Are you looking for ways to make life simpler? A place to live that is maintenance free with ample socialization opportunities? Adults 55+ are entering a time in their lives when they should be relaxing and enjoying the many carefree pleasures that life has to offer.

If you are looking to eliminate some of the maintenance in your life, you may want to consider moving out of your home and renting instead. Even if you no longer have a mortgage to worry about, renting can be more beneficial than owning a home. Here are a few of the benefits of renting vs homeownership.

Hassle-free maintenance

As you know, owning a home is a big financial responsibility. All homes require regular maintenance. Sometimes, it can seem as if you are constantly fixing and repairing things around your home. This is not only time-consuming, but it can get expensive quickly. In fact, it is estimated the average homeowner will spend between 1% and 4% of their annual income on repairs and upkeep.

When you rent an apartment home at TimberCrest, you will not have to pay for maintenance. No painting, roof and gutter repairs, windows, sprinklers, carpets, dishwasher repair, you name it – we take care of it all. No major-league, structural maintenance and ongoing seasonal maintenance like shoveling, landscaping, or raking. Plus, park your car in our heated underground parking and never worry about scraping your windshield again! By eliminating the upkeep of your home, you will have more time to do what you want.

Owning a home can come with a lot of extra costs. It is not just maintenance and repair costs; homeowners also have to pay property tax and homeowners insurance. Imagine having extra funds to travel, plant a garden and Live Life YOUR Way!

Looking for a change

If you are looking to make life simpler, renting may be the perfect choice for you. At TimberCrest Independent Living renting comes with an abundance of choices. Choices of floor plans, choices to attend regularly scheduled activities, choices to travel without worries of home repairs, snow removal or mail sitting on your porch for months. TimberCrest at Glen Oaks give you these options:

  • In-House Activities. Swimming pool, gymnasium, theater room, fitness center, Club Room with pool table, Library with computer and printer, Hot Tub, Spa Room, Craft Room, Community Room, Atrium and gathering areas.
  • Welcoming Community with new and old friends.
  • Local Attractions. Located in Clear Lake, Glen Oaks is close to the Lake, amazing restaurants, quaint shopping, chamber events, the Surf Ballroom, the North Iowa Performing Arts, museums and more.

Make Glen Oaks Community your next destination

If you are looking to Live Life Your Way, look no further than TimberCrest at Glen Oaks. With upscale living and community activities, you will feel at home from the day you walk through our doors. For questions or to schedule a private tour, call Kim at 641-355-1203.