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MEET THE HICKS FAMILY

MEET THE HICKS FAMILY

MEET THE HICKS FAMILY You already know our Featured Homeowners for the month of September, but let's dive a little deeper and truly get to know this family.  Jim grew up in Hampshire and went to Hampshire High School, followed by Elgin Community College and the...

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IT'S NATIONAL BABY SAFETY MONTH Did you know September is National Baby Safety month? We did and we wanted to share some home safety tips for your new and even existing Silverthorne home. Whether you're new parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles, it's important to...

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Inventory Homes…What are those?

Inventory Homes…What are those?

For some, the custom home buying experience starts with an empty lot and picking every feature of your new home from floorplan to wall color to a finished basement or not? Then you sit and wait as your new home is built completely from scratch, fresh and new, never...

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A New Home or A Used House? This or That?

A New Home or A Used House? This or That?

Today’s world offers more options than ever in your daily life, even in the housing market. Many people believe they cannot afford a brand new construction home over a used house. However, it is actually easier than ever and potentially the better option of the two,...

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Go Green and Save: We’re all about that ZIP!

Go Green and Save: We’re all about that ZIP!

Have you ever drove through one of the areas we serve and wonder, "What in the world is that green stuff on those homes?". You're probably use to seeing white over green, but green means you save more green! We explored many different options and we chose to go with...

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Why buy in a closeout neighborhood?

The excitement of moving into your first home, second home, first NEW construction home can be very exciting, but choosing where to set your roots, that is just as, if not more important. What is the local scene like? How are the schools? What will my neighbors be...

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How to get the Modern Farmhouse Feel

How to get the Modern Farmhouse Feel

We recently announced new farmhouse elevations for two of our existing models and a third new modern farmhouse floor plan. Check out the new elevations for the popular Bettendorf and new Westwood plans. While these floor plans are a great start to the farmhouse feel,...

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5 ways we are set apart from the rest

5 ways we are set apart from the rest

We continue to find ways to build a home for you and help make sure your needs and wants are met. We set the highest standards for ourselves, and believe it shows in the products we deliver. Here are 5 ways that we set ourselves apart from the rest: 1. Standards most...

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May Featured Home: The Westwood

May Featured Home: The Westwood

This traditional ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a formal dining space creates the perfect home for families looking for an efficient use of space and ease of access to their home's amenities. The newly added farmhouse elevation gives you two elevation...

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Do you prefer a bathtub in your master suite?

Do you prefer a bathtub in your master suite?

For so long, the master bathroom always featured a tub of some type - a whirlpool, an oversized soaker, or just a regular tub/shower combination. However, in the recent years, we have seen fewer people having a master suite tub on their “must have” list. Not only have...

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Decorating an Open Concept Floor Plan

Decorating an Open Concept Floor Plan

Many homeowners these days are looking for a way to gather more people into their home. Whether it be the family that lives with them, the family that lives far away, or the friends that they call family. As we see this desire to have space to gather together go up,...

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Fall in Love with Your New Home this Valentine’s Day

Fall in Love with Your New Home this Valentine’s Day

Did you know it takes approximately 17 minutes to decide you love a home? That’s less time than most people take to decide on what they would like to have for dinner! But what does it actually take to fall in love with a home? More than the people you share it with,...

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Be Inspired: Picking the Perfect Flooring

Be Inspired: Picking the Perfect Flooring

There are many different flooring options to choose from when building your new home, and picking something that is functional, affordable, and stylish can be a daunting task. There are many materials to choose from, and once you select a material there are even more...

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What’s Trending in 2018

What’s Trending in 2018

We are a few weeks into the new year and have been keeping a close watch on what’s coming into the home design realm for this upcoming year. Browsing trending websites, reading articles from top designers, and observing the selections of past and present homebuyers,...

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Tips to Sell an Existing Home

Tips to Sell an Existing Home

Curb Appeal The first impression of your home can be a factor in how quickly your house sells and how soon you’ll be moving into your new home. Think about what intrigued you to check out a Silverthorne home - maybe you drove by one of our model homes and it caught...

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December’s Featured Home: The Westwood

December’s Featured Home: The Westwood

We are so excited to share our newest one-story floor plan with you! The Westwood is a traditional ranch floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with the master bedroom being accessed through its own hall entry, allowing it to feel like a private retreat. Ranch...

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Be Inspired: Designing Your Kitchen

Be Inspired: Designing Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the home. Have you ever noticed when you have company over, no matter how many cozy areas you have for people to sit, so many people gather in the kitchen? Every year I host holiday gatherings, company parties, dinner with friends and family,...

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