A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

October - November 2020

Edition No. 31

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Manager's Corner
 

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Fall is finally here! As we welcome in the cooler temperatures, we also say goodbye to Hurricane Season. Read on for a special story from our Community Manager, Priscilla, about some amazing neighbors here in the Fairways.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Dear Residents,

While this especially warm summer felt endless, fall is finally here! I will be glad to welcome in the cooler weather and all the outdoor activities that go along with it, as well as officially saying goodbye to Hurricane Season.

In this issue, I wanted to share a story with you all about neighbors helping neighbors. We have a wonderful elderly couple in the Fairways that had some damage to their home and required repairs. I reached out to several residents, including Gerry and Barbara Mishloney, and to some local high school students who wanted to do community service work to honor their school. A few calls were all it took - The Mishloney’s took charge and coordinated with the students’ scheduling, and not long after the repair work was in full swing. This fantastic team of volunteers fixed minor items on the exterior of the home, repaired and replaced the skirting, power washed the home, painted the house and trim, and created a lovely front flowerbed. What an awesome gift of fellowship and caring for one another. My sincere thanks to all the volunteers. The Fairways truly is a wonderful place to call home.


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Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

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Office Closed

The Management Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales appointments or tours.

Food

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Soup's On!

As the weather begins to cool, it’s time to break out the crockpots and soup bowls! Whether you prefer something hearty like creamy tomato or lighter like chicken tortilla, this list of delicious fall soups will help you discover your new go-to cold weather dish.

Safety First
 

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As a reminder, the speed limit within our community is 15 MPH. With our narrow streets being shared by walkers, bikers, and golf carts, speeding creates a safety concern. Please remind your neighbors and guests to follow the posted speed limit. Thank you!

Resident Shout-Outs

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At The Fairways, we take pride in how beautiful our community looks, which wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic residents. Read on for some special shout-outs from our Community Manager, Priscilla, who noticed some great home improvements around the neighborhood.

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Resident Shout-Outs

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I want to give a shout-out to those residents who have been working so diligently to improve their homes and homesites. Thank you, Shirley Conway, John Mincemeyer, Jose Veloz, David Downey, John Cutsinger, and Thomas Zepp, for keeping your home and properties looking great. Thank you, Laurie Glover, for painting your house, it looks amazing.

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

Capital Improvements

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We have continued to complete some much-needed upgrades over the last few months. Keep reading for the full list of improvements!

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Capital Improvements

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We have continued to complete some much-needed upgrades over the last few months.

  • Road upgrades throughout community
  • Improvements to the infrastructure by cleaning and lining the sewer lines
  • Installed a new pool lift at the Masters pool

Your Health

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Home Exercise Tips

As our daily lives have shifted over the past year, many of us have moved from the gym to working out at home. Exercising in a new setting can be a great, however, we need to be mindful of just how enthusiastic we’re being in our fitness pursuits. Learn about the most common home-workout injuries and how you can avoid them to stay safe and get healthy at the same time.

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 the appraisal fee. To learn more, contact the Fairways sales team.

Selling Your Home?

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Thinking of selling your home? While we hate to see you leave, we’re here for you every step of the way. When you list your home with us, we employ all the right types of media to sell your home and understand the Fairways lifestyle. We can even give your buyer a full-year golf membership, that’s a $1,800 to $2,400 value! To learn more, contact the Fairways sales team.

Sales Update
 

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Happy fall from your Fairways Sales Team! As we begin to welcome our snowbirds back from the chilly North, we have a few important sales updates for those looking to make a permanent move to the sunshine state. Keep reading for more!

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Sales Update

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Happy fall from your Fairways Sales Team! This is our favorite time of year at the Fairways Country Club because our snowbird friends are making their way back to Florida! We hope everyone has stayed well throughout this challenging year.

Our Sales Team was recently given the green light to rent some of our brand-new inventory homes! Remember though, if you as a resident refer a customer to our Sales Team, and they purchase a New Inventory home, you will receive a $2,000 referral bonus from Hometown America. If the customer purchases a Used Inventory home, the referring resident will be awarded a $500 referral bonus. This program allows you to pick your neighbors and earn money – it’s a win-win!

Let your friends know that they can view our inventory at https://hometownamerica.com/FairwaysCountryClub/Homes. We have also recently added video tours of our homes so you can tour from the comfort of your own home!

If you have any questions, call your Fairways Sales Team at (407) 270-6700.

Happy Fall Everyone,
Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez

Home & Garden

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Indoor Herb Garden

Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you can’t garden. Satisfy your green thumb all year round by creating your very own herb garden in your kitchen! Whether it’s mint or rosemary, this article will help you learn how to grow these herbs and more, all indoors.

Foster Parenting: Pet Edition

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Have you considered rescuing a pet but can’t fully commit just yet? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! Becoming a foster parent comes with an endless list of benefits for you and the animals you bring into your home. Keep reading to learn more.

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Foster Parenting: Pet Edition

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Have you considered rescuing a pet but can’t fully commit just yet? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! Becoming a foster parent comes with an endless list of benefits for you and the animals you bring into your home - so what are you waiting for?

What are the benefits of putting animals in foster homes rather than in shelters? Well, there are plenty. First up, it can increase a pet’s chance of finding their fur-ever home. As foster parents open their homes and hearts to these little guys and gals, they have a better understanding of the animal’s personality, which helps match them with the right home. It also teaches the animals social skills and basic house training, which they often don’t get in shelters, leading to an easier transition . Not to mention, keeping pets out of shelters prevents overcrowding, animal neglect, and gives that pet an invaluable taste of a loving home.

What are the benefits for you? First of all, it’s temporary. This acts as a trial run if you’re debating bringing a permanent furry family member into your home. You can also choose exactly what kind of pet you want to foster, from breed to personality, and many shelters will help match you with the right pet for your lifestyle. If you have other pets in the home, it’s a great way to socialize them to new animals.

Opening your home, and your heart, to an animal in need is a priceless experience. If you’re ready to take the plunge, check out this article to learn how you can be the best foster parent. Who knows, you might even find them so perfect you just have to adopt them!

*Before bringing any animal into your home, please make sure to check with your community’s guidelines on pets.

International Food Traveler

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While you may have had to push back some of your travel plans this year, your taste buds don’t need to miss out. Keep reading to discover dishes from around the world that you can make in your own kitchen and decide which one you have to try first.

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International Food Traveler

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While you may have had to push back some of your travel plans this year, your taste buds don’t need to miss out. These dishes from around the world are sure to give you some new ideas to try in the kitchen (or for your next takeout run).

Are you in the mood for something hearty and filling that the whole family will love? Transport yourself across the pond and try Colcannon potatoes with a side of lamb chops from Ireland or the classic fish and chips with horseradish and mushy peas from England.

Have a sweet tooth? French macaroons are a classic, whether you want to splurge at a bakery or attempt the challenge of making them from scratch. The article above also features a classic apple pie recipe from Germany if you’re looking to spice up your Grandmother’s go-to.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, there are a host of recipes to satisfy this craving. Check out steamed mussels with peppers from Belgium or try your hand at making a classic chicken paella from Spain.

Sometimes cooking a new dish straight from a written recipe can be a challenge, especially when it’s from a different country. If you want to brush up on your skills before tackling the more complex dishes, check out some of the best online cooking classes.

Whether you’re looking to expand your palette passport by whipping something up in your own kitchen or by trying a new take-out option, there’s plenty of dishes out there to keep you on our toes for months!

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.

Experiences

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The New Wine Night

Spending time with friends has certainly shifted in the age of social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun with them. You can still enjoy wine night with your crew through one of these awesome wine subscription boxes; so break out the bottle opener and power up Zoom, it’s time for a wine night in!

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.

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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Brighten Your Day

There’s a lot going on in the world today and it can be easy to get bogged down in the daily news cycle. Take a break by checking out John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” talk show or laugh until you cry on America’s Funniest Home Video’s YouTube channel.