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)
 November Sales for Buffalo Grove North.  Stay Tuned for My Monthly Updates. NOV 19, 2009 · 1012 Fremont Court · $158,000 NOV 19, 2009 · 2531 Live Oak Lane, Unit: 13-1 · $192,000 NOV 19, 2009 · 43 Le Jardin Court, Unit: D-1 · $146,610 NOV 19, 2009 · 1023 Hidden Lake Drive, Unit: 11-6032R · $198,500 NOV 16, 2009 · 2816 Whispering Oaks Drive · $535,000 NOV 16, 2009 · 260 Thompson Boulevard · $592,980 NOV 16, 2009 · 401 Arbor Gate Lane · $320,000 NOV 13, 2009 · 1520 Anderson Lane · $225,000 NOV 12, 2009 · 150 Lake Boulevard, Unit: 155 · $117,000 NOV 11, 2009 · 942 Twisted Oak Lane · $235,000
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
 While many of the communities surrounding Buffalo Grove are experiencing quite a bit of depreciation the medium price range home sales in Buffalo Grove for the month of September 2008 to September 2009 are only down 0.7%.  Please click on the link above and check out this chart to see the averages and sales in our surrounding towns. Please do remember to follow us on the web. I am always available for any questions.  Have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday and I look forward to seeing those of you that ordered Pies this year on the 25h at our office.
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Under the auspices of the Buffalo Grove Park District. Big Deal Productions, is presenting its Children's Theatre performance of Honk Jr. during the month of November.   Honk Jr. is a re-working of the Hans Anderson classic The Ugly Duckling! As a very biased aunt( of one of the actresses who played a lead role), the show was simply awesome!   If you want my unbiased take, it was a brilliant cast who took to the stage like ducks to water, egged on by a cracking musical score!    Annie, you know that I am always so proud of you in everything that you accomplish... This show was your best performance ever!     For those of you who want to egg perience the show yourself, you are in duck, I mean luck!   The remaining performances will be held at Ivy Hall elementary school, 1072 Ivy Hall La...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
  Buffalo Grove Real Estate Analysis- October 2009 Everywhere I go these days, people are asking me the same question, how is the real estate market doing  in the Buffalo Grove area?  The below analysis from Coldwell Banker indicates that sales in October are up , (good news)Buffalo Grove home inventory is down( that's also really good news) but Buffalo Grove prices are down!  ( that's not  good news!)   The median sales price in October was $225.000- down approx 20% from October of last year.  Why has the median price decreased by almost 20%.  One reason is that there are more short sales and Bank Owned Property than there have ever been.   Whether you are in the market to buy a home or to sell your current home in Buffalo Grove, it is important to keep abreast of the Buffalo Grove mar...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
We just received the latest market report from Coldwell Banker regarding the current market trends, market overview, property sales, prices and inventory for Buffalo Grove this past month.  This is great information for anyone who is purchasing or selling a home. 
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
By now most of you know that the extension of the(click) tax credit was signed by the President last week. I have posted information several times on the bill however the tax credit will only apply to purchses prior to April 30, 2010 and it is my belief that it will not be extended after that. My reasoning is this, we are going through the holiday season and winter months. That is usually the slowest time of the year, and since our ecomony is not great the goverment is trying to keep real estate sales going.
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
A Senate committee reached a compromise yesterday to extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, a boost the housing industry expects will help it pull out of its two-year-old downturn. Lawmakers in Washington also added a $6,500 tax credit for other primary-home purchasers and raised the qualifying income limits to $125,000 for single taxpayers and $225,000 for joint taxpayers, housing-industry sources said. Under the Senate panel compromise, buyers must have sales agreements in hand by April 30, but they will have until June 30 to go to settlement, the sources said. The measure still faces votes in the full Senate and the House.
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Weiner Take All in Buffalo Grove's owner Drew Olbur is the Biggest Winner Have you ever been to Weiner Take All located on Weiland in Buffalo Grove.  If you haven't you are missing  the best Chicago hotdog and fries establishment in Chicago or the Chicago Suburbs.  Besides hotdogs, Weiner take all has healthy salads, great chicken gyros, Scott's sizzling combo and many more items.  The owner of Weiner Take All in Buffalo Grove, Drew Olbur is the most charitable  business man in town!  Whether you are soliciting him to be a sponsor of your baseball team, or to donate an item for your school's auction, he never says no.  Do you want a great place to cater a picnic or barbecue?  Weiner Take all is amazing!  For the past 2 years, Weiner take All has catered our neighborhood picnic and of c...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
I love Didier Farms…  Every time I pass by Didier Farms I have many fond memories of when my children were young and they had the best time getting lost in the maze or finding the biggest and best pumpkin after the hayride tractor dropped us off in the fields. When Didier Farms closes in the fall on Halloween, it kind of depresses me that Winter is approaching.  Actually this year we are experiencing an even earlier winter. During the next few weeks at Didier Farms  there is one admission fee  until 2:00 ($10.50) that covers the tractor hayrides , corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, moonwalk and other mechanical rides.   After 2:00 pm and all day on weekends,tickets at Didier Farms will need to be purchased separately  for all events.  Wristband Thursdays is $13 for unlimited rides.  Th...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Foreclosures and Buffalo Grove Bank Owned Property! So do you want to buy a Buffalo Grove foreclosure or Buffalo Grove Bank Owned Property?   Although it is not a humorous subject at all...  I always like to shed a little humor in everything that I do.   Click here for  a little levity on the subject of Foreclosures.  It is hysterical!!! In case you want to try to buy a  Buffalo Grove  bank owned property, I have the experience to make this transaction as easy as possible for you.   I have provided to the right, a list of the  bank owned properties  (REO's) in the Buffalo grove area.  I did not include those real estate properties already undercontract! If you would like to see any of these properties, just give me a call at 847-602-5435 and I will be happy to show them to...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove New Construction Stevenson High School District and District 103 If you are looking for new construction in the Buffalo Grove area below market values, please do not hesitate to call Judy Greenberg at 847-602-5435.   The bank has just released the sale of these homes at Foreclosed Prices.  Prices Range from low $400,000's to $599,000.  These homes all have  excellent floor plans.  You can purchase a two story home, or a ranch style home.  There is a floor plan for everyone!  Do not miss this great opportunity! If you would like more information about the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, including Buffalo Grove,  please do not hesitate to call me at 847-602-5435 The above information regarding was provided by Judy Greenberg, Buffalo Grove Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate-   Now is the time to buy! Buffalo Grove Real Estate Update as of September 30th 2009 There are currently 361 resale and new homes in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  177 of these homes are in the pre- foreclosure,auction or bank- owned stages of the foreclosure process.    The average listing price for homes for sale was $275570 for the week ending September 30th which represents a 1.8% decrease  compared to last week and unfortunately for sellers, 20% down from last year. Buffalo Grove Real Estate, organized by subdivisions.  Click the subdivsions below for information about Buffalo Grove Real Estate Arbors of Buffalo Grove Astor Place Ballantrae Bentley Place Cambridge of Buffalo Grove Cambridge on the Lake Canterbury Fields Carlyle Chatham Chatham East Chatham Pla...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
As an experienced realtor in the Buffalo Grove area, I take my final walk throughs seriously!      Why..... should the buyer do a final walkthrough?   A final walk through is very important to all buyers because it's your last chance to inspect the property before closing.  Even if my buyers don't have the time to perform it themselves, or out of town... my job as their agent is to perform it on behalf of them.   The main purpose of the walk-through inspection is to protect yourself and your future property from sellers that may not have lived up to the terms of the contract If the seller has not, you want to know about it in advance of the closing so remedies (both monetary and otherwise) can be agreed upon before money changes hands. . Usually during the initial inspection, I advise ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove- its time to buy real estate for many reasons! First time buyers its time to buy now since you can take advantage of the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit , ideal interest rates and historically low home prices.  This real estate blog post is going to concentrate mostly on bank owned property and short sales. Every buyer in the Buffalo Grove area or for that matter any client wants a deal .  Depending on the particular situation,  bargains can most definitely be had, sometimes in the form of a short sale purchase , a bank owned property,  or in my case my favorite kind of deal is  just a very motivated seller. In case you want to try the  Buffalo Grove  bank owned property route, I have the experience to make this transaction as easy as possible.  I have provided to t...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Judy Greenberg | Coldwell Banker | 847-602-5435 2505 Waterbury, Buffalo Grove, IL Buffalo Grove Waterbury Townhouse for Rent 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1,900/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Sq Footage Unspecified Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy Cats, Small dogs (< 25lbs) Deposit $1,900 DESCRIPTION Truly spectacular townhome with upgrades galore! Gorgeous kitchen w/corian counter tops, cherry cabinets, island and stainless steel appliances! Master suite w/walk in closet! Look out basement w/large crawl space for your storage! Walk to train & golf, theater, restaurant. District 125 award winning Stevenson High School see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Central heat - Fireplace - Walk-in closet - Hardwood floor - Family room - Living room - Dishwasher - ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
 1.  How many people do you have working directly with you?  2.  What is your plan for Advertising and where do you advertise?  3.  What type of Virtual Tour is done and how long does that take?  4.  How long with it take to get professional color brochures in our home?  5.  How many color pictures will be on the web?  6.  What type of Direct Mail campaign do you have to market our home?  7.  Do you market on Google, Yahoo, or Bing?  8.  What do you do when you are with clients or at an appointment and someone wants to see our home?  9.  What is your feedback program? 10. How often will I hear from you and get data from you regarding the market? These are 10 great questions to ask any agent when you call them in for an interview and they should be able to provide you data and show you e...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Over the past year there has been a lot has been said about short sales and the difference between the short sale process vs foreclosure.  These are words that were hardly used before 2008 and now we hear them almost daily on the news, on line and in the newspapers.  I found this very simple explanation in the attached article which I hope will be helpful to you.  I am well versed in this process and have taken classes and have my CDPE certification.  Please contact me if you need help, as I would be happy to explain this all to you.  We have a team of professionals that can help save your credit.
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove Realtor- Finding the best one for you! •1.     Choose a Long Grove Realtor that best suits your personality!  It is incredibly important to choose a Long Grove agent  who makes you feel exrtremely comfortable since you will be spending many of the next waking hours with this person.   To see if our personalities click, we can either meet for coffee- I like Dunkin Donuts better than Starbucks, but I never refuse a good latte, we can chat on the phone, or you can read a few of my blog posts at www.judygreenberg.com.  •2.     Choose a  Long Grove realtor you trust! There are certain professions where trust is of the utmost importance and included in this list is realtors. A good Long Grove realtor is someone who you know will do his or her best for you.     No -brainer! The high...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Are you looking for the perfect rental home or rental townhome in Buffalo Grove   Whether you are looking for  a place to live in the Stevenson High School or Buffalo Grove High School Districts, I can help you now to find the perfect townhouse or home rental situation that fits your real estate needs.  Even if you thought you have exhausted all of the current rental properties on the market,  I will go the extra step in finding you a comfortable place that will make you feel like its the right place for you and your family. Knowing the area, the market, and most of the realtors in Buffalo grove, I can find you a rental even if its not currently advertised to the public.  (I'm not just saying that).    In addition to finding you the perfect rental in Buffalo Grove, I will make verify th...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Judy Greenberg | Coldwell Banker | 847-602-5435 1006 Auburn, Buffalo Grove, IL Buffalo Grove's best buy 2BR/1BA Condo offered at $179,000 or $1250 for rent! Year Built 1985 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint DESCRIPTION BEST LOCATION (CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF WOODS AND CREEK). LOWEST PRICE BUT NOT A FORECLOSURE OR SHORT SALE - JUST A REALISTIC SELLER! PRISTINE CONDITION! EASY TO SHOW. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES • Central A/C • Central heat • Walk-in closet • Family room • Dining room • Dishwasher • Refrigerator • Stove/Oven • Microwave COMMUNITY FEATURES • Garage parking • Guest parking • Laundry on-site • Swimming pool(s) • Secured entry A...
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