Peter Mohylsky.   Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN (Miramar Beach, Florida )

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Alan May
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I can't speak for the entire state, but I'm not aware of such a designation in my region.

Apr 11, 2020 07:02 AM
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Yes. Private streets will say private.

Apr 11, 2020 07:44 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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      Hi, Peter.

      I've got one right now where the blue sign road is owned by a private individual; he is clouding title and complicating the sale.  He wants $1000 to allow the easement (the use of his road) to a new owner of my listing.  There is no other ingress/egress; we have to deal with him.

     The Seller's attorney said he could sue in civil court for "easement by use" (the Sellers have been using that road for 20 years), but that civil suit would cost $3500 if the guy decided to fight it.  

Apr 11, 2020 07:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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In San Diego , public street signs are made from surfboards and private street signs are made from yoga mats.

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Apr 11, 2020 06:59 AM
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Doug Dawes
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We don't do that BUT I think it is a great idea Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open. 

Apr 11, 2020 06:35 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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That's intersting, and I never really thought about it.  I'll have to check it out.

Apr 11, 2020 10:52 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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They'll usually say "Private" on them.

Apr 11, 2020 09:14 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I had never thought of that Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open. and actually I'm not sure there are any private streets in town except for a couple that have actual gates and/or signs that state "Private Drive, no Trespassing".

Apr 11, 2020 08:46 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Not by signs in our town; maybe by the condition of the roads? The private roads tend to be more neglected due to costs of repair and unwillingness of residents to pay.

Apr 11, 2020 08:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Thats a good system where it is needed. No such thing where I live

Apr 11, 2020 07:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I wouldn't make that determination willy-nilly because there are sources here that are more reliable.  "Cite the source".  

Apr 11, 2020 07:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope. In our neighborhood, the streets are maintained by the city and mews (alleys) are maintained by the HOA. The state maintains the major roads.

Apr 11, 2020 06:41 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I don't think we have anything like that here in my area.

Apr 12, 2020 05:15 AM
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Carol Williams
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I don't know of any such distinction in my area.

Apr 11, 2020 04:31 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Most agents here in the OBX don't know this but brown signs are private and green signs are public.

Apr 11, 2020 02:31 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
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The last property I knew had private streets within the gated clearly stated so in the listing. But it is a question I ask if it's a country property or gated community and other situations.

Apr 11, 2020 11:08 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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Not all of the time but sometimes.

Apr 11, 2020 10:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Green is public, white is private for Illinois.

Apr 11, 2020 10:10 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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If the road is truly private there is often a sign but my guess is not all private roads are marked. And some residents might put up a sign to designate private when that's not legally the case. And it raises the issue of whether there is a road maintenance agreement in place with residents or not.

Apr 11, 2020 09:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Not so much by the color of the sign ... but by the location of the sign.  Life leaves clues.  Most private roads will say "private" on the sign. 

Apr 11, 2020 09:17 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Public streets have uniform signage. I am not aware of any standard signage requirements for private streets. Many HOAs have private streets. If I can ever leave my house, I might remember to make look and see if the private signs are uniform or what.

Apr 13, 2020 07:30 AM
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review the plat and deed records filed with the superior court.

Apr 13, 2020 03:51 PM
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Shad Phillips
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In Colorado you can't tell if a street is public or private just by looking at the street sign.

Apr 13, 2020 01:02 PM