Once A Dream; Now A Reality: Maintenance Free Livingby Mary on April 1st, 2018
One of the biggest complaints about homeownership is the upkeep and maintenance. It’s easy to see why some people turn renting to have fewer responsibilities. When you can outsource the stress of keeping everything in proper working order over to a landlord, it can feel less stressful.
You don’t have to give up owning a home in favor of fewer upkeep responsibilities. While some of the handy-man odd-jobs will stay on the honey-do list, maintenance-free living is easily within your grasp.
Plant-It and Forget It
No more hauling the lawnmower out every weekend or paying the neighbor kid to do it. Many Taylor Morrison lifestyle communities like Pinnacle at Wellington Chase have community-maintained neat and tidy landscaping, with trees and varietals perfectly suited to the climate.
Home Warranty = Peace of Mind
While a home warranty doesn’t mean you’ll never need a Phillips-head screwdriver again, it does mean that with regularly-scheduled inspection and an eye for wear and tear, you can take a deep breath and relax. The latest in technology and home layouts with you in mind mean fewer working Saturdays and more free-time to do whatever strikes your fancy.
Leave It To The HOA
When seeking a new home that advertises itself as maintenance-free, it often means that your Homeowners Association (HOA) will cover lawn care, exterior pest control, the sprinkler system, annual pressure washing, and sometimes even exterior paint.
Community Centers Save Sanity
Often it is the extra outdoorsy stuff that takes up a lot of our time and resources to keep up. Communities with sophisticated community centers — like those at Esplanade by Siesta Key — can offer a pool, walking paths, dog parks and party rooms. Save the wear and tear on your own home by tapping into what the neighborhood has to offer.