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Matt McPadden, builder with Kathleen and Kirk Lee at the final walk-through of their ‘downsized’ new home. It was at the 2015 Showcase of Homes that the Lees and McPadden first met, after Kathleen and Kirk toured the builder’s Chestnut model and realized they’d found the downsizer of their dreams. “The Showcase of Homes [is] something my husband and I do in the fall every year,” explained Kathleen. “We walked through the particular model and it just struck me as being the perfect house in terms of its layout and open floor plan.” With all their favorite features from their larger home, but in a more manageable space, and built brand new, the model home made downsizing look like an upgrade. And the visible quality of the home provided the Lee’s peace of mind for their future ahead. “For us it was a matter of getting a good quality built home. It’s kind of an intangibility really, but we could just tell that it was a well-built house. It’s going to last, it’ll be good for resale, and it stuck in my head. This particular house is more in line with our lifestyle, especially after we retire,” Lee says. “We have always built efficient, detailed homes, both in terms of the lack of wasted space as well as energy efficien- cy,” McPadden explains. “Add that together, and the product epitomizes what 55+ home buyers are looking for since most of them are coming from larger homes with higher costs to operate.” 75% of his new construction clients are now adults over 55. “Build it and they will come,” indeed. REDEF IN IN G YO U R S TA N D A R D O F LIV IN G . National Award Winning Builder • Exceptional Homes • Unparalleled Value ORCHARD POINTE LAKEVIEW LANDING CREEKSIDE PARK Halfmoon, NY Malta, NY Milton, NY Starting at: $331,000 Luxury Townhomes, Single-story and First Floor Master Suites. Starting at: $375,000 One or Two-Story Floor Plans Winner of 9 Awards in the Saratoga Showcase of Homes! Starting at: $375,000 One or Two-Story Floor Plans Just 10 minutes from Saratoga Springs! 44 55PlusLivingGuide.com Contact Beth Smith Realty, Ltd. c: 518-928-3057 maltadevelopment.com