The current economic climate has forced many of us to realign our priorities. Conspicuous consumption is clearly out; sustainable, “green” living with smaller carbon footprints a growing awareness. So how does one reconcile the desire to own a second home or vacation real estate at Deep Creek Lake with the need to be socially responsible? There is a way.
Fractionals - A “Green” Alternative
Fractional ownership is a smart, sustainable, “green” way to own a second home. A legally defined alternative popular in many resort areas, multiple like-minded owners share initial costs and ongoing expenses, balancing the buyer's investment with actual usage and enjoyment of their home. While the average vacation property in the US is used less than 30 days per year, it is generally kept heated and cooled concurrently with the owner's primary residence. According to the Live Green, Live Smart Institute, this, along with travel, maintenance and hot water usage, generates about 31 tons of CO2 per vacation property per year. The shared carbon footprint created by fractional ownership spreads the resources over multiple families or individuals, and does not duplicate the resources required in construction and land usage.
Being practical and socially responsible does not mean sacrificing when it comes to fractional properties developed by Second Homes at Deep Creek Lake. While the level of luxury offered in these homes might seem excessive for a single owner, it is easily justified for multiple owners. Geared toward the total comfort and enjoyment of owners and their families, amenities in these truly unique homes include home theaters, whole house audio, chef-ready kitchens, espresso makers, hand-painted murals, wireless internet, libraries, kayaks, canoes and bicycles. Professional management ensures that owners can truly relax on each of their visits throughout the year, and not have to worry about maintenance and other issues when they're not in residence.
There are currently two premier fractional real estate opportunities available at Deep Creek Lake, with a third on its way in June 2010 - The Lodge at North Shore - a deeded 1/7th fractional ownership lakefront home from the low to mid $400,000s. For additional information, check out www.secondhomesatdcl.com or give us a call to schedule your personal tour.