Top Cars For Retirement Living

Categories: Blog | Posted: July 17, 2014

Now that you’re settled into retirement living, you’re thinking of downsizing your home – but what about your car?  Many features of these new cars make them perfect for the retiree.  Browsing consumer reports and looking at studies, writers at have put together a list of the top cars for retirement living.

2014 Acura RDX SUV

800px-2013_Acura_RDX_--_2012_DCThe 2014 Acura RDX SUV is one of the most versatile and user-friendly automobiles in its class. With an average cost between $33,000 and $38,000 and affordable long-term ownership costs, U.S. News even ranked it the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money. The Acura RDX has plenty of legroom and cargo space, making it perfect for taking on vacation, whether it’s camping or driving across the country. The cabin is comfortable and spacious, with user-friendly climate and audio controls as well as an attractive and comfortable interior. The 2-14 Acura RDX SUV is a perfect companion for the adventerous retiree.

2014 Toyota Avalon Sedan

1280px-2013_Toyota_Avalon_--_2012_NYIASWith adjustable heated and lumbar supportive seats and a lower-than-average door threshold, the 2-14 Toyota Avalon Sedan is easy to get into and easy to relax in. The Avalon Sedan also has larger-than-average dashboard, audio and climate controls, making all of its user-friendly functions easy to read. Additionally, the Avalon Sedan offers strong fuel economy and is available with a hybrid powertrain, both features that should appeal to anyone on a budget. A new 2014 Toyota Avalon Sedan comes in between $31,000 to $39,000, so it might be more affordable to purchase a used model. While buying from private vendors can often get you an affordable deal on a vehicle, it’s always smart to investigate the price of a car with services such as Kelley Blue Book to make sure you are getting a fair deal. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some used-car dealers don’t always make you a fair offer.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

For the retiree for whom money is less budgeted, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is a luxury ride like no other. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan offers a variety of luxury features, including heated power-adjustable seats as well as keyless entry and start. With large audio and climate control interface as well as a high-contrast dashboard panel, the E-Class is easy on the eyes of any driver. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is in a class of its own and, with a price tag starting at $51,000, it is a luxury automobile for those who seek to retire in comfort. Best of all, it has comparable fuel mileage to many hybrid consumer cars, and all while pampering you in the seat of luxury that is a Mercedes-Benz.

11 Tips For Exercise Motivation

Categories: Blog | Posted: July 8, 2014

Need Exercise Motivation? 11 Tricks You Haven’t Tried

There are so many excuses not to – but where do we get exercise motivation from?  You’d be surprised just how easy it is to fit in a quick and simple exercise in your daily routine.  Whether you’re having a relaxing day watching TV or out running errands, Reader’s Digest provides the following 11 tips and tricks to get you motivated!

From Reader’s Digest Online:

Want to keep your arteries clear and your heart beating strong? Integrative cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, coaches his patients to adopt easy exercise routines with these motivating tricks.

1) First, stop saying you have no time to exercise.

It’s the top excuse I hear from patients when I suggest they get moving. But you do have enough time; what you really need is motivation. Too often people think of exercise in black or white categories: “thirty minutes” or “no minutes.” In reality, any minutes of movement are better than none. Here are some of my favorite tricks to get patients started on exercise routine.


2) Don’t ignore exercise.

It’s powerful medicine for your heart and arteries. It strengthens your cardiovascular system, allowing the heart to pump more blood with less effort. It keeps your arteries elastic and flexible, which allows them to expand to accommodate blood flow, which reduces blood pressure. It makes your tissues more sensitive to insulin, which means cells throughout your body more easily absorb and burn blood sugar for energy. It helps lower levels of triglycerides, tiny packages of fat that float around in the bloodstream. Exercise also helps tamp down inflammation and prevents blood clotting, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other problems. Finally, exercise creates physiological changes in the brain that lead to an increased sense of well-being, confidence, and an improved mood. And it’s not as hard as you might think.


3) Take a 5-minute walk.

5-minute-walkIt’s true that the American Heart Association recommends that we plan 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. But if you can’t always meet this goal, should you do none at all? No! Less activity than the AHA guideline is still beneficial. Even a five-minute walk will bring you some health benefits. What’s most important is this: get started.

For one study, researchers followed the health habits and outcomes of more than 400,000 people for eight years. They found that the people with low levels of physical activity (they averaged about 15 minutes of exercise a day) showed a 14 percent reduction in death compared with the completely inactive group. People who were more active showed even lower mortality.


4) Never fast-forward through a commercial.

For every two hours you spend in front of the TV, your risk of becoming obese jumps 23 percent and your risk of developing diabetes increases 14 percent. This is true even if you exercise regularly. You don’t need to cut out TV time altogether—you just need to learn how to multitask. Mayo Clinic endocrinologist James Levine, who has spent his career studying the effects of exercise on health, says that converting TV time to active time could allow some of us to shed 50 pounds in one year!

How about a few sit-ups or push-ups during commercials? How about a five-pound dumbbell lifted overhead 15 times with each arm for a 60-second break? If that seems like too much, at the very least, don’t ever take a commercial sitting down. Use every commercial as a cue to get up and move.


5) Stop thinking of yourself.

That is, practice active acts of kindness. Because one way to motivate yourself to get in small, regular bouts of activity is to do them for someone else. Dedicate small acts of exercise to the good of someone you love, the happiness of a stranger, or the good of society. For example, return your shopping cart to the store rather than leave it in the lot near your car. (Do it as a favor to the kid whose job it is to go gather all the carts). While you are out shoveling snow, clear your neighbor’s walkway too.  Get up and stand on the bus or subway so someone else can have your seat.


6) De-motorvate your life.

demotorvateTime-saving devices (think dishwashers and elevators) save more than time: they also prevent you from burning calories. Mayo Clinic researcher James Levine found that habits like using a dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand, driving to work instead of walking, and using the elevator instead of taking the stairs cause the average person to save 111 calories a day.

Over time, that adds up to 10 extra pounds a year. Whenever possible, try not to motor your way through life. Use a broom or rake instead of a leaf blower, your body instead of a remote control, or elbow grease instead of an electric mixer.


7) Don’t take waiting sitting down.

We stand and wait a lot: at the grocery store, at the bank, at the post office, at the ATM, at amusement parks. And that’s just the waiting we do standing. A lot of it we do sitting down. Consider a doctor’s office waiting room. Or what you do during the average 10 to 20 minutes each of us spends on the telephone each week? Try to stand and move as much as possible while you find yourself waiting. Depending on where you are, you could march in place, do a few laps around your house, try a few stretches, or climb a flight of stairs.


8) Get a pedometer.

pedometerMeasure how many steps a day you take, then set a goal to increase the amount by perhaps 500 steps a day for a week, then jump it up again to the next level. New habits such as these will get you there: Park as far away as possible from the entrance to work. (I do this every day, and enjoy a 10-minute walk each morning and each evening). Spend half of your lunch hour walking. Propose a walking meeting with colleagues if you don’t need access to a computer during the meeting. Take a short walk whenever you arrive to a destination a little early.


9) Don’t throw in the towel if you miss a workout, or a week.

There are two critical times when people fall off the exercise wagon: after a really busy period at work and after a vacation. They skip one workout and then another and then another. Soon they’ve gone a week or two without exercise and they think, “why bother? I’ve lost everything I gained.” But this isn’t true at all. In fact, Duke researchers proved this when they put 183 out-of-shape, overweight men and women at risk of developing heart disease through the paces of an eight-month-long exercise plan. Once they got everyone in shape, they wanted to see what would happen if everyone then blew off their workouts. So they asked all the participants to take two weeks off. They learned that all was not lost. Participants’ triglycerides remained low and their HDL cholesterol remained high.

So recommit yourself to exercise as soon as you can. Cut back on intensity and duration as you ease yourself back into the swing of things.


10) Take vitamin Y (ie, yoga).

yogaYoga is like four-for-one exercise. Most people don’t realize that certain types of yoga count as cardio. It also strengthens your muscles, so it counts as weight training too. Of course, it gets you flexible. Finally, the emphasis on breath work and the power of your thoughts make it a moving meditation.

Some poses—such as Tree and Dancer’s Pose—also improve your balance, preventing falls. Studies have also linked yoga with a healthier heart rate pattern, less atrial fibrillation, and lower blood pressure. Start with a beginner’s class or DVD. Even yoga once a week for 15 or 20 minutes offers flexibility, mental focus, and relaxation.


11) Move in the morning.

It’s the best time to fit in a workout, and here’s why. It makes your workout number one on your to-do list. When you exercise later in the day, dozens of obstacles and excuses are likely to come up. When you roll out of bed and get moving first thing, those excuses don’t have a chance to derail your motivation. There’s also some evidence that a morning workout can undo some of the metabolic damage of whatever fatty, high-sugar foods you might have consumed the night before. Try to going to bed earlier so you can get up earlier. Agree to meet someone at the gym to help ensure you get out of bed rather than hit the snooze button.

Consider a Downsize

Categories: Blog | Posted: June 20, 2014


You bought your home with the kid’s needs in mind. Now that they have left home, you may have realized you don’t really need 2,300+ square feet of living space. Many baby boomers are happily taking this opportunity to sell their homes and downsize into something more manageable.

Selling your home can also provide you with much-needed equity, which you can use during your retirement years. This extra money can provide baby boomers with priceless peace of mind; as the 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey conducted by the Employee Benefits Research Institute notes, only 17 percent of people past the age of 55 said they are confident that they will have enough money to tide them over during retirement. Moving to a smaller place usually means spending less on the mortgage, utilities and taxes, too.

Consider a downsize to one of Cornerstone Home’s 55+ active adult communties in Virginia and North Carolina.

Richmond Retirement Community Grand Opening Weekend A Great Success!

Categories: Blog | Posted: June 20, 2014

Last weekend Cornerstone Homes celebrated the grand opening of our first community in the Richmond area, Villas at Magnolia Lakes.  It was a huge success, due largely to our team at Cornerstone’s Richmond office. The clubhouse, pool, lake, grounds, site, signage, marketing displays, material, and artistic renderings all looked fantastic! On a personal note, my co-builder Brian Schwindt and I enjoyed meeting everyone – visitors, residents, friends and families. It was a great weekend!

Our new sales team, Ginny and Debbie, is off to a great start, too. Even though this was more of a “soft” opening – without model homes – we had over 60 visitors this past weekend, and wrote three home site reservations… with several more in the works!

I am so excited about Magnolia Lakes, and all the wonderful features and amenities we have. I think our one-level, no-maintenance homes offer something for everyone. And I really think folks are going to love the active, care-free lifestyle… from the clubhouse and the fitness center, to the pool and the lake. It’s such a great place to live!

Our team is passionate about enriching the quality of life for our homeowners, and I anticipate that we’ll be welcoming lots of new residents to the Villas at Magnolia Lakes lifestyle!

We are all looking forward to an exciting, successful summer here at Magnolia Lakes.  Come see us soon!


Roger A. Glover III
Principal, Cornerstone Homes

Home Remedies for Bug Bite Relief

Categories: Blog | Posted: June 16, 2014

Cookouts, beach trips…and bug bites?!  While the warmer weather brings sunshine and outdoor adventure, it can also mean falling prey to tiny insects.  While mainly harmless, these bugs can cause more annoyance than anything.  Save for a few itches and bumps, most bites from small bugs are relatively safe and harmless.

Unless you carry brands like OFF! or Cortizone cream for relief, you may be surprised what household remedies you already possess for bug bite relief.  Toothpaste, basil, ice, and tea bags are just some common household items that aid in the relief of bug bites.  Women’s Health magazine recently compiled a list of 9 Genius Ways to Relieve Bug Bites.

Here’s what they suggest:


1. Essential Oils

Tea tree, lavender, and coconut oils all have properties that can alleviate itching, pain, and swelling, says Neal Schultz, M.D. In particular, tea tree oil is also antibacterial, which can help prevent infection from incessant scratching. Oils from different brands may be more acidic than others, so make sure you ask the store owner or a dermatologist about an oil’s concentration before you apply it directly to your skin. If the oil is too strong, you can dilute it with water, says Schultz.


2. Honey

If you don’t mind a bit of stickiness, honey is an anti-inflammatory and can make the itching a little less tempting, says board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D.


3. Milk & Water

Mix equal parts skim milk and water, dip a thin cloth (like handkerchief or an old T-shirt) into the concoction, and dab your skin.


4. Lemon or Lime Juice

These fruit powerhouses provide itch relief and are antibacterial, says Schultz. If you go this route, make sure you’re inside—these juices can burn your skin if you’re out in the sun, says Schultz.


5. Toothpaste

“Most toothpastes have a mint or peppermint flavor, and the menthol ingredient creates a cooling sensation on your skin,” says Schultz. Your brain picks up on this feeling much quicker than the itching sensation. Plus, the intrinsic astringency of toothpaste helps reduce swelling.


6. Basil

This spice isn’t just limited to the kitchen. Basil leaves contain chemicals such as camphor, which creates a cool feeling, similar to menthol in toothpaste, says Schultz. Crush a few leaves and apply the bits directly to your bumps.


7. Ice

A single ice cube can constrict the blood vessels and decrease the body’s natural histamine release, says Bowe. Translation: less itching.


8. Tea Bags

It’s true! Cool tea bags draw fluid out of a bite to reduce itching and swelling, says Schultz.


9. Vinegar

This is a great home remedy to block itching because of its small acidic levels, says Schultz. Dab it onto individual spots or, if your body’s been a buffet for bugs, you can add two to three cups to warm water and soak in a tub. Apple cider vinegar may work even better, says Schultz.

Buying Your First RV – Everything You Need to Know

Categories: Blog | Posted: May 30, 2014

rvSo, you want to get away from it all, hit the road, travel the open road… but you don’t necessarily want to leave behind the comforts of home. A recreational vehicle (RV) is the answer. RVs are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association—almost 9 percent of American households own one, an increase of one million people over the last six years (thank a rebounding economy and millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age for this fact). If you’re thinking about purchasing your first RV, use these tips to get the right one for you at the right price.

New vs. Used

When buying new, you know you’re getting a vehicle without past problems, and you’ll enjoy warranty protection. However, RVs have a steep depreciation rate, and if you decide you don’t enjoy RV-ing or you purchased the wrong size RV, you risk making a costly mistake.

Buying used, of course, is cheaper. It enables you to take advantage of the depreciation the previous owner(s) suffered. If you go this route, evaluate the RV carefully and do independent research before you commit.

Nonmotorized vs. Motorized

If you don’t own a pickup truck or a large vehicle that can easily tow a nonmotorized RV (also called a travel trailer or fifth wheel), you’ll have to purchase a motorized one. Read online reviews of the models you’re considering to learn the specific pros and cons of each. Then ask the owners for more information, including why they are selling, who serviced their RV, when and where they bought it and whether there have ever been insurance claims against the RV.

Buy Smart

Take the RV for a test drive, and if you’re still a “go,” have your mechanic evaluate the RV’s frame, drivetrain and the other mechanical elements. Obtain an estimate for any mechanic-recommended repairs, then factor that into your budget. Don’t forget to factor in insurance as well. It will be cheaper on a used RV. According the TheHartford AARP, there are a lot of benefits and discounts you can get with RV insurance to make sure it’s affordable for you.


Once you bring your new RV home, follow proper maintenance tips to keep your unit in good shape. These include:

  • Be careful with your RV refrigerator. Novice RV-ers who make the mistake of storing their RV with the fridge as-is often come back to find rampant mold and mildew. Leave the refrigerator doors open, so the unit can air itself out. When you go to use your RV, pre-cool the refrigerator for 24 hours before filling it.
  • Cover your tires during storage. Vinyl tire covers protect your tires from weather damage and potential failure.
  • Disconnect the battery wires for long-term storage. This helps avoid battery drain.
  • Keeping a window or two slightly open as well as the roof vent will help maintain proper venting and air circulation inside the RV.
  • Have your axles and breaks serviced once a year.

Eat More Chocolate! 5 Healthy Ways to Indulge

Categories: Blog | Posted: May 19, 2014

chocolateChocolate in Smores by the campfire, a nice cold bowl of chocolate ice cream, or even individual candy bars – it’s easy to indulge in your favorite chocolate treats.  But can you do it and still stay healthy? experts says YES!

“If you find that a treat of one or two individually wrapped squares quickly turns into a handful, try incorporating small amounts of dark chocolate into meals and snacks instead”, says Writer and Author Cynchia Sass, MPH, RD.

Here are 5 Healthy Ways to Eat Chocolate:


1) Blend it into a smoothie

In addition to adding dark chocolate chips or few squares of chopped dark chocolate to smoothies, you can also get your fix (and the health benefits) by whipping in unsweetened cocoa powder. The chocolaty flavor and sweetness of the cherries mask the bitterness of greens like kale, so you can sneak in an extra serving. Look for raw or pure non-Dutched cocoa powder. Dutching or alkalizing is a chemical process that lowers acidity, which has also been shown to markedly reduce the cocoa’s antioxidant content. It’s often done to reduce bitterness, but I find that quality brands taste wonderful in their natural, non-alkalized state.


2) Add it to cereal

Add some healthy decadence to the most important meal of the day by chopping a square or two of dark chocolate and swirling it into hot oatmeal, or sprinkling chocolate shavings onto cold cereal, along with sliced strawberries or a chopped mini banana. Research shows that having “dessert at breakfast” helped weight-loss seekers prevent rebound weight gain by reducing hunger and keeping cravings under control. Scientists even found that this strategy helped reduce blood levels of ghrelin, the so-called “hunger hormone.” Chocolate for weight loss? Yes, indeed!


3) Drizzle it

Melt a bit of dark chocolate by adding hot (but not boiling) water a little bit at a time as you continually stir, then drizzle it onto anything from fresh fruit to popped popcorn, along with a sweet spice like cinnamon. But don’t stop there: A hot culinary trend is to pair dark chocolate with other unexpected foods, like chocolate-dipped asparagus, roasted cauliflower drizzled with dark chocolate, or chocolate-covered olives, sundried tomatoes, and cloves of black garlic. Hey, you never know until you try it!


4) Fold it into nut butter

I’m kind of obsessed with nut and seed butters. I currently have jars of every kind I could find, including pecan, walnut, macadamia nut, cashew, almond, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, hemp seed, and coconut butter. I use them in lots of ways, but one of my favorite tricks is to add things to them, including minced, unsweetened preservative-free dried fruit, spices like fresh grated ginger, rolled whole oats, and chopped dark chocolate. Smear the combo onto fresh fruit, like sliced figs or wedges of apples and pears, or use it as a filling for celery stalks or a dip for baby carrots.


5) Add it to savory dishes

Chocolate-dipped veggies may sound adventurous, but incorporating chocolate into savory dishes isn’t all that unusual. Think: mole, the traditional Mexican sauce made with chocolate, chilis, and other spices. Other delicious ways to incorporate dark chocolate at lunch or dinner include adding it to vegetarian chili, eggplant caponata, or even hummus. Bon appetit!


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DIY – How to Make a Rain Barrel

Categories: Blog | Posted: April 29, 2014

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” – Why not use some of that rain to conserve water and make a rain barrel?  Below are tips for making a rain barrel and some best practices for its placement.

Water taken from rain barrels can be used to garden, or even wash the car!  If your city or county puts a water restriction due to dry weather, you will still have water from using your rain barrel.


Why Make a Rain Barrel

Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water. In most areas of North America, that means you can collect more than a thousand gallons of water a year to use in your containers, houseplants, garden, or even your lawn. We’ll show you how to make a rain barrel — inexpensively — in just a couple of hours.



rain barrelStep 1: Gather Your Materials

It’s probably easier than you think to make a rain barrel. Here’s what we used:

— 1 large plastic garbage can (the larger it is, the more water you can collect)
— 1 tube of watertight sealant or roll of Teflon tape for plumbing
— 2 rubber washers
— 2 metal washers
— 1 hose clamp
— 1 spigot
— A drill
— Landscaping fabric


rain barrelStep 2: Drill a Hole

You don’t need a rain barrel kit to conserve water! Start by using your drill to create a hole near the bottom of your barrel. This is where you’ll insert your spigot. Use a drill bit that’s a little smaller than or the same size as the spigot.

Rain Barrel Hint: Don’t create a hole that’s too low — you’ll want to leave space underneath to fill your watering can.




rain barrelStep 3: Insert the Spigot

Place a metal washer onto the threaded end of spigot, then put a snugly fitting rubber washer over the threads to help hold the washer in place and prevent leakage.





rain barrelStep 4: Seal it up

Next, apply a bead of waterproof sealant over your rubber washer and insert the spigot into the hole. Wait for the sealant to dry, then run a rubber washer, followed by a metal washer onto the threads of the spigot inside the barrel. Secure the spigot in place inside your barrel with the hose clamp. This is important because it will keep your spigot from coming loose from your barrel.

Rain Barrel Hint: You can also run watertight Teflon tape to seal the spigot hole



rain barrelStep 5: Make Entry and Exit Holes

Carefully cut a hole in the lid of your rain barrel. This hole should sit under your home’s downspout so the water runs right into the barrel. Cut the hole so it’s large enough to accommodate the water flow from the downspout.

You’ll also want to drill a hole or two near the very top of your rain barrel. This hole will allow water to overflow.

Here’s a hint: You can run a short length of hose or PVC pipe, from the overflow hole to another rain barrel to connect them. That way if your rain barrel fills, the excess water will run into the next one and you don’t lose overflow water.



rain barrelStep 6: Seal the Top

Cut a piece of landscaping fabric to sit over the top, then put the lid over the top of it to secure it. This will create a barrier that prevents mosquitoes and other pests from getting in your rain barrel water.





rain barrelStep 7: Place Your Rain Barrel

Now that the hard work is done, all you have to do is get your rain water barrel in place. Position it directly underneath your downspout in a spot that’s most convenient for you to use it. Then just wait for it to rain so you can enjoy the water — and money — savings.

Here’s a hint: Set your rain barrel up on a platform to help give more pressure if you connect it to a hose. It also makes it easier to fill up watering cans.





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From Better Homes & Gardens

Spend Time Outside – It’s Good For Your Health!

Categories: Blog | Posted: April 24, 2014

healthGo outside and play! Being outdoors can cure what ails you.

Practically every day, from winter to summer, you’d get home from school, throw your books on the bed, change into your play clothes and head outdoors until your mom called you home for dinner. But unfortunately, growing up for many of us has meant bringing much of our lives indoors, glued to a television, crouched in front of a computer and simply living under artificial lights.

It’s time you remembered the words of a very wise woman, who told you many decades ago, “Go outside and play!”

Health Benefits of the Outdoors

No doubt being outdoors, in the fresh air, surrounded by trees and grass, birds and squirrels makes you feel good, but a growing body of research also says that it’s good for your health. Being in nature has been proven to lower your stress level, reduce depression, speed up your healing time and minimize your need for pain medication. In fact, studies have shown that a patient with a hospital room overlooking a green space will recuperate faster than one without a view.

But there’s also the motivational factor: When you’re outside, you’re simply more likely to be physicallyactive than if you’re inside. Whether you’re climbing a mountain or simply walking around the block, you’re building muscles and keeping your heart and lungs healthy and your bones strong. You won’t find much of that going on planted on your couch!

And the last, and perhaps the best, reason is the sun. That big ball of fire in the sky is an instant mood elevator. Why do you think the word “sunny” has come to mean happy and chipper? Exposure to the sun also helps your body produce vitamin D, which strengthens your bones, may lower your risk for cancerand can even bolster your cognitive functions, among many other important health benefits. But everything in moderation! (Of course, too much exposure to the sun can also cause skin cancer.)

For goodness’ sake, turn off the TV and go get some fresh air!


Model Home Close Out Sale – Roanoke

Categories: Blog | Posted: April 21, 2014

model home close out saleWe are having a Model Home Close Out Sale!

Don’t miss your opportunity to live at The Orchard Villas Roanoke!

This is your final opportunity to live at The Orchard Villas Roanoke, a friendly and welcoming community featuring maintenance-free living.

But don’t hesitate.  We’re down to the final Villa-style homes including our beautifully appointed models.

To show we’re serious about selling out, we’re offing you our best incentives yet!  You won’t want to miss the this close-out deal.



  • $5,000 off your choice of upgrades
  • 5 months HOA paid for you
  • Brand new patios for extra entertaining space

That’s right!  Purchase one of our three remaining homes and this deal is yours.  Act now, because we’re selling fast.

Last week we had fives homes, this week just three remain.  Get your new home and the 5/5 OFFER today.

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  • One-Level Homes w/ attached 2-car garages
  • Gourmet Kitchens
  • Lovely Private Patios
  • Maintenance-Free Living with all exterior lawn and building maintenance included
  • Charming Community near all Roanok has to offer
  • Ideal Lifestyle with sense of community, a clubhouse, fitness center and pool
  • Water, Irrigation, Sewer, Trash, Snow Removal and Homeowners Insurance Included


Visit Today!  Call Kathy Gentry at (540) 330-7787

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The Orchard Villas Roanoke | 5300 Crumpacker Drive, Roanoke, VA 24019

Models open Thursday-Sunday, 10am – 5pm

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