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Prairie Fields Subdivision - Savoy, IL The village of Savoy in Champaign County, Illinois has in recent years become home to an increasing number of residents. According to the 2000 census, the population was 4,476 people. By 2010, it was up to 7,280! Prairie Fields has emerged as one of the most desired neighborhoods in Savoy with homes ranging in age from brand-new to around 15 years old. In addition to single-family homes there are condos and zerolots to choose from with prices for a home ranging from the upper $100,000s to the upper $200,000s. Most homes have between 2,000 (0 comments)
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, February 2012 - 03/23/12 02:45 PM
Champaign County IL Real Estate Market Report, February 2012 February 2012 Home Sales Information Compared to February 2011 The following real estate market information concerns only residential sales in greater Champaign County, IL and includes houses, condos, co-ops, and zerolots February 2012 Closed Home Sales: 131 units sold $125,088 average sale price 95.1% sale-to-list price ratio 119 average days on the market February 2011 Closed Home Sales: 115 units sold $124,831 average sale price 95.1% sale-to-list price ratio 123 average days on the market What's going on in the Champaign County, IL real estate market? Not surprisingly, sales (0 comments)
5 Steps to Getting Your Home Ready for the Market - 03/20/12 01:24 PM
Recently, I was asked by the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals to write an article for their blog on getting your Champaign home ready for the market. It was a fun article for me to put together and I thought I'd share it here on my own blog, as well. Please know that an experienced real estate agent can step in and help you with all of these things... you don't have to go it alone :-) Thanks for reading!
5 Steps to Getting Your Home Ready for the Market 1. Size Up Your Competition A large part of preparing (4 comments)
Good News for the Champaign Real Estate Market! - 03/12/12 06:13 PM
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending half an hour with a reporter from our local ABC news station answering loads of questions about our Champaign real estate market. Then last night, I got to be on the news again with my Homeplace Advisors sign and all :-) I was pleased to see that the story focuses on the positive trends that we're seeing right now, as that is what's "new" and, quite frankly, "news-worthy"! Also interesting is the reporter's interview of the home buyer at the beginning of the video. Click the image below to watch the full report, which (0 comments)
Bargain Buys at The I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign! - 03/07/12 03:48 PM
Ever heard of The I.D.E.A. Store? It's a local re-use shop that takes donations of gently used or partially used items and sells them for a deeply discounted price. Examples of items you might find at The I.D.E.A. Store would include: fabric, glass jars, pens, markers, ribbon, pieces of wood, frames, coloring books, notepads, egg cartons, sheet music, wrapping paper, buttons, boxes, and oh-so-much more!!! Here's what I bought yesterday for a grand total of...... $2.51 (Yes, two dollars and fifty-one cents. This is not a typo.)
The purpose of my visit was to purchase a few things for an (0 comments)
SOLD in Ashland Park - Champaign IL - 03/07/12 01:58 PM
Homeplace Advisors is pleased to announce that this beautiful Ashland Park home is now SOLD! It was previously on the market with no bites. The seller then contacted Homeplace Advisors and we're grateful to her for putting her trust in us. After hard work and team effort, this home is now officially OFF the market and the seller is able to move on, without attachments! Congrats to both our wonderful seller and the new homeowner!
You're too late for this one, but don't worry! There are currently other homes on the market in Ashland Park! Search Homes for Sale in (0 comments)
Like the city of Champaign, Savoy experienced a drop in total listings and total home sales for 2011 compared to 2010 but saw a substantial increase in average sale price. Also impressive is the steady sale-to-list price ratio for Savoy (this number for both Urbana and Champaign has dropped to around 95%). But by far the most fun statistic to report (yes, I'm a dork) has been the increase in pending sales. A pending sale (0 comments)
Compared to 2010, there were more listings and fewer home sales in Urbana in 2011. With tougher competition, it's easy to understand why the average sale price dropped a little, as well. Interestingly, the neighboring city of Champaign saw fewer listings in 2011 (as well as fewer sales). Champaign also experienced an increase in sales in the highest price range while Urbana (2 comments)
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