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Frequently Asked Questions





What is the real benefit of moving to Rockwood Lane?

Rockwood Lane offers peace of mind for you and your family. Rockwood Lane's non-profit status and refundable occupancy fee provide exceptional value for its residents. We guarantee a 90% return on the resale of your home to you or your estate. Rockwood Lane offers the freedom of owning your own space, but places the burden of maintaining it on us.



Are the units at Rockwood Lane for rent or for purchase?

The homes at RWL are not rentals; they are purchases of an “occupancy agreement.” This means you are not buying the “brick and mortar” of the building or villa, but rather you are buying a lifetime occupancy of the unit. This entitles you to live in the home as long as you like…for your lifetime, or until you choose to sell. One of our sales agents would be happy to provide you with more information. Please call (509) 220-7237 or (509) 838-3200.



Do I own my Apartment/Villa Home?

Rockwood Lane holds the title to the property and you purchase an “Occupancy Agreement” to live there as long as you choose (see above).



Do I pay property taxes when I am a resident?

Yes. They are included in your Maintenance fees. Information on the average property tax charges for your particular home is available from the Property Manager. If you have been eligible for a tax exemption based on your monthly income previously, you may be able to use this exemption at Rockwood Lane. Please contact our staff for information.



What does the maintenance fee include?

Your monthly maintenance fee covers a variety of services as well as the availability and maintenance of a wide range of amenities, including:

-Water, Sewer, Trash collection

-Gas and Electric (in main building; not included for villas)

-Sophisticated Entry Security System

-State-of-the-art Fire Alarm System

-Emergency Call System Monitor (optional)

-Indoor Swimming Pool and Spa with Sundeck

-Fitness Center and Indoor Walking Track

-Activity Rooms for Movies, Arts & Crafts, etc

-Work Shop

-Gardening Plots

-Library

-Beauty Shop

-Guest Rooms for short-term visitors

-Bus Service for Shopping and Tours

-Social Services Coordinator

-Visiting Nurse (once a week)

-Beauty Shop



Does the monthly maintenance fee vary from year to year?

The monthly maintenance fee reflects the cost of the goods and services provided to our residents by Rockwood Lane, thus it can vary somewhat from year to year as those costs (water, sewer, etc.) fluctuate. The Rockwood Lane Board of Directors approves all fee changes and makes every effort to keep any increases to an absolute minimum.



What other living expenses should I expect to incur?

In addition to the monthly maintenance fee, you will be responsible for your own telephone and internet charges.



What kind of insurance do I need to move in?

Insurance of your personal belongings is highly encouraged, as well as liability and loss of use.



What happens if I have a medical emergency?

Each Rockwood Lane unit is set up with an Emergency Call System through Lifeline Medical Alert Systems. This is an optional feature.



Are garages available?

Every Rockwood Lane Villa includes a single car or double car garage. In the case of the main building, a space in our underground parking garage may be purchased as available.



What type of transportation is available for Rockwood Lane residents?

Rockwood Lane has a large 18 passenger bus that is used for scheduled transportation to local stores, shopping malls, and community events.



Are pets allowed?

Yes, Rockwood Lane is a pet-friendly community.



Do I take care of my own yard?

Grounds keeping services are included with your monthly maintenance fee; however you are welcome to personalize your garden and patio areas with additional plantings and containers as long as you care for them.



Will I have the opportunity to garden?

Residents can enjoy gardening in our Community Garden.



Is there a beauty & nail salon?

Yes, we have a beauty & nail salon at RWL available to you by appointment.



Are residents allowed to smoke in their units?

Rockwood Lane's homes are smoke-free; you may however smoke outside of the building per Washington State law.