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How to secure a home at Lantern Hill

There’s only one way. Here’s how.

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July 24th, 2014
Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks.
Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks.

New Providence, N.J., is abuzz with the news of Hill—a continuing care retirement community opening in fall 2015. The first of its kind in the New Providence-Summit-Berkeley Heights area, “Lantern Hill offers the kind of retirement lifestyle people from the area want and have been wanting for a long time,” says Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks. 

A New Providence native, Banks knows her customers. She says the most important thing they need to know about Lantern Hill is its priority list. Here, she highlights the priority list, what it is, and how it benefits anyone and everyone interested in distinctive retirement living at Lantern Hill. 

Q. What is the priority list, and at what point do people join it?  

A. The priority list is our “preferred waiting list” for people who are considering making Lantern Hill their next new home. What’s most important to remember is that it’s the only way to reserve a home at Lantern Hill, and it’s growing rapidly. As of mid-May—just six weeks after opening our sales center—we already had more than 200 priority list members. 

These people will have the  opportunity to choose the home they want, the finishes they want, and truly make their apartment their home. It’s fun and exciting to be involved in building and designing your next home. 

Once we have sold all of our apartment homes, people will have to wait until a home becomes available, which may be a while.

Just remember, it’s never too early to join the priority list. Not only does it establish your place in line for the apartment home of your choice, it also gives you other perks and benefits.

Q. What are some of the benefits of joining the priority list, aside from getting the apartment home of your choice? 

A. Priority list members are invited to exclusive events throughout the year and are the first ones to know about any construction updates or special incentives we’re offering. 

Joining the priority list also gives you the opportunity to enjoy programs and activities with future neighbors. We’re planning an “activity night,” where we pair people up with others who have similar interests. These types of events help to start a great community.

Q. How does one join the priority list? 

A. All it takes to join is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person nonrefundable application fee. 

When prospective residents submit their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. Once we begin reserving homes this fall, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on their joining date. 

Because we’re a new community, the wait won’t be long once construction is complete. Priority list members will be able to choose from 275 apartment homes in 18 floor plans. Styles range from one-bedroom homes to two-bedroom, two-bath luxury accommodations.