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1161 Lake Cook Road, Ste A
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Meritus Homes was founded by homebuilding veterans Brian and Karen Brunhofer. The couple has more than 30 years of combined homebuilding experience, during which time they led teams that delivered more than 10,000 homes to the Chicago area. Meritus Homes ... more
"We appreciate it when an agent spends an hour with us at our community, without their client, talking with our sales team and learning what we have to offer," Brunhofer says.
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Low interest rates: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is still under a 4 percent average, according to Freddie Mac.
But most economists are predicting that interest rates will soon be on the rise, and when rates do rise that will deflate buyers' purchasing power.
Buffering in more time: Many buyers fail to take into account the length of the permitting and approval process, which has to take place before the actual construction.
"The reality is that after a buyer signs a contract with us, it takes anywhere from 60 to 90 days to get architectural plans submitted and permits approved before we actually start construction," Brunhofer says.
Priced at $609,900, the new showcase home features the 3,716-square-foot Dunberry plan and has four bedrooms, 3½ baths, separate living and dining rooms, a first-floor den, family room, full basement with 9-foot ceilings and an attached split-bay three-car garage.
Brunhofer noted the home is situated on a prime lot located along a curve on Reserve Drive, which loops through the community.
"One thing buyers love about The Reserve of St. Charles is our oversized home sites, and this one measures in at nearly ½ an acre," said Brunhofer.
"It's a wedge-shaped lot that grows wider as it gets deeper, which gives this home a terrific backyard.
Plus, it backs up to a large parcel of protected green space, which makes the yard feel even bigger and gives homeowners plenty of privacy."
In addition to a stand-out yard, the home will feature a charming exterior elevation with light gray brick and coordinating gray siding with white trim.
Additionally, it has a turreted bedroom that adds exterior visual interest and creates a unique shape and ceiling feature in the home's third bedroom.
"This home will have plenty of curb appeal from the day buyers move in," said Brunhofer.
"Plus, the home site comes fully sodded and professionally landscaped, so buyers can enjoy their yard right away."
Inside, the showcase home features many of the extra conveniences move-up buyers want in a home, such as a large mudroom with built-in lockers and garage access, a butler's pantry, and plentiful storage, including walk-in closets in three of the four bedrooms.
"This home offers those modern conveniences that most busy families want, and typically won't find in a resale home in this area unless they're willing to undertake a significant renovation project," said Brunhofer.
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