Learn about what a patio home is, how to distinguish your responsibilities, and about perks and drawbacks of the patio home life.
Patio homes typically offer one level living, are often attached to mirrored units, have deeded land, and much of the exterior landscaping is maintained by the community association. Don't confuse a patio home with a condo. It is important to have an agent that knows how to identify the structure of the community and can explain your responsibilities and financial commitments.
Patio homes owner are often responsible for:
- exterior veneer
- windows and doors
- building structure and all interior aspects, functions, and features
- utilities (with sometimes the exception of water and sewer costs)
- full insurance policy covering a typical home
Patio homes owner are often NOT responsible for the following as they are usually included in the association fees:
- lawn maintenance, landscaping, and grass cutting
- garbage fees
- snow removal on streets
These items need to be confirmed with the proper authorities and verified by written documentation. We know how to get in touch with the right people, find the documents you need, and get the correct answers.