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Time to act

Only a handful of apartment homes left at Highland Springs

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March 20th, 2012

Thinking about making a move to Highland Springs? Don t wait too long. With only a handful of apartment homes available at the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, time is running out to reserve the apartment home of your choice. I ve been booked with back-to-back appointments, says Personal Moving Consultant Gail Wrzesinski, who provides complimentary selling and moving help for people moving to Highland Springs. The limited inventory of new apartments is causing a lot of prospective residents to get serious about moving. Several floor plans have already sold out. The last available Jackson-style floor plan a popular two-bedroom, two-bath option was reserved in January. Our inventory is shrinking quickly, says Sales Director Jennifer O Reilly. We still have a few very desirable apartments left, but there s no guarantee they will be available in a month or two. And with no immediate plans to build additional residence buildings, it could be years before new apartments become available.

Time to make ' their move

Bernard and Eileen McNamee first visited Highland Springs in the fall of 2010. The community s amenities, including an on-site medical center, bank, fitness center, and two restaurants, impressed them. The couple knew they wanted a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home with enough room for Eileen to work on craft projects and Bernard to have a home office. We found a floor plan we both really liked, but it was already sold out, says Bernard. Ultimately, the couple decided to join the priority list, putting down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to reserve their place in line. We thought we would see if anything opened up, says Bernard. But their wait-and-see approach changed in December 2011 when they found out only a handful of two-bedroom apartment homes remained. We knew we wanted a two-bedroom apartment, says Bernard. With the limited inventory, we decided to act. The couple reserved a Hawthorne-style floor plan a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartment and set a move-in date of April 1, 2012. We re ready to move and start taking advantage of all Highland Springs has to offer, says Bernard.

True cost of waiting

When prospective community members tell us they are not ready to move, they don t always take into account the true cost of waiting, says O Reilly. There are the expenses associated with owning a home utilities, property taxes, insurance, repairs. Then there are the less tangible benefits of moving peace of mind, on-site health care, a wide range of activities. These are the things you can t put a price on. While O Reilly says she s visited with prospective residents who initially hesitated to move, she says she s never heard anyone express regret after the fact. If anything, residents tell me their one regret was not moving sooner, she says. For those still contemplating a move, sooner may be the only option. Once the new apartments sell out, there will be plenty of time to wait.

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