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st charles: St. Charles and Surrounding Areas Show 16% Increase in Home Sales - 09/09/12 07:26 PM
The number of homes under contract in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Wayne and Elburn has increased an amazing 53% since August of 2011. The number of homes sold has increased 16% in August of this year compared to August of last year. The total inventory of homes for sale has dropped over 50% to 6.2 months, which means that at the current rate of sales it would take 6.2 months to sell all the existing listings. A housing market is considered to be in balance when the inventory is at 6 months. Inventory of greater than 6 months favors buyers, while lower levels of inventory create more of a (1 comments)
st charles: Saving Your Lawn in St.Charles, Geneva & Batavia, IL - 07/16/12 05:23 PM
Is your lawn looking pretty bad this year? Mine certainly looks brown and crunchy. We’ve been facing drought-like conditions here in the Fox Valley. I've been focused on preserving my gardens with hand-watering, so by mid-June the lawn at my St. Charles home looked like it usually does at the end of August. As a homeowner, you should take precautions to minimize the long-term impact of a damaged lawn. A stressed lawn is subject to weeds, grubs, and complete die-off if the root systems are severely damaged. To water a brown lawn back to health, start with a steady watering schedule — (5 comments)
st charles: Short Sales and Foreclosures: Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles May 2012 - 05/19/12 07:49 AM
Short Sales and Foreclosures: Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles May 15, 2012 Just about every client I work wants to know how short sales and foreclosures will affect them. If you’re a home buyer, you have heard that these can be a great deal but hard to buy. If you’re a seller, you need to understand how distressed property sales bring down the value of traditional sales and how to market past the difficulties. Here in the Fox Valley short sales and foreclosures account for a significant percent of the home sales: Batavia Single Family: 33% Geneva Single Family: 23% St. Charles Single Family: 26% (3 comments)
st charles: St. Charles, IL Brush Pick Up November 2010 - 11/05/10 12:29 AM
The last Brush Pick Up day of 2010 is rapidly approaching in St. Charles, IL: November 15 on the East side and November 22 on the West side. Brush can be placed on the parkway, cut ends facing the street. Play it safe, have your brush out before 7:00 a.m. Monday! Please remember: Brush that does not conform to pick-up requirements will not be picked up. do not tie bundles of brush with rope or wire brush must not be piled higher than 4 feet brush must never be piled in the street do not place metal, grass, leaves, dirt, roots (0 comments)
st charles: Majestic Oaks, St. Charles, IL: Gracious Homes, Great East Side Location - 08/15/10 03:25 AM
Majestic Oaks offers gracious, traditionally styled homes built on wooded rolling hills on the east side of St. Charles, IL. These homes are located in the highly regarded St. Charles d303 school district and are walking distance from the middle and high schools. St. Charles East High School is ranked in the top 6% of all high schools in the US. Parks and playlots provide open space and lots of room for kids to play. The subdivision backs to a protected nature preserve. Majestic Oaks is located about 20 miles from O'Hare airport, 40 miles from downtown Chicago, and about 20 (8 comments)
st charles: St. Charles, IL 60174 Market Data July 05 - 07/07/10 02:18 AM
This week's data for the 60174 zip code in St. Charles, IL, shows that inventory is slightly increasing, while prices are relatively flat. Day to day experience in listing and selling property in this area has seen a drop off in showings, so serious sellers are seriously considering price reductions. This report is for single family homes. Jul 05 Exec Sum Saint Charles L 60174 SF (2 comments)
Virtually everyone I know uses Google in their business, community services or personal lives. The depth and reach of thier database has spawned an incredible range of applications for using the data and search functions. What is Googgle Piknik, or the Google Wonder Wheel? I use them both for my real estate website and blog! Here is an amazing list of the Top 50 Google Tools for Business. Thanks Brad Andersohn!
Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): The Top 50 Google Tools for Business This compilation is for all of you out there who use Google for (3 comments)
st charles: Living in St. Charles, IL - Summer Camp Choices - 05/10/10 02:20 PM
Living in St. Charles, IL - Summer Camp Choices For families Living in In St. Charles, IL there many ways to keep kids away from the TV and out of the house during the summer. Many families look first to the award-winning St. Charles Park District for St. Charles, IL - Summer Camp Choices. The St. Charles Park District offers Summer Camp Programs starting June 7 and running throughout the summer. The camps are categorized by age groups, topics and activities. In just a few weeks, hundreds of kids will fill up the Park District facilities to have fun, make new (0 comments)
st charles: Showing, and Showing, and Showing in St. Charles, IL....Lessons Learned - 05/09/10 04:51 PM
I have been so fortunate recently to be working with quite a few buyer clients in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia, IL. I've had a couple of transferees, a few existing clients, some sellers thinking about price reductions -- a great mix and a lot of work but buyers are important to my business. I just realized that I have shown every weekend day for the last five weekends -- dozens and dozens of showings. My family room table has at least 10 stacks of listing sheets and my children are getting tired of the Panera-Subway-Papa Johns feeding rotation, which I (7 comments)
st charles: St. Charles, IL Fun Activities April Calender - 04/04/10 02:40 PM
St. Charles, IL Fun Activities means you will never be bored again if you live anywhere near St. Charles, IL. Since the 1920s, St. Charles has been known as a resort and recreation town in the beautiful Fox River Valley. Throughout the year there are hundreds of activities scheduled for fun and recreation. St. Charles, IL Fun Activities includes the famous Dragon Boat Races at the Pride of the Fox River Fest in June, or catch a ball game with the AAA Kane County Cougars through the Spring, Summer and Fall. The Fox River Queen offers paddleboat rides on the Fox (0 comments)
st charles: St. Charles 10 Year Market Trends - 01/12/10 08:38 AM
Despite what some people hear on TV or read in the paper, many don't believe that their home will sell for less then they want. Sometimes they insist that their community is not affected by the housing slump. This chart from Zillow helps tell the story of the drop in sales prices. In my community, St. Charles, IL, the median sales price for 2009 has dropped below to 2004 levels (median means half the sales above and half below this price point, it's not the same as the average). A picture tells the story better than a long explanation, so a (0 comments)
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