At Heritage Homes, we often highlight why now is a great time to buy. Savings of over $100K, mortgage rates holding steady, the soon-to-expire tax credit, and still-low housing prices.

All these things considered, you still may be asking: Why Heritage Homes? Simply put, there’s nothing in the world like owning a new, comfortable home that you can be proud of. Here are 6 interior photos of what yours may look like. To get the ball rolling, just visit Save at Heritage Homes.

house marketThe housing market has continued its rehabilitation of late, a great sign considering the housing crash is the single most important factor that started this recession, according to Casey B. Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Says Mulligan:

“Although housing prices should not be expected to return to their 2005 peak any time soon, housing sector data released last week suggest that housing prices can head somewhat higher.”

Couple this news with the fact that mortgage rates are holding at just above 5% but may not do so for long, and it’s obvious now is a fantastic time to buy your new home.

At Heritage Homes, you can save up to $100K on a brand new townhome. Both this offer and the homes will not last for long, so visit Save at Heritage Homes to get started today!

[Economix] Good News From the Housing Sector
[MSNBC Business] Mortgage Rates Hold Fast, Still Above 5 Percent

On April 30, the $8k federal tax credit to first-time homebuyers comes to an end. But to clear up a misconception, it’s too late to receive the tax credit. The key point:

“A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for first-time home buyers purchasing on or after Jan. 1, 2009, and on or before April 30, 2010. In cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, a home purchase completed by June 30, 2010 will qualify.”

When the homebuying tax credit was extended last year, the National Association of Home Builders released a helpful video, detailing who qualifies for the tax credit and what types of homes qualify.

Now that you have all the info, the ball is in your court! It’s already a wonderful time to buy, and the tax credit is the icing on the cake. To see what your new home in the heart of Chicago could look like, visit Save at Heritage Homes today!

Homebuyer tax credit expires April 30 [thetowntalk.com]

Check out our new commercial for Heritage Homes and its six-figure savings below.

Only 19 units remain, so visit Save At Heritage Homes now!

Heritage Homes is in the midst of a huge springtime sale! Prices are being shaved on all of our townhomes, duplexes and flats. Combine those savings with the federal housing tax credit and the fact that FHA financing is available on most homes, and you’ve got yourself a deal that’s impossible to ignore! These savings won’t last forever, so schedule an appointment for a showing with New West Realty today!

Here are the numbers on the springtime sale:

The Space: 3 story townhome
The Specs: 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car attached garage
The Starting Price: From $229,900
The Savings: $123,000 off original price, or 35% off

The Space: 2 story townhome
The Specs: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car attached garage
The Starting Price: From $219,000
The Savings: $100,000 off original price, or 30% off

The Space: 2 story duplex
The Specs: 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car attached garage
The Starting Price: From $189,900
The Savings: $73,000 off original price, or 28% off

The Space: 2 story duplex
The Specs: 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage, enormous outdoor deck
The Starting Price: From $215,000
The Savings: $75,000 off original price, or 26% off

The Space: Flats
The Specs: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage
The Starting Price: From $164,900
The Savings: $78,000 off original price, or 32% off

For more information on Heritage Homes, visit mynewwesthome.com.

The federal housing tax credit offers up to $8,000 for qualified first-time homebuyers and up to $6,500 for qualified repeat home buyers. To learn more about the federal housing tax credit, just click here.

Another winter is on its way. As this is being written, the first major snowfall of the season has blanketed Chicago. In the coming months there may be times when we wonder why exactly we tolerate such a harsh winder. There are many reasons, actually: it builds character (according to our fathers), it makes Christmas more enjoyable, and we’re able to appreciate spring and summer so much more than residents on the southeast and southwest coasts.

One final reason: Chicago is a striking and beautiful city, no matter the weather. With that in mind, here are 4 photos obtained from talented Flickr artists. Credit is given to the respective artist below each image.


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Caroling at Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate, also affectionately known as “The Bean,” will be the site of caroling on Friday, December 4th, 11th and 18th at 6 pm. Cloud Gate is located on the western edge of Millennium Park and is easily visible from Michigan Ave.

Chicagoans and visitors are invited to hear the beautiful voices of a variety of choral groups and join in a holiday sing-along. For more details on the event, click here.

1555 Wabash is minutes away from Cloud Gate and everything else Chicago has to offer. Located a few blocks west of Soldier Field in the city’s South Loop, 1555’s condos are the perfect home base for you to relax and recharge after enjoying the Windy City. For more information on 1555 Wabash and to schedule an appointment for a showing, click here to get started!

Image courtesy of Flickr user @dharma_for_one