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“Quick Delivery” Homes at Gateway at Royce Brook Provide Activity-Rich Lifestyle Lust Months after Purchase

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – New Jersey’s housing market is on the uptick and active adults looking to transition from the hassle and responsibility of their large, existing homes to the ease and convenience of a new lifestyle-oriented community are taking full advantage by listing primary residences in the busy sales market.

As a result, neighborhoods geared towards those aged 55 and better with a more maintenance-free environment and wealth of recreational and social amenities are seeing an increase in buyer activity fueled by a large number of purchasers having already sold their primary residence and fully prepared to move into a brand new home as soon as possible.

Gateway at Royce Brook, a new collection of upscale active adult single-family homes in Somerset County’s Hillsborough Township, has quickly proven to be a popular choice for these homebuyers with an inventory of “Quick Delivery” residences that offer move-in dates shortly after closing.

“We’re finding many of our recent visitors have listed and sold their home and are ready for a new activity-rich lifestyle,” says Sally Christie, Sales Manager for Premier Development, which is developing Gateway at Royce Brook.  “They’re very interested in our ‘Quick Delivery’ residences, particularly homes with early occupancy dates just three-to four-months from closing.  As a result, our selection of these residences are dwindling, meaning those interested in these opportunities should act now to avoid missing out.” Continue reading

Gateway at Royce Brook Welcomes Saratoga Model as Sales Flourish at Somerset County Adult Community

SaratogaPremier Development is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated Grand Opening of the fully-furnished Saratoga model home at Gateway at Royce Brook, the upscale collection of active adult single-family homes rising in Somerset County’s Hillsborough Township.

The magnificently-appointed three-bedroom Saratoga is the second model home to debut at the exclusive community, joining the previously released Belmont model to provide visitors an up close look at two of Gateway at Royce Brook’s four spacious two-story floorplans.

Construction is also moving swiftly on two additional models – the Churchill and Wellington.  Once completed, homebuyers will be able to tour a model complex representing each of Gateway’s popular housing designs.

“There’s no question these decorated model homes have facilitated a rise in sales activity,” says Sally Christie, Sales Manager for Premier Development, which is developing Gateway at Royce Brook.  “Active adults have embraced the opportunity to tour actual residences and get a true feel for the expansive living areas, comfortable interiors and high quality craftsmanship.

“The reception has been terrific with a large percentage of prospective homebuyers making the decision to purchase soon after viewing these homes.”

Homes are preconstruction-priced from just $429,000 during Gateway at Royce Brook’s limited-time Preview Opening, allowing buyers to receive added value by purchasing prior to the community’s official Grand Opening.

Home designs at Gateway at Royce Brook range from 2,374 to 2,975 square feet of luxury living space.   All homes boast three or three-and-a-half-baths, gourmet kitchens that open to two-story family rooms, breakfast nooks, laundry rooms, formal living and dining rooms, luxurious master bedroom suites with lavish master baths, and much more. Select homes will also offer two-story entry foyers and living rooms.

“We also have cul-de-sac locations and several beautiful homesites backing up to wooded conservation space,” Ms. Christie adds.

Homes at Gateway at Royce Brook are New Jersey Energy Efficient (Tier 1) which significantly lowers monthly gas and electric bills.

Construction is now underway on a select number of “pre-sited” homes at the neighborhood with expected completion dates as early as this fall.

The enviable lifestyle at Gateway at Royce Brook is created by state-of-the-art recreational and social amenities that will include a brand new clubhouse and recreation center with sparkling outdoor pool, tennis court, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, billiards, shuffleboard, bocce, saunas, ballroom and library. Continue reading

Lennar’s Greenbriar Active Adult Lifestyle Expands the Boundaries of What’s Possible

via The Princeton Packett

Model Home at The Villagio

Model Home at Lennar’s Greenbriar at Villagio

For more than 40 years, Lennar has set the standard for active adult living with its signature “Greenbriar” portfolio of communities that combine stylish new homes with resort-like amenities that rival even the most desirable country clubs.

The national hombuilder’s latest efforts provide further evidence that Lennar continues to be at the forefront of the industry as it expands the boundaries of what’s possible with exceptional new home designs, world class amenities and breathtaking residential settings that are sure to lure a buyer or two into early retirement.

“We’re proud of the Greenbriar heritage and remain committed to maintaining its position as the choice for active adult living,” notes Don Bompensa, President of Lennar’s New Jersey Division. “Our current collection of communities vary widely in home design, location and amenities, but all foster the type of lifestyle we firmly believe today’s buyers are aspiring to.  It’s a lifestyle that continues to be synonymous with the Greenbriar name.” Continue reading