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27
JUN
2017

The Exercise Room

What is the biggest problem with being over 55 years old and having exercise equipment? Probably the fact that your house is full of this random exercise machinery that just takes up space and never gets used. Why doesn’t it get used? Maybe it’s motivation, maybe it’s a hassle....
23
JUN
2017

The Theater

Sometimes, you just have to relax and watch someone get slaughtered. After all, what is more calming than a good rivalry between BYU and the Utes? The only thing that could make the experience better is if you shared the moment of excitement with another of your neighbors in one...
19
JUN
2017

The Great Room

Little rascals? There’s a few running around here, mostly with a bunch of older ones. And there are no secret passwords or signs to get in either. This clubhouse has everything you need. So far, each of our senior communities have included an awesome clubhouse, especially...
16
JUN
2017

What Is Three Tone Paint?

So you have style, now you want to show it off. You’ve heard of one and two tone paint. But what about this third tone? Is it worth it? Should you have it? You’re 55+ and you know what you want, at least you know when you see it. Do you want three tone paint?...
12
JUN
2017

Should I Have Accent Walls?

Whether you’re looking for a retirement community for 55 and better, or your first home, decorating can be a challenge. Some people have a natural gift when it comes to color. The rest of us can’t even remember the color of our spouses eyes. Here are some things to...
09
JUN
2017

What Is Two Tone Paint?

Whether you’re 55 or older, or still young, you’re buying a new or used home and it’s time to think about paint. If you haven’t been asked this already, then your builder or painter is sure to ask. Do you want one tone or two tone paint? If you...
06
JUN
2017

Does Leisure Villas Provide In-House Financing?

Occasionally, the sales staff in our 55+ communities get questions like this. Maybe you’re wondering were the best place to get a loan is. There are a lot of options out there, and seniors have more options than ever. The competitive landscape is only growing. It seems that a...
02
JUN
2017

“Finishing” Your Bonus Room

Is the bonus room finished? Many new homes in Utah are purchased with unfinished basements. Leisure Villas’ 55+ senior communities however, do not have basements. Instead we have bonus rooms (sometimes referred to as lofts). Though having an upstairs to your new home is not...
30
MAY
2017

Strawberry Creek Villas—Sold Out!

It’s happened, we’ve sold our last home in Strawberry Creek Villas. This 55+ community is weeks away from completion and we are preparing to move our staff to the next senior community that we have planned for Utah county. Where will Leisure Villas build its next community for...
26
MAY
2017
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How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank

Although upgrading or renovating your bathroom can be a rewarding experience, it can also be expensive and time consuming. Not only are there several design decisions to be made, but it can cause homeowners a pretty penny. At Leisure Villas, we want to help you avoid breaking the...
23
MAY
2017
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The Benefits of Living in a Senior Community

Living in a senior community offers so much more than quality build and energy efficient homes. Believe it or not, more and more seniors who are moving to senior living communities have said that they prefer life at their new home. Here are a few reasons why. Why Live in a 55+...
12
MAY
2017

How Big Are The Garages?

Are you 55+ and still driving around in the old family wagon or three quarter ton pickup truck? Why? Well, that’s not really any of our business. But you may be wondering, can I fit my big’ole boat into that new garage? Most seniors and empty nesters, when they start looking for...
09
MAY
2017

Is A Home A Good Investment?

When the real estate market gets hot, speculators like to jump into the scene. But what about the rest of us average homebuyers? The American dream has always included owning your own home. Many have also suggested that owning your own home can be a good investment. So how good...
02
MAY
2017

Are Utah Homes Getting Too Expensive?

The other day, I was looking at home prices. Is it just me, or does everything seem to be getting way too expensive? Well, I had to know. So I sat down and started crunching the numbers. Frankly, I was a little surprised. I fully understand inflation, but even this caught me off...
27
APR
2017
Food Storage

How Many Floor plans Does Leisure Villas Have?

Custom houses are fun to design, and give you a good dose of pride. But what if you want to live in a 55+ community like ours? Many planned communities have limited flexibility on floor plans. Will there be something here that speaks to you? Will you have the right floor plan for...
21
APR
2017

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

When building a new home or looking to remodel your current, the finishing options are seemingly endless.  In hard surfaces alone there are many options. The 55+ homes for active seniors from Leisure Villas has several to choose from: hardwood, engineered wood, laminate planking...
11
APR
2017
Food Storage

Where Can I Put My Food Storage?

Are you 55 or older? Do you currently live in Utah, or are planning a move to the Beehive State? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then chances are you are not new to the idea of food storage. But what if you are also considering a move into one of our active...
07
APR
2017

Lifestyle Homebuilding

The American dream has meant many things to many people. For many of us, that dream has included owning a home. But the American dream has not remained a constant throughout American history. Take it from us, we are lifestyle homebuilders. We sell homes to active adults in the...
05
APR
2017

Building Your Dream Home

How many times have you heard the mantra: Location, Location, Location? It’s so cliché and pointless to point out. We’re all going to subconsciously gravitate to where we most want to live. When discussing dreamhomes, I don’t even want to focus on location. There is something...
31
MAR
2017

How To Transfer An HOA (Part 3)

If you’ve read the previous posts, then taking over you HOA might start sounding fun. Now comes the dreaded part: Picking your HOA board. Your builder will usually help you navigate this, but you should take some care to avoid a few pitfalls. Time for the HOA Turnover: First,...
28
MAR
2017

How To Transer An HOA (Part 2)

Last time, we discussed the major concerns about HOA transitions. This time, we want to show you how a good builder can help you navigate that first transition of power. It’s a lot easier than you might have thought. Before the actual HOA Turnover: Anxious homeowners aside, the...
23
MAR
2017
How to Transfer to an HOA

How to Transfer an HOA (Part 1)

It’s about that time. You’ve moved into a subdivision, let’s assume it’s the best move you’ve ever made. The builder has been good to work with and the HOA has been taken care of. But wait, what happens when that builder turns over the HOA? Are your HOA dues going to skyrocket?...
21
MAR
2017
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Another 55+ Community Nearly Completed

Another bittersweet moment. Homeowners are happy to live with less dust and we as the builder are happy to finish another landmark community. It truly is a happy stage of a new community’s development. But we have to admit that we’ve had fun getting to know the homeowners of that...
20
MAR
2017
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How To Grow Old

Like a flapping fart under the bedsheet, the old windbag lying next to you is hinting at trouble in the not so distant future. You are now 55 or older. Though you and your spouse may or may not be considered seniors yet, you’re not racing the neighborhood kids on skateboards...
14
MAR
2017

How To Help A Spouse That Will Outlive You

Them bones, them bones, them aging bone. There’s nothing wrong with your senior bones. The rest of you however… If you’re reading this, then you’ve likely come to terms with the end-game. Your spouse on the other hand is probably not as ready as you are. So how do you help them?...
06
MAR
2017

How Can Realtors Sell More Homes to Seniors?

Real estate might not always be as straightforward as it seems. There are a lot of realtors out there, but only a few good realtors. What makes the big difference? Effort. Most agents know a few friends or family. Thus brokers are always willing to hire them on. But the truly...
06
MAR
2017

How Can Realtors Work Better with Seniors?

If you haven’t heard about 55+ active senior communities by now, you’re living under a rock. But how do you, as a realtor, help guide empty nesters to these communities? These neighborhoods can be very different from what they’re used to. While some principles of the business...
22
FEB
2017

Should I, as a Realtor, Market to Seniors?

  For many realtors, a shotgun approach is the only approach they know. Get as many customers as possible, it doesn’t matter who they are. After all, a commission is still a commission. But with all the hype about 55+ active senior communities, maybe you’re wondering if you...
02
FEB
2017

What’s Different About Selling to Seniors?

    Have you noticed that many seniors are wanting to move to 55+ communities? Maybe you’re a younger realtor, or maybe you just want to get an edge on the competition. While some things may stay the same, because let’s face it, we’re all still human, different life...
25
JAN
2017

How Worried Should I Be About Radon?

Many of you might be wondering if radon is even real. Maybe it’s just another one of those new-fangled cancer causers that California decided to stick a warning label on. It seems like everything is known in the state of California to cause cancer. So what is radon? And how...
16
DEC
2016

What are the Best Upgrades To Put In My House

So you’ve finally pulled the trigger. You’ve signed a contract and wait… How much more is this house going to cost? You’ve just earmarked all those hard-earned dollars for your down payment and all you get is the basic package? Did the models even show you a what a basic package...
12
DEC
2016

Where Have All the Condos Gone

  Why yes, I have a condo down by the beach. Don’t you? Ah, if only, right? Well, if you’re looking for a new condo, good luck! If you said you had a condo somewhere, it was usually for vacations. If you live in a condo full time, it loses some of its glamor. At least, ever...
28
NOV
2016

The Villas at Waters Edge in Utah

Utah County is the happiest valley in Utah. At least it is, now that we’re bringing an active adult community to the east side of Utah Lake. Introducing The Villas at Waters Edge in Vineyard. The Waters edge community is a brand-new master planned development for anyone who likes...
24
OCT
2016

Top 10 Complaints About Buying a New Home-Part 4

What makes moving one of the most stressful events in your life? Complaint 1- Delayed, Delayed, DELAYED! Why can’t any contractor keep a schedule!?! Yes, its annoying. Yes, its often true. This justified reputation has plagued the construction industry for too many years. One...
21
OCT
2016

Top 10 Complaints About Buying a New Home – Part 3

What makes moving one of the most stressful events in your life? Complaint 4- I paid too much. Wow, haven’t we all! I had a neighbor who built his house by himself during the recession, saved some good money doing it too. Then a few years later in 2015, he sold it to my new...
20
OCT
2016

Top 10 Complaints About Buying a New Home – Part 2

What makes moving one of the most stressful events in your life? Complaint 7- The landscape is dying. That first year of landscaping can be a real headache. Whether you put in your own, or the builder put it in for you, building with living things presents a whole different set...
19
OCT
2016

Top 10 Complaints about Buying a New Home – Part 1

Have you or someone you know, recently bought a new home? I’d ask how the experience was, but if you’re like so many others, you’ve probably tried to block the memory. Buying a home, new or used, has traditionally been part of the American Dream, but it hasn’t happened without...
15
SEP
2016

Our newest 55+ Active Adult Community in Herriman, Utah

Do you live in Utah? More specifically, Salt Lake County? You’re going to like this… We’re finally here in Herriman! Leisure Villas, Utah’s favorite builder of active senior communities, has finally opened our newest 55+ community for sale in the Salt Lake Valley as of August,...
08
AUG
2016

How Are Shared Walls in Attached Homes Connected?

Shared walls? Yikes! Most of us have been there at some point. Maybe it was at a cheap hotel, a college apartment, or even a past home. Many of us remember yelling at noisy neighbors. Some of us might have been the neighbor getting yelled at. Either way, attached homes have...
01
AUG
2016

What Are 55+ Active Adult Communities?

Did you ever see that Robin William’s and John Travolta movie, Old Dogs, where he finds himself living in an active adult community? Maybe, maybe not. In the movie, this active adult community gave off the impression that the place was a party house for hyper hormone driven...
29
JUN
2016

What is the Average Age in a Senior Community?

You’re looking for a new house and you’ve heard about these Senior Communities. Maybe your kids are even pushing for you to move into one. But wait, you’re not old yet. You don’t even feel a day over 55! Why should you be thinking of moving to a senior community? And your kids...
16
JUN
2016

How Much Should My HOA Fee Be?

You’re looking for a new home, but every new community seems to have an HOA fee. Yes, it’s a fact, more new neighborhoods are going to have an HOA. Sure, you can still find great places without one, but you have to admit, they are becoming more prevalent. It can be a little...
02
JUN
2016

What Trips Are Good Vacation Ideas for Active Seniors?

Your kids are all moved out now. You’re ready to play! But wait, your kids are too busy raising your grandchildren to go on vacations with you. So the big question is where will you go, and who will you go there with? We are no travel agency, but we know your age group better...
01
JUN
2016

Are There Senior Communities in Utah That Go On Vacations Together?

You want to move to a senior community, but which one should you move to? Maybe you’ve heard about some 55+ active adult communities that even go on vacations together. When you first begin your search for a 55 and older community, you may find choosing the perfect place a...
15
MAY
2016

Senior Communities in Utah County

Active Adult 55+ Senior Communities in Utah County Are you looking for an active adult community in Utah County? We specialize in building senior homes for 55 and better. But we’re not just a regular homebuilder. We are Utah’s premier designer of the type of neighborhoods you’ve...
15
MAY
2016

Senior Communities in Salt Lake County

Active Adult 55+ Senior Communities in Salt Lake County So you’ve decided that living in an active adult community doesn’t mean that you’re ready to kick the bucket. In fact, you’ve realized that 55+ senior communities are a lot of fun to live in. As Utah’s best builder for this...
15
MAY
2016

Senior Communities in Davis County

Active Adult 55+ Senior Communities in Davis County Are there any active adult community in Davis County? Why yes, there are. In fact, Leisure Villas, Utah’s preferred builder of senior homes for 55 and older has just finished one such community. We’re not your average home...
15
APR
2016

When Should You Move to a Single Level Home?

There are many differences of opinions when it comes to whether one should purchase and live in a single level home or not. A single story home is considered to be a great option in suburban regions, although multi-level homes are generally preferred in younger neighborhoods and...
24
MAR
2016

How to Select a Single Level Home

There are lots of different advantages to living in a single level home. It’s easier access all of the living areas within your home without having to worry about the fuss or dangers of stairs. It’s also a much more energy efficient way to live, as well. There are a lot less...
26
SEP
2015

How to Help Your Loved One Find a Single Level Home

Single-level living is a great option for seniors. Our 1 story house plans come in a variety of styles and sizes. We provide small house plans for empty nesters looking to downsize, or estate house plans, ideal for seniors that want to entertain large families for holidays. One...