Vale Park closing in on closeout

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Highlights of the 1,718-square-foot Abbey model by Wilcox Communities include a wonderful master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling and a large living room with direct access to a spacious sun room. Priced at $209,990, the home is available at Villas at


Villas at Vale Park, a maintenance-free ranch-style home community in Valparaiso, finished its 2012 sales season 50 percent better than the previous year. When it closed its books, the community sold 18 new maintenance-free homes in 2012 compared to 12 in 2011. With the economy continuing to build strength in 2013, the builder believes Vale Park will sell out its remaining 14 homes in less than a year.

“Attractive financing rates of 3½ perfcent, the HECM financial program for owners 62 years of age or older and outstanding architecture are the reasons homebuyers were drawn to Villas at Vale Park in 2012,” said developer Jamie Wilcox of Wilcox Communities. “With the economy continuing to rebound during 2013 and these same outstanding financing options, 2013 will be even more successful.”

Grouped four ranch homes to a building, the exterior of each building is designed to look like a large single-family home. These ranch homes feature brick and stone accents, decorative address plaques and extensive landscaping. Base priced from $209,990 to $224,990, these stair-free and maintenance-free homes include a central, energy-efficient HVAC system by Lennox, vaulted ceilings, and two-car garages.

One of the ranch homes available for purchase right now is the Abbey model. With two large bedrooms and two full baths, the home starts at $209,990. Highlights of the home include a master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling and a large living room with direct access to a spacious sun room. The large master features a spacious walk-in closet and the master bath features shower with built-in seat. Immediately adjacent to the great room is the dining room and kitchen, both of which are also covered by an impressive cathedral ceiling. There are two Abbey models available for immediate purchase.

Standard interior features include white colonist raised 4-panel interior doors and white trim, cultured marble vanity tops in the bathrooms, ceramic floor tile in the entry foyer, central air conditioning, energy-efficient gas forced air heating, a quick recovery 50-gallon water heater, and pre-wiring for cable television and telephones in some rooms.

The Villas at Vale Park offers also offers a 3,000-square-foot clubhouse and heated swimming pool. The clubhouse has a social room (with fireplace, flat-screen TV and pool table), equipped kitchen, and fitness center.

Villas at Vale Park onsite sales center models are open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Epcon Communities’ Villas at Vale Park sales center is at 2445 Allison Circle. The community is west of Route 49 on the south side of Vale Park Road, between Silhavy Road and Calumet Avenue. For more information call (219) 464-7387 or visit the Website