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Q: What school district is Hatch Lake subdivision in?
A: Hatch Lake is in Center township and within the Valparaiso School District.

Q: How much do homesites cost?
A: The homesites are included in the price of the home.  Walk-out and daylight lots will cost more, but will include a deck and full size windows and some doors in the basements.  Contact [email protected] for specific home pricing.

Q: What types of home plans are available?
A: Sunshine Homes is offering ranch, two-story and master down plans.

Q: Do all of the homes in Hatch Lake have basements?
A: Yes. Full poured basements are included in every home. We also stud out and insulate all basement walls for higher energy efficiency and add rough-in plumbing in the floor for a future bath.

Q: How long does it take to build a home?
A: Based on supply chain and labor shortages in the housing market, it is very difficult to determine the exact length of time to complete a home.  Typically we are not offering these homes for sale until they are 6 to 8 weeks to completion.

Q: Are there upgrades available?
A: Sunshine Homes includes many selections and upgrades, including granite tops, fireplaces, cabinetry, decks, laundry tubs, and many more in the spec homes.




  • Satin Nickel or Bronze door hardware and light package
  • Upgraded ceiling fans in master bed and great room
  • Hardwood/Laminate Vinyl Planks in Foyer
  • Hardwood/Laminate Vinyl Planks in Kitchen & Dinette
  • Tile in Master, Main & Half-Baths
  • Seamless Vinyl Floor in Laundry
  • Quality Cabinets
  • Postform Countertops in Kitchen
  • 8” Stainless Steel Sink in kitchen with chrome faucets
  • Cultured Marble Vanities in Bath
  • Raised Panel Doors Painted
  • Dura-Ply Wire Shelving
  • Carpet with 6 lb pad in Bedrooms, stairs, family room, per plan



  • Maintenance-free vinyl siding
  • 10 x 12 concrete patio on back of house
  • 30-Year Architectural Shingles
  • Concrete driveway and sidewalk per plan
  • Insulated Garage Door
  • Garage Door Opener with two Remotes and Keypad
  • Mailbox and Post Light
  • Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding
  • Aluminum Fascia & Soffit with Seamless Gutters
  • Cultured Stone Decorative Exterior
  • Full Landscape Package
  • 2 Frost-Free Hose Bibs
  • 10 x 12 treated deck included in daylight and walkout lots



  • Garbage disposal
  • Cable-TV outlets in every bedroom and family room
  • Stainless Appliances Including Stove, Dishwasher, & OTR Microwave



  • All homes are HERS rated and Certified 5 Star rated by Energy Star
  • Single-action deadbolts on exterior doors
  • Smoke Detectors on All Levels and in Each Bedroom in Every Home
  • High Efficiency 95% Gas Furnace
  • Double Pane Single-Hung Windows with Low-E Rating
  • Energy-Efficient Tankless Water Heater
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • Framed and Insulated Basement Walls
  • R-40 Insulation in Ceilings
  • R-15 Insulation in Side Walls
  • Moisture Barrier House Wrap
  • Ice & Water Shield
  • Insulated Steel Entry Doors
  • 14-SEER Rated Air Conditioning



  • Full One-Year Builders Warranty
  • 10-Year structure warranty
  • 10-Year Foundation Waterproof Warranty (from an outside vendor, not Sunshine Homes)



  • Full poured concrete basements
  • 2” by 4” Walls- 16” On-Center
  • 7/16” OSB Sheeting
  • Poured Exterior Foundation Walls
  • Interior & Exterior Foundation Drain Tile
  • 200 Amp Electrical Service
  • Rough-In Future Bath in Basement