April 18, 2013 - Lexington Park’s first time homebuyers featured in the Daily Herald

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We’re thrilled that our Lexington Park residents, Ryan and Michelle Suhr, were featured in this Daily Herald story about first-time homebuyers. As the story states, first-time buyers are driving the housing market and tend to shy away from older, existing homes. The following is an excerpt from the story about the Suhrs experience looking for their new home.

“The Suhrs also admit they were picky. They wanted a multilevel home (not a ranch) in a nice area with good schools and close access to transportation.

“We want to start a family in the next few years and all we were finding on the market were 1,300- to 1,400-square-foot ranches,” she said.

Ryan also admitted that the couple had a difference of opinion. He wanted a single-family home with a big yard. She wanted to buy a two- or three-flat they could use for rental income.”

Lexington Park in Des Plaines gave them the best of both worlds, once they decided to look at new construction, he said. “Four or five years from now when we want something bigger, we can keep this and rent it out and it will remain a great investment for us.”

Our Lexington Park townhome community in Des Plaines is definitely meeting the needs of these buyers. Please read the story in its entirety here.  Thanks to The Suhrs for sharing their story!