real estate: The Freedom Group - October Real Estate Deals - 10/13/20 03:48 PM
It's Time For Treats! No Tricks!
 
Start your next move with The Freedom Group in October and get some great treats!
 
List your home with us or sign a buyer's agency agreement and we'll provide you with a free home cleaning (at move in or out). Buy and sell a home and we'll also treat you to a home warranty valued at up to $550. 
 
Start searching for homes or get your home's current value to get started!
 
Customers must sign a brokerage agreement to buy or sell a home in the Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana market areas and be under contract by January 31, … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Market Update - 10/07/20 07:41 AM
September 2020 Market Update
Plainfield 
In September 2020, the average sales price for all single family property types (single family, townhouse, condo) increased to $302,301 from $295,100 in August. The number of homes for sale and market times continue to decline. The number of home closings declined for the first month since May 2020 (120 closings) from the high in August (247 closings). The market continues to favor sellers as buyers scramble to find a home and beat out other buyers with frequent multiple offer situations. This is reflected in a 99.7% sale price to last list price ratio, indicating sellers are getting … (0 comments)

real estate: Plainfield Home Values August 2020 - 09/09/20 12:05 PM
Plainfield Home Statistics August 2020
 
Home Prices are Up (vs August 2019)
Average Sales Price - $295,657 (+7.4% )
Median Sales Price - $265,000 (+6%)
Home prices are poised to keep rising as interest rates remain near historic lows. Buyer demand doesn't seem to be impacted by employment numbers. 
 
Inventory is Down
Homes for Sale - 222 (-58.7%)
Closed Sales - 246 (+36.7%)
There's intense competition from buyers as sales are up while the number of homes for sale is down.
 
Market Time is Shorter (mostly)
Average Market Time - 69 days (+64%)
Median Market Time - 11 days (-42.1%)
50% of sellers sell in less than 11 days while 50% sell in … (0 comments)

real estate: 3 Home Seller Hacks to Save Time and Money - 09/09/20 10:59 AM
Are you looking to sell your home? Now is always a great time to sell as we can't go back in time to a better time and we can't reliably predict the future! Whether or not the deck is stacked in favor of sellers or buyers, it all tends to even out as most people still need a place to live. Here's 3 Home Seller Hacks to Save Time and Money.
 
1) Price it Right
It's nearly impossible to underprice real estate with the amount of exposure you can get today. There are too many people looking for good deals. There was a … (0 comments)

real estate: Teacher Discounts Real Estate Program - 01/05/16 11:15 PM

 Teacher Discounts Real Estate ProgramNew Teacher Discounts Program comes to Plainfield to help Teachers find Hidden Profits in their Homes! Plainfield teachers now have a better option for selling their homes thanks to Steve Roake and Homes for Heroes®.
Homes for Heroes® makes a positive impact in Teacher's lives and wallets. Homes for Heroes® is for TEACHERS (and Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters and Medical Professionals) and is the largest program of it's kind in the country. Following 9/11, a group of real estate professionals decided to give back to those how serve the community and Homes for Heroes® was created.
Teachers deserve a lot more credit and … (0 comments)

real estate: Aurora, IL Home Buyer Incentive - Real Estate Deal! Up to $27,000 - 07/06/15 01:09 AM
Up to $27,000 in grant money - Homes For Sale In Aurora, ILLooking for a hot deal to buy a home in Aurora, IL? The City of Aurora now offers first time buyer incentives. 
 
Down payment assistance allows buyers to keep more of their money in their pockets and can allow buyers to afford a larger home. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) program provides $5,000 in down payment assistance as either a forgivable grant or 0% interest loan. The City of Aurora has received funding to add $2,000 additional on top of the $5,000 grant to buy a home. This totals … (0 comments)

real estate: Oswego New Construction Homes - Cambridge at Southbury - 10/07/13 12:27 AM
Oswego New Construction Homes - Cambridge at Southbury Find Oswego New construction homes with DR Horton, "America's Builder" is now building new construction homes in Cambridge at Southbury.  Southbury is located just east of IL 71 and south of Wolf's Crossing Rd.
DR Horton began building homes 35 years ago in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and grew to the largest home builder in the country by focusing on creating value at every step.  The company's vision is to create livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality.  They have brought their commitment to design innovation, superior craftsmanship, … (0 comments)

real estate: White Eagle Club - 09/13/13 07:24 AM

White Eagle Club
White Eagle Club is located at the southwest corner of IL RT 59 and Montgomery Road in Naperville.  The north half of the White Eagle lies in DuPage County, while the south portion is in Will County.  The community features 1,085 homes, a private golf course, clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. Single family homes for sale in White Eagle sell* for a median price of $535,000 for 73 sold homes.  The current inventory of 20 active listings have an average asking price of $638,000 while 10 homes currently under contract have an average list price of $603,000.    Homes in White Eagle Club … (0 comments)

real estate: Top Shorewood IL Real Estate Listing Agent - 08/14/13 03:49 AM
Top Shorewood IL Real Estate Listing Agent Top Agent Steve Roake serves the Shorewood IL Real Estate Market. Steve is the managing broker of Nextage Realty Solutions.  Nextage Realty Solutions is an innovative real estate brokerage focusing on providing cutting edge marketing, extensive training and dedication to teamwork to our clients and real estate agents.  Steve is a Top Shorewood IL Real Estate Listing Agent.
Nextage Realty Solutions employs the AgentMarketing platform to maximize marketing exposure for our clients.  From high-definition virtual tours to custom property websites, we provide high visibility and unsurpassed value.  Contact Steve for a demonstration of  the Nextage Marketing System and the … (0 comments)

real estate: 2409 Cactus Court, Plainfield, IL 60586-Duplex Townhome for Sale - 03/30/13 07:18 AM
2409 Cactus Court, Plainfield, IL 60586 - Move in Ready Duplex Townhome For Sale MLS # 08303591
Offered at $138,034
HOA: $160/mo
2409 Cactus Court, Plainfield, IL 60586 is a move in ready 1/2 duplex townhome for sale.  Near the intersection of Caton Farm Road and County Line Road, this Plainfield home for sale is located on a quiet, low traffic cul-de-sac.  Other exterior features include a pond view from the large wooden deck, a fair amount of yard space on the side of the home and extra parking located on the cul-de-sac.
Inside the home, wood floors cover the entire 1st … (2 comments)

real estate: Lake Forrest Luxury Homes - Shorewood, IL Luxury Homes for Sale - 11/29/12 02:28 AM
Lake Forrest Luxury Homes - Shorewood, IL Luxury Homes for Sale Lake Forrest is a luxury home community on the southwest side of Shorewood, IL.  It is comprised of 2 subdivisions, Lake Forrest Pointe and Lake Forrest Estates.  The community features 200 year old oak trees, views of the Du Page River and accommodates walkout and English basements.  Lake Forrest features 11 cul-de-sacs, protective covenants and restrictions, and landscape requirements to ensure quality of the community.   The Village of Shorewood is located at the crossroads of Route 59 and Route 52 with easy access to I-55 and I-80.  Travel ease … (0 comments)

real estate: Find Rent To Own Homes in Aurora, IL - 11/27/12 05:32 AM
Interested in Rent To Own in Aurora, IL?  Not sure where to start?  We can help. Nextage Realty Solutions in Aurora, IL has partnered with Restart Real Estate Group to create a rent to own program that turns many homes into rent to own homes.  Rent to own (also known as lease-purchase) works much like a car lease.  A buyer enters into an agreement to lease the property for a set period of time.  At the end of that period (typically 2-3 years or less) the buyer finalizes the purchase by obtaining a mortgage on the home and completes the rent … (0 comments)

real estate: The Importance of Pre-qualification - 10/07/12 05:28 AM
The Importance of Pre-qualification
Getting pre-qualified before you start searching for a new home is very important. The first reason why you should get your credit and financial information checked by a qualified adviser is that you may learn that you qualify for more or less than you think. It will also uncover unknown credit issues which should be addressed prior to shopping for a new home.
Credit and Renting
Renters often overlook the importance of credit. Many of the best homes are listed in the Muliple Listing Service (MLS). REALTORS are involved in listing these homes for a fee … (1 comments)

real estate: 430 Konen Ave, Aurora, IL 60404 - 4 Bedroom, 2 bath Home for Sale or Rent to Own - 03/22/12 06:58 AM
 430 Konen Ave, Aurora, IL 60504 - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch Home For Sale or Rent to OwnMLS # 08020524Offered at $119,915430 Konen Ave is a completely rehabbed 4 bedroom ranch home for sale on Aurora's north side.  Located just east of Route 25 and north of Indian Trail, this home has had everything redone.  On the exterior, this home for sale has a new roof, new asphalt driveway, new windows and landscaping.  Inside is a redone kitchen complete with new flooring, cabinets, range and microwave.  The master bedroom has its own newly added master bathroom with pedestal sink and stand up … (0 comments)

real estate: Shorewood IL Real Estate Market Trends - 02/01/12 08:31 AM
Shorewood IL Real Estate Market Trends February 1, 2012In January, Shorewood saw 10 single family homes close with a median sales price of $214,930.  There are 32 homes pending sale and 107 active listings.  As shown in the chart the median list price is $241,995.  Home prices range from a low of $65,000 up to $960,000. For comparison, 15 homes sold in December 2011 in Shorewood. Activity seems to be picking up in recent weeks and closed homes in February and March could end much higher than previous months.  New home inventory should also begin making its way onto the market as the … (0 comments)

real estate: Buying a Short Sale in Shorewood, IL? - 01/26/12 09:19 AM
Buying a Short Sale in Shorewood, IL Short sale purchases are complicated transactions that require knowledge and experience.  The first step to buying a short sale in Shorewood is to determine if this type of transaction is right for you.
You'll need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Am I a patient person?  Short sales take an unknown and often substantial amount of time to complete.  The time from accepted offer to closing could be as little as 60 days or as much as 1 year (or more).  If you answered YES, keep reading!2) Am I willing an able to make repairs … (0 comments)

real estate: Tablets are the next best thing! - 12/03/11 12:57 PM
Right now, I'm at the local McDonald's. My daughter is running around in the playplace, having a great time. I'm on AR on my new iPad2 A few things that this little piece of tech has done for me so far. I wrote an offer today. Completely on the iPad. There's a little app called PDF Expert that allows me to fill in the contract and save it. The best part is that my clients can initial and sign right on the screen. I can immediately email them a copy and send it to the listing agent, all without leaving the … (5 comments)

real estate: 7133 Foxview Dr, Joliet, IL 60431 - 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Kearney Glen ~ Minooka Schools! - 11/23/11 08:42 AM
7133 Foxview Dr, Joliet, IL 60431 - 3 bedroom Home For Sale in Kearney Glen ~ Minooka Schools!MLS # 07949143Offered at $174,728This home for sale in Joliet features a brick front, 3 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a loft and 2 gas fireplaces.  Located near the intersection of Black Road and County Line Road, the home is part of the Kearney Glen Subdivision in Kendall County, IL.  The home for sale is located at the north end of the subdivision near the Foxview Drive cul-de-sac.  Kearney Glen features landscaped, well lit entrance, a community fishing pond with pier and a large … (1 comments)

real estate: Separating "VALUE" from "SALEABILITY - 11/18/11 07:53 AM
Separating "VALUE" From "SALEABILITY" An error commonly made by sellers when pricing their homes is that they fail to distinguish value from saleability.  The value of a home references the factors related to the property to cause it to be worth more or less than other properties.  Saleability references the factors related to the property that cause it to be more or less salable than the competition.Some factors that create value are : Location, Location, Location.  If you're in a more desirable location, you'll get more money than a similar house in a less desirable location.  Examples of more desirable locations … (41 comments)

real estate: 205 E Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543 - Charming 3 Bedroom Cape Cod For Sale Near Downtown Oswego - 10/21/11 04:47 PM
205 E Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543 - Charming 3 Bedroom Cape Cod For Sale Near Downtown Oswego
Offered at $180,000
MLS # 07915837
 
This home for sale in Oswego, just a short distance from the downtown area, is a great mix of old house charm and new house updates.  
The kitchen has been updated with new ceramic flooring, stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and counter tops.  Adjacent to the kitchen is a quaint breakfast nook and formal dining room.  Throughout the home are touches of character like the arched doorways, cubby holes and storage cupboards.  
 
 
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