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Finding the ideal home in a great Virginia active adult community doesn’t have to be complicated. Like anything else in life, a little guidance can go a long way toward making you feel comfortable and in the best position to take the next step.
Hi, I’m Peggy Lasater, Realtor®. I don’t work for builders or the developers—I work for the folks dreaming about the perfect home in a 55+ community, people like you.
As Virginia’s top active adult community specialist, I specialize exclusively in representing buyers and sellers of homes in 55 plus active adult senior retirement communities in Virginia. And why wouldn’t I? Virginia is a beautiful state. I should know. It’s my home, too.
So whether you’re just browsing available homes, ready to buy, or simply want answers to your many questions, take a look around the site. You’ll find critical information you need to know before making the next move.
“Peggy was there every step of the way for Tony and myself. Moving across the country is not easy and Peggy made it a much easier transition for us. She was on top of everything that had to be done when there were problems. I highly recommend Peggy to anyone who wants a great realtor to work with.”
Rita & Tony Cytryn
Falls Run (Buyers)
Here are some “quick links” to get you started.
- Profiles and map of Virginia 55+ Active Adult Communities with links to builder Websites & floor plans and prices.
- All Multiple Listing Service (MLS) “For Sale” listings when available. (Northern Virginia only)
- Information, articles and tips for Active Adult buyers.
- Information, articles and tips for Active Adult sellers.
- Details of free services and research I provide.
- Frequently asked questions and answers.
Everything on my Website is freely available with no requirement to “sign up” or provide personal information. The Site Map presents the extensive content of OWL55.com.
As an Active Adult Community Specialist, my job is to help you answer these questions:
- How do you want to live the best years your life?
- Where do you want to live?
- What kind of lifestyle do you want?
- What kinds of activities will fill your days?
- Which Active Adult Community best suits your needs?
- How much is the Active Adult lifestyle going to cost?
I do NOT work for or represent developers or builders; I work for the individual buyers or sellers of Active Adult Community homes.
If you are planning to buy an Active Adult Community home very soon, please consider getting on the Fast Track.
When you are ready to buy or sell an Active Adult home – new construction or existing – please consider having me represent you. As a buyer, there is no cost to you; the seller pays all commissions. See my Active Adult Community Buyer Representation and Active Adult Community Seller Representation pages for more information.
My depth of knowledge of the Virginia Active Adult real estate market will help you get the best price – buying or selling. You can learn more about me and the brokerage I am affiliated with here.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the sale of our home so easy. You always answered all our questions and were always accessible. We would highly recommend you for any other clients who are interested in selling their home. Thanks Again.”
Dave & Pat Neamon
Dunbarton in Braemar (Sellers)
Find your 55+ active adult retirement home …
OWL55.com is about Active Adult communities that move beyond the old-fashioned “senior housing” concept and support the “55 and better” quality lifestyle. All of them meet most or all OWL55.com Criteria for 55+ Active Adult VA Retirement Communities.
These age-restricted communities are not for people who think of themselves as “senior citizens” ready to retire from life. They are for people intent on an active lifestyle in a community of friends with similar life experience and interests.
On my Active Adult Communities pages, you can compare the best Active Adult Over 55 Retirement Communities in Virginia from builders like Del Webb, Centex homes, Ryan, Beazer, Toll Brothers, K. Hovnanian, Brookfield, Pulte and Lennar. Call (703 498 7455) or Email Peggy if you would like brochures from any builders.
You can see the communities here: Virginia Active Adult Retirement Communities (55 and older) [Links to builder websites and floor plans, prices, etc. and MLS resale listings
On my MLS Resale Listings pages, you will find the best single source for all MLS resale listings for Northern Virginia 55 and over Active Adult Communities. There is no need to “search” a Multiple Listing Service for current resale listings; you will find them all here. They are extracted daily from MRIS®, the multiple listing service for Northern Virginia.
You can see the MLS listings here: MLS VA Active Adult Resale Listings [Links to descriptions and prices of active adult resale homes.]
If you don’t find what you need here, I will find it for you. Email Peggy, phone me or use my FAQ Forum to learn more about the new style of senior housing in Virginia’s Active Adult Communities and the services I provide.
“Peggy’s Website and the information that I was able to harvest from it led me to contact Peggy directly for assistance. Peggy was up to the task and helped me in every way that I needed in order to complete the mission. She was always timely, responsive, and thoroughly reliable. I would seek out her assistance regarding future DC real estate matters without hesitation. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a home in an active adult community in the DC area.”
Paul M. Rappaport
Saintsbury Plaza (Buyer)