Archive for the ‘New Homes’ Category

We moved into our new home here in Plainfield a little over 2 years ago, and the memory of packing our every earthly possession is still too much to bare!

packingweb.jpgSince our next home was new construction, we were unable to plan for an exact closing date. Thankfully my wonderful sister Lu Wayne and her husband Dwayne (no… I’m not kidding, those are their real names!) let us live with our 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 turtles, and guinea pig, in their finished basement for 6 weeks, until we were finally able to sign the papers!

Who moves 2 weeks before Christmas?! Only crazy people.

We closed on our former home on December 15th, 2004 and didn’t move into our new house until January 27. 2005.

What were we going to do with all of our stuff for 6 weeks?! Thankfully we had heard about a new company called: pods_logo.jpg

We had no idea where we were going to find a moving company willing to store all of our belongings for the next 6 weeks without costing us a small fortune. Luckily PODS was incredibly reasonable in price, and extremely flexible with the amount of time we could store all of our STUFF!

I loved that the PODS containers were on the ground level, and easy to access. No stairs or hydraulic lifts! They charge by the month, so we were able to move our things into the POD at our own pace. The best part? We could move in exactly the same way.

truckdrivewayweb.jpgThe units are delivered door to door, exactly when you need them.

I can’t think of a better, more efficient way to move, without being at the mercy of a moving company. We are very satisfied customers, and have recommended PODS to all of our family and friends, whether in Plainfield or somewhere else, who have moved in the last 2 years.

Traditional movers will cost you an average of between $800 and $ 1500 for a 6 room house and usually require that you work within a time frame of about 2 days to pack, transport and deliver all of your possessions. PODS cost us a fraction of that, and gave us the flexibility to choreograph our move perfectly.

We needed 2 of the largest POD units, to move our 2500 sq ft. home and 2 car garage, and still had a bit of room to spare. I don’t think it cost us more than a total of $600 for the entire 6 weeks for both units.

We love our new house and have since added our 4th child to the family. We have definitely grown into our new Plainfield home and absolutely love it!

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate


Read Full Post »

I had some extra time this week, so I used it to visit the Cambridge at Liberty Grove sales offices. I’m glad I did!

cambridge water parkLiz Sieben is one of the sales managers at Liberty Grove and I spent a few minutes talking with her about the community. She was very helpful and gave me some valuable information on the floor plans of the models they offer. She also shared that there is an on-site elementary school as well as a private community zero-depth pool. This photo is the Liberty Grove Water Park!

I was so impressed with how big and well planned these homes were that I wanted to you to see for yourself. Click on the links below to view the shows I created for the models at Liberty Grove.

The Tuscan | The McKinley | The Endicott | The Dalton

Let me show you how I can save you money on your new home purchase!

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate

Read Full Post »

I got an idea about a week ago to begin featuring local area builders. My plan is to be able to help buyers quickly identify the features, price, and amenities they were looking for in their new home, and have a place to preview them all in one location.

Plainfield Water Tower

I know that not everyone who moves to Plainfield is going to be building a new construction home, but since most of these builders are local area developers, there is a very good chance that the community that you are considering was built by at least one of them!

My goal is to have all of the builders in Plainfield soon!

Stay tuned.

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate

Read Full Post »


This past fall I was driving to a Dr.’s appointment for one of the kids. I was running late and decided to take a detour through a newly redesigned street. Drauden Road had been closed for awhile and now I know why!!! A new subdivision, Springbrook of Plainfield, was being developed.

Springbank of Plainfield is a custom home community made up of several local home builders.

Springbank LogoThis week I decided to stop by and preview the models to see for myself why it was featured in the 2006 Chicago Sun-Times Cavalcade of Homes and I wasn’t disappointed!

This 250-acre custom home community is amazing!!! I visited a model called the Gibson – and I was absolutely blown away by its design!

This home by Hometown Builders was designed with families in mind.

Hometown Builders is only one of the many builders offering new construction homes in this community. I met with Janine in the sales office when I previewed one of the floor plans available from them for construction.

If you have kids... can you imagine spending the summers at the community’s 9-acre aquatic center?! They have water slides, a zero-depth swimming pool, and competitive lap and diving pools.

If you’ve been looking for a custom home in a well planned development, right near the heart of Plainfield, IL, you have to visit this community. Priced from the mid 400’s, and ranging to the mid 600’s, it is an amazing custom home value!

Besides, there is a charming one-lane bridge within walking distance of the neighborhood that crosses the Du Page River! The community is also a short distance from Plainfield Central High-school which is part of the highly sought after Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202.

If your looking for a new construction, custom home in Plainfield, you owe it to yourself to visit these models. If your like me, you’ll want to move in… this weekend!

Julie Green SigPlainfield Real Estate

Read Full Post »