Palatine Condos Attracting the Baby-Boom Down-Sizer

June 01, 2009
The Heritage of Palatine

The Heritage of Palatine

As more Baby-Boomer parents find themselves alone in their big house, kids long gone to college or out on their own, many are finding the that their once comfy house has become a cavernous empty monster. The time to downsize into something a little more practical is becoming a common theme for many in this enormous generation. The next move becomes that of a trade off for Midwestern active adults near retirement having to choose where to live: near the kids or somewhere warmer and down-sizing often from a large home to a condo of 1500 square feet or less. Palatine builder / developer R. Franczak & Associates fell they have captured this niche market that soon may one day become the primary market for new construction, especially multi-family developments such as The Heritage of Palatine.

The theme at The Heritage of Palatine becomes “quality over quantity” and less can equal more.  After decades of “bigger-more-better” themed across the American consumer experience, home building had never been an exception.  But the paradigm shift towards smaller, higher quality is becoming more in demand as empty-nester’s evaluate their energy costs and real estate tax bills in this current economy.  High quality and luxury finishes are standards for R. Franczak & Associates as are the maintenance free living that Heritage of Palatine provides its residents.  Each condominium includes a spacious balcony, 9-foot ceilings, as well as stainless-steel appliances, wood floors and granite counter-tops, oak trim and doors or six-panel Colonist doors and trim. Indoor heated parking and storage are included, and extra indoor parking spaces available.

The local ammenities are another draw for perspective home buyers in the Chicago real estate market.  Shops, restaurants and bars along with the Metra station are all very walkable and provide excellent entertainment options for residents.

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Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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