Barrington, IL Real Estate News

By Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified
(Acuity Home Inspections)
It's funny how, sometimes, we're so used to hearing something that we don't hear the new thing when we first hear it. Say what?   For example, if I had a nickel for every time someone said "CO2" instead of "CO" when referring to carbon monoxide... well, I might have about $2.65. It's CO, people.  C.O.  Not CO2. CO2 is carbon dioxide.  Carbon monoxide (CO without the two) is what we're worried about when we're talking about furnaces and water heaters. The same thing comes up when I start talking about AFCI.   "Oh no, we have GFCI!" I know.  I'm talking about AFCI.  It's a different thing.   Quite simply, the GFCI keeps you from getting zapped.  We need GFCI protection in the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, unfinished basements, and the exterior. The GFCI protects against GROUND FAULTS...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
US Home Prices Maybe on The Rise but What About Barrington, Illinois? Home prices continue to climb on the national housing market, according to the most recent reports. Real estate data specialist RealtyTrac recently revealed that property prices across the country are up 5 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, home sales are up 8 percent. And the news just keeps getting better for national home sellers! More Information on Recent National Housing Market Activity RealtyTrac recently released a report that offered some encouraging figures for interested home sellers: The national median sales price was $168,000 in June, up 3 percent from the month before. Existing home prices in the country have increased by 13.5 percent in the last 12 months. The median price of a distressed sale (or a pr...
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Townhomes & Condos For Sale in Barrington, Illinois Currently for Sale   For Sale Avg. List Min. Max Avg. Days All 22 $158,600 $2,300 $279,000 110 0 bedrooms 1 $99,900 $99,900 $99,900 135 1 bedroom 2 $87,450 $60,000 $114,900 61 2 bedrooms 18 $178,450 $89,900 $279,000 114 3 bedrooms 1 $2,300 $2,300 $2,300 119 View All Townhomes & Condos For Sale in Barrington Sale Averages - By Month   Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio% Avg. Days Jul 2013 6 $194,917 $174,317 90.1% 95 Jun 2013 8 $225,975 $207,875 92.4% 94 May 2013 1 $150,000 $140,000 93.3% 93 Apr 2013 2 $131,250 $122,250 94.5% 11 Mar 2013 6 $154,650 $139,160 90.7% 191 Feb 2013 2 $224,450 $190,357 83.7% 192 Jan 2013 1 $135,000 $94,000 69.6% 441 Dec 2012 4 $160,350 $136,500 85.4% 141 Nov 2012 1 $135,000 $135,000 100.0% 44 Oct 2012 5 $233,240 ...
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Single Family Homes For Sale in Barrington, Illinois Currently for Sale   For Sale Avg. List Min. Max Avg. Days All 180 $665,880 $3,900 $15,900,000 127 1 bedroom 1 $849,000 $849,000 $849,000 353 2 bedrooms 9 $221,700 $100,000 $350,000 225 3 bedrooms 44 $377,720 $99,500 $649,900 109 4 bedrooms 92 $604,086 $3,900 $1,750,000 137 5 bedrooms 34 $1,318,188 $299,900 $15,900,000 90 View All Single Family Homes For Sale in Barrington Sale Averages - By Month   Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio% Avg. Days Jul 2013 30 $540,307 $505,048 94.2% 105 Jun 2013 41 $518,415 $484,958 93.7% 114 May 2013 23 $513,078 $487,022 94.8% 94 Apr 2013 18 $438,364 $412,611 94.4% 79 Mar 2013 19 $475,791 $427,039 88.1% 152 Feb 2013 16 $478,787 $428,338 87.2% 181 Jan 2013 15 $760,781 $645,342 86.8% 210 Dec 2012 9 $642,214 ...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Eastings Mere Home Sold by Corinne Guest, Barrington Realty Company Eastings Mere is a small neighborhood in South Barrington accessed of Algonquin Rd. It provides glorious waterfront views for many of the homes here as did no. 11 Eastings Way. The homes are on 1+ acre lots and were built in the late 1980's to early 1990's. I helped the buyers purchase this home in 2010 and now it was time to move on. I am so appreciative that the sellers trusted me with the sale and today we closed. If you are considering selling your South Barrington property, look out for our postcard below, it'll be arriving at many South Barrington homes soon with a special offer on the back. If you do not receive one, just give us a call and we'll explain more. We are looking for more South Barrington homes in Eas...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
What Makes A Barrington Real Estate Agent Remarkable  It's true, the consumer has a pretty jaded view of what Barrington real estate agents are about. Why? Perhaps because we are perceived to all have the same old mundane, toe the line offerings, nothing very different, no out of the box thinking, no flexibility; well you get the picture, there's nothing very remarkable. If you have real estate to sell I am sure you want the agent that's going to stand out above the crowd with something that to you is remarkable. So what do I mean by that? Take a look at the clock on the right. Yes it is a clock but it's different to what you expect to see. Therefore you will remark on that. The clock is different, it is remarkable. Click the photo to see a larger version of  the "Astronomica Clock on S...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Another Sale Pending for Corinne Guest, Realtor in South Barrington. When we launched this listing with it's phenominal aerial photography we were blown away by the immediate requests for showings. It was 17 days of about the same amount of showings and then a buyer said YES! The sale is now pending and set to close very soon. The sellers were represented by Corinne Guest, Realtor and Barrington Realty Company. There's no doubt the photos for this house showed just how gorgeous it is, set among the 1.74 acres of beautiful landscaping and it's water front too. Do you have a home in South Barrington to sell? Would you like aerial photography and videos to help promote your home and make you stand shoulders above the crowd? Call Corinne at 847-363-3686, she's the only real estate broker of...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
The Woods Of South Barrington, South Barrington, Illinois The Woods Of South Barrington Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 3260 Average Property Taxes: 12003 Homes Listed: 31 Homes Sold: 6 Average Number of Days To Sell: 56 The above statistics were compiled by Team Bowers Realtors based on homes listed for sale in The Woods Of South Barrington, South Barrington, Illinois between July 24th, 2012 and July 24th, 2013. Homes for sale in The Woods Of South Barrington Address Beds Total Baths Total Sqft Year Built List Price 36 Glacier Circle 4 4 3789 2008 $899,900 23 Aztec Court 3 2.2 2400 2013 $839,995 39 Olympic Drive 4 3.1 3624 2008 $839,900 15 Rainier Circle 4 3.1 3483 2013 $827,995 7 Joshua Court 3 2.1 2435 2007 $649,000 1 Denali Court 4 3.1 3249 2006 $699,900 28 Denali Court 2...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
How is The Barrington IL Housing Market as We "Steam" Through Summer? The Barrington IL Housing market has been extremely active during the last few months but now the interest rates have started to climb a bit and families are taking well earned vacations while school is out, it's time to take a closer look and wonder if things might slow down a bit. First some stats for June 2013. At a rate of 95 sales during June the available listings only provide 4.5 months of inventory. With 161 homes under contract or pending a closing that supports at least another 100 closings in July. It usually take two to four weeks from contract to closing depending on finance and other contingencies. This is seriously good news for Barrington home sellers. Barrington IL Housing Market Comparison. Data is a...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
21236 N Crestview Dr. Barrington, IL, 60010. Renovated All Brick Home. Come See. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $360,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,547 sqftLot: 0.75 acre(s) Location 21236 N Crestview DriveBarrington, ILUSA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Corinne Guest Barrington Realty Company(847) 363-3686info@corinneguest.comhttp://realestateinbarrington.com      Listed by: Barrington Realty Company Our recent listings 21236 N Crestview Dr. Barrington, Il, 60010. Renovated All Brick Home11 Eastings Way South Barrington - Luxury Waterfront Home Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
How Much Is My South Barrington Home Worth?Asking the question "How much is my South Barrington home worth" is likely on the minds of about 30% of the residents in the village. Why? Often it can be for refinance purposes, especially as interest rates are still quite low. It may also be for possible relocation sales, failed sale attempts in the last year or so, divorce, distressed situations. Then there are the regular moving up or down sales. It doesn't mean 30% of South Barrington's homes will become available for sale this year, that would be over 300 properties, it simply means owners have an interest in finding out the value.View Homes For Sale in South BarringtonHow Can You Find Out Your South Barrington Home Value?More often that not owners are not ready to become sellers and want...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Are There Any Homes For Rent in Lake Barrington Shores?  As of today, July 10th 2013, there is only one available unit for rent in Lake Barrington Shores. As a property manager of homes in Lake Barrington Shores I occasionally know if a new property will become available and today is one of those days. If you are looking for a 2 bedroom two story townhouse and can wait until September/October 2013, read on. Available late September or early October 2013, 1359 Oak Hill Rd will be available for rent, possible sooner, I should know more soon. This is an end unit town house and here are the details: Living Room - fireplace, carpet, window blinds. Dining Room - Brazilian Cherry floors, wet bar, blinds. Kitchen - Tile floor, sliding patio doors to private patio and courtyard area. Cherry cabi...
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New Construction Homes For Sale in Barrington, Illinois Currently for Sale   For Sale Avg. List Min. Max Avg. Days All 8 $543,488 $180,000 $1,198,000 95 0 bedrooms 4 $238,250 $180,000 $289,000 125 4 bedrooms 4 $848,725 $590,000 $1,198,000 66 View All New Construction For Sale in Barrington New Construction Homes for Sale by Subdivision Subdivision Description For Sale Barrington Village Barrington Village is located in the heart of the Village of Barrington north of Lake Cook Road (Main Street) between Northwest Highway and Hough Street. 2 homes for sale Listhartke Listhartke is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 2000's. Listhartke is located in Barrington west of Ela Road and north of Lake Cook Road. 1 home for sale Sunset Estates Sunset Estates is a subdivision of s...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
Definition Of Your Barrington Equestrian Listing Agents Responsibilities - Don't Make Them Mine! Let's backtrack a little way to about a year ago when I was interviewed as a potential sellers agent to list, market and sell a horse property. We had a discussion about pricing in what was a pretty tough market at the time. Things are easing up now but we are not out of the woods yet and as often as not every property we sell will have some challenges. This  horse property is no different. Unbeknown to me at that time, I was being "used" to ascertain a potential list price, the seller never had any intention of hiring me. That to me is really a slap in the face. I don't mind competing to show my value and a for seller to decide if my value is best for them, that's expected in this business ...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Barrington, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range.    Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.    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.   Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt $50,000 - $99,999 1 8 $100,000 - $149,999 8 247 $150,000 - $199,999 26 166 $200,000 - $249,999 21 156 $250,000 - $299,999 19 138 $300,000 - $349,999 24 195 $350,000 - $399,999 16 177 $400,000 - $449,999 12 113 $450,000 - $499,999 21 129 $500,000 - $549,999 1...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
The Woods of South Barrington is a master planned unit development of luxury homes built by Toll Brothers. Located between New Sutton Road and Bartlett Road the final phase has commenced just north of Penny Rd. There are four property collections: The Estate Collection, The Executive Collection and The Signature Collection are the single family homes on quarter to an acre lots. Regency Collection is the luxury active adult community for the over 55 and is a gated community too. Opportunity to buy your semi custom dream home still exists can either be a new home while they last, or now that re-sales have commenced, you can buy and existing property. Building here started back in the mid 2000's in the recognized style of the builder, many houses are brick or at a minimum a brick front, si...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
If you are buying a home cash, in the eyes of a home seller you are looked upon more favorably than a buyer who needs a mortgage. It's one less contingency on a sales contract meaning one less reason your transaction might fail. That said buyers are well advised to do their due diligence when buying a home and that may include having your own appraisal. If you were applying for a mortgage your future lender would have one to make sure their loan is relatively safe based on how much a buyer is borrowing and how much a home is valued at. Why Do Your Own Appraisal? Should you have an appraisal for any cash real estate purchase? A year or so ago I would have said yes. In a declining market which we have been witnessing for the last 5 or so years, properties were declining in value and it wo...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
21236 N Crestview Drive, Barrington – For Sale - Pre Release. Barrington Realty Company has exclusive rights to market this newly renovated split level home in Fairhaven subdivision of Barrington. Not yet available on the MLS, the house is almost ready for buyers. Just a taste of all that is new in this 1962 all brick built home on a 0.75 acre lot. 4 bedrooms on second level, another 5th bedroom or office on lower level with oversized family room. New kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless appliances, tile floor, new light fixture. Bathrooms, hardwood floors, furnace, water heater, all done. Neutral decor throughout. New garage door for the 2 car garage, new driveway - pending, new mail-box and post, new landscaping. We know there is going to be a high demand f...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
South Barrington was home to highest priced Barrington area sale in June 2013 Every month I write about the highest priced sale in the Barrington area. It's another one of those litmus tests to get a feel for what's happening in our real estate market. On June 21st 2013 the property at 32 Witt Road in South Barrington closed at $2,600,000. The final asking price was $2,700,000 but the seller started the most recent listing at $4,850,000. The property was a 5 bedroom 5 and a half bathroom luxury home built in 2008. With 6476 square feet of main level living space and 1.5 acres of land, the attraction for this house was no doubt it's waterfront location on The Coves of South Barrington. View other homes for sale in The Coves of South Barrington South Barrington Real Estate Market Report J...
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By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)
South Barrington Vacant Lots For Sale Building a dream home is something most people dream of. South Barrington has the most luxurious homes in the entire Barrington area but sometimes the homes available are just not what you want. Either they are too old, or need too much updating, or maybe the house is perfect but the location frankly sucks. Would you buy a vacant lot and build your dream house? The real estate market is returning and activity of sales is on the rise. This is true even in the higher priced points. Over the last several years the values of vacant land fell just as the value of improved properties, and although sales are coming back and prices we think will rise this year, albeit a little slower in the luxury markets, it might be a while before vacant land sales and cu...
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