1. 10 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Grand Oasis without Breaking the Bank

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      For many homeowners, the backyard offers a retreat from the fast-paced swirl of life, promoting solitude and serenity, calm and good health amid the daily grind. Though the popular home improvement shows spotlight finished outdoor spaces with massive water features, grand exterior kitchens, and ambitious landscaping, creating such splendid spaces often carries a mighty…

  2. 10 Questions to Help You Find the Right Homebuilder

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      Selecting the right homebuilder can be a daunting task. With a home being the largest and most significant purchase of one’s life, buyers understandably fret over the decision – the trustworthiness of the builder, the budget, and the quality of the construction. These 10 questions, however, will help you evaluate homebuilders and team with…

  3. Fido is Living Large: How Homebuyers are Creating Super Dog-Friendly Homes

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        For many Americans – nearly 9 out of 10, in fact – dogs are more than furry, four-legged friends; they’re treasured members of the family. With that, it shouldn’t be surprising that homeowners keep their dogs top of mind when designing a new home. As a result, Fido is living large these days…

  4. 5 Common Mistakes of First-Time Homebuyers – and How to Avoid Them

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        Looking for your first home can be a daunting task. Rookie homebuyers face new vocabulary, a myriad of questions, and, of course, a significant financial investment. The often-overwhelming nature of one’s maiden voyage into real estate can hamper decision-making and drive unnecessary stress. But with a little education, planning, and market understanding, first-time…

  5. ENERGY STAR Homes Defined

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    The now-ubiquitous Environmental Protection Agency credential is for more than household appliances and electronics While Americans are accustomed to seeing the ENERGY STAR label attached to refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, and other household staples, new residential homes can also carry the moneysaving, environmentally conscious credential. New homes claiming the ENERGY STAR label have been designed, built,…

  6. Gallagher & Henry Gives Basements a Twist

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    In many Chicago area homes, basements remain an afterthought. Award-winning homebuilder Gallagher and Henry, however, continues taking that convention to task. At four single-family home communities across Chicago’s southwestern suburbs, Gallagher and Henry offers premium lots with walkout or lookout basements, injecting natural light, ventilation and personality into a traditionally overlooked area of the home….

  7. Appeal of Tinley Park Lures Buyers to Radcliffe Place

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    Inside the sales office at Gallagher and Henry’s Radcliffe Place, Vic Plastiak hears a familiar refrain from many prospective buyers exploring the community’s single-family homes. “Tinley Park is the place they want to be,” said Plastiak, who oversees sales at Radcliffe Place. In fact, nearly 80 percent of recent buyers at Radcliffe Place, Plastiak reported,…

  8. Homer Glen Captures the Spotlight

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    Throughout the 20th century, Homer Glen was largely a sleepy little unincorporated town in the shadow of its more heralded Southland peers. Here in 2017, however, those days are fading – and fast. In the 16 years since Homer Glen incorporated as a village, the southwest suburb has asserted itself a prominent mover-and-shaker that provides…

  9. Accomplished Schools and Quality Construction Drive Homebuyers to Farmingdale Village

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    Whenever Sandie Kanakes asks prospective homebuyers about their interest in Woodridge’s Farmingdale Village community, the answer is almost always the same. “The schools and the opportunity to get a high-quality new home,” said Kanakes, the lead sales manager at the Gallagher and Henry community. “Getting both in this area is nearly impossible unless it’s a…

  10. Gallagher & Henry Readies Grand Opening of Farmingdale Village

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    Grand Opening Event – Saturday, March 18th from 10am to 2pm9041 Gloucester Road, Woodridge, IL 60517 New Phase of Woodridge Community Features 22 Lots and Five Plans from Homebuilder’s Heralded Lifestyle Series Farmingdale Village is introducing its next phase of development. On Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Gallagher and Henry will…