Jan 28, 2011
Hidden Creek: Just the Right Spot for Family and Friends
Becky and Roger LaFleur were not at all sure they wanted to move. They had remodeled their home once and were considering an addition to keep up with the space needs of two adults and two very active elementary-aged kids. But when they saw a new development go up "just around the corner" from their home in Logan, they thought it was beautiful. "But we also figured homes that large, nice and new would be out of our reach," Becky said. After a visit to Orleans' website, the LaFleurs began to think that maybe buying at Hidden Creek it might be possible for them after all. "We had never built a home," Becky said. "So we didn't know what we were doing." But after seeing an online listing in Hidden Creek and contacting Joanna Papadanill with Prudential Fox & Roach in Mullica Hill, their confidence began to build. "The Orleans sales team walked us through the process of building through Orleans, step-by-step, and it started to seem far less difficult than we thought," Becky said. "As we looked at floorplan choices, they helped us think through each one and how it might meet our family's needs and lifestyle." The LaFleurs settled on a model and lot before Orleans began its bankruptcy reorganization. Not long after, a spec home became available that already had the foundation poured. The LaFleurs took advantage of that opportunity to upgrade their original floor plan choice and go with the home already under construction. Before their new home was ready, their old one sold. Even though they had to move in with Becky's parents for six months while they waited for their new home to be finished, Becky said they couldn't be happier. "We love our lot, our house and our neighbors. There are so many families similar to ours, with kids about the same ages. It's such a family environment." One of the friends Becky walked with for exercise in her old neighborhood also moved, and is now her neighbor again in Hidden Creek. "Throughout the building process, our REALTOR and people throughout the Orleans organization kept us informed about what was going on," Becky said. "Their dedication to communication made a big difference. It all turned out great for us—we got exactly the home we'd hoped for."