Saddle Creek - Membership Details

Membership Information


Types of Membership

There is no annual opt in/opt out clause.

Permanent Full Member - These members receive all benefits of the neighborhood swim/tennis facilities and social events. They are obligated to pay the annual dues. New Full members (converting from non-member) must pay an initiation fee (50% discount to new homeowners who join within 90 days of closing). DOCUMENT
Annual Permanent Full Member dues of $650.00 are due on March 1 of this year. Minimum late fees of $65.00 apply after March 31.

Membership follows the lot - there is no annual opt in/opt out clause. When a member lot sells, the buyer pays an initiation fee of 1.5 times the prevailing annual dues for Permanent Full Member.


Permanent Associate Member - These members receive all benefits of the neighborhood with the exception of the swim/tennis facilities. They are obligated to pay the annual dues.
Annual Permanent Associate Member dues of $254.61 are due on March 1 of this year. Minimum late fees of $65.00 apply on or after March 31.

Permanent Associate Member lots convert to Permanent Full Member lots upon sale. When a member lot sells, the buyer pays an initiation fee of 1.5 times the prevailing annual dues for Permanent Full Member.


The following homes convert to Full Membership upon their sale.
Address Current Status Upon Sale
1030 Saddle Lake Court Associate Full
230 Saddle Horn Circle Associate Full
830 Saddle Ridge Trace Associate Full


Convey - Although not technically a member, a convey home signs a declaration and agrees that upon sale of their home it will "convey" to the HOA and become a Permanent Full Member. Conveys do not pay HOA dues and do not have any of the rights of a Permanent Member, but they do have the benefit of listing their home as a swim / tennis and HOA home in the FMLS when they sell. If you are a non-member home, and would like to sign a Convey, please print and sign the form DOCUMENT. Please send an e-mail to:info@saddle-creek.net with subject Convey Form so that we can contact you about next steps.
NOTE: Some non-member lots have signed a convey which would convert their home to full association membership at closing. Please contact: info@saddle-creek.net to check the status of a particular home.

The following Convey homes convert to Full Membership upon their sale.
Address Current Status Upon Sale
145 Glenclairn Court Convey Full
170 Glenclairn Court Convey Full
190 Glenclairn Court Convey Full
615 Rounsaville Road Convey Full
475 Saddle Horn Circle Convey Full
190 Saddle Creek Drive Convey Full
1090 Saddle Lake Court Convey Full

 
Guest Members - If you live outside of Saddle Creek but would like to use our facilities, you can sign up to be a Guest User and partake in all of the swim/tennis facilities and social events. You will need to pay the prevailing level of member dues.
 
For additional information, please contact Membership

Permanent Member Information

A non-member lot that becomes a Permanent Member (by signing the HOA governing documents) must pay an initiation fee. If a new homeowner joins within 90 days of closing, they can join at a 50% reduction in the initiation fee. Membership follows the lot (“runs with the land”) and is permanent.
  • Only Permanent Members or Conveys (Grandfathered) can list the house as swim/tennis amenities in the MLS.
  • Saddle Creek amenities include:
    • Pool
    • 8 Tennis Courts - all with lights
    • Bocce Court
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Street Lights
    • 2 Clubhouses
    • Playgrounds
    • Underground Utilities
  • Additional benefits:
    • Active Swim / Tennis
    • Children's Swim Team
    • Tennis Teams (ALTA, USTA, T2)
    • Social Events
For additional information, please contact Membership


Membership History

Unlike some neighborhoods, Saddle Creek had a a voluntary membership Homeowners' Association until July 2003. When a neighborhood coverts to "permanent membership HOA" from a "voluntary HOA", homeowners are given a choice to commit their home and join the association. If someone chooses to join and signs the contract, which is filed with the county, the home is PERMANENTLY committed to the association and MUST pay the annual association dues and the home is subject to all covenants and rules of the HOA. This commitment is with the HOME and follows the house to any new owners upon resale.

In 2007 the Members approved (by a 2/3rds majority) to add an additional level of Permanent Members, and the Associate Membership was made available.

Membership FAQs

What information do I share when selling my home? 
If you are a Member or have Grandfathered/Conveyed your home to permanent membership, you should disclose this information when selling your home. Please discuss with your attorney and real estate agent.

If you are not a Member or have not Grandfathered/Conveyed your home, you should disclose that your home is not a Member of the Homeowner's Swim/Tennis association.

If you are not a Member or have not Grandfathered/Conveyed your home, you cannot list your home on the FMLS stating amenities of HOA/Swim/Tennis.

What if I don't join? 
If you don't join, you are under no obligation to the HOA nor the HOA rules and regulations. Along with that, the HOA is under no obligation to you. You do not have a vote in board elections, you do not have a vote on how money is spent, and you can not use the amenities or facilities or join as a "seasonal" member. 

What about the new owner, if I am not an HOA member lot and sell? 
"Membership follows the lot". If you sell your house, the new owner will NOT be a member of the HOA but will have the choice to join. New members must pay an initiation fee. If the buyer of a non-member lot joins at closing there is a substantial reduction in the initiation fee. If the new member joins within 90 days of closing, they can join at a 50% reduction in the prevailing initiation fee.

How many houses are Permanent? 
There are about 509 homes in SC and nearly 275 homes have signed up for permanent membership and the number is growing.
 
For additional information, please contact Membership


Member Referral Credit 

As a permanent member, you are eligible for a $25 referral credit for EACH new permanent member you refer.

This $25 will be applied against your next annual membership fee. Just have the new member give your name & address when they sign up to receive the credit. (Sorry, no cash only credits)