Many people make resolutions at the start of the New Year. While many of those resolutions include personal health and wellness, it’s important to remember your McHenry new home also needs a little TLC throughout the year.
Home-based resolutions can take just a few minutes or a few months, but you will be happy you stuck to them, and your house will thank you too. […]
With the housing market improving and homes in Illinois required to be more energy efficient than ever, now is a great time to purchase a new home in Poplar Grove. Currently, Gerstad Builders has a beautiful new home featuring the Biltmore floor plan available at The Trails of Dawson Creek.
Priced at $154,990, the Biltmore home features 1,382 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full basement. Elegant interiors showcase an open layout that is perfect for entertaining or everyday life with a beautiful kitchen, breakfast room and great room.
New energy efficient features of the home include 2x6 walls, 90+ efficient furnace, insulated basement, R-38 insulation in the attic and a wall cavity insulate to R-30. Additionally, the home has passed a blower test to confirm how much air infiltrates the homes. Not only do these energy efficient features provide you with a healthier home, but they also help you save money on monthly bills. […]
2013 is a great year to purchase a new home, especially for buyers in the state of Illinois. As of January 1, all new McHenry County real estate will be 32 percent more energy efficient than those built under the old energy codes put into effect in 2006.
What does that mean for you the buyer? Before a home is even built, it must go through a modeling program to determine the energy efficiency and, if necessary, modify the building specifications to make sure it will meet code. Then, before it is occupied, a home must meet a pressurization test to make sure the home is built tight enough to meet the code of five air changes per hour or less. […]
The Biltmore at The Trails of Dawson Creek
The New Year means New Year’s resolutions. What do you want to change this year? It could be to get healthy, drop those extra holiday pounds, quit a bad habit, or simplify your life by finding ways to make it more convenient. Well, if having more convenience in your life is your New Year’s resolution, then we have just what you need. Currently, we have move-in ready, ranch-style Poplar Grove and McHenry new homes. There’s nothing more convenient than single-floor living, and as an added bonus, you don’t have to wait for your new home to be constructed. How’s that for convenience?
Located in our popular Liberty Trails community, the Bailey is a two bedroom, two bathroom model home priced at $239,490. At 1,830 square feet, this floor plan is large enough to accommodate your family’s needs. With a full, walkout basement, great room, dining room and study you’ll find that there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax. For added convenience, this home sits on a large corner lot. […]