Schaumburg, IL Real Estate News

By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
  For Sale Details Price $299,500 HOA/Maintenance $185 per month For Sale By : "Stevie D." Remax Property Details             Type Townhouse   Bedrooms 3   Bathrooms 3.5   Square Feet 2,140   Lot Size 1,820 Square Feet   Number of Floors Full Finished Basement   Year Built 1999   Parking Spaces 2   Parking Type Garage   Laundry In Unit   For more helpful tips and info about the Purchase or Sale of your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs Home, Contact “Stevie D.” at anytime ... Direct # (630) 479-9479.   For All of Your Real Estate Needs ~ Call “Stevie D.” Your ReMax Real Estate Specialist : (630) 479-9479                                            Free Home Finder Website : www.HomesByStevieD.com  
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
  The 3 Minute Guide to Real Estate "Flipping" and How to Get Moving Today   If you've been thinking about investing in a real estate project,  you may have considered buying a distressed South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Roselle, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs house or two at a steep discount in order to fix them up and sell them at a higher price. This is known as "flipping", and in today's post we'll share a quick guide to flipping homes and how to get started with this type of real estate investing.   Assessing Your Budget and Tolerance for Risk   We'll start by stating the obvious: when you buy real estate with the intent of flipping it, losing money is a very real possibility. You'll need to assess your own tolerance for risk and decide how much you want to inv...
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
Planning for 2015 Already? Here are Some Home Decor Trends to Watch Out For Your South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs home is your haven, your place to get away from the world at the end of a long day. That’s why keeping your home décor on-trend is important: It will create an inspiring and relaxing space that you can enjoy. Whether you are looking for changes you can make at your existing residence or you’re thinking about what to look for in a new home, pay attention to what’s coming in 2015. These exciting trends in home décor that are really making a splash. It’s All About Color From exterior to interior color schemes, 2015 is the year of lavender, plum, tan, beige, and blue, with a dash of green. Expect to see variations of these colors dressing n...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Nantucket Cove, Schaumburg, Illinois - January 2015 About Nantucket Cove Nantucket Cove is a condo community located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Nantucket Cove is on Wise east of Roselle. Average taxes in Nantucket Cove $2,801 Average association fees in Nantucket Cove $221 ($220 - $225) Average home size in Nantucket Cove 1,171 ft2 Average lot size in Nantucket Cove 0.25 acres Average year built in Nantucket Cove 1980 Homes for sale in Nantucket Cove Address Beds Baths Built Price 124 Norman Ct. 3 1.1 1984 $269,900 1058 Brunswick Harbor #CO52CA 2 1.1 1978 $149,900 1038 Boston Harbor 2 1.1 1980 $127,900 1071 Glouchester Harbor 2 1.0 1981 $114,900 241 Nantucket Harbor 2 1.1 1977 $119,000 1113 Brunswick Harbor 2 1.1 1980 $156,000 1055 Brunswick Harbor 2 1.0 1981 $145,000 Sales Summary for N...
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
Face The Numbers, A Mortgage That Works For You Before taking out a mortgage to buy a Home in the Barrington Area, South Barrington, Schaumburg, or the Chicago NorthWest Suburbs, it’s time to take a realistic survey of your finances so that you can determine your price range and what size of home you can comfortably afford. Buying a home that suits your finances will mean that your mortgage payments will be easily within your budget and won’t cause you financial stress. Many people, when offered a large mortgage by the bank, are tempted to buy homes that are outside of their price range. It’s easy to see why a larger property or a more luxurious home might be appealing, but by stretching too far beyond your means you are courting with disaster. If your monthly mortgage rate just barely ...
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
  Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps If you’re like most homeowners you likely suffer the same fate when winter rolls around: higher energy bills. It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs. In today’s blog post we’ll share three easy ways that you can save money on your home energy costs this winter. Install and Use Programmable Thermostats Now that Nest and other companies have brought Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats on the market there’s very few excuses to avoid using them. At bare minimum you’ll want a digital thermostat that can be programmed to turn on and off at certain hours of the day. For example, you can shut yo...
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
Legal Secrets For HomeownersBeing a South Barrington, Barrington, Schaumburg, and Chicago NorthWest Suburbs homeowner is exciting. It can be financially rewarding, too. Unfortunately, it can also put you in a tough legal position. Between the complexities of owning a house, having to deal with lenders and the risk that comes from owning something valuable, keeping yourself legally protected is a good idea.   Here Are Some Risks -- And Some Ways To Handle Them. HOAs. If you own a condo, townhome or other property in an association, the homeowner association is extremely powerful. Not paying their dues, violating their rules, or doing just about anything else to end up on the wrong side of them could leave you subject to fines or even foreclosure. Neighbors. Whether or not good fences mak...
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By Steve DeRienzo, "Stevie D." Your Trusted ReMax Professional"
How To Get The Best Possible Deal When Buying Real Estate No one wants to pay more than they have to for Real Estate. After all, investment potential is one of the greatest benefits of home ownership. You want your home to go up in value while you own it. The less you pay for your home, the more you stand to earn from it. Here are a few tips for getting the best possible deal on your Barrington Area, South Barrington, Schaumburg, or the Chicago NorthWest Suburbs home. Buy at the right time. You find better Real Estate prices during certain times of the year and market conditions. For example, in a slow Real Estate market, sellers are usually more willing to negotiate to sell their home. Likewise, pay attention to the climate of a region. If you want to buy a home in the south, look duri...
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Kingsport Estates, Schaumburg, Illinois - January 2015 About Kingsport Estates Kingsport Estates is a single family and condo community built in the early-to-mid 1980's by Meister/Neiberg. Kingsport Estates is located in Schaumburg, Illinois south of Wise Road west of Plum Grove Road. Average taxes in Kingsport Estates $9,699 Average association fees in Kingsport Estates $0 Average home size in Kingsport Estates 2,493 ft2 Average lot size in Kingsport Estates 0.00 acres Average year built in Kingsport Estates 1983 Homes for sale in Kingsport Estates Address Beds Baths Built Price 1313 Salford Dr. 4 2.1 1983 $424,000 Sales Summary for Kingsport Estates  (Jan 3, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 71 $222,300 $217,667 97.9% Recent home...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Schaumburg,  IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.  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 Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt $50,000 - $99,999 10 117 $100,000 - $149,999 35 84 $150,000 - $199,999 47 119 $200,000 - $249,999 36 118 $250,000 - $299,999 37 180 $300,000 - $349,999 26 136 $350,000 - $399,999 14 131 $400,000 - $449,999 6 130 $450,000 - $499,999 4 139 $500,000 - $549,999 2 222 ...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
Home buyers have always been willing to pay for some features more than others and Pulte Builders has done a survey showing what the results recently told us. What buyers WOULD give up? 44% said they'd be willing to give up a location near public transportation in exchange for those amenities. 35% said they'd give up better schools & proximity to entertainment & shopping. So buyers can and do get enticed away from some of the features on their primary list. I find it really astounding that buyers would even think about a lower rated school district if they have children or plan on having them in the near future. So is this saying that buyers will trade award winning schools for granite counters? Possibly yes. What do Buyers REALLY Want? 51% wanted their next home to be larger 64% wanted...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Often when buyers are moving locally within Chicagoland it's from one suburb to another. In this case the buyers found Corinne's Barrington web site and after working with other buyer agents was looking for a more genuine Realtor. Their experience with three other Realtors had been all about the Realtor's sales and nothing about the buyers goals for a very specific property. They did not have to move, they did not have to sell to be able to buy and so it was all about finding that perfect property, and a patient Realtor who cared was what these buyers really needed. The buyers interviewed Corinne Guest, Managing Broker of Barrington Realty Company to see if working with the fourth Realtor was going to be any better. At that point that had already let the third Realtor know their relatio...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Schaumburg Market Trends for November 2014 Schaumburg home sales for the month of November rose in volume by 7.6% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 30.7% from $150,000 to $196,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 30.4%, while the median sale price rose by 5.2% from $305,000 to $321,000. Condo/townhome sales decreased by 4.7%, while the median sale price rose by 17.9% from $117,000 to $138,000. » View homes for sale in Schaumburg   » View all recent sales in Schaumburg _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. Real Estate listings held by brokerage f...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me tell you how we are so very different! Realtors® pre-qualify their purchasers to be sure they can afford their product and car salesmen DO NOT.  Let me tell you about my recent foray into the purchase of a new car. NEVER did any salesman ask me if I could afford to purchase a car. NEVER did anyone even ask me if I talked to a bank or know what my FICO score was. NEVER. I ......  had to mention that I would like to talk about finances before deciding to look at a vehicle in any price range. Seems...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
Real Estate Market Update - Northwest Suburbs - October 2014 This is the place to get those Northwest Suburban real estate questions answered! Our Northwest Suburban inventory level has increased slowly every month since June. You've got slightly more competition now than earlier this year so be sure to price your home accordingly. Overall inventory across Illinois is up over 2013.     What about Prices?  Prices have virtually stayed flat for October but increased overall from 2013. All real estate is local so each different neighborhood and town is reacting differently to the market. Some subdivisions still have not had any sales since reaching market bottom. Can't have any prices increases if there are no listings to sell! Some sellers still cannot sell because prices cannot be substa...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
The Township of Schaumburg will be hosting a free electronics recycling and paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the township located at 1 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates. The event is open to Schaumburg Township residents only.   Residents may bring electronics such as computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, tvs and UPS batteries to be recycled. Residents can also bring up to four banker boxes of documents to be shredded.   For more information, contact the township at (847) 884-0030. 
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
You see these seminars that offer to teach you how to invest in real estate and eventually take over the world but is there any value in what they are teaching? I attended an event not too long ago from Pathway Events Presentation and I'll be honest, I really went to get a picture with Ty Pennington. But they pretty much kept the 'hunk' under wraps until you signed on the dotted line for their seminar which was an eye popping $1997. Had to listen to the whole sales pitch and how the $1997 wasn't bad because someday you are going to be a millionaire and that's chump change to the likes of the 'Donald'. But I'm pretty skeptical on what they were teaching because they were selling a 'Property Analysis Report' that you do on any property in the U.S. and get a value for it. Really? Sounds li...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
Feel like a Haunted House this Halloween? There is never a better time to get the hell scared out of you than the month of October! Looking for a few frights in the area? Here's all the info I've collected for you all in the same place. I'm trying to keep these 'hauntings' near the Schaumburg area but maybe you might have to venture out a little farther for that tantalizing scare! Psychosis Haunted House - Elgin  This is billed as an 'interactive' haunted house and it seems a member of your party can get kidnapped by zombies or dead people - check it out! (Go to their website to see their frightening schedule which is Thursdays to Sundays). Massacre Haunted House - Montgomery (was in Naperville previously)  This haunting is looking for fresh victims with 75 actors trying to scare the be...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Schaumburg,  IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.  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 Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $49,999 2 76 $50,000 - $99,999 12 83 $100,000 - $149,999 43 103 $150,000 - $199,999 38 132 $200,000 - $249,999 51 97 $250,000 - $299,999 57 98 $300,000 - $349,999 36 81 $350,000 - $399,999 29 93 $400,000 - $449,999 13 103 $450,000 - $499,999 5 194 $500...
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By Lyn Sims, Real Estate Agent Retired
The K-9 Dog Park in Schaumburg is now open and will offer leash free enjoyment! The 6.5 acre site will feature a large pond with a specifically designed ramp to help the dogs get in and out of the water. Other amenities are a covered gazebo for sun protection, several park benches and water fountains for the dogs and their owners. The park has the unique feature of separate areas for small and larger dogs. The facility is located at Copley Park near the intersections of Remington & Wilkening Roads with a registration fee for residents of $60 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog. Non-residents will be $110 for the first dog and $20 for each additional dog. Applicants must have proof of up-to-date vaccines for several diseases including rabies & hepatitis. Registered dogs wi...
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