Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers

What is a PUD?

Posted in FAQs,Glossary of terms,Homeownership by Jeff Dowler on February 12, 2007

PUD stands for Planned Unit Development. It is often simply called a planned development, but you will see PUD in the MLS in Southern California, and other areas as well. Such communities are common in rural and suburban areas.

A PUD is similar to a condominium. In this type of development the zoning is different than conventional zoning and this allows for clustering of units (they may or may not be attached), among other things.

The owners have title to a particular unit and the land under it, along with membership in an association that owns all the common areas. The shared areas can include open spaces, ponds, trails, ocean access, golf course, private roadways, water and septic systems, and other things.


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