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Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux on why there’s never been a better time to move to Wind Crest

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April 17th, 2015
Wind Crest Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux
Wind Crest Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux

Spring flowers aren’t the only things blooming this time of year. Wind Crest is blossoming with exciting new apartments and amenities. 

The Tribune caught up with Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux to get her take on all the action.

Q: It’s been quite an exciting year and a half for Wind Crest with new construction, new homes, and new community space! What are some of the highlights from the past year? 

A: It has! We are so excited about being able to offer such a vibrant community full of desireable amenities. 

Mill Vista Lodge, our five-star-rated continuing care neighborhood, opened in September 2013, bringing the full continuum of care to Wind Crest. It offers state-of-the-art assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care in a stunning and very comfortable homelike setting. 

This is something our existing residents had been anticipating and our new and prospective residents value highly. It provides peace of mind that care is right here should they ever need it.  

Then in November 2014, McHenry’s Crossing welcomed its first residents. Our first new independent living residence building in six years introduced more than 20 brand new floor plans, beautiful finishes, and spectacular views of the High Line Canal, golf course, and foothills. 

McHenry’s Crossing features amenities like a restaurant with a full seasonal menu and chef specials; the Blue Sky Bistro, a coffee shop offering muffins, bagels, and hot and cold beverages; a fitness center; and flexible community space like a classroom and movie theater. The design adds a lot of value and sense of community to the neighborhood.

Just this month, our next new residence building, Parry Landing, opens. It will welcome its first residents in May. Parry Landing offers more of the new, open floor plans from McHenry’s Crossing that have received rave reviews. 

And we’re still not done! We’re actually accepting reservations in yet another new building, High Line Overlook, which combines new community space and amenities with just 30 new apartment homes. 

Residents of High Line Overlook will be near lots of amenities, including the Arts and Enrichment Center, Red Rocks Catering Room, Burton’s Steakhouse, a third community fitness center, and a terrace courtyard. The close proximity of the apartment homes to all of this wonderful community space makes them a major draw. 

Q: With all of the new offerings, let’s not forget about the first neighborhood. What makes it such a great value?  

A: Even though the new apartments and amenities are very popular right now, our existing apartment homes are a hidden gem for their views, amenity access, and value. 

These homes are closer to the indoor swimming pool, main fitness center, medical center, library, resident garden area, and some amazing, unobstructed views of the Rockies. 

Every home is refurbished before someone moves in with upgraded lighting, new flooring, new paint, and updated kitchen details like stainless steel appliances. 

Apartment homes in our first neighborhood are some of the best values you can find on campus. 

Q: Let’s talk about the real estate market. Most people sell their current house before moving to Wind Crest. Is this a good time to sell?

A: Right now, the market is hot, hot, hot. It is an excellent time to sell. Coupled with all that’s going on at Wind Crest—whether you want a brand new apartment or are looking for a great value—there has never been a better time to move. 

Plus, Wind Crest will help you do a real estate assessment so you can be sure you’re getting the right price for your house.

Q: Wow, what an advantage. What other assistance does Wind Crest provide to make it easier? 

A: You’ve lived in your house for a long time. So our complimentary program, Erickson Realty and Moving Services, provides tons of assistance. We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. 

Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg visits every priority list member in their home to provide an assessment of their belongings, furniture, and lifestyle. She brings a scale model of their apartment home and preplans furniture placement. This way, people can decide what to keep and what to get rid of well before moving day.

She also recommends real estate agents, movers, stagers, and other moving-related vendors we use all the time and trust. 

Q: It sounds like life is good at Wind Crest. How can people take advantage of the lifestyle and value Wind Crest offers?

A: The first step is to join the priority list. Members receive exclusive invitations to luncheons and special events. They’re the first to learn of any new construction or changes.  

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. As apartment homes become available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on the date they joined. 

Once they’ve joined the priority list, they can reserve a home when it’s their turn. Because we have brand new homes, we are encouraging people to reserve now because it may be their only opportunity to get a brand new home at Wind Crest. 

Once we stop building and all the new homes are sold, they’ll have to wait for a home to become available—yet another reason why there’s never been a better time to move to Wind Crest.