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Confessions of a Home Stager... I Have to Admit...I Was a Member of THAT Group! - 01/30/12 09:13 PM
I love this candid post by a fantastic home stager...one I wish lived here near Champaign-Urbana! Being part of the "just paint it and clean it and if they don't like it tough!" club (as Kathy eloquently puts it) is quite typical. The problem is, as noted in this article, that attitude isn't very helpful when it comes to selling homes! The vast majority of buyers want move-in ready and won't be able to look past stained carpets, dated brass light fixtures, eccentric wall colors, etc. If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, making some changes (2 comments)
2011 Champaign IL Real Estate Market Report - 01/18/12 07:52 PM
2011 Champaign IL Real Estate Market Report Another year has passed us by and we're off to a fresh, new start! Let's take one last look at 2011 and see how the year measured up in terms of the real estate market in Champaign IL...
As you can see in the above chart, we ended the year with slightly more total sales in 2011 than in 2010, up by about 4.4%, while average sale price decreased by just over 6%. All year long I've been talking about how the number of home sales in the price range of $1 to (4 comments)
Champaign IL Housing Market Report 4th Quarter 2011 - 01/18/12 02:54 PM
Champaign IL Housing Market Report 4th Quarter 2011 Once again we've ended another quarter with a few more total sales than we had for the same quarter last year, though average sale price is down slightly and days on the market are up. Interestingly, we've averaged fewer homes on the market for the 4th quarter of 2011 than we were seeing in 2010, and this fact combined with an increase in sales has meant that the absorption rate for the area remains for this last bit of the year at slightly better, lower numbers than last year. (Check out December's market (2 comments)
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, December 2011 - 01/17/12 04:48 PM
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, December 2011 December 2011 Residential Sales Information Compared to December 2010 The following real estate market information concerns only residential sales in greater Champaign County, IL and includes houses, condos, co-ops, and zerolots December 2011 Closed Sales Statistics: 164 units sold $129,688 average sale price 95.2% sale-to-list price ratio 126 average days on the market December 2010 Closed Sales Statistics: 150 units sold $129,087 average sale price 95.0% sale-to-list price ratio 93 average days on the market What's going on in our Champaign, IL real estate market? Yet another December has (0 comments)
Champaign County IL Real Estate Extremes for 2011 - 01/11/12 12:00 PM
Last year around this time, I searched high and low...literally...to come up with a list of real estate extremes for the previous year. What was the most expensive home sold in and around Champaign IL during the year? Which home had the least square footage? etc. It was such a fun exercise I've decided to do it again! Let's take a look at real estate extremes for 2011: Most Expensive Home Sold: Situated in Greencroft subdivision in Champaign, this stately home sold for $1,025,000. A close runner-up located nearby sold for $955,500. Interestingly, there were 8 homes that sold in 2011 (0 comments)
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