Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Are you looking for a home in Buffalo Grove?  As mentioned in a previous blog about Buffalo Grove, it is a wonderful town and many people are relocating to Buffalo Grove , Illinois because of the price of real estate, award winning schools, location to public transportation, etc.  I have included below all of the homes which came on the market in August of 2008.  There are great buys on the market in all the different price ranges, from homes in the $200,000's to those over $900,000.  One of my new listings at 731 Dunhill came on the market this month for a price of $429,900.  It is absolutely a beautful home !                                     If you want more information regarding specific real estate sales in the Buffalo Grove area please do not hesitate to call me at 847-602-5435 ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Looking for good food, good music, good fun, and good fireworks?  Check out Buffalo Grove Days this weekend! It's already Saturday morning at 9:00 so I am only going to post the activities from this time forward.  During the Buffalo Grove days,  16 Buffalo Grove restaurants will be on hand. Those restaurants include: Brother Ribs, Buca di Beppo, Cold Stone Creamery, Continental Restaurant, Culver's, Dominick's, Dorfler's, GrillWorks at eSkape, Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream, LasPalmas, Lou Malnati's Pizza, The Melting Pot, Nino's Pizzeria, Penguino's Pizza, Village Bar and Grill, and Yen Yen Restaurant. Live entertainment will be available all weekend long. I'm only posting Saturday to Monday .         You can find me at the American English Band on Sunday night because I have  recently  heard...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Buffalo Grove Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Buffalo Grove area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Astor Place 3 $458,250.00 $433,833.33 94.7 Ballantrae 4 $496,150.00 $482,750.00 97.3 Canterbury Fields 2 $784,450.00 $747,500.00 95.3 Chatham 5 $148,500.00 $145,360.00 97.9 Devonshire 7 $376,785.71 $351,714.29 93.4 Green Knolls 2 $474,950.00 $439,450.00 92.5 Highland Grove 2 $471,950.00 $444,500.00 94.2 Highland Point 1 $429,900.00 $410,000.00 95.4 Horatio Gardens 2 $277,450.00 $257,500.00 92.8 Indian Creek 1 $224,000.00 $218,500.00 97.5 Kings Terrace 5 $369,260.00 $353,900.00 95.8 Meadows 10 $351,865.00 $335,190.00 95.3 Mill Creek 58 $438,405.16 $415,753.71 94.8 Mirielle 3 $610,966.67 $571,666.67 93.6...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Are you curious as to what Buffalo Grove sales were in the first 7 ½ months this year versus last year? Whether you are in the market to buy a home or to sell your current home, it is important to keep abreast of market statistics in Buffalo Grove (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 real estate is worth in Highland Groves, or Prairie Grove, Everywhere I go these days, people are asking me the s...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Buffalo Grove offers a myriad of things to do, places to go, fabulous schools and a great variety of housing. To introduce you to the area, I have provided you with some general links to acquaint you with the Chicago area and some that deal with the local areas. You'll find a variety of resources from where to hook up your utilities to a guide to golf courses within 15 minutes of Buffalo Grove.   I am continually updating this page with information about upcoming events, reviews of restaurants and more indepth information about various topics so that you can truly get a feel for the area I call home. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment feel free to call me at 847-602-5435 or email me Buffalo GroveGolf Course Guide- Public and private courses near  Buffalo Gro...
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By Alise Luke
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Buffalo Grove Real Estate Learn about the Buffalo Grove, IL Real Estate. Search for Buffalo Grove homes for sale or recent Buffalo Grove home sales using these real estate tools. Get complete access to all available homes for sale on the MLS in Buffalo Grove and the surrounding areas. We have hundreds of listings including condos, town homes, foreclosures, new homes, duplexes, and vacant land with photos. Refine your real estate search in Buffalo Grove, Illinois by price, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, property type (including townhouses, condos, and single-family homes), garage, architectual style, age of home and subdivision or complex. See average Buffalo Grove listing prices, Buffalo Grove sale prices and information for local school districts. With experienced, local Buffalo Grove...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
What are you doing tomorrow?....  Meet me at the Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival   Aproximately, 140 artists from around the country will show their work at the Seventh Annual Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday The Seventh  Annual Buffalo Grove Fine Art Festival features approximately 140 juried artists set up along the grounds of Buffalo Grove Town Center.  Paintings, sculptures, wood work, fine crafts, jewelry, and other art works will be featured.      When: July 19-20, 2008 Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM Where: Buffalo Grove Town Center(Lake Cook and Route 83) Entertainment:   Check out the four youth performances which will take place on the main stage from 3 to 4 p.m Saturday.  Entertainment will  be provide throughout the festival and will  include Cirrus Falcon, Di...
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By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
Old Farm Village (Buffalo Grove) Market activityActive on the market1301 MADISON DR $429,900 3 Beds 2.1 Baths1366 DEVONWOOD DR $439,500 3 Beds 2.1 Baths225 Stanton DR $440,000 3 Beds 2 Baths136 COPPERWOOD DR $460,000 3 Beds 2.1 Baths1502 Quaker Hollow CT $524,900 4 Beds 2.2 Baths1176 Sandhurst DR $539,900 4 Beds 2.1 Baths23 LONGRIDGE CT $542,900 4 Beds 2.1 Baths1537 Madison DR $629,000 3 Beds 3.1 BathsUnder Contract1402 Madison DR $484,900 4 Beds 2.1 Baths103 Newfield DR $554,000 4 Beds 2.1 BathsClosed142 Thompson BLVD $399,900 closed for $378,000 4 Beds 2.1 Baths1408 MARGATE DR $438,900 closed for $402,000 3 Beds 2.1 Baths95 Newfield DR $424,500 closed for $410,000 3 Beds 2.1 Baths250 Stanton CT $499,900 closed for $460,000 3 Beds 2.1 Baths11 COPPERWOOD DR $489,000 closed for $477,000 ...
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Buffalo Grove Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Buffalo Grove area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Amberleigh 1 $559,000.00 $515,000.00 92.1 Astor Place 3 $452,816.67 $422,833.33 93.4 Canterbury Fields 1 $747,900.00 $727,500.00 97.3 Concord Glen 1 $499,000.00 $472,500.00 94.7 Devonshire 1 $354,900.00 $334,500.00 94.2 Highland Grove 2 $471,950.00 $444,500.00 94.2 Mill Creek 5 $359,680.00 $346,550.00 96.4 Mirielle 1 $699,000.00 $655,000.00 93.7 Old Buffalo Grove 3 $262,933.33 $250,000.00 95.1 Old Farm Village 3 $459,933.33 $438,966.67 95.4 Parkchester 1 $674,000.00 $634,000.00 94.1 Ridgewood 3 $411,566.67 $386,333.33 93.9 Rolling Hills 2 $723,900.00 $687,500.00 95 Sterling Green 1 $879,999.00 $798,000...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
  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 ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99936171$150,000 - $199,99943137$200,000 - $249,99959195$250,000 - $299,99954142$300,000 - $349,99959113$350,000 - $399,99962193$400,000 - $449,99938125$450,000 - $499,99918110$500,000 - $549,999691$550,000 - $599,99910103$600,000 - $699,99919119$700,000 - $799,99918165$800,000 - $899,999262  Active Listings Su...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
 Do you live next door to someone who just sold their house and  you wanted to know the sales price?  Since it would be considered a faux pas to ask your new neighbors what they paid for their home, just click on the neighbor's home button below complete the data on the form including the entire address and I will be happy to provide you with the information you are looking for.  Currently there are 161 homes on the market in Buffalo Grove. In the first quarter of 2008, 36 homes sold, and their average days on the market were 184.   Last year during the same quarter,57 homes sold with an average days on the market of 115.  Although the market is slowing down, a home can still sell relatively quickly  if it is priced right!  I recommend that you give yourself plenty of time for the home ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Anything scheduled on your calendar  at 4:00 in the afternoon this upcoming week?Nothing planned?  How about  attending  an intense junior high school volley ball game,  or a heated track meet.   Last week,  I attended both of these athletic events hosted by Aptakisic Junior High School  in Buffalo Grove against  one of their rivals Woodlawn Junior High of Long Grove.  Both of these Junior High Schools feed into Adlai Stevenson Highschool in Lincolnshire.   All the athletes during the sporting events  I attended took their responsibilities extremely seriously  and it was refreshing to see so many young people with such determination. After the Volley ball game, the Aptakisic pom pom girls performed with such poise demonstrating their school spirit.  Why am I telling you about these even...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
 The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in  Buffalo Grove, IL. Data includes  high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.    Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 33 170 $150,000 - $199,999 40 152 $200,000 - $249,999 52 170 $250,000 - $299,999 58 157 $300,000 - $349,999 45 101 $350,000 - $399,999 69 176 $400,000 - $449,999 32 145 $450,000 - $499,999 14 121 $500,000 - $549,999 8 111 $550,000 - $599,999 10 111 $600,000 - $699,999 14 128 $700,000 - $799,999 17 134 $800,000 - $899,999 6 151    Active Listings Summary # Units Avg. MT ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Buffalo Grove and Long GroveRelocating to the area, New in town, Cabin Fever, Fun For the Kids! Kids Special Events Calendar for March! Art for the Very YoungSaturday, March 8 from 9:30-10:30am or 10:45-11:45amAges 3-5 and caregiversVernon Area LibraryDo you want to create a world rich in imagination for your child? Expose them to art at an early age. Studies have shown that children who draw, dance, sing or play musical instruments are more creative and do better in school. Rachel Weaver Rivera, from Imagine Art Studio and the Erikson Institute, leads children and their caregivers in the use of oil, pastel, paint, wire sculpture and collage using mixed media with recycled and natural materials. Dress for mess.  Whimsical Still Life Painting on CanvasSaturday, March 8Grades 1-2 from 1-2...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Curious as to what your neighbor's home sold for in Buffalo Grove, Illinois ?Do you live next door to someone who just sold their house and  you wanted to know the sales price?  Since it would be considered a faux pas to ask your new neighbors what they paid for their home, just click on the neighbor's house  green button, complete the data on the form including the entire address and I will be happy to provide  you with the information you are looking for.  Houses that  Closed in  the First 14 days of February 2008 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Street NameClosed PriceList PriceRoomsBedroomsBathsDomSubdivisionCAREN?424,000833.1282STRATHMORE GROVETOULON?499,000843.157CONCORD GLENChestnut?569,0001052.18WOODLANDS OF FIOREWEDGEWOOD?899,0001055.1116STERLING GREENIn order for your home to sell...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
  The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in the Buffalo Grove, IL. The informatPark Ridgion is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.  Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 27 179 $150,000 - $199,999 36 135 $200,000 - $249,999 43 176 $250,000 - $299,999 50 136 $300,000 - $349,999 34 157 $350,000 - $399,999 55 177 $400,000 - $449,999 33 162 $450,000 - $499,999 10 123 $500,000 - $549,999 6 101 $550,000 - $599,999 8 187 $600,000 - $699,999 11...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
 Golf Season Is Almost Here As I look outside at my backyard covered with snow, I am starting to get the itch to get out on the golf course and hit my golf clubs.  Unfortunately, I'm looking at least two months plus until I can get onto a golf course here in the Chicago area.If you are already tired of this Chicago winter and you want to play real Winter Golf, then pack your bags and take a plane to Palm Springs, California, Scottsdale, Arizona or somewhere else warm.   I'm taking my yearly girl's long weekend at the end of April, and I am counting the days.If your budget or time does not allow for these travels, then I recommend that you at least improve your golf game by taking advantage of the Golf Dome in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  It is located at 801 Mchenry Road, ½ mile west of Bu...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
  Curious as to what your neighbor's home sold for in Buffalo Grove, Illinois ?Do you live next door to someone who just sold their house and  you wanted to know the sales price?  Since it would be considered a faux pas to ask your new neighbors what they paid for their home, just click on the neighbor's home button, complete the data on the form including the entire address and I will be happy to provide  you with the information you are looking for.  Last year 28 homes closed in January of 2007 versus only 9 homes this year.  In order for your home to sell this year, it needs to be priced agressively. This year the homes which closed in January only received on average 87% of the original asking price.  I recommend that you give yourself plenty of time for the home to sell.  Even if y...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
Does your child need extra help in math, reading, writing, science or social studies?  Cheryl Keller, a Buffalo Grove resident, now has openings to tutor your elementary aged children after school and evenings.  She individualizes  the tutoring  program to meet the specific needs of your child.  She is also very familiar with the University of Chicago Math Programs, as well as many other  teaching methods used  in the surrounding districts including Buffalo Grove Districts 102 and District 96 and  Lincolnshire's District 103, all feeder schools of Stevenson, High School.  If you ask her previous clients about her teaching and tutoring skills, they will give her raving reviews.   She has 15 years experience in tutoring children grades K-6 and has taught in the classroom setting for 12 ye...
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By Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes
(Coldwell Banker Long Grove)
I don't know about your client attempting to sell or rent his unit, but I know about mine.  If someone is looking to make an appointment  to see my client's unit, even in a moment's notice, someone needs to be available to answer the phone, take the appointment, and give the realtor the appropriate  showing instructions.  When my office Coldwell Banker- Buffalo Grove isn't open- , I hope and encourage other realtors to call me and make an appointment with my assistant or myself.   I don't ever want a potential client to pass by my listing just because they can't make and appointment.  Yesterday, I was showing 6 rental units to my client.  I made the appointments on all of them.  We saw all of them but none of them met my client's requirements.   My client then suggested we see one more....
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