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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 9
Wilmette IL CondosWilmette IL has set a record for the number of condos sold in a given year. We will find out soon if that record will be beat as soon as we get the results for the sales through 2014. In 2013 107 condos were sold and that beats all previous years as far back as we can go, 1992 w...
By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
Comments 3
Last week I met an appraiser at one of my listings in Plainfield. Super nice guy and we got to talking about the market and homes. The topic of "unique" homes came up which caused us both to laugh a bit.  In our business we hear "our house is unique" or "our house has more than others in the subd...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 0
The K-9 Dog Park in Schaumburg is now open and will offer leash free enjoyment! The 6.5 acre site will feature a large pond with a specifically designed ramp to help the dogs get in and out of the water. Other ammenities are a covered gazebo for sun protection, several park benches and water fou...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
Comments 4
Home For Sale in Prairie Trails, Batavia IL 60510 This is the home you've been looking for.  Sitting on a large landscaped cul-de-sac lot in a wonderful neighborhood, you're just a short walk to the elementary and middle schools, several parks, the Prairie Path and more.  Plus, your minutes from...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lake Forest's August Property sales were 39, down -23.5% from 51 in August of 2013 and 39.3% higher than the 28 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 227 are running -21.7% behind last year's year...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lincolnshire's August Property sales were 16, down -11.1% from 18 in August of 2013 and 23.1% higher than the 13 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 83 are running -20.2% behind last year...
By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Comments 2
Working with first time buyers is one of my passions in the real estate business. There's a steep learning curve in the process of buying a home for the first time, and it's my pleasure to assist buyers with avoiding the pitfalls and getting great deals! This client already lived in the neighborh...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Northbrook's August Property sales were 67, down -20.2% from 84 in August of 2013 and -16.3% lower than the 80 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 440 are running -7.0% behind last year's...
By Matt Kombrink, Top Local Realtor, Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Great American North)
Comments 1
Luxury Townhouse in Oak Crest, St Charles IL 60175 This stunning 3BR/3.5BA end-unit townhome in St. Charles is a superb example of quality craftsmanship and outstanding care.  Everything is perfectly maintained inside and out, and the décor is enhanced by beautiful custom millwork.  Even the gar...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
Comments 1
While TV shows on buying investment properties make it look easy, becoming a real estate investor can be a trap for the unwary. Here are several things novice investors should be aware of. Pick a Niche: When you're new to real estate investing, you'd be wise to start small and pick a niche where ...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
Comments 2
When it comes to your home, curb appeal can make or break buyers' interest in your property. Scan the list below to see if you're guilty of these four curb appeal mistakes: Clutter mania - a cluttered driveway may mean there's not enough room to store everything in the garage. Tidy up. The less a...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Lake Bluff's August Property sales were 22, up 4.8% from 21 in August of 2013 and 4.8% higher than the 21 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 117 are running -11.4% behind last year's ye...
By Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Agent - Grayslake
(RE/MAX Center)
Comments 0
2014 Real Estate Market - Renting vs. Buying a Home In Trulia’s 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report, Trulia explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States; ranging from an average of 5% in Honolulu, all the way to 66% in Detroit, and 38...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Highland Park's August Property sales were 65, down -8.5% from 71 in August of 2013 and 27.5% higher than the 51 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 331 are running -14.5% behind last year's yea...
By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, Realtor   Glenview's August Property sales were 83, down -20.2% from 104 in August of 2013 and -12.6% lower than the 95 sales last month. August 2014 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2013 and 2012. August YTD sales of 556 are running -13.1% behind last year's...
By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
Comments 0
    EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY. 2772 SF CORPORATE OWNED HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC LOT. FRESHLY PAINTED W/ NEW CARPET. GREAT LAYOUT W/ LARGE ROOM SIZES. GREAT NATURAL LIGHT. FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. FENCED YARD. CONVENIENT LOCATION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RETAIL, PARKS & SCHOOLS.*AS-IS SALE. NO DISCLOSURES/SUR...
By Joe Graham, Naperville Real Estate Marketing Specialist
(Joe Graham Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Local homeowners are among the keenest observers of Naperville mortgage rates because they are such a large factor in the long-term investment that is their house. It’s the factor that determines if and when refinancing makes sense; the factor that plays a large part in heating (or cooling) the o...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
Comments 9
 2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL          This past week's cooler temperatures and falling leaves remind me that Fall ... and the Halloween holiday ... is just around the corner.  And pumpkins, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghost...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 0
Real Estate Market Update - Northwest Suburbs - August 2014 This is the place to get those Northwest Suburban real estate questions answered! Our Northwest Suburban inventory level has increased by 3 houses a day in June/July, then fell slightly for August. You've got slightly more competition no...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
Comments 1
First-time home buyers may benefit from a new program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to make its loans more accessible to U.S. home buyers, HUD has introduced a new FHA program: Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK).The HAWK program, which is slated to start...

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