Melanie says they were ready to move to a place that didn’t require much upkeep. She says they spent a lot of their free time doing yard and housework at their four-acre property.
“We wanted to own a home, but we didn’t want a lot of maintenance. Solstice was appealing because Parkbridge maintains the landscaping, which we were tired of doing ourselves.”
It didn’t take long for them to decide that Solstice was just what they wanted.
Knowing that Solstice was a land lease community, where they would own their house but not the land on which it sits, wasn’t a deterrent to Mark and Melanie. They compared how affordable Solstice homes are to freehold homes in Kelowna, and were also drawn to the services and amenities offered in the community.
“We investigated land lease and it fit the bill perfectly at this stage in our lives,” says Mark.
His wife Melanie agrees.
“We talked and I said, ‘do we need to own the land, like the dirt, that the house is sitting on?’ And for us, the answer is no. We don’t even think about not owning the land because we still own our home and get all the perks of community management.”