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6N547 Promontory Ct, St Charles IL
Hyper-Local Look at the St Charles Real Estate Market
Location, location, location. Let’s drill down into the St Charles market and look at supply and demand.
530 Lynn Ave, Sycamore IL
Updated Ranch Home in Somonauk Meadows 530 Lynn Ave, Sycamore Illinois 5BR/3BA Ranch Home offered at $199,900
Spring Real Estate Market Comes Early
Conventional wisdom needs to change this year when it comes to the buying and selling real estate.
10026 Ashley Ct, Huntley IL
Impeccable Former Model Home 10026 Ashley Ct, Huntley Illinios 3BR/2.1BA Two Story priced at $239,900
5N674 Cochise Dr, Lily Lake IL
Updated Raised Ranch on Over an Acre 3BR/2BA raised ranch home priced at $199,900 View complete details here.
409 Brockton Ave, Elgin IL
Immaculate Home in Providence 4BR/2.1BA Two Story offered at $349,900 View complete details here.
259 Hill Ave, Bartlett IL
Fabulous Raised Ranch in Brookfarm 3BR/2BA Raised Ranch priced at $229,900 View complete details here.
3137 St Michel Ln, St Charles IL
Affordable & Spacious Townhome Living 2BR/2.1BA townhome priced at $219,900 View complete details here.
2001 Red Haw Ln, St Charles IL
Updated Colonial in St Charles North Schools 4BR/3.1BA Colonial Home offered at $399,900 View complete details here.
2650 Danford Way, Geneva IL
Over 2,300 Sq Ft of Living Space 5BR/2.1BA Colonial priced at $334,900 View complete details here.
3 Tips to Make Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]
Dwindling Foreclosures Raise Home Prices
Foreclosures are falling as home prices rise The number of bank-owned properties on the market has dropped 31.1% year-over-year. Illinois is right in line with a 29.7% decrease in foreclosures. Does this have a correlation with rising home prices?
1108 Cedar Ave, Elgin IL
Unbelievable Deal on this All Brick Ranch 3BR/2.1BA ranch home offered at $229,900 View complete details here.
1004 S Oak Creek Dr, Genoa IL
Updated Home in Oak Creek Estates of Genoa 3BR/2BA Split Level Home offered at $174,900 View complete details here.
Low Housing Inventory Raising Prices in Chicagoland
Home sellers seeing higher prices as availability remains low The Chicagoland real estate market has been seeing declining inventory since the start of the year. Currently, there is a 4.1 month supply of housing. Anything between 3-6 months would be considered stable and we’re right at the low end of that.
720 Hawthorne Ln, Genoa IL
Genoa IL Duplex For Sale 720 Hawthorne Ln, Genoa Illinois 3BR/2BA Duplex in Willow Glen Asking $129,900
Make Your Next Move to Renaux Manor of St Charles
Excellent opportunity in Renaux Manor of St Charles NEW TO MARKET: 151 Renaux Blvd, St Charles IL
All Brick Ranch Home in Batavia on 1.6 Acres
Batavia Ranch Home Just Listed 4BR/3.1BA all brick ranch home for sale in the Heritage West subdivision of Batavia, Illinois.
Top 10 Luxury Homes in St Charles
Among the tri-cities of Batavia, Geneva and St Charles, Illinois, luxury living abounds! St Charles alone offers over 50 homes for sale priced above $1,000,000. Everyone likes sneaking a peek at how the other half lives. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 luxury homes for sale right now in St Charles.
Housing Market Minute for St Charles [VIDEO]
Curious about home prices in St Charles? The following video sums up the St Charles IL real estate market in under a minute.
Fox Valley Real Estate Review November 2016
Real Estate Indicators for the Fox Valley Market Thanks to continuing high employment rates and low mortgage rates, the Fox Valley has enjoyed a comfortable pace this year. Market acceleration has been dampened though due to a decline in housing inventory. Unfortunately, there’s not much indication this inventory shortage will resolve itself in the near future.
Housing Market Minute for Naperville [VIDEO]
Curious about home prices in Naperville? The following video sums up the Naperville IL real estate market in under a minute.
FOR SALE: 3S273 Blackthorn Ln, Warrenville
FOR SALE: 221 Wilcox Dr, Bartlett
Bloomingdale Home Prices See 4.3% Gain in October
Housing Market Minute for Geneva [VIDEO]
Curious about home prices in Geneva? The following video sums up the Geneva IL real estate market in under a minute.
What to Expect When Home Inspecting
So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid for the home, ask the sellers to […]
Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market.
Do You Know the Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home today (30%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your […]
NEW TO MARKET: 127 Biarritz Ct, Bloomingdale IL
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. Here are five reasons why you should […]
JUST SOLD: 2502 Majestic Oaks Ln, St Charles
Another St Charles Home Just Sold! This could effect the price of your St Charles home. Every time a home sells, it has an impact on surrounding properties. This could be favorable, or not so favorable. Either way, your home’s value is directly effected.
St Charles Housing Market Stable
School has begun and summer is coming to an end. This typically brings a slowdown to the local real estate market. St Charles, however, still has home buyers and the seller inventory to meet demand.
Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
Batavia is ripe for home sellers
Time to sell your Batavia home! Thinking of selling your Batavia home? Current market conditions make now the time!
Over 20 St Charles Open Houses This Weekend
St Charles IL Open Houses This Weekend Updated every 15 minutes… With some cooler weather forecast for this weekend, why not head out to some of these St Charles IL open houses.
Win $600 in our July Dream Sweeps!
We’re giving away $600 in Gift Cards Ideal to use on new decor, home improvement projects, or a special purchase this Summer!
What’s Going On With Geneva IL Real Estate?
Current Geneva IL Real Estate Market Update Geneva IL real estate is starting to stabilize and promise good things for both home buyers and sellers.
BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?
Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.
Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.
“Must See” St Charles Two Story
Eye-Catching Curb Appeal Draws You This 4BR/3.1BA home in Hunters Fields of St Charles is sure to please!
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”
Hanover Park Homeowners: It’s Time to Sell! If you’ve been considering putting your Hanover Park home on the market, the time is NOW! Looking at several key indicators in our local real estate market, everything is working in your favor.
Home Prices Up All Around Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn Home Prices On The Rise Home prices throughout Glen Ellyn are up over last year. Some neighborhoods fare better than others. Here’s a quick peek at some popular areas in town.
Elgin New Construction is Booming!
The building boom has begun again in Elgin All across Elgin we can hear the hammers and saws…
Bloomingdale Ranch Homes Offer Advantages
Bloomingdale Ranch Homes For Sale Ranch homes offer numerous advantages to your typical two story. Aside from the obvious mobility convenience for seniors, Bloomingdale ranch homes for sale have a lot to offer.
Bargains to be had with Wheaton Foreclosures
Foreclosures in Wheaton IL While distressed sales are down over much of the Chicago suburbs, there are still some great bargains out there to be had on these bank owned homes.
The One Feature Every Country Home Needs
Check out these 21 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Barn Doors Into Your Home from CountryLiving.com.
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
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
Not Enough Homes For Sale in These Batavia Neighborhoods The winter months did NOT slow down homebuyers in Batavia, IL! Sales have been brisk and now certain subdivisions are running out of inventory. Home sellers in Batavia need to get their home on the market now to take advantage!
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
St Charles IL Open Houses This Weekend Updated every 15 minutes… With mild weather forecast for this weekend, why note throw on a spring jacket and head out to some of these St Charles IL open houses.
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
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!
Price Appreciation = Good News For Homeowners If you’re one of the many Americans who are unsure how much equity you have built in your home, don’t let that be the reason you fail to move on to your dream home in 2016! We can help you evaluate your situation and assist you along the way! READ […]
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
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
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
Time is Right to Sell Your West Chicago IL Condo Housing inventory across Kane and Dupage counties is down. Home buyers, however, are still out in force. READ MORE
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
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
It’s a Seller’s Market in Windmill Cove, Batavia Do you own a home in Batavia’s Windmill Cove neighborhood? We’re seeing some big upside potential for home sellers in this area.
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
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
Market Update: North Aurora IL 2000+ Sq Ft Homes Homes over 2000 Sq Ft in North Aurora account for 77% of active listings. In the last 6 months, 54% of homes sold in North Aurora were over 2,000 square feet. Let’s take a look at this specific portion of the real estate market.
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
Appetizers for a Deliciously Festive Feast Fair warning: They’re so tasty, your guests might fill up before your big dinner is even ready. Check out these 21 Easy Christmas Appetizers by the folks at House Beautiful. READ MORE
Home in Orchard Estates on Premium Lot
Orchard Estates North Aurora IL Dream Location Spacious and open 4BR/2.1BA home for sale in Orchard Estates on premium fenced cul-de-sac lot backing to nature preserve and shimmering pond.
Best Time to Sell Townhomes in South Elgin IL
Townhomes in South Elgin IL Market Trends Things are looking up for owners of townhomes in South Elgin IL! We’ve put together an overview of real estate market trends and all signs are pointing to now being the best time to sell. READ MORE
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
Market Conditions in Prestbury Sugar Grove IL The Prestbury Sugar Grove IL real estate market has been quite active this past year. We’ve put together an overview of home sales, prices and conditions for your neighborhood. READ MORE
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
Your Checklist for Quick Houseguest Prep Have only a little time before your guests are due to arrive? Check these seven must-dos off your list and you can be sure you haven’t forgotten something in the mad rush to get ready. And if you do find yourself with a bit of extra time, pick from […]
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
Thinking of selling your Braeburn home? Now is the time… If you own a home in the Braeburn subdivision of Batavia, NOW is the time to sell! Real estate trends in your neighborhood have never been more favorable and the chances of a quick, successful sale are high.
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!
Conditions Are Ripe For A Home Sale in the Cambridge Subdivision of St Charles If you own a home in the Cambridge subdivision of St Charles, NOW is the time to sell! Real estate trends in your neighborhood have never been more favorable and the chances of a quick, successful sale are high.
5 Tips For First-Time Home Sellers
Selling a home is nothing like buying one. Whether you purchased your home four years ago or 40, selling for the first time can be tricky. Here are some important points to consider when you list your home for sale. READ MORE
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
Woodland Hills Housing Market Update Homeowners in the Woodland Hills subdivision of Batavia, Illinois have a lot to be happy about! The opportunity for a successful home sale is highly likely right now as current housing statistics are very favorable.
How to Deal With Kitchen Storage Problems
12 Ways to Deal With Annoying Kitchen Storage View this photo gallery from House Beautiful and never fight with a pile of unwieldy pots again! VIEW GALLERY
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
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
Things to do this weekend in the Fox Valley The trees are bursting with color, the air is crisp and the weekend is full of fun activities so get out there and enjoy what’s on tap in St Charles and Geneva this weekend!
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
Showcase Fall in the Fox Valley Halloween is upon us, the leaves are falling and we want to see what you find most eye-catching about this time of year!
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
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
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
How to Save Money Around The House This Fall The leaves may be falling, but your bank account balance doesn’t have to do the same. READ MORE
Roomy West Chicago Home For Sale
A Lot More Home Than Meets The Eye
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
Crazy-Good Homemade Apple Pie Recipes It’s apple season! Make your best-ever homemade apple pie with one of our classic-with-a-twist recipes. READ MORE
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
Geneva IL Ranch Home on Quiet Cul-de-sac Lot
Luxury Home For Sale in Tanglewood Hills
Batavia Home on Landscaped Lot Sure To Please!
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