real estate: Reciprocity? Really? - 11/15/09 06:35 AM

rec·i·proc·i·ty  / ˌresəˈpräsətē/ • n. the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.
Reciprocity means give and take. "If you give, it will be given back to you." or NOT Here is my little story or maybe a small rant at the end.  Well I really do not enjoy all the rants, well I do enjoy them especially because of  the comments.  Of course we love the people who agree with us and not so much with others :) Here is a scenario. You meet a professional and he invites you for a coffee and you think that … (48 comments)

real estate: Morton Grove IL Real Estate Market Trends - 11/12/09 03:18 AM
Morton Grove IL Real Estate Market Report for past 3 months September 12 - November 12
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 Morton Grove IL. There were 67 properties sold in past 3 months in Morton Grove IL with an average market time of 140 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
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real estate: Unprofessional Professionals - 11/09/09 06:56 AM
Here are two scenarios that we like to complain about. 
If I don't answer the phone I will call you back the same day, probably in the next half hour. If I don't call you I am not interested in your "Product" per say. So if you don't call me back when I leave my message that usually sounds like this. Hi my name is HD with Prime Realty and I am calling regarding your listing at this address etc. Then I repeat my phone number TWICE. I repeat my number s l o w l y so you don't … (9 comments)

real estate: Skokie IL Real Estate Market Trends 2005-2009 - 11/09/09 05:14 AM
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 Skokie IL.
 
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. 2009 will exceed homes sold in 2008.
 

 
 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 recent buyers used the Internet in their home search), … (0 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect IL Real Estate Trends 2005 - 2009 - 10/30/09 12:05 PM
It really took me a while to collect all the data from the MLS and to make an easy to understand chart that reflects the Real Estate Market Trends in Mount Prospect IL.
On the chart below you can compare average sold price, time on the market, and how many homes were sold in the  past 5 years.
Here is my a quick summary comparing 2005 with 2009:
•    796 homes were sold in 2005 compared to 399 in 2009. 50% less in volume.•    Average sold price was $309,176 in 2005 compared to $257,893 in 2009 which is 17% less than … (2 comments)

real estate: Morton Grove IL Real Estate Market Report - 10/30/09 02:21 AM
Morton Grove IL Real Estate Market Report January - October
There were 153 properties sold in past 6 months in Morton Grove IL with an average market time of 170 days.The average home is 284,522. In the graph below you can see the real estate statistics based on market time, price range and homes sold.
 

 
The realty of your local market may not match what you hear in the media. Utilize a Realtor to determine your local market conditions. This will be the resource you can have as you make buying and selling decisions.
Morton Grove Market Report  … (0 comments)

real estate: $8000 Tax Credit - How it works VIDEO - 10/29/09 06:32 AM
Yesterday I received my Illinois Realtor Magazine the official publication of the Illinois Association of Realtors and I found a great video to share with first time home buyers.
It is really educational and fun to watch.
 
Update
Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010. Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purchasing a new or existing home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010.
 
 
 
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real estate: Values Down Taxes Up in Cook County - 10/27/09 12:14 PM
Most Cook County residents will face higher bills in coming days. In some areas the property tax bill will be up to 20% higher.
 
Here are Changes for some areas by 5% and more from last year.  
Arlington Heights 9.3% Deerfield 7.2% Des Plaines 11.4% Evanston 8.2% Glenview 8.0% Morton Grove 12.3% Mount Prospect 10.6% Niles 11.4% Northbrook 6.2% Northfield 9.8% Palatine 10.4% Park Ridge 6.2% Skokie 12.9%
 
Here is the link to Double-digit property tax increase article by chicagotribune.com where you can also download a pdf file, with the map on what to expect in your … (3 comments)

real estate: Niles Real Estate Market Report - 10/23/09 12:45 PM
Niles Housing Report for past six months.
There were 127 properties sold in past 6 months in Niles with an average market time of 182 days.The average home is 246,500. In the graph below you can see the real estate statistics based on market time, price range and homes sold.
The minimum sold price was $78,000 and highest sold home was $558.000 in Niles in past 6 months.
 

 
The realty of your local market may not match what you hear in the media. Utilize a Realtor to determine your local market conditions. This will be the resource … (5 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect Housing Market Report April - September - 10/18/09 05:13 PM
Mount Prospect Housing Report April - September
There were 256 properties sold in past 6 months in Mount Prospect with an average market time of 191 days.The average home is 259,500. In the graph below you can see the real estate statistics based on market time, price range and homes sold.


 
The realty of your local market may not match what you hear in the media. Utilize a Realtor to determine your local market conditions. This will be the resource you can have as you make buying and selling decisions.
Mount Prospect Market Report  does not include any … (0 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect Halloween Fest - 10/18/09 10:14 AM
Calling all wee ghosts and goblins. Our hoppin’ Halloween happening will take you inside and outside Lions Recreation Center with our famous arcade of kids games, Halloween Hayride, face painters, Hoot! Hoot! Express train and live entertainment. Visit the pumpkin patch, make a craft or just show off your costume for the big day. Ages 3-8. Fee is $4 per child. Adults are free. For more information call 847-632-9333.
 
 
 
 
 
More Events
 
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real estate: Mount Prospect Housing Market Report For Sept. 09 Vs Sept. 08 - 10/17/09 05:43 AM
 
Housing Market for September 09 in Mount Prospect
There were 39 properties sold in September 2009 in Mount Prospect with an average market time of 213 days.The average home is 233,554. The average price for sold  single family home in Mount Prospect is $310,422 and the market time is 236 days.The average price for condominiums and townhomes in Mount Prospect is $123,056 and the market time is 179 days.
Housing Market for September 08 in Mount Prospect
There were 27 properties sold in September 2008 in Mount Prospect with an average market time of 185 days.The average home is 264,455. … (3 comments)

real estate: Des Plaines IL Housing Market Report - 10/16/09 10:36 AM
Market Report for Des Plaines Illinois for 2009 Year to Date. 
 
There were 536 properties sold this year in Des Plaines with an average market time of 168 days.The average home is $184,546. 
The average market price for single family home in Des Plaines is $230.000 and the market time is 176 days.
The average market price for condominiums and townhomes in Des Plaines is $132,368 and the market time is 162 days
 

 
I will be posting real estate statistics for Des Plaines and other local areas using graphs.
Des Plaines Market Report report does not include … (3 comments)

real estate: Top 5 Businesses In Des Plaines IL By Yelp Users - 10/14/09 05:16 PM
5 Highest rated businesses in Des Plaines by Yelp users.
1. Paradise PupCategories: Burgers, Fast Food1724 S River RoadDes Plaines, IL 60018(847) 699-8590
2. Las Asadas Restaurant Category: Mexican356 Lee StDes Plaines, IL 60016(847) 298-33933. Gail's Carriage Inn Restaurant & Pancake HouseCategory: American (Traditional)1145 Elmhurst RdDes Plaines, IL 60016(847) 758-9407www.gailscarriageinn.com
4. Pesche's Garden CenterCategories: Nurseries & Gardening, Landscaping170 S River RdDes Plaines, IL 60016(847) 299-1300www.pesches.com5. Katie's KitchenCategories: Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Sandwiches623 N Wolf RdDes Plaines, IL 60016(847) 803-3544    www.katieskitchenonline.com
 
 
Top rated businesses in Des Plaines continued on Yelp!
 
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real estate: Des Plaines Park District Community Band - 10/13/09 05:37 PM
Autumn Winds
Sunday, October 25, 3:00pm
The popular Des Plaines Park District Community Band,under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, in concert atthe beautiful Prairie Lakes Theater.Tickets: Adult $5, Family $12, Senior/Student $3.Children under 6 are free.The program includes:Entrance and March of the Peers, from Iolanthe (Arthur Sullivan)A Pittsburgh Overture (Philip Sparke)Credo (Robert W. Smith)On the Campus March (John Philip Sousa)Selections from My Fair Lady (arranged by Robert Russell Bennett)Barnum and Bailey’s Favority March (Karl King)The Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band is agroup of local and area music enthusiasts who enjoy playingtraditional and contemporary tunes on numerous occasionsthroughout the … (2 comments)

real estate: Top 5 Businesses In Niles IL By Yelp Users - 10/08/09 06:18 PM
5 Highest rated businesses in Niles by Yelp users.
 
1. Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks
Fruits & Veggies
5625 W Howard St Niles, IL 60714(847) 410-0595
www.freshpicks.com
 
2. Affy Tapple Inc
Candy Stores
6300 W Gross Point Rd Niles, IL 60714(847) 588-2900
www.affytapple.com

3. Super H Mart
Grocery, Ethnic Food
801 Civic Center Dr Niles, IL 60714(847) 581-1212
www.hmart.com

4. Magic Scissors Coiffures & Boutique
 Hair Salons
9110 W Golf Rd Niles, IL 60714(847) 299-1175
5. Suits 20/20Men's Clothing
7651 N. Caldwell … (1 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect Market Statistics - 10/05/09 05:28 AM
Mount Prospect Illinois Real Estate Market for 2009 and 2008.
 
There were 324 properties sold in 2008 and 308 this year. We can see price change in the median sold price.  Average Market Time is 16 days longer in 2009 compared to one year ago.
 
Area Market Survey Criteria Status: Closed   Property Type: Detached Single, Attached Single   Area: Mount Prospect   Closed Date: 01/01/2009-10/04/2009
 
This overview of the Mount Prospect is based on information provided by the MLS. 
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real estate: Mount Prospect Crystal Towers - 10/03/09 03:40 AM
Luxury at Crystal Tower!
Currently  there are 12 condominiums available in Crystal Towers from $136,900 to $209,900 
All with underground garage, unlimited parking, nice swimming pool, club house, tennis court and much more.
 
Assessment in the Crystal Towers Includes: Water, Common Insurance, Security, Clubhouse, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care, and Snow Removal.
 
Google map
1727 W Crystal Lane, Mount Prospect 60056

 
Feel free to contact me about any real estate. I can provide more information about Crystal Towers.
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real estate: Morton Grove area stats - 12/01/07 06:34 AM
 On the table below you can see sold Condos and Townhomes by price range and average days on market in Morton Grove, Illinois.
 
If you are considering buying or selling  in  Morton  Grove  or  surrounding areas, I am a phone call away for more real estate information about the area.
 
Haris 
Prime Realty Group 
 
 
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real estate: Condominium living in Des Plaines - 06/15/07 10:06 AM
 Here you can see some of the condominiums in Des Plaines. Monthly assessment is approximate. 
On the bottom of the page you will see condominium stats by the price. 
 
 
Crestwood
Monthly Assessment:  $190
Heat, Water, Gas, Parking, Common Insurance, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care, Scavenger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Country Acres
Monthly Assessment: $238
Heat, Water, Common Insurance, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care, Scavenger, Snow Removal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
Golf Towers
Monthly Assessment: $304
Heat, Water, Common Insurance, Security, Security System, Clubhouse, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care
 
 
 

 Landings
Monthly Assessment: $187
Heat, Water, Gas, Parking, Common Insurance, Clubhouse, Pool, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care, Scavenger, Snow … (0 comments)

 
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