While Chicagoland home builders have been experimenting with incentives to draw skittish buyers, Shodeen Residential's Reston Ponds in Sycamore has kept it simple, maintaining the grand opening prices announced nearly a year ago.
Liz Mallin, a Sycamore resident and sales manager at the development, walked me through a furnished 4-bedroom model in the above video when I visited last July. Phase IV grand opening prices then and now range from just under $200,000 to the $270s.
The 182 home sites in Phase IV are all that remain for sale in this large planned development that's walking distance from Sycamore's historic downtown, a few minutes from DeKalb and an easy commute from Elgin, St Charles, Geneva and many of Chicago's western suburbs.
US News recently spotlighted Sycamore, surprisingly for such a family-friendly town, as one of 10 bargain retirement spots . That might explain why Liz Mallin has been seeing empty-nesters visiting the ranch model you can tour in this video.
You can see much more of Sycamore at Reston Ponds' YouTube channel. Discover Sycamore, which showcases the many events held there - including the upcoming Kites over Sycamore - offers a great overview of Sycamore's small town atmosphere and big-town conveniences.