AUG 20, 2010

Immediate Move In - Low Prices

Chicago Tribune

For a limited time, Lexington Homes is offering a selection of homes for immediate move-in at historically low prices at all three of its town home communities: Lexington Square in Bridgeport, Lexington Park in Des Plaines and Willow Place in Wheeling. The homes include $8,000 to $25,000 in free upgrades and options.

"We had built a selection of homes to meet demand for the homebuyer tax credit that expired in April, but not everyone was able to meet that deadline," said Jeff Benach, co-principal of Lexington Homes. "So to offset the expired tax credit, we've dropped prices on a handful of highly upgraded, immediate-delivery homes below our listed base pricing at all of our communities."

Lexington Square, Lexington Park and Willow Place have immediate-delivery homes in a variety of floor-plan designs. However, some homes have not been finished, so buyers can make their own color and finish selections on certain features.

"In some cases, our design team determined the major structural decisions but left out some of the finishes so they can be added right before moving in, such as cabinetry, countertops, and bathroom flooring and backsplash tile," said Benach. "This allows a buyer to personalize a home, but also move in very quickly."

Three homes are available for immediate move-in at Lexington Park, a new community of 120 town homes within walking distance of downtown Des Plaines and the Metra station at Western and Harding avenues. The homes, priced from $229,990 including upgrades, have two to three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and attached two-car garages.

Four homes are ready for move-in at Lexington Square, a new community of 39 single-family row homes at 3704 S. Sangamon St., eight blocks west of U.S. Cellular Field. The homes measure 2,216 to 2,507 square feet and include three to four bedrooms, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 baths, rooftop decks (with views of the Chicago skyline) and attached two-car garages. Homes ready for move-in are priced from $357,888 to $379,800, which includes the upgraded features.

Willow Place also has four homes available for immediate delivery. This development of 58 town homes is on the south side of Wheeling at Foster and Old Willow roads. Willow Place offers two floor plans ranging from 1,858 to 2,157 square feet, and the three-story homes come standard with three bedrooms, 21/2 baths and attached two-car garages. Options allow for additional bedrooms and bathrooms.

Homes ready for move-in are priced from $234,990, including upgrades.

One home ready for move-in is the Chestnut, priced at $242,900. The 1,858-square-foot home has three bedrooms and 21/2 baths. It has been upgraded with hardwood floors, granite countertops, ceramic tile flooring and stainless steel appliances.

"Willow Place puts residents in proximity to transportation corridors, a Metra station less than a mile away and perks like golf courses, brand new shopping centers, Wheeling's famous restaurant row and a public park adjacent to the community," said Benach.

For more information about Lexington Park, call 847-299-0500; Lexington Square, 773-523-5900; Willow Place, 847-818-0800; or visit lexingtonchicago.com.

Compiled by Brenda Richardson


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