Elmhurst, IL Real Estate News

By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
Elmhurst endures....If I had to quickly describe our town to a visitor here is how it would go, "it sucks you in". I was raised here and raising my own children here. It is a tranquil tree lined beauty, rich in history with all the modern conveniences. The city is commited to citizen involvement, educational excellence, fiscally responsible and going green. The variety of homes are filled with a caring singles, families and seniors. Elmhurst is strategically found close to Chicago, O'Hare Airport and several major interstate highways. We have a hospital, a college, museums, festivals and a library you could spend all day in. Our park district offers a variety of classes for all ages. There is plenty of entertainment and a variety of restaurants. It's hometown charm is calling you home.....
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH. ~Author Unknown                                          There are songs, books & even movies about "trying your best". If you try your best, can there be "failure"? Failure by definition is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. That is impossible when you TRY. Define your own success.
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
Creating & Maintaining client relationships:  LISTEN, they want their story heard. Ask questions in a supportive way to get more information. Communicate frequently. Anticipate questions. Preparation is key, demonstrate knowledge. Set clear expectations. Be honest and build trust, because trust has no hidden agenda. Value a respectful partnership. Project positivity.
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
Start of a new week, offers limitless opportunities. Cold call, re-visit difficult clients, e-mail blast current market trends or a real estate joke to current clients. Make sure you are at the forefront of a positive message and a name they quickly remember. So start today so your NEW ending will be something to remember.
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
Know your job! Don't be the realtor who thinks "that's not my responsibility". Be the "GO TO" for everything real estate and the first person that comes to mind for anyone with a real estate question.  It is your responsibility to know how your lender, home inspector, attorney and appraiser all operate. BE THE RESOURCE!
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
Coping with the difficult client, a few rules I try to follow: Don't take people's behavior personally. LISTEN and then gently ask questions. Do not lose your cool or interrupt. STR: Stop, Think, Respond. Acknowledge their perspective. You can only change your responses to their behavior.  In the end, choose peace not conflict. Vicky Amaro, REALtor Koenig & Strey - The Schiller Office Office: (630) 617-6060 Email: vamaro@koenigstrey.com www.dupagecounty-realestate.com www.vicky@dupagerealestate.com  
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
How do you change from Realtor to trusted, knowledgeable resource? Easy, have the courage to be honest and have the relationship based on REALISTIC goals. Telling the truth is definitely less stressful and takes less time. It's time to turn the page on what people perceive about our profession.
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By Vicky Amaro
(The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)
What's more important "IN" or "ON" the market? "IN" the market gets showings, shows well, aggressive marketing plan, priced right and sells. "ON" the market is seen on the internet, might show well, mediocre marketing, not priced right and activity fades quickly. You need to be "IN" it, to win it!
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By Home Staging
(Showhomes)
On a trip to Chicago to visit our four Showhomes offices last week, I toured this beautiful $890k home in Elmhurst staged by Showhomes' Laura Johnson. This home, like most staged by Showhomes comes with a live-in home stager who takes care of the home and makes sure it is in show-to-sell condition when it is shown. Laura amazed our office by staging this home within 24 hours of move-in. This is not a small home and every room in the home is fully staged. When I toured the home and shot these photos, all that remained was to hang some art and finish off some of the key accesories. This home is one of a pair of new contruction homes we are staging for a builder. Both homes are really well built and now that they are staged we're excited about creating some fast sales to jupstart the marke...
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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 Elmhurst, 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 14 302 $150,000 - $199,999 25 260 $200,000 - $249,999 38 257 $250,000 - $299,999 45 169 $300,000 - $3...
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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 Elmhurst, 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 11 285 $150,000 - $199,999 26 305 $200,000 - $249,999 41 279 $250,000 - $299,999 34 212 $300,000 - $3...
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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 Elmhurst, 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 11 276 $150,000 - $199,999 24 288 $200,000 - $249,999 40 272 $250,000 - $299,999 35 201 $300,000 - $3...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
  RE/MAX Territory | RE/MAX Territory | 847-956-2800 841 York Rd. #311, Elmhurst, IL New paint! Great location! Rental with option to buy! 1BR/1BA Condo   Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Sq Footage Unspecified Parking Unspecified Pet Policy Cats Deposit $990 DESCRIPTION Rent with option to buy!! 9/08 - PAINTED!!!LOVELY KITCHEN W/WOOD CABINETS & NEWER APPLIANCES. CARPET-2 YRS, FURNACE-4 YRS, MIRRORED DOUBLE CLOSET DOORS IN LRG M/B, FRESHLY PAINTED. ELEVATOR BUILDING, GREAT PARKING, OUTDOOR HTD POOL, PARTY RM & MORE. NEAR SHOPPING AND EXPRESSWAYS. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY***ALSO FOR SALE $123,000 #06442853*** http://www.realestate4uonline.com/s=active     see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Living room Dining room Refrigerator Stove/Ove...
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By Richard Parr, Home Security Specialist - Greater New Orleans, Louisiana
(ADT Security Services)
A Multiple Listing search for Elmhurst homes shows that even though the number of homes sold has decreased, the home prices have remained about the same as in 2006.  The information was based on 2nd quarter numbers for 2006-2008.  The bar graph above shows that the number of homes sold is down by about 17.5% compared to 2006.  The graph above shows the 2nd quarter prices in Elmhurst are about the same as in 2006.   The decrease is just over $8,800 and as a percentage the drop is only 1.7%.   Although the national media has beating up the real estate industry for the last couple of years, Elmhurst real estate has not lost any signicant value over this period of time.  From this data there would only be significant losses if someone purchased last year and sold this year. If you would lik...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
  The table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Elmhurst 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 8 292 $150,000 - $199,999 23 266 $200,000 - $249,999 24 269 $250,000 - $299,999 57 176 $300,000 - $349,999...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
The table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Elmhurst, 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 9 255 $150,000 - $199,999 22 263 $200,000 - ...
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Elmhurst Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Elmhurst area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Crescent Park 2 $917,450.00 $882,500.00 96.2 Elm Estates 3 $396,300.00 $378,000.00 95.4 Emery Manor 3 $594,533.33 $552,666.67 93 Pick 2 $249,450.00 $223,750.00 89.7 Stratford Hills 4 $404,950.00 $375,750.00 92.8 Westdale Gardens 1 $155,000.00 $150,000.00 96.8 Attached HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Crescent Court 1 $359,900.00 $325,000.00 90.3 Royal York 2 $132,450.00 $118,750.00 89.7 York Meadows 1 $117,000.00 $112,000.00 95.7 Search for homes sold in Elmhurst. Get complete access to all homes sold in Elmhurst and the surrounding areas. With experienced, local Elmhurst re...
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(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
The table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Elmhurst, 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.     Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 11 230 $150,000 - $199,999 21 210 $200,000 - $249,999 23 262 $250,000 - $299,999 54 199 $300,000 - $349,999 82 236 $350,000 - $399,999 52 221 $400,000 - $449,999 31 180 $450,000 - $499,999 31 173 $500,000 - $549,999 21 160 $550,000 - $599,999 15 160 $600,000 - $699,999 40 201 $700,000 - $799,999 31 265 $80...
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By Richard Parr, Home Security Specialist - Greater New Orleans, Louisiana
(ADT Security Services)
A Multiple Listing search for Elmhurst, IL, homes, today, shows that even though the number of homes sold is still down, the home prices are beginning to climb.  The information was based on 1st quarter numbers for 2006-2008. The bar graph above shows that although the number of homes sold are down about 22%, the last two years are nearly the same.  This could suggest that the demand for homes in Elmhurst is stabilizing.The graph above shows the prices in Elmhurst have increased just over $4,300 in the 1st quarter of 2008 over 2007.  Compare that to 2006 and see that the prices are only down about $3,400 from where the values were three years ago.  As a percentage the difference is quite minimal at about 0.6% (six tenths of one percent).  The information shows that even though the natio...
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