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Are you in the market to buy a home this comming year in the Barrington Illinois area? Perhaps you will be relocating from another state and have identified Barrington IL as your target market. Maybe you've had enough of busy Chicago city life and want to come out to the green countryside style of the Barrington area. Are the schools bringing you here? Whatever (2 comments)
Buying and Selling Homes and Land in Barrington Hills IL - What About Those Power Lines? - 12/29/09 03:05 PM
Are those Power Lines going to affect the sale or purchase of a home in Barrington Hills? First let me tell you I cannot give you the answer about how living near power lines will or will not affect your health or your children's health. I am not a Doctor or a Scientist. There are however plenty of articles online some of which talk about: Alzheimer's disease Cancer Children and Leukemia How Much EMF is Too Much How Close is Too Close I have to assume that the closer you are to them, if there are side effects then you will (3 comments)
Buying Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent Writes Your Offer -Page Three - 12/29/09 01:37 PM
If you are Buying Barrington IL Real Estate - as your Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent I will be writing your offer. Page three deals with inspections and mortgages. If you missed my introduction read it here: Buying Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Is Your Barrington IL Realtor Fully Explaining The Purchase Contract then Page one dealt with the property you wish to make an offer and how much you want to pay. Page two dealt with closing date and possession, disclosures, attorney review. Page three will address professional inspections with notices and mortgage contingencies. As the buyer you can have an (0 comments)
The Cardinal - State Bird of Illinois - Bright and Pretty Against a Harsh Landscape - 12/28/09 03:58 PM
The Northern Cardinal is the State Bird of Illinois. A sign that winter has arrived is the brilliant crimson red of The Cardinal. It's not that they only visit at winter - more that he becomes obvious. In fact they live here year round. The male is red - the female brown with a red breast. In the summer they are not as noticeable as they can hide in the trees and bushes amongst the leaves like all the other birds. Seen below is a male bird helping himself the the seeds dropped by birds above him on the birdfeeder in (1 comments)
Winter has arrived in Barrington. What To Do About The Driveway - A Little Tongue in Cheek - 12/24/09 02:50 PM
Unless you have a snow clearing service, getting your car from the garage to the street can present challenges. For those in light weight sports cars, it’s probably time to hang up the keys until more favorable weather appears. For those with AWD (all wheel drive) or 4x4 capabilities the necessity to clear the driveway is typically only limited by either the depth of snow vs. ground clearance of the vehicle or the willingness to experience “off-roading”. Fortunately for those whose vehicles don’t fit into either of the preceding categories there are still a few options. Hibernate in your Barrington residence (4 comments)
This Barrington Illinois House Has A Sprinkler System - Awesome Green Grass All Summer Long - No Not For The Lawn! - 12/24/09 01:52 PM
Not All Sprinkler Systems Are For Your Grass. Residential fire protection systems - these typically comprise of smoke detectors and an alarm bell that may be connected to a security system and remote monitoring. For new construction the installation of an internal water based sprinkler system has become a code requirement for many of the Barrington Illinois Villages. These systems are designed to give the occupants more time to escape from the building. The systems are very similar to those seen in offices and commercial building. Sprinkler heads are generally mounted in the ceiling and are connected through a powerful electric (0 comments)
My Son The EMT - Happy Christmas Mom - The Best Gift I Could Have Asked For! - 12/24/09 12:24 PM
My Son The EMT - Happy Christmas Mom - The Best Gift I Could Have Asked For! My youngest son found his final year at high school extremely boring - Grades were sliding and it was obvious he had all be switched off. In April this year he decided that he had just plain had enough and wanted out. After a small discussion I realized that even if I made him stay he was not going to graduate. So at age 17 we signed him out with the understanding he had to do his GED. At the end of the year (4 comments)
Barrington IL Real Estate - Homes Sold Market Data Report - Year 2009 - 12/21/09 03:44 PM
Barrington IL Real Estate - Homes Sold Market Data Report - Year 2009 As we near the end of 2009 I am putting the final touches to many of my market reports but with only a few closings likely to occur for Barrington IL Real Estate by the end of the year I am posting this one a little ahead of time. Sales of detached homes in the Barrington IL Real Estate market have averaged about 220 days on market with not a lot of variation. Sales of attached homes - condos and townhomes - in the Barrington IL Real Estate (1 comments)
Barrington IL Real Estate - Your Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent Writes Your Offer To Purchase - Page Two - 12/20/09 04:19 PM
If you are Buying Barrington IL Real Estate - as your Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent I will be writing your offer. Page two deals with closing, disclosures and Attorney review. If you missed my introduction read it here: Buying Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Is Your Barrington IL Realtor Fully Explaining The Purchase Contract then Page one dealt with the property you wish to make an offer and how much you want to pay. Page 2 of our purchase contract first deals with closing and then possession of the home you want to buy. The first thing to decide is a (1 comments)
Barrington Homes - Protecting Your Basement - Backing Up Your Sump Pump - 12/19/09 05:05 PM
Barrington Homes - Protecting Your Basement - Backing Up Your Sump Pump Basements - full or partial - large or small - finishined or not - are all useful and often main living space areas in any home - but only as long as they remain dry! Homeowners spend tens of thousands of dollars on finishing a basement - or entrust the space to store valuables, yet they often overlook the investment in a back-up for their sump pump. Why do you need a back-up? Simply put, when the power goes out or if the pumps fails you loose the ability of (2 comments)
Short Sales Schaumburg Illinois - Condo Price Reduction - 631 Derry Ct - Schaumburg - IL - $75000 - 12/18/09 12:11 PM
Short Sales Schaumburg Illinois - Condo Price Reduction - 631 Derry Ct - Schaumburg - IL - $75000 Just reduced from $85000 to $75000 this is a 3rd level - top level 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo in the Lakewood subdivision of Schaumburg Illinois. The kitchen and black appliances were all new just 3 years ago. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and the master bedroom has a huge walk in closet and an in unit laundry with appliances. This condo is for sale as a short sale - so allow time for acceptance of your offer by the (0 comments)
Living with a Chronic Disease and Selling a Home - Crohns Disease - 12/17/09 11:14 AM
Living with a Chronic Disease and Selling a Home - Crohns Disease There are always considerations for home sellers that we as agents probably do not always think about or really understand. Unless of course you happen to live with some-one that has a chronic disease that always needs planning. My eldest son, now 20 was diagnosed with Crohns Disease when he was 15. It took a year of ever increasing pain, some starts and stops with various treatments for stomach pain, and a visit to a wonderful Doctor Adams in Florida to finally get a diagnosis for him. During that (6 comments)
The Shires of Inverness IL - Inverness Illinois Townhomes - Close to Harper College - 12/16/09 09:09 PM
The Shires of Inverness IL is a community of Townhomes in Inverness Illinois and is close to Harper College All homes are siutated on Shire Circle accessed from Roselle Road. Landscaping is mature which gives a natural setting to The Shires and there is a large pond on the north side. Most of the homes are townhomes with a few duplexes and there are also a few condos. You can choose from 2 story or ranch townhomes, some of which have walk out basements.
The Shires of Inverness Illinois Property Features: Built early 1980's 2 to 4 bedrooms 2 to 4 (1 comments)
Braymore Hills - Inverness Illinois Luxury Homes - Search Inverness IL Luxury Homes - 12/15/09 09:29 PM
Braymore Hills is a subdivision of luxury homes in Inverness Illinois - You can search for other homes in Inverness IL in USA but not Inverness in Scotland. Braymore Hills in Inverness IL is a large subdivision of 147 luxury homes and lots situated around Braymore Lake. There are five distinct parts to the lake as well as four ponds and open spaces. The subdivision is well designed so many of the homes are waterfront properties. The roads undulate and wind through the subdivision which can be accessed from Barrington Road or Bradwell Road.
Many of the homes were built (1 comments)
Barrington IL Real Estate - Your Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent Writes Your Offer To Purchase - Page One - 12/14/09 05:55 PM
If you are Buying Barrington IL Real Estate - as your Barrington Illinois Buyers Agent I will be writing your offer. Let's start with Page one. If you missed my introduction read it here: Buying Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Is Your Barrington IL Realtor Fully Explaining The Purchase Contract Paragraph 1 shown below is where we will write your name/s. If we do not know the sellers name we commonly put OOR which is Owner of Record. Paragraph 2 is the property information. We enter the lot size, the address including county and PIN - Property Identification Number. If the (1 comments)
Buying Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Is Your Barrington IL Realtor Fully Explaining The Purchase Contract - 12/14/09 03:21 PM
Are you buying Real Estate in Barrington Illinois? As your Barrington IL Realtor I am here to fully explain the purchase contract. A purchase contract is used to make an offer on any residential Barrington Illinois real estate you want to buy and it is 15 pages long. Ugh I hear you say - maybe so, but you must take the time to go through it and understand it before you sign. It is a legal document and not to be taken lightly. Some of it will not apply to you - so we are not talking hours - 30 minutes (0 comments)
Barrington Illinois Townhomes - Deer Park Estates - End Unit For Rent - Month to Month - $2500 - 12/11/09 10:24 PM
Immediately available is this end unit townhome in Deer Park Estates. Owners prefer a month to month arrangement with no long term lease. Perfect for house hunters - while searching for a new home in the Barrington or Deer Park Illinois area, you can live in this almost new townhome in Deer Park Estates. Nearby is Barrington, Deer Park, North Barrington, Lake Zurich, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Palatine, Arlington heights and Inverness. Perhaps you need to move out of your current home and the new one is not yet ready. Why sign a year long lease - come and live (5 comments)
South Barrington Homes - South Barrington Illinois Real Estate - Luxury Homes - Cook County IL - 12/11/09 09:56 PM
As a real estate agent in Barrington Illinois and a resident of the Barrington area, I help people decide which Barrington Village is right for them. If you have decided that South Barrington Illinois is the village for you I can help you search all South Barrington Homes for sale until you find the perfect piece of South Barrington Illinois real estate. If you need more information this article will give you a little insight into South Barrington IL. Of course if you have questions - feel free to call me or leave a comment here and I'll get back to (0 comments)
The Glen South Barrington. Luxury Homes in a Gated Community. - 12/10/09 05:48 PM
One of the first gated communities to be built in South Barrington is The Glen, which 20 years on has a few vacant lots yet to be built on. Many of the homes here were built by Harris Builders in the late 1980's and are similar in styling and size. The average home here is a 4 bedroom, 3 plus bathroom home with brick or stone exterior on a 1 plus acre lot. Full basements, some are walk-out and back up to Lake Adalyn itself. Residents are allowed to swim in the lake or use non gas powered boats. Of course (0 comments)
Bridlewood of South Barrington Illinois- Affordable Homes under $1 Milllion - 12/10/09 05:00 PM
Bridlewood of South Barrington Illinois is a subdivision of 19 homes built in the late 1980's. Since 2005 there have only been 2 re-sales in Bridlewood. Homes are typically 4 bedrooms 3 or more bathrooms on 1 or 2 acre lots. Street names for Bridlewood in South Barrington Illinois are: Bridlewood Trail Squire Court Foxshire Court There are currently no Homes for sale in Bridlewood South Barrington in the Barrington IL MLS - A search of the foreclosure records found no properties in pre-foreclosure. There are no foreclosure listings or short sales in Bridlewood - South Barrington Illinois. Not sure (0 comments)
The Coves - Waterfront Real Estate - South Barrington Illinois - 12/03/09 06:37 PM
The Coves in South Barrington Illinois is a fabulous subdivision of homes situated around an 85 acre lake as you can see in the photo below. The two lakes in this subdivision are South Lake of The Coves (shown) and Lake of The Coves and they are reservoirs. Home to ducks and geese and other birds there is also an island in the middle. Many of the homes in The Coves have water frontage, so if you are looking for waterfront real estate in Barrington - The Coves has the largest selection of homes around a lake.
Real estate in (8 comments)
Cutters Run Subdivision - South Barrington Homes Illinois - Luxury Features and Amenities - 12/02/09 03:48 PM
Cutters Run is a subdivision of 56 luxury single family homes in South Barrington IL and is divided with 19 homes in North Cutters Run and 37 homes in South Cutters Run. Most homes were built in the 1990's with one or two newer homes. Lot sizes are typical for South Barrington Illinois, being between 1 and 2 acres. There is just one small lake between Cutters Run North and Cutters Run South so a few properties have a waterfront feature. Cutters Run South Barrington IL can be found off Bartlett Rd south of Palatine Road opposite the final phase of (0 comments)
Spring Creek - South Barrington IL Luxury Homes - Illinois Luxury Real Estate on Acreage - 12/01/09 03:48 PM
Spring Creek is a subdivision of 34 luxury homes in South Barrington Illinois - properties were built in the early 1990's with a few as young as 1 or 2 years old. Access is from either W Penny Road or Bartlett Road within easy reach of Higgins Rd and I 90 for commuting and The Arboretum at South Barrington IL for shopping. Lot sizes for homes on Spring Creek are very typical in size for South Barrington Luxury Homes ranging from 1 to 2 acres - there are 5 small lakes.
Spring Creek South Barrington Property Features: Typically you will (1 comments)
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