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Featured Team Member: Meet Garrett!

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: February 15, 2019

At Cornerstone Homes,  every member of our team is dedicated to creating homes and communities so homeowners like you find your dream home and settle into a new carefree lifestyle in and around Richmond, Virginia. This week, we’re excited for you to get to know our construction superintendent at The Cove at Magnolia Lakes and the Villas at Ashlake, Garrett Scottow!

When you meet Garrett, you will instantly experience his passion for what he does every day.  Ask any coworker and they will tell you that Garrett genuinely loves building homes and working with active adults.   It’s this passion for others and what he does that has made such a positive impact on both our team and our homeowners. He is an exceptional listener and goes above and beyond to help.   

After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in sociology, Garrett started working for a small, local custom builder before he joined the Cornerstone Homes’ family.  Throughout his career, Garrett has built and closed over 150 homes of varying sizes and styles. He says he looks forward to a long career in this industry, doing exactly what he loves the most.

As our construction superintendent in the Villas at Ashlake, every day for Garrett presents something new. With different challenges to work through and different puzzles to solve, Garrett’s always on his toes — which is right where he wants to be. Garrett brings a fresh perspective to Cornerstone Homes and loves getting to learn and adapt from some of the industry’s best and brightest minds.

Because his father had worked for developers his entire career, Garrett always knew that it was only a matter of time before he followed in his father’s footsteps. Garrett has been happily married to his wife for almost 2 years, and they can’t wait to welcome twins, a boy and a girl, in May! Outside of the office, you can find Garrett trying out different breweries and wineries around Richmond or Charlottesville, working on projects around the house, traveling, or reading thriller novels.

Last but not least, Garrett wants future Cornerstone homeowners to know just how great of a construction team we have here “putting forth the best product and experience possible.” He’d also like to thank his grandfather, his biggest inspiration for working with active adults, who’s 90-years-old and still loves to stay active!

We’re so happy and proud to have you on our team, Garrett! Thank you for your incredible work and for all of the positivity you bring to those around you.

Share the Cornerstone Love and Refer Your Friends! 💘

Categories: Blog, Holiday, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Posted: February 13, 2019

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Are you head over heels in love with your Cornerstone home and new carefree lifestyle? Let Cupid’s arrow fly this Valentine’s Day and share the happiness… 💘💘💘 It’s so easy!  All you have to do is encourage and refer your friends and family to visit a Cornerstone Homes community to experience what life can be like.  Then leave the rest to us!!!  When your friends and family buy a new Cornerstone home based on your referral, Cornerstone Homes will pay six full months of YOUR HOA fees – what’s not to love?  And that means that morning coffee dates in your private courtyard and afternoon cocktails by the pool are even better with your new neighbors.

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These 3 sisters love living together in Ashlake!

From  resort-style amenities like a clubhouse full of  fun social activities, tree-lined streets with sidewalks, nature walking trails, Cornerpatch Gardens full of fresh veggies and fruits, and so much more, to a new energy efficient home  with all the bells and whistles,  life in a Cornerstone Homes community is as sweet as a box of chocolates. It’s time to share this luxurious lifestyle with the ones you love!

Just ask Linda Monaghan, one of our homeowners who’s living her best life now.  She moved into Barley Woods in Fredericksburg last July and says she couldn’t have made a better decision. She especially loves walking to the clubhouse to meet her neighbors for get-togethers and social events, and of course, not having to do any exterior home maintenance.

“It’s incredible not to have to remove the snow from my driveway or from the sidewalks or pull weeds in the flower beds!  All I have to think about is what fun event am I going to go to next!”  

Join the Club Friends in the community neighborsIf you want your BFF, a family member, or a special someone to experience this carefree, fun lifestyle and live in an incredible and friendly neighborhood,  now’s your chance to choose your neighbors. Share the love this Valentine’s Day!  We can’t wait to meet and welcome your friends and family! Please ask your Sales Manager for details on Cornerstone’s Referral Program today.

XOXO💞

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New is You: A New Cornerstone Home is Built Just for YOU!

Categories: Blog, New is Nice, Uncategorized | Posted: February 8, 2019

New is You Cornerstone HomesA NEW home built exclusively for YOU, your Cornerstone home will be full of your unique options, your distinctive features, and our cutting-edge design. This is why New is Really Nice. YOU choose the features and finishes.  Do you want a white kitchen?  Granite or quartz countertops? Modern or traditional lighting fixtures?  Light or dark hardwood flooring?  Design it how you want it!!! Let the fun begin!

Our homes are designed exclusively for the 55+ crowd.  That starts with being a single story with all your living needs on one floor.   Plus you never have to think about exterior maintenance again, and that includes yardwork!!   Say goodbye to stairs and sell that lawn mower and leaf blower.  Now you can focus on living life!   

Your new home will be full of included unique features that make living easy and comfortable.  And, you will be able to personalize your home to make it uniquely you!


Washington Floorplan Cornerstone Homes Barley Woods Magnolia LakesPrivate Entryways

Private and impressionable,  there’s nothing you’ll love more than stepping into your gorgeous home from your covered front entry and your foyer. Spruce up your beautiful entry space with unique wall decor (think art and mirrors), a table console, seasonal flowers and plants, and so much more. Your family and friends will feel welcomed!

Inspiring KitchensThe Canterbury Happy Homeowners Cornerstone Homes

Stylish and efficient, plenty of cabinets, granite or quartz countertops, and large kitchen islands.   You will be inspired to cook up some major style. And dinners!   You decide the look you want, from country casual, farmhouse or sleek and modern.  Add that glam touch with some fun lighting options.   Whether you are entertaining or cooking lunch, your kitchen will be a favorite gathering spot. 

 

9-Foot Ceilings & Hardwood Flooring

 Expansive ceilings will show off your beautiful hardwood flooring.  Light, dark, gray, or in-between, your choices for flooring colors and types are abundant.   

 

 

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Your gas fireplace is always there to make everyday moments more special, from meals to private time. We even offer dual-sided fireplaces in some plans, so you can enjoy in your living room, dining room and kitchen! 


Natural and Included Lightnatural lighting cornerstone homes new is you

With large windows and an open design, both natural and included light let you practice all of your favorite hobbies in the perfect setting. Great for photography, painting, filmmaking, and anything artistic, your light-filled home gives you the glow (and inspiration) you need to create beautiful things!

 

Vaulted  & Tray Ceilingscaroline home barley woods vaulted ceilings tray

High-end features like these make your home feel lavish and add that extra pizazz. 

 

 

Walk-Up Attics 

Are there certain keepsakes from your current home that you don’t want to part with? When you right size and move into a Cornerstone home, you’ll see that every inch is designed to make your life easier. Walk-up attics give you easy access to wide open storage for you to keep all of your special possessions safe and sound. At Cornerstone Homes, we partner with California Closets to personalize these spaces just for you… from a place to stow pet supplies to wrapping stations and  Christmas décor storage, to extra clothing storage for your off-season wardrobe. California Closets can customize spaces in your new walk-up attic,  laundry room, bedrooms, pantry, and other additional closet spaces within your new home to store the things you use less often.

 

Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at AshlakeVariety of Options 

Finally, you call all the shots.  Our plans give you many options on creating spaces to fit your lifestyle needs.  Why not turn a large bonus suite into an old-fashioned movie lounge, or one of our flex spaces into that personal music room, extra bedroom, expansive closet, or wine room? Customizing extra space in our walkout lower levels, give you endless options to personalize.


When you build a brand new Cornerstone home with us, you get to be the first and only person to call it home. From beginning to end, your personal preferences lead the way, so your finished product looks exactly like the home you’ve always seen in your dreams. A new home is perfectly special — a new home is perfectly you.

Yours Truly,

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Better Together: Featuring The Canterbury Dual Master Down Floorplan

Categories: Blog, Holiday, Uncategorized | Posted: February 5, 2019

In 2019, the best things come in pairs. In our popular Canterbury floor plan in the Villas at Ashlake, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted all on one level, including “dual masters down” – which means double the luxury and double the love. 

Having two owner’s suites on the main floor makes incredible use of your space and caters to those who are looking for something extra special in their floor plan. No matter how you choose to use your dual masters down, there are so many reasons to fall in love. From added privacy to built-in comfort, another large bedroom suite makes life so much sweeter.

His and Hers

Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at AshlakeThis year, dual bedrooms are “a hot new luxury amenity. Couples of all ages can get a better night’s sleep (and who can say no to more zzz’s?) When you need a little time to yourself, the extra bedroom lets you slip away to relax and unwind. Does your husband snore too loud? Do you need space to stay up late to work on your computer? This extra privately located bedroom with a full bathroom and closet is all yours, and provides you with the added luxury you deserve.

 

We are a Family 

If you’ve ever been tight for space when your kids or grandkids came to visit, your heart will skip a beat when you see the Canterbury. Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at AshlakeThe extra bedroom in this home ensures that your kids and grandkids feel as comfortable and welcome as ever, and it’s tucked away so everyone has their privacy.  After a good night’s sleep, everyone can head into your gourmet kitchen to make breakfast together and enjoy it at your oversized kitchen island, in your dining area, or in your bright and sunny sunroom!

Sisterly Love

At the Villas at Ashlake  3 sisters live together in a Canterbury home and it works perfectly! Aside from 2 expansive bedrooms,  the Canterbury comes with the option for an upstairs bonus suite, which adds even more room for company.

Along with dual masters down, there are many reasons to love the Canterbury.  To name a few, a private outdoor courtyard for entertaining and relaxing, a bright four-season sunroom, a den which can easily become a home office with glass french doors for privacy, a gas fireplace,  a powder room, large laundry room, unbelievable storage and, last but not least, open concept living that combines your Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining area. 

Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at Ashlake  

Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at Ashlake Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at Ashlake

This winter at Cornerstone Homes, love is in the air… Make 2019  the year you fall for the Canterbury. Any of our homeowners will tell you that they wished they made this decision sooner.  And they do love living in a Canterbury!  Stop by and experience this home for yourself.  If you just can’t wait to move in, you are in luck! We currently have 3 quick-move-in Canterbury homes available. Take a look before they meet someone else!

XOXO,Cornerstone Insider

Making All the Pieces and Parts Work – Meet Josh!

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: January 29, 2019

Did you know that it would take 10 million Legos to build an average 2000 square foot home?   Well, Cornerstone homes are not made out of Legos but there are A LOT of pieces and parts that come together to build and finish a home.   So let us introduce you to the person that can juggle it all and make your house a home.

Meet Josh

Meet Josh Cornerstone HomesWe’re excited to introduce you to Josh, Cornerstone’s Production Manager. He oversees construction at all Cornerstone Homes communities.  Needless to say, with the popularity of Cornerstone Homes communities, Josh has a lot on his plate. But that is where his extraordinary people and organizational skills combined with the best team in the industry comes into play!    

Josh has been in the active adult residential building industry for quite a while.  He understands that this is not our homeowner’s first rodeo.   This is their forever home and they want it right.    And Josh makes it right by overseeing your home from the first footer being poured to the final cleaning of your finished home.  He ensures the construction team follows the right processes, schedules trade partners in the most efficient way, and ensures that inspections are A+.  You will experience Josh’s commitment and work ethic when you meet with him several times during the construction of your new home.  “Meeting and getting to know each of our homeowners is one of the best parts of my job.  This is an exciting time in their lives and I want to make sure they are happy and excited about their new adventure,”  said Josh.  With Josh at the helm of our construction, you can rest assured that you’ll get the highest-quality home on the market, built with equal parts expertise and equal parts care.

 . Roger on Roof Cornerstone Homes .  

Josh was drawn to the way that Cornerstone Homes does things differently. We take the construction process and enhance it to a level that other builders can’t compete with. We handle each homeowner as if they were our own family member and it shows when we’re onsite and they are happy to see us.” 

Having grown up in a Navy family, Josh’s family moved around every 3 to 4 years, settling in different states from Virginia to South Carolina. This constant movement taught Josh to truly appreciate his family and friends, and the time he got to spend with them. Every day, Josh embodies these family values in both the work he does for Cornerstone Homes and the way in which he interacts with his team and homeowners.

When he’s not in the office, Josh is working toward his masters in construction management from LSU. He’s also an avid cyclist and hopes to ride 3,000 miles between his 3 bikes this year. Josh’s personal inspiration is his grandparents — knowing that they didn’t have the opportunity to live in a place like Cornerstone Homes is what motivates him to constantly improve in his work. His #1 goal, above all else, is to ensure that everyone gets to experience how incredible an active adult community like Cornerstone Homes can be.

 

Last but not least, if Josh’s life had a theme song, he says that “Don’t Stop Believing” would fit the best, and we couldn’t agree more… Josh never stops working to make the lives of our homeowners better! We want to thank you for all that you do!

8 Reasons to Love the Villas at Ashlake

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: January 28, 2019

Make 2019 the year you move into your dream home and live the life you’ve always wanted.  You’ve worked hard for it! Cornerstone Homes has stunning, brand new single-level homes available in the Villas at Ashlake, ready for you to move in and choose your favorite cabinets, flooring, and more!  It’s time to make every day extraordinary.  Below are a few reasons why so many people are loving life here and how you can be one of them! See the homes currently available in our incredible community right now, then visit the Villas at Ashlake and experience all these reasons for yourself!

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The Villas at Ashlake is a community you’ll love coming home to. Single-story and maintenance-free, our homes are built with you in mind. Spend your days at the resort-style pool, your evenings at the clubhouse socializing, and your weekends away knowing your home is taken care of. It’s time for you to live this life to the fullest.

Friends Who Become Family

Our neighborhoods are quaint, comfortable and close-knit. Not too big, not too small… designed so you’ll know your neighbors, enjoy community events and activities, and develop new friendships. Our homeowners look after each other. Join the family!

 

You Can Get Your Hands Dirty

Cornerstone Homes’ exclusive Corner Patch Gardens are a one-of-a-kind amenity that mixes wellness and pleasure! Express your horticultural talents in these personal gardens where you can grow anything from a salad course to a fresh cut centerpiece!   

 

The Outdoors Are Calling

All of our floor plans offer private outdoor living spaces and an abundance of natural light. Because morning coffee tastes better with the sun on your cheeks, and cocktails are sublime on the patio under the stars.

 

Live Well

We give you plenty of opportunities to splash with your grandkids in the pool. Get a workout in at the fitness center. Explore the walking trails. Take a class or join a social club. There are so many fun ways to keep moving at The Villas at Ashlake.

 

Lock and Leave

Whether you’re going to visit the kids or take that world cruise you’ve been talking about, your home is secure and looked after. Get out there! Do it! We’ll take care of the yard, your mail, and any exterior maintenance.

 

Built for YOU!

Cornerstone Homes specializes in 55+ communities, so you can rest assured the homes in Ashlake will bring high-style to low-maintenance living. Open floor plans. Designer kitchens. Indoor/outdoor living. Flex rooms. Attached and detached designs, and so much more. This community was built just for you!

Click Here to see quick move-in homes.

 

Near and Dear to Richmond

In addition to having everyday conveniences close by, residents at Ashake enjoy the history and serenity of Chesterfield nearby, and the big city amenities of Richmond only 20 minutes away. It’s a quick drive to the best of both worlds – unique shops and interesting restaurants plus world-class museums, travel and nightlife.

 

With Us, It’s Personal

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As a local, exclusive 55+ builder, we have a passion for creating lasting communities. You will feel just as special the day you first visit as the day we hand you the keys to your new home. We’ll be with you through the entire process, from initial contact through selections and final closing.

Don’t dream about a new lifestyle, go out and get it! In the Villas at Ashlake in charming Chesterfield, each day is open for you to try new things, meet new people, and enjoy all of the hobbies and activities you know and love. Our homes are ready to welcome you with open arms, so come on in and experience the fun!

 

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Throw Away Your Shovel! Low-Maintenance Living in the Snow  

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: January 23, 2019

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ❄️

That is exactly what you will say when you live in a low-maintenance Cornerstone Homes community. When a storm blows into Virginia, Cornerstone Homes wants you to enjoy every last flake.  Our homes are low maintenance, and our exterior yard work is maintenance-free, so you can sit back and relax in your home next to your fireplace, watch Mother Nature from your windows, and continue on with the day!   And there will be NO disruption of your FUN in the neighborhood or the Clubhouse!

When the first flake falls, your property management team is behind the scenes making a plan of attack as they diligently prepare to clear the roads, driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots.  It will be all hands on deck to make sure you are safe and that you’ll never miss a moment of the fun around you! 

Patrice, a homeowner at The Villas at Magnolia Lakes recently said, “ The last snow storm we had, I loved it how ‘johnny-on-the-spot’ they were in getting the snow removed!”

Fun as Usual!

potluck party cornerstone homesGrab your coat and scarf snow day villas at ashlake low maintenance clubhouseand take a stroll down the clear, safe path to the clubhouse and enjoy a winter happy hour with your neighbors, or walk easily to the fitness center to beat the cold and break a sweat.  Fun as Usual! 

Your safety is always our priority.  If you do venture out, when it comes to driving and staying safe in the snow, you can never be too cautious. Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces of advice when driving in the snow, which includes easing up on your gas pedal and only stopping when necessary. When it comes to walking in the snow, make sure to always wear shoes with good traction, keep your arms free for balance, and take short steps.

Whether it’s snow or leaves or mowing grass, Cornerstone Homes makes sure maintenance-free exterior living is always in season.   

Warmly Yours,

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Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell Quickly

Categories: Blog, Buying & Selling Your Home, Right-Sizing, Uncategorized | Posted: January 18, 2019

cornerstone homes the carolineMoving into a brand new Cornerstone home that’s built just for you, living a low-maintenance lifestyle with time to enjoy your community amenities, and meeting new neighbors that are in the same stage of life as you, can be one of the most rewarding times of your life.  So when you begin this exciting new milestone in your life,  rest assured that Cornerstone has all the bases covered, starting with that first step of getting your home ready to sell quickly and for top dollar.    

At Cornerstone Homes, our Concierge team has helped make many of our buyers’ transitions into their new (and better-than-ever) lifestyle as easy as it can be. Our unique Cornerstone Concierge Program is designed to make each part of the process smooth and simple, and that includes staging your old home to maximize its sales price. Believe it or not, staging is a lot of fun and will guarantee that you’re on the best track moving forward. According to the National Association of Realtors, a staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.”  (Nov 4, 2015) 

Tips to Stage Your Home

Linda Orban staging your home to sell

Our Concierge Team Partner, Linda Orban, owner of Home Staging By Linda, is an expert in the art of staging and can share many success stories with you of clients she has worked with over the last ten years.  Linda stated that it’s important to stage your home the right way because a buyer’s first impression could make or break a decision.  Did you know that 95% of potential buyers see your home in photos online before they see it in person?  Good home staging equals the best first impressions!   And she understands where the eye goes first, as well as what’s pleasant and positive, and what needs a change. Her motto is to keep it simple. Make sure your home doesn’t feel too personalized, so a buyer can envision making it their very own.

Linda starts by going through every single room in your home to spot the “clutter zones” so she can work with you to declutter and make the space feel open and inviting. Then she looks for the “quick fixes,” which are small changes that could include, for example,  removing old area rugs to show off the hardwood floors, taking off the curtains, changing lampshades, etc.  Believe me, it’s a fun process and can help you start thinking of decorating your new home!!! 

Here are a  few easy and inexpensive tips from Linda to get you jump started on your way to a carefree lifestyle!!

1. Boost curb appeal.

Cornerstone Homes The Caroline Home Floor Plan Barley WoodsThis is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips:

-Power wash siding and walkways

-Hang easy-to-read house numbers

-Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery

-Mow the lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed

-Wash front windows & repaint/stain the porch floor as needed

 

2. Welcome visitors with an inviting porch.

Make it say “welcome home” with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by.

 

clean staging your home tips3. Get your house sparkling clean.

From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. This is the easiest (well, maybe not easiest, but certainly the cheapest) way to help your home put its best foot forward.

4. Clear away all clutter.

If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story.

 

 

5. Style your dining room table. 

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The dining room is often a blind spot in decorating the home. Between dinners, a large dining table can look bare and uninviting, so styling it up with visitors in mind can increase the appeal.

6. Rearrange your furniture.

In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.

7. Open those closets! Cornerstone Homes Rightsizing Declutter Closet

Open-house visitors will peek inside your closets. Closet space can be a make-it-or-break-it selling point for buyers, so show yours off to their full advantage by giving excess stuff the heave-ho. Aim to have 20 to 30 percent open space in each closet to give the impression of spaciousness.

 

8. Create a lifestyle people are looking for. 

Generally speaking, you want to play up what your neighborhood or area is known for. Have a house in a quiet, grassy suburb? Hanging a hammock in your backyard and a bench swing on your porch could be the perfect touch. 

9. Think seasonally. garden staging your home flowers

Make sure your garden is in beautiful shape in the summer, and that any extra features you have, like a pool or a fire pit, are cleaned and ready to go. Take advantage of the cozy vibe of the season in autumn and winter, by building a fire in the fireplace and simmering hot apple cider on the stove. 

When you’re ready to start your new adventure in a Cornerstone home, Linda Orban will be here to help you set the stage. Our entire Concierge Team is at your service to make achieving your dream lifestyle simple and smooth. We can’t wait to help you make your move into a Cornerstone Homes community!

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New is Very Nice! Explore Why a New Home is Better Than Resale (A Used Home)

Categories: Blog, New is Nice, Uncategorized | Posted: January 15, 2019

New is Nice Cornerstone Homes

At Cornerstone Homes, you move into more than just a home — you move into a wonderful world of shiny and new. A NEW home has all the latest and greatest, is more comfortable and healthier, and is built just the way you want and need for years to come. A brand new Cornerstone home in Virginia has all this and more to make your new and exciting milestone as remarkable as can be!

There are so many reasons why new is nice, from the ultimate comfort and safety to unlimited luxury and leisure. Let’s explore the reasons why a NEW Cornerstone home will change your life.

New is YOU

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With a wide selection of options, from distinctive design features to customized flex spaces, you can customize your home from top to bottom to suit your lifestyle. A variety of floor plans provide flexibility, such as room location and size, but each one offers the comfort and convenience of brand new features and construction.

Enjoy today’s modern conveniences and designs, like the casual open living concept where your great room is open to the kitchen and dining room, abundant natural light,  a romantic gas fireplace,  sleek stainless steel appliances, vaulted, tray and 9-foot ceilings, new hardwood flooring, walk-up stairs to the attic for easy storage, and so much more. A new home is a home that’s all about you. And the best part, no one else has ever lived there!

New is BETTER

Washington Model Barley Woods Award Winning floorplan master bedroomEnergy efficiency in homes once seemed like a fad, but today, it’s exactly what homeowners want and need. Because your well-being is our number one priority, we utilize only the best up-to-date construction methods to build our homes, which promote a high-quality lifestyle along with high efficiency. 

Thoughtfully designed and built, our health-conscious living spaces keep you comfortable during every season with better air filtration and airflow, insulation, and more, all while saving you significant money on your energy bills. A more efficient living space makes for an easier and more exciting lifestyle, so you can truly enjoy every moment knowing your home has your back.

Living in a brand new home, you can rest assured that every high-quality feature is in its peak state and provides the absolute best service. In addition, if a problem does arise, Cornerstone Homes’ warranty has you covered — click here for more information on what our new home warranty entails.  It’s your time to sit back, relax, and enjoy doing what you love the most! 

 

New is PEACE OF MINDSingle Level Living TImely and Lasting Features Cornerstone Homes

Every Cornerstone Home is designed for the future. Built specifically for you to age gracefully while enjoying the present moment, our homes provide invaluable peace of mind. With single-level living, abundant natural lighting, wide hallways and doorways, a zero threshold owner’s entry, easy-open lever door handles, electrical socket night light, grab bars in the bathrooms, and comfort height toilets, your home is already prepared for what’s ahead, so you’ll never have to worry about having to make adjustments as you age. Experience a feeling of serenity and fulfillment like no other in the home of your dreams. 

New is CAREFREE

This is your time to be FREE! In your new Cornerstone home, it’s never been easier to lead a healthy and carefree lifestyle. From relaxing in your private courtyard or patio, to staying physically fit and active, to fostering friendships and finding personal fulfillment, your home and community are here for you in every way. Our low-maintenance promise ensures that your home is always kept in excellent shape, so you can spend your time doing the things that make you happiest.

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Venture outside and meet your neighbors for a leisurely walk along the community sidewalks and wooded trails, explore a new passion by joining a club, get some exercise in our well-equipped fitness center, and share meals (and laughter) with friends old and new at the clubhouse. Best of all, you can “lock and leave” your home without a single worry, (we take care of the outside work!!) so that the vacation you’ve always wanted to take will be sweeter than ever. Finally, it’s your time to get out and see the world.

We only have one rule for living in a Cornerstone home and community: Be happy and live the way you want. Our new and shiny homes give you every opportunity — and all of the time you need — to do the things you love the most.  Say goodbye to stress and worry and hello to a carefree, fun-filled life!

Newly Yours,

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Roger Glover, Founder & President of Cornerstone Homes, Shares His Vision and Passion

Categories: Blog, General Announcements, Uncategorized | Posted: January 2, 2019

Behind every healthier and happier 55+ Cornerstone community is a vision, brought to life by our founder and president, Roger Glover.  We sat down with Roger recently to learn all about his background, passions, and experiences that shaped his vision of Cornerstone Homes.  We are delighted to introduce Roger Glover, Founder and President of Cornerstone Homes.

 

roger glover, president and founder of Cornerstone Homes

Tell us about how you founded Cornerstone Homes, and why you started the company.

After being in commercial real estate for several years, I  decided I wanted to start my own company. Residential real estate was very appealing to me, and after researching the future of this market and where it was heading, I knew the direction I wanted to go. I discovered that by far the largest demographic group projected to buy homes in the next 30 plus years was the 55+ crowd. I studied the best builders, focused on active adult buyers, and partnered with Epcon Communities, builders/developers out of Columbus, Ohio. Epcon not only developed 55+ targeted communities and homes but offered a special and unique franchise program to show other builders how to develop/build 55+ communities in different markets. I really like Epcon’s focus on building smaller, more intimate communities as opposed to the BIG Del Webb mega-communities of the southern and west coast sand states! Also, Epcon focused on folks that wanted to stay in their hometown but were ready for a new, well-deserved lifestyle which included having the time to enjoy community amenities and living among their peers, while living in their shiny new, one-story maintenance-free home.  

 

What drew you to the active adult demographic/community?  

I wanted to do moreBarley Woods Clubhouse than JUST build new homes. I wanted to design, develop and provide a lifestyle-focused community with all the cool amenities and low-maintenance infrastructure that promotes healthy living, fosters new friendships, and provides more free time and places to enjoy new pursuits, activities, and freedom.

 

What’s the biggest challenge of working with this demographic? What do you love most about it?

A colleague who was building for the 55+ homebuyer cautioned me about 20 years ago that the 55+ buyer is a black-belt buyer of new homes. Many had built their own home and they are easily the most experienced and intelligent new home buyers as a group. I agreed, and for that reason, it is a great challenge. But a challenge that I like because it drives us to be smarter, work harder and be more appreciative of our buyers. Most of our buyers are entering into a new, wonderful phase in their lives. Their children have left the nest and now they are refocused on their own activities, travels, and health. They have worked hard to have a little extra money in the bank. With more free time on their hands, they are seeking new friends, new adventures and fun, and looking for new challenges, opportunities, and pursuits. I love the fact that everyone at Cornerstone Homes is committed and constantly striving to make sure that our homes and communities are designed, developed, built, and maintained to provide our homeowners the chance to pursue their new dreams and start a new set of chapters in their lives.

 

Your communities are all about lifestyle. What drove your focus to health and wellness and neighborhood connectivity?

Throughout my life, I have participated in team sports and have tried to stay physically active nearly every day. I always found that being part of a team or group is both enjoyable and motivating. So the idea of neighbors coming together to enjoy activities and events that promote and inspire wellness, fitness, and health came naturally and simply felt right to me. So I began visiting communities and researching those concepts that were focused on health, wellness, and mindfulness. I then began incorporating and improving on our community amenities, facilities, events, and programs that I considered as the best. With the introduction of our community gardens and a 10-acre professionally managed “local” farm and event center at Chickahominy Falls, we are going to provide incredible health and wellness opportunities that few homeowners in the United States will be able to enjoy just steps from their front doors.

 

Where did you grow up? Tell us about your family!  

cattle farm southwest VAI grew up on a 500+ head cattle farm in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. My older sister was a show jumper; my younger brother was a bull rider; my mom was my sports coach, and my dad was a community doctor who delivered over 10,000 babies in Southwestern Virginia. After graduating from Abingdon High, I attended Hampden Sydney College where I played football, then went onto the University of Richmond where I completed law school and graduate business school. And, most importantly, met my wife.

We have four children and are almost empty nesters like most of my home buyers. Our oldest son recently graduated from the University of Vermont and is now managing a farm-to-farm biking tour and event company. Our second son is a month away from graduating with an Environmental Economics major from the University of Georgia. (He will be looking for a job – anyone have an opening?) Our third son is just starting at Montana State and wants to pursue Engineering. The youngest, our daughter, is a 10th grader that, by the way, is a gifted soccer player who can run circles around all her older brothers.

 

What do you wish other people knew about Cornerstone Homes?

I think that we are pretty open and transparent to all about who we are, what our goals are, and why we love doing what we do. I guess I would like people to know how hard people work here, and are totally committed to making our buyers happy. It is a very difficult business with a 1000 unpredictable moving parts. We are also a really close group, or family if you will. We have mother/ daughter team working here; we have a mother/ daughter/son team here; we have brothers working together. And a husband and wife team, my wife, Kristin, and I.

 

So, outside of Cornerstone, how do you spend your free time? What do you do to relax?   

Roger glover president and founder cornerstone homes

A quick game of darts between meetings!

I actually spend a lot of my free time following and looking at what other builders and developers do. No one has all the answers, but it seems there is nearly always something to learn from the best in the business. Currently, I spend a lot of my free time watching my daughter in her sporting events and enjoy watching all sports in general. I enjoy upland bird hunting, working out, and biking – both road and mountain biking.  (When I do not fall on rocks and run into trees!) Relax – what is that?

 

What’s your favorite snack?

Peanut M&M’s or Raisinettes.

 

What is your favorite place of all the places you’ve traveled?  

Any mountains.

 

What’s your favorite book and why?

I admit I don’t have the opportunity to read much outside of work-related items. Outside of industry related articles, books, and magazines, I enjoy spy and adventure books that are easy and quick reads. I will identify one book that made a lasting impression on me, and which I often discussed with a couple of my kids, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

 

And finally, if you could have any superpower, what would it be?

ESP!

 

Cornerstone Homes has certainly created remarkable homes and healthier and happier communities for those of us 55+.  We look forward to the new and exciting lifestyle trends you have up your sleeve for 2019.  Stay tuned everybody!!!

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