Homebuyers want a home that reflects their lifestyle. Whether you’re an active retiree or a busy parent on the go, the lock-and-leave lifestyle may be very appealing to you. This recent trend in the housing market is exactly what you would expect from the name: homeowners can exercise the freedom of locking up their homes and leaving anytime they please. This style of homeownership is ideal for people looking for a home that offers security while also being conveniently low maintenance. The type of home that fits this on-the-go lifestyle often comes with more amenities and automation systems that make it easier to manage and monitor your home when you’re not there.
The ability to leave at a moment’s notice without worrying about the condition of your home while you’re away can be incredibly liberating. If you’re one of the nearly 22% (36.2 million) Americans who will be working remotely by 2025, then your flexible work-from-home lifestyle also means you’re an ideal homeowner. You could benefit from a flexible lock-and-leave lifestyle. Sounds too good to be true? It’s easier to have than you think! Let’s explore the top three benefits of the lock-and-leave lifestyle!
1. Less Maintenance
One of the keys to a lock-and-leave lifestyle is having a home that is low maintenance. This means that whether you’re away on a trip or entertaining friends, your yard and patio are easy to maintain. Also, being part of a Homeowners Association (HOA) means that they typically handle all the day-to-day landscaping and exterior home maintenance, as well as security. No more house sitter or lawn service is needed when you take those extended trips! Also, if you have pets, inside plants, and mail to be attended to in your absence, you’ll be part of a network of neighbors who will likely be happy to help!
2. More Security
You can alleviate the stress of leaving your home unattended with a lock-and-leave home. As we mentioned in #1, our communities’ HOAs feature security efforts, along with extensive lighting throughout the neighborhood and exterior of each home. This means you’ll be able to enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home and vehicles are safe when you’re away.
3. More Travel!
The ability to travel more might just be the greatest reason to consider the lock-and-leave lifestyle! When you can leave your home at a moment’s notice, you open yourself up to a world of travel just waiting for you to do it! Luckily our Soundbuilt communities are near some of Western Washington’s most awe-inspiring outdoor wonders: from craggy mountain peaks to pine forests and all the seafood you can eat as you go! The proximity to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport also makes travel incredibly accessible. And if you’re looking for maritime-specific moments, you’re a short drive away from the Port of Seattle. Adventure awaits! Where will you go first?
Join the Lock-and-Leave Community Today!
If you’re looking for the freedom and peace of mind that the lock-and-leave lifestyle can bring, your dream home might be closer than you think! Our Soundbuilt Communities offer incredible flexibility to help make your lifestyle a reality. Consider joining our VIP Priority List, or contact our concierge team to learn more about how Soundbuilt can help you make your lock-and-leave lifestyle a reality!