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  • Sometimes, homebuyers have no time to wait Oct 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    Purchasing a newly constructed “spec” home — one a builder has constructed on speculation, without having a buyer lined up beforehand — can be a great option for many people. It works well for those of all generations who want to purchase new construction, but have a limited time frame.

     
  • Model profile features Pleasant Square Oct 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    Homebuyers looking for luxury townhouse living will find a gem in Schaumburg — the new Pleasant Square community with two showstopper models that are stunning visitors. The Caldwell and Aldine models have been receiving rave reviews from customers, said Cheryl Bonk, vice president of sales and marketing for M/I Homes.

     
  • Buyers today want a home that matches their lifestyle Oct 6, 2014 10:54 AM
    When purchasing a new home, people today have diverse ideas of where and how they want to live, and it may not be the home and neighborhood of their grandparents. For example, a buyer’s top priority may be finding a low-maintenance townhouse or condominium in a downtown setting, or an active-adult community for seniors.

     
  • Large, luxury custom homes remain as popular as ever Sep 19, 2014 12:01 AM
    While most people living in the Chicago area don’t own a mansion worth millions of dollars, there’s no reason homebuyers can’t have a smaller slice of the pie. Those who can afford large luxury homes have always been attracted to them. And, if history offers an indication of the future, beautiful homes in ideal locations will always draw homebuyers, builders say.

     
  • Housing demand sparks new construction in suburban Chicago Sep 5, 2014 1:42 PM
    Ready buyers, strong demand for new homes and restored consumer confidence add up to good news for area homebuilders as they begin to develop land and open new communities. “We have a strong demand in the market and a very limited supply of good homes in good locations,” said Lance Ramella, senior vice president with John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

     
  • Chelsea model home opens at Arlington Market Aug 25, 2014 10:38 AM
    The Chelsea model home wowed visitors at the grand opening of Arlington Market, a new-home community with an urban flair in a prime Arlington Heights location. The community by M/I Homes offers three, two-story floor plans with two to three bedrooms.

     
  • Rolling Meadows bowling alley site could become townhouses Jul 18, 2014 10:54 PM
    The former AMF bowling alley at 3245 Kirchoff Road in downtown Rolling Meadows would be razed and 54 townhouses built in its place, under a plan that got favorable reaction from the city council this week. “If Kirchoff Road can handle a bowling alley, it can certainly handle traffic like this (the townhouses),” Mayor Tom Rooney said.

     
  • A home move with less stress, bigger upside Jun 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    After buying one of the beautifully decorated models at Lexington Park in Des Plaines for himself, Bill McPartlin, a real estate broker from Park Ridge, is singing the praises of buying a home or townhouse that is move-in ready.

     
  • 2014 DreamHome opens at Merchandise Mart Jun 8, 2014 12:01 AM
    Using bold colors. Displaying artwork. Choosing or even making accessories that finish the look you crave. Deciding which lines you prefer on a chair. The Merchandise Mart DreamHome is the perfect place to get ideas and solutions for all these decorating conundrums.

     
  • Tight resale market impacts builders May 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    The exceedingly tight resale real estate market in the Chicago area affects homebuilders, changing their business plans and bottom lines. Fewer houses on the resale market encourages builders to invest in speculation homes that afford buyers the best of both worlds — new, state-of-the-art houses they can occupy immediately or in the matter of a few short months.

     
  • First impressions are important to builders, homeowners Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    A home’s entrance — like a warm embrace — greets guests and welcomes them inside. Builders know the importance of what first meets the eye, whether it’s grand, opulent, rustic or unique.

     
  • Robie model opens at Prairie Park Apr 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    A new model home — The Robie — steps into the spotlight at Prairie Park, an upscale condominium community where several other models are also on display. “People can have a luxury lifestyle at an affordable price in this multifunctional unit,” said Nick Blackshaw, sales rep.

     
  • First-time buyers explore all their options Apr 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    Now that the economy is back on the right track, more young people are daring to invest in a home, according to local builders. So, homebuilders are making sure they know exactly what this latest generation of homebuyers wants and then are serving it up on their menu of home options.

     
  • The spacious South Haven takes full advantage of views Apr 11, 2014 12:01 AM
    The South Haven model shines at Henning Estates where luxury ranch homes sit on large homesites in the beautiful Huntley countryside. Henning Estates by Rock Creek Homes features 103 homesites on 110 acres with each house backing to mature woods, scenic wetlands or tall grass prairie.

     
  • What will be the next big trends in house building? Mar 30, 2014 12:01 AM
    Is America’s love affair with big houses finally over? Yes and no. In 2013, fewer big houses were built, but the average size for new homes continued to increase.

     
  • These communities celebrate the great outdoors Mar 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    Inspired by the beauty of nature, the joy of sustainable living or the tranquillity of water, these homes beckon you to unplug and head outdoors. It’s what’s on the outside that matters at these new home communities.

     
  • Modern floor plans maximize open spaces Mar 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    Today the open floor plan reigns with the kitchen integrated into the breakfast, dinette and family room for one large gathering space.

     
  • Interior designers, model homes showcase decor trends Mar 14, 2014 12:01 AM
    Outfitted in current colors, furnishings and styles, model homes must look good, feel good and fit the buyer’s lifestyle. Local builders want visitors to be inspired when they walk through their Chicago-area models and to envision themselves living there.

     
  • Master suites grow in stature and style Mar 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Today’s great master suite is all about luxury and comfort — a private sanctuary that pampers and pleases the eye. Do you want an elegant, romantic space or a casual, charming spot?

     
  • Modern kitchen is multipurpose Feb 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    The recipe for today’s best kitchen is to create a space where family and friends will love to hang out — because today’s kitchens are for living. The kitchen is no longer just for cooking, but part of a larger kitchen/dining/living space.

     
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