What’s Going On With Geneva IL Real Estate?

BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly

“Must See” St Charles Two Story

Schools Top Criteria for Batavia Home Buyers

Schools Top Criteria for Batavia Home Buyers

Batavia Homebuyers: Now Search by School     One of the top criteria home buyers are considering when purchasing a new home is where their children will go to school.  The Kombrink Lobrillo Team is making this easier for home buyers across Batavia.  You can now search homes for sale based on elementary school boundaries.

Indicators Say “Time to Sell Your Hanover Park Home”

Home Prices Up All Around Glen Ellyn

Elgin New Construction is Booming!

Bloomingdale Ranch Homes Offer Advantages

Bargains to be had with Wheaton Foreclosures

The One Feature Every Country Home Needs

Fido Can Actually Help Sell Your Home

Fido Can Actually Help Sell Your Home

How Pets Can Help You Sell Your Home Not too long ago, pets were considered a serious hindrance to the home-selling process—cuddly companions that should be hidden at all costs. So what caused the change of heart? For one, the ever-growing number of animal lovers—56% of homes now have pets—may have helped turn the tide. […]

Enjoy Ranch Home Living in Bartlett

Enjoy Ranch Home Living in Bartlett

Bartlett IL Ranch Homes For Sale Ranch homes offer numerous advantages to your typical two story.  Aside from the obvious mobility convenience, Bartlett ranch homes for sale have a lot to offer. Floor plans tend to be more open. You won’t find a lot of wasted space in a ranch home. Ranches are easier to heat and cool than their […]

These Batavia Subdivisions Have Too Many Homebuyers

To-Dos: Your March Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your March Home Checklist

Spring is in the air and dust bunnies are under your refrigerator March can be unpredictable when it comes to the weather, but no matter what Mother Nature is doing outside your window, it’s natural to crave a fresh start this time of year. The first official day of spring is March 20, so usher […]

Open Houses This Weekend in St Charles IL

Hampshire IL: A Great Place to Call Home

Hampshire IL: A Great Place to Call Home

Homes For Sale in Hampshire IL to Meet Every Need Photo Credit: Andrew Prickett Rated #16 in the SafeWise 50 Safest Cities in Illinois, Hampshire is an ideal place for your family to call home.  According to latest census reports, more families are settling in Hampshire with the population having grown 123% to approximately 6,000 residents. Why […]

Most Expensive Homes in Bartlett, IL

Most Expensive Homes in Bartlett, IL

Top 3 Luxury Homes For Sale in Bartlett, Illinois There are 286 homes for sale in Bartlett, IL right now.  Ranging in price from $64,900 all the way up to $950,000 there’s a wide variety to suit any home buyer.  Let’s take a look at the high end of the Bartlett real estate market. READ […]

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

Where Are Homes Selling in The Fox Valley?

Where Are Homes Selling in The Fox Valley?

If you live in one of these Fox Valley neighborhoods, you should sell! As we’ve been blogging about for the last several months, conditions are favorable in many Fox Valley neighborhoods to sell your home right now.  Buyers are plentiful and housing inventory is low making for a perfect sellers market.

Spring Home Buying Starts Now

Spring Home Buying Starts Now

Thanks, Punxsutawney Phil! This spring is shaping up to be the busiest housing market we’ve seen since 2006. Now, thanks to America’s favorite rodent, we can predict that this year’s strong spring housing market will start sooner than normal. READ MORE

6 Ways to Cut Costs This Winter

6 Ways to Cut Costs This Winter

These hot tips will help you keep your budget on track (without a total spending freeze). The winter months can be expensive. Beyond holiday shopping, they often encompass travel, big meals, unexpected splurges, and large energy bills. Here are some ways to lower those costs as the temperature drops. READ MORE

Sellers Market for Condos in West Chicago IL

ON THE MOVE: Lincoln Square, Geneva IL

ON THE MOVE: Lincoln Square, Geneva IL

It’s a Seller’s Market in Lincoln Square Home buyers are closing deals in Lincoln Square as there have been 4 closings in just the last three month!  With only 2 active homes for sale, inventory will run out in a little over a month.  What’s this mean to you?  It means if you’ve been thinking […]

Top 10 Luxury Homes in Batavia IL

Top 10 Luxury Homes in Batavia IL

Most Expensive Homes Sold in Batavia IL in 2015 Over 420 homes sold this year in Batavia.  We saw plenty of vacant land, condos, townhomes and single family homes of all price ranges.  However, we all like to peek into the world of extravagance.  So without further adieu, here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Batavia in 2015. […]

Buyers Are Looking For Homes in Windmill Cove

Top 10 Luxury Homes in Geneva IL

Top 10 Luxury Homes in Geneva IL

Most Expensive Homes Sold in Geneva IL in 2015 Over 540 homes sold this year in Geneva.  We saw plenty of vacant land, condos, townhomes and single family homes of all price ranges.  However, we all like to peek into the world of extravagance.  So without further adieu, here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Geneva in […]

Top 10 Luxury Homes in St Charles IL

Top 10 Luxury Homes in St Charles IL

Most Expensive Homes Sold in St Charles IL in 2015 Over 1,000 homes sold this year in St Charles.  We saw plenty of vacant land, condos, townhomes and single family homes of all price ranges.  However, we all like to peek into the world of extravagance.  So without further adieu, here are the Top 10 Most Expensive […]

UPDATE: Homes Over 2000 Sq Ft in North Aurora

UPDATE: Homes For Sale in Charlemagne

UPDATE: Homes For Sale in Charlemagne

Real Estate Update: Charlemagne, St Charles Illinois Homes for sale in Charlemagne of St Charles, Illinois are slowing down as we enter the winter season.  No surprise there, but with buyers still searching this neighborhood it may be a great time to sell.  Let’s take a closer look… READ MORE

21 Easy Christmas Appetizers

Home in Orchard Estates on Premium Lot

Best Time to Sell Townhomes in South Elgin IL

10 Christmas Tree Alternatives

10 Christmas Tree Alternatives

No Room for a Christmas Tree? Even if you love Christmas, that doesn’t mean you love stuffing a huge, bushy, needle-shedding evergreen into your home. Perhaps you just lack the space, or the patience, to hang a bazillion ornaments. Consider these creative alternatives to a traditional tree—they’ll provide the same ambiance without the major upkeep. […]

Prestbury Sugar Grove IL Real Estate Update

10 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home For Winter

10 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home For Winter

Cozy Up Your Own Nest As the days get shorter and shorter it’s too dark to go for an early-evening walk and the hours until bedtime seem to stretch out before us. Here are some ways to enjoy this time by cozying up in your house for the coming cold months — without spending any […]

7 Steps to get your home ready for visitors

Make Over a Room in a Day

Make Over a Room in a Day

20 Easy Home Decorating Ideas With the first snow of the year expected this weekend, you may be trapped inside for a bit.  Make use of your time inside and try some of these decorating ideas.  A little wallpaper, paint, and or colorful accents could make such a big difference in your home. READ MORE

Best Place to Sell a Home in Batavia IL

How To Enjoy Conflict-Free Holiday Visits

How To Enjoy Conflict-Free Holiday Visits

Modern Manners for Conflict-Free Family Visits Where are you supposed to have Grandma sleep when you don’t have a guest room? Who controls the thermostat? Who gets the first shower? And do you have to let your brother bring his dog? Having family come to stay can be both easier (you know what to expect) […]

Home Sellers in Cambridge: Now Is The Time!

5 Tips For First-Time Home Sellers

How to Prepare Your Garden For Winter

How to Prepare Your Garden For Winter

Before the snow starts to fall, this is what you should be doing in your garden. Crisp air, burnt orange leaves, pumpkin spice lattes – we are in the thick of autumn, which puts winter right around the corner. That means it’s time to put finish up your fall planting and start preparing your garden […]

Real Estate in Woodland Hills, Batavia IL

How to Deal With Kitchen Storage Problems

6 Real Estate Lessons from Stephen King

6 Real Estate Lessons from Stephen King

Real Estate Wisdom in the Unlikeliest of Places Real estate wisdom can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Perhaps on the couch, on an unseasonably brisk autumn night, with the lights dimmed and a movie on TV. A scary movie, actually. Yep, that’s right. Stephen King is our real estate spirit guide. Don’t believe […]

10 Things You Must Do Around The House This Fall

10 Things You Must Do Around The House This Fall

Get your home in shape before the real cold weather comes. Autumn is a great time for football, hot apple cider — and preparing your home for the cold weather. While temperatures are still relatively warm and the ground is not yet covered with snow, take advantage of fall to complete some around-the-house projects. These […]

Fall Fun in the Fox Valley

Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home

Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home

If It’s Time To Sell, You’ll Have to Face Your Fears Selling a home is one of the most challenging activities we undertake in life. It’s a huge transaction with financial, emotional and practical implications. Not unlike meeting with your CPA or going to the dentist, the thought of putting your home on the market […]

Fall in the Fox Valley Photo Contest

Michael Jordan’s Plan to Sell His $15M Home

Michael Jordan’s Plan to Sell His $15M Home

Slam Dunk or Foul? Michael Jordan is no quitter, even when it comes to selling his home. So although the NBA legend’s mansion in Highland Park, IL, has been languishing on the market since 2012, he’s back with a bold—and, some say, risky—new game plan. Jordan’s new home-selling strategy? A series of six Hollywood-style videos […]

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving Day Guide from Houzz Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? With so many details to coordinate, guests to host and dishes to cook, having a plan will save headaches and pave the way for a beautiful feast you can really feel grateful for. This breakdown of just what to do and when, from […]

Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night

No, It’s Not a Ghost… Probably You’re just about to drift off to sleep, when suddenly there’s that strange thumping again. Your mind goes wild with the possibilities. Could it be wind? An animal trapped in the walls? Or perhaps a ghost? Here’s a look at what you need to know in order to understand […]

8 Ways to Save Around The House This Fall

Roomy West Chicago Home For Sale

Change of Season, Change of Scenery

Change of Season, Change of Scenery

Fall Into Fabrics It’s natural for a change of season to make you crave a change of scenery. Satisfy your desire for a new look by swapping out your home’s fabric accents for fresh ones in rich autumnal tones. Bring harvest hues indoors with these pillows, throws and poufs from the Houzz Shop, and decorate […]

24 Best Apple Pie Recipes to Make This Fall

4 Tricks to Make a Tiny Bathroom Feel Huge

4 Tricks to Make a Tiny Bathroom Feel Huge

Design Tips For Tiny Bathrooms Making a minuscule bathroom appear practical, tidy, and even a tad stylish is pretty darn impossible, right? Wrong! If you focus on clever storage solutions and go bold with color and accents, you can create a space that’s both functional and stylish without breaking the bank. Or the commode, as […]

Convenient Ranch Home Living in Geneva IL

Luxury Home For Sale in Tanglewood Hills

Fall Landscaping Tips

Fall Landscaping Tips

10 Things Landscapers Do to Their Yards Every Fall Just because winter is coming, it doesn’t mean the yard work’s done. House Beautiful asked a few pro landscapers to give them their to-do list, which you should steal and tackle between now and the end of November. READ MORE

5 Tips When Hiring A House Cleaner

5 Tips When Hiring A House Cleaner

Professional cleaning services are becoming increasingly popular for all of us, who simply can’t or don’t want to find time to clean our houses. This is no wonder, considering the fact that most of us spend years to find the ultimate work-life balance and extra help with home chores will always be more than welcome. […]

Make Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

Make Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

Sarah Richardson’s 6 Essentials for Making Guests Feel Welcome As the holidays draw near, we prepare to gather with friends and family.  Designer Sarah Richardson’s new book, At Home: Sarah Style, is a room-by-room guide to creating a cozy space. Here are her essentials for making guests feel welcome. READ MORE  

End Unit Townhome in Hunters Fields

Over 35 Homes in Tri-Cities Open to Public This Weekend

8 New Homes For Sale This Week in North Aurora

8 New Homes For Sale This Week in North Aurora

Here are the latest homes for sale in North Aurora IL If you’re looking to get the scoop on other home buyers out there, you need to keep your eye on the latest homes for sale. Our team provides you with the most accurate and up-to-date information available!  We show you every home for sale, regardless of […]

FOUND: Perfect family home in St Charles!

Townhome Living in Elburn, Illinois

Townhome Living in Elburn, Illinois

Elburn IL Townhomes for Sale Townhouses offer home ownership without a lot of the hassle or worry of owning a detached home.  Most all Elburn townhomes provide exterior maintenance, lawn care and snow removal.  Some townhomes provide even more benefits making day-to-day life even easier.

Geneva IL Housing Update

Geneva IL Housing Update

Real Estate Market Update for Geneva, Illinois Okay, we’re two-thirds of the way through the year.  Time to start grading the real estate market by looking at some housing stats. Today we’re taking a look at the real estate market in Geneva, IL. The data for this report was compiled from our local MLS on […]

Home Prices in Fox Mill Remain Steady

Home Prices in Fox Mill Remain Steady

Fox Mill, St Charles Home Values Real 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.

Wild Rose French Colonial on Wooded 2-Acre Lot

Enjoy Life in Batavia IL Condos

Enjoy Life in Batavia IL Condos

Batavia 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.

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

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

Real Estate Open Houses in the Fox Valley This Weekend This is a live list of real estate open houses in St Charles, Geneva 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 […]

How Do St Charles Schools Stack Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Do St Charles Schools Stack Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

School 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 […]

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

Homes For Sale in Royal Fox, St Charles

Homes For Sale in Royal Fox, St Charles

Homes For Sale in Royal Fox, St Charles 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.

4100+ Sq Ft St Charles Ranch Home For Sale

School Supply Lists for St Charles, IL

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

Open Houses in the Fox Valley This Weekend

Open Houses in the Fox Valley This Weekend

Real Estate Open Houses in the Fox Valley For the weekend of July 11th & 12th, 2015. This is the most updated list of real estate open houses in St Charles, Geneva 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. […]

State of the St Charles Real Estate Market

Latest Homes for Sale in St Charles

Latest Homes for Sale in St Charles

These St Charles IL Homes Just Listed With 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 […]

Free Home Buyer Guide Summer 2015

Free Home Selling Guide for Summer 2015

Kombrink Lobrillo Team Recognized by Wall Street Journal

COMING SOON: 1560 Persimmon Dr, St Charles IL

The #1 Reason to Buy a Home Right Now

2000+ Sq Ft Townhome For Sale in Kirkwood

Like New Duplex in Copper Springs

NEW TO MARKET: Luxury Tanglewood Hills Home

“Lagging Supply” Leads to Slowdown in Sales

Red Gate Ridge Beauty on 1.25 Lush Acres

End Unit Townhome in Cambridge Lakes

Great Starter Home in Burlington, IL

More Home Buyers Putting Less Down

Where Home Prices Are Headed Over The Next 5 Years?

St Charles Homes For Sale by Elementary School

4BR/3BA Fisher Farms Villas Home For Sale

NEW TO MARKET: 2868 Church Rd, Aurora IL

Free Spring 2015 Home Buyer Guide