Cincinnati and Warren County Ohio Patio Homes

Are Cincinnati Patio Homes Maintenance Free Living?

Cincinnati patio homes offer owners the opportunity to live a turnkey life!  With the lawn taken care of, you can lock up and head off on vacation without worrying about your home while you're gone.

But in general what they're not is truly maintenance free.  With the exception of a few communities, YOU own the home and all that comes with that.  However, they are made to be low maintenance thanks to their construction.

Most newer patio homes offer the dimensional shingle roofs, so you shouldn't need a new roof until Year 20 or later.

The exterior of a patio home typically features a minimum of paintable surfaces, with stone veneers, brick, cement board or vinyl siding comprising the walls.  Depending on the home, their may be no paintable surfaces, or just slight paintable areas (e.g. the entry door).

If you have a deck, you can expect to need them stained every few years, and as needed the occasional deckboard replaced.

Outside lights burn out?  That's on you.

If the windows break, that's your responsibility too.

This arrangement of responsibilities generally keeps the HOA fees reasonable.

If you want a community that covers ALL exterior maintenance, then expect a significantly higher HOA fee since the community's upkeep is more expensive.  


Need help with your Greater Cincinnati patio home purchase?  Give us a call at 513-520-5305 or email  We look forward to hearing from you!

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz 


Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comment balloon 0 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • October 13 2018 01:34AM