real estate: Mount Prospect Websites - 12/10/10 01:08 PM
Every now and than I check some of Chicago's suburban websites, to see their online presence. Mount Prospect has a state of the art website with all the info any of it's residents would need. The snap shot below proves it.
 

 
One great addition is Experience Mount Prospect. Where you can find about shopping, dining and what else there is to enjoy.
 

 
These sites are awesome, but they do miss the social media. I follow a few of the suburban park districts on twitter and even on Facebook.  We can choose a local blogger ;) … (0 comments)

real estate: Park Ridge, IL Real Estate Trends ~ Dec 2010 - 12/09/10 11:57 AM
Park Ridge, IL Real Estate Trends ~ December 2010.
On the image below we can see Park Ridge real estate trends year to date. The table in the image below is showing us statistics of the homes that are currently on the market by the price range.
Here are some numbers that are not shown on the table below that I generated from our local MLS MRED real estate data. Average market price of a single family home in Park Ridge , IL today is $579,671 and $272,640 is for attached single family homes. Year to date there were 373 homes … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Trends For Condos And Townhomes In Northbrook, IL - 12/03/10 06:37 AM
Real Estate Trends for Condos & Townhomes in Northbrook, IL ~ December 2010.
There are some great homes available on the market in Northbrook, IL. Here are the real estate trends that I compiled from MLS that could give us an idea what to expect if we would buy or sell in Northbrook. Currently there are 179 attached single family homes available in Northbrook, IL. There were 151 condos and townhouses sold year to date with an average sold price of $240,010.  As I type the average price of the condos and townhomes in Northbrook, IL is $267,627. The average market … (0 comments)

real estate: Condos And Townhomes In Des Plaines, IL - 11/30/10 09:13 AM
Real Estate Trends for Condos & Townhomes in Des Plaines, IL ~ November 2010.
There are some great homes available on the market in Des Plaines, IL. Here are the real estate trends that I compiled from MLS that could give us an idea what to expect if we would buy or sell in Des Plaines. Currently there are 532 attached single family homes available in Des Plaines, IL. There were 402 condos and townhouses sold year to date with an average sold price of $117,194.  As I type the average price of the condos and townhomes in Des Plaines, IL … (0 comments)

real estate: The Cat's Meow Gift Shop ~ Glenview - 11/25/10 11:51 AM
Do you shop locally? There are many unique stores in downtown villages of suburban Chicago-land. I have to stop a few times a year in downtown Glenview at Cat's Meow for great gifts.

They always have something that is just right for the occasion.
 
 
From  pins, custom jewelry, collectibles  ...
 
  
Christmas ornaments, Red Hat .....
 

Greeting cards for pet lovers and all other cards we may need.
 

This one is not for sale.
 

No gas, medicine, food, or flu shots are offered here.
 

Link to Cat's … (2 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect Turkey Trot - 11/22/10 08:46 AM

Mount Prospect Jaycees 47th Annual Turkey Trot
Since 1963 On Thanksgiving morning the Mt. Prospect Jaycees have also hosted this annual Turkey Trot for families in the Mount Prospect community. The Turkey Trot run is hosted at the Mount Prospect Golf Course and is now the oldest continual running event in the Chicagoland area.
When: Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25, 2010Where: Mt. Prospect Golf Course, 600 See GwunTime: First race begins at 9:15 AM ( 8:00 AM Check-in )Cost: Adults, 15 and up- $15, Children 14 and under – $5
To get the application and more info about the … (3 comments)

real estate: At The Grove In Glenview - 11/19/10 03:59 AM
 I recently visited the craft fair at The Grove in Glenview National Historic Landmark and took a few shots and the flier with upcoming events for 2011.
Upcoming Events - 2011
Garden Show - May 14 & 15
Civil War Days - July 23 & 24
Grove Folk Fest - October 2.
Craft Faire - Nov. 3-6, 10-13
Holiday Store - Nov. 25 - Dec. 23
The Grove is open to the public:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
Kennicot House: Sun., 1-4pm (Feb.-Sept.)
Directions to The Grove on Google maps.
 
There are many areas to … (1 comments)

real estate: Northbrook, IL Real Estate Trends ~ Nov 2010 - 11/12/10 06:26 AM
Northbrook, IL Real Estate Trends ~ November 2010.
On the image below we can see Northbrook real estate trends year to date. The first half of the table is showing us statistics of the homes that are currently on the market. From the left to the right we can see real estate trends by the numbers of the bedrooms. Average market price of a single family home in Northbrook , IL today is $686,996.
The second half of the table is showing us the statistics of sold properties year to date. The average price of a sold single family home … (2 comments)

real estate: America Recycles Day ~ Glenview - 11/11/10 06:59 AM
Learn why recycling is important and take part in some fun family crafts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie on Saturday, November 13, 10 am-2 pm. Admission is FREE

Bring in your old gym shoes to be recycled as part of the Village of Glenview’s participation in the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program, and learn how new life can be brought into your stinky old sneakers.

Visit my North Of Chicago Real Estate and other stuff blog to keep up to date with other local recycling events.
Feel free to contact me for any real estate needs in Glenview, IL … (0 comments)

real estate: Movies Filmed In Chicago's North Shore - 11/06/10 07:58 AM
There is a movie set in Glenview, IL this week.  “Contagion,” an action-thriller directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotlliard, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne starring. Will any of the locals be surprised by a star sighting?
Few other movies filmed near by:
The Weather Man (Skokie, Evanston) with Nicolas Cage and Derailed with Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston were fillmed in 2005.
Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan had one scene filmed at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie.
Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck, Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin, Shattered Glass with … (4 comments)

real estate: 15 Item Lanes - 11/05/10 02:05 PM
Are you obeying 15 item lanes at the local grocery stores? Do employees respect those rules?
I love it when I see when the customer is moved to the other register, because they miraculously could not see that sign. We see them above our heads in Trader Joe's, they are visible in Dominick's, Jewel-Osco, Whole Foods ... all of them have that Quick lane for people who made a quick stop.
Some people love to break that rule, some of us would not go to that lane with more items even if the lane was empty.
Not too long ago I … (2 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect, IL Real Estate Trends - 11/05/10 07:50 AM
Mount Prospect, IL Real Estate Trends ~ November 2010.
On the image below we can see Mount Prospect real estate trends year to date. The first half of the table is showing us statistics of the homes that are currently on the market. From the left to the right we can see real estate trends by the numbers of the bedrooms. Average market price of a single family home in Mount Prospect , IL today is $344,474.
The second half of the table is showing us the statistics of sold properties year to date. The average price of a sold … (0 comments)

real estate: Glenview, IL Real Estate Trends - 11/04/10 05:20 PM
Latest Real Estate market trends in Glenview, IL.
Average market time is 250 days and the average listed price of the home in Glenview, IL is $563,999.  We can see the average market time , days on market, and homes available by price range on the image below. The average price for sold homes was $483,793, the maximum price was $2,800,000, and the minimum was sold for $40,000 year to date.
Report was generated from MLS MRED Real Estate Data.
 
To see the real estate market trends from 2005 - 2009 in Glenview, IL follow the link to my North … (0 comments)

real estate: Halloween Homes - 11/01/10 11:55 AM
Recently I wrote a blog post Glenview Road In Autumn and I kept a few images of Halloween Homes for November 1st.

Few blocks down the road some heads are hanging. Luckily it was day time.

Were kids courageous enough to ask for candy ?

I bet no one was walking alone at night the last few days ...
             
Thinking to move to a scary neighborhood in North Shore ;)

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real estate: We Are Oakton Event At Des Plaines Campus - 11/01/10 08:16 AM
Cattle rancher, documentary host, and CBS-Channel 2 news anchor Bill Kurtis is the keynote speaker for We Are Oakton: 40 Years of Inspired Teaching, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Nov. 6, at Oakton's Des Plaines campus.
 
Tickets are $10 and include a continental breakfast. Proceeds benefit Oakton’s Student Scholarship Fund.
 

For reservations and more information, call 847.635.1893.
More at Oakton's Community College website.
 
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home or may have short sale needs feel free to contact me.
Homes By Haris
 
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real estate: One Year Without A Cigarette - 10/29/10 03:39 PM
STOP SMOKING were the words I was hearing almost every day.
I wish .. I would love to ... I'm working on it ... One day I will .... Why should I; I loved it ...
I was not a social smoker, not even close to social smoker. I was a heavy heavy smoker, probably 3 cigarettes before I finished my first cup of coffee. Everything had to be planed around the cigarette. Months before quiting, I was reading all sorts of forums on how to quit. Everything led me to do it cold turkey.
My wife was already an ex … (5 comments)

real estate: North Of Chicago Foreclosure Update - 10/29/10 05:36 AM
Foreclosure filing numbers are not slowing in Chicago region by Woodstock Institute.
Here are the numbers for some of the north and northwest Chicago suburbs. Compared numbers are 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2009 to 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2010. Follow the links bellow to the complete list of six county Chicago Region.
                          2010-2Q    2009-2Q     2010-3Q    2009-3Q
Arlington Heights       121         58               136          101
Deerfield                       16         11                20             15
Des Plaines                162         92               172           99
Evanston                       91          66              102            62
Glenview                      72          42               54            82
Highland Park              … (1 comments)

real estate: I Had An App For Real Estate - 10/22/10 06:04 PM
Few days ago I was with a client in Niles, IL and I had an app for that.

While I was showing a home, my client saw a sign of a home for sale across the street and wondered: "How much is that home?" I had that cool moment with a big smile: " It's this much, with that many rooms, bathrooms .... check the pics with app for this. This particular app is so cool. It shows all homes on the market from your spot. The closest one first with all the info you need. I felt like a … (3 comments)

real estate: Niles, IL Real Estate Trends - 10/22/10 12:02 PM
Latest Real Estate market trends for Niles, IL.
Average market time is 233 days and the average listed price of the home in Niles, IL is $271,370.  We can see more details on the image below.  Average market time , days on market, and homes available by price range. There were 245 sold properties year to date with an average market time of 187 days. Expired and canceled listings would change the average market drastically in my opinion.

Here is the link to a blog post about condominium trends in Niles. My latest blog post in the condo series was … (1 comments)

real estate: Glenview Road In Autumn - 10/21/10 02:15 PM
I went for a walk last weekend and enjoyed the change of the leaves in Glenview, IL.

My wife and I walked from downtown Glenview to Harms Woods on Glenview Road.

I have no idea what kind of car this is, but I've seen this cool ride many times in the area.

I have no idea why, but cross road sign images are always fun.

It is time to enjoy the mums .....

Entrance to the North Shore Country Club.
        
They sell this fall bike at the local cyclery .... just … (5 comments)

 
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