what is the definition of Maintainance Free?

Asked by Joe, Bradenton, FL Thu Jan 24, 2013

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Mary Matero, Agent, Port Orange, FL
Thu Jan 24, 2013
It depends on the context of the phrase. In my city there is a "maintenance free" subdivision where the homeowners association covers lawncare, exterior pest control, sprinkler system, annual pressure washing of the home and every 5 years they paint the exterior. The homes are all single family homes or villa homes that are modern side by side duplexes. The community also has 2 pools, tennis, club house and is gated. The monthly maintenance runs in the low$300s. If that type of lifestyle interests you, it is located about 5 miles south of Daytona Beach. It is not an age restricted community and has a nice mix of, young professionals, families, retirees and snowbirds. I can assist you with resale homes or new construction.

Mary Matero
Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners
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J, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Thu Jan 24, 2013
Hi Joe. In all logic there is no such thing as mainteance free. In a nutshell it's a marketing phrase that draws seemingly positive attention to a product being sold on the open market. Catchy two-phrase words always draw attention in ads according to marketing experts. Good luck to you!
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Thu Jan 24, 2013
It can mean a little or nothing really at all. It is a lot like seeing the phrase, "Up to 50% off" which means it could be 1% to 50% or anywhere in between. Maintenance free to me means it does not require much maintenance to maintain it. Some maybe, but maybe not much.
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Nancy Robins…, Agent, Royal Oak, MI
Thu Jan 24, 2013
It means someone else has to do the work! LOL. Its prety much an oxymoron statement otherwise.
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Carol Marra, Agent, Bradenton, FL
Thu Jan 24, 2013
Joe,
Great question and it could mean different things in different communities. However, in most communities I service it refers to ground maintenance - cutting, fertilizing, and keeping the grounds around a property in good shape.
Hope this helps!
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Patricia Pal…, Agent, Palmetto, FL
Thu Jan 24, 2013
The association or the owner of the property if it is a renter is responsible for all maintenance.
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