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The Chateaux: Red Seal Homes’s smaller single-family home plan

In a recent Daily Herald article...

Red Seal Homes has unveiled a smaller single-family home plan — the Chateaux, available in both ranch and two-story designs — at its Provenance community of single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes in the Northbrook area of Cook County, Ill.

“The Chateaux homes at Provenance offer the privacy of a single-family home yet a slightly smaller footprint that makes them ideal for young families moving up from an apartment or townhome, or empty nesters looking to rightsize,” said Brian Hoffman, an executive with Red Seal Homes. “Also, because they’re maintenance-free, Chateaux homes allow buyers to enjoy the advantages of single-family living without needing to spend unnecessary time on upkeep.”

Read more here.

Brian Hoffman, Red Seal Homes, 3rd-Generation Owner

``Our Chateaux homes allow buyers to enjoy the advantages of single-family living without needing to spend unnecessary time on upkeep.`` —Brian Hoffman

Provenance offers home office solutions in your new home, perfect for telecommuters.

At Provenance, we are finding more of our buyers asking for telecommuting options — and we are able to deliver to that need.

(Original article was written by Jeffrey Steele for Forbes.com, found here).

Excerpt:

If it seems more people you know are telecommuting, it’s not your imagination. Almost three percent of the U.S. workforce, or approximately four million workers, spend at least half their work hours working from home. Regular remote work soared 115 percent from 2005 to 2015, a clip 10 times that of the workforce in general. Employers save more than $11,000 yearly for every half-time remote worker in their employ. Those savings total $44 billion across the entire existing population of at-home workers.

Little wonder Builder Magazine found a dedicated home office buyers’ favorite choice of bonus rooms. The increasing amount of work undertaken from home is starting to reshape how builders lay out rooms, and impacting how real estate agents market homes with dedicated office space.

Flexible floor plans

At Provenance, a Northbrook, Ill. master-planned community, home builder Red Seal Homes grants buyers of the community’s single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes a choice of home office selections. Its single-family home option, The Estates, features a first-floor office or study, Its Terrace townhome option delivers an unfinished basement that buyers can transform into a home office.

Telecommuting in Chicago is becoming a great option with new homes allowing for dedicated home offices.
Brian Hoffman, Red Seal Homes, 3rd-Generation Owner

“Many Provenance buyers work from home at least several times weekly, ranking dedicated home offices high on their must-haves lists, says Red Seal Homes’ executive Brian Hoffman. “Likewise, buyers of our townhomes can easily convert their loft or third-bedroom space to an office, if they don’t want to finish their basement.” 

Charlotte Park project underway in Nashville

A new Charlotte Park project on the edge of The Nations, called 2AVES, is now underway.

(Originally written by Staff Reports at Nashville Post).

Chicago-based Red Seal Homes announced this week site work is underway related to a townhome project in Charlotte Park, its first development in Nashville. Called 2AVES, the residences will be located at Vernon and James avenues just west of The Nations. According to a release, 2AVES will offer 58 two- and three-bedroom, semi-custom townhomes that can be finished according to buyers’ preferences.

The townhomes (pictured) will be priced starting at $315,000 and span 1,350 to 2,050 square feet with a choice of six floor plans. Each home will have an attached two-car garage.

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Sales for 2AVES will begin in August, with move-ins anticipated for March 2019.

Nashville-based Centric Architect is handling design. “Over the past few years, we’ve realized the significant growth of the Nashville market and see a prime opportunity to fill an offering gap in Music City real estate,” Todd Fishbein, third-generation owner at Red Seal Homes, said in the release. “We’re bringing a service to the table not currently available in Nashville — the ability for buyers in our price point to put their own unique stamps on their new homes. Built with quality and efficiency in mind, rather than speed, our homes are made to last generations and mold to needs across the board — just as our company has.”

Todd Fishbein, 3rd Generation Owner at Red Seal Homes

“We’re bringing a service to the table not currently available in Nashville — the ability for buyers in our price point to put their own unique stamps on their new homes. Built with quality and efficiency in mind, rather than speed, our homes are made to last generations and mold to needs across the board — just as our company has.” —Todd Fishbein

New Nashville Townhomes in The Nations near Centennial Boulevard

Red Seal Homes is excited to plan new townhomes to be located in The Nations near Centennial Boulevard in Nashville.

(Townhomes eyed for The Nations, originally written by Staff Reports at Nashville Post).

A multi-building townhome project is being eyed for a site in The Nations, with the prospective developer to go before the Metro Planning Commission in January to seek a rezoning to accommodate the effort.

Chicago-area-based Red Seal Development (founded 85 years ago) would serve as developer. A spring 2018 groundbreaking is eyed on the multi-parcel site, which has addresses of 1003, 1011, 1013 and 1013B 44th Ave. N. The collective 1.86 acres sit about one block south of Centennial Boulevard.

New Nashville Townhomes Located in The Nations near Centennial Boulevard

RSD has the West Nashville property under contract with owner Sudekum Capital LLC. American Towel & Rental Service operates from the 1003 parcel.

Todd Fishbein, RSD co-owner with Brian Hoffman, said the project’s working name is 44th Avenue Townhomes. The project would yield 38 townhomes in eight buildings. Nine of the residences would be designated as workforce housing units.

RSD will go before the commission on Thursday, Jan. 11, to request specific plan zoning. Nashville-based Centric Architect is handling design. A rendering has not yet been finalized.

Catalyst Design Group, also locally based, is handling land planning and engineering. “We’re excited and proud to be part of Nashville’s growth,” Fishbein said. “We look forward to building special Red Seal communities as the larger Nashville community grows.”

Todd Fishbein, 3rd Generation Owner at Red Seal Homes

“We’re excited and proud to be part of Nashville’s growth and look forward to building special Red Seal communities as the larger Nashville community grows.” —Todd Fishbein, 3rd-Generation Owner of Red Seal Homes

Downtown Nashville, TN

Announcing our new townhomes in Nashville, off Vernon Avenue, breaking ground in April, 2018.

In a recent article published at Tennessean.com, Red Seal Homes’ Todd Fishbein, third generation owner of Red Seal Homes, spoke about their fresh development soon to be underway in Nashville, TN. The new project includes 58 townhomes situated in West Nashville off of Vernon Avenue. The Tennessean’s story can be read here in its entirety.

Red Seal Homes is set to break ground on their Vernon Avenue Townhomes in Nashville, in April, 2018.

Red Seal Homes is pleased to announce its new project—beautiful new townhomes on Vernon Avenue in Nashville—is scheduled to break ground in April, 2018.

Todd Fishbein, 3rd Generation Owner at Red Seal Homes

``We're very excited to bring our longstanding tradition of working cooperatively with communities and building quality homes to Nashville.`` —Todd Fishbein

 

The 45th Annual Key Awards, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, just recognized Red Seal Homes…

We’ve just been recognized by the 45th Annual HBAGC Key Awards, (presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago).

The 45th Annual Key Awards, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, just recognized Red Seal Homes for two Gold Key Awards and one Platinum Key Award; additionally, Red Seal Home’s Architect received a Key Award for Outstanding Design for Multi-family. The entire winners list can be found on the HBAGC 2017 Key Awards page on their website.

The Red Seal Homes family works hard to build distinctive homes for our clients, so we are excited and honored to be included in this year’s Key Awards which affirms our commitment to excellence at every level of home-building.

Part of the Red Seal Homes family at the 45th Annual Key Awards Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
Part of the Red Seal Homes family at the 45th Annual Key Awards Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago

Have a look at our award-winning homes!

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First move-ins at Provenance

In a recent article published at ChicagoTribune.com, Red Seal Homes celebrates first move-ins at Provenance, our own Brian Hoffman, third generation owner of Red Seal Homes, spoke about the newest development within the Red Seal Homes development, Provenance—the community’s first residents are moving into their new homes! Here’s an excerpt from their story:

 

Our residents moving in at Provenance over the next several months perfectly illustrate how our range of housing styles and floor plans appeal to a really diverse cross section of buyers,” says Hoffman. “For example, our first residents to take occupancy are downsizers who chose a single-family ranch home for this stage of their lives. But we’ve also sold a number of The Estates single-family homes to families at various stages, from those with young children up to households with high-school-age kids. —Brian Hoffman

 

Read the informative article here.

Drone Video of Red Seal Homes' Development, Provenance, in Early 2017

How Drone Video is Helping Our Clients See the Bigger Picture

Lately, we’ve employed the use of drone photography at our latest development, Provenance. High above the North Shore of Chicagoland, we began shooting drone video footage after our groundbreaking last Fall, and have continued documenting the progress of Provenance throughout the winter, and now into Spring. The progress and bird’s-eye views are quite dramatic as you can see here.

 

Click Here to See More of The Beautiful Homes at Provenance

In a recent article published at ChicagoAgentMagazine.com, Two tech trends evolving with new construction: Drones and VR, our own Brian Hoffman, third generation owner of Red Seal Homes, was asked about our use of drone video as a new technology that enhances a development such as Provenance’s story.

 

“It’s strange how the different angle really brings the project to life for customers,” Hoffman said. “Something about seeing the site plan come to life, I think it’s really exciting for people.”

 

Read more of Two tech trends evolving with new construction: Drones and VR here. Indeed, more and more of our Provenance clients are getting the “big picture” on a monthly basis, as we follow the progress of our new community. Our road system is complete and now we have several homes and villas nearing completion. What’s more, this Spring will issue the beginning of Provenance’s beautiful community landscaping, creating a wonderful palette of trees, park areas, lakes and water features that will endure for generations to come. We invite our Clients and the North Shore community to look on with us, from high above, as we move forward building your dreams.

 

 

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Buying a Home in the Winter: Four Quick Steps

Buying a home in the winter…In the Midwest? Winters in Chicagoland aren’t the typical time of year you’d consider building a new home. But, there are benefits to breaching winter’s lock, especially by beginning and planning your new home-building process during the “quieter” months when builders have more time to help you plan for the home of your dreams.

 

In a recent article published at NewHomeSource.com, Buying a Home in the Winter Versus Spring our own Brian Hoffman, third generation owner of Red Seal Homes, was asked to contribute his expertise and tips for building a new home while winter is knocking at the door. Here’s an excerpt from their story:

 

“Buyers who begin their home search in the winter sometimes overlook new-construction communities because they assume work won’t start on a home until spring,” says Brian Hoffman, an executive with Illinois homebuilder Red Seal Homes. “What these buyers don’t realize is that regardless of season, we need a certain amount of lead time before construction can begin. As a result, winter can be the ideal time to start the planning, permitting and selection process so that we are ready to break ground as soon as weather permits.”

 

Brian also offered Four Key Steps you can expect during the home-building process:

1. Choose a homesite and floor plan.
2. Contract approval from an attorney.
3. Permitting and selections.
4. Breaking ground.

 

Read the informative article here. You’ll likely find there are real benefits to getting a jump on building the right home for you and your family in Chicago—especially during Winter.