We were living in a city condo and expecting our second child. We had both grown up in the southwest suburbs, so this is where we wanted to settle down. We started looking at existing homes, but weren’t blown away by anything. The idea of building a new home sounded nice, but we honestly didn’t think it was possible. Could we afford it? Were people even building homes anymore? Eventually, we thought, ‘If we’re going to invest this much, why not build new and get exactly what we want?’ When we walked through the 5th Avenue model at the Glens of Connemara, we were immediately impressed by what we saw. We met with Chris and others at 5th Avenue numerous times thereafter. We liked so much, but hesitated to pull the trigger. Then, someone put a deposit on the lot we wanted. When we realized how much that disappointed us, it was a sign of how much we wanted to be at the Glens of Connemara. Fortunately for us, that deal fell through and we were able to get our preferred lot. When you’re going through the process of building a new home, it’s stressful because everything is so new. Everyone at 5th Avenue was always available to talk with us and explore different possibilities. We made changes like moving our laundry to the second floor, which altered some bathroom and bedroom layouts, and converting the planned laundry space into an office. Whatever we wanted, 5th Avenue drew up options and the final product is everything we hoped it would be.