Barrington, IL Real Estate News

By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Recently I had a client ask me the difference between Barrington, South Barrington, North Barrington, and Port Barrington.  So I thought this would be a great piece of information for my blog.   Lake Barrington is just referring to the Gated community in N. Barrington called the Lake Barrington Shores area. Port Barrington is also a North Western section of Barrington, it was brought into the Barrington community about 10 years ago. It is a newer area that has more affordable homes, less expensive, and smaller lot sizes. Also Port Barrington is by the river. North Barrington is a combination of smaller to 5 acres and more. There are many lakes in Lake Barrington. Barrington Hills has many hills and lots are 5 acres and more.   Here is a break down of the average listing price in the dif...
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In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Barrington Area, IL  The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Should you have an interest in homes in a selected price range, send me your physical characteristics requirements. I will send complete details on those homes that meet your criteria. If you are contemplating a change in lifestyle, ie. a more luxurious home or the luxury of the amenities in a senior citizen development, I may be able to save you some money via discounts available to me.     Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 3 246 $150,000 - $199,999 16 302 $200,000 - $249,999 19 254 $250,000 - $299,999 39 248 $300,...
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By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Are you buying, selling, or just curious about the real estate market? Check out my weekly market report on the local housing market. Don't make the mistake of not understanding market conditions when buying or selling a home. Take a look and the report for the current market and start understanding housing market in your area.
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Barrington Illinois has a large area of real estate, over 75 square miles of it and therefore there is a fair amount of real estate available for rent. As of today there are 90 properties available ranging from a 1 bed and 1 bath condo for $750 a month,  all the way up to a 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom luxury home with 11000 square feet of living space, for $12000 a month. So if you are looking for condos, townhomes, ranches, single family homes or luxury homes, there are properties available in all parts of Barrington from The Village, Lake Barrington, Lake Barrington Shore - Townhomes, North Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Inverness, Deer Park, Port Barrington, and Tower Lakes. This wide range of real estate is served by 4 separate school districts so make sure you factor tha...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Are you looking for a new home located in a golf community! Great but let me ask you this. What is more important to you, location of the home or the course upon which you want to play golf? The answer to this will somewhat dictate how you search for a new home. For example are you set on living in the Barrington area? If so then we don't have a vast choice of golf communities from which you can choose. Or do you want to find a community somewhere in the area that has a good golf course and the houses will work for you no matter which town you end up in. Once you have answered that question, your search is dictated by the answer and it will save a lot of time. That and price of course! Now let me tell you a story about my first ever experience with a golf club. I am not talking about t...
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By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Are you buying, selling, or just curious about the real estate market? Check out my weekly market report on the local housing market. Don't make the mistake of not understanding market conditions when buying or selling a home. Take a look and the report for the current market and start understanding housing market in your area. If you need someone to help you find the perfect property, please call me at (630) 707-4734. I am more than happy to help. Greg Wilson
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(ABC)
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Are you looking for a low cost solution to a retail store in Barrington Illinois? Or perhaps a small office with great visibility. I know of a unit just available on Route 14 which is 800 square feet, main level, customer parking in front. The unit has carpet throughout, has a single bathroom, small storage area and the main unit is divided into main area and a conference type room. Would suit a variety of purposes without a huge monthly expense. Rent about $1200 gross, you pay utilities and whatever phone lines you need. Contact Corinne for more details. ***************************************************************************** Contact Corinne Guest and Jonathan Guest, of Royal Property Investments LLC Licensed Realtors® in Illinois, 847-381-6328. Copyright © 2008 By Corinne Guest, ...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
2008 was definitely the year of short sales. During 2008 in the entire 60010 zip code there were: 310 Single Family Homes Sold 61 Attached homes sold. i.e. condos and town homes/duplexes. Single Family Stats Out of 310 single family sales 15 were short sales. Out of those 6 were bank owned properties that accepted less than was owed to them, the other 9 were owner occupied and the bank agreed to accept less than owned to facilitate the sale. The price range for all these short sales was $165,000 to $1,600,000. Attached Home Stats Out of the 61 attached home sales, 6 were short sales, all of which were bank owned. The price range for all these short sales was $110,000 to $209,200. In summary In total this represented just over 1 half of a percent of the housing sales in our zip code. ***...
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By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Are you buying, selling, or just curious about the real estate market? Check out my weekly market report on the local housing market. Don't make the mistake of not understanding market conditions when buying or selling a home. Take a look and the report for the current market and start understanding housing market in your area. If you need someone to help you find the perfect property, please call me at (630) 707-4734. I am more than happy to help. Greg Wilson
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By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Are you buying, selling, or just curious about the real estate market? Check out my weekly market report on the local housing market. Don't make the mistake of not understanding market conditions when buying or selling a home. Take a look and the report for the current market and start understanding housing market in your area. If you need someone to help you find the perfect property, please call me at (630) 707-4734. I am more than happy to help. Greg Wilson
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By Bob Brandt, Re/Max Realtor-30+ years experience
(Re/Max Suburban)
Click on this link to see some great Barrington area waterfront homes and property. Call me with any questions or to see any. Get your kayaks and canoes ready!http://mredllc-pdf.connectmls.com/servlet/PdfDownload?pdfFile=report-c2940d9d7.pdf
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
If you are in the market to buy a home in Barrington or any of the areas surrounding it, no doubt you have in your mind some basic ideas as to what you are looking for. Typically buyers have a budget, and then will search based on how many bedrooms and bathrooms they need, with size, yard size and garage count as well. So what do you have in mind when looking for bathrooms? Of course this somewhat depends on the price of the home you are going to buy and also the age. Older homes have much fewer bathrooms than newer construction. The median priced home in Barrington is likely to have 2 and a half bathrooms, probably a Master Bathroom, Family Bathroom and a Powder Room. A newer bigger home may have a full bathroom for every bedroom and some extra. There does come a point where there are ...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Having lived in Florida for a year, the thing I miss the most is my in ground swimming pool. Of course the temperature was warm enough year round to jump in for a swim. Our pool was heated as was the adjoining Jacuzzi. In the meantime, here in Barrington there are a number of homes for sale that have swimming pools. If you are in the market to buy a home and want a swimming pool, find more information and homes available......            
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By Greg Wilson
(1st Cornerstone Realty)
Are you buying, selling, or just curious about the real estate market? Check out my weekly market report on the local housing market. Don't make the mistake of not understanding market conditions when buying or selling a home. Take a look and the report for the current market and start understanding housing market in your area. If you need someone to help you find the perfect property, please call me at (630) 707-4734. I am more than happy to help. Greg Wilson
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By Bob Brandt, Re/Max Realtor-30+ years experience
(Re/Max Suburban)
Market Statistics CriteriaStatus: Active, Back on Market, Contingent, New, Price Change, Re-activated, Temp Off Market, Pending, Closed, Expired   Area: Barrington   Property Type: Detached Single, Attached Single   Months Back: 12 Months     Active Listings   Detached Single Bedrooms # Active Avg. LP Avg. MT All 579 $1,117,710 269 2 or Less 18 $624,950 214 3 107 $505,997 241 4 298 $918,153 259 5 or More 156 $1,975,343 313   Attached Single Bedrooms # Active Avg. LP Avg. MT All 105 $333,766 235 2 or Less 61 $270,353 254 3 40 $411,137 219 4 4 $527,100 111   Off-Market Listings   Detached Single Bedrooms # Sold % Sold Avg LP (Sold) Avg SP SP:LP Ratio Avg MT (Sold) Avg LP (Unsold) % Expd All 317 64% $829,036 $756,318 91% 222 $1,018,388 35% 2 or Less 11 79% $343,400 $316,909 92% 137 $279,3...
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By Solid Source Realty - CMS Team
(Solid Source Realty)
Barrington, Illinois  Local Area Information and Web Links  Free CMA Report    Map selected listings with Google Earth   Additional Resources:  School Information Community Profile Community Plan Facts and Figures Health Care & Hospitals Business Directory Area Yellow Pages Public Libraries Local Golf Courses Local & State Govt Links Elected Officials Local Legislation IL VA Information Local News Stories Area Business Patterns Local Tax Rates TV, Newspaper & Radio TV Listings by Provider Local Movie Showtimes IL Farmers Markets Organic Farms Illinois Dog Parks   Solid Source Realty - CMS Team Tumultuous markets require not only a seasoned Realtor®, but a valuation professional to ensure accurate pricing; the CMS Solid Source team is comprised of experienced real estate sales and valuat...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Quick Links As we witness the first light snowfall it reminds me of our snowbirds, who if they have not already left for warmer a climate, may be very close to doing so. As a property management company, you might want to consider our services to look after your home while you are away and your home is vacant. We can be totally flexible to your needs and welcome the opportunity to see what we can do for you. We have a local guy to snow plow drives if necessary, to make your home look lived in. If you are about to relocate and your home will be vacant for a while, perhaps we can be of service to you also. These minimal services are only available within a 10 mile radius of our office in Barrington village. Feel free to call us at your convenience with any questions. We do not offer over ...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Quick Links   Are you considering renting out your single family or town home in Barrington Illinois? Are you leaving town for a year or more and need some one to manage your home while you are away? Our company specializes in property management for single family homes and townhomes in the Barrington area. We handle everything from finding tenants, tenant screening, lease document preparation, collecting rent, handling call outs, dealing with property maintenance requests, and at the end of the lease, a walk through of the property, collection of keys and commencing the process again as required. Because we are licensed real estate brokers we can also handle the sale of the property should you so wish. We also offer post tenant services, especially whole house cleaning, deep carpet cle...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Quick Links In case you did not know, I am British. I also worked  in the real estate industry before coming to the USA. So what's in a name? Here are some examples of equivalent house and related names USA UK Single Family Home Detached Home Duplex Semi Detached Home Townhome Terraced Home Condo Flat or Apartment Lot Plot Basement Cellar In Barrington with the exception of the village, houses are more often that not located on a 1 or more acre lot. In the UK where I came from which was about 40 miles outside of London, also known as the countryside; a 1 acre lot was premium, premium real estate! In my town which was really a small countryside village, you could pay upwards of 1 million GB Pounds just for the land. That's about $2 million. Of course you have to find one first, they are ...
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