The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead's Spring Parade of Homes features 93 newly constructed homes by 50 local builders, including options for those age 55 and older, first-time buyers, families looking to expand and those wanting to downsize.
Room to grow old: Crestwood Condos
Builder: Roers Construction
Size: 1,450 square feet, two bedrooms and two baths (For those who need a little extra space, there is a three bedroom, three bath (2,200 square feet) option with an elevator, valued at $322,900.)
Address: 2860 Calico Dr., Unit D, Fargo
Stand out details:
- 9' ceilings
- Heated 2-stall garages
- Large private patios and courtyards
"What makes these homes special is that they are truly one-level living, says Matt Nygard, Roers development research analyst and executive of residential sales. "You pull into your garage and you walk right into your condominium."
During the fall of 2016, Roers - which primarily builds multifamily and commercial housing - decided to build reasonably-priced Crestwood Condominiums for buyers 50-and-older.
"We did some research and saw that there were a lot of people in the 50s and 60s looking for this," Nygard says. "We decided to build these homes at the mid-$200,000 to lower $300,000 price points."
Nygard says by building a spacious one-level condominium at this price point, many people could downsize their current home without going into debt to purchase a new home that would include some aging-in-place features, like the wide, wheelchair or walker accessible doorways and spacious bathrooms.
"All units have butler pantries which helps keep the kitchens less cluttered with coffee pots, mixers or toasters," he says.
Nygard also points out the mobility and freedom each home allows its owners. Conveniently located between 45th Street and 42nd Street and just north of 32nd Avenue South, each unit includes snow removal and lawn care.
"Owners have peace in mind going on extended vacations knowing that the condo property is secure and taken care of," Nygard says.