The latest trend in housing.
There’s a new trend on the housing market that has gained popularity over the last several years, and no, we aren’t talking about shiplap! It’s called Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Build-to-Lease (BTL), a growing housing option that provides all of the comforts and amenities of owning a brand-new home without all of the headaches. For those seeking the perks of living in a master-planned community but aren’t ready to put down roots, Build-to-Rent is a great opportunity to get the best of both worlds.
So, is build-to-rent right for you? Here are four ways that BTR could be your next big move.
Flexibility– Enjoying all of the benefits of a brand-new home, without the mortgage payment and home ownership maintenance, offers incredible flexibility for individuals of all age ranges. For young professionals who are experiencing rapid career changes, BTR alleviates the worry of what to do with the home if they receive a job offer in another city or state. And for empty nesters who want to downsize from their larger family home and begin enjoying a more low-maintenance lifestyle, BTR provides a brand-new home without the responsibility that comes with home ownership.
Low Maintenance – If a busy schedule, work commitments, and retirement tee-times limit your availability (or desire) to focus on all of the daily upkeep of owning a home; such as yardwork, repairs, and overall wear and tear, build-to-rent is a low-maintenance alternative to home ownership. The convenience to “lock and leave” your rental home provides a freedom that is unmatched.
Elevated Lifestyle – Living in a build-to-rent home in a master-planned community like Shearwater, an award-winning master-planned community in northern St. Johns County, gives renters access to all of the amenities and lifestyle events that are available on property. At Shearwater, these world-class amenities include resort-style swimming pools, a lazy river, 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, dog parks, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. You’ll also be invited to participate in social events, outdoor concerts, family-friendly gatherings and so much more. BTR opens the door to experience the luxury of a brand-new home, world-class amenities and a close connection to your neighbors – all on your own terms!
Residents enjoy World Class Amenities including Club House with Fitness Center and Wifi Cafe, huge Splashpool. Lazy River and Lap Pool, Tennis Courts and Forest Trails.
Shearwater’s build-to-lease homes feature two-to-four bedroom single-family and townhome floor plans. These homes include home and property maintenance, upgraded fixtures and finishes, and full access to Shearwater’s award-winning amenities and lifestyle events that are thoughtfully curated by a full-time Lifestyle Director. The Lifestyle Director leads the community’s unique approach to lifestyle programming and activities by working with residents directly to develop events and activities that best fit the interests of the community.
How It Works
360 Communities™ at Shearwater creates healthy, engaged and connected communities with purpose-built homes for the growing lease market. 360 Communities partners with top builders to create high-quality leased homes that blend seamlessly with surrounding communities and are professionally managed to deliver exceptional lifestyle experiences to residents. These beautiful homes are in established new home communities, like Shearwater, and located in fantastic, thriving locations close to good schools, major employers, shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation.
The lifestyle at Shearwater is about more than great amenities, it’s about creating a connection to neighbors and the great outdoors.
For more information about Shearwater, visit Shearwaterliving.com, or Shearwater360.com for information and pricing on available homes to lease.
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