Downers Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Laura Karambelas, Realtor - Downers Grove
(Baird & Warner Downers Grove)
I can't believe how quickly this summer has gone by and the 1st day of school is quickly approaching. Here are some upcoming important dates to remember: August 18, 2008 is SCHEDULE PICK-UP & FEE PAYMENT DAY.  The hours are 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m..  Students will also pick-up their yearbooks. If you have a Freshman like I do, FRESHMAN LINK DAY is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, 2008.  Students need to arrive at 7:45 a.m..  Orientation will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m..  Upper Classmen will be there to welcome incoming Freshman to North, show you around the school, answer your questions and have some activities planned.  Freshman students need to bring their schedule, their locker number and combination.  Bus Service will be available.  1st DA...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
Downers Grove, Ill. — Amid growing fears over a protracted housing slump, economic recession and the skyrocketing cost of energy, local homeowners face increasing challenges in a tough real estate market. Although not as pronounced as in cities across California, Ohio and Georgia, the national downturn in housing sales has still affected local home sellers, with foreclosure rates on the rise and the average home remaining on the market for a year and a half before selling.  Competition is steep among homeowners vying for buyer’s attention and many turn to staging, extensive upgrades and non-traditional perks to make the sale. Nothing, however, can increase the chance of a home selling more than foot traffic and, in a move to modernize the way home buyers and sellers approach the sales p...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
                Selecting A Realtor Quick Facts.                        #                                     Buyers don't care who the listing company is! Buyers care about                    finding the right property. It would be foolish to ignore a home                    because it was listed by a certain brokerage or Realtor.                                #                                     94% of Buyers start their search online. Online listing sites don't                    categorize by listing company. In fact, for the most part, all                    brokerages have access and present all the same properties.                                #                                     All Realtors have access to the MLS and other listing websites                    such as Realto...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
  Your Home? List With Us. Selecting A Realtor Quick Facts. Buyers don't care who the listing company is! Buyers care about finding the right property. It would be foolish to ignore a home because it was listed by a certain brokerage or Realtor. 94% of Buyers start their search online. Online listing sites don't categorize by listing company. In fact, for the most part, all brokerages have access and present all the same properties. All Realtors have access to the same MLS and other listing websites such as Realtor.com All Realtors cost about same amount anywhere between 3.9% to 6% for a full service Realtor. The house is the same house no matter how much you pay for a Reatlor. Q. In light of these facts what selection criteria should be used find a Realtor? A. Marketing! What brokerage...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
If you are relocating to the Downers Grove area let us help you find your home from home.Recently we have adopted a new internet based 24/7 virtual open house technology whichwill be available to you at no charge.* We are the only authorized Chicagoland agency to use the realfeeltour marketing system which will show you only the homes that interest you with your criteria . The New Way to Buy Homes. Tell us what your looking for. We deliver a portfolio of homes to you. You spend 15 minutes making an informed short list. We take you to the properties you want to visit. To see a sample of this technology go to http://rft2.com/1032/oh.html Panorama of Homes has served the west suburban and Chicagoland marketin residential and commercial brokerage since its establishment in 1973.   Peter Pot...
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Downers Grove Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Downers Grove area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Brookeridge 2 $439,000.00 $402,500.00 91.7 Denburn Woods 1 $799,999.00 $773,000.00 96.6 El Sierra 4 $350,925.00 $336,125.00 95.8 Knottingham 3 $357,633.33 $346,333.33 96.8 Orchard Brook 1 $479,900.00 $465,000.00 96.9 Randall Park 1 $995,000.00 $950,000.00 95.5 Attached HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Beverly Glen 1 $224,900.00 $215,000.00 95.6 Fairview Commons 6 $144,533.33 $138,283.33 95.7 Fairway Grove 2 $136,199.50 $131,750.00 96.7 Inverness Woods 3 $286,433.33 $271,333.33 94.7 Kensington Courts 3 $201,071.33 $191,166.67 95.1 Lake In The Woods 9 $160,594.44 $15...
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By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
 Search Over 90,000 of Homes for sale in Illinois @ http://www.panhomes.com/index.cfm?hot=mls      Looking for homes for sale in Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Westmont, Lombard, Lisle, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale Illinois or surrounding Dupage county area? View recently listed real estate properties throughout the Downers Grove, Illinois area on panhomes.com. Downers Grove is a suburb located 25 miles due west of Chicago Chicago, in DuPage County, Illinois.  Whether you are looking for Downers Grove homes for sale for your family or Downers Grove real estate for your business, you will find Downers Grove, Illinois an ideal community. With a rich historical background combined with  lots of trees, character and a vibrant downtown business district Downers Grove is truly an an ideal place live....
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
http://www.panhomes.com/ Looking for homes for sale in Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Westmont, Lombard, Lisle, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale Illinois or surrounding Dupage county area? View recently listed real estate properties throughout the Downers Grove, Illinois area on panhomes.com.  Downers Grove is a suburb located 25 miles due west of Chicago Chicago, in DuPage County, Illinois.  Whether you are looking for Downers Grove homes for sale for your family or Downers Grove real estate for your business, you will find Downers Grove, Illinois an ideal community. With a rich historical background combined with  lots of trees, character and a vibrant downtown business district Downers Grove is truly an an ideal place live. Search Over 90,000 Listings in Illinois for FREE  @http://www.panhomes.c...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
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By Laura Karambelas, Realtor - Downers Grove
(Baird & Warner Downers Grove)
Downers Grove Illinois 1 Month Market Survey  Under ContractList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,9992119$150,000 - $199,9997114$200,000 - $249,99910114$250,000 - $299,9997204$300,000 - $349,9996215$350,000 - $399,9994223$400,000 - $449,9999209$450,000 - $499,9997525$500,000 - $549,9993232$550,000 - $599,9991178$600,000 - $699,9992296$700,000 - $799,9992509$800,000 - $899,9991395$900,000 - $999,9992657$1,000,000 - $1,999,9994523  Under Contract Summary# UnitsAvg. MTMedian List PriceAvg. List PriceMax. List PriceMin. List PriceTotal Volume67263$375,000$431,472$1,299,000$129,000$28,908,657  Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99969172$150,000 - $199,99953179$200,000 - $249,99932223$250,000 - $299,99961187$300,000 - $349,99974206$350,0...
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By Julie Shields Thompson
(Brush Hill, Inc., REALTORS)
 So, this is my first post on this blog, even though I've been wanting to start one for a few months now.  Until now, I kept thinking I know "how" to start my blog about Downers Grove and real estate , but couldn't quite wrap my head around the purpose of it.  What, specifically, to write about?  I read other people's blogs, but start one of my own, that's putting myself out there in a new way that would push the boundaries of my comfort zone.  But, I figured why not?  Either people read it and relate or they don't.  I enjoy writing about things that interest me, so hopefully you will find something in my blog to interest you.  I look forward to your responses and to getting to know what interests you.  After the April showers we had last night (finally!) I got to thinking about the sen...
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By Acai Berry Select
(Acai Berry Select)
Part 1. In today's fiercely oversaturated market with high inventory and limited buyer pool how is a individual property to stand out. Well, first of all I would like to talk about my 80/20 rule. 80% is pricing 20% is marketing. For any home to compete today it has to be priced to sell today, not priced to sell next year. The pricing is 80% of selling a home in my book. ( I will not talk about condition, and location in this blog which are very important factors  as well but I will leave them alone for another time)  After the pricing is set highly competitive I like to shift gears and focus on the marketing aspect. When I say marketing I mean detailed marketing from the very first photo a prospective buyer will see on Realtor.com in let's say Ohio or some other state. Since 3 out of ho...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
 DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in  Downers 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 54 195 $150,000 - $199,999 47 187 $200,000 - $249,999 38 212 $250,000 - $299,999 55 206 $300,000 - $349,999 65 210 $350,000 - $399,999 68 210 $400,000 - $449,999 49 274 $450,000 - $499,999 28 225 $500,000 - $549,999 23 201 $550,000 - $599,999 22 193 $600,000 - $699,999 47 255 $700,000 - $799,999 31 319 $800,000 - $899,999 25 186 $900,000 - $999,99...
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By Elizabeth Sollas Collins, Relocate with Liz!
(Grove Realtors)
6671 Barrett Street - Downers Grove•·       4 Bedrooms  •·       2.1 Baths•·       Master suite w/ bath & ceiling fan  (15X13)•o      Bedroom 2  (16X11)•o      Bedroom 3 (12X10)•o      Bedroom 4 (14X12) Lower•·       L Shaped Living Room (26 X 15)•·       Dining Room (13X11)•·       Family Room w/ Fireplace (25X13)•·       New Thermopane windows w/ Low E Argon gas•·       New soffits, gutters & fascia•·       New Anderson front and rear doors•·       Newer HWH, furnace, humidifier & carpeting throughout•·       Berber carpeting (Family room)•·       New Stainless appliances•·       Wood burning/gas fireplace•·       Mega storage space•·       ADT Security System•·       Large Deck overlooking Huge Landscaped yard with shed•·       5 year old roof ***EXCELLENT LOCATION!!!  Located walkin...
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By Elizabeth Sollas Collins, Relocate with Liz!
(Grove Realtors)
Come in and take a look at this beautifully crafted; meticulously maintained and charming 4 bedroom raised-ranch style home! Its features include: 4 bedrooms/2.1 baths, flowing deck overlooking huge, gorgeous landscaped backyard; large family room w/custom fireplace, newer kitchen and appliances, Argon gas windows, roof, siding; plenty of storage and appointments throughout! Home is located in a wonderfully sought after Downers Grove neighborhood! Walking distance to acclaimed District 58 & 99 schools! Parks, shopping, theatres, restaurants and Commuter Bus to train are also nearby!  $389,900OPEN Sunday March 9th, 1-4! Hosted by WEICHERT, Realtors - Kingsland Properties!
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By Richard Parr, Home Security Specialist - Greater New Orleans, Louisiana
(ADT Security Services)
Property values in Downers Grove, IL are still increasing.  Yes, you read that right...increasing.  The data covers the last 3 years and shows that although the number of homes sold is down, the values have increased.  The chart below shows the decline in detached single family homes sales from 2005-2007.The data above confirms what the national media has been saying about the real estate market.  It IS true, Downers Grove has shown declines in the number of homes sold just like the rest of the country.  As a percentage, home sales are down about 37% during this period.  Where the news reports make their mistake is with the broad generalizations regarding the home prices.  Below you will see what has happened to home values locally over this same period of time.The average value of a ho...
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By Ruben Colon
(McCormick Partners Realty)
  I have seen quite a few changes in the real estate business over the past 36 years. When I started my real estate career as a sales person in 1972, I had no idea I would see the changes that would take place over the span of my career. There have been some bad things I have seen and experienced and there have been many positive changes that have occurred during those years.I remember when some Realtors and lenders openly practiced racial discrimination in housing. I have experienced it first hand. I remember when real estate agents had code words they would use when they were setting up an appointment to show homes. If the customer happened to be a racial minority, they would call the listing agent or the seller and ask if it was "ok" to show the home to an "ABC" customer. "ABC" was t...
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