Barrington Illinois Village Homes - Our Village is Slowing Changing

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Barrington Realty Company 471.000044

The Village of Barrington Illinois and the Different Types of Properties. Our village dates back to the 1800's  and there are still homes in the area that are as old as this. Some of our victorian style homes have been extremely well cared for. 

Today The Village of Barrington is changing. There are homes that are being torn down and new larger homes built on the lots. Typically the homes being torn down are the smaller ones, not those larger Victorian beauties. This regeneration has slowed down over the last few years due to the market conditions and there are a number of newly built homes available for sale as short sales. This is sad but a great opportunity to buy a new home in the village at a good price if that is what you care for. The home below was newly built 3 years ago using the existing foundation. The builder kept the village colonial style of the home so it fits with the surroundings.

I wonder how long it will take for our village to look completely different. In fact I don't think it ever will. Well cared for homes that were built a long time ago can last for hundreds of years. It would be sad to think that all the older victorian homes and craftsman style homes would all disappear and be replaced with new and so I for one hope it never happens.

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Barrington Village Amenities. The village is popular for buyers for many reasons. We have a Metra line stop in the village for a direct commute to Chicago. If you live in the village it is not too far to walk to the station. The Barrington Library is located in the village off Route 14 just north of Lake Cook Rd. In the center there is a Jewel Osco grocery store but you'll also find restaurants, cafes, specialty shops, banks, a theater and schools.

Homes and Roads. Some of the older village homes are located on Route 59 which runs through the village and at rush hours and lunch time the traffic is solid. Add to that the Metra line and freight train line and it can all but seize up. So consider when looking at some of the village homes for sale whether you love the home enough to deal with the busy road, or look for a home that is set back a few blocks.

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Gene Mundt
www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331 - New Lenox, IL
Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience

Corine:  As a lender and former appraiser, I too have mixed emotions about the loss of older homes in our communities.  Personally I think we lose alot when these homes are lost, not only in architectural appeal, but in the mix of income levels introduced and maintained in the towns.  I argued that point while serving on my hometown's village board.  I just believe a town is financially healthier when that mix is in play.  Obviously as someone in real estate, I understand the need for new housing, but at the loss of our heritage or history?   

Great article with lots of ideas for discussion and thought!  Thanks ...

Gene

Oct 11, 2009 01:57 PM #1
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington's Country Suburban Home Matchmaker

You are so right. I come from the UK and some of the homes in London are hundreds of years old. I lived in a small village in the countryside and we even have thatched roofs there. The older homes lend so much character to a village town or city, and we should take care of them so they remain. Many of them were built much better than todyas housing!

Oct 11, 2009 02:04 PM #2
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Gene Mundt
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Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience

Corinne:  Thanks for writing back and sharing a little bit about yourself and your upbringing.  I enjoyed reading it.  I'm sure what we consider historic and old here in the states seems almost funny to you ... given the long history of the UK.  I look forward to reading your future articles and learning more about you and your business.  Thanks again for the insight into your life ,..

Gene

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