Vernon Hills, IL Real Estate News

By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
The good news for Vernon Hills Real Estate is we have seen a slight increase in sales in the past few months. We have also seen a slight increase in prices. Vernon Hills Homes sales are down 3.8% from this time last year. While Vernon Hills Townhomes and Condos sales are up 25.3%. Median sales prices are up 1.3% for detached homes and up 5.3% for attached homes. We would see a larger increase in numbers but these numbers are a result of the short sales and foreclosures available in almost all the market areas. There are still an abundance of these properties as well as 'shadow properties', properties that are behind 60 days or more in mortgage payments.
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Vernon Hills Real Estate Market Report Vernon Hills Real Estate Statistics More Vernon Hills real estate Get this widget Click here to see a list of Vernon Hills Homes for Sale with photos, virtual tours, property addresses and home details. In Vernon Hills, there are 116 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $474,486. There are 18 single family homes under contract with an average list price of $447,639. In the past 6 months, 65 single family homes have sold and closed with an average sold price of $433,680. Specific details on single family homes for sale and sold in Vernon Hills, can be found on my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com. Search for foreclosures, single family homes, townhomes and condominiums, multi-family units, vacant land, commercial properties an...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Vernon Hills Realtor Sharron Kelley Reduces the Price on Great Georgetown Square End Unit Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | 847-465-3638 1210 Georgetown Way, Vernon Hills, IL Fabulous Vernon Hills Townhouse For Sale in Georgetown Square 3BR/2BA Condo offered at $339,900 Year Built 1998 Sq Footage 2,354 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $225 per month DESCRIPTION Fabulous Vernon Hills Townhouse located in picturesque Georgetown Square. This home features an open floor plan and panoramic water views from almost every room. The completely remodeled kitchen features 42” Maple Cabinets, all new appliances, and granite countertops. The large island features an extended breakfast bar, a buil...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
The Vernon Hills High School Cougars Jumpstart the 2010  Football Season with a Bang! The Vernon Hills Cougars just recently shut-out Niles West in the first game of the season 45 - 0.  It was rumored at the start of the season that this years team was outstanding and they didn't fail to deliver.  The Vernon Hills  Cougars scored on their first seven possessions and led  39-0 lead by halftime.   If you are a fan of Friday Night Lights, or even a fan of marching bands and exuberant fans, make sure to check out the next Vernon Hills High School football game.  Next up on the roster is Chicago Raby High School visiting Vernon Hills on Friday, September 3rd.  Click here, for a complete listing of Vernon Hills Varsity Football games.  And don't forget, there are some great games being played...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Price Reduced on Vernon Hills Real Estate Located at 1986 Trevino Terrace Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | 847-465-3638 1986 Trevino Terrace, Vernon Hills, IL Gorgeous Gregg's Landing Home! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $475,000 Year Built 1998 Sq Footage 2,784 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $330 per month DESCRIPTION Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Gregg’s Landing Vernon Hills Home in Inverness. This completely updated home has Maintenance Free living. This great home features all new fixtures and stunning window treatments. With custom Brazilian Wood Floors and a 2 story family room, living room, and dining room this house is a to see. The gourmet kitchen has granite ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
SHARRON'S BLOG, Vernon Hills Vernon Hills Library Offers Something For Everyone August 4, 2010 by Sharron · Leave a Comment  The Vernon Hills library offers something for everyone.  This Friday for example, the Friday Film series continues with a movie for adults.  The film, Mary and Max, begins at 2 p.m., showcasing a pen pal relationship that spans over 20 years.  Saturday mornings children can partake in their own film series, having the ability to watch short, half hour films based on classic literature, starting at 10:00 a.m.  Those children wanting a little more hands on activity can stick around for Lego Fun. Throughout the week the Vernon Area Public Library District offers computer classes, writing workshops, author readings and more, catering to different age groups.  Last wee...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Despite the heat out there, the show must go on.  Today July 15th marks the 1st day of the Vernon Hills Event we all wait for, The Vernon Hills Summer Celebration!  Located at Century Park, you don't want to miss these 4 days of fun for the family.  Tonight the party kicks off with fireworks, rides, music, food and fun.  It is always a pleasure to see so many local Vernon Hills Home owners enjoying their time at this great community event.  For more details about this Festival in Vernon Hills, Click Here to Read my Blog on Vernon Hills Events: Summer Celebration Festival for 2010!
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
It is important as a Vernon Hills Realtor to stay on top of what is going on in the Vernon Hills Real Estate market.  Every month I provide a detailed report to all of my clients so they can see the change in the market over a three month period.  The Hedwick Wagner Report is also a great tool to use when showing new clients what they should expect when listing their home in todays market.  For more information on what is going on in Vernon Hills or to view the full market report check out my blog "Vernon Hills Home Sales: Housing Market Report June 2010!"  
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Aspen Drive Public Library Grand Opening in Vernon Hills, IL - 10 days and counting! "Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.  The only entrance requirement is interest."  ~Lady Bird Johnson The Cook Memorial Public Library District has excitedly announced the completion of construction on the Aspen Drive Public Library in Vernon Hills, IL.  The shelves are up, the furniture is in and I'm sure the librarians and volunteers are working steadily to fill the halls with thousands of volumes of books.  As an English Literature major, I can't think of anything more important than the opening of a public library.  In this day and age where stories can be downloaded to multitudes of electronic devices at the blink of an eye, it's nice to know that there a...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Fireworks and 4th of July Activities in Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove and Long Grove Promise Patriotic Fun for All So, you've looked in the newspaper and checked online for the fireworks schedules for Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills and Long Grove (click here for a complete listing).  Now, what are you going to do with the rest of the day?  Luckily for those of us that live in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, the fireworks are just the cherry on top of a great day of activities.  We're here to give you some ideas for a  great 4th of July. Morning Activities What could be more patriotic than a good, old-fashioned 4th of July parade.  The Vernon Hills' 4th of July parade steps off at 9:00am at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive, just south of Highway 60 and will follow a parade route south t...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Vernon Hills Fireworks Vernon Hills 4th of July Parade and Evening Events Vernon Hills fireworks take place on Sunday July 4th. At 8am on the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive join the youngsters ages 4-12 and decorate your wagons, scooters and bikes in stars and stripes for the 4th of July and the Bike Decorating Contest. The 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a certificate for the Vernon Hills Park District Aquatic Center and all of the kids will have the opportunity to ride in the parade. Starting on Sunday at 9am, the Vernon Hills 4th of July parade kicks off at the corner of Deerpath and Atrium Drive winding south to Sullivan Drive and then west to Aspen with the ending point at Hawthorn South Elementary School. Local business and Vernon Hills groups will parade through the s...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Gregg’s Landing in Vernon Hills Illinois is a great subdivision made up of Single Family Homes and Townhomes that were built in the late 1990’s early 2000’s. Gregg’s Landing is made up of many smaller subdivisions of unique homes with current architecture and upgrades that Vernon Hills home buyers are looking for. This wonderful area is full of walking paths, parks, ponds and is home to the White Deer Run Golf Course, an 18 hole golf course with lush greens that wind through the gorgeous homes of Gregg’s Landing. The White Deer Run Golf Course has a great club house and offers a wonderful setting for private events. You can also dine at the Lake Charles Grill 7 days of the week, they offer a great menu with an array of sandwiches and salads and have a special fish fry menu on Fridays w...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Many potential home buyers in Vernon Hills are not qualifying loans. The fact is that the home values are not there. Bank foreclosures are putting more distressed inventory on the market and making it harder for appraisers to justify the Sold home comparables in Vernon Hills. When the appraisals come in to low, this can result in buyers not being able to borrow enough money to close on their Vernon Hills Home purchase. Here are several steps to consider: Check the Appraisal for Mistakes: Make sure the property dimensions are correct and be sure to attach a plat of survey and a floor plan if available for the Appraiser. Look at the comparable properties that the appraiser used and make sure that they are correct. If the appraisal indicates that one of the comparables has a finished base...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Enjoy a Girl's Night Out with Laughter and Ouzo in Vernon Hills, IL From time to time, I actually get a chance to troll around Vernon Hills without my munchkins in tow.  This time out, I'm planning a Girl's Night with a great group of friends.  Instead of the blatnatly obvious Sex and the City 2/cocktails evening, we've decided to plan for ouzo and laughs at Zanies and Opa! in Vernon Hills, IL. Located off of Hwy. 60 right behind the Hawthorne Shopping Center, I've heard that Opa! has some of the best Greek food in Vernon Hills and even the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.  I find that Greek food is particularly suited for a large group of people as appetizer sharing can lead to great conversations and many laughs.  I took a drive by the restaurant and the outdoor dining area looks beautiful....
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
Vernon Hills Real Estate Market Report Vernon Hills Real Estate Statistics More Vernon Hills real estate Get this widget Click here to see a list of Vernon Hills Homes for Sale with photos, virtual tours, property addresses and home details. In Vernon Hills, there are 111 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $490,626. There are 25 single family homes under contract with an average list price of $474,614. In the past 6 months, 51 single family homes have sold and closed with an average sold price of $413,404. Specific details on single family homes for sale and sold in Vernon Hills, can be found on my website at www.StarHomeFinders.com. Search for foreclosures, single family homes, townhomes and condominiums, multi-family units, vacant land, commercial properties an...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills Library Aspen Drive Public Library Grand Opening in Vernon Hills, IL - 24 days and counting! "Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.  The only entrance requirement is interest."  ~Lady Bird Johnson The Cook Memorial Public Library District has excitedly announced the completion of construction on the Aspen Drive Public Library in Vernon Hills, IL.  The shelves are up, the furniture is in and I'm sure the librarians and volunteers are working steadily to fill the halls with thousands of volumes of books.  As an English Literature major, I can't think of anything more important than the opening of a public library.  In this day and age where stories can be downloaded to multitudes of electronic devices at the blink of an eye, it's nice...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Custom Home in Royal Saint George of Greggs Landing Rented     www.380RoyalStGeorge.com   Not only does the Sharron Kelley Team help buy and sell Vernon Hills real estate, we also assist in rental properties. This stunning home in Gregg's Landing of Vernon Hills has just went under lease and both parties couldn't be happier. The Sharron Kelley Team is expierenced in all aspects of Vernon Hills Real Estate and we can meet all your needs as your Vernon Hills Realtor.___________________________________________________________________________________________Magnificent 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Gregg's Landing home in Royal St. George. This beautiful home features a 2 story entry, all new custom paint throughout, upgraded carpeting, and hardwood floors. Fabulous chef's kitchen with 42" maple cabi...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Another Vernon Hills Grosse Pointe Home Sold by The Sharron Kelley Team! This great home went under contract in just 6 days and closed yesterday. From start to finish the Sharron Kelley Team gets homes SOLD! Sharron Kelley | The Sharron Kelley Team at Coldwell Banker | 847-465-3638 155 Royal Oak Dr., Vernon Hills, IL Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home located in Grosse Pointe Village 3BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $389,000 Year Built 1991 Sq Footage 2,138 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 9,050 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home located in Grosse Point Village in Vernon Hills. Everything in this fabulous home has been newly updated inside & out. The updated kitchen features granite counter...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Memorial Day weekend brings many events and parades to the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois. In particular Vernon Hills brings an added special event for Memorial Day Weekend. The Cuneo Museum in Vernon Hills is having their annual Cuneo Gardens Summer Arts Festival, May 29 and May 30, 2010 from 10am to 5pm. The Cuneo Garden Summer Arts Festival offers a great park setting surrounded by a historic museum and a gorgeous sculpture garden. You and your family can enjoy fine arts and crafts while walking through the grassy knoll. The springtime outdoors festival features arts including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry and so much more. There is musical entertainment in a beautiful garden setting featuring local bands and the admission is FREE, parking is $5.00. This is a great event f...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Cuneo Art Festival Vernon Hills- Don't forget to stop by this weekend in Vernon Hills One of the things I love about Vernon Hills and the adjacent Chicago Northwest Suburbs in the summertime is the abundance of art festivals to attend.  For the fifth year, the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, IL is playing host to talented artists and craftsmen from around the country.  The Cuneo Art Festival is a  free event (a $5 parking donation is being requested to help take care of the Cuneo grounds) and will be taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 29th and 30th from 10:00am to 5:00 pm My favorite thing about the art festivals in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs is the inclusion of children’s entertainment and activities.  Anyone with kids knows that an art festival is usually one of the l...
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