How to be Energy-Efficient Every Season of The Year

How to be Energy-Efficient Every Season of The Year

Seasons bring holidays a new source of joy and experiences for every family to share, but it’s not all fun when it means a spike in your energy bills. Keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in fall and winter can become quite expensive, especially if you or...

Choose a New Home for a Brand New Lifestyle

Choose a New Home for a Brand New Lifestyle

There is a moment in every person or family’s life when they need to look at their existing home and make a change. Maybe you need to move from your old home to an active adult community or wish to invest in the Real Estate market to become a proprietor. The reasons...

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Virtual Home Buying Process

We are currently offering both private onsite appointments as well as virtual appointments as part of our Virtual and Modified Home Buying plan. Call 888-523-9070 to schedule your private onsite or virtual appointment.

Low-Maintenance Home

Reclaim free time by getting a Low-Maintenance Home

Have you ever woken up feeling like visiting your friends or taking up a hobby and suddenly remembering the never-ending list of house chores you still have to finish? Before, when you were younger, it was less of a problem and maybe you had the help of your children, but as years pass, the extra hands are not there anymore and these duties take more and more hours of your day.

You might think of changing to a low-maintenance home, but the idea of paying extra each month makes you hesitate. Nevertheless, the amount of time you will need to invest (along with the other costs of maintaining the home by yourself) end up making a low-maintenance home a much more attractive idea than you ever imagined.

Putting a price on your minutes

Money comes and goes, but time never returns.  To begin with, those precious hours you spend checking off the checklist of chores are not coming back. A good example is the maintenance of your yard, which needs attention at least weekly: you need to fertilize it 4 times a year, the grass needs to be cut and you have to constantly look up for pests and weeds. How much time does that take from your week? And we haven’t even mentioned the housework yet!

Furthermore, having to do these chores also means that leaving for a business trip or vacation becomes a worry.  Somebody needs to watch the garden during spring or shovel the snow on the entrance during winter. Leaving these tasks undone can result in damage to your landscape and even to your property.

Finally yet importantly, obtaining the tools necessary to maintain your home exterior can be both expensive and time-consuming. This means that you need to keep wood planks, gardening tools, fertilizer, and much more in stock or buy them when needed. All of this makes the idea of a “lock and leave” lifestyle even more attractive.

A small price to pay for more free time

In a low-maintenance home community, the exterior maintenance checklist will be managed by professionals on a regular basis. This means they can complete the task and meet your standards in less time while you enjoy your well-deserved free time.

Maybe you would like to hang out with new friends or reconnect with old ones; you could use your time to pursue your hobbies or volunteer for a cause you consider important; perhaps there is a skill you always wanted to develop or some class you always wanted to attend but you never had the time. In a low-maintenance community designed for a lock and leave lifestyle, you will have time for those things and more, and even enjoy the company of the active adult community you live in.

While you’re thinking about your next home, take a look at the new maintenance-free homes of Corbinton communities we’re building here in North Carolina.

At Blue Heel Development’s communities, located  in North Carolina, specialists will take care of your:

Yard maintenance

  • Grass
  • Plants
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Landscaping

 

Exterior home maintenance

  • Power washing
  • Siding/trim
  • Roof
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Painting/staining of doors/garages
  • Termite-pest control

Each duplex home also includes:

  1. Exterior insurance policy on all duplex homes
  2. Stormwater control (including routine inspections by a third party and/or licensed engineer)
  3. Transferable home warranty providing premier protection plan:
    1. First-year workmanship warranty through the builder, including: lot grading/drainage, roofing, siding/caulking, masonry/concrete, fireplaces, windows/doors, interior walls/trim, flooring, carpentry, cabinets/countertops, cooling/heating, plumbing, electrical, water infiltration.
    2. Second-year plumbing and electrical warranty through the builder, including: lack of water supply, pipe leaks, clogged drains, ductwork, wiring fails,
    3. Ten-year structural warranty through Quality Builders Warranty Company, including: columns, bearing walls/partitions, floor systems, roof framing members/systems, foundation systems/footings, load-bearing beams, girders, lintels,

While you’re thinking about the possibilities of a low maintenance, come check out the Corbinton communities we’re building here in North Carolina. Blue Heel Development’s team members will meet with you to help you write your next story!  Please check out our beautiful new home plans here or contact us to schedule a meeting!