Homer Glen Real Estate

Selling Your Home On Halloween

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Halloween is my favorite holiday although I'm not inspired for a costume this year.  My granddaughter, who lives with us, can't figure out what she wants to be.  I found a scary clown face photo but it looks like it was done by a professional and I don't think I can get close to it, but I'll try! Last year on my Homer Glen Halloween post I uploaded an Instagram photo of our Halloween decor with a few extras.  This time I have a very short video that shows our newest addition, the org...

How Have Four Popular Chicago Suburbs Fared in 2nd Quarter Sales

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As I'm trying to rein in the areas I service I'm starting to concentrate on my 3 main areas by creating hyper-local niche websites and doing some lead generating.  Below are 2nd quarter sales stats for single family homes in the following southwest Chicago suburbs: Orland Park is my main area and showed excellent 2nd quarter sales statistics for single family homes: there was a whopping 46.7% increase in the amount of single family Orland Park homes sold - that's huge! there was ...

Highest Priced Southwest Chicago Suburbs 2012

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Palos Park remains in the lead for the highest priced southwest suburb single family homes.  It lost that lead in 2010, when Lemont  took  the top spot.  That was a one year fluke and Palos Park once again reigns supreme.  Below are the top four southwest suburbs price-wise for 2012: 1.  Palos Park - average sale price $363,277 2.  Lemont - average sale price $326,735 3.  Frankfort - average sale price $319,676 4.  Homer Glen - average sale price $299,476 What I find interesti...

Homer Glen Homes 2012 Market Sales Statistics

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2012 Single Family Homer Glen Homes Sales Statistics The chart below will show all sales activity from January through December 2012 for Homer Glen homes for sale. Although many areas of the nation are showing reduced inventory, you can see that in 2012 there was too much supply vs. buyer demand.   March had the most homes up for sale at 226 December had the least amount of homes for sale at 138 April was the month that the most homes went under contract at 24 March ...

$21,007,402,045 of Real Estate Sold So Far in 2012 - MRED

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That's a lot of properties sold!  MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data) is the MLS source for Northern IL real estate, and goes into some border towns of Wisconsin and Indiana.  So far in 2012 over 21 billion dollars worth of real estate has been sold via our MLS, which used to be the largest in the nation.  With some states trying to create statewide MLS's, like California, MRED has fallen on the list by size, but it still covers a lot of territory. I get a lot of inquiries from people tha...

It's Hot in Homer Glen!

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I was recently in Tampa, FL as my husband Jimmy Herter had a temporary gig with a popular 60's band, Herman's   Hermits (only Peter Noone, the singer, is an original member).  Jimmy traveled with the band for 3 weeks.  The last leg of the tour was 5 days at Busch Gardens in Tampa.  My 9 year old granddaughter and I took a trip to Tampa to see the band and have fun.  The photo to the right is Peter Noone, me and Elle.   The weather was nice in Tampa, as I was hoping it would be.  The last ...

Past 30 Day Homer Glen Homes Market Activity January/February 2012

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I could have just asked for the past 29 days and included only February, but I always like to go back 30 days to see market activity.  The pie chart below shows market activity for single family Homer Glen homes. There were 32 new listings in Homer Glen.  Since only 5 listings expired and some of those might have relisted, there are still a good amount of new homes on the market.  Some sellers are getting their homes on the market early this year and it's a good thing since buyers are...

Homer Glen IL Condos and Townhomes Show 2 Years of Appreciation

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Condos have been hit hard in the southwest Chicago suburbs over the past few years.  With FHA changes there are even fewer complexes that are FHA approved than there used to be.  For a time period, banks were requiring a minimum of 10% down payments for condominium purchases with conventional financing.  I am seeing 5% down recently. In some suburbs there are unbelievably low prices on distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures), in the $20,000's, $30,000's, $40,000's, etc.  Sure, mos...

2011 Pricing Line-up for Southwest Chicago Suburbs

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The 2011 sales statistics are in from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.  Here is a list of how prices stack up for single family homes in the villages I work the most in. Village Average Sales Price  Frankfort  $327,992  Homer Glen  $317,170  Lemont  $356,828  Lockport  $195,910  Mokena  $316,507 Oak Lawn $165,791  Orland Hills  $179,738 Orland Park $318,088 Palos Heights $276,179 ...

Beautiful Fog

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We've been having some high temps in the Homer Glen/Orland Park area this winter, which is fine with me.  I hate cold and snow and wish I were in my townhouse in Scottsdale, AZ right now, even though it's not really bad for January here in the Chicago suburbs.  We've had record low snow this winter.  Yippee! Last week we truly had some "balmy" weather for this time of year and as I drove home from some real estate home showings I was amazed at the sights I was seeing in Orland Park an...