While acknowledging that happiness comes in many ways, Marcus Hiles notes that tenants of his more than 15,000 homes, townhomes, and apartments express particular joy about the advantages of living in upscale properties. “We carefully select premiere real estate and then build homes that are both beautiful and extremely energy efficient,” he states. Therefore, residents appreciate saving hundreds of dollars each year in utility costs. And, because they don’t have to spend time on yard work, home maintenance, or mortgage escrow accounts, luxury renters have more time and money to pursue their passions. “People in our communities have the latitude to invest on their own terms and the freedom to take advantage of opportunities that crop up in other locales,” Hiles observes. “In my experience, a resident’s happiness increases in proportion to the time spent living in a luxury rental community.”

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