“Fair­way Vil­lages set the stan­dard,” says Bob Mau­mill

I’ve al­ways been a touch ap­pre­hen­sive about en­dors­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing for de­vel­op­ers. Of­ten their per­for­mance fails to match the prom­ise and I don’t like that. Be­fore I agreed to join the team at Fair­way Vil­lages I needed to know if the com­pany be­hind The

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The Col­lege Park Model

With that in mind I walked through Col­lege Park. What I saw was im­pres­sive, peo­ple were en­joy­ing a life­style free of the re­stric­tions and en­cum­brances of some other re­tire­ment vil­lages. But I wasn’t con­vinced. There had to be a catch. So, I pre­pared a check list of the things I would want if I opted for a re­tire­ment vil­lage life­style. Reach­ing our se­nior years and mov­ing to a se­cure com­mu­nity in beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings with first class fa­cil­i­ties sounds good, but it should not mean los­ing free­dom and in­de­pen­dence. And it should not mean leav­ing be­hind your pets.

Pets

So that was my first ques­tion. “Are pets al­lowed?” An­swer, “YES”. Next ques­tion “Can grand­chil­dren visit” An­swer, “YES”. So far so good, “What about those peo­ple who like to travel, is there room for their car­a­van?” An­swer: “There’s gen­er­ous pro­vi­sion for car­a­vans – there will be a ded­i­cated area open to res­i­dents”. That all sounded good, but do res­i­dents of Fair­way Vil­lages get a ti­tle deed in their name? An­swer “YES”. OK, some­one buys in, and for rea­sons un­fore­seen they have to sell, can they set their price and choose their agent? An­swer “YES”.

No Hid­den Costs

If a res­i­dent sells do they have to pay opt out fees? An­swer, “NO”. And there are NO De­ferred Man­age­ment Fees; NO Sink­ing Fund pay­ments and NO Ter­mi­na­tion Fees! Can a res­i­dent be­queath the as­set to a fam­ily mem­ber or friend? An­swer “YES”. So, res­i­dents make all the de­ci­sions about buy­ing and sell­ing their Fair­way Vil­lage as­set? An­swer “YES”.

Lo­ca­tion

I was run­ning out of ques­tions, so I asked to see the site where the next Fair­way Vil­lage, The Green, will be built. If you are a golfer or sim­ply like so­cial­is­ing in a con­vivial club at­mos­phere and want some­where very pleas­ant to live, you will love this. The vil­lage will be built on land within the mag­nif­i­cent precincts of the Lake­lands Coun­try Club and golf course. Do The Green res­i­dents get ac­cess to the Coun­try Club and golf course? An­swer, “Bet­ter than that, pur­chasers will re­ceive one se­nior and one ju­nior five-year mem­ber­ship”. At that point, I had ex­hausted my list of ques­tions. I’m sure there are lots more that prospec­tive buy­ers will have, and, as al­ways, when mak­ing a ma­jor in­vest­ment I rec­om­mend peo­ple do their own re­search be­fore mak­ing a com­mit­ment. But from what I have seen and learned, Fair­way Vil­lages is set­ting a new stan­dard in re­tire­ment vil­lages, giv­ing you the choice and se­cu­rity to live your life your way.

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