Hoffman Estates, IL Real Estate News

Looking for your 1st home in either Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates?  Need a decent price?  Want a good area for future resale value?  Want a good area with good schools for the kids? These places are great!  Call me for more information on how to start your home search and explain the whole process to you!   Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban     I proudly serve and sell real estate in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  If you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home in the communities of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Palatine, Medinah, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles and more importantly, want to work with a local area expert, contact me immediately. Detached Single Status: 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. 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 October 22, 2008.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 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 October 14, 2008.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. 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 October 3, 2008.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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SO WHAT'S UP WITH THE REAL ESTATE MARKET? Interested in getting a copy of the best overall market information and real estate sales conditions that I could find recently?  It’s an article from Chicago Magazine’s October Issue "What's your House Worth" that just came out and offers extensive data on each town and neighborhood in the Chicagoland area.   What makes this article important is that it is compiled from the local MLS (MRED) not some of these other hallucinating websites like zillow, yahoo real estate, etc. where they never seem to actually know where their numbers come from.  Accuracy is important to me, it should also be important to you regarding your largest investment - your home. You're probably curious about what is going on in the area marketplace regarding your homes v...
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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 September 15, 2008.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. 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 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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What Makes a Good Neighborhood?When you buy a house, you also invest in the neighborhood that surrounds it. The identity of a neighborhood may be as important to property values as the individual properties themselves. In a “planned community”, strictly controlled architecture governs a carefully crafted identity block after block. In a rural town, tree-lined streets and an old-fashioned town square preserve a disappearing way of life. In a large city, an older neighborhood's ethnic history has shaped its character and often drives its rejuvenation. It's important to know where a neighborhood has been—and where it's going—before you decide to buy. 1. Start with StatisticsIt's now possible to get valuable neighborhood statistics online. Crime statistics, school scores and demographic inf...
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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 Bob Brandt, Re/Max Realtor-30+ years experience
(Re/Max Suburban)
These home selling tips can net you more money and in less time. Selling a Home As a real estate seller, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you'll help your RE/MAX Sales Associate sell your home faster, at the best possible price.The easiest and most reliable way to improve the appeal of your home is to enlist a quality home service professional. The right professional can help real estate sellers get everything in order - from repainting the kitchen to arranging a thorough cleaning. Guidelines for the real estate seller   Make the most of that first impressionA well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch help real estate sellers put their best foot forward and make prospects feel welcome. So doe...
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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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Illinois Homebuyer Snapshot - Where are you?   Buyers and sellers continue to trade up, trade down, relocate or purchase a 2nd home.  First time buyers in Illinois accounted for 40% of the market!  Highlights of the typical Illinois Home Buyer from 2006 are: Median age of home buyers was 37 years old. Amoung first time buyers, the median age was 31. Median household income was $73,300 compared to $71,800 in the U.S. 57% of home buyers were married couples, 26% single females (yeah girls!), 8% singles males, and 9% were unmarried couples. First-time homebuyers accounted for 44% of homes purchased in 2006. 62% of first-time buyers were between 25 and 34 years old. Median income of first-time buyers was $59,500 compared to $58,300 amoung all first-time buyers nationally. 62% of homes purch...
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Now is a Smart Time to Buy!  Here's what's available by Price Range in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg! Now is a great time to buy a home, say the financial gurus at the Wall Street Journal, so GET OFF THAT FENCE!   (Not to mention is just huuuurtsssssssss after awhile!)The Journal calls it a buyers market and offers these suggestions for first-timers getting their feet wet. While their advice is solid, it's not revolutionary, but some potential customers might find it reassuring.   Remember this is a place to live not a stock market investment, they say. Lenders want buyers to spend no more than 28 percent of their gross monthly income on mortgage payments, real estate taxes, and home insurance. Buyers shouldn't count on stretching further because lenders won't approve their loans. Cash...
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By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired
 Township Riders Initiative Program-"T.R.I.P" A transportation program in Northwest Suburban Cook County is available to residents of five area townships - Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheeling. The Township Riders Initiative Program, or T.R.I.P, is an intertownship transportation program for medical purposes, created to serve the needs of area senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The cost is based on a $5.00 fee per township line crossed with a cap of $10.00 per one-way trip. Riders are able to bring one service animal or one caregiver. Riders may travel anywhere within Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg, Maine, and Wheeling townships, as well to the medical campuses of Stroger Cook County Hospital, Hines Veteran's Hospital in Maywood, and t...
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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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