Hassle-Free Home Buying Now Available in Woodstock, Illinois

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Homeowners from Maples at the Sonatas explain how building a home in a maintenance-free Wilcox Community is hassle-free.

It has been an interesting journey for us and we're grateful everything worked out for us to come here.

Sixty-eight percent of Illinois residents are homeowners, with more than 86 percent of those homeowners residing in the same home for at least one year. Jan and Steve D'Amico were no exception. However, in October, 2011 the D'Amicos knew they were ready for a change and diligently began a search for a new home. For more than 10 months they visited, took pictures and researched various homes comparing locations, prices, sizes and options.

On September 6, 2012, Jan and Steve D'Amico made a life-changing decision, signing a contract to build a new home at Maples at the Sonatas in Woodstock, Illinois.

Maples at the Sonatas, a Wilcox Community, spans 24-acres on the north side of Woodstock, Illinois. Located minutes from Route 47 and the historic Woodstock Square, the picturesque subdivision features maintenance-free, single-family ranch homes in various model designs. This luxury ranch community offers models that have as many as three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached 2 or 2.5-car garage, each home combining ample living space with thoughtful design.

Priced from the upper $100s, the maintenance-free homes in the ranch community of Maples at the Sonatas boast 9-foot tray ceilings, European Country exteriors and open floor plans that offer a flexible living space that includes a four-season veranda or a private courtyard, depending on the model. The D'Amicos chose the Promenade model, a home with more than 2,000 square feet and an outdoor courtyard.

Wilcox Community representatives work hard to ensure all new homeowners enjoy a stress-free experience when buying or building a new home within communities such as Maples at the Sonatas. Carol Lyons, Sales Consultant for Maples at the Sonatas, helped the D'Amicos not only select the model that best suited their needs and desires, but she went the extra mile, helping the couple find a rental home and place to live while their new home in the Wilcox Community was under construction.

Jan D'Amico states, "Renting a home within one-half block from where our home was being built was a blessing! To be able to walk over every day to see the progress…from the start of the framing until the day we finally became the owners was great and to have the pictures we took, priceless!"

In addition to enjoying a temporary residence close to the construction of their new home, Jan and Steve were kept connected with their community via emails from the Wilcox Community. The new homeowners were encouraged to bond with their new neighbors through the various social events and activities available at Maples at the Sonatas, a recently chosen Top Retirement Destination for 2014 by BestRetirementDestinations.com.

The neighborhood includes an on-site clubhouse, often used as a main gathering location for neighbors to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon game of cards. The community clubhouse is the hub of the Sonatas neighborhood, the site for weekly social events such as "Coffee & Conversation" and Book Club on Tuesdays. This Wilcox Community also includes a fitness center and outdoor heated pool, designed for its residents' exclusive use.

Jan and Steve D'Amico also were pleased with the interactions they shared with their builders. Whether it was a recommendation regarding countertop materials or simply being there to answer questions, Jan and Steve felt in the loop at every step of the building journey. The D'Amico's closed on their home in August, 2013 and stated in a letter to Jamie Wilcox of Wilcox Communities, "We are so happy we chose the Maples at the Sonatas! It has been an interesting journey for us and we're grateful everything worked out for us to come here."

Wilcox Communities is a Columbus, Ohio based company that builds maintenance-free communities in the Midwest and Southeast. Since 2002, Wilcox Communities has built neighborhoods with beautiful homes and luxurious amenities for homeowners seeking a hassle-free lifestyle. Wilcox Communities is a proud Builder Partner of EPCON Communities. For more information on Wilcox Communities, please visit http://www.wilcoxcommunities.com.

Sources: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17000.html

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