Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- July 2010  by Judy Greenberg, Buffalo Grove Realtor How is the Buffalo Grove real estate market doing? If you want my complete answer, we need to meet for coffee.  I'm definately a straight shooter and will give you my opinion on what is happenning in the Buffalo Grove real estate market.  This month I have 8 closings- 4 of them are in Buffalo Grove and due to many factors, mortgage companies on the top of the list- each one of the closings has been pretty stressful.  My Buffalo Grove buyers are loving this real estate market and the unbelievable deals they are getting.  I have recently closed on a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with a basement in Buffalo Grove for less than $300,000.  There are definately great buys and if you move fast and have a realtor...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Are you looking for a great condo with spectacular views?  Look no further- Grove Terrace has a spectacular condo. 400 Dundee unit 404 is currently available and it is everything you could ask for.   Don't wait too long- the price of this gorgeous condo is only $154,900.          The unit has a huge balcony, heated garage space, in unit laundry, large master bedroom suite, with walk in closet, family room with hardwood floors and marble fireplace.  You will fall in love! The assessments inlcude water, clubhouse and pool.  This is not a short sale , just priced as one                     The above post,buffalo Grove Condo- best Buffalo Grove condo available in Grove Terrace was written by Judy Greenberg of the Judy Greenberg Real Estate Group at Coldwell Banker. If you would like more in...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove  Real Estate-  Is your Buffalo Grove Realtor working for you? Are you looking for a full time dedicated and committed  Buffalo Grove Realtor to sell your home?  Buffalo Grove Real Estate- 3 of my Buffalo Grove properties will be closing this month(actually in the next 15 days).  One of homes is located in the Strathmore Grove Subdivision, another townhouse  is located in the Crossings and the third is a condo in the Grove Subdivision.     All of these Buffalo Grove sellers are extremely happy with the real estate services I have provided them...   Staging the home Before listing these homes  I have staged each of the properties with my own accessories at no cost to the client.   In my opinion Staging and uncluttering the home is one of the most important aspects of the sel...
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  Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- June 2010 by Judy Greenberg, Buffalo Grove Realtor   How is the Buffalo Grove real estate market doing? Everywhere I go these days, whether at my son's Buffalo Grove baseballl game,  the grocery store, or walking my dog, aquaintances, past clients, friends and neigbors are asking me the same question, how is the Buffalo Grove Real estate market doing?    If you want my complete answer, we need to meet for coffee.  I'm definately a straight shooter and will give you my opinion on what is happenning in the Buffalo Grove real estate market.  The long and short of it as detailed below is that the Buffalo Grove  Real Estate market, especially the $250,000 to 400,000 priced home is definately holding its own and is even showing nice signs of improvement. ...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
  In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Buffalo Grove, IL  The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Should you have an interest in homes in a selected price range, send me your physical characteristics requirements. I will send complete details on those homes that meet your criteria. Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 104 241 $150,000 - $199,999 85 213 $200,000 - $249,999 66 233 $250,000 - $299,999 64 148 $300,000 - $349,999 50 198 $350,000 - $399,999 33 140 $400,000 - $449,999 14 59 $450,000 - $499,999 9 194 $500,000 - $549,999 8 260 $550,000 - $599,999 13 125 $600,000 - $699,999 15 131 $700,000 - $799,999 4 103 $...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Buffalo Grove Condo for Sale! Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | 847-465-3638 685 Grove Dr #102, Buffalo Grove, IL Great 3 bedroom 2 bath condo in Buffalo Grove 3BR/2BA Condo offered at $124,900 Year Built 1979 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Great 3 bedroom condo located in fireside terrace of Buffalo Grove. The unit has been updated throughout with a newer bathroom and new windows. The kitchen has been recently updated with countertops & floors. This unit comes with storage and has tons of closet space. It is one of the best locations in the development. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Tile floor - Living room - Dining room - Dis...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Strathmore Subdivision in Lake County is a wonderful area in Buffalo Grove that is perfect for the new homebuyer, the moveup buyer as well as a retiree choosing a ranch style house.    Prices in the Strathmore Subdivision range from $250,000 to almost $500,000 for an updated 4 bedroom home with a basement.  Residents of  Strathmore Subdivision in Buffalo Grove attend Willow Grove Kindergarten, Ivy Hall Elementary, and Twin Groves Middle School in District 96.   The high schools students  attend Stevenson High School in District 125.    The above analysis of homes that have either sold or under contract in the Strathmore Subdivision without a basement are as follows.  e In todays Buffalo Grove's real estate market the sellers have to be extremely cognizant of the competition.  It is the ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Rarely Available Home for Sale in Buffalo Grove's Highland Grove Subdivision Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | (847) 465-3638 671 Pinehurst Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 4 BD, 3BA Bufflalo Grove Home for Sale 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $407,000 Year Built 1980 Sq Footage 2,757 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 8,342 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Rarely available home in Buffalo Grove’s desirable Highland Grove subdivision. Located across the street from a beautiful children’s park and bike paths. This home is situated on a corner lot with professional landscaping, a private backyard with an aggregate patio, a new roof, new gutter, and new fascia and trim. The recently painted interior feat...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
It is important as a Buffalo Grove Realtor to stay on top of what is going on in the Buffalo Grove Real Estate market.  Every month I provide a detailed report to all of my clients so they can see the change in the market over a three month period.  The Hedwick Wagner Report is also a great tool to use when showing new clients what they should expect when listing their home in todays market.  For more information on what is going on in Buffalo Grove or to view the full market report check out my blog "Buffalo Grove Home Sales: Housing Market Report June 2010!"  
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
The latest report from the Northwest Realtor Association regarding the Buffalo Grove Home Sales through May is looking good. Sales are up from 2009 and so is the number of homes that were sold in Buffalo Grove this year. In 2009 we had 54 single family homes sold through May and this year we have 89 single family homes sold through May. That is an increase of 64.8%. The average sales price has gone up 2.3% from $339,323 to $347,062 as well. Most of the surround area’s are still in declining numbers so although this is a small increase in pricing, it is a major factor as to why people still favor Buffalo Grove when searching for a new home. Buffalo Grove Home Sales are Recovering! When working with buyers the one constant comment that always comes up is the School District in Buffalo Gro...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Fireworks and 4th of July Activities in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove and Vernon Hills Promise Patriotic Fun for All So, you've looked in the newspaper and checked online for the fireworks schedules for Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills and Long Grove (click here for a complete listing).  Now, what are you going to do with the rest of the day?  Luckily for those of us that live in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, the fireworks are just the cherry on top of a great day of activities.  We're here to give you some ideas for a  great 4th of July. Morning Activities What could be more patriotic than a good, old-fashioned 4th of July parade.  The Vernon Hills' 4th of July parade steps off at 9:00am at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive, just south of Highway 60 and will follow a parade route south t...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Fireworks in Buffalo Grove for the 4th of July and Live Music…. Who could ask for more? Sunday, July 4th at 7pm, the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will kick off a live concert at the Rotary Village Green for the Buffalo Grove Independence Day celebration followed by Fireworks at 9:15p.m. For two hours the band will play contemporary music, including Broadway, pop and jazz and classical music. The BG singers will accompany the full range band, they are very impressive and great for your family’s enjoyment. Pack up your picnic basket, grab your blanket and your chairs and come out to enjoy the Buffalo Grove Festivities. Don’t forget your radio and tune into 88.1FM, the village has put together a compilation of music that compliments the firework show. The Buffalo Grove Fireworks can also b...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Food, Fun and Festivals in Buffalo Grove and Long Grove This Weekend. Strawberries, strawberries, strawberries!  I love this time of year when the local strawberries are ready for harvest.  This weekend in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, there are two events going on, each which feature this seasonal, delicious treat.  The Long Grove Strawberry Festival, which runs Friday, June 25th though Sunday, June 27th, features entertainment, shopping and all things strawberries.  On Sunday, June 27th, the long awaited Buffalo Grove Farmer's Market opens for the first time.  No matter which event you attend (and I highly suggest you try and get to both) you're sure to have a deliciously sweet experience. Long Grove Strawberry Festival If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you will love the Lo...
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By Jennie Spallone
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
As a veteran Pita Inn patron, I noted the opening of Pita City, 161 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove with a yawn. Why did we need a similar restaurant in the neighborhood? The Pita Inn is a quality staple in the community, whether one is seeking falafel or Shawarma. And their prices are affordable for all. Jackie, a Beth Am member, told me she'd eaten at the Buffalo Grove Mediterranean cuisine restaurant and didn't like the food. "The chickpeas were flat instead of round and that was "really weird." Yet Vanessa, my 18-year-old middle daughter -- and a very picky eater at that -- raved about Pita City's chicken kabobs! Attempting to maintain an open mind, I brought my husband to Pita City last night. The new storefront had just opened and a side of the restaurant wall was still covered with ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Many potential home buyers in Buffalo Grove are not qualifying for a loan due to the fact that the home value is not there. Bank foreclosures are putting more distressed inventory on the market and making it harder for appraisers to justify the Sold home comparables in Buffalo Grove. If the appraisal is too low, the buyers may not be able to borrow enough money to close on their Buffalo Grove Home purchase. Here are several steps to consider: Check the Appraisal for Mistakes: Make sure the property dimensions are correct and be sure to attach a plat of survey and a floor plan if available for the Appraiser. Look at the comparable properties that the appraiser used and make sure that they are correct. If the appraisal indicates that one of the comparables has a finished basement and it ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
I typically do not post an article  from the media however this one could affect many Buffalo Grove Home Sellers. There are quite a few Short Sales in Buffalo Grove and I also have one under contract. Unfortunately due to the issues that we have with our Banking Institutions they just can not seem to make a decision in less then four or more months and GMAC is one of them. It appears that the lenders would rather Foreclose then help out their clients Save their Credit. It looks like Congress may agree with my thoughts, so do read this article below. (Reuters) - The Senate voted on Wednesday to give home buyers another three months to settle on their contracts and take advantage of a popular tax credit that sparked a rush of activity in the housing market. The Senate, with a vote of 60-...
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Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- May 2010 by Judy Greenberg, Buffalo Grove Realtor How is the Buffalo Grove real estate market doing? Everywhere I go these days, whether at my child's volleyball game,  my social  bowling league on Saturday night or walking my dog, people are asking me the same question, how is the Buffalo Grove Real estate market doing?    If you  want my complete answer, we need to meet for lunch.  I'm definately a straight shooter and will give you the  411 on what is happenning in the Buffalo Grove real estate market.  The long and short of it is that on paper, the Buffalo Grove  Real Estate market, especially the $250,000 to 400,000 priced home is definately holding its own and  is even showing nice signs of improvement.    However, if you talk to a  frustrated ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Buffalo Grove Events for Summer Fun! Symphonic Band Summer Concert Music makes the world go round. Don’t miss the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band tomorrow June 15th at 7:00pm. The event is located at Willow Stream Park in Buffalo Grove and features The Buffalo Grove Jazz Band. They will perform their first full concert at Lawn Chair Lyrics, where they will play charts of the greats ranging from Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, all the way to Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson. The concert is free, so pack up your lawn chairs and coolers and come join this great Buffalo Grove Event in the Park. For more information you can call 847-459-2517.   The Farmers Market is Coming to Buffalo Grove Everyone loves fresh produce and homemade food items. Summer is the time for Fresh Corn, Fresh Fru...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Each year, Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced placement college-level courses and tests. Newsweek ranked Stevenson High School as #167 in the United States and #3 in  Illinois!  Yea Stevenson High School! Adlai E. Stevenson High School (AESHS), commonly called Stevenson High School (SHS), is a public four-year high school located near the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Half Day Road in Lincolnshire, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. During the 1986-87, 1990-91, 1997-98 and 2001-02 school years, Stevenson High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.   Are you looking fo...
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Just move in! Fabulous townhouse in Buffalo Grove's Hidden Lake! Brand new carpeting and fresh paint throughout the home. This beauty boasts a new granite eat-in kitchen with hickory cabinets, hardwood floors, and General Electric stainless steel appliances. The dining area has a custom ceramic inlay. The living room has a dramatic 2 story entry with a custom gas log fireplace, skylights all leading to the large deck outside! Newer systems and windows make this the ultimate low maintenance and move in ready home! You even get a two car garage, and are walking distance to the pool! Just in time for summer!!   985 Hidden Lake's School Info! Tripp Elementary School :located right off Highland Grove Road at 850 Highland Grove Road in the heart of the subdivision. Aptakisic Junior High Schoo...
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