As more and more Baby Boomers are struggling to downsize from larger, family-oriented properties, the appeal of “aging in place” has grown. In AARP’s “Survey of Home and Community Preferences,” 76 percent of Americans aged 50 and older said that they wanted to remain in their current home as long as possible. So, if you’re already planning to make a move, choosing a home that will work into your retirement is key. 

A home that works well for Baby Boomers looking to “age in place” will have plenty of security, a first-floor master suite, an elevator to access the upper floors, a low-maintenance landscape, and plenty of room for visiting family and friends. Of course, many Baby Boomers don’t want to waste precious time redecorating or remodeling, so finding a home that is move-in ready is absolutely key.

Today’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is all of those things and stylish, to boot! It’s a gorgeous brick traditional listed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Stewart Lee and it’s perfect for all of those beautiful Easter brunches with your loved ones! We’re also in love with the neighborhood — Glen Lakes

“Glen Lakes is a fantastic gated community conveniently located and close to major shopping,” Lee said. “It has friendly neighbors and wonderful recreational facilities including a spectacular 2.5-mile trail for walking in a park setting with private lakes and fountains. It also includes a pool, heated spa, and two tennis courts.”

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Perry-Miller Streiff Group

Nine agents thus far, and by the time you read this, there may be TEN!

This past summer, in-between saving and remodeling his historic estate, Waverley Hill, in Staunton, Virgina, Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff were up to something else. Together, they formed the Perry-Miller Streiff Group of eleven power house agents & dedicated support staff now working out of the flagship Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate office on Berkshire.

And the entire city is paying close attention.

This group closed 2016 by selling a whopping $100 million of real estate. The team is led, of course, by Dave and Ryan, and other members of this elite team include: Laura Michelle, Courtney Jubinsky, Karen Fry, Gaynelle Henger, Jason Bates, Charles Gregory, Kathy Finn, Betsie Sears, and Carolyn Vandagriff.

“Our clients appreciate not only the high end marketing and staff support, but also the unmatched agent collaboration that is unlike any other real estate team in town,” says Gaynelle Henger

And they are going to kill it in 2017: just last week The Perry-Miller Streiff Group had a record breaking closing (since 2009, that is) in Lobello Estates. The Perry-Miller Streiff Group also recently brokered the last two highest sales ever in the hot-getting-hotter gated community of Glen Lakes:  7 Kingsgate, listed for $1,995,000, and 7711 Glen Albens, a home that was, like many of the team’s sales, an off market deal when it actually sold, having been previously listed and in MLS both with Ryan Streiff and with Briggs Freeman. The home, designed by Ralph Duesing and built by Tommy Ford, was last listed at $2,795,000 and had been on the market since 2013. Like we said, Glen Lakes is HOT.

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This foreclosure in Glen Lakes is the perfect new home for Pilar Sanders.

Things are not looking good for Pilar Sanders. After their hearing yesterday, Deion Sanders won a restraining order that will keep Pilar 500 yards from their opulent Prosper mansion and that gigantic African statue. So, obviously, the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Sanders will need a place to stay, right? We have just the thing, and it’s a deal, too!

Pilar will feel plenty at home over at 5 Crownwood Court in the Glen Lakes subdivision. It’s a foreclosure (as Candy tells me, it was owned by a podiatrist who couldn’t “foot the bill!” LOL!) so it’ll be affordable at just $849,900, which will help her when those lawyer bills start rolling in.

And it’s a great size, too, at 5,238 square feet with three bedrooms and 4-and-a-half baths. Sure, it needs a little work (the carpet has GOT TO GO! UGH!). That’s what the discount is for, right?

The master closet at 5 Crownwood Court has plenty of room.

But, there’s one thing Pilar won’t have to update, and that’s the wet bar with a wine fridge. A must for anyone going through a divorce, no? I mean, what’s worse after a long day in court? Your Chardonnay being the wrong temperature when you really need a drink.

The kitchen has plenty of bells and whistles, and there’s granite tile in the master bath. And it’s accessible: close to shopping and North Central Expressway. And there’s plenty of security and covered parking. Oh, and it’s also a plenty safe distance from Prosper. Way more than 500 feet.