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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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8605 51st Ter E, Bradenton, FL - $335,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,935 SQFT
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512 Cheval Dr, Venice, FL - $565,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,653 SQFT
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It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This! Premier Golf Course Home Enjoys Southern Exposure With Panoramic 12th Fairway And Sparkling Lake Views Within The Private Gates Of Venice Golf And Country Club. In The Last 3 ½ Years The Owners Have Updated Th...

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24967 Pennington Ter, Venice, FL - $289,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,722 SQFT
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Welcome To Paradise! Not Just One Or Two, But Three Beaches Nearby On Manasota Key. Enjoy Privacy And Nature All Nestled Together In A Quiet, Friendly And Gated Community Of Only 194 Homes. Low Taxes, No Cdd Fees And Low Hoa Fees. Pennington Plac...

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5816 Tidewater Preserve Blvd, Bradenton, FL - $685,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,738 SQFT
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Welcome To Tidewater Preserve Where This Stunning Coastal-inspired Home Built In 2017 By Wci Blends Handsome, High-end Design With A Relaxed Floridian Ambiance. View Of Lush Preserve Land With The Manatee River Just Beyond Creates A Tranquil And P...

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6 Parkview St, Bradenton, FL - $175,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,056 SQFT
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Unique Historic Home Located In The Sought After Braden Castle Community. Spectacular Views Of The Manatee River From The Newly Erected Front Porch. Updates Include The Kitchen, New Roof In 2016, New A/c And Duct Work Done In 2014, An Upstairs Ad...

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6717 Virginia Xing, University Park, FL - $379,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,243 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Located In The Award-winning Community Of University Park Country Club. Large Oak Trees Line The Entrance And The Shimmering Lakes With Expansive Golf Greens Make The Drive Along The Main Community Road Relaxing And The Feel Of Tranquility. Enjoy ...

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5930 Guarino Dr, Sarasota, FL - $329,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,709 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Water Views From This Popular Carrington Floor Plan That You Won't Want To Miss. Inside You'll Find Fresh Paint Through Out, Granite Counter Tops In The Kitchen, Sold Wood Cabinets, Breakfast Bar Plus Tile And Beautiful Wood Like Laminate Floors I...

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535 Bearded Oaks Cir, Sarasota, FL - $197,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,109 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Are You Looking For A Tranquil Home In Sarasota Central To All The City Has To Offer And Only A Few Miles To The Beaches?! This Is It! This Adorable 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home Sits In A Quiet Dead End Street And Backs Up To A Pond With No Direct Ne...

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8033 Via Fiore, Sarasota, FL - $650,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,739 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Enjoy Maintenance Free Living In This Professionally Redesigned, Stand Alone Villa In Prestancia At Via Fiore. This Home Features A Gracious Floor Plan With High Ceilings And Doors, Generous Room Sizes And Wonderful Southern Light. It Includes Thr...

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5214 97th St E, Bradenton, FL - $399,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,100 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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This "casita Courtyard” Design Is Sure To Impress! Meticulous Landscaping, Great Curb Appeal, Located In The Maintenance Free Highlands Of Rosedale. Paver Drive And Decorative Front Door Opens And Welcomes You To The Tropical Oasis “courtyard”. ...

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7102 Orchid Island Pl, Lakewood Ranch, FL - $429,900

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,880 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Perfectly Situated In The Maintenance Free Neighborhood Of Orchid Island Within The Gates Of The Exclusive Lakewood Ranch Country Club, This Beautifully Updated 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Plus Den Neal Signature Home Enjoys A Prime Position With A Scenic V...

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12676 Fontana Loop, Bradenton, FL - $459,000

Residential, Single Family Home
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,825 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Welcome Home To Esplanade Golf & Country Club At Lakewood Ranch! You Will Be On Vacation From The Moment You Arrive! As You Enter This Beautiful Home You Are Greeted With An Open Floor Plan. Thru The Grand Foyer Is The Great Room Overlooking The ...

 

 

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 November 21st, 2019 at 2:44am EST.