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16
OCT
2017

FAQ: Concrete Issues And Maintenance

We see it every day. Most of us walk or drive on it every day. It’s such a common part of our lives, but so many people don’t know very much about it. Very few parts of your home are more misunderstood than concrete. It’s so simple, so plain, that we automatically imagine that we...
13
OCT
2017

Walk-Through Reminders: Locks

Woo-hoo! You’ve closed on your brand new home from Leisure Villas. Moving might have been stressful, or maybe you just had a lot on your mind, but now you’re in your new home in this brand new retirement community and you forgot everything that was told to you during your...
09
OCT
2017

FAQ: Heat Tape

This is a series of questions we get all the time, especially around winter. Heat tape is a luxury for any home, but for a retirement community, it’s one of those extras that we like to include with your home at no extra charge. There are a few things to know before winter sets...
06
OCT
2017

Villas At Waters Edge Office Now Open

It’s been a long time in coming. Finally, our newest community for active seniors is ready for you to visit. We’ve been selling in this Vineyard location for a couple months, but now we’ll have a full-time sales office. Models are still forthcoming. It will take about six months...
02
OCT
2017

Are You Ready For Winter?

Don’t you just look forward to winter? I love the season. There’s the holidays with family, the waking up to see a clean blanket of snow covering everything in sight, and let’s not forget all that extra exercise… By exercise, I mean shoveling snow. There’s nothing quite like...
29
SEP
2017

Can I Put Up Christmas Lights?

Wait a minute, it’s still September. Why are we talking Christmas lights already? I promise, I’m not the type that starts celebrating before Thanksgiving, but there are some who’ll be asking soon enough. Besides, if someone is to put up Christmas lights, wouldn’t it be easier...
25
SEP
2017

55+ Foodies?

There is a certain portion of the population who wakes up every morning and instead of looking forward to, or possibly dreading, the day ahead of them, they think about one thing: Breakfast. In fact, as soon as breakfast is over, their next meal is constantly hovering in their...
22
SEP
2017

Can I Plant A Garden?

There’s nothing like coming home or waking up to a beautiful garden. A carefully planned and cultivated garden is not only visually pleasing, but can be therapeutic. Many active adults over 55, have loved the experience of working in their gardens throughout their lives. When...
18
SEP
2017

Can I Bring My Dogs?

It’s time to look for a 55+ community. The kids are moved out and all that’s left is you, your spouse, and little Fluffy (or maybe big Fluffy). One of the most common questions we get now days is, can I bring my pet? Will the HOA allow it? For many homeowners, pets are more than...
15
SEP
2017

How Long Will My Home Take To Build?

How Long Will My Home Take To Build? I was just talking to someone the other day. They were helping their grandparents find a new home close to them. Like many active seniors, we want to live near family. This couple’s biggest concern wasn’t just finding a house nearby, but...
11
SEP
2017

How Seniors Can Make The Best Move?

To some people, buying and selling homes is a game. You have your house flippers, your wheelers and dealers, and your cheaters. If you’re over 55 years old and are looking to move, you’ve probably seen and heard it all. You don’t want to play the game, but are afraid you’ll have...
05
SEP
2017

Cyber Security 101

Why would a 55+ builder care to talk about cyber security? Maybe we just want to afford a house from us instead of buying some stranger from Nigeria a new house instead. Most of us are now familiar with the internet. There are still a few seniors who are trying to wrap their...
01
SEP
2017

The Villas At Pioneer Crossing Park Almost Finished

What is Pickleball? Apparently, it’s the new rage for active adults who are 55+. I’ve never played it yet, but I’m told it’s a lot of fun. From what I understand, it’s kind of a cross between ping-pong and tennis. Why do I mention this? The park right next door to our Villas At...
28
AUG
2017

Villas At Pioneer Crossing Clubhouse Is Open

Every 55+ community we build, has a clubhouse. Our seniors are active adults and many of them like to play and socialize. That’s why we’re proud to announce the completion of our Villas At Pioneer Crossing Clubhouse. For various reasons, it was completed a couple months behind...
25
AUG
2017

New Project Starting In Vineyard, Utah

After several months of waiting, it’s finally here! We’ve officially started pouring foundations in our Vineyard subdivision. We’re excited about this new location, and you should be too. Maybe you’ve heard of it already, but we are building another one of Utah’s best...
21
AUG
2017

Affordable 55+ Communities

Does it ever feel like home prices in Utah just keep getting higher and higher? Well, for the most part, that’s true. This is great for homeowners. Their property is continually worth more and more. If you’re looking to buy a new home, it can be a little harder to digest. The...
18
AUG
2017

New Customer Portal!

Leisure Villas just got more customer friendly. As of now, we have a customer portal for our 55+ communities. If you are a homebuyer in one of our active adult communities, then you can more easily track the progress of your home purchase. Why a Customer Portal? Improving...
14
AUG
2017

Retired Living: Where?

A while back, I went on a cruise with my wife. It was the first cruise she had ever been on. While there, we met a nice senior couple whom we spent time getting to know. We were surprised to learn that they’d been living on cruises for the last couple months and were planning on...
11
AUG
2017

Waiting Too Long

Let’s face it, we’re all getting older. None of us look forward to it, but we’re all on the same train to Feeble. Seniors have a lot to worry about, from becoming forgetful, to not getting around very well, to becoming forgetful. Everything gets harder when you get older. One of...
07
AUG
2017

Moving To A 55+ Community Makes Too Much Sense!

Everyone who is over 55, should know the advantages of being a senior. I’m not talking about social security benefits or getting into the movies at discount rates. I’m talking about the freedom. You’d be crazy not to give up your standard single-family home? The play years. There...
04
AUG
2017

How To Downsize

Are you 55+ and your children are accusing you of being a hoarder behind your back? Does your garage only fit half the cars it was meant to? Do you need a moving company to help you—just to dust and vacuum? Don’t worry, chances are, you aren’t a true hoarder. The war on more...
31
JUL
2017

The Un-Retired Senior

For many of us, when we think Senior community, we think old or retired. In truth, senior communities are better described as 55+ communities. Not only does that sound nicer, but it is more accurately describes the lifestyle. While many might consider 55 the best time to retire,...
28
JUL
2017

When Is Mowing Fun?

There are a few people in a few climates who can make mowing look fun. There’s that smell of freshly cut grass, not to mention the exercise of zig-zagging across your yard a hundred times or more. And really, who doesn’t like the bugs and clippings crawling up our shins? For most...
24
JUL
2017

The Most Important Clubhouse Feature

We’re wrapping up our clubhouse tour, but there is one major piece that we simply can’t overlook! It should be obvious, but without a doubt, you can’t enjoy the clubhouse without this last little feature. It is the piece that binds an active adult community together. So what is...
21
JUL
2017

It’s The Little Things

In our past few articles, we’ve gone through most of the major parts of the typical Leisure Villas Clubhouse. But there is more. Isn’t that much enough already? Yes, but as long as we can, why not make a great clubhouse into a spectacular one? Clubhouse Tour Part 7 The Pat...
17
JUL
2017
Warming Station

The Warming Station

What would a clubhouse be without a kitchen? Nothing brings a 55+ community together like a little food. Whether it’s a small luncheon or a grand potluck, a clubhouse needs to be a place for food. Clubhouse Tour Part 6 How often does the kitchen get used? Technically, these are...
10
JUL
2017

The Library

For someone who is 55+ and looking towards retirement, or for a senior who is already retired, this next part of our clubhouse might excite you. Active adult communities are great places to socialize, but sometimes you need to get away from it all. What better way than to lose...
07
JUL
2017

Independence Day

One of the nice things about building retirement communities for people 55+, is that they have an inspiring sense of patriotism. This is made abundantly evident at this time of year. Say what you will about fireworks, but when you mention the sacrifices that many of men and women...
03
JUL
2017

Celebrating The 4th Of July Week

Those hot summer days are here. Almost every day this week looks to be over 100 degrees outside. Luckily, if you live in one of our active adult communities for those 55 and older, this patriotic week can be pretty cool. Why would the Fourth of July be better in a senior...
30
JUN
2017

The Swimming Pool

Good morning sunshine! What better way to start the day, than a dip in the refreshing pool before the summer sun sits high in the sky? If you’re 55+, you know the advantage of starting your day off right. Even if working out in the pool isn’t your thing, just imagine how much fun...
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
bathroom

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
senior community

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,...