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Add a Little Fall to your New Home

It’s time to kiss the summer weather goodbye and say hello to the brisk air and gorgeous colors of autumn.

If you’re looking to extend your porch-sitting season a bit longer or spice up your welcome mat for guests at your new home, keep reading for some fun, easy ideas to decorate your stoop, porch, or garden this fall.

• Add color! Simple pops of autumn color make for a great touch. Pick up some seasonally-perfect mums for a container or a throw pillow for an outdoor chair or couch. Looking for a creative way to showcase the flowers? Try placing them inside of a red vintage wagon.

• Layer with haystacks, crates, and baskets and add cornstalks and tall urn garden containers for height.

• Decorate with pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, and scarecrows. Mixing and matching pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors add a nice rustic feel.

• Carving your address or street number into one of the pumpkins on your stoop brings a personalized and clever extra.

• Have an outdoor table? Top it with a bowl full of pinecones, leaves, pumpkins, apples, or whichever fall favorites you’d like. Ornamental cabbage or flowering kale also make for a nice centerpiece.

• An autumn wreath on your front door and a seasonally-perfect welcome mat offer a warm greeting to family and guests.

• Keep a blanket handy. If you’re someone who plans to enjoy this season on your front stoop or on a piece of outdoor furniture, you’ll want that homemade quilt or something cozy nice and close.

Call us today at 815-439-9000 or visit our website at to learn more about this delightful Channahon community.


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Different From Our Core


What makes Core Homes special? We are so excited to show you the full array of excellent standard features we offer in our new luxury homes in person—or at least from your screen.

Core Homes is not just like any homebuilder out there. We take great pride in providing a top-quality product with excellent customer service to follow, and even more than that, we love being able to create a new home you can build memories in. That means a little something different to everyone and since we’re all unique, it’s no surprise our homes ought to be, too.

That’s why we offer options and customizations to fit your specific needs—and Pinterest favorites.

From standard features like oak railings, 9-foot ceilings, and kitchen appliances, to optional soaker tubs and sunrooms, we make sure that you get to build the house you desire for the home you love most.

Call us today at 815-439-9000 to explore next steps with us today.


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Constructing Great Homes in Excellent Chicagoland School Districts


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Eagle Pointe Elementary School, Plainfield, IL

Construction of a new home opens a new world of opportunity for you and your family. That’s why we’re delighted to offer homes in some of the most sought-after Chicagoland school districts.
With a custom home in our Channahon community, Woods Of Aux Sable, Joliet community, Neustoneshire, or Plainfield community, Springbank, you’ll be part of a neighborhood within the boundaries of either the recognized Minooka School District or Plainfield School District.
This means you can rest easy knowing your kids are getting an excellent education while living in a home crafted precisely to their family’s best fit.
Our 9’ ceilings, 92+ high efficiency furnaces, and high efficiency kitchen appliances help us bring you that very perfect fit. They also help make Core Homes one of the premier local builders in the Will County, Kendall County and Grundy County areas.
Family and education are as important to us as quality construction and customer service because we know they are important to you. And we can’t wait to help you have it all.
Have questions about building options, school districts or anything else? Just give us a call at (815) 439-9000. We’re always happy to help.

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Now Building in Our Newest Community: Springbank


If you’re considering a community for your new home, we’ve got a suggestion: Springbank in Plainfield.  This community marks the spot when it comes to central location, offering everything—from shopping to recreation to transportation—right outside your doorstep. The area’s reasonable taxes and sought-after Plainfield School District make the area particularly desirable, as well.

In our Springbank community, we’re building single-family homes starting from the $270’s. We offer four large floor plans, including two-story and ranch, with four to five bedrooms, ranging from 1,955 to 3,900 square feet—all of which can be customized to your personal perfection.

You’ll also receive the standard, quality amenities such as 92+ high efficiency furnaces and high efficiency kitchen appliances, which help make Core Homes a premier local builder in the Will County, Kendall County and Grundy County areas.

We’re excited to offer our top quality and customization at such great prices in this excellent area. Call us today at 815-439-9000 or visit our website at to learn more about developing your very own customized home in this fantastic Chicagoland community.

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Custom Homes: We’re Building More Than Houses

At Core Homes, we build more than houses. We construct ideas, develop dreams and craft sanctuaries. Dive into our latest video to learn a little more about how, through top-quality materials, reliable communication and unparalleled workmanship, our custom builders make dream homes a reality.

Call us today at 815-439-9000 or visit our website at to learn more about our new home communities in Joliet, Plainfield and Channahon.

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Westminster Gardens

Westminster Gardens

Build your custom dream home with Core Homes in the charming Shorewood neighborhood, Westminster Gardens. Our homes start at $339,900. This Shorewood location offers quick and easy access to I-55 and I-80. Westminster Gardens is filled with parks and walking/biking paths that lead to other local Shorewood attractions to enjoy. Shorewood has a beautiful town center that hosts many events throughout the year. Westminster Gardens is also located in the desirable Minooka School District. Minooka schools have been rated one of the best public school districts in Illinois.

We only have 3 lots still available so hurry into our Core Homes sales office, on the corner of Theodore Road and County Line Road in Plainfield, to discuss building your custom home!

For more information visit our website or contact our sales office 815-439- 900.

Core Homes: We Can Help You Sell Your Home

We Can Help You Sell Your Home

When buying a new home, the ease of selling your old home can make the whole process much more pleasurable. Core Homes can help you with this through our sister company Phoenix Realty. Phoenix Realty has been servicing the Will and Kendall County communities for more than 30 years. Phoenix Realty is one of the most well know and respected real estate companies in those counties.

Our real estate agents have a tremendous amount of resources available to provide you with accurate answers regarding the real estate market. We will provide you with a comprehensive marketing plan to sell your home. We are committed to providing outstanding client counseling, education and service through all the steps of selling your home. Phoenix Realty has a proven track record of success. We will make selling your old home a priority so that the purchase of your new Core Home is the best experience possible for you.

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Core Homes: Plainfield: A Family Friendly Village

Plainfield: A Family Friendly Village


The Village of Plainfield is the oldest community in Will County.  Originally known as Walker’s Grove, settlers can be traced back to the early 1800’s.  Today, Plainfield is a prospering and bustling village with a population of 39,581.

The Village of Plainfield is recognized as one the best cities in Illinois for families to live.  These rankings take into account: safety, quality of education, home affordability, prosperity, growth and family friendliness.  The Village of Plainfield was ranked #5 by Movoto in an article entitled “Ten Best Places For Families To Live In Illinois” and ranked #12 by NerdWallet in an article entitled “Best Cities For Young Families In Illinois”.

Here’s what Movoto had to say about Plainfield:

“If you happen to be moving your family to someplace new in Illinois, Plainfield may well be one of the best options for everyone. Your kids will have no trouble meeting others their age, since 56.12 percent of this village’s residents have kids.

Plus, when you get tired of your kids and need a night out, you’ll have no problem finding a sitter, since this village had the second highest number of childcare listings per capita. (Hey. It happens.)

Plus, Barbara the babysitter is bound to be plenty smart—the high school graduation rate in Plainfield is 96 percent, the highest in the state.”

Another family friendly feature about Plainfield is their downtown area.  Downtown Plainfield, the heart of the community,  is pedestrian friendly and features quaint shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.  Each year, the downtown is home to a number of special events including Plainfield Fest, classic car nights, movies and concerts.

If you are considering buying a new home in the Plainfield area, contact Core Homes at 815-439-9000.

Core Homes: Joliet- A great place to live!

Joliet- A great place to live!


Joliet is a vibrant city in Will and Kendall Counties with a population of 148,000.  Joliet is a historic city, founded by the French explorer Louis Jolliet and incorporated in 1852.  Joliet is currently the fastest growing city in the Midwest.

Joliet is a great place to live and raise a family for many different reasons:



The Rialto Square theatre is a centerpiece of the Joliet entertainment scene.  It is a spectacular performing arts center featuring world class entertainment.  If gaming is your idea of fun, Joliet has two riverboat casinos for you:  Hollywood Casino and Harrah’s Casino and Hotel.  For your dining pleasure, Joliet has dozens of restaurants to choose from.  Other great entertainment venues include:  Chicagoland Speedway, Splash Station Waterpark,  Route 66 Speedway, the Joliet Symphony Orchestra and the Joliet Slammers minor league baseball team.



Louis Joliet Mall is an indoor single-level mall with over 90 great stores for your shopping pleasure.  Downtown Joliet features a farmers market and is home to the Rialto Arts District and many businesses, stores, restaurants and municipal offices.



Joliet Junior College, founded in 1901, is America’s oldest public junior college.  The University of St. Francis offers undergraduate and graduate programs at two Joliet campuses for your convenience.



Bicentennial Park is a fantastic riverfront entertainment venue with both indoor and outdoor theatres.  The L&M Canal bike trail offers miles and miles of biking, walking and running enjoyment.  Pitcher Park Nature Center has over 640 acres of land for hiking, biking or cross country skiing and also features a playground, picnic areas and the Birdhaven Greenhouse.

If you are considering building a new home in the Joliet area, or have any questions, contact Core Homes at 815-439-9000.

Core Homes: Building New Homes in Great School Districts

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When buying a home, the right school district can be a critical part of your decision. Core Homes understands the importance of a good education for your children. That’s why we build our new homes in some of the finest school districts in the Chicagoland area.

 Neustoneshire, our new home community in Joliet, Il., is located in the highly sought after Minooka School district. Whisper Glen, our new home community in Plainfield. Il., is located in the top ranked Plainfield School District. Fall Creek, our new home community in Joliet, Il., is located in the highly desirable Troy School District of Shorewood, Il. Clublands, our new home community in Plainfield, Il., is located in the highly ranked Plainfield School district.

If you have any questions regarding these schools districts and how they can impact your child’s education, please call us at (815) 439-9000.