Vernon Hills, IL Real Estate News

By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills Real Estate Analysis Everywhere I go these days, whether at my teen's volleyball game,  my social  bowling league on Saturday night or walking my dog Cosmo, people are asking me the same question, how is the Vernon Hills Real estate market doing.   Finally, I can report that the Vernon Hills Real Estate Market is Improving! The below analysis  indicates that the number of Vernon Hills Real estate sales have increased- 34 sales in 2010 versus 25 sales in 2009.  Additionally,Vernon Hills real estate average selling prices have increased,   In 2009 the Average Vernon Hills selling price was $395,136 and in 2010 average Vernon Hills selling price was $419,521 Vernon Hills Real Estate Analysis- First four months of 2010    Vernon Hills  Real Estate Analysis- First four months of...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
Vernon Hills Illinois Lowest Priced Homes If you are looking for low priced, properties in the Vernon Hills area - you can find them here... Feel free to try out our Iphone / Blackberry etc. cell phone application which we provide to you at no cost - so that you can search Chicago area homes when you are on-the-go. It works on other varieties of phones such as those made by Samsung, Motorola (Droid), Nokia, LG, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. You can simply hit one button wherever you are - and homes that are for sale nearby - pop up on your phone's screen as little blue or red icons. You can see price, specifications, and the pictures of the inside of the home. Just hit the little "call us" button if you'd like to know more about a given home. And even if you are just a curious neighbor or ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Stunning 4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Gregg's Landing in Vernon Hills www.1663PebbleBeach.com Gorgeous Custom Home in Pebble Beach subdivision in fabulous Gregg's Landing of Vernon Hills.4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a large open floor plan make this house the perfect choice for your next home. Upon entering this beautiful home you will be greeted by a large beautiful bridal staircase and soaring ceilings. Amazing large windows in the entry way brighten the whole house. Large gourmet kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, & a large center island. The eat in area features large windows that let in tons of natural light and has an exterior access leading to a large wood deck. The amazing master suite is spacious with a stunning master bathroom. There is a huge...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills foreclosures-  Vernon Hills bank owned properties- May 12th 2010 So do you want to buy a Vernon Hills foreclosure,  Vernon Hills REO or Vernon Hills Bank Owned Property?  You have come to the right place to find a great deal.  In case you have made the decision  to try to buy a Vernon Hills bank owned property,  I have the experience to make this type of  transaction as easy as possible for you.    I am currently working with a  client in the purchase of  Vernon Hills bank owned condo and we are all ready to close at the beginning of June.  Last month, two of my clients purchased bank owned properties in adjacent suburbs of Vernon Hills.  Below are the Vernon Hills Foreclosures currently on the market.    Call me and we can see both of these Vernon Hills foreclosed properti...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills Renters-  Don't be a victim of your lessor's potential foreclosure. In order to protect my Vernon Hills client if he/ she is the the lessee, and prevent them from being thrown out on the streets, or from being a victim of foreclosure,  it is important to ask these questions prior to signing a lease or rental agreement. Just this past week, I have received 2 calls from two different Vernon Hills lessees where one family was told that they needed to vacate their Vernon Hills home immediately and the other couple was told that they needed to move out of their Vernon Hills home within the next few weeks. Imagine a family dinner and the sheriff knocks on the door informing that you have to move out suddenly since the lessor failed to pay the mortgage.  Yes, the Vernon Hills rent...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Introducing my new Vernon Hills Blog and website... www.vernonhills-homes-for-sale.com In an ongoing effort to provide  Vernon Hill residents as well as  transferees to the Vernon Hills area,  fresh information about Vernon Hills schools, restaurants, and fun things to do,  I am  pleased to announce the creation of my new blog- website, www.vernonhills-homes-for-sale.com In this new Vernon Hills website- blog  portal www.vernonhills-homes-for-sale.com, I have posted my  own commentaries on a few restaurants,  Roti, Sushi Kushi, and Nirvana Cafe all located in Vernon Hills.  Additionally, I have already posted information regarding the Vernon Hills aquatic center, the Vernon Hills Schools, and  the Vernon Hills Golf Course Lastly, I have provided monthy Vernon Hills real estate reports. ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills and Buffalo Grove - Summer Construction We've all heard the saying "there are two seasons in Chicago: snow and construction".  Vernon Hills has the same reputation.   Well, we have finally put away the parkas but the construction cones have come out.  It seems like every main road (and a good portion of the side streets) in Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills and Long Grove have the unmistakable long traffic lines and short tempers that only construction in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs can bring. Luckily, there are a number of resources one can turn to in order to find updates on local construction projects.  Unfortunately, it may take you all morning to find an update on the construction relevant to the route you take for your kid's soccer practice.  I've tried to narrow down the...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
As the weather starts to turn so does Vernon Hills Real Estate and the market. One trend that seems to be changing is the mid-priced Homes in Vernon Hills between $300-500 thousand have decreased in days on the market. This must be a motivation for home owners, as sellers are listing their homes. Attached Vernon Hills Homes however area at the same steady pace over the last three months. Detached Vernon Hills Homes Attached Vernon Hills Homes According to the Wagner appraisal quarterly report, as of April 1st Vernon Hills had 102 active listings with and average listing price of $522,509 and an average sale price of $440,376. The average sales price in January was $433,432, so we are seeing a 1.6% increase in the average sale price. If we look at April of 2009 we see a higher average sa...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Nirvana, located in Vernon Hills, is one of my favorite restaurants in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs. I love frequenting Nivana in Vernon Hills  to enjoy the wonderful and eclectic, tasty food options.  At the same time,  I can  experience the latest  in wine flights as well as being entertained by the latest and greatest  musical entertainers.       Alan Saltzman, one of my favorite guitar players, can be found there often and rivals even the best you could find in the city.  The best part of the whole night  is that Nirvana is  close to home, right here in Vernon Hills, IL.    This year Nirvana in Vernon Hills  has one more plus - you can bring your dog if you sit on the terrace.  My dog Cosmo will have so much fun!     One of the best things about Nirvana Wine Bar and Grillerie  is t...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
This great Vernon Hills Home at 155 Royal Oak Drive in Grosse Pointe Village Subdivision SOLD in less than 2 weeks. Grosse Pointe Village is located east of Route 83 and South of Route 45. Grosse Pointe Village of Vernon Hills is a highly desired subdivision made up of beautiful homes that were built in the late 80's early 90's. The subdivision is a wonderfully landscaped area with sidewalks throughout and with a great community of people. Not only did we just sell our listing on Royal Oak Drive but we recently Sold our buyers a home at 123 Sterling Heights Road. Grosse Pointe Village was a no brainer for our buyers who wanted great schools for their kids, close proximity to the expressways, shopping and restaurants. Vernon Hills Schools Grosse Pointe Village Subdivision in Vernon Hills...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Vernon Hills Schools- Which one is right for you? I hope the following  Vernon Hills School information will help guide you on your quest to answer the various questions you will have about the Vernon Hills local area schools, Vernon Hills  local schools are some of the finest in the country.  People are drawn to the Vernon Hills area from all over because of the excellent schools. The local Vernon Hills schools consistently do extremely  well on national and local tests and have the support of the community. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities available to the students. I will be glad to set up a tour or point you in the right direction to get your school questions answered. Local General School ResourcesOne of the most common requests I receive from my clients is for i...
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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 Schools Districts 73 & 128 are much sought after school districts that have people relocating to Vernon Hills. It includes: Hawthorn Elementary North - http://elemnorth.hawthorn73.org/ Hawthorn Elementary South - http://elemsouth.hawthorn73.org/ Aspen Elementary - http://aspen.hawthorn73.org/ Townline Elementary - http://townline.hawthorn73.org/ Hawthorn Middle School North - http://msn.hawthorn73.org/ Hawthorn Middle School South - http://mss.hawthorn73.org/ Vernon Hills High School - http://vhhscougars.org/ To View any of the schools websites select the school. All of the Elementary Schools and Middle Schools are pre-cursers in education that leads up to the renown High School that is extremely desirable and a great institution for learning. Vernon Hills High School is l...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
 Vernon Hills Real Estate Sales March 2010 Are you curious as to what Vernon Hills real estate listings went under contract in March  2010.  Whether you are in the market to buy a Vernon Hills home or to sell your current Vernon Hills  home, it is important to keep abreast of market statistics (or at least to work with a knowledgeable Vernon Hills REALTOR who does). Newspapers, national magazines, and television news report on regional and national trends, but aren't doing a very good job of explaining the local real estate market in Vernon Hills. 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 Vernon Hills real estate is worth in the  Vernon Hills subdivisions...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
In Vernon Hills, there are 98 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $527,463. There are 23 single family homes under contract with an average list price of $403,093. In the past 6 months, 45 single family homes have sold and closed with an average sold price of $437,147. 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 and rentals. Thinking of selling your home, Click Here to Find Your Home's Value. Looking for a home? Click Here to Sign up for My Property Finder. Benefits of Registration: View ALL MLS properties listed for sale. Save your searches — as many ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
A nationwide survey conducted by mortgage lender Fannie Mae found 65% of the homeowners and renters believe there is still value in owning a home. That means that nearly 2/3 of people survey still feel owning a home is a good bet. According to the chief economist at Fannie Mae, Doug Duncan, “Consumers are still committed to owning a home, but are showing increased cautiousness.” People are rethinking and adopting a more realistic approach. They are not willing to take on big risks. Flipping is becoming a thing of the past. More than 30%-40% felt personal safety and the quality of schools to be most important in their home search. Other results from the telephone survey of 3,451 people over the age of 18 were: 65% felt there is still value in owning a home 66% believe NOW is a good time...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
I typically do not repost my Blogs, however this Blog regarding Gregg's Landing Real Estate, and all of the subdivisons in the Development of Gregg's Landing has some great informatin for Vernon Hills Home Buyers.  I am a very active Vernon Hills Realtor and I am hopeful that this information will be helpful to you as well. If you have been through Gregg's Landing in Vernon Hills, you know it is a very unique area which has a lot to offer. There are 23 different communities within this subdivision, ranging from Townhouses to High End Custom Homes. When the Subdivision was originally built, the communities were called pods, and many different builders were involved in creating this Luxurious area that we know today.     Gregg's Landing features a golf course and a club house that attrac...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
 Summer Fun at the Vernon Hills Family Aquatic Center starts May 29th 2010  The Vernon Hills Park District Family Aquatic Center located at 635 N. Aspen Drive offers something for everyone.   From lap lanes to a 700 foot lazy river to a zero-depth pool and sand park for the little ones. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy a day at the pool.  A    day at the Vernon Hills aquatic center is a  great way to beat the Chicago Heat... The season begins May 29th 2010, and if your family  plans on spending more than a few days at this Vernon Hills refreshing venue this summer , its probably much more economical to buy a family pass.   If you purchase your season pass before April 30th a family of 4 residing in Vernon Hills will save $22.  If you would like to register for a season pass, cl...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
The Village of Vernon Hills and The Glacier Ice Arena have teamed up to host the Glacier Charity Skate on Sunday April 4th from noon to 2pm. The cost of admission is $8.00 an adult and $7.00 for children, skate rental is an additional $2.00. The admission fees and skate rental will be donated to the American Cancer Society's “Relay for Life” What is Relay For Life? Relay For Life (often shortened to Relay) is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Originating in the United States, the Relay For Life event has spread to 21 countries worldwide. Relay events are held in local communities, campus universities, military bases, and in cyberspace. Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the eve...
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By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
In Vernon Hills, there are 92 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $528,468. There are 20 single family homes under contract with an average list price of $422,613. In the past 6 months, 43 single family homes have sold and closed with an average sold price of $427,107. 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 and rentals. Thinking of selling your home, Click Here to Find Your Home's Value. Looking for a home? Click Here to Sign up for My Property Finder. Benefits of Registration: View ALL MLS properties listed for sale. Save your searches — as many ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
McCarthy's Restaurant and Irish Pub in the mall at Vernon Hills, Illinois has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day from March 13 -17 with Irish food, music, dancers and live entertainment.    Although you might have  missed some of the festivities already,  you won't want to miss the main celebrations today and tomorrow....Today  and tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday March 17 , there will be live entertaninment, Irish dancers and Bag Pipers.  The St. Patrick's menu includes all you can eat Corned Beef & Cabbage, Fish n Chips and Green Beer all week long.This friendly local restaurant  in Vernon Hills even has a llittle  Leprechaun  menu for children under 10..Although I'm not Irish, I love Saint Patricks Day and plan on stuffing myself with corned beef and cabbage tonight  Yum!Just...
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