4 Characteristics Of A Perfect Snowbird Property

Few things make life as enjoyable as becoming a snowbird. Especially, if you buy your snowbird property in a tropical paradise like Port Charlotte!

However, deciding to become a snowbird is a little easier than actually pulling the trigger. The first and largest decision you need to make as a new snowbird is where your new wintertime home will be.

Here is our guide to the four characteristics that make a property perfect for life as a snowbird.

1. Desirable Location

If you are like most people, the property that you purchase to relax in each Winter, is the home you plan on retiring in full-time at some point. Let’s face it, you don’t want to retire just any ‘ol where. You want to retire in a stunning location that is within convenient approximation to doctors, grocery stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Not to mention, the beach! You might be able to save a few bucks by buying a property in a less desirable location at first, but down the line it will end up costing you when you have to sell it and buy something better that’s closer to the things you love.

2. New Construction

Not enough can be said about the benefits of buying new construction as a snowbird. First of all, consider the fact that you are gone half the year and won’t notice if something goes wrong, like a leak, which is common in older homes. New construction properties rarely have such problems. Furthermore, new construction properties are more energy efficient, cutting down on your costs and leaving you with more money to have fun and enjoy yourself. Also, new construction homes are built with better quality materials and held to more stringent building codes making them safer against storms, theft, and wear and tear.

3. Rules and Regulations

Imagine how disappointed you would be if you bought a snowbird property only to see low-quality people move in around you, attracting crime or destroying the neighborhood. Most of the time, when you buy new construction, your snow bird nest will have an HOA that will not only maintain the quality of the neighborhood, but prohibit undesirable behavior from your neighbors that could depreciate the value of your home.

4. Low Maintenance

Perhaps the most common reason that snowbirds love to buy new construction is the lack of maintenance that they will be responsible for. Everything from the roof, to cleaning the pool, to landscaping is usually covered by the HOA. Not having to hire someone to take care of these tasks while you’re North for the Winter, and trust that they’re actually being done is a huge load off your shoulders.

Thinking Of Buying A Second Home To Escape Those Harsh Winters?

If you are like most people, the temptation to escape the winters and relax on the beach while your friends shovel snow is too hard to resist.

We can’t blame you!

If you are like most people, you want to buy a property in an area that will be convenient, enjoyable, and financially sound. Which is why you should set your snowbird sights on Port Charlotte, Florida.

Currently, Port Charlotte is home to Harborside, one of Florida’s most desirable new luxury communities which is situated on its own private beach.

Not only is Harborside a stunning waterfront community, but it features a long list of modern amenities including a pool, spa, fitness facility, private beach, and dock so you can bring your boat. Plus, each of the condos and villas that are still available are competitively priced, making them attainable for millennials, snowbirds, and families!

Click here for more information about the new construction condos and villas still available in Harborside, or to schedule your private tour.