Location is Still the Driving Force in Real Estate


As seen in the Daily Herald

When buyers choose a place to live they are making a lifestyle choice - whether it’s a townhouse in a large suburb of Chicago, a home in a small town or an upscale home in a subdivision near highly rated schools.  It’s a distinctive personal choice.  Some empty-nesters prefer to downsize and move to the city while others choose to go north to Wisconsin.

Move-up communities in desirable suburbs
Plote Homes offers ranch duplex homes at Lakes of Boulder Ridge.   It is not age-restricted, but age-targeted because of the product and location. Many downsizers choose this community because they enjoy the country club, and they want to live near their kids and grandkids in nearby Algonquin and surrounding areas.

Wisconsin and vacation communities
Plote Homes is building low-maintenance homes at Cliffs of Fontana in Wisconsin with scenic views of Lake Geneva, year-round recreation and town festivals. Recreation includes boating on the lake, lounging at the pool or hiking along nature trails. Residents enjoy a blend of tranquility with convenience with unique shops and boutiques on Fontana's square.
Fontana is a charming hillside community. It is an ideal place for a vacation home or a permanent home. Many buyers moving there will simply commute to Illinois for work. For others they are selling their homes in Illinois and moving to Wisconsin.

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Plote Creates Homes with Specific Clientele in Mind



As seen in the Daily Herald


The perfect place to live means something different for each generation.  It’s important to know what buyers want.  Plote Homes appeals to the Generation X and Baby Boomer demographics.  Here’s a peek at what they are looking for and how their Lakes at Boulder Ridge community ticks the boxes for these two groups: 

Winter Energy Conserving Tips


Be kind to your wallet and the planet by following these energy saving tips this winter.  


1.  Install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat will ensure you never go to bed or leave home with the heat blasting again. For maximum savings, set the temperature at 66° F or below during down times and no more than 72°F when you’re home.

The Augusta Ranch Plan Video Tour at Lakes of Boulder Ridge



Welcome to the Augusta Ranch at the Lakes of Boulder Ridge. This community is located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. It offers a unique country club environment and luxurious duplex and single family homes. The Augusta is our most popular and most expansive floor plan.  It features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, study, formal dining room, great room, mud/laundry room, full (unfinished) basement and a 2-car attached garage. Enjoy the video tour below:




The Brentwood Ranch Plan Video Tour at Lakes of Boulder Ridge



Welcome to the Brentwood model in the Lakes of Boulder Ridge community in Lake in the Hills, Illinois!  This community is beautifully situated along the private Boulder Ridge Golf Course.  This home features over 1700 square feet of living space, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a study, spacious great room, kitchen with dinette area, mud/laundry room, full (unfinished) basement, 2-car attached garage and elegant finishes throughout! 
Enjoy the video tour below: 





Video Tour of Luxury Ranch Homes at the Lakes of Boulder Ridge


Today we are touring 2 luxury ranch homes in the clubhouse community of Lakes of Boulder Ridge.  This community is located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. It is beautifully situated along the private Boulder Ridge Golf Course. Lakes of Boulder Ridge offers a variety of luxurious, maintenance-free ranch homes. The homes range from 1,700 square feet to more than 2,200 square feet and offer 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 to 3 baths and elegant finishes throughout! 
Enjoy the video tour below: 



Lakes of Boulder Ridge - A Favorite Among Friends

The Kierna's and their new Brentwood home.

When Faith and Tom Kierna started thinking about moving to a new home, they did what many people do—talked to their friends. Luckily for them, a couple they knew from Cary had moved to The Lakes of Boulder Ridge and encouraged them to visit. They did…and quickly purchased a home there, as well.

“We lived in Cary our entire lives, and we didn’t find a neighborhood that presented the house type we were looking for,” said Faith Kierna, referring to The Lakes of Boulder Ridge golf course community in Lake In The Hills. “So when the time came, we were willing to move from Cary for the home type and lifestyle that Boulder Ridge provided.”