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Sarasota Maintenance-Free Homes For Sale

Sarasota maintenance-free homes for sale

A very popular request we receive form buyers looking to retire to Sarasota is the quest for a "Sarasota maintenance-free" community.   It is important to know that this can mean different things in within various communities.  Some maintenance-free communities include grass cutting, landscaping maintenance, mulching, trimming, and general outside lawn care.  Other maintenance-free communities also include roof maintenance, exterior building maintenance, and exterior painting. These differences are important, and will definitely affect the amount of the monthly maintenance fees when comparing neighborhoods, depending on what level of maintenance they offer their residents.  Read more


 

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N/A, Osprey, FL - $649,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,758 SQFT
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Architecturally Superb Offering; Lee Wetherington “bella Vista” Floorplan, Ideally Positioned Bordering Oscar Scherer State Park. Sparkling Pool And Spa Located In Coveted Southern Exposure For Dreamy Outdoor Living And Entertaining Including Two ...

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19382 Rizzuto St, Venice, FL - $405,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
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This Exquisite Model Looking Home Has It All!! As You Enter Through Your Custom Stain Glass Front Door Into An Open Great Room, Dining Room With Wains Coating On The Walls With Custom Draperies. Extended Granite Kitchen Counters With A Build I...

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1869 Lancashire Dr, Venice, FL - $485,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,315 SQFT
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Stunning Home In Links Preserve Ii In The Plantation Golf And Country Club. This 2 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath Plus Den Home Has So Much To Offer With Its Thoughtfully Designed Floorplan And Open Concept. The Home Was Extended An Additional 6 Feet During Co...

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5869 Ferrara Dr, Sarasota, FL - $474,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,008 SQFT
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Welcome To The Gated Community Of Village Walk. The Quality, Fine Details And Openness Of This Home Make It Hard To Resist With Its Beautiful Tile And Wood Laminate Floors Along With An Open Floor Plan With Great Room Living. Special Features In...

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12620 Crystal Clear Pl, Bradenton, FL - $409,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,509 SQFT
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This Beautiful Home Shows Just Like A Brand New Model! Fabulous Furnishings Available Too!! Gorgeous Water View And Pool!! Won't Be On The Market For Long! Why Wait And Build When You Can Move Right In And Enjoy!! Welcome To The Gated & Maintenanc...

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122 Braemar Ave, Venice, FL - $259,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,707 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Terrific Opportunity, Gated Community, 1702 Sq Ft Home, 2 Bedroom With Den, 2 Bath, Maintenance Free Yard, Gorgeous Water View. Furnished If Desired. It Is Located In The Plantation Golf And Country Club, Join Or Just Enjoy The Ambiance Of Gor...

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3507 Wilderness Blvd E, Parrish, FL - $399,500

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,121 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Fantastic Views Of The West Setting Sun And The 6th Hole Of River Wilderness Golf And Country Club! This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Den Home Has Been Beautifully Maintained. When You Walk Through Front Double Doors, You Will See Through The Triple Slider...

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6207 27th St E, Ellenton, FL - $335,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,885 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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This Move-in Ready Mediterranean Style Home With Upgrades Galore Is Located In Ellenton’s Best Kept Secret, The Gated, Maintenance Free Community Of Bougainvillea Place! This Lovely Home Features A Tile Roof, Paver Driveway, 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bath...

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20234 Cristoforo Pl, Venice, FL - $499,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,361 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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This Luxury 2016 Built Estate-series Home In The Resort-style Community Of Gran Paradiso Shows Like A Model! With Over $120,000 In Upgrades, Including Custom Saltwater Pool & Spa And Situated On A Premium Lake-view Homesite, The Owners Have Spare...

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7906 Rio Bella Pl, University Park, FL - $475,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,082 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Riva Trace Is A Maintenance Free & Gated Community With Private Access To The Braden River. This Pool Home Is All Ready For You To Move Right In, No Upgrade Has Been Spared & It's Been Meticulously Maintained. It Features 3 Bedrooms, A Den & 2 Bat...

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19156 Mangieri St, Venice, FL - $269,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,437 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Why Wait – Available Now! Stunning “taft” Floorplan In Desirable Islandwalk Community! If You Want All The “bells & Whistles”, You Have It In This Beautiful Home – Complete With Gorgeous Tile Flooring Throughout! Saunter Onto The Paver Driveway & ...

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1082 Tuscany Blvd, Venice, FL - $539,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,448 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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This Stunning And Meticulously Maintained Malibu Home With Pool And Spa Is Located In The Award-winning Community Of Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club. This Floor Plan Has Great Flow With Casual, Yet Elegant, Living And Dining Rooms, Plus A Spaci...

 

 

Sarasota Maintenance-Free Homes For Sale

One of the first considerations we ask buyers is the motivation behind looking for a maintenance-fee neighborhood.  If they are only looking for lawn care to be handled, then we recommend that they expand the search to consider homes in communities that are not considered "maintenance-free".   The reason is that the average lawn care company charges between $75-$130 per month for lawn care, which includes grass cutting, and pruning of bushes and trees.  Fertilization is usually a little extra, and can usually be handled by the lawn care company, although a separate company for fertilization may provide a more thorough service.  

If we focus solely on communities that are labeled "maintenance-free", then we need to take a close look at that total HOA fee, to see if the additional monthly expenditure for the community to handle lawn care is somewhat inline with the cost you can incur yourself by hiring an outside lawn company.  There are many gorgeous communities that are not "maintenance-free", but the majority of the owners do not care for the grounds themselves, and hire an outside landscaper to handle that task.  We don't want to miss out on a home which may be a "perfect match" for a buyer, with exception that it is not in a maintenance-free neighborhood, when all the buyer may be looking for is lawn care to be included!

If a buyer is looking for a true maintenance-free neighborhood which may include exterior painting, and roof repair/maintenance, the good news is that there will be some good options!  This will have significant reduction on the number of neighborhoods that meet the criteria however. 

Lastly, be careful when browsing online for maintenance-free homes.  Some neighborhoods have a combination of homes that are within a maintenance-free area, and others within the same community that may NOT be in a maintenance-free section of the neighborhood.  Online websites may display homes in a particular neighborhood that is kow to be maintenance-free, however the listing may not actually be in the SECTION of the neighborhood that is considered maintenance-free.  It is always important for the agent to verify that a home is indeed within a maintenance-free section of the neighborhood. 

If you are interested in maintenance-free homes or condos, please call us so we can discuss your needs in more detail.  We are confident that we can locate the perfect place you can call home!


 

 

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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT.