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What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

fallen leaves on a lawn in the winterPicture this: It’s winter. It’s freezing. You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishing your yard work would just do itself.

Sound familiar? Maintenance and lawn care can be tedious and exhausting chores, especially on the coldest or hottest days of the year. But there are types of residential developments that take care of these chores for you.

The Many Faces of Low-Maintenance Living

Low-maintenance communities, in general, are neighborhoods that provide services such as lawn care and exterior maintenance through an association fee. In a maintenance-free community, especially, little — if any — maintenance is required on the homeowner’s part.

As is the case with any neighborhood, different communities offer different amenities, especially when it comes to low- or no-maintenance living. So to give you a better idea about what to look for in a low-maintenance home, we’ve come up with a quick guide.

Low-Maintenance Townhome Developments

properties along a wide streetIf you want all the space of a single-family home but don’t mind sharing a wall, a townhouse is a great option for low-maintenance living. Though the amenities many vary from community to community, townhome developments typically provide common area maintenance and landscaping.

Low-Maintenance Condominiums

Think of condos as upgraded rental apartments: you have your own space, you can access community amenities, and you can count on someone else to take care of the most mundane chores.

It’s important to note that condos are a type of ownership: when you own a condo, you own everything within the walls of your home. Unlike with townhomes, you aren’t required to care for the exterior.

In addition, condo associations typically maintain the common areas and provide services like trash removal and pest control. Depending on the association, the community may also provide utilities, phone service, and cable or Internet.

No-Maintenance Residential Communities

house common in a maintenance-free communitySome communities, like 55+ communities, take care of more than just the common areas. True maintenance-free communities may also take care of your home’s exterior maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, and services like trash or snow removal.

Real estate options in these no-maintenance communities can include condos, townhomes, and/or single-family homes.

Where to Do Your Research

If a community has an association, check the rules and regulations to learn about what services the association provides. Not sure where to look? It never hurts to ask a trusted real estate agent.

Want to Buy a Low-Maintenance Home? Let’s Talk

We’re familiar with the types of homes and communities found throughout our area, so we’re more than happy to answer any questions you have. Just give us a call at The Bouma Group, Realtors today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Want to start looking now? Check out our real estate search tool here!

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551 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor Condo in Liberty Pointe Condos

551 Liberty Pointe Dr., Ann Arbor, MI551 Liberty Pointe

Just Listed! Beautiful, light and bright 2 story, end unit condo with modern, neutral decor throughout! This condo at 551 Liberty Pointe Dr. boasts:

  • 2,044 sq ft with an additional 558 sq ft below grade. 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms.
  • The main floor offers a cozy family room with gas fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen with room for a small table for quick meals, laundry and a half bath.
  • The kitchen offers bright, white cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters, and newer flooring.
  • Upstairs you will find a huge master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet with built in shelving, an en suite bathroom with separate Jacuzzi tub and stand up shower as well as dual sinks in the vanity.
  • There are an additional 2 nice sized bedrooms and an additional full bathroom.
  • The nicely finished lower level offers an additional living space as well as room for an office or den.
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  • MLS#3252658.
  • Listed for $329,900.

Schedule your private showing for 551 Liberty Pointe Dr. today by contacting The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com.

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3084 Village Circle, Ann Arbor Condo in Turnberry Village

3084 Village Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 3084 Village Cir

SOLD! You won’t want to miss seeing this well laid out 2 story condo at 3084 Village Circle. Details include:

  • 1,121 sq. ft., with an additional 500 in the finished lower level, 2 bedrooms and 1.1 bathrooms.
  • Large living room with new carpet opens to generous sized dining space.
  • The functional kitchen boasts new stainless appliances.
  • The half bathroom and laundry room round out the main floor very efficiently.
  • MLS # 3251590
  • Listed for $175,000

Schedule a private showing today by contacting The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com

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1794 Addington Lane, Ann Arbor Condo at Woodside Meadows

1794 Addington Ln,  Ann Arbor, MI1794 Addington Ln Ann Arbor Condo at Woodside Meadows

SOLD!  This second floor condo is flooded with natural light features a spacious open floor plan. This Woodside Meadows unit offers:

  • 1,427 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
  • Nicely landscaped walkway leads to the private entrance.
  • Soaring vaulted ceiling with fan in the living and dining space.
  • Ceiling fans in both bedrooms.
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3249678
  • Listed for $194,000

To learn more about or schedule a private showing for 1794 Addington Ln, contact the Ann Arbor Condo specialists with the Bouma Group Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos and details for Woodside Meadows here!

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711 N. 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor Condo for Sale

711 N. 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48104711 N. 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48104

SOLD! Huge condo in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Features include:

  • 2436 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths
  • Formal living room with gas fireplace
  • Dining room with soaring ceiling
  • Master suite with gas fireplace and luxurious bath
  • Huge deck
  • Finished lower level
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3247177
  • Listed for $750,000

To learn more about 711 N. 5th Avenue, or to schedule a private showing, contact Ann Arbor’s Premier Realtors of The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060. Or email us at info@bouma.com. View all Downtown Ann Arbor condos here!

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111 N. Ashley #305, Ashley Terrace Condo in Ann Arbor

111 N. Ashley #305, Ann Arbor MI 48104111 N. Ashley #305, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Ann Arbor Condo at Ashley Terrace

SOLD! Enjoy southern exposure and sweeping views of downtown Ann Arbor from this updated third floor condo in Ashley Terrace. Features include:

  • 803 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Living room opens to private balcony
  • Large bedroom with walk-in closet
  • Building features secured entry, private storage unit, and indoor parking
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3246274
  • Listed for $399,900

Learn more about downtown living at 111 N. Ashley #305 and schedule your own private showing by contacting the Ann Arbor Condominium specialists at The Bouma Group. Call 734-761-3060 or email us at info@bouma.com today!

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5746 Hampshire Lane, Ann Arbor Condo for Sale

5746 Hampshire Lane, Ypsilanti MI 481975746 Hampshire Lane, Ypsilanti MI 48197 Ann Arbor Condo at Wellesley Gardens

SOLD! Immaculate, upper level ranch style unit in the well-located Wellesley Gardens condo complex. Features include:

  • 1341 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
  • Vaulted living room with cozy fireplace.
  • Master bedroom has private bath and walk-in closet.
  • Attached garage and private entry.
  • Ypsilanti mailing, Ann Arbor schools, Pittsfield Twp taxes
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  • MLS# 3245981
  • Listed for $185,000

To learn more about 5746 Hampshire Lane, or to schedule a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View all Ann Arbor Condo complexes here!

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3742 Bridle Pass Ct., Ann Arbor Condo at Valley Ranch

3742 Bridle Pass Ct., Ann Arbor MI 481083742 Bridle Pass, Ann Arbor MI Condo for Sale at Valley Ranch

SOLD! Spacious, light-filled ranch style condo located in the beautiful Valley Ranch community. Features include:

  • 1669 square feet, +unfinished walk-out lower level, with 2 bedroom and 2 full baths.
  • Soaring vaulted living room has a ceiling fan, a cozy fireplace, and adjoins the dining area.
  • Large master bedroom suite offers a walk-in closet and a private master bath with a large soaking tub and separate shower.
  • More photos & features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3245231
  • Listed for $332,500

For more information for 3742 Bridle Pass Ct., or to schedule a private showing, contact us at The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos, market statistics, and more for Valley Ranch condos here!

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3079 Barclay Way, Ann Arbor Condo at Barclay Park

3079  Barclay Way, Ann Arbor MI 481053079 Barclay Way, Ann Arbor MI Condo for Sale

SOLD! Spacious end unit listed for sale at Barclay Park! This multi-level unit offers:

  • 2008 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Spacious living room features a cozy fireplace flanked by 2 large picture windows.
  • Master bedroom suite has a private bath with a jetted tub and separate shower.
  • Attached 2-car garage.
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3243564
  • Listed for $298,900

For more information on 3079 Barclay Way, or to request a private showing, contact the Ann Arbor Condo specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos and amenities for Barclay Park here!

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1734 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor Condo at Castleridge

1734 S. Maple, Ann Arbor MI 481031734 S. Maple, Ann Arbor MI

SOLD! Townhouse style condo at Castleridge Commons with a great location close to shopping, recreation, restaurants, downtown Ann Arbor and more. Features include:

  • 1788 square feet, plus 800 in the finished lower level, 3 bedrooms, and 2.1 baths.
  • 2 fireplaces – one in the living room and one in the family room.
  • In-unit laundry and attached 2 car garage.
  • More photos & features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3243315
  • Listed for $224,900

For more information on 1734 S. Maple, or to schedule a private showing, contact us at The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Learn more about Castleridge Commons here!

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