A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

December - January 2021

Edition No. 32

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

As our snowbird friends begin to make their journey back to the sunshine state, the holiday season approaches, and the New Year follows quickly after that, Community Manager, Priscilla, has a special message. Read on to hear it!

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Dear Residents,

We’d like to wish a warm welcome to our Fairways snowbirds! We are so glad to have you back in the sunshine state and just think, your neighbors up north are shoveling snow right about now.

On another note, I’d like to wish all of our residents a happy holiday season and a happy new year! Of all the upcoming holidays, my favorite is Christmas. This year, while Christmas will look a little different, with fewer parties and gatherings it’s important to remember that the season isn’t only about the get togethers - it’s about fellowship, it’s about giving, and it’s about sharing love.

Sharing this love is something we can all do this holiday season. Whether it’s sharing a warm smile with your neighbor, calling up an old friend you haven’t spoken with in a while, helping those less fortunate, or supporting the men and women fighting for our freedom, there’s always something simple you can do that can make anyone’s day brighter.

When it comes to the new year, I’m sure we all are thinking the same thing - so long 2020. I pray each day that 2021 brings us all health, unity, and happiness. We’ve had a tough year, but our horizons are very bright! Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

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Office Closed

The Management Office will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales appointments or tours.

Food

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Not Your Average Bean Water

Getting tired of your run of the mill Starbucks order or grocery store bean blend? We have the solution for you! These coffee subscription services allow you to try new, premium coffee blends every month, delivered straight to your door. Which will you choose?

Resident Shout-Outs

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From food truck volunteers to our Yard of the Year winners, Community Manager, Priscilla, has lots of residents she wants to thank for their help in making Fairways such a great place to live. Read on to hear more about these stand-up residents!

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Resident Shout-Outs

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As we reflect on the limited social activities in 2020, I must send out a big thank you for all the volunteers that helped bring the variety of food trucks to Fairways this past year. In times when we were all sheltering and hesitant to go out in fear of COVID-19, it was a blessing to have some fun and excitement, not to mention great food, come directly to us. From ice cream and donuts to Lobster and BBQ, we had quite a variety of deliciousness. Thank you, Barbara, Shelly, Lorie, and everyone else who worked so hard to make this happen for our community.

I also want to give a shout-out to all the residents who have been working so diligently throughout the year improving their homes and homesites. A big shout-out to our Yard of the Year winners, Jose and Francisca Veloz along with David and Deanna Downey.

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

Capital Improvements

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We ended 2020 with many community improvement projects completed. Keep reading for the full list!

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Capital Improvements

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We ended 2020 with many community improvement projects completed!

  • • Finished road work on Spyglass, Maidstone, and Stanwick Court.
  • • Installed automatic doors at the Westchester which completed all three clubhouses equipped with automatic doors.
  • • Upgraded the Masters pool.
  • • Installed a new roof on the Westchester Clubhouse.
  • • Replaced the walkway between the Masters and Braeburn Court.
  • • Installed a new pool lift chair in the Masters pool.

We are happy to be able to end the year on this note and hope many more community improvements will be coming our way in 2021.

Trade In/Trade Up Program

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Don’t forget about our trade-in/trade-up program! If you have Data Comp appraise your home, we will give you 70% of the appraisal value and you only pay sales tax on the difference - never commissions. We then take your home into inventory and you live in a brand-new, warrantied home. We’ll also reimburse you for the appraisal fee. To learn more, contact the Fairways sales team.

Your Health

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Protein Power Up

When was the last time you thought about the diversity of the meat in your diet? Red meat, poultry, and fish all have nutritional values, but balance is key. Make sure you know what’s best for your overall health by first understanding the benefits, courtesy of HowStuffWorks.

Selling Your Home?

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Thinking of selling your home? While we’re sad to see you go, we hope you consider listing with us. Read on for the full list of benefits to listing your home with our Fairways Sales Team.

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Selling Your Home?

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Call your Hometown Sales Team to list your home! Here are some of the many reasons why:

  • • We get all of the “drive-in” traffic.
  • • We have two full-time internet sales representatives who assist in answering online questions and make appointments for us.
  • • We are open 7 days a week.
  • • We are the only sales agents who sell in the community that can give a free golf membership to our buyers for one year.
  • • We use marketing across multiple websites to market your homes.
  • • We are well trained and are very good at what we do.
  • • We also give the best community tours of all of our beautiful amenities.

Contact the Sales Office for more information!

Sales Update
 

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Happy holidays from your Fairways Sales Team! We’ve been busy preparing new homes to welcome brand-new residents into our community. Read on to hear about these exciting installments coming soon and other important sales information.

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Sales Update

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Hello Fairways Residents,

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and we wish you a Happy New Year! We always love this time of year at the Fairways Country Club because the weather is amazing. Our golfers are out enjoying our beautiful course, making friendships and having a great time.

As you may have noticed, we have been very successful this year in home resales. After running data in October, Hometown sales agents have outsold all competition this year 2 to 1 and our average home resale price is twice the average of our competitors. This means that your home values are affected positively by us!

You will be noticing some new homes coming in as well! We are excited to bring some new floorplans to The Fairways Country Club. Reviews have been positive on the floorplans that have already arrived. New construction helps maintain the value of your home and community. If you would like to tour new homes, be on the lookout for COVID-friendly Open House events as it’s a great opportunity to check out the new homes!

On that note, remember, if you refer a friend that purchases a new inventory home from us, you’ll receive a $2,000 referral reward! Who doesn’t want that at Christmas time?

Keep up with our website for more information on our available homes for sale.

If you have any questions, please give us a call!

Best Regards,

Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez

New Year, New Travel

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While this year might have put a damper on our travel plans, believe it or not, many experts are optimistic that 2021 will bring a rebound to the travel industry. Are you excited to hit the road and skies again in the new year? Keep reading to find your next destination.

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New Year, New Travel

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While this year might have put a damper on our travel plans, believe it or not, many experts are optimistic that 2021 will bring a rebound to the travel industry. According to Forbes, Americans want to travel, feel confident traveling, and plan to as early in the new year as possible.

There are a few reasons why the travel industry is seeing such enthusiastic responses. Many people received travel vouchers in 2020 for cancelled trips that must be used within a year, some have racked up vacation days at work during quarantine, and even more are simply itching to get out and visit somewhere new as travel restrictions lift and safety measures are put in place.

While we all anxiously wait to break out our suitcases, plan your first trip with the help of Afar’s “most requested” travel guide. American’s are especially excited to visit Japan, the top searched location according to Afar’s guide, along with Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Egypt.

Which of these locations do you want to get out and see? We can’t decide!

Home & Garden

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A Green Wonderland

As it gets colder outside, we know you want to keep your home warm and cozy on the inside; but is there a way to do that without skyrocketing your utility bill? Keep your bill low this holiday season by checking out these helpful tips. You’ll be saving in no time!

Fall in the Hobby Hole

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Have you found yourself with an excess of free time lately? Let’s take this opportunity to put down the TV remote and pick up a hobby. Whether you want to learn something artsy like origami or get more active by trail running, there’s something for everyone!

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Fall in the Hobby Hole

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Have you found yourself with an excess of free time lately? Let’s take this opportunity to put down the TV remote and pick up a hobby. Whether you want to learn something artsy like origami or get more active by trail running, there’s something for everyone!

If you love cooking but want to take your skills to the next level, try your hand at making homemade bread! With baking essentials like flour and yeast becoming available again, bread is a fun, challenging, and diverse option. To go with your handmade bread, create your very own jam. Being able to choose your favorite fruit or combination makes it the perfect choice if you’re looking for something a little fresher than Welch’s.

Are you an artsier person? Try getting into a new unique crafting hobby like origami, flower pressing, or spend some time going through the boxes of old photographs you have stowed away and make them into a beautiful scrapbook.

For something a little less DIY, there are also Master Classes available on every subject under the sun. Learn from famous actors, published authors, and more in this exclusive collection of courses.

No matter what hobby you choose, we hope you enjoy it!

HTA E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

SafeHaven Insurance

Safe Haven

Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

Experiences

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Virtual Game Nights

Spending time with family and friends might not look the same, but with the help of virtual game nights, it’s like your loved ones are sitting right next to you! Services like Tee K.O. and Jackbox Games allow you to easily share the game screen to multiple devices so you can easily compete and play with friends. With so many to choose from, you’ll have a new game every time!

Connect with Us
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

 
 

Entertainment

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Feeling Nostalgic

There’s no better time to curl up on the couch and watch a feel-good movie than the holiday season. Whether you prefer to watch Tim Allen as a reluctant Old St. Nick or Kevin McCallister fight off kooky burglars, there’s something for everyone on this list.