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.
Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED
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
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
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
St Charles Townhome For Sale
Over 35 Homes in Tri-Cities Open to Public This Weekend
Real Estate Open Houses in the Tri-Cities Plentiful This Weekend Searching for a home in the Fox Valley? Take a peek at over 35 homes in St Charles, Geneva and Batavia, Illinois scheduled to have a real estate open house this weekend!
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!
Spectacular barely describes this .8-acre wooded lot in the Windings!
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
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
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
Stunning 5BR/3.2BA Home Backing to Ferson Creek 3N939 Wild Rose Rd St Charles, Illinois Asking $639,900 MLS# 09024616 5BR/3.2BA French Colonial Wild Rose Subdivision
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
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]
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
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 […]
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
St Charles IL Ranch Home with 4BR/4BA
School Supply Lists for St Charles, IL
2015-2016 St Charles School Supply Lists
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 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Complete Details $ 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 […]
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
Real Estate Market Update for St Charles, IL
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
Complimentary eBook: Home Buyer Guide
Free Home Selling Guide for Summer 2015
The Kombrink Lobrillo Team’s Home Seller Guide
Kombrink Lobrillo Team Recognized by Wall Street Journal
The Kombrink Lobrillo Team in St Charles Ranks 96th in Nation!
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NEW LISTING IN PERSIMMON WOODS
The #1 Reason to Buy a Home Right Now
People often ask whether they should buy a home now or wait. Recently released data suggests that waiting may not make sense as prices seem to again be on the rise. Let’s take a look at some of the data and commentary on the subject:
2000+ Sq Ft Townhome For Sale in Kirkwood
1501 Kirkwood Dr, Geneva Illinois
Like New Duplex in Copper Springs
3112 Kyra Ln, Elgin Illinois