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Do You “Wantâ€� Or “Needâ€� A  Daytona Beach Lifestyle With Amenities

When we sold our home in Daytona Beach, Florida we made a decision that the next home purchase would necessitate amenities that would make the interior of the home and surroundings pleasurable. I realized life was too short and it was time to find a smaller home with the maximum level of amenities within my budget!

To begin the process, I utilized our exclusive premier real estate website which provided me with all the tools to search for homes in my area. I began search for a property in a given area, selected a property type, price range, and the number of rooms required. Next step was choosing the perks or the amenities!

Yes, it's all about the amenities! I was tired of taking care of the acre lawn and trimming the ceaseless viburnum shrubs that seemed to never stop growing especially in the summer months. Maintaining the pool became a grind! As empty nesters, the cleaning and the cost of maintenance of our 3000 SF home did not make any sense. Our nest was empty most of the time except for when our married children and their families came to visit us for the weekend pool party.

My choices of amenities were more of the community benefits I would be able to enjoy and the closeness to things I like to do. It was also important to find the maintenance free lifestyle within a community that maintained the exterior of the property to give us some free time. So next step was to determine my wants and needs in amenities. Remember, amenities mean convenience and convenience costs!

I tell my clients to create a "Wants and Needs" list when buying a home. A realistic list helps to narrow your choices in your property search after defining your location. Remember, you're not just buying a pretty face! Your realistic shopping list is not a wish list and your wants and needs for amenities must be budget driven. You might notice that the want list may overwhelm your budget so some "WANTS" may have to be added later.

Amenities are wide-ranging from community amenities to interior amenities. Do you want to enjoy a relaxing swim at the end of the day in a community pool or do you have children that would love to have fun at a playground? Do you love cooking and need a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances?

Communities and neighborhoods are built around a dramatic town square or village center and offer amenities such as shops, golf courses, fitness centers, and restaurants. This model neighborhood is much like the successful Disney community "Celebration� that provides residents convenient amenities!

Golfers, retirees and active adults seek communities that offer a variety of Florida life-styles and amenities as well as boaters and fisherman!

Condominium living in Daytona Beach, Florida is another lifestyle to consider as a retirement home or vacation home. Fitness centers, a pool, spa, and reserved underground parking are now considered basic amenities in condos.

Amenities in single family gated communities, equestrian communities and beach communities offer many housing options and recreational amenities as well!

If you are searching for a Florida home, condo or townhome, be sure to contact a Florida Realtor to help you find your dream home with the distinct amenities that are important to you.

Keep in mind, there are many choices for Port Orange homes and Daytona Beach condos now in this buyer's market.


Contact Team Gagliardi now for more information about Port Orange Real Estate and Daytona Beach Condos. Marty Gagliardi 386-316-5968 - Michael Gagliardi 386-316-5967. We are ready to assist you!

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