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Luxe Homes BN is delighted to offer this beautiful, custom, luxury home on the 18th green of The Den at Fox Creek. The minute you step inside 2611 Crooked Creek, you are greeted by soaring ceilings and sunlight. Two stories of windows face southwest with a view of the 18th green and fairway at The Den at Fox Creek. To the left of the open foyer are the dining room and the open floor plan living room and kitchen. Up the stairs, is a huge landing, overlooking the living room, which is currently being used as a home office. This space also has a wall of windows looking to the same view as the living room. From the top of the stairs you can see the bright and airy living room and the wall of windows overlooking the golf course. From the living room you can see into the open plan kitchen an...
A quick look at what’s been going on in the Bloomington Normal real estate market.   Active Listings = total number of homes currently for sale Sold = total number of homes sold (closed) in the past 7 days DOM = days on market Average List = average price at which homes sold (before negotiations with buyer) Average Sold = final price at which homes sold   Call me today for a market snapshot of your neighborhood 309-830-6378. Or email me here.
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What exactly is Homes for Heroes?  Homes for Heroes®, The Company Our mission is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day. Homes for Heroes® is a company that affiliates with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Our Heroes include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who make our communities a better place to live. This program was created after the tragic events of 9/11 as a “Thank you” to the men and women who have given so much. Heroes across the country register on our website every day looking for the savings. We match them with Homes for Hero...
Our weekly look at what's been happening in the Bloomington Normal Real Estate Market in the past 7 days.   A quick look at what’s been going on in the Bloomington Normal real estate market.   Active Listings = total number of homes currently for sale Sold = total number of homes sold (closed) in the past 7 days DOM = days on market Average List = average price at which homes sold (before negotiations with buyer) Average Sold = final price at which homes sold       Call me today for a market snapshot of your neighborhood 309-830-6378. Or email me here.
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Let's see what you can get for your money. As of today, 7/17/13, we have 19 active listings in this price range. This is another area where we are very low on listings. So if you have a house to sell in this price range, now is the time!!  In this price range, you will get 3-5 bedrooms and 2-3 baths. There are listings in the following neighborhoods: North Bridge Hedgewood Blackstone Trails Eagle View Ironwood Fox Creek Click here for properties in this price range.  
  A quick look at what’s been going on in the Bloomington Normal real estate market.   Active Listings = total number of homes currently for sale Sold = total number of homes sold (closed) in the past 7 days DOM = days on market Average List = average price at which homes sold (before negotiations with buyer) Average Sold = final price at which homes sold     Call me today for a market snapshot of your neighborhood 309-830-6378. Or email me here.    
By Mary Borth, LuxeHomesBN.com
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If you are trying to sell your home, listen up. Buyers choose their home online. Period. You could argue that they choose a home when they walk through at a showing. You would be correct. But first, you have to get them to want to schedule a showing of your home. If the pictures suck, that won’t happen. Listing photos are so important. We have become such a visual, instant society. If your listing photos don't capture their attention in the first few seconds, they move on. In the 2012National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 90% of buyers used the internet to find their home. Buyers spend hours online finding homes, then they call their Realtor and let them know which ones they want to see. How do they choose? Listing photos. I do the same thing as a Realtor....
  A quick look at what’s been going on in the Bloomington Normal real estate market.    Active Listings = total number of homes currently for sale Sold = total number of homes sold (closed) in the past 7 days DOM = days on market Average List = average price at which homes sold (before negotiations with buyer) Average Sold = final price at which homes sold       Call me today for a market snapshot of your neighborhood 309-830-6378. Or email me here.  
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  Eagle View is a beautiful new subdivision at the northeast corner of Bloomington Normal IL. On the west it is bordered by Towanda Barnes Rd (County Rd 1900 East) and to the north is Ft Jesse Rd.       EAGLE VIEW SUBDIVISION between 2500-6500 sq ft custom homes and spec homes very quiet but convenient to main roads beautiful landscaping including a lake soon to be a neighborhood park (see link below for latest news) single family homes, estates and villas average LIST price since development began $357,000 average SOLD price since development began $351,000 average DOM (days on market) since development began 149    2012 Year End Market Stats for Eagle View      18 homes sold in 2012      $325,500 was average LIST price      $310,800 was average SOLD price      99 average DOM (days on ...
  What does $400,000 Buy You in Bloomington Normal?   Let’s see what you can get for your money. As of today, June 11 2013, there are only 18 active listings in this price range. We are low on inventory in several price ranges and this is one of them.   Of these listings you can get up to 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The largest house is 4400 square feet and is in Hawthorne II. The smallest one is 1080 square feet, with 3bed/2bath, but it has beautiful frontage on Lake Bloomington. Average DOM, Days on Market, for this price range is 110.   In this price range there are listings in the following neighborhoods:   ·       Tipton Trails   ·       Crestewicke   ·       Hawthorne II   ·       Lake Bloomington   ·       Fox Creek   ·       North Bridge   ·       Royal Links   ·       Eagle Vi...
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  5 Ways to Tick off a Seller (and Shoot Yourself in the Foot)   By Mary Borth, Keller Williams Realty, Bloomington Normal IL   1.    Make a low-ball offer that is completely unreasonable just to “see what happens”. Sellers leave some room for negotiation, but not as much as you think. As a buyer, your Realtor should be showing you comps and past sales so you have a clear picture of the value of the home. If you make an uneducated low offer, many sellers will completely reject the offer and wait for another buyer.   2.    Counteroffer in ridiculously small increments. With a fair offer, you will usually meet in agreement somewhere in the middle. Don’t counteroffer $500-$1000 at a time just to waste everyone’s time. Remember, both sides want the deal to work so don’t make it harder on ev...
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  5 Ways to NOT Sell Your Home - 2013 By Mary Borth, Keller Williams Realty, Bloomington Normal IL   1.      Be difficult about scheduling showings. The more you limit your times/directions for showing, the more you limit your buyers.   2.      Don’t do any decluttering or staging. If your home is cluttered, buyers will think there is not enough storage space. If not staged properly, buyers will not know how to use the space. For example, if you have turned a second living space into a toy room, buyers with no children (or older children) might not have the vision to see it as a formal living room or den.    3.      Allow your Realtor to post bad pictures (or too few) online for your listing. Buyers look online for homes, and if your listing has bad photos it turns people off. Make sure...
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  Beginner's Guide to Buying a Home – 2013  By Mary Borth, Keller Williams Realty, Bloomington - Normal, IL   1.      Talk to a lender early in the process. There may be some issues on your credit report that you are not aware of. A good lender will be able to tell you what you need to do to raise your credit score. Some issues can be resolved easily but some may take several months (or years) to repair.   2.      Get pre-approved and ask for a copy of your pre-approval letter. Your Realtor will ask you for a pre-approval letter before she shows you any homes. She does not want to waste your time showing you houses that you cannot afford or houses that are way below your pre-approval amount. You don’t want to fall in love with a house and find out you can’t afford it. Or worse, lose the...
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  What's been going on in the Bloomington Normal real estate market this past week? Showings are picking up but inventory is still low. What does this mean? If you are selling, list NOW before you have all the late Spring Competition. If you're buying, get moving while rates and prices are still low! Call me today to see how the market is doing in your neighborhood! 309-830-6378 Ready to list? I am the only certified Internet Marketing Specialist in the Bloomington/Normal area. Find out what that means for YOU @ www.imsd.net/grad/maryborth. Ready to buy? Start your search here!
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Eagle Creek Subdivision in Bloomington IL Eagle Creek Subdivision in Bloomington IL is located on the east side of the Bloomington Normal area.The neighborhood primarily consists of one and two-story vinyl and brick homes. Eagle Creek is located south of GE Rd and east of Airport Rd. The subdivison was established in 1996 and has matured into a beautiful neighborhood with access to parks and lake.   3 Numbers You Need to Know   Average Sold Price for Eagle Creek in 2012   $194,800   Average DOM (days on market)In 2012    27   Average List Price to Sales Price Ratio in 2012   96%      It is important to enlist the services of a Buyer’s Agentto represent you during your transaction. Buyer Agency services are at no cost to you. A Buyer’s Agent will represent your best interests and guide y...
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Good Morning Bloomington Normal! It is a beautiful snowy day. I know you have cabin fever and I bet you can feel Spring Fever coming on! Have you been thinking about moving? If you are selling a home, you need to move NOW while inventory is very low (and so is competition). If you are buying, you need to start looking now because prices are on their way back up! Take a look at the current rates.     Call me right now for lender and listing info!  309-830-6378  
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Monday Market Snapshot for Bloomington-Normal, IL 2/25/13     What is the most important thing you need to know about real estate market stats? They are LOCAL. What they tell us on the news is a very broad picture. I have heard it said that a national real estate forecast is about as useful as a national weather forecast.   Every week we'll be back with another market snapshot, so YOU can stay informed about what is happening in YOUR market.   Have a great week and stay warm - Spring is coming!  
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Tuesday DIY Idea This is a great idea that has tons of possibility!   Above a changing table Craft room Bathroom Makeup storage mail storage Hats and mittens Dog leashes Quick, Easy and Useful Come back every Tuesday for a new DIY idea             
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A snapshot of the Bloomington Normal Real Estate Market over the past week; active listings, solds, average days on market, average list price and average sold price.  Check back here every Monday for current, local market info. Why? Because a national real estate forecast is about as relevant as a national weather forecast!  For more detailed neighborhood or subdivision information contact me.  

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