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M/I Homes Debuts Silo Bend And The Townes At Silo Bend In Lockport, Ill., With Virtual Preview Events April 6 And April 13

April 23, 2021

M/I Homes, one of the top homebuilders in the Chicago market, announces it is debuting two new-construction options for buyers in the southwest suburbs: Silo Bend and The Townes at Silo Bend, which will bring 157 single-family homes and 92 townhomes, respectively, to Lockport. Pre-sales for the communities will begin in April, with groundbreaking expected in late spring.

Located on West 167th Street just west of South Cedar Road, Silo Bend and The Townes at Silo Bend give buyers quick access to Lockport’s historic downtown, major transportation arteries including Interstates 355 and 80, and highly rated schools. The area also offers a scenic setting in the Des Plaines River Valley, with plentiful recreation options including miles of walking and biking trails along the Illinois and Michigan (I&M) Canal.

“This spring real estate season is one of the busiest we’ve ever seen, as buyers – who perhaps put off moving last year because of the pandemic or who have reprioritized what they want in a home after their experience in the past 12 months – jump into the market,” said Rick Champine, area president of M/I Homes. “Silo Bend and The Townes at Silo Bend are terrific options for those who are seeking not only a convenient and vibrant suburban location, but also a variety of new-construction floor plans to choose from – whether they’re shopping for a single-family home or townhome – and home designs that have the flexibility to work for their lifestyle no matter what the coming years bring.”

At Silo Bend, buyers can select from 11 single-family home designs priced from the $380,000s. Each floor plan is available in five different stylized exterior elevations, including a newly introduced “urban farmhouse” option with board and batten siding, black window trim and farmhouse-inspired front door and garage door. Homes range from 1,776 to 3,831 square feet and have two to six bedrooms, 2 to 5½ baths, an attached two- or three-car garage and a partial basement, with the option for a full basement. Two ranch plans are available for those seeking single-level living, as well as a two-story design with a first-floor owner’s suite.

“With 11 plans there’s really something for everyone, regardless of their stage of life, particularly when you consider all the adaptability these designs offer, from included ‘flex’ rooms and dens, to the option to add a loft, bonus room or additional bedrooms in many plans,” said Cheryl Bonk, vice president of sales and marketing for M/I Homes. “One reason we see so many buyers opting for new construction in today’s market is they learned in the past year that their lifestyle needs can change on a dime, and they want their home to be able to evolve with them. There’s an appreciation for the features that are only available in new construction, and buyers also like being able to tailor the home through optional upgrades.”

Bonk added that the available designs at Silo Bend also offer a range of modern features, per plan, that add to the comfort and functionality of each home, including mudrooms, island kitchens, second-floor laundry rooms and more. “These are tried-and-true offerings that, through our years of experience, we know will resonate with buyers, whether they’re purchasing their first home or their fourth,” said Bonk.

For those seeking the convenience of townhome living, The Townes at Silo Bend offers three two-story plans with attached two-car garages and the choice of three stylized exterior elevations: urban farmhouse, craftsman or traditional. Priced from the $250,000s, the townhomes measure 1,500 to 2,136 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and 2½ baths. Select home sites also offer a basement.

“One of the floor plans will feature a first-floor owner’s suite, while the other two are traditional townhome layouts that give buyers some different choices for square footages and bedroom configurations,” said Bonk. “With their front-loading attached garages and sought-after interior features like open-concept kitchen and great rooms, these plans truly live like a single-family home, but without the hassle of yardwork and other exterior maintenance.”

Silo Bend and The Townes at Silo Bend are both served by the Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. In addition to the I&M Canal Trail, Lockport is home to numerous parks, multiple golf courses and forest preserves. Downtown Lockport is known for its charming variety of local restaurants and shops.

Interested buyers are invited to visit and sign up for the VIP List for Silo Bend and The Townes at Silo Bend in order to receive early access to information about the communities including floor plans, pricing, home site selection appointments and upcoming milestones. M/I Homes will also be hosting virtual preview events on April 6 for Silo Bend and April 13 for The Townes at Silo Bend, during which prospective buyers can meet the sales teams and learn more about the communities and the buying process.

For more information, visit or call (630) 296-9774.

Homes at all M/I Homes communities come standard with the builder’s industry-leading 15-Year Transferable Structural Warranty, which not only allows buyers to purchase with confidence, but also adds value if the home is sold in the future. All homes are also WHOLE HOME Certified, an M/I Homes designation indicating the builder’s superior approach when constructing homes. Upon testing, an M/I home will receive a more favorable HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score than an Energy Star-certified home, which can save buyers upwards of 30 percent on their energy bills. A lower HERS Index means lower energy costs, and on average an M/I home achieves a HERS rating of 62, considerably lower than other resale homes and other builders in the market.

About M/I Homes:

M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes, having sold over 120,000 homes. The Company has homebuilding operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Detroit, Michigan; Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando, Florida; Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Silo Bend Lyndale-Artisan: The 11 single-family floor plans at Silo Bend in Lockport, Ill., are available in five different stylized exterior elevations.


Silo Bend_Single Family Interior: Single-family homes at Silo Bend range from 1,776 to 3,831 square feet and have two to six bedrooms, 2 to 5½ baths, an attached two- or three-car garage and a partial basement, with the option for a full basement.


The Townes at Silo Bend_Interior: Townhome floor plans at The Townes at Silo Bend measure 1,500 to 2,136 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and 2½ baths.