents authorize the Ranch Association to assess fees for specific costs, including, but not limited to, administrative costs associated with a transfer of title. An Administrative Fee of $150 is incurred any time title of ownership is transferred, regardless if funds have been considered in the transaction. This guideline was established when the Governance Documents were recorded in July 1999, and the obligation remains effective to all residents. The enforcement of the CC&Rs is an important responsibility and ensures that all owners comply with the standards of the community. DC Ranch conducts audits of resident accounts regarding current records of ownership. Research of Public Record will be conducted periodically, which may result in processing a new account, and will help us to update our database. If any change(s) have been made to your title, you will receive a letter of notification stating an amount(s) due. Should the Administrative Fee remain unpaid, a lien may be recorded against the property, which can later affect clear title upon the sale of your home. Payment arrangements are gladly accepted and can be set up with our accounting department for your convenience.