New Homes and Lakefront Living on the Chain O’ Lakes

December 03, 2009

newportcovechainolakeIn recent years, land and home values on the Chain O Lakes have appreciated as the area has attracted boaters and water sports lovers who desired a destination close to Chicago. Newport Cove is a perfect spot for those looking to live in a new home by the water of the Chain’s deepest lake, Bluff Lake.

Newport Cove is a planned community of three distinct ‘neighborhoods’ consisting of 67 single family residences spreading over 42 acres of lakefront property.  Truly a unique community designed to accommodate many types of single family buyers.  Award-winning custom builder New American Homes is building residences priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million.

“Although we have a wide range of prices, we find that all of our customers have the same goal:  To live where they play,” said Susanne Tauke, president of New American Homes.  “Family time is important to most of our buyers.  Almost every one of them has told me they want to live in a place their children and extended families can enjoy.”

The single-family-home development features custom-built homes and offers its residents a private 130-plus-slip marina complete with water and electricity, a private eight-acre waterfront park, and paths meandering throughout the community and bordering its 1,800 feet of shoreline.  Anchoring the waterfront park is a large pavilion with outdoor kitchen and restroom facilities.  Forty percent of the community is open space, much of it landscaped with native plants and wildflowers.

The first neighborhood, the Cottages at Newport Cove, includes a cluster of 31 maintenance-free homes designed for the empty nester or weekend home buyer.  Ranging in size from 1,500 to more than 2,400 square feet (plus full basements), the Cottages have low-maintenance exteriors of fiber cement siding and stone, first-floor master suites, large open living spaces with designer kitchens, two to four bedrooms and tech centers.  Amenities such as hardwood floors, extra-tall interior doors, extra-tall Pella windows, extra-wide trim, stainless steel appliances and solid-surface countertops are standard.  All four Cottage models come with two-car garages; in the larger models, the garage also has room for a golf cart.  The Cottages are priced from $325,000.

On the waterfront is a neighborhood of 21 large home sites designed for custom, build-to-suit homes, all accommodating walk-out lower levels.  Prices for the waterfront lots start at $340,000.  Buyers can bring in their own builder, or have New American Homes build the home for them.  New American’s Chain O’ Lake waterfront homes and lot packages start in the $700,000s.

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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.



This is a great place to live. The fishing isn’t bad either.

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