Top 10 Reasons why you should get out of your apartment and into a Lennar Home!

1. You know what I love most? My paper thin walls. What’s better then waking up to the sound of your neighbor’s alarm clock? Hmm, I know. The serenity of your own Lennar Home.

2. Missing out on those homeowner tax-breaks as a renter? Think of the possibilities. New jeans, a night out on the town, or a flat-screen TV… Oh, the list goes on.

3. Late to work and tired of slowing down for those annoying speed bumps in your apartment complex? We thought so.

4. Do you have an obnoxious landlord constantly saying, “you can’t do this and you can’t do that”? With Lennar, it’s YOUR home. So go for it, paint the walls lime green.

5. Oh wow, with my high rent I’m awarded with a bad parking spot? Another joy of apartment living.

6. Scared of the maintenance man finding the dog you’re hiding? Lennar welcomes you and your four-legged friends.

7. Gotta love those random roommates — especially when your groceries are mysteriously vanishing.

8. The lawn service that clearly didn’t wait for the roosters crow before firing up their mowers right next to my window. Now that’s a pleasant way to start the day.

9. Limited space isn’t an issue with Lennar’s luxury townhomes and single family homes. We’ve got plenty of room for you and your stuff.

10. Tired of paying for something you’ll never own? Lennar Homes are an asset, an investment, and a space that you can personalize however you would like.

Do you have an apartment horror story? Something you can’t stand about apartment living? We want to hear about it. Reply with the best of the worst and we’ll enter you for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target. It’s just that easy with Lennar Homes.

Contest is open until November 30th.

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Reasons why you should get out of your apartment and into a Lennar Home!

  1. What do you do if you move into what seems to be a gorgeous apartment in a great downtown area, just to find out that the previous tenants have broken the garbage disposal unit, two toilets, the lights in the kitchen, and the lights in the living room? Well that’s what I had to figure out, all while getting to know my “new-age-hippie” landlord who apparently writes erotica novels. Fun!

    This is a true story. My boyfriend and I recently moved into a gorgeous apartment in a downtown area of a major U.S. city. Where we live apartment hunting is not a leisurely task, it’s a survival mission, apartments for rent that are listed online become snatched up within hours. Because of this, my boyfriend who is a software engineer, wrote us a program which sifted through rental sites in our area, and emailed listings which matched our criteria within seconds of those listings being posted. This is why we had about 15 minutes to decide on this so-called, gorgeous apartment. If we had asked for more time the landlord made it clear that she would be giving the apartment to one of the other 3 couples waiting downstairs in the lobby who were hoping we would pass on the place. I should mention, this was all within 1 hour of the apartment being listed online. We had no time to realize what kind of apartment chaos would be in store for us during the next 4 months. Constant emails with the landlord, dozens of maintenance trips by our landlord’s awful electrician/plumber friend, and even complimentary erotica novels in the mail.

    Needless to say, we’re now saving up to buy a home of our own.

    • Stacy,

      Thanks for sharing your story about apartment living! It was a good laugh and a perfect example of what can go wrong with apartment hunting and renting. With mortgages now lower than rent, why rent when you could own? Stop by your local Lennar community and check out our in-house financing and low interest rates for qualified buyers. Our team would love to discuss the possibilities of you owning your first Lennar home — without the landlord and his novels.

      Thanks for contributing your story!

  2. Where should I begin? Well we started to look for an apartment in Florida because it was time for us to find a place of our own and to stop living with family. We started looking around at places but most of them were either way out of our price range or I wouldn’t let my cat live in them. So finally one of our friends at work told us about the complex that he lived in, so we decided to go check it out. When we arrived it was like WoW! what a great place, cathedral ceilings huge rooms and the rent was perfect for us and the management was a little old couple who could not be nicer. We decided to lease the apartment and move in as soon as possible. We were in heaven. Well needless to say things started to go down hill after we moved in. The couple who managed the complex decided that it was time to retire so they were replaced by the meanest person I have ever come across, she was the human version of a pit bull. We could never really get a straight answer from her for any question we asked. So we steered clear of her as much as possible. Well come to find out after coming home from work one day we had a letter stuck in our door. We just figured it was our newsletter but come to find out it was an eviction notice and we had till the end of the month to get out, less than 30 days mind you. No, we didn’t do anything wrong, we paid our rent before it was due, we were quiet and didn’t cause any type of trouble. We were getting evicted because who ever owned the complex decided that it was in their best interest to sell it to an investor during the condo boom, so they could turn them into Condominiums. We were devastated, we found our dream apartment and now are going to loose it. Let me tell you it is not an easy task to try and get everything in your home packed and find a new place to live in less than 30 days and go to work full time. Well, we did find a new apartment, it was smaller than the one we had and the rent was $250 more than what we were paying before. This was by far the worst time we have ever had living on our own but come to find out the investor that bought the complex lost it in bankruptcy because no one wanted to buy condos. The bad thing about living in apartments is that you are at the mercy of other people all the time and anything can happen at anytime. One day we will own a home of our own and not be at the mercy of others.

    • Thomas,

      Thank you for sharing your story about apartment living and congratulations on being our winner! As soon as you let us know your address, we’ll get your $50 Target gift card in the mail! Sounds like you’ve had a rough experience, and we hope that when it comes time to buy a new home, you’ll stop by your local Lennar community in the Tampa Bay area. With in-house financing and low interest rates for qualified buyers, our team would love to work with you and get you into a home that you love — all at your mercy of course.

      Thanks for contributing!

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