Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
Eric P. Egeland | RE/MAX UNITED | 847.337.7090 3012 Sandalwood Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL New Listing!! 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $509,900 Year Built 1989 Sq Footage 2,885 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 12,750 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Fantastic location! 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Professionally manicured landscaping welcomes you home! Dramatic open floor plan with soaring ceiling & skylights. Elegant dining room with bow window. Large, bright eat-in kitchen with double pantry offers newer appliances. Ideal first floor office/bedroom. Huge master bedroom with amazing closets. Master bath with double vanity, soak tub/separate shower. Master bedroom. Wrap-around 2-tiered deck. Convenient first floor laundry area. Eric...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
•1.     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 comfortable since you will be spending many of the next waking hours with this person.   To learn more about me we can either meet for coffee- I like Dunkin Donuts better than Starbucks, but I never refuse a good latte, we can chat over the phone, or you can read a few of my blog posts at www.judygreenberg.com.   I think I'm kind of  funny, very honest, and someone I hope you will enjoy to be with.  •2.     Choose a Buffalo Grove realtor you can trust There are certain professions where ...
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By Plumbing Company
(Lead Smart Marketing)
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Looking for a pre-foreclosure, foreclosure or RE0 in the Buffalo Grove area Every buyer in Buffalo Grove or for that matter any of my clients wants a deal .   Depending on the particular situation,  deals can most definitely be had, sometimes in the form of a short sale purchase , a true foreclosure,  or in my case my favorite kind of deal is  just a very motivated seller. In case you want to try the  Buffalo Grove foreclosure route, I have the experience to make this transaction as easy as possible.  I have provided to the right, a list of the pre- foreclosures  foreclosures and bank owned property ( REO's) in the Buffalo Grove area. If you aren't familiar with the difference between pre- foreclosure or REO( banked owned) I explained the terms below  Pre-Foreclosure (often a short sal...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Buffalo Grove Rentals!  Looking for the perfect rental in Buffalo Grove? Are you looking for the perfect rental townhome, condo or home in the Buffalo Grove area?   Whether you are looking for  a place to live in the Stevenson or Buffalo Grove High School Districts, I can help you now to find the 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 ...
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By Ryan Gable
(StartingPoint Realty Inc.)
Some of the subjects covered:    * Roles of the Lender/Mortgage Broker    * Credit    * Pre-Approval    * Roles of the Real Estate Agent    * Searching for Properties    * Contracts    * Negotiation    * Closing   Class Location: Buffalo Grove, IL Lou Malnati's, 85 South Buffalo Grove Road Buffalo Grove, IL Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(815) 540-7671
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By Ryan Gable
(StartingPoint Realty Inc.)
Some of the subjects covered:    * Roles of the Lender/Mortgage Broker    * Credit    * Pre-Approval    * Roles of the Real Estate Agent    * Searching for Properties    * Contracts    * Negotiation    * Closing   Class Location: Buffalo Grove, IL Lou Malnati's, 85 South Buffalo Grove Road Buffalo Grove, IL Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(815) 540-7671
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By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
Eric P. Egeland | RE/MAX UNITED | 847.337.7090 1152 Courtland Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL Buffalo Grove Townhouse 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $205,500 Year Built 1986 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $205 per month DESCRIPTION 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in awesome location overlooking beautiful park. Dramatic, soaring ceiling showcases newer windows/sliding doors and carpet. Large eat-in kitchen with newer appliances and tile. Updated baths. Spacious master with balcony access. Luxury master bath. Convenient laundry room with newer washer and dryer. Cozy gas log fireplace. Ample attached garage. Amazing wrap-around deck. Eric P. Egeland RE/MAX UNITED Broker Associate HomesInBG.com see additional p...
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Buffalo Grove Subdivisions- Which one  meets your requirements? Now is the time to buy! There are currently 128 resale and new homes in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.    The average listing price for homes for sale in Buffalo Grove IL was $311,609 for the week ending Feb 25. The median sales price for homes in Buffalo Grove IL for Nov 08 to Jan 09 was $267,500. This represents an increase of 3.2% compared to 2008.  That's good news folks! The rest of the good news is that we are seeing more buyers now than we have seen for a while in Buffalo Grove Illinois - especially first time buyers.   The buyers are coming out of the wood work looking for good real estate deals.   Coupled with low interest rates and the  tax credit for first time home buyers, its an ideal  to buy.  If you would like any ...
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How did the Buffalo Grove Illinois real estate market perform  in 2008 compared to 2007?    If you compare average selling price of homes in 2007 versus 2008, there was only an approximately 4% decrease in average selling price of homes in Buffalo Grove.  Additionally, it only took people on average 20 additional days to sell their home in 2008 versus 2007.  In 2007 it took on average 120 days to sell a home in Buffalo Grove  and in 2008, the average market time in Buffalo Grove was 140 days.   Do you feel that a 4% decrease in the Buffalo Grove Real Estate Market  accurately reflects the current market?   I don't feel the 4 percent decrease accurately reflects the entire picture, especially for homes sold in the last quarter of 2008.   If you just compare the average selling price of h...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
Reportedly - the guy (in a suburb that I cover - Buffalo Grove Illinois) - was "despondent" Nothing like blowing out the side of your home. At least the pets were ok (and the depressed guy of course...) Police tried to get the resident's attention through a window, but there was an explosion almost immediately. Hope the cops had hearing protection... _____________________________________________________________________ As Exclusive Buyer Agents - we provide expert research and negotiation for home buyers and investors in the Chicago area. Unlike "buyer agents" - we are specialists, not generalists, and we are always 100% on the home buyer's side.... If you are thinking about buying / purchasing a home in the Chicago Illinois area, you should ensure that you have an agent that is on your...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Are you looking to move in the Kildeer CountrySide School District 96?  As a realtor who serves this school district,and a mother of 3 boys who attended the schools in District 96, let me share some pertinent information about Kildeer CountrySide School District 96. Kildeer Countryside School District 96 is an elementary school district covering approximately 20 square miles in southern Lake County, Illinois.  District 96 includes portions of Buffalo Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer,  Long Grove, Vernon Hills, and Lake Zurich. The Middle School students who attend school in District 96 feed into Stevenson High School 125.  Kildeer Countryside School  District 96 students' performance on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) has been consistently strong. For example, 98.3% of Dist...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Suppose you are going to list your home.. How do you make a knowlegdable decision  of which realtor  to hire...  Here's the scenario...you just interviewed 3 local realtors in town...  They each came to your home, gave you a market analysis of your property and presented  their excellent credentials and  qualifications. You seen to have a good rapport with all of them... How do you choose the best realtor?  Its easy- put their names in a hat and pick one... Just kidding...    Research shows that best  choosing a realtor that has the most internet presence will sell your home faster...  How can you verify if a certain realtor  is technological advanced?    Google their name or even the town you live in and see if their website appears on the first few pages   Since 85% of the buyers beg...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Are you curious as to what Buffalo Grove  closed real estate sales  were in Sepember? Whether you are in the market to buy a  townhousehome or to sell your condo, it is important to keep abreast of market statistics (or at least to work with a knowledgeable REALTOR who does). Newspapers, national magazines, and television news report on regional and national trends, but don't do a very good job of explaining the local real estate market in Buffalo Grove.   The number of new housing starts nationwide or the percentage increase in foreclosures or short sales in the entire state have very little, if any, bearing on how quickly your Buffalo Grove townhome is worth in Hidden Lake.  Everywhere I go these days, people are asking me the same question, how is the real estate market doing?   My a...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
To find a A great buy in Buffalo Grove is like looking for  a needle in a haystack... There are currently 306  Buffalo Grove townhomes and condos on the market.  Check with your realtor....  A qualified realtor will steer you in the right direction of not only aiding you in searching  for a home that meets your qualifications, but one that is also a great deal.  In my next post, Stay tuned, I will present all of the Closed Real Estate Sales in Buffalo Grove in October... Two of them were short sales, and the buyers purchased them at unbelievable prices Out of the 306 townhouse and Condos  in Buffalo grove, currently there are 16 short sales and 12  bank owned properties.  There are also many relocation corporate owned properties.    Which one best suits your needs both financially and f...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
14 more days to Halloween.....Have you purchased your pumpkins yet?  In Chicago, due to the shortage of rain and excessive heat this past summer, you may be surprised at a pumpkin's increased price.   Don't fret.....On October 25th from 9:00a.m to 3:00 p.m.  The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office in Buffalo Grove will be giving out free pumpkins, yes I said free, to everyone who stops by their office.( until they are gone of course.  )  In addition,to the free pumpkins, there will be donuts and cider, face painting, and other fun activities for your family.  Stop by to receive your free pumpkin and participate in their third annual fall festival.  The Coldwell Banker Buffalo Grove office is located at 350 Half Day Road in the Dominicks shopping mall. Please call 847-541-5000 f...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
There are currently 177 Active Single Family Home Listings Currently in Buffalo Grove IL - From 225k to $950,000.   66 homes have "closed" in the past three months -- ranging from 192k to $866,000.  The date you see here is the date they originally went under contract...The prices you see here are list price versus sale price.1         CLSD     Marquette     12     Buffalo Grove     Lake     05/31/2008    65     $219,900    $192,400                27522         CLSD     St. Marys     388     Buffalo Grove     Cook     07/15/2008    43     $250,000    $230,000                33103         CLSD     White Pine     657     Buffalo Grove     Cook     07/30/2008    4     $236,500    $236,500                15724         CLSD     Bernard     750     Buffalo Grove     Cook     08/21/2008    178...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
  Buffalo Grove /Long Grove real estate agent Judy Greenberg gives  important tips and strategies on how to sell your home in today's market.  Stay tuned for my strategya week series.... Strategy 2- Buyer's should hire a localrealtor! After all  that you read in the newspapers, hear on the news, you probably are wondering how you can get the best house and the best deal if you are a buyer, or frightened that you will not be able to sell your home in this market  if you are a seller.  So I want you to  ask yourself , do you want the best realtor for this challenging job?Isn't' your home one of your largest investments?    In this tough market, I feel that hiring a local realtor, instead of a third cousin who lives 1 hour from your home would be one of the wisest financial moves you will ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
As part of a program to go Green, northwest suburban school districts in the Buffalo Grove and Long Grove area  are attempting to go paperless and rely solely on email for communication to parents.  At the forefront of this initiative is School District 96, which serves portions of Buffalo Grove and Long Grove. According to Betsy Fresen, public information coordinator, they are using broadband rather than backpacks to send school newsletters. District 96 has estimated that this initiative has saved the school between $20,000 and $22000,.  Additionally, going paperless  will save  the environment.   That to me is Priceless!    Less important reasons include- my kitchen won't get cluttered with papers,  and my kids don't have to show me the monthly newsletter on Sunday night at 10:00 pm ,...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
As of September 3, 2008 there are currently 185 homes for sale in Buffalo Grove - ranging in price from $210,000 to  1.575 million dollars 71 Buffalo Grove homes closed during the past three months.That means there is about 8 months of inventory – given the current rate of absorption.As of September 3, 2008 there are currently 274 townhomes for sale in Buffalo Grove - ranging in price from $105,000 to  $559,000 dollars 59 Buffalo Grove townhomes/condos closed during the past three months.That means there is about 14 months of inventory – given the current rate of absorption. _____________________________________________________________________ As Exclusive Buyer Agents - we provide expert research and negotiation for home buyers and investors in the Chicago area. Unlike "buyer agents" -...
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