A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

August - September 2020

Edition No. 30

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

With facilities opening around the country, it is more important than ever to practice social distancing, and the residents of the Fairways have done an outstanding job at this. Keep reading for a special thank you from our Community Manager, Priscilla.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Dear Residents,

While we are in the midst of some crazy times, I am happy to say we are starting to gradually add more gatherings and reopen more amenities. I am so pleased that we have all been healthy and the residents of Fairways have gone above and beyond to practice the recommended safety protocol. With facilities opening around the country, it is even more important to practice social distancing and sanitizing procedures. I’d like to thank all our residents and staff members for respecting these guidelines and continuing to keep our entire community safe.

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

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Office Closed

This is a friendly reminder that the Management Office will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Thank you!

Food

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Snacks for the Sniffles

Have you ever heard the saying, “you are what you eat”? When it comes to our health, it’s true! We can boost our immune systems just by choosing different options to incorporate into our daily diets. Whether you’re looking for new snacks or recipes to satisfy the whole family, there are a ton of possibilities out there to help you stay healthy.

Hurricane Prep
 

Hurricane Prep

Beginning on June 1, this year’s hurricane season has already been forecasted to be an active one. At the Fairways, we are seasoned professionals at emergency preparedness to make sure you and your family stay safe. Read on to learn how you can be prepared to take this season head on.

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Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep

Beginning on June 1, this year’s hurricane season has already been forecasted to be an active one. At the Fairways, we are seasoned professionals at emergency preparedness to make sure you and your family stay safe. In case you need a fresh copy of our Emergency Preparedness handout, please call the office and we will make sure to get your one.

We want you to be extra prepared this year. With COVID-19 still amongst us, Emergency Management services are putting some safety protocols in place at Florida shelters. This means the shelters will accept less people than normal to adhere to social distancing. They are recommending you make alternative plans now. Possibly evacuate to a hotel or out of the evacuation zone. We hope to have more information soon from Emergency Management to share with you.

On behalf of the Fairways team, we’d like to work together with our residents to get an updated list of any shut-ins in our community. If you know someone who will need extra help or is shut in during an evacuation, please let us know and we will make a comprehensive list to have available for our first responders and emergency management teams. We love to see neighbors helping neighbors!

Reopening Procedures

Reopening Procedures

We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it’s important that we do our part to flatten the curve and help maintain the health and wellness of our communities. Read on for a full update on reopening procedures at The Fairways.

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Reopening Procedures

Reopening Procedures

We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it’s important that we do our part to flatten the curve and help maintain the health and wellness of our communities. Hometown has been adhering to all local, state, and federal guidelines and we’re making decisions about day-to-day operations that align with those guidelines to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus within our communities.

As states continue the reopening process and businesses and other non-essential services come back online, we will be monitoring their guidelines and making adjustments to community operations accordingly. Availability of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment as well as creating and training team members on revised operational protocols are also factors that impact the timing of reopening.

With that being said, we are proud to announce as of July 1st our indoor amenities will reopen for small groups with reservations only. Hometown America is proud to be taking a methodical way of opening various amenities and facilities with a well thought out, safe plan. Pools, outdoor amenities, fitness centers and now indoor facilities will be opened for your use. It is very important to us that you have access to the amenities you enjoy, while staying smart and safe. We love seeing so many happy faces as we slowly get back to a bit of normality.

We thank you for your continued patience and look forward to the future!

Capital Improvements

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

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Capital Improvements

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We have completed some much-needed upgrades over the last few months.

  • Installed automatic doors at the Fitness Center, giving all 3 clubhouses have the same ease of access.
  • Completed an upgrade at the Masters pool with new pool resurfacing and depth markers.
  • Finished a new concrete pathway behind the Masters Clubhouse.

Your Health

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Telemedicine Tips

Getting quality medical care has never been easier. If you are frustrated with scheduling and attending doctors’ appointments just for answers to a few questions, Telemedicine services are a powerful tool for you to utilize. Get prescriptions, care, and referrals all from the comfort of your home.

Resident
Shout-Outs

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At 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

Megaphone

At Fairways, we take pride in how beautiful our community looks, which wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic residents. I want to give a shout-out to a few of our residents who have been working diligently to improve their homes and homesites.

Thank you, Betty Kilby; your home looks so fresh and clean. Thank you, Steve and Linda Hopgood for painting your home - it looks amazing! Finally, welcome to the Fairways Laurie and Scott Glover, your new home paint color looks great.

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

Save the Date
 

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We look forward to K.C. and the Sunshine Band rocking the night away at the Masters Clubhouse once COVID restrictions are lifted. Keep an eye out for more information and future tickets sales!

Sales Update
 

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As summer shifts into fall, sales are in full swing here at The Fairways! Keep reading to learn more about our newest promotion and our other sales programs.

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Sales Update

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Greetings from your Fairways Sales Team! First off, we would like to thank everyone who has listed and purchased through us this year. We love working hard for you and we certainly hope that you and your family have remained healthy this year.

We can’t believe that summer is already coming to a close. Sales have been extremely busy, even throughout quarantine, and your Fairways Sales Agents have been selling homes right in line with appraisals, keeping your home values up!

Hometown America has put together an amazing promotion for you during this interesting year. Here are the details:

  1. This promotion is for New Inventory Homes only.
  2. You can shop from the safety of your home by watching virtual tours of our New Inventory homes.
  3. Once you choose your home, you can save up to $5,000.
  4. You get the first three months of site rent for free too!

Call our sales team today at (407) 270-6700 to get more details. We would love to hear from you!

Remember, we also offer a trade-in/trade-up program for New Inventory homes as well! It’s easy - call Data Comp to come to appraise your home, HTA gives you 70% of the value of that appraisal, you only pay sales tax on the difference and you never pay commissions. We take your home into inventory and you live in a brand new, warrantied home but that’s not all! We will then reimburse you for the $300 appraisal fee when you purchase your new home.

If you have any questions about either of these programs, please call your Fairways Sales Team!

Happy Fall,
Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez
(407) 270-6700

Home & Garden

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Increase Your Home Value

Many people say their homes are extensions of themselves, so while you improve yourself all the time, don’t forget to put in a little TLC into the space around you. From adding small details like a new paint color and fixtures to enhancing you curb appeal, you’ll start to see your home’s value grow in no time.

Hurricane Preparedness

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For those who have experienced hurricane season, whether it was an active one or not, know that it’s important to be prepared. This year, however, is a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to keep Floridians safe across all fronts, the CDC has created an article with tips from evacuation to how to stay safe post-storm.

Stimulus
Check Tips

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As government stimulus checks begin to roll in, you may be thinking about what you should do with yours. Keep reading to learn a few helpful tips on how you can use these additional funds to your advantage.

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Stimulus Check Tips

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As government stimulus checks begin to roll in, you may be thinking about what you should do with yours. Whether it’s paying bills, investing, or spending it on that special wish list item, it all comes down to what is best for your wealth health.

NBC News recently compiled a helpful list of 5 must-know tips before spending your stimulus. Read through them below before making your spending decision, you might just change you mind.

  1. Make sure you have the necessities. First and foremost, make sure you are stocked up on the things you need like food, medicine, and other additional supplies. If you’re not, it can be a good idea to use your stimulus check to restock these items.
  2. Work with financial institutions. If necessary, you can use your check to pay any debts you might have, but check with your financial institutions first. Many banks and credit card companies are deferring payments and waiving fees, so make sure to check with them first before dropping a large payment.
  3. Save your money. If you have no immediate need for your stimulus check, consider saving it or using it to get yourself out of debt. This can be a great way to reduce future financial strain.
  4. Deal with your finances now. It can be tempting to avoid your financial problems until they become an immediate issue, but that will only lead to future stress. Get your finances in order now and figure out the best use for your stimulus money rather than wait until an issue arises.
  5. Give your money. If you are in a stable place financially, consider giving the money to someone in need. Many charities are readily accepting donations, or you could even consider helping a friend or family member who is struggling right now.

We hope these tips helped give you some viable options on how your stimulus check can go to good use. Stay safe and stay healthy!

Online Book
Clubs

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There’s nothing quite like starting a brand-new book. Many online book clubs are now allowing readers the opportunity to connect, hear from the writers themselves, and try out new genres. There’s no better time to find your next literary obsession.

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Online Book Clubs

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There’s nothing quite like starting a brand-new book. With new characters to get attached to and fresh worlds to immerse yourself in, there’s no better time to find your next obsession. Many online book clubs are now allowing readers the opportunity to connect, hear from the writers themselves, and try out new genres. There’s truly something for everyone!

Whether you are a woman looking for a casual group to talk to other female bibliophiles, someone looking to broaden their knowledge with award-winning titles, or looking for novels to help you make sense of the world itself, there’s a book club for it.

Another great feature of virtual book clubs are that they offer different levels of interactivity. If you’re simply looking for a list of recommended books on the same subject, you can find a club for that. If you enjoy reading or listening to what others have to say about a book but you’re not looking to discuss yourself, you can. If you like the best of both worlds, you’ll easily be able to find a host of groups that will allow you to share your opinion and converse with your fellow readers.

While it can be difficult to find people with similar interests to you, online book clubs might be the answer. They are a great way to immerse yourself in new literature and conversations with people across the globe without leaving the comfort of your home.

Experiences

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Stay and Play

A vacation doesn’t always mean traveling to some far-off destination. There are a lot of things you can do from your own home that provide the same level of relaxation and fun as a traditional escape. From creating your own film festival to treating yourself to luxurious linens, the options are endless.

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.

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 & Leisure

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2020’s Best Podcasts

Podcasts - the latest and greatest craze to hit our streaming platforms over the last year; but what does that mean for you? From informational to comedic satire, there is something for every taste! Get started by checking out Good Housekeeping’s list of the best podcasts for 2020.