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Tour tailor-made homes from Olthof Homes New Home Showcase

2013-03-17T00:00:00Z Tour tailor-made homes from Olthof Homes New Home Showcase nwitimes.com
March 17, 2013 12:00 am

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Have you been dreaming of a brand new home — a place that’s been built just for you, where you can literally pull up a moving truck, unpack your stuff and enjoy life with the confidence that a home warranty as well as manufacturer warranties on all your new stuff provide?

Then get ready to tour magnificent new model homes across Lake and Porter counties. You can check out all your options for building the new home of your choice from the ground up — or buying one that’s already complete or nearly complete and moving even sooner.

Plus, you can also register to win a $200 gift certificate during the very first “Olthof Homes New Home Showcase” — this week only — Tuesday through Saturday, March 19th to the 23rd.

“The timing is perfect as we move into a year where housing analysts predict further growth in the market, spurring a great deal of excitement and anticipation throughout the building industry,” Olthof Homes New Home Sales Consultant Lisa McClesky said. “Across Lake and Porter Counties, our communities offer an array of opportunities for homebuyers looking to take advantage of a mortgage lending environment that remains the best we have ever experienced. When you add in our smartly planned living space, some of the latest design options and affordable pricing, it's the perfect time to purchase a brand new Olthof home.”

For many people, especially first-time buyers, purchasing a brand new maintenance-free townhome could prove to be a wise investment choice, especially when you compare the monthly payment of a fixed-rate mortgage with rising rental rates.

“Contemporary townhomes like the Heritage, Summerset and Turnberry are available in our Hamilton Square and Centennial communities,” McClesky said.

“Lake Hills in St. John continues to provide upscale townhomes and paired villas for those looking to downsize but also still want a nice-size home, for entertaining and really just for their own enjoyment. We're actually seeing quite a few homebuyers who have been quite surprised by how fast their home of many years just sold. Now, they need that brand new home right away, and Lake Hills becomes a perfect fit.”

Also maintenance-free, paired villa homes provide buyers with a great deal of flexibility. The Summertime, Chesapeake, Grand and Presidential offer options with 2-3 bedrooms and can be built with a four-season sunroom off the kitchen. They are available in Silverleaf and Centennial.

Single-family homes by Olthof range from 1,730-sq-ft all the way up to 2,720-sq-ft and can include as many as 5 bedrooms.

“Some of our plans such as the Brookfield and Sumner have been customer favorites for the last few years, and we continue to grow their popularity by adding options such as the architectural trim package,” McClesky said. “When you open the front door and see the architectural package on display, you'll fall in love for sure.”

The Brookfield and Sumner can be viewed at Silverleaf/Saddle Creek, Pentwater, Duneland Trails and Beauty Creek.

“The Riverton is one of our newest plans and became an instant hit with homebuyers,” McClesky added. “Lots of open space, yet it offers a private main floor den/office, which is separate from the remainder of the main floor. At 2,001-sq-ft with 4 bedrooms, it's a great design. The Riverton can be viewed at our Covington and Mistwood communities.”

For homebuyers looking for a single-family home, yet something that provides a maintenance-free lifestyle, the villas of Pentwater and Saddle Creek may be the answer.

“These ranch style homes have become quite popular with those looking to downsize, as well as professionals on the go,” McClesky explained. “You still have all the benefits of a single-family home, but there’s no need to own a lawn mower or snow blower since all the heavy yard work and snow removal is taken care of for you.”

Every “New Home Showcase” community will have additional models, finished homes which are available for purchase, as well as homes still under construction.

“We'll also provide you with information on available homesites, and help you understand the ease of the building process,” McClesky said. “Just to add to the fun, we're also holding a drawing for a $200.00 gift card. So, whether you have lots of time to tour the homes, or just want to stop in for a quick look and some additional information, the Olthof New Home Consultant can work around your schedule.”

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