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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.


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In a recent article published at, 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.



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, 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.