Active Adult Communities

New Build Bargains

It is that time of year again. Summer sunshine turns a little cooler, the leaves start changing (up north) and people begin to come south to Arizona.

It is also that time of year when the builders are coming to the end of their fiscal year. That is a good thing for you!

Builders, always are building homes in anticipation that you may not want to wait 6 or 7 months to move into your new home. Earlier this year started building homes knowing the principle “Built it and they will come”.

There are currently lots of Spec Homes / Quick Move In Homes / Designer Homes – whatever you call them lots are waiting for you. Since it also is the end of their fiscal year, the builders are incentivized to get them sold. That means better value and bargains for you.

This is the best time of the year to purchase a brand new home. If you are looking for a new home, and don’t have the burning desire to pick out all of the design elements. Or you would really like to enjoy living in your new Arizona home this year. This is the time for you!

Call me, let us schedule a visit and together we will find you a beautiful new construction home that you can enjoy this winter!

Trilogy’s 20th Anniversary

To say that a lot has changed over these twenty years is an understatement. Trilogy® by Shea Homes® has expanded from three states to seven, creating over twenty-five 55+ and Resort Communities for over 35,000 homeowners. We’ve learned important lessons all along, and have worked with tireless passion, joy, and diligence to serve our homeowners and guests so they have the chance to live truly happier lives in environments that inspire and motivate them to make the most of every single day.

We also want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU. Thank you to our homeowners, guests, and everyone who is part of our Trilogy family. We wouldn’t be here without you. Check out the special video from our team to you!

Thank you again for being part of the Trilogy story. Cheers to another 20! #twentyyearsyoung


New Trend in the 55+ Communities

There is a new trend happening in the 55+ communities.

Del Webb, the leader in building and creating the unique 55+, Active Adult lifestyle communities has always acquired a large parcel of land and over time built the homes, activities centers, more homes, additional activities facilities and more homes. Sun City West for example, the largest of the age restrictive communities in the greater Phoenix area, has 17,000 homes, It truly is a city. Del Webb started construction of the community in 1978 and completed the last homes in 1997 almost 20 years later.

As additional builders came into the Active Adult Community arena they too acquired large parcels of land and over time built all the homes within that community themselves; Shea Homes and most of their Trilogy Communities for example.

The new trend is to have one initial investor who created the Homeowners Association, establishes the community as a 55+, and then sells off sections to be built by many different builders.

This will have the community completed much faster. With 3 or 4 different builders all actively constructing homes, the number of homes completed increases exponentially.

This method has been the norm for many Master Planned Communities all over the Valley. It has only been a trend for the Active Adult Communities in the past 5 years.

There are benefits to the home buyer.

  • Neighborhood construction for a shorter time once you move in.
  • Diversity of floor plans and exterior elevations
  • Variety of price points
  • Social groups, clubs, and activities develop quickly

Identifying a disadvantage of this new trend: an Active Adult Community floor plan is not just a single level home. Builders new to the market have to recreate their floor plans to effectively provide the style of home this unique homebuyer is looking for.

I would classify the Active Adult floor plan as one with luxury features; wider halls, high ceilings, large master suites, gourmet kitchens, open great room, with a split plan for the guest room. The 55+ buyer looking at a 1700 square foot homes is not looking for the same thing as the first time homebuyer looking at the same sized house.

Enjoy the diversity and options available to you in these new trending communities, but also remember to consider the design and layout of the homes.

If you need help navigating all these communities, I am here for you.

Four Seasons at Scottsdale Heights

Coming Soon!

This luxury villa community will be having their grand opening Fall 2019. They will have 4 single level, open floor plans to choose from.

Close to Pinnacle Peak Park. Pinnacle Peak is not only one of the most recognizable mountains in the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area, it is also known for its hiking and biking trails.

Four Seasons at Scottsdale Heights will be a gated community with heated pool and spa, BBQ pavilion, and Bocce Court.

Give me a call or email and I will be sure to keep you informed of more details as they come available.

Wickenburg Ranch – Where to Retire Magazine

Wickenburg Ranch was just revealed as one of seven master-planned communities in Arizona to be recognized this year in Where to Retire magazine. The magazine revealed “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” in the July/August issue, on stands now.

During a nine-month selection process, Where To Retire reviewed several hundred candidates across the country to uncover the most prestigious and attractive communities in the country.  Where to Retire calls Wickenburg Ranch a golfer’s dream. Residents can enjoy an 18-hole course and a nine-hole par-3 layout that features four lighted holes. “We looked at several other places, and very few offered the value, the views and the amenities that Wickenburg Ranch has,” one resident said.

The featured master-planned communities showcase a variety of housing options and amenities that enrich the lives of relocating retirees. “Moving after retirement doesn’t mean just a new home; it means a new life,” Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said. “Yes, each of our 50 communities builds attractive homes, but they also nurture new friendships. Most developments offer trails, sports courts, fitness equipment, restaurants, pools and more. The settings are gorgeous, near mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes and low-humidity deserts. Climates generally are mild, allowing daily communes with nature.” Read more about it here

Wickenburg Ranch is a Trilogy® Active Lifestyle Community with a modern western flair, offering 18-hole championship golf, innovative home designs, and a five-star resort club. Residents have access to resort-style amenities for social and physical activities.

Trilogy at Vistancia Good Life Report for July

Looking for some fun summer plans? We’ve got you covered all season long at Trilogy®! Attending a community event is a great way to get a feel for the Trilogy lifestyle—and it’s a chance to get to know some of your future neighbors! Check out some of our upcoming events, below, and feel free to join us for any that interest you. We’ll see you soon!

Sundaes on Sundays | Sunday, July 21st, All Day
Cool down with a classic ice cream sundae on select Sundays throughout the summer season. Members of Trilogy’s Newcomers Group will be here to chat with you and answer any questions you have about living at Trilogy.

Happier Hour | Tuesday, July 30th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Pop into Happier Hour for a chance to mix and mingle with other guests and meet current Trilogy Members. Enjoy good company, nosh and sip, ask questions, or just check us out. There’s no pressure and no sales person—just a chance to see what living here can be like!

Would you like to visit Trilogy at Vistancia and really get a feel for the community? Give Irene a call and I can set up a Stay and Play!

Celebrate thru the Decades this Summer in Sun City Grand

Get your Groove on with a 60’s party on July 23rd. Dust off your Disco Dudds for a 70’s party on Aug 13th. Get ready for a 70’s Rock concert with Rock Me Gently on August 21st. Finnish off the summer with an 80’s party (date to be released)

Check out the flyer and get your tickets now!

Whats Happening at Trilogy Verde River in July

Looking for some fun summer plans? We’ve got you covered all season long at Trilogy®! Attending a community event is a great way to get a feel for the Trilogy lifestyle—and it’s a chance to get to know some of your future neighbors! Check out some of our upcoming events, below, and feel free to join us for any that interest you. We’ll see you soon!

Cooking Demonstration | Saturday, July 13th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Learn some culinary tips and tricks from Chef Beau Clark, and taste some delicious dishes while you’re at it! Following the event, join us for Desserts & Designers! Discover your dream Quick Move-in Home and take advantage of today’s low interest rates to boost your purchasing power! And don’t forget to ask about current incentives. They just increased and we don’t expect them to stick around for long!

Meritage Homes receives 2019 Avid Benchmark Award

The Avid Awards are based on customer reviews and are widely considered a trustworthy measure of exceptional customer service in the homebuilding industry. Recipients are chosen by real homeowners across North America who provide honest and independent customer feedback, making this distinction that much more humbling. Thank you to our homeowners for this award.

Meritage Homes builds in 3 Active Adult, 55+ Communities in Arizona. Just outside the Phoenix City is Province at Rancho el Dorado in Maricopa, they also build Mission Royal in Casa Grande and Canta Ranch in Green Valley.

For more information on Meritage Homes or any of their communities, Please give me a call or email.

Ovation at Meridian

The newest of the Active Adult Communities in the Valley (2019) is Ovation at Meridian.  Located in Queen Creek this is the first 55+ Community by William Lyon Homes.  They have done a fabulous job with creating floor plans that will delight the active adult buyer.  

The newest of the Active Adult Communities in the Valley (2019) is Ovation at Meridian.  Located in Queen Creek this is the first 55+ Community by William Lyon Homes.  They have done a fabulous job with creating floor plans that will delight the active adult buyer.  

The floor plans feature large master suites, with the laundry room either off the master closet or just off the master bedroom entrance.  Open Great-room floor plans, and most of the floor plans have that greatly desired extra ½ guest bath, making for guest room suites.

The Ovation at Meridian community will be one of the intimate communities with a total of 780 homesites. As of my writing this, the clubhouse is just weeks from completion.  The Clubhouse is 14,000 square-foot with 7.5 acres dedicated to their recreation area. They do not feature a golf course but do have a putting green. They have a 3,700 square-foot heated resort pool with cabanas, Pickleball, Tennis, and Bocce Ball courts.

They already have their onsite activities and event coordinator.  With walking groups, yoga, water aerobics, happy hours, trivia nights, movies in the park, and many more activities to be involved with.

Check back for photos and videos on the clubhouse once it’s open!

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