Barrington, IL Real Estate News

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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Halloween Decorations in Deer Park IL Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year in the Barrington and Deer Park Area.  The leaves are changing with fall colors everywhere.  The bright orange pumpkins are a great introduction to the holidays on their way. Some of the Halloween festivities in the Deer Park, Palatine  & Barrington areas are: Hometown Haunt in Palatine - At the Palatine Mall, 563 N. Hicks Road. cost $7 - $10 check out the website www.palatinejaycees.org for times. Psychosis Haunted House in Palatine - At Northwest Hwy & Hicks Road Palatine, $13 visit website psychosishauntedhouse.com for times. Haunting in the Valley in Schaumburg - Trail wagon rides, bonfire, food. at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, $4  time 5-9 pm 10/24 & 25th. Animal House Shelter Woof O Ween be...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
There are 325 Active Listings Currently in Barrington IL - From 175k to $17 million.   63 homes have "closed" in the past three months -- ranging from $238,000 to $5.75 million.  The date you see here is the date they originally went under contract...The prices you see here are list price versus sale price.    CLSD     Caesar     415     Barrington Hills     Cook     06/30/2008     94     $2,750,000     $2,412,500     Conventional           602262          CLSD     Donlea Road     215     Barrington Hills     Cook     06/22/2008     531     $5,450,000     $5,275,000     Conventional, Cash Only           628363          CLSD     County Line     122     Barrington Hills     Mc Henry     05/27/2008     54     $5,750,000     $3,300,000                 6022    CLSD     Frances     221     Ba...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas of Austrailia is opening their first U.S. theater in the new Arboretum of South Barrington Shopping Center. Other locations around the U.S. are to follow. Each theater features 40 reclining armchair seats with footrests, digital projection and the capability to screen 2-D and 3-D movies, as well as a lounge and bar serving cocktails and appetizers, a concierge service and valet parking. Food and beverage such as Sushi and Dom Periginon Champagne is extra; valet parking fee is included in  the ticket price - which will be a whopping $35 per ticket.   Apparently - the Australian company doesn't feel that there is a recession in the US - and that people will pay 35 bucks a ticket for the "extras."  I still see a lot of people eating out - so I wonder abo...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Short Sales Available in Barrington Real Estate Market There are currently 19 residential properties for sale in the Barrington area that are marked as either short sales or possible short sales. There are 4 attached homes-either condos or townhomes and the prices range from $181,900 to $299,900. There is one vacant lot in Barrington Hills for $899,900, it is a 6 acre lot. The remaining 14 properties are single family homes priced from $219,000 to $2,500,000.7 of the single family homes are in Port Barrington 4 are in Barrington Hills 1 is in Lake Barrington 1 is in North Barrington 1 is in South Barrington As you can see short sales in Barrington are hitting the high prices as well as low.
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
I am pleased to say my husband has endured his spinal fusion surgery like a trooper. Tuesday was surgery day and after 11.5 hours in recovery he finally got a bed. No complications from the surgery just logistics in the hospital getting a bed for him. After 2 days of practice walking, getting pain under control and the usual hospital stuff he is glad to be home. However he has experienced an unusual and thoroughly irritating side effect, or at least we think it is a side effect of the anesthesia. Hiccups.Starting the day after surgery at 4 am in the morning, so Wednesday; now it is Friday and we are still going strong. It was 18 hours before he has a brief rest and we think the med they gave him helped a little. However it made him very sleepy. So now we have tried every known trick ion...
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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 Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
How is the current real estate market in the Barrington areas of Northern Illinois? (The Barrington Areas are located in McHenry County, Cook County and Lake Countiesin Northern Illinois.  The "Barrington Area" in MRED MLS includes: Tower Lakes, Barrington Village, South Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, Barrington Hills)  As of today, per MRED MLS, for the past 3 months:   We currently have 606 Single Family homes on the market in Barrington that are active and available. •·  They have been on the market for an average of 250 days.  The average list price is $1,118,489. •·     During the past 3 months, 105 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  They took an average of 199 days on the market to get SOLD.  •...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Click Here to Search for Deer Park Homes Deer Park is a small village that lies within Cook and Lake County in Illinois.  The village is quite small in land mass, covering just 3.7 miles with 1.67% of that being water.  Not only is the village small in land mass, it is small in population as well.  Deer Park had just 3,102 residents according to the 2000 census.  Deer Park is a very beautiful place to live with expanse homes, places to shop and dine nearby, and the opportunity to get in touch with the great outdoors.  Deer Park residents typically enjoy the area because it’s close enough to Chicago and other towns and villages, but it is also self contained so that you can run to the store without traveling too far. Most residents just find that Deer Park is a very convenient place to l...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Where and When On Sunday October 5th in the grounds of The Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, between the hours of 11am and 3pm. In support of both Breast Cancer and Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance, you can take a walk around the Good Shepherd walking trail, and visit local vendors. Event will take place come rain or shine. The walking trail is 0.6 miles long and set in the grounds at the front of the hospital and around the pond. There are established trees, the trail meanders and the fountain is still working. All in all it is a great place to walk with proceeds going to 2 very good causes. I will be walking the trail a little earlier as this is my regular stomping ground and so I start at about 7 am every day. More information about the walk and causes can be found here: http...
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Barrington Illinois 33rd Annual Art in the Barn, benefiting Good Shepard Hospital.  There was a good time had by all with many activities, pleasant weather and nice scenery.  Many of the attendees were from Barrington, Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Long Grove, Wauconda, Tower Lakes and more.  Although Barrington is 90 square miles, it still has a small town feeling. I attended on Sunday and have attached photos of the Art in the Barn event.                                                           Posted By:  Julie Anne - The Julie Anne Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Success Realty Northern Illinois Real Estate Agent - Barrington - Deer Park Real Estate Expert and surrounding areas 847-620-5815   julie@homesbyjulieanne.com What is my homes value?              Homes for sale in Northern I...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
September 30th 2008-Today was the day I had to go to court as a witness in my role as a Realtor. Now this could be interesting, something we Realtors do not do daily.  Back in May 2007 I was asked for my opinion as to the rental rates for a property in my home town. The requestor found me as a result of my web site which is targeted specifically at my market area. At the time I was not really sure why they made the request but as the beneficiary of the estate there was no reason not to give it. So I did the usual research, came up with the range and sent it via cyberspace. September 2008 I get a call from Attorney for said beneficiary and shortly after a Court Subpoena to appear before a hearing. I was to be a witness and my expertise regarding the rental rates for the property, were to...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
South Barrington is a small village located in Cook County, Illinois.  South Barrington is part of a group of villages known as The Barringtons.  The village of South Barrington is known as a very wealthy suburb of Chicago, making it an ideal place for people that work in the city and like to play in the city, but like to come home to a suburban setting.  The village of South Barrington has just 3,760 residents according to the 2000 census, so it is by no means a bustling metropolis, which is what most residents love about it.  In 1976, Alexander Stillman donated land in South Barrington to the Audobon Society of Chicago.  The Society created the Stillman Nature center, which is a prairie preserve.  The village is also understandably proud of the fact that 45 private lakes and ponds con...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Without hesitation any buyer should have a professional home inspection carried out before they buy a home. But what about sellers? I am sure many will say, but the buyer will get one why should I bother?  Well with the marketing time we are experiencing right now, you may well wait 10 or more months to get an offer to purchase your home. You breathe a huge sigh of relief and start making plans to move. 3 days later your prospective buyer has his own inspection, and a number of issues are raised by the home inspector. So much so the buyer now decides these issues are going to cost him too much, or are too big for his comfort level, and he has decided to look elsewhere for a 'better' home.  Your buyer is gone and you are back to square one. Now if you had a home inspection done before y...
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By Julie Anne, Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams)
Art in the Barn started in 1975.  The first show had 30 artists & craftsmen and now has grown to 185.  The attendance has grown to 7500 people in 2007 from Barrington, surrounding communities some including, Deer Park, Lake Zurich, Long Grove and surrounding states.  It all started with ten women, craftsmen and artists that wanted to raise money for Good Sheperd Hospital and bring a high quality art event to our area. They have raised more than $2 million to date. The shows offerings will include, sculptures, watercolors, photography, jewelry & mixed media. The event is held on the hospitals campus in the original farm building on Route 22 in Barrington.  There is more than just the art to enjoy, there is live music, food, a pumpkin patch with bales of hay and corn stalks, childrens ar...
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By Julie Anne, Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams)
  Information about Barrington IL   Barrington Illinois real estate area is located 35 miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago.  It consists of 8 Northern Illinois villages :  Barrington Village, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Barrington, Deer Park, Tower Lakes and Inverness.  Barrington IL real estate is located in 4 counties, Lake County, Cook County, Kane County and McHenry County.  Some of the surrounding towns are Lake Zurich, Cary, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Algonquin, Wauconda, Island Lake, Palatine, Kildeer & Hawthorn Woods. The Barrington area was originally called Miller Grove then Barrington Center, in 1854 was named by Robert Campbell after Great Barrington MA, which was the previous home to many of the Barrington farmers.  Barrington IL offers a gr...
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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 Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
As of September 3, 2008 there are currently 329 homes for sale in Barrington and Barrington hills - ranging in price from $260,000 to $17 million dollars (344 Old Sutton Rd, Barrington Hills, Illinois) -- (quite the mansion) 53 Barrington and Barrington Hills IL homes closed during the past three months. That means there is about 18.6 months of inventory – given the current rate of absorption. As of September 3, 2008 there are currently 38 townhomes/condos for sale in Barrington and Barrington hills - ranging in price from $167,000 to $400,000 dollars 4 Barrington and Barrington Hills IL townhomes/condos closed in the past three months. That means there is about 29 months of inventory – given the current rate of absorption. _______________________________________________________________...
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