Hoffman Estates, IL Real Estate News

By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of March 6, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=find...
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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired
Northwestern Cook County Market Summary I have been following along with interest over the last few months the Chicago Tribune and the ‘Price Pulse’ real estate sales snapshot.  This article in particular is for comparisons of August thru October 2008 and August thru October 2007.   This is for my areas and communities that I cover in Northwestern Cook County only. It mentions changes in median housing prices either an increase, no change (or no sales), or a decrease.  Now let’s go over what a median house price is – ½ the homes sold for more and ½ the homes sold for less. Arlington Heights    ▲    $328,250 Elgin    ▼    $172,000* Elk Grove Village    ▼   $252,500 Hanover Park    ▼    $190,000* Hoffman Estates    ▼    $287,500* Inverness    ▼    $595,000 Palatine    ▲    $245,000* Roll...
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By Bob Brandt, Re/Max Realtor-30+ years experience
(Re/Max Suburban)
Our Re/Max office consistently comes in as the winner in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates market, due to the many hard working top agents with years of experience.The report is readily available to all the members of the MLS and looks something like the individual agent report below which shows who has been the number 1 agent in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates for the last 2 months. Market Share CriteriaStatus: Closed   Property Type: Detached Single, Attached Single   Area: Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates   Months Back: 2 Months     Total number of units sold in target market: 74 Total number of transaction sides (# of units sold x 2): 148 Total volume sold in target market: $15,346,450    Agent ID   Agent Name    # Units Sold - 1 Side     # Units Sold - 2 Sides     Total # Tran. Sides     Total...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of February 23, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of February 13, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=...
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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. I am a licensed real estate agent and loan originator. Let my experience help you get into your new home or refinance your current mortgage.
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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. I am a licensed real estate agent and loan originator. Let my experience help you get into your new home or refinance your current mortgage.
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of February 4, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=f...
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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired
The size of new homes is shrinking for the first time in at least a decade, says USA TODAY.  Nearly 9 out of 10 builders are saying they are building or planning smaller homes than in the past.  The average size of new homes started in the 3rd quarter of 2008 was 2,438 square feet, down from 2,629 in the 2nd quarter. How about affordability?  These builders are just not getting the fact that nobody can afford these new homes!  It is common knowledge in my industry that new construction is always the most expensive but people gravitate toward all the new features that only new construction can offer!  No need to rehab the kitchen with new construction. How about the fact that the new construction is way, way out from all the hub employment centers.  Not to mention the sting of $4.00 a ga...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of January 26, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=f...
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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 Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired
If you are currently in the market for a new home in Hoffman Estates, you may be interested in how a real estate agent can help you. You are about to make a great investment of both money and time.  I have a wealth of experience helping buyers of all categories like you make sound, informed decisions.  Did you also know that we don't cost you a thing?  That's right - zip, nada, zilch! Here are some ways that a Buyers Agent can help you: Agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what kind of home is best suited for you. They are familiar with all the floor plans and styles. They will help you to determine realistic spending limits. They can often explain alternative financing options or introduce yo...
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By Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of January 14, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=f...
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By Denny McAuley
(Home Check America Inspection Services)
I'm seeking some response to everyone's feelings on Pre-listing or seller inspections. In this troubled market I think every advantage should be taken for individuals to sell their house.  I have performed these types of inspections and have met with some success for the seller.  Percentage wise, I have about a 60/40 split on it's success (60% selling).  On the homes that did sell, of which the seller did correct issues with the house for better showing, the seller did think the inspection and report was worthwhile and did help with the marketing of the house.  On those that did not sell, the sellers did not correct issues, and didn't use the report as a marketing tool.  What is everybody's opinion on the concept of Pre-listing/Seller inspections?   The advantages to the buyer are: The ...
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By Denny McAuley
(Home Check America Inspection Services)
Recently I sat down with a very successful business person, at my request, to talk about how to become even more successful in business.   While I am acquainted with and admire many successful business people in my area, I really wanted to discuss the dynamics of being successful from this one successful person who started from scratch.  Not an individual who worked themselves up the ladder of good organizations.  As we talked and enjoyed our lunch, I asked what was his one true key to success, if there is only one?  His reply was short, simple, and made great sense.  His reply - "Under promise and over produce"!  Whether that promise involves putting in long hours, learning a new skill, gaining knowledge about client needs, or various other concepts/ideas.  Make your customer #1 so he ...
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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 Dennis Toomey, Buying or Selling Talk TOoMEy!
(RE/MAX Action)
Hoffman Estates Real EstateDennis Toomey continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep his clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below, at the end of the page you will find Hoffman Estates real estate statistics for the last 12 months as of January 5, 2009.To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home evaluation, please visit: www.KnowYourHomeValue.com/active or use this link http://www.knowyourhomevalue.com/remaxil/modules/global/forms/marketevaluation.asp?&acc=32722&s=active If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood or would like more information about Hoffman Estates, please visit: www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/active or use this link http://www.GetYourRealEstateHere.com/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=fi...
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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired
Hoffman Estates Illinois Homes - $450,000 and up - Is anything selling?  Update for the Luxury Home Market Well, to answer your question, YES!  There have been 33 sales so far this 2008 year for the $450,000 and up single family market.  What are some marketing tips that you might want to know about if you are planning on selling your home? Out of the total 33 sales, 8 homes were built before 1999.  Out of those 8 sales, 4 mentioned that they were totally remodeled (see great kitchen pictures) and had reasonable market times.  Out of the 33 sales, 25 homes were built after 2000.  They are considered 'newer' homes offering most of today's features that buyers request.  Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, open floor plans with 'Greatrooms', fireplaces, crown molding, basements, r...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
Three bedroom ranch with master bath, eat in kitchen, hardwood floors and large yard with patio. Walk to park and schools. Near expressways and places of employment (Woodfield Mall).                                           Sold as is without disclosures. You will receive clear title. Contact me for information and showing:                                                                            David Spencer, 630-750-4255                                                                                                  daspencer@kw.com    
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Amore Mio Trattoria Italiana - 1457 Palatine Rd. - Hoffman Estates . Map it                                                                                              Apple Villa Famous Pancake House - 3101 N. Barrington Rd. - Hoffman Estates Babaluci - 1001 W. Golf Rd. - Hoffman Estates Map it Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies - 790 Higgins Rd. - Hoffman Estates Bamboo Garden - 1004 W. Golf Rd. - Hoffman Estates Map it China Garden - 2336 Higgins Rd. - Hoffman Estates Claim Jumper Restaurant - 2610 N. Sutton Rd. - Hoffman Estates                                                                                                                                    Dover Straits - 1149 W. Golf Rd. - Hoffman Estates Map it Garibaldi's Italian Eatery - 2346 Higgins Rd. - Hoffman Estates Map it ...
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