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Luxurious, Single-Family-Home Designs at Regency Estates in St. Charles

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The community of Regency Estates:  K. Hovnanian Homes is building 44 luxury, single-family homes just west of Randall Rd. in St. Charles Illinois. Buyers can choose from four designs offering 2,131 to 3,044 square feet of space, three or four bedrooms plus lofts, 2-1/2 baths, full basements, two-car garages, and open layouts. Each plan has at least six exterior variations, all with classic architectural detailing, to create a unified yet diverse neighborhood ambiance. Prices start from $248,995.
One-third of the homes at Regency Estates overlook Kane County forest preserve woodlands or back up to open space. Land within the community has been set aside for a future park, as well.

Bright Ideas For Outdoor Light Displays

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There’s something magical about holiday lights. But hanging your own outdoor display can be a tricky and costly endeavor. Here are some easy tips and helpful ideas for making your own light decorations cost effective, safe and beautiful.
Safety First
As you start to unravel last year’s holiday decorations and formulate your outdoor light display, first carefully inspect your light strands. Just because your lights worked last season doesn’t mean they will work flawlessly this year.  Check for frayed wires, damaged sockets, cracked or missing insulation and broken bulbs. Always discard any defected strands.
Before you hang your lights, test each light strand. Replace burned-out or missing bulbs, and only decorate the outside of the house with lights approved for outdoor use.

Easy Thanksgiving Decorating Tips To Make Your Home More Festive

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Want to set the mood for your Thanksgiving feast? It doesn’t have to be all about the turkey and stuffing. This year add a few stylish elements to your home to create an inviting, fall-inspired feel for your guests.  Here are a few easy tips, ideas and crafts that will help you create a memorable holiday for your loved ones and a home that is worthy of your Thanksgiving gathering.

Use leaves - Decorating with fresh fallen leaves is an inexpensive way to bring natural outdoor elements inside the home. Scatter the leaves on your table and around candles, or use the leaves in combination with twigs, branches and berries gathered right out of your own yard to make a fall wreath for the front door.Think fall colors - When garnishing your home for Thanksgiving, remember to choose an autumn-inspired color scheme that includes burnt reds, golden yellows and deep hues of green, brown and purple. Introduce the colors consistently throughout your home to tie together your entire Thanksgiving them…

U.S. Shelter Enters Final Phase at Oak Ridge Community in Elgin

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Nearing the completion of its final development phase, U.S. Shelter Homes is introducing new single-family and townhome plans at its sought-after Oak Ridge community.

Tucked away in a serene, peaceful setting there’s a housing opportunity sure to satisfy the needs and budget of every interested home buyer. U.S. Shelter Homes, a forty-one year old home builder in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, is offering home buyers an opportunity to purchase an affordable, high-quality home in the beautiful Oak Ridge community in Elgin.
Oak Ridge, an enclave of 66 single-family residences and 72 easy living townhomes is perfect for those seeking quality built homes, spacious floor plans and open green space in a welcoming neighborhood.  Entering its final phase of development, the impressive community is offering new models available from its Arboretum Series: The Chestnut Town Home design and four distinctive single-family plans.  Homes start in the $170’s with floor plans ranging from 1,83…