Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Today I had two different clients call me from my Long Grove Marketing online and are looking for a Long Grove Home that is available as rent to own. This is not a new term for most agents in the Long Grove Area; however it is becoming more common for potential buyers today. So why a buyer would want to do a rent to own contract, and is this beneficial to a Long Grove Seller? Rent to Own Properties in Long Grove Illinois Today’s buyers do not necessarily have the same criteria as our buyers in the past. Some of our buyers are more cautious now and do not want to invest their money in a declining market. Both of my Long Grove clients have other criteria. One of the buyers has money invested overseas and he is a transferee and would not be able to close until the end of the year. The sec...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
There are many things to take into consideration when you are looking to put Vernon Hills Home on the market. Make sure you get all of the facts regarding the Vernon Hills Real Estate Market from an experienced Vernon Hills Agent and Price it correctly. The next step to a successful sale is to Stage your home by a qualified professional. In today’s Real Estate Market selling your home is just like being in a beauty contest and a price war all together. The home that shows great and is priced to sell, wins the buyer! We always provide a FREE Home Staging Consultation to our Vernon Hills Home Sellers. Small changes can make a huge difference such as moving out furniture to make a room look larger, or pulling back drapes to let more light in the room. Today’s buyers are not interested in ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate- 2 more of my Buffalo Grove homes closed this week.  Both of these Buffalo Grove sellers were extremely happy with the real estate services I provided them...  The first Buffalo Grove property, 1 Burnt Ember in Strathmore Subdivision closed for $295,000 and the second, 1321 Bristol in the Crossings Subdivision in Buffalo Grove closed for $238,500.  I would like to share some of my real estate strategies in closing these 2  homes in Buffalo Grove and my other listings in Buffalo Grove and  the surrounding suburbs.  My mantra is to get my sellers the most amount of money for their home in the least amount of time..    Strategy 1 How to choose the best Buffalo Grove realtor for you Strategy 2  Real estate Marketing 101 the good ole fashion way Strategy 3  Why you ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
What a wonderful Buffalo Grove Home located at 1314 Madison, Buffalo Grove, IL in the Old Farm Village Subdivision. The Sharron Kelley Team SOLD this home in less than two weeks. Old Farm Village Subdivision is located east of Buffalo Grove Road and North of Deerfield Parkway. Old Farm Village is one of the most popular subdivisions in Buffalo Grove, not only does it include Single Family Homes, it also includes Townhouses. Old Farm Village features walking paths and parks, it is close to the metra train station, great amenities, schools and feeds into the nationally recognized Adlei E. Stevenson High School. Click here to view Home For Sale in Old Farm Village of Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove Schools Buffalo Grove offers a great system for daycare and education for working parents star...
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By Andee Hausman
(RE/MAX Experts)
With summer officially upon us, many homeowners will be confronted with rising electric bills as fans and air conditioners kick into high gear in an effort to keep cool. Demand for electricity can also increase if you have house guests or children home for the summer. As a member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I have access to lots of great ideas for planning ahead to control energy costs this summer. The following tips are from the experts at Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G): Use ceiling fans in the counter-clockwise direction to create a wind-chill effect, making you feel cooler. Also, whole-house fans that bring in cooler night-time air can pre-cool a house and reduce energy use in the daytime if heat is kept out by closing windows and shades. Install a programm...
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Air conditioner repair and maintenance in Buffalo Grove, Il.   Welcome summer! One of the most important things that you can do to minimize repair problems with your air conditioner, is to have it serviced before it's 90 degrees out! Servicing air conditioners can be set up in a couple different ways. One way is to call a local hvac company to come out and service it. It's usually a hour process that involves cleaning of the condenser unit, checking the refrigerant, and other parts that may be on the verge of warring out.   A better way to approach the repair and maintenance of the air conditioner, and for that matter, your furnace, is to have a preventative maintenance agreement with a reputable heating and cooling company. This service provides you with a spring check up on your air c...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate  How to find the choose the best Buffalo Grove Realtor for you? •1.     Choose an Buffalo Grove realtor who can be found on the internet.  - 85% of the consumers start their home search on the internet. Google Buffalo Grove Realtor ...This is a snapshot of the first page of Google ...  I spend a considerable amount of time  trying to keep my website on the first page of google so that you can find me to list your home and others can find me to buy your home... •2.     Choose a Buffalo Grove Realtor that best suits your personality! By sitting down face to face with a Buffalo Grove prospective agent, you can really gauge how well the dynamic between the two of you works. It is incredibly important to choose a Buffalo Grove realtor who makes you feel exrtremely c...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
This is my first post in my New Series regarding Foreclosed and Short Sale Homes in the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois. The Foreclosure Market in the Buffalo Grove area is about to become more active in the coming months and the opportunity is going to be available for savvy buyers. I know many people that are actively working with the lending institutions and have information prior to these Buffalo Grove Homes coming on the market. The first thing you want to know is how to understand the Foreclosure Market which is different than the Short Sale Market. Foreclosures Verses Short Sales A Foreclosure is the legal process by which an owner's right to a property is terminated, usually due to default. Typically it involves a forced sale of the property at public auction or the bank will lis...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Stevenson Highschool has finally changed their graduation venue to the Sears Centre Arena this year.  This is great news for everyone.  The parking will be much better, the seating will be much better, the weather will not be an issue.  Hopefully this is a win win for everyone.  Congratulations to all the graduates!  If you do have a Stevenson Highschool grad( I do and I am so proud of him)  you need to inform your son or daugher that attendance at the rehearsal is MANDATORY for seniors participating in the Commencement ceremony.  Rehearsal for the graduation will be held at Stevenson High School on Thursday, June 3 in the SHS Field House.  Students should arrive in the Field House between 7:30-8:30 a.m.  A light breakfast will be served.  Generally, there will be no exceptions to the r...
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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 Realtor Closes on Gorgeous Home in Meadowbrook Subdivision SOLD! www.2210LitchfieldLane.com Buffalo Grove Realtor Sharron Kelley closed on this gorgeous home on Tuesday. This home sold quickly in less than 30 days. From start to finsh the Sharron Kelley Team gets homes sold! We get the job done quick, easy, and we help you every step of the way. Contact Sharron or a member of her team today! 847-465-3638 This House is Absolutely Gorgeous it Has Been Totally Redone From Wall to Wall & Ceiling to Floor! The House Features All New Doors, New Wood Blinds, New Wood 3/4" Oak Wood Floors Throughout the Entire House Excluding the Entry and Kitchen Which Features Great New Porcelain Tile. Every Room is Painted with a Custom Touch. The Owner Paid Attention to the Fine Details of Thi...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
What It Takes to Sell Your Buffalo Grove Home! There are many factors that you need to take into consideration when you are looking to sell your Home in Buffalo Grove. Getting the facts regarding the Buffalo Grove Real Estate Market is the first step to Pricing your home right, and Staging your home to Sell is the next step. Your home needs to finish in the top 3 choices of the buyers that are looking and the competition is stiff. I always provide a FREE consultation with a Professional Stager to all of our Home Sellers in Buffalo Grove. Small things can make a big difference, such as moving out furniture that makes a room look cluttered, or simply rearranging furniture to make a room look larger. Simply pulling back drapes for more light in a room, removing old wall paper, adding fresh...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove is a great place to live, go to school, play and work. Buffalo Grove is often nationally ranked as one of the top communities to live in. I hope you will enjoy My next series of posts which will discuss what different amounts of money will buy you in Buffalo Grove. I get many calls from potential buyers wanting to buy in Buffalo Grove  but expect me to find them the  sun, the moon and the stars   I'm good but I'm human For less than $250,000 you have many choices as a buyer in today's market.  Whether you are looking for a Buffalo Grove single family home, a spacious updated townhome or a 3 bedroom 2 bath Condo, there are many options  Here are my favorites! Buffalo Grove Townhome  $209,900 in the Crossing Subdivision Beautiful 3 bedroom townhome in the Crossings featuring...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate- Can't sell your Buffalo Grove home?  Judy Greenberg, Buffalo Grove realtor uses some good ole fashion marketing strategies.  With the number of  Buffalo Grove sellers on the market, compared to the number of buyer-its no wonder that its hard to sell a home these days.  I have been successful this year using the simple strategy learned in my Marketing 101 class at the University of Illinois in Urbana.  Please don't ask me how many years ago!  Instead of relying solely on email and the internet and other social networking arenas, maybe its time to  pick up the phone and actually network with other real estate colleagues.  Yes that's right, I'm referring to  good ole fashion human interaction!   It worked for me,on my last 3 closings!- maybe it can work for you. ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Guide to Northwest Suburban Events, Memorial Day Services Brought to You by the Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker of Buffalo Grove Barrington Memorial Day Parade, begins at Cook, Park and Station streets, Barrington: Procession begins 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 25, and proceeds to Evergreen Cemetery, where there will be a short service and performances by the Barrington High School band and Barrington Children's Choir. Conducted by the VFW and American Legion. Buffalo Grove Memorial Day Ceremony, at Knopf Cemetery on Arlington Heights Road, north of Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. 11 a.m. Monday, Monday 25. Grayslake Memorial Day Parade, begins at Grayslake Central High School, Lake Street, and ends at Memorial Park on Monday, May 25. Lineup at 9 a.m. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Libertyvi...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
What is Going On in the Buffalo Grove Real Estate Market?  Over the past several months we have had a surge in home sales in Buffalo Grove.  Many of the Buffalo Grove buyers were first time home buyers and were taking advantage of the Tax Credit that was offered.  In checking with the lenders and other Buffalo Grove Realtors, home sales in Buffalo Grove have fallen off quite a bit due to the end of the credit.   Over the next several weeks, we also have the Memorial Day Weekend and School graduations so that is also a quiet time in the Buffalo Grove Real Estate market.   The Good News to Buffalo Grove Home Owners is that the morning news just said that due to the European Financial Crisis,  investors are now putting money back into our markets and interest rates are expected to go down ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
What Makes Buffalo Grove Real Estate Strong? This contemporary custom Buffalo Grove Home at 1923 Sheridan Road in Rolling Hills SOLD in less than 60 days. Out of 9 Buffalo Grove Rolling Hills homes that have sold in 12 month, we were happy to sell the 2nd highest priced home in the Rolling Hills subdivision and the 2nd highest price home in all of Buffalo Grove. Rolling Hills is a wonderful subdivision of Buffalo Grove that was developed in the early 1990's and home owners are proud to live there. It is located west of Buffalo Grove Road and North of Aptakisic Road. The neighborhood is lush with trees and beautiful landscaping, sidewalks and walking paths as well a lovely park for the kids. Rolling Hills is close to restaurants, shopping, expressways and feeds into great Buffalo Grove S...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- April 2010 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.    I can finally be optimistic and report that the Buffalo Grove Real estate market is improving!  How exciting!  The below analysis  indicates that the number of  Buffalo Grove Real estate sales have  almost doubled and Buffalo Grove real estate prices, have even increased,   In 2009 the median Buffalo Grove selling price was $285,000 and in 2010 the median Buffalo Grove selling price was $295,000. Although it is only a little increase, it is an increase.  Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- First four months of 2010   Bu...
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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 Realtor Sharron Kelley Lists Stunning Home for Sale in Canterbury Fields Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | 847-465-3638 2860 Daulton Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL Great Rarely Available Expanded Ethan Allen Model Home Located in Canterbury Fields of Buffalo Grove. 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $549,000 Year Built 1991 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 15,245 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This Home Features a Lovely Brick Front and Extensive Landscaping. The Exterior Has a Large Back Yard with a Great Deck and a Screened in Porch and a Sprinkler System. Inside the Entry is Two Stories with Marble Flooring With Entries into the Living Room, Family Room and Office. T...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Finding fun, rainy-day activities for kids in Buffalo Grove during June is as easy as looking around the corner. Things to do In Buffalo Grove for Children The signs are all there.  The kids are getting restless, the weather is getting warmer and the bulletin boards are all coming down in the classroom.  This can only mean one thing - summertime in Buffalo Grove, IL.   For most parents in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, the most pressing question on their minds is "What am I going to do with the kids before camp starts?"  It's easy to send the kids outside or to the pool on a nice day, but what do you do if Buffalo Grove when it rains?  Before you drive yourself crazy from watching eight straight hours of the Disney Chanel, give some of these activities in Buffalo Grove  a try: Bowling -...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
Low Priced, Discounted Homes and Properties In Buffalo Grove Illinois If you are looking for low priced, discounted homes in the Buffalo Grove area - you can find them right here... Feel free to try out our Iphone / Blackberry etc. cell phone application which we provide to you at no cost - so that you can search Chicago area homes when you are on-the-go. It works on other varieties of phones such as those made by Samsung, Motorola (Droid), Nokia, LG, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. You can simply hit one button wherever you are - and homes that are for sale nearby - pop up on your phone's screen as little blue or red icons.   You can see price, specifications, and the pictures of the inside of the home. Just hit the little "call us" button if you'd like to know more about a given home. And e...
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