Glenview, IL based homebuilder Edward R. James Homes announced that Westgate at The Glen, a 171 –unit community in Glenview, Ill is 50 percent sold just over seven months after opening sales.

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Edward R. James Homes community draws buyers to maintenance-free rowhome, cluster single-family and mews townhome units

CHICAGO (January 9, 2015) –Glenview, Ill.-based homebuilder Edward R. James Homes announced that Westgate at The Glen, a 171-unit community in Glenview, Ill., is 50-percent sold just over seven months after opening sales. An additional 32 reservations have been made for the community’s 70 rowhomes, 38 cluster single-family homes and 63 mews townhomes, which will be delivered in two phases.

“The sales for Westgate at The Glen have been terrific, and reflect the strength of demand for the right type of home in the right location at the right price,” said Jerry S. James, president of the Edward R. James Companies. “We’re seeing buyers of all ages who desire maintenance-free living in a quality home that’s in a prime North Shore location. It’s the trifecta many of today’s homebuyers have been waiting for.”

The first phase of Westgate at The Glen includes 38 rowhomes, all of the cluster single-family homes and 38 mews townhomes. Delivery for the first phase is anticipated for the summer of 2015. Pricing at Westgate at The Glen ranges from the upper-$400,000s for the mews townhomes, on up to the $800,000s for the cluster single-family homes.

Each of the three housing lines offer a minimum of three bedrooms, with 2½ baths, a two-car attached garage, private outdoor spaces, and high-quality interior finishes. There are four mews townhome floor plans, which range from 2,030 to 2,217 square feet, include three bedrooms and 2½ baths, with an optional fourth bedroom with full bath. Each plan features a rear private deck connected to a screened-in porch that has an option to be converted into a den, and the interiors include hardwood flooring, Kohler® Coralais kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and energy-efficient utilities. “Like the available single-family homes and rowhomes, the mews townhomes feature very elegant interiors, and the private outdoor spaces further elevate the living experience,” said James.

Both the cluster single-family and rowhome floorplans include a first-floor master and unfinished basement. The remaining two-story cluster single-family homes range from 2,620 to 2,971 square feet, and some plans offer an optional fourth bedroom and finished basement. The rowhome floorplans run from 1,885 to 2,464 square feet, with an option for a finished basement.

James noted, “The appeal of a maintenance-free community extends beyond those looking to downsize, and includes first-time buyers who value the convenience of the location and the lifestyle these homes offer. Professionals of all ages like the peace of mind that their home is maintained while they travel for work.”

All homes at Westgate at The Glen are located within a pedestrian-friendly land plan, and within proximity to the Glen Town Center shops, restaurants, Metra train station and both the Glenview Prairie Club Golf Course and The Glen Club’s 18-hole championship golf course.

“When we built Southgate, our first community in The Glen, our buyers were looking for traditional larger, single-family homes. Today, some of those same buyers and many others from around the area have seen their kids grow up, and now, they’re looking to downsize while remaining close to where they raised their families. They’re looking for less upkeep, more time, quality finishes and convenience. At Westgate, we’ve introduced three different home styles that appeal to that customer segment. And having reached the 50-percent sold mark in just seven months signifies to us that the right product, in the right location at the right price is the winning combination for both builders and buyers.” said James.

Located less than 20 miles north of Chicago, Ill., at the corner of West Lake Avenue and Shermer Road, Westgate at The Glen is a maintenance-free community within The Glen, an 1,100-acre mixed-use development on the site of the former Glenview Naval Air Station. For more information on Westgate at The Glen, visit www.erjames.com/westgate.

The Westgate at The Glen Sales and Design Center is located at 2090 Shermer Road in Glenview, Ill., and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Thursday through Monday. To schedule an appointment, please call 847-955-1213.

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About Edward R. James Homes

E.R. James Realty, LLC, provides sales and marketing services for the Edward R. James Companies communities, using its own staff of licensed real estate professionals to manage and supervise all sales and marketing activities. The firm shares the Edward R. James history of delivering superior homebuying experiences in the Chicago area and Midwest for more than six decades.

About Edward R. James Companies

Headquartered in Glenview, Ill., the Edward R. James Companies are a privately held group of companies engaged in real estate development and homebuilding. The group has developed properties in the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Florida, and specializes in unique infill locations. Edward R. James Companies’ experience spans six decades, and includes single-family and multi-family planned developments, high-rise and mid-rise condominiums, custom homes, as well as golf course, marina, senior living, retail, and transit-oriented mixed-use communities. For more information, visit erjames.com.

Editors:           For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Julie Liedtke at [email protected] or (312) 267-4521.

Photo caption:The Edward R. James Homes community, Westgate at The Glen, is 50-percent sold. Located in Glenview, Ill., the 171-unit community includes 38 cluster single-family homes, 70 rowhomes, as well as 63 mews townhomes (shown).

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Edward R. James Homes to deliver 29 mews townhomes in sought-after downtown location

CHICAGO (October 30, 2014) – Sales have begun for Brighton Mews, a 29-unit luxury townhome development, according to Glenview, Ill.-based homebuilder and developer Edward R. James Homes. The development is located at 303 S. Northwest Hwy in downtown Park Ridge, Ill. Construction is expected to commence later this fall, with deliveries in 2015.

“Park Ridge possesses the rare combination of a thriving urban area that still embodies small-town charm. Residents of Brighton Mews will enjoy the best of both worlds, as it’s advantageously located just a few blocks from the downtown area that’s full of great shops, restaurants, the Metra station and the nostalgic Pickwick Theater,” said Jerry S. James, president of Edward R. James Companies. “We’re excited to offer some of our most popular mews townhome floor plans in this vibrant neighborhood to deliver an exceptional living experience.

Each of the four available floor plans, which range from 2,030 to 2,217 square feet, include three bedrooms and 2½ baths. All plans have 9’ ceilings on the main floor, a two-car garage accessible through the lower level, and a rear private deck on the upper floor that connects to a screened-in porch or optional four-seasons sun room. Some floor plans have an optional fourth bedroom with full bath on the lower level or on the main floor. Additionally, the location of key rooms, including the kitchen, living room and master suite, varies from plan to plan.

High-quality interior finishes include hardwood flooring, Kohler® Coralais kitchen and bathroom fixtures, granite countertops and islands, with energy-efficient utilities. Pricing for the townhomes starts in the upper $400,000s.

“Dozens of prospective buyers have already expressed interest in purchasing a home at Brighton Mews, so we’re excited to formally kick off sales,” said James. “The median price of homes currently listed in Park Ridge is $449,900, so the opportunity to buy new construction at a competitive price is attracting a variety of homebuyers who are seeking a quality home in a quality location.”

Just 14 miles northwest of Chicago, Park Ridge has convenient access to O’Hare Airport, major expressways, such as Interstates 90 and 294, CTA and Metra trains. James added, “Park Ridge draws residents to the beauty of its tree-lined streets, exceptional schools, and ample shopping and recreation. It’s really an ideal place to live, work, shop and play. Having developed Uptown Park Ridge, a mixed-use development we’d delivered in 2010, we’re very proud to have an opportunity to build upon that success for the Park Ridge community.”

For more information on Brighton Mews, visit erjames.com/brighton. To schedule an appointment, please contact Edward R. James Homes at (847) 790-2539.

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About Edward R. James Homes

E.R. James Realty, LLC, provides sales and marketing services for the Edward R. James Companies communities, using its own staff of licensed real estate professionals to manage and supervise all sales and marketing activities. The firm shares the Edward R. James history of delivering superior homebuying experiences in the Chicago area and Midwest for more than six decades.

About Edward R. James Companies

Headquartered in Glenview, Ill., the Edward R. James Companies are a privately held group of companies engaged in real estate development and homebuilding. The group has developed properties in the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Florida, and specializes in unique infill locations. Edward R. James Companies’ experience spans six decades, and includes single-family and multi-family planned developments, high-rise and mid-rise condominiums, custom homes, as well as golf course, marina, senior living, retail, and transit-oriented mixed-use communities. For more information, visit erjames.com.

Editors: For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Julie Liedtke at [email protected] or (312) 267-4521.

Photo caption: On October 25, Edward R. James Homes opened sales for Brighton Mews, a 29-unit luxury townhome community in Park Ridge, Ill.

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