Category Archives: Real Estate News

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.

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 […]

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

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 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 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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

7 Signs that Prove the Real Estate Market is Back!

Despite 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 […]

Home Sales Are Up in almost Every Price Range

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%.

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. So where are the bulk of homes on the market in Batavia? […]

13 New Listings in Geneva IL Last Week

13 New Homes Came on the Market in Geneva IL Last Week At 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, […]

Aerial Videos: Novelty or Helpful Insight

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