Category Archives: 55+ Homes

Victory at Verrado Coming This Fall!

Fall is only weeks away, and while the year may soon be winding down, Taylor Morrison is just getting started with the debut of Victory at Verrado. Part of the thriving, master planned community of Verrado, this premier builder has taken feedback from 55+ homebuyers and crafted a beautiful collection of homes designed to meet their needs, and desires. The community’s picturesque Buckeye, Arizona location is exactly why so many call this state home. Affordability, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of recreation make it an idyllic destination for active adult living.

Victory at Verrado will offer an impressive array of resort-style amenities with unbeatable scenic views, and the all-inclusive lifestyle of a master planned community from restaurants, and shopping, to over 70 neighborhood parks, and 21 miles of trails available to all Verrado residents. Active adults will have a variety of opportunities to achieve their fitness goals whether it’s strength training at the gym within the 35,000 square foot Victory Club, perfecting a pose on the Yoga Lawn, or enjoying a refreshing swim in one of four pools. The Victory Club will also be home to the Vic Bar and Kitchen, as well as a day spa for the perfect way to wind down.

Meritage Sets the Gold Standard For Energy Efficiency

At Meritage Homes, state-of-the-art energy efficiency pairs with elegant design to create a lifestyle that’s both luxurious, and cost saving. Located in the sun-drenched city of Maricopa, Arizona, The Retreats at Province is a gorgeous destination for active adult living. With homes starting at $204,900, buyers will find an impressive array of amenities and innovative home features that offer high-end living at an affordable price. This outstanding 55+ resort style community gives active adults the luxury lifestyle they crave, with the cutting edge home technology that comes standard.

Perhaps the most desirable feature of Meritage Homes is the high-tech home automation package offering everything from weather sensing irrigation, and a video doorbell, to smart lock doors for the ultimate peace of mind. Buyers have four contemporary models to choose from ranging in size from 1,690-2,270 square feet, with uniquely beautiful exterior features including coach lights, covered front, and back porches, as well as the low maintenance practicality of xeriscape landscaping. These homes may have a small carbon footprint, but they’re big on interior design featuring large master suites with private baths, gourmet style kitchens equipped with Energy Star appliances, and spacious 2-3 car garage. One of a kind options include having a dedicated golf cart garage, and a special retreat area for four-legged residents.

Coming Soon: Pulte Homes Highcrest at Meadow Walk

The Bay State of Massachusetts encompasses what most people think the ideal New England lifestyle should be. Not only does it offer some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery, but the beautifully preserved historic monuments and friendly locals make it an ideal retirement destination. For boomers who prefer the convenience of low maintenance living, Pulte Homes will soon be rolling out the red carpet for 55+ homebuyers with the debut of Highcrest at Meadow Walk. Located in the small town of Sudbury, this elegant enclave of condos and townhomes is expected to begin construction this fall.

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Nestled within up and coming community of Meadow Walk, these generously sized condos, and townhouses will feature luxurious open floor plans, high-end finishes, and be conveniently located just 20 miles from the cultural city of Boston. Exciting plans for Meadow Walk are underway to include a 35,000 square foot retail center with Whole Foods Market now open, and plenty of walkable areas to enjoy a stroll or morning jog.

Is a Fixer Right For You?

One thing most homebuyers have in common is their desire for unique charm, and character. Out with the cookie cutter fixtures, and in with the refinished hardwoods, farmhouse sinks, and unique crown molding. It’s the kind of personality that often makes resale more appealing than new construction. The ideal remodeled home can come with a hefty price tag which is why many boomers and empty nesters are into the idea of rolling up their sleeves and turning a real estate rehab project, into the custom home of their dreams. While fixers aren’t everyone’s idea of retirement bliss, the payoff can certainly be worth it.

Purchasing a house in a less than turn key condition generally costs less, and gives the buyer some wiggle room to negotiate. Sellers may be more motivated to lower the price if they’re not having to deal with pre-sale repairs like replacing damaged carpets or window screens. On the flip side, spending less will mean spending more, so making sure there is enough money in the budget to renovate is the key to a successful investment. Take note of whether the home is a fixer-upper or a hazard. For someone who wants to revamp the entire home, but the state of disrepair involves mold or major structural issues, it may be a better idea to find something with better bones.

Upscale 55+ Living Coming Soon to Orange County

Coming late October to the trendy city of Brea, California, the good life awaits at Agave. Masterfully constructed by The New Home Company, this brand new 55+ community is nestled within the expansive master-planned community of La Floresta where generations converge to share gracious amenities, shops, and indoor/outdoor dining. Agave offers a luxurious collection of 80 low maintenance flats featuring generously sized single story layouts, convenient semi-private elevators, and an unbeatable location that highlights the best of Southern California.

This beautiful new community is part of the Buena Vida 55+ enclave, and offers the security of a gated entrance, along with exciting amenities including the Buena Vida Clubhouse that features a swimming pool, and recreation center, with convenient shopping, and dining nearby. The Village at La Floresta is home to major retailers including Whole Foods, as well as fitness centers, coffee shops, and eateries. Active adult residents will be able to take advantage of the activities, and amenities within the multi-generational community of La Floresta, from the Swim Clu to a network of winding trails for enjoying a stroll, or a bike ride.

Experience the Luxury of Central Coast Living

Miles of Mediterranean inspired beaches, sprawling wine country, and cool coastal breezes. Welcome to California’s picturesque Central Coast. All it takes to fall in love with this region is a drive along Highway 1 where big city congestion is left behind, and impossibly beautiful Pacific coast views await. From the vibrant city of San Luis Obispo to the deep blue depths of Big Sur, this west coast darling is one of the hottest destinations for retirees and baby boomers.

Located just 15 minutes from Pismo Beach, and 40 minutes from the charming Danish town of Solvang, the city of Nipomo is home to Trilogy’s Monarch Dunes Community. Sophisticated resort style design and unique amenities provide an unparalleled lifestyle. Monarch Dunes offers three single family home collections starting at $624,990, with 2-4 bedroom, and 2-3.5 bath options along with spacious 2-car garages. Stylish, and luxurious, the Monarch Ridge Townhomes are priced from $529,990, and feature 2-3 generously sized bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and spacious 2-car garages. Buyers will find elegant design elements in both the single family, and townhome models from large open entryways, and bright, and airy master suites, to spa inspired master baths, inviting covered patios, and expansive breakfast bars. With names like Riviera, Carmel, and Monterey, it’s clear that location is everything, and California coastal living is integrated into every home design.

Cresswind Charlotte is Built For the Young at Heart

Charlotte, North Carolina encompasses all things diverse, and cultural. It’s a youthful, and vibrant city designed to cater to all walks of life with irresistible historic charm, and a sophisticated modern flair. Named one of the best retirement destination by Forbes, it’s no surprise Kolter Homes chose this prime location for its brand new community of Cresswind Charlotte. With models currently available for touring, 55+ active adults have the opportunity to see for themselves why more buyers “ Go Kolter.”

At Cresswind Charlotte, 55+ homebuyers will experience a vibrant, and active lifestyle rich in natural beauty, and effortless style. Once complete, this beautiful community will be home to 850 single-family Craftsman homes, surrounded by more than 370 acres of scenic woodlands, and picturesque walking trails. Prices will start in the mid $200’s, and offer nine-floor plans designed for comfort, and energy efficiency. Buyers have the choice of 2-3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths along with a half-bath, ranging in size from 2,027-3,129 square feet. Depending on the model, some feature a den for use as an extra bedroom, or a home office, large, airy great rooms, and spacious dining rooms for entertaining.

Baby Boomers Take Downsizing A Step Further

The market for tiny homes has been in the media for a while with people taking downsizing to a whole new level. These diminutive versions of their traditional counterparts almost resemble dollhouses with perfectly scaled down baths, kitchens, and living spaces, attracting quite a following of buyers from families, to empty nesters.  With closet spaces not much bigger than a car trunk, it’s hard to believe the demand for these tiny abodes is on the rise particularly amongst baby boomers. So what’s so intriguing about residing in what’s often under 200 square feet? Many retirees are finding it’s the simpler lifestyle that enables them to stretch their nest egg, and pursue dreams of travel, or take up new hobbies.

Outside of purchasing the land if the home is stationary, or the cost of construction for a custom build, many tiny homes sell for under $100,000 which most buyers purchase outright versus having a monthly mortgage payment.  The idea of living debt free is attractive to tiny home buyers, and they’re willing to sacrifice space for the financial peace of mind.  In a society where the idea that more is more, the tiny house trend is proving that living on much less reaps bigger rewards. Those going small realize that although they are challenged space wise, in the end, it’s just “stuff”, and there are bigger and better things they’d rather be doing.