Self-Sustaining Communities, the Ideal Living Situation

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Do you enjoy the idea of apartment living, but don?t want to give up your freedom and privacy? Apartments can be nice because you don?t have to handle landscaping, snow removal, or security. Your monthly rent includes all of these aspects of a comfortable living situation. However, apartments lack in privacy. You can hear every move your neighbor makes, you have to share your parking spaces, and you do not have much of an outdoor yard. What if you could have both the privacy of your own home, but the maintenance of apartment living? This is possible with a self-sustaining community. You will receive the following benefits of master planned communities.

Minimal monthly fees
A self-sustaining community gives you the same perks of purchasing your own residential home, but also makes it so you do not have to deal with your own landscaping. A self-sustaining community is also known as a master planned community. To handle maintenance and upkeep, you will pay a minimal monthly, or yearly fee. This fee is paid from all of the houses within the self-sustained community and you receive the same perks of apartment living. Some master planned communities even have community houses with pools, banquet rooms, and restaurants.

Personal and private yard
A new survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted among 2,034 U.S. adults (ages 18 plus), finds that three quarters of Americans (75%) feel that it is important to spend time outside in their yards. Most apartments and some condominiums do not have sufficient space for individual yards. This is also one of the most dislikes parts of apartment living. Moving into a self-sustaining community gives you supple yard space. You can landscape and design it for added privacy.

Close walking distance to needed amenities
One of the most important benefits to a master planned community is its location. Master planning communities differ from traditional residential homes for sale because they are designed with location in mind. Usually this means that the home builders built the new homes within walking distance to needed local amenities. Approximately 63% of respondents reported being willing to pay more for an apartment or house if it was located in an area with good green spaces, compared with, for instance, 34% willing to pay more for an area with good shopping, and 33% for good cultural venues. The bottom line is that people want to be close to the places that they frequent. Master planned communities give you the ability to do that.

New and updated homes
Because master planned communities are a newer idea, the majority of the communities boast brand new homes. Buying a new home has many advantages over used homes. You are the first person to live in the home, meaning that all of the important parts, including the electrical, plumbing, and appliances are also brand new. Most new homes come with an NHBC Buildmark warranty. This insurance backed policy covers purchasers against all defects due to the NHBC standards not being followed for the first two years. During the next eight years, the warranty provides cover against major damage arising from structural defects or drainage defects. Home buyers in master planned communities can ensure that they are protected within their new homes.

There tends to be two types of home buyers. The first time prefers apartment of condominium living. They enjoy the included maintenance and upkeep. Then there are residential home buyers. These buyers want a private yard and their own living space. Fortunately, you can receive the benefits of both ideal living situations with self-sustaining communities. For a small monthly fee, you can have a brand new home within walking distance to local amenities, brand new interior parts of the home, and a guaranteed protection against any home problems.

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