Home Prices in Fox Mill Remain Steady

Fox Mill, St Charles Home Values

fox mill home pricesReal estate is a hyper-local industry.
You can read the Wall Street Journal, surf Realtor.com and Zillow, but when it comes to your family’s home, you need to trust a local professional.  National headlines sell papers, local knowledge helps you realize the truth.

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Enjoy Life in Batavia IL Condos

batavia il condosBatavia IL Condos For Sale

Condo’s offer home ownership without a lot of the hassle or worry of owning a detached home.  Most all condos for sale in Batavia provide exterior maintenance, lawn care and snow removal.  Some condos provide even more benefits making day-to-day life even easier. Continue reading

Fox Valley Real Estate Open Houses 8/29 & 8/30

Real Estate Open Houses in the Fox Valley This Weekend

Fox Valley Real Estate Open HousesThis is a live list of real estate open houses in St CharlesGeneva and Batavia Illinois this weekend.  There are currently over 40 homes that will be open.

  • View every open house regardless of real estate company.
  • Updated from our local MLS system every 15 minutes.
  • Click on the property to get open house times, directions and details.
  • Can’t attend one of these real estate open houses?  No problem, click on the property below to check it out online now.

If you’re researching real estate in St Charles, Geneva or Batavia IL this is a great way to get started.  Head on out to some of these real estate open houses and see what’s available.

CURRENT LIST OF REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSES IN THE TRI-CITIES

Complete list of real estate open houses scheduled in the tri-cities of St Charles, Geneva and Batavia IL. Updated directly from our local MLS every 15 minutes.
24 Results
 
Open House: Sep 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4N964 DOVER HILL Road, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175
$2,895,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,058
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1425 Persimmon Drive, ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
$1,775,000 (Price Change)
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 7,200
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
38W310 Heritage Oaks Drive, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175
$1,429,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 10,329
 
Open House: Sep 5, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
619 North 3rd Avenue, ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
$975,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,613
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
103 Kensington Place, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175
$799,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,140
 
Open House: Sep 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3362 Harvest Ridge Road, GENEVA, IL 60134
$650,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,832
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
351 BROWNSTONE Drive, ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
$515,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,800
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
38W472 McQuire Place, GENEVA, IL 60134
$510,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,675
 
Open House: Sep 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5N570 LEOLA Lane, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175
$509,900
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,292
 
Open House: Sep 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
38W317 Chickasaw Court, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175
$499,900
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,519
 
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How Do St Charles Schools Stack Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

schoolsSchool has officially begun here in St Charles, IL!

All across town parents have loaded up their shopping carts with school supplies, picked out that all important first day outfit (with the help of their kids no doubt) and sent their little ones out the door to begin another year of learning.

With almost 5,000 elementary school students enrolled in St Charles School District 303, we wanted to take a look at how these schools stack up and how our young ones are learning.

We’ve put together an interesting infographic detailing student enrollment by school, class size, ISAT scores as well as what percentage of households in each school are on the move. Continue reading

Things You Don’t Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent

Listing Agent

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:

  • Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  • Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  • Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

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Homes For Sale in Royal Fox, St Charles

Homes For Sale in Royal Fox, St Charles

royal fox

Built on the east side of St Charles, Illinois during the 1990′s, Royal Fox offers single family living in a convenient location.  Nearby amenities include St Charles East High School, Royal Fox Country Club, the Pheasant Run Resort and more.

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OPEN HOUSE: 646 Robin Ridge, Elgin IL Sunday July 19th

OPEN HOUSE, July 19, Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
646 Robin Ridge, Elgin, IL
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$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS (4 full)
3600 Square Feet

The family will fall in love with this exquisite ranch on a half-acre cul-de-sac lot.  A beautifully terraced front yard will soon burst forth in colorful blooms highlighting the stone paver walls and flagstone steps to front entry.  A large paver patio and cedar deck in the fenced rear yard are perfect for your outdoor entertaining.  Inside, gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and custom millwork add a touch of elegance.  Vaulted ceilings, skylights, gorgeous Schrock custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are just some more of the features to make this such a great family home.  All bedrooms are on the main floor and there are two masters, one which makes a nice guest or in-law suite.  A full hall bath is also on the main floor and there’s even a convenient laundry chute.  The stairs from the foyer lead to a large rec room in the walk-out lower lever with brick fireplace and access to the garage.  A den with closet could be bedroom 5, if needed, and there is a good-sized laundry room and another full bath, not to mention all the great storage.  This lovely ranch is more than a house, it is your forever home!

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Open Houses in the Fox Valley This Weekend

Real Estate Open Houses in the Fox Valley

Open Houses

For the weekend of July 11th & 12th, 2015.

This is the most updated list of real estate open houses in St CharlesGeneva and Batavia Illinois.

  • View every open house regardless of real estate company.
  • Updated from our local MLS system every 15 minutes.
  • Click on the property to get open house times, directions and details.
  • Can’t attend one of these real estate open houses?  No problem, click on the property below to check it out online now.

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Latest Homes for Sale in St Charles

These St Charles IL Homes Just Listed

Latest Homes This WeekWith home prices on the rise, and interest rates on the uptick, home buyers are out in force and trying to find something fast.

Savvy home sellers know this and inventory is increasing.  We’ve even started to experience multiple offer situations.

If you’re looking to move, make sure you get a head start on finding the latest homes for sale! Continue reading

St Charles Homeowners: Now Is The Time To Sell

We’ve all heard of the law of supply and demand.  Rare things cost more, an overabundance causes prices to drop.

The St Charles housing market is still in that sweet spot where demand outweighs supply, making it a great time to sell!

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St Charles Housing Inventory Poised to Increase

This winter has seen robust home sales in St Charles, Illinois and surround areas.  The inventory of available homes for sale remain relatively high but buyers are plentiful.

March is typically a time when more home sellers decide to enter the market.  Inventory has fallen but buyers remain, this is good news if you’ve been thinking of selling! Continue reading

300 Ways to Beat the St Charles Cold Snap

Fireplace

What a week it’s been for cold temperatures here in St Charles.  Wind chills of 20 below, times of zero visibility and now snow…it all leaves us longing for springtime.

Well, we’ve come up with hundreds of ways you and yours can beat this winter weather. Continue reading

7 Signs the Real Estate Market is Back!

Real Estate Market

Despite the doom and gloom reported in the media, the signs are out there.  Step away from the national headlines and talk to your local real estate professional.  Real estate is back! Continue reading

Thinking of Buying a Home? There’s a Cost to Waiting…

Home prices are normalizing but appreciation and interest rates are projected to rise in 2015.

cost of waiting

This chart shows the cost of waiting if you were to buy a $500,000 home.  Waiting just 12 months would raise the price of the home and with projected rates you would be looking at paying almost $5,000 more per year. Continue reading

Tour Some Geneva IL Luxury Homes

As of this posting, there are 13 luxury homes for sale in Geneva, Illinois.  Luxury homes are defined as being priced at $700,000 and above.

Geneva IL Luxury HomesAs you can see by the map above, the majority of these homes are located close to the Fox River with a few on the outskirts of town. Continue reading

Foreclosures No Longer a Problem in Fox Valley Real Estate Market

Good news for home sellers in the Fox Valley, not so good news for home buyers.

distressed property salesAccording to recent figures from the National Association of Realtors, distressed property sales are down.  In fact, they’re dropping like a rock.  The chart above shows national figures.  How are things in our local market? Continue reading

Has your family outgrown your St Charles home?

growing familyDid the new year bring you a new bundle of joy?  Is your family outgrowing your current home?

Now is an excellent time to buy a home in St Charles and there are plenty to choose from.

If you’re looking for a little more space to help make your family more comfortable, why not move up while prices are favorable and interest rates are still low? Continue reading

Declining Home Sales? Dont’ Believe the Hype

Existing home sales dropped in November, just like they do every winter.  Don’t be fooled by headlines about a real estate slow down, or a collapsing market.  That’s just not true.

chicken little

The drop in sales this winter isn’t anywhere close to the drop last year.  In fact, this season is on track to be one of the best winters we’ve seen in a decade! Continue reading

Frustrated Your Home Still Hasn’t Sold?

The reason that your home didn’t sell is that the market thinks your home is overpriced.

Home Hasn't Sold

As an expert in real estate marketing, both online and offline, I would like to offer you a free review of how the following items could increase the market’s perception of the value of your home: Continue reading

Fox Valley Real Estate Starts Year Strong

The Fox Valley real estate market started 2015 strong with over one hundred new listings coming on the market!

fox valley real estate market

One sure sign of consumer confidence in our local real estate market is the number of sellers putting their home on the market this week.  Here’s a breakdown of activity by city; Continue reading

64 Homes Sold in St Charles Last Month! Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale.  The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly.

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home Before Spring

The holiday season is behind us, time to focus on what exciting new experiences 2015 can bring! If you’re planning on becoming a homeowner, or moving up to the home of your dreams in 2015, here are four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting until spring.

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Real Estate Open Houses in the Tri-Cities

Open Houses in the Tri-Cities This Weekend

Open HousesUpdated every 15 minutes…

Are you a serious homebuyer looking for a home now that the holidays are over?  Well bundle up and see some of these open houses in the tri-cities.

Unlike ZillowTrulia and Realtor.com, this list is pulled directly from our local MLS by The Kombrink Lobrillo Team at RE/MAX Great American North and is updated every 15 minutes.  This is the most complete and up-to-date list of open houses in the tri-cities you can find.  If you have questions about any of these homes for sale, or would like to confirm the times, please contact us at (630) 488-3300. Continue reading

Homes For Sale in Renaux Manor, St Charles

Renaux Manor

Built on the west side of St Charles, Illinois through the late 90′s, Renaux Manor offers both single family living and townhouses in a convenient location.  Nearby amenities include disc golf, the neighborhood Renaux Manor Park and a water park as well. Continue reading

The Komrink Lobrillo Team’s Home Buyer Guide Winter 2014

Home Buyer Guide Winter 2014

Home Buyer GuideHave you been wondering if now is a good time to buy a home? The real estate market has surely had its ups and downs over the last few years. The Kombrink Lobrillo Team has put together an easy to read, insightful, eBook to help answer this question. Download your complimentary copy now and find out; Continue reading

The Kombrink Lobrillo Team’s Home Seller Guide Winter 2014

Home Seller Guide

Home Seller Guide Winter 2014Have you been wondering if now is a good time to sell your home? The real estate market has surely had its ups and downs over the last few years. The Kombrink Lobrillo Team has put together an easy to read, insightful, eBook to help answer this question. Download your complimentary copy now to find out; Continue reading

New York Times: Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth

The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, Homeownership and Wealth Creation.” The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment.

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Fox Valley Luxury Home Market Takes Off

luxury homes

Do Fox Valley luxury home buyers know something we don’t?

As we come to the end of 2014 it’s time to look at how the real estate market performed.  This gives us a good indicator of where things are headed.

For this article, we decided to take a look at the change in home sales year-over-year by price point.  While home sales in the Fox Valley were down overall by 4%, there are some price points that experienced a rise in sales. Continue reading

Top 10 Real Estate Markets in the Fox Valley

Top 10 Real Estate Markets in the Fox Valley

With the year quickly winding down, let’s look back and see how local real estate markets performed in the Fox Valley.

When we set out to write this post, the idea was just to rank cities in the Fox Valley by the number of closed sales.  We soon realized however, that doesn’t really provide much insight.  Of course the cities with the most sales would be those with higher populations and more amenities.  We would end up with a list of the tri-cities (St Charles, Geneva and Batavia) ranking at the top. Continue reading

7 Signs that Prove the Real Estate Market is Back!

Real Estate Market is BackDespite the gloom and doom reported in the media…the signs are out there. Step away from the headlines and talk to your local real estate professional. Real Estate is Back!

Over the last few years, existing home sales are up overall. Of course they fluctuate month-to-month and seasonally. New home construction is also on the rise.

Average home prices across the nation have stabilized along with expected appreciation. According to financial experts, not Realtors, the average home in the U.S. is expected to appreciate over 3% each year for the next 5 years. Continue reading

Real Estate Open Houses in the Tri-Cities

Open Houses in the Tri-Cities This Weekend

Open HousesUpdated every 15 minutes…

It’s looking like a fairly cold weekend with weather expected to be in the mid-30′s, bundle up if you want to see some of these open houses in the tri-cities.

Unlike ZillowTrulia and Realtor.com, this list is pulled directly from our local MLS by The Kombrink Lobrillo Team at RE/MAX Great American North and is updated every 15 minutes.  This is the most complete and up-to-date list of open houses in the tri-cities you can find.  If you have questions about any of these homes for sale, or would like to confirm the times, please contact us at (630) 488-3300. Continue reading

33 Homes For Sale in Thornwood, South Elgin

Thornwood, South Elgin

Located on the southwest side of town, the subdivision of Thornwood, South Elgin IL offers a variety of homes, luxury amenities and award-winning schools.

There are currently 33 homes for sale in this neighborhood.  Homes range from $100,000 townhouses all the way up to 4,400 square foot executive homes priced at $695,000. Continue reading

Home Sales Are Up in almost Every Price Range

Home Sales Are Up

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-6%). Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 9.7%. Continue reading

Top 5 Batavia Subdivisions on the Move

Even with the fall real estate market upon us, there are still families out there trying to move on.

If you haven’t already read our 4 More Reasons to Sell Now, the 218 homes on the market in Batavia shows the market is still strong.

Batavia Homes for SaleSo where are the bulk of homes on the market in Batavia?  They center around 5 neighborhoods on both the east and west sides of town.

Without further adieu, here are your Top 5 Batavia Subdivision on the Move…

#5 Cherry Park with 5 homes on the market

#4 Fox Trail  with 5 homes for sale

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4 More Reasons to Sell Now

4 Reasons to Sell NowAs we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family.

1. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing supply just dropped to 5.1 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market. Continue reading

Open Houses in Geneva IL This Weekend

Geneva IL Open HousesGeneva IL Open Houses This Weekend

Updated every 15 minutes…

It’s going to be in the low to mid 40′s this weekend with a pretty good chance of rain.  Make sure to bring your umbrella if you’ll be touring any of these Geneva IL open houses this weekend.

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Find a St Charles Home by Elementary School

Homes for sale in St Charles IL sorted by Elementary School

search homes by schoolOne of the biggest factors when searching for a new family home is the school district.  If you have school-aged children, this is a top priority.

By now, you’ve no doubt scoured the web to find the best school for your children.  Now, it’s time to find a home serviced by that school. Continue reading

13 New Listings in Geneva IL Last Week

13 New Homes Came on the Market in Geneva IL Last Week

New Listings in Geneva ILAt the time of this article, there were 13 new homes on the market in Geneva, IL.

Despite what you may be hearing, now is an excellent time to sell your home!  Savvy home buyers are still out looking and with the cold weather, your competition is dwindling. Continue reading

16 Homes Came on the Market This Week in St Charles

New Homes on The Market This Week in St Charles

New Homes This Week

With home prices on the rise, and interest rates expected to be on the uptick, home buyers are out in force and trying to find something while they can.  Savvy home sellers know that now is still an excellent time to put a home on the market.

As long as your home is in good condition and priced right, you can expect a sale before the holidays.  Find out what your home would sell for in today’s market. Continue reading

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

Buying A Home Before Winter

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting. Continue reading

Aerial Videos: Novelty or Helpful Insight

3809 Grand View Ct, St Charles IL [AERIAL VIDEO]

Aerial PhotographWe’ve noticed Realtors are taking to the skies and having aerial videos shot of homes they have for sale, typically the pricier estates.  So of course we wanted to try it out.

We hired a company called As Seen Above out of Mokena, IL.  They appear to be a recent start-up offering this service to Realtors in the Chicagoland area.  Their prices seemed fair so we jumped on board.  They use a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus system (for all you enthusiasts out there). Continue reading

Paying Rent is NOT a Good Investment

Either Way, You’re Still Paying a Mortgage

paying-rent

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either your mortgage or your landlord’s. Continue reading

A time to give thanks

A time to give thanks

A time to give thanks

At this time of year, we extend our thanks and gratitude for our many blessings as we prepare to enjoy time with family and friends sharing a Thanksgiving feast or enjoying a football game! We count you among our blessings and are grateful for your past business and referrals. Continue reading

14,164 Homes Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

14,164 Homes Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet this fall, maybe it’s not priced properly.

Aerial Subdivision

After all 14,164 houses sold yesterday, 14,164 will sell today and 14,164 will sell tomorrow. 14,164!

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying a Home

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home. Continue reading

St Charles IL Open Houses – October 25th & 26th

St Charles IL Open HousesSt Charles IL Open Houses This Weekend

Updated: Friday, October 24th, 2014

There are 10 St Charles IL Open Houses this weekend.

With weather in the mid-to-upper 60′s and mostly sunny, this is a great weekend to get out and see some of these homes. Continue reading