real estate: Second Opinion Anyone - 02/21/10 02:32 AM
Do we go for second opinions?
Many decisions that we make in our lives, lead us to look for at least one more opinion.
When we are in a restaurant, we ask the waiter for his opinion. If I'm buying something to wear and my wife is not around, I would need to look for eye contact from anybody for a second opinion. In this case, a word from a fashionable lady would be the best . Not much money involved, right?
When we bought our last big TV for example. We did our homework. We checked the online prices and … (5 comments)

real estate: Condominium Living In Skokie - 02/15/10 03:09 PM
Here are some condominum living facts for Skokie, IL

Currently there are 287 Attached Single Family Homes on the market in Skokie, IL.

As I type there are 57 Condos under contract in Skokie, IL.

Average current price is $182,380 in Skokie, IL.

The most affordable Attached Single Family home in Skokie is $74,900and the most expensive one is $650,000.
 
If you are thinking of selling or buying, feel free to contact me for any Real Estate questions regarding Skokie, IL and other neighboring areas.
Check here for my regular posts on the local … (1 comments)

real estate: Glenview , IL Real Estate Market Trends 2005 - 2009 - 02/13/10 04:01 PM
I collected all the data about Glenview, IL from MLS and made this easy to understand chart so we can see the real estate market trends for the past five years.
As we can see below, there were 466 properties sold in 2009 in Glenview, IL with an average market time of 211 days. Average sold price was $467,077. Before the bubble burst, the home value was 26% higher in 2007 comparing with today's average home value in Glenview, IL. There were 34 more homes sold in 2009 compared to 2008.

Here is an interesting real estate inormation for Glenview, … (1 comments)

real estate: Morton Grove, IL Real Estate Market Trends 2005 - 2009 - 02/06/10 02:42 AM
I collected all the data about Morton Grove, IL from MLS and made this easy to understand chart so we can see the real estate market trends for the past five years.
As we can see below, there were 198 properties sold in 2009 in Morton Grove, IL with an average market time of 168 days. Average sold price was $274,865. Before the bubble bursted, the home value was 30% higher in 2006 comparing with today's average home value in Morton Grove, IL. There were 198 homes sold in 2009 compared with 177 in 2008.

 
Few Stats from National … (3 comments)

real estate: Niles, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009 - 01/24/10 04:49 PM
There were 221 properties sold in 2009 in Niles, IL with an average market time of 196 days. Average sold price was $246,982. The minimum sold home had a value of $57,000 and the most expensive sold home was $785,000 in 2009.
 

Below real estate statistics chart is for detached single family homes sold in 2009.
 

 
On the first chart you can see, market time, average sold price, and how many condos and townhomes were sold in 2009.
 

 
Few Stats from National Association of REALTORS®, 2009
Selling a home is a full-time job. … (0 comments)

real estate: Text, Email, Phone - 01/19/10 04:30 PM
I do not think that all the professions are losing phone contact.
We have all the networks. To type, text, tweet , but we still need to make a phone call. I read an article that professionals are losing some business because, some business professionals are using way too much of everything but not enough of a phone.

 
Are we losing a personal touch? I did not yet scheduled a listing appointment without voice contact. We do have that option on MLS. I did use it, and followed up with a call.
I received an email a few days … (11 comments)

real estate: Skokie, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009 - 01/18/10 05:57 AM
There were 463 properties sold in 2009 in Skokie, IL with an average market time of 151 days. Average sold price was $268,598. The minimum sold home had a value of $65,000 and the most expensive sold home was $1,140,000 in 2009.
 
On the first chart you can see, market time, average sold price, and how many condos and townhomes were sold in 2009.

Below real estate statistics chart is for detached single family homes sold in 2009.

Skokie, IL Real Estate Market Statistics for 2009 by the price.

Few Stats from National Association of REALTORS®, 2009
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real estate: Showing A Home - 01/16/10 03:36 AM
Time ago I read few posts and different opinions about showing a home with or without the owners present.
I don't know why, but my opinion was when showing homes without the owners or listing real estate agent present, it would be better. The clients would be more comfortable, and showing of the home would go smoother. 
It appears that when we drive around to show homes to a client it's like a private open house. We open the home, but someone could be there to offer us a cookie, answer a question if we have, show us the way to … (3 comments)

real estate: Online Home Exposure - 01/10/10 03:53 AM
Major real estate websites have millions of visitors, but when we narrow down by the state, city and or zip code the numbers shrink. What about when a Realtor is involved directly.
When we are searching for a home,  we narrow down the criteria.  By the type of a home, bedrooms, high-rise, ranch and so on, right?
I was always wondering which of the websites, or who is virtually showing a home for sale the most. Here is the answer for one of my listings.
This pie bellow is showing a click through a page. Not a page view when you … (9 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009 - 01/08/10 07:28 AM
I spent some time with the 2009 real estate market data for Mount Prospect, Illinois.
There were 419 properties sold in 2009 in Mount Prospect, IL with an average market time of 181 days. Average sold price was $255,500. The minimum sold home had a value of $31,500 and the most expensive sold home was $900,000 in 2009.
On the first chart you can see, market time, average sold price, and how many condos and townhomes were sold in 2009.

 
Below real estate statistics chart is for detached single family homes sold in 2009.  Slowly I am getting better … (2 comments)

real estate: Ghost Properties - 01/06/10 01:13 PM
Have you ever been tricked, misled by  famous websites?
Not too long ago my client sent me some short sale properties that he found from a website.  Of course I checked the fishy information provided by the client on my MLS.  HMmmm nothing, double and triple checking. Maybe sold, maybe expired or maybe never existed. The price was fishy to begin with in this scenario.
Did someone just become a lead?  Did someone have to pay some extra to see some more of NON existing info for the property that was never ever even on the market? 
I get the link … (2 comments)

real estate: Properties Sold In Glenview Illinois In 2009 - 01/03/10 11:18 AM
Here is my first chart that I made with iWork. The data was collected from MLS to show you real estate market statistics for sold homes in Glenview, IL in 2009. 
There were 466 properties sold in 2009 in Glenview, IL with an average market time of 211 days. Average price was $467,077.
The minimum sold home had a value of $65,000 and the most expensive sold home was $2,006,662 in 2009.
 

 
Few Stats from National Association of REALTORS®, 2009
Selling a home is a full-time job. And most of today's buyers are online (nearly 9 of 10 … (0 comments)

real estate: Illionis Housing Market Forcast - 12/17/09 04:00 AM
Economist Geoff Hewings talks about the Illinois Housing Forecast Outlook for 2010.
 
 
 
You may also enjoy $8000 Tax Credit  How it works Video, that I shared one month ago. 
For more videos from Illinois Association of Realtors you can follow the link to YouTube.
 
Homes by Haris
 
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real estate: Employee Of The Year - 12/13/09 12:38 PM
Who is/are your employees of the year?
I am guilty as charged of complaining here on the ActiveRain, too.  What about saying who is the best in the costumer service.  We all deal with good, bad and ugly situations. Is there any business in your neighborhood that you will say "These guys are always cool, happy to help. They would even share with you at the register that they enjoyed the product and described how awesome it was".  I never, never received a dirty look even half bad service in Trader Joe's, for example.
Many times I ask myself the … (4 comments)

real estate: Are You Buying A Home Today? - 12/12/09 05:17 AM
Here are some great details:
You have exceptional buying opportunity these days. With current inventory levels and prices stabilizing, plus historically low interest rates and the homebuyer tax credit,
To spite all the buzz about the housing market these are the facts: Mortgage rates reached 50-year lows in 2009. This is an ideal time for buyers to save thousands of dollars by obtaining home financing at record-low rates.
Why rent when you can own? is a question many families face. Home ownership remains a long-term investement. Owning a home is how many families begin to accumulate wealth. Given the leverage … (5 comments)

real estate: Sri Siam Restaurant - Morton Grove, IL - 12/11/09 02:59 PM
Sri Siam is one of my favorite local restaurants. 
I am not afraid to try new restaurants, but for good Thai food I always go back to Sri Siam. The average meal price is $7.25.  They offer a choice of a free appetizer when you spend more than $15. 
Here are couple of comments from Yelp.
"My favorite Thai meal is Pad See Ewe and Sri Siam's dish is terrific. Other places offer lifeless noodles or salty sauce."
"Bottom line, This restaurant deserves a 5-star rating and I will definitely be visiting this restaurant anytime I am in Chicago."
Reviews on … (3 comments)

real estate: From My Inbox - 11/27/09 01:19 PM
We all receive all sorts of email. Some educational; some spam.
These are the ones that I always open:
My local Realtor® association.  North Shore - Barrington Association of REALTORS® sends me all sorts of good information that I can use.
This weeks newsletter from NSBAR was about the survey Illinois Association of Realtors made, the current mortgage rate was included,  first time home buyers tax credit information, etc.  A few weeks ago I could have missed the link to the Tax credit "How it works video."  I took advantage of it and posted it here on AR.
I … (7 comments)

real estate: Tweet Tweet Tweet - 11/24/09 12:31 PM
To Tweet or not to Tweet?
I read many posts about Twitter on ActiveRain and I got hooked on Twitter.  Here are a few Twitter related online approaches that I am doing and you can decide if they are worth it.
I made my Twitter account and I started Tweeting.  Everybody is following somebody and I decided to follow. Someone mentioned Twitter Lists and I made my own. Real estate list, local list, sport list, etc. 
Of course Google analytics is the place where I am monitoring the map of my soon to be finished website. As you all know the … (12 comments)

real estate: Hot Spots in Skokie - 11/23/09 04:12 AM
SkokieLink is the first multi-zone free outdoor wireless network in the suburbs of Chicago. The system is a municipal outdoor wireless Internet access pilot project.  It is a unique partnership between the Village of Skokie, High School District 219, the Skokie Public Library and the Skokie Park District. The project provides convenient access to the Internet from four public areas (see locations below), promotes the Downtown area as a destination and provides a needed service for residents of Skokie. 
Here are the points of connection:
 Memorial Park at Krier Plaza (Oakton Street at Lincoln Avenue)  Veterans Park (Lincoln Avenue at Cleveland … (0 comments)

real estate: Des Plaines IL Real Estate Trends - 11/17/09 04:14 AM
Des Plaines IL Real Estate Market Report for past year months  11/17/08 - 11/17/09
I worked on real estate data from the MLS system and made an easy to understand chart that reflects the Real Estate Market Trends in Des Plaines IL. There were 698 properties sold in past year in Des Plaines IL with an average market time of 163 days.
 
As you analyze the posted data keep in mind that setting the price working closely with your Realtor and recognizing market trends are key to selling your home.
 

 
Sold Properties Summary
Sold Properties    Avg. Market … (0 comments)

 
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