Crystal Lake, IL Real Estate News

Berian Estates in Crystal Lake Berian Estates is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by MKM Development. Berian Estates features homes with floor plans ranging from 3,000 to 3,600 square feet of living space. Berian Estates is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois on Crystal Lake Ave east of Route 31. Activity in Berian Estates for the past 6 months Homes Sold Lowest Price Highest Price Average Price 0 $0 $0 $0 -Crystal Lake- Address City Beds Baths Model List Price Status 5511 Rita Ave Crystal Lake 4 4   $439,000 Active 5511 Renee Ave Crystal Lake 4 4.1 Custom $625,000 Active 4205 Alex Ln Crystal Lake 4 3.1 Custom $360,000 Active 4204 Jacqueline Ln Crystal Lake 5 5 Custom $699,999 Active 5412 Rita Ave Crystal Lake 4 4 Custom $459,900 Pending 5307 Renee Ave Crystal L...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Abbey Ridge - Abbey Ridge is a townhome community built in the mid 1990's. Abbey Ridge is located in Crystal Lake south of Lake Avenue and west of McHenry Avenue. Arbor Walk - Arbor Walk is a townhome community built in the late 1990's. Arbor Walk is located in Crystal Lake west of McHenry Road off of Cress Creek Road. Asbury Glen - Asbury Glen is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Asbury Glen is located in Crystal Lake north of Crystal Lake Avenue and west of Route 31. Ashton Pointe - Ashton Pointe is a subdivision of townhomes and single family homes built in the mid to late 2000's. Ashton Pointe is located in Crystal Lake west of Route 31 and south of Crystal Lake Avenue. Barlina Place - Built in the mid 80's, Barlina Place is located in Crys...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
"Wow! I was hoping something like this might happen since the MOUNTAIN seems too big to scale!" That's the response I received today when I informed one of our 'short sale' buyers that there is possibly some good news relating to the extension of the homebuyer tax credit.  Federal legislation was introduced to give homebuyers until September 30 to close who had met the April 30 contract deadline for the homebuyer tax credit. This isn't a done deal yet but it makes sense.  It would ease the mind of many buyers and cause more transactions to "stick" together rather than fall apart at the last minute.  According to the NAR this could affect as many as 180,000 homebuyers.  That's a very large number and could potentially represent an overall tax credit $1,440,000,000 (assuming a maximum of ...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Coach John Wooden left a legacy.  He lived life well.  He was truly a legendary teacher who based his life on sound principles with much credit given to his dad, Joshua Wooden. Upon graduation from Centerton Grade School Joshua Wooden gave his son something extra special.  He continued to lay a firm foundation for his son.  How are you doing with your children?  What did you give them upon graduation? Joshua Wooden gave his son a card.  That's right, a card!  But this was not just any ordinary Hallmark card.  This card was something extra special.  This card had seven suggestions to follow in life.  Suggestions from a Dad to a well loved Son.  They were: Be true to yourself Help Others Make Each Day Your Masterpiece Drink Deeply From Good Books, Especially the GOOD BOOK Make Friendship ...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Have you ever been to Crystal Lake, IL?  This is a beautiful area full of fun and exciting things to do.  Crystal Lake Beach, on Crystal Lake, has many summertime activities to enjoy, including an outdoor ampitheatre for summer concerts.  Some of the best fishing in the area is found in Crystal Lake. Check out www.CrystalLake.org for more information and photos of the area.  Another great site to check out is www.Localism.com. There is an abundant variety of homes available in Crystal Lake.  This includes homes on the Lake, on one of the several golf courses, on ponds, on several acres as well as townhome and condominium living. Currently Active Properties from the MLS Statisics in Crystal Lake 449 . . . # of Residential Single Family Homes Available ($59,900 Lowest Price - $1,990,000 H...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Today I had the priviledge of spending most of my day today with an outstanding guy.  I have heard him say "Give me a nail gun and a saw and I can do anything".  Well, I believe it! Marshal Gibson of Marshal Construction comes highly recommended by some pretty impressive folks.  He has done work for some pretty big name people that anyone reading this blog would recognize in an instant.  His quality is outstanding. Take a moment to read the testimonials on his website at www.MarshalConstruction.weebly.com and you too will be calling him for your next project. Below are some pictures of his work.  And, thanks Marshal, for the job you did for me today!  
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Are you uninsured because you don't know how much health insurance would cost you or your family?  It may not be as expensive as you may think.  Below are some examples of costs in IL for a quality health insurance Major Medical PPO plan.  Going without health insurance could cost you and your family $100's of $1,000's in medical expenses and wipe you out financially. Age 43, Non-tobacco user, healthy $160.10 - High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Qualified for use with a Tax-Favored HSA (Health Savings Account) $5,250 Annual Deductible $250 Wellness Benefit (includes routine physicals, colorectal screening, prostate cancer screening and flu shots) 100% Co-insurance after deductible is met $204.82 - Premier Plan (low exposure to high deductibles - covered charges that exceed the daily ded...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Bathroom renovations offer one of the biggest return on your investment because they are used by everyone in the home.  This includes guests.   If a bathroom is outdated or in disrepair homeowners feel as if this reflects who they are and are embarrassed when guests are over.  My friend Marshal can help save you from embarrassment! It can also be difficult to sell a home with a dated bathroom.  However with a small investment with the help of Marshal Construction, you can revitalize your bathroom and raise the value of your home.  You may even be able to sell it faster. Another reason for rehabbing your bathroom might just be because you can't stand that particular shade of greenish/yellowish (what color is it?!?!) tile you've been looking at for 20 years! If you're in the McHenry, Kane...
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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
Attention Homeowners: If your home is not currently listed and you hope to get your home sold this Spring, NOW is the time to put your home on the market.  Traditionally in our area homesellers have waited until AFTER the Superbowl to list for the Spring market.  But this year is different. Why? 1. Homebuyers have a great incentive to LOOK EARLY this year. Perhaps you've heard of the $8,000 tax credit for 1st time homebuyers.  This credit expires at midnight on April 30, 2010.  For any 1st time homebuyer who has NOT Contracted to buy a home by this date, THEIR TIME IS UP! 2. Homesellers have a great incentive to LIST EARLY this year. Perhaps you've heard of the $6,500 tax credit incentive for long-time Homeowners.  This credit also expires at midnight on April 30, 2010.  This means that...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Just two quick updates! GREAT NEWS FOR HOME BUYERS AND HOME SELLERS!!: The Tax Credit Has Been Extended and Expanded-NO LONGER FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS ONLY! What the past first-time buyer credit did was significantly positively impact the entry-level end of the real estate market.  By expanding it, we're going to see some move-up buyers take action since there is now an up to 6500. credit for qualified buyers that are not first time buyers, too. We hope this helps the move up and middle market as well.  If you need details or help with this, please give me a call at 847-516-6760.The expiration date for the new home buyers tax credit was extended to April 30, 2010. Home buyers wishing to take advantage of this great incentive to purchase a home must be under contract on their home purchase...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
6517 Colonel Holcomb Dr., Crystal Lake, IL 60012 5 Bedrooms/ 3.1 Bathrooms MLS#07308525          Rare opportunity! Historic Colonel Holcomb Estate. Grand antebellum home rests on 4 manicured acres. Estate offers a Vintage Home, Heated Barn, Cottage, Gazebo, 3 Porches, Blue stone patio overlooking waterfall. Perennial gardens, Mature trees. 2001 underwent a 12 mo TOTAL home renovation/expansion. Owners have paid impeccable attn to detail, blending yesteryear with today. A real home...And only one of its kind! Click on the link below for more details and pictures: http://www.realestate4uonline.com/s=active RE/MAX Territory 847-956-2800
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
 Do you qualify for a short sale? I have spoken with many homeowners lately, who are either facing foreclosure now or think they may be soon. Many have wondered if they would qualify to do a short sale and if I can try to help them do one to avoid foreclosure. I can definitely try to help a homeowner that qualifies and this video explains it really well. I am trained as a Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE, and if I can help you or someone you know, or if you'd just like to discuss your situation with me, please give me a call and it will be my pleasure to assist you and do all I can to help you to try to help you avoid foreclosure. Remember, in addition to a Realtor that is trained in doing short sales, you also need to consult with tax professional and an attorney.     My Dire...
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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: Crystal Lake, IL Starbucks at the Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(630) 674-6900
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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: Crystal Lake, IL Starbucks at the Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(630) 674-6900
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By Gil Kerkbashian, Illinois, California, Wisconsin
(NMLS197757)
10 Jun, 2009 Is Anyone at the Fed or Treasury Listening? Mortgage Rate Buydowns for a Quicker Housing Recovery FHA, Government Home Loans, Home Appraisals, Credit Repair, Tax Credits, Downpayment, Homeownership, Housing Bottom, Crystal Lake Real Estate Agents, Agonquin Real Estate Agents, Cary Illinois Real Estate Agents, Mortgages, Mortgage Interest Rates, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing Recovery, TARP, FHA Appraisals, FHA Appraisers, HUD Owned Homes, Fannie Mae 105%, Fannie Mae Refi Plus, McNeil Financial Group, Lake in the Hills Mortgage, McHenry Home Loans, realestateloans.com, mcneil financial group, (847) 458-8700, Mortgage Buydowns, Mortgage Modifications, 2-1 buydown, FHA 2-1 Buydowns - Posted by gilkerk @ 08:25 The Treasury and Fed created a program ...
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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: Crystal Lake, IL Starbucks at the Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Tuesday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(630) 674-6900
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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: Crystal Lake, IL Starbucks at the Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call or e-mail Tammy at:TammyH@StartingPointRealty.com(630) 674-6900
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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: Crystal Lake, IL Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Wednesday, April 22nd 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: Crystal Lake, IL Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL Wednesday, April 8th 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 Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
  Debra Kukulski RECS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest March 2009 SEE WHERE YOUR FRIENDS ARE RIGHT NOW! Google just doesn’t let up. Now they’re out with an Orwellian new gadget that allows you, along with friends and family, to keep track of each other’s meanderings.Once set up with Google Latitude, you can view your friends' locations and status messages on a full screen map in real time - either from your desktop or your cell phone. You can quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call. To top it off you can get directions that will lead you to your friends – wherever they are! Orwell never had it so good! Click Here for This Cyber Trick We are always pleased to be of service to our Cyber Friends and to provide you with these monthly CyberTips. As members of the Real E...
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