We are buying the existing Sanibel model and will be moving from London, Ohio in mid to late February. Buck is a recently retired Fire Chief and is now working part time as a Fire Safety Inspector for the London Fire Department and Karen is working full time in downtown Columbus.
We have spent the last year actively looking for a condo in several suburbs surrounding Columbus. A couple of months ago, we noticed advertisements about Walker Villas on Facebook and decided to check it out. We are familiar with the Marysville area but had not considered moving here --- until we saw the model and neighborhood. We fell in love with the condo. It’s beautiful, and the layout and design are perfect for us. We really like that it is a smaller and very private development nestled inside the larger high-end community of Walker Meadows and we are looking forward to further exploring the neighborhood and getting to know Marysville a little better.
So far it has been phenomenal. Our agent, Theresa, has been the most responsive agent we’ve worked with. She answers our questions immediately and has been quite proactive in providing any information she believes would be important to us. Brian and Joe have also been responsive and helpful. Although it doesn’t affect us since we are buying a model, it was great to know that they allow buyers to customize their new-builds, which, from our recent research, is fairly unique to other condominium builders. The entire process has been great so far.
The exterior and interior spaces are great and the floor plan works extremely well with our existing furniture. We love the quality of the work and the finishes, (Buck was a 3rd generation builder early on in his career and is very impressed with the craftsmanship in this home), the openness of the kitchen and dining area, the spacious closets and storage areas. The tall ceilings give the condo an open and airy feel, there is a lot of natural light, and the front flex room gives us the extra space we need. We also love the green space and the walking paths that flow throughout the community and are looking forward to walking them with our goldendoodle, Chief. The back porch is really our favorite space and we can see ourselves hosting family and friends there for many cookouts/gatherings.
One of the key factors in helping us make our decision to buy was attending one of the open houses that Joe & Patty host. The most recent one was held in the model we are purchasing. We had the opportunity to meet the builder, the team who will assist us with our financial matters and the closing, and some of the other homeowners and neighbors. We were quite surprised and excited to discover that we already know a few of the neighbors – a “small world” experience for sure! Another thing that has been very helpful is the ability to visit the model as often as we need (thank you, Theresa, for putting up with us) which has helped us get a feel for what it will be like to live there. We are very family-focused and wanted to make sure our kids and grandkids liked the condo and area, so, we brought the entire family and our closest friends to see it. Everyone loved it and, best of all, our two young granddaughters – who were upset that we plan to sell our current home (which Buck built, where we have lived for the last 28 years, and where the girls have their own rooms) – gave us their blessing to move!
All in all, we have found the Walker Villas team to be professional and exceptionally experienced, the neighbors to be warm and friendly, and the entire process to be seamless. If potential buyers do their homework, we are confident they will feel the same!