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The Luxury of Lock-and-Leave

June 1st, 2013 | by The Update
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One of the newest trends in the luxury real estate market is lock-and-leave – where homeowners can walk away and know their home is safe within a gated community, and the grounds will be maintained while they’re gone.

Lock-and-leave is tailored for homeowners with busy lives, with second homes, or who travel extensively for business or pleasure. These homeowners want a lifestyle that has flexibility and reassurance that their investment is safe when they’re away.

“Most of the luxury lock-and-leave buyers have one or two or even three homes, and they just want to be able to turn the key and go,” says Christy Berry, the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent who represents the lock-and-leave luxury townhomes at 17 Green in McKinney.

5724 Settlement Way in McKinney, a Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth - living room

5724 Settlement Way: Walking through the French doors one encounters the gorgeous entertaining area overlooking the sweeping golf course and lake views.

At 17 Green, the lock-and-leave flexibility of the homes pairs with stunning, natural views and amenities that support an active, healthy lifestyle. That’s not surprising, considering that baby boomers are driving the demand for lock-and-leave. Surveys have shown that boomers want to live in neighborhoods with ready access to walking and biking trails, health and fitness facilities, and restaurants within walking distance – all while they maintain the freedom to travel and be away from home.

A study conducted by Harris Interactive showed that, when it came to lifestyle, boomers’ top priority was travel. Other top interests were spending time with loved ones, exercising, volunteering and taking up a hobby.

“The main thing for a lot of the people looking at 17 Green is the amenities,” Berry says. “Homeowners are no more than five minutes from the Cooper Fitness Center. They can get in their golf cart, ride over to the club for dinner, and ride back in just a few minutes. Or they can walk over there, or ride their bike – it’s a lifestyle decision.”

5804 Settlement Way, McKinney - a Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth - living room

5804 Settlement Way: This beautiful turnkey contemporary residence has 180 degree panoramic views of the renowned TPC golf course.

Berry says a boomer couple has bought one of the homes at 17 Green; they have children who live in the area, and they want to see their grandchildren more often. Those buyers say the lock-and-leave aspect of 17 Green will help them achieve that goal.

“There is a tremendous move toward … low-maintenance homes,” Blanche Evans, the editor of Realty Times, told the New York Times. “The boomers want to pursue their own interests. They don’t want to spend time on home maintenance.”

For more information, see briggsfreeman.com.

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