Showing posts from October, 2012

The Preserves at McDonald Woods Offers New Homes in a Quiet Natural Setting

They say that real estate is about location, location, location.  At The Preserves by William Ryan Homes, you can have it all!  The natural beauty enhances this one of a kind community by providing tranquil setting with stunning home sites backing up to a nature preserve. Plus this private neighborhood of only 28 homes is only minutes from major transportation and shopping!

How To Prep Your Home For Winter

Heavy snowfall and cold temperatures can create an array of challenges for homeowners if you do not prepare in advance. With harsh winter conditions come drafty doors and windows, an overworked furnace and of course—rising energy costs.

Taking the time to run through some pre-winter preparation now can save you from costly and difficult repairs during the winter months. From general furnace maintenance to caulking windows, most winter home prepping can be accomplished in a single weekend. Consider these home maintenance tips to help you get a jump-start on winterizing your home.

KLM Builders: Distinctive Homes, Best Overall Value

In the current market, building a new home is more attractive than ever.  New construction has opened the door to all price ranges and styles, allowing home buyers to create a perfectly designed home plan that fits their unique needs, budget and lifestyle.

Beginning any new home construction can be a very worthwhile investment, provided that the buyer chooses the right builder to handle the project. That’s why many satisfied home buyers in Northern Illinois have entrusted their home building needs to KLM Builders for the last 25 years.  
Founded in 1987 by Kim Meier, KLM Builders has earned the respect of Chicago area home buyers by crafting beautiful, value-packed homes at affordable prices. When home buyers step into a KLM home, they immediately experience what sets them apart from other home builders in the area—a commitment to quality, value, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

The Clubhouse Lifestyle Awaits … At Hunt Club in Oswego, IL

You can have it all - Spacious & inviting homes, an abundance of recreational amenities and beautiful surroundings. Discover Hunt Club in Oswego, IL and you’ll quickly understand why it’s one of the most sought-after addresses in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Here you’ll find the perfect combination of location, luxury and convenience … making it an ideal family-friendly community. At the center of it all is the stunning 3,500 square foot clubhouse, featuring a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Don’t Fall Behind: How to Prep Your Lawn for Winter

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are beginning to fall and days are becoming shorter, signaling the beginning of another fall and winter season. Don’t put your yard tools and lawn mower away just yet!  Fall is a critical time to prepare your landscape for another winter, and there are a few things left to do to ensure that all your spring and summer efforts aren’t wasted.
A full, fall lawn care regimen includes fertilizing, raking, aerating, mowing and seeding. Follow these basic tips to winterize your yard.  
Aerating Lawn aeration helps to combat grass compaction from summer traffic and encourages the absorption of water, nutrients and oxygen from the soil.

K Hovnanian Presents New Floor Plans at Providence in Elgin IL

Providence Cape Cod Estates is the Newest Addition to Elgin's Premier New-Home Community.
Located in the booming West Elgin area, Providence is a master planned community that blends stylish new homes with pleasing streetscapes and loads of amenities to create that perfect family-friendly neighborhood.

Mudroom Makeover: How to Optimize Your Entryway

Have coats, boots and backpacks taken over your entryway? The entrance of your home not only serves as a buffer between the inside and outside of your house, but it can also be a highly functional room to keep your family organized.
Most homes have an entryway, sometimes known as a mudroom. Some mudrooms are large and boast an entire room, while others are more modest in size and open directly to the living area. No matter the size of your mudroom, you can make it a functional and presentable space for the needs of your family and guests. Here are a few simple tips for enhancing your mudroom.
Determine Your Needs Your mudroom corrals most of the items and outside elements you don’t necessarily want coming inside the rest of your house. Determine what purpose your mudroom serves. Is it a resting place for the kids’ shoes, bags and coats? Do you use it to stow your keys and mail, store umbrellas or recharge electronics?  By understanding your entryway’s main function, you can start