Long Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
School  starts tomorrow in Buffalo Grove and Long Grove! Its time to go back to school!  If you are a student you will be crying tomorrow  when you wake up at 6:30 a.m. . However if you are the parent of the child, your reaction may be a little different. Warning to  Parents! Don't jump up and down with  relief until your children gets on the bus and the bus is  far enough away that  your child can't see your grin from ear to ear. The first couple weeks of school  is a little hectic, so I have printed a schedule of School starts, curriculum nights etc  for District 96 in Buffalo  Grove and Long Grove.... This includes the schools Twin Groves and Woodlawn Junior High, Prairie, Ivy Hall, Kildeer and Country Meadows grade schools and Willow Grove Kindergarten. Back-to-School Calendar Augus...
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By Julie Anne, Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams)
A perfect warm sunny day in quaint Long Grove Illinois.   Long Grove is 5 minutes from Deer Park and Barrington Illinois.  There were many in attendance at the show on Saturday and Sunday with continuous music, food and a Kids Corner.  The fest was free.  The arts and crafts from 100 artists from around the country blended in well with all the shops in Long Grove.    Long Grove is a don't miss village to visit if you are in the area even if there is not a fest going on.  There are great shops, restaurants, winery, chocolate shop, historical buildings galore and more.  Always worth the trip.               Julie Anne - Julie Anne Real Estate Team- Keller Williams Barrington Illinois - www.homesbyjulieanne.com    847-620-5815                                                              Po...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove Real Estate Trends! Coldwell Banker agent interprets the Long Grove real state  in 2008 Are you curious as to what Long Grove Sales  were in the first 7 ½ months this year versus last year? Whether you are in the market to buy a home or to sell your current home, it is important to keep abreast of market statistics (or at least to work with a knowledgeable REALTOR who does). Newspapers, national magazines, and television news report on regional and national trends, but don't do a very good job of explaining the local real estate market in Long Grove   The number of new housing starts nationwide or the percentage increase in foreclosures or short sales in the entire state have very little, if any, bearing on how quickly Long Grove home is worth in Prairie Trails or Royal Melbo...
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Its already August and I'm dreading that summer is almost over. However don't despair Long Grove has fun activities planned all year round...   Where ever your interests lie, there's always something fun for you and your family to do.  20th Annual Long Grove Art Festival- Aug. 16-17. Shop among a wide variety of original artwork - watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber and mixed media. The Long Grove Art Festival is juried and judged with cash awards. You can also enjoy continuous live music and a great variety of food and drink offered throughout the Fest. The event is sponsored by the Kildeer School PTO in Long Grove. Live Music Schedule at the art festival Saturday August 16th 10:00 - 12:00 Patchouli   Gazebo (near Bean's and Le...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
If you are considering a move to Long Grove Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. The Highland Pines Subdivision is a wondeful family neighborhood located off of Gilmer Road in Long Grove.  There are beautiful homes in this subdivision set on spectacular lots.  One of my favorite clients purchased their dream home( see below)  in this neighborhood and cannot be happier.  Highland Pines  is serviced by two award-winning school districts.   The residents of this new neighborhood attend the District 96 schools. (Country Meadows Elementary, and Woodlawn Junior High).    They also attend Stevenson High School District 125 Long Grove, Illinois  "The Village with the charm of  yesteryear" is how Long Grove is described.   More than 100 retail businesses consisting of antique sh...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Are you looking for Long Grove Real Estate and don't know which subdivision is best for you, your family, your dogs, your preschooler, your highschool student,if so you have come to the right place.  There are currently approximately 48  subdivisions in Long Grove.  To help you find the neighborhood that fits your family's needs, I have taken it upon myself as an ongoing project to present useful information about each Long Grove subdivision.  I have included pictures as well as relevant data that can help you with your Long Grove real estate search. With so many Long Grove subdivisions to cover, this is quite a project. However, once completed, it will serve as a valuable community resource as well as a tool for  all Long Grove home buyers seeking information about a particular area.  ...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
If you are considering a move to Long Grove  Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. The neighborhood of White Oak Estates is located in Long Grove and has 66 homesites averaging over 2 acres. This remarkable Long Grove community is magnificently designed on one of Lake County's most desirable pieces of real estate.  The soft rolling landscapes, picturesque ponds and shady trees that surround your opulent estate home create a breathtaking setting, worlds away from the clatter of urban life.  There are 2 entrances of White Oak Estates, the front entrance is located on North Krueger, between Gilmer and Route 22 and the back entrance is North of Route 22 on Old Mchenry. Click here for the available homes in White Oak Estates The residents of White Oak estates  attend the Dis...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Moving to the Long Grove Area.... Herons Landing of Long Grove If you are considering a move to Long Grove, Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. The neighborhood of Herons Landing is located in  Long Grove  and has 110 custom homes on well- maintained acre-plus properties.  The homes are surrounded by deep woods, conservancies, and ponds.  Herons Landing is located less than 2 miles from Stevenson High School, shopping, and the metra commuter line.  The neighborhood has 2 entrances, one off of Port Clinton and the other West of Route 83 on Gilmer.  In order to pass through the back gate, you need a key card or a resident needs to you buzz you through. ( This is the picture of the back gate of Herons Landing  The residents of Herons Landing attend the District 96 schools...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Moving to the Long Grove Area.... Consider the Fields of Long Grove Subdivison Fields of Long Grove IL If you are considering a move to Long Grove, Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. One of your choices would be the Fields of Long Grove which is located on Gilmer Road West of Route 83 on North Krueger.   People love the  Fields of Long Grove  neigborhood since it is maintenance free.  Your lawn, snow removal, streets, water are all taken care of for you as part of your association fee.  There is also a very long walking path and a private beach located in this gorgeous subdivison.(See below) The children of the Fields of Long grove Subdivision attend the District 96 schools. (Country Meadows Elementary, and Woodlawn Junior High).    They also attend Stevenson High Sch...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Moving to the Long Grove Area.... Consider the Prairie Trails Subdivision Prairie Trails of Long Grove, IL If you are considering a move to Long Grove, Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. One of your choices would be the Prairie Trails Subdivision which is located on Gilmer Road West of Route 83 on North Krueger.   The residents of the Prairie Trail Subdivision of Long grove take pride in this 3 year old neighborhood.    There are 62 lots in the negihborhood ranging from 3/4 to over 1 acre in size conversantly placed within a 118- acre parcel.  Beautiful conservancy areas are adjacent to nearly every lot.  This neighborhood has public sewers, and a community well.  The children of the Prairie Trails Subdivision attend the District 96 schools. (Country Meadows Elementar...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Cobblestone Subdivision of  Long Grove, IL If you are considering a move to Long Grove, Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions. One of your choices would be the Cobblestone subdivision which is located on Gilmer Road West of Route 83 .  The residents of the Cobblestone subdivision seem to have it all....location, beautiful surroundings, convenient access to modern amenities and custom-built homes of quality.   The residents of Cobblestone attend the District 96 schools. (Country Meadows Elementary, and Woodlawn Junior High).  It is the only neighborhood in Long Grove's District 96 that the children can walk to their Elementary and Junior High School.  The High School that residents who live in this subdivision  attend is Stevenson High School District 125.  Long Grove, Ill...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
eleni's boutique Whether you are a Bride to be, Mother of the Bride (or Groom), or just want an elegant gown for a black-tie event,look no further than Eleni's boutique located in Long Grove, Illinois.  This upscale boutique is located on the NorthWest Corner of Old Mchenry and Half Day Road  in Long Grove, Illinois adjacent to my favorite breakfast establishment, Eggsperience. The boutique carries a wide range of designer dresses to meet everyone's budget.     The boutique also carries wedding gowns, shoes,  bridesmaid and flower girl dresses.  Check it out next time you are in the area. If you are considering a move to the  Chicago Northwest Suburbs, you owe it to yourself to talk with Judy Greenberg at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. http://www.buffaloarea grovehomes.com/ htt...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove's Strawberry Festival - Don't mss out! Long Grove’s Strawberry Festival is next weekend , June, 21, 22, and 23..     I always look forward to the hand picked farm-fresh strawberries, strawberry donuts and smoothies  and of course the delicious chocolate covered strawberries you can find at the festival.   This great festival features a large variety of attractions and activities that are guaranteed fun for all ages.  A classic car show,kiddie rides, music...all are just a few of the amusements available for families to enjoy   The hours of the festival are between 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be additional live entertainment beginning at 6:30 pm on Saturday evening in Fountain Square. Main Stage in Fountain Square Friday, June 20 10 am – Diane Rei...
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Long Grove Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Long Grove area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Cobblestone 1 $874,900.00 $835,000.00 95.4 Country Club Estates 3 $685,966.33 $641,333.33 93.5 Eleanora Estates 1 $1,280,000.00 $1,250,000.00 97.7 Fields Of Long Grove 1 $689,000.00 $660,000.00 95.8 Lakes Of Long Grove 1 $899,900.00 $820,000.00 91.1 Lasavanne 1 $649,000.00 $560,000.00 86.3 Oak Hills 1 $769,000.00 $732,500.00 95.2 Ravenna 1 $865,000.00 $755,000.00 87.3 Royal Melbourne 2 $1,025,500.00 $935,000.00 91.2 Stockbridge Farms 1 $624,000.00 $545,000.00 87.3 Stonehaven 1 $785,800.00 $775,000.00 98.6 Attached HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio There are no Closed Attc...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
  The 9th Annual Long Grove Chocolate Festival May 2-3-4, 2008 Warmer weather and sunny skies- we hope- can only mean one thing: the kickoff of Long Grove's summer festivals. The first of the three largest festivals - Chocolate Fest - will take over downtown this weekend. The festival is a chocolate-lover's dream, with restaurants and store owners in town dreaming up a plethora of ways to enjoy the sweet treat.  When?Friday, May 2nd, Saturday  May 3rd and Sunday, May 4, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 6PMWhere?Long Grove1165 Old McHenry Rd Long Grove , IL 60047Take I-290 West to I-294 North to I-90 West, or take I-90/94 and stay on I-90 to 53 North. Go to the end of 53 and take the west exit, which will put you on Lake-Cook Road. Go to the traffic light (Rte 53/Hicks Road) and turn right. Go to t...
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By Peggy K., Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer
(Grand Property Virtual Tours)
Eggsperience Cafe is opening January 3, 2008 in Long Grove!  For those of you who have visited their locations in Glenview and Bannockburn, this is great news!  If you haven't been, you need to go.  Their omelettes are absolutely the best around.  You can check out their website and menu and I'm sure you will find something to your liking.  Eleni's Egg White Delite is to die for!  Check them out!Eggsperience Cafe3970 Route 22 (corner of Old McHenry and Route 22)Long Grovecheck out this article in the Pioneer Press! 
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By Groutzilla Natural Stone and Tile Resotration
(GROUTZILLA.NET)
INTEGRATED CLEANING SOULTIONS: We want our customers to have one resource for all cleaning and restoration needs. This is the reason for the many facets of PHS. From our commercial cleaning & Restoration services  to our residential cleaning services, to we want our customers to think of PHS when they need Cleaning and Restoration, or Home Improvement needs. Our Customers have selected PHS because of the dedication to quality service. PHS is committed to the finest customer service, cutting-edge technology, and employee certification. Our cleaning Restoration services are available throughout the northern portions of Illinois. We offer a 100% guarantee on all of our cleaning services. If, for any reason, you are concerned or dissatisfied, simply call us within 48 hours of your service a...
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By Groutzilla Natural Stone and Tile Resotration
(GROUTZILLA.NET)
INTEGRATED CLEANING SOULTIONS: We want our customers to have one resource for all cleaning and restoration needs. This is the reason for the many facets of PHS. From our commercial cleaning & Restoration services  to our residential cleaning services, to we want our customers to think of PHS when they need Cleaning and Restoration, or Home Improvement needs. Our Customers have selected PHS because of the dedication to quality service. PHS is committed to the finest customer service, cutting-edge technology, and employee certification. Our cleaning Restoration services are available throughout the northern portions of Illinois. We offer a 100% guarantee on all of our cleaning services. If, for any reason, you are concerned or dissatisfied, simply call us within 48 hours of your service a...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
2007 Long Grove StatisticsHow is the market doing?If I can receive a dime for everytime I hear this question, I would be a very rich person.  To me the sale of real estate in a  certain market place is simply a  fundamental supply and demand question that I learned a while back in College. Economics 101..... Supply and Demand.         Jan, Feb, Mar 1s1st qtr   April, May, June 2nd qtr                 Units sold   14 Units sold   44 Average Sold Price   $954,564 Average Sold Price   $854,930 Average Days on Market 161 Average Days on Market 204   July, Aug, Sept 3rd qtr W Data  until November 12th                 Units sold   30 Units sold   7 Average Sold Price   $857,354 Average Sold Price   $851,000 Average Days on Market 126 Average Days on Market 256 Currently there are 131 homes o...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
CNN in its recent Money Magazine article  reported Long Grove, Illinois  as the 24th suburb out of 25 for the highest median household  income in the United States. I don't know if that's something to brag about..... but let me explain why Long Grove should also qualify as one of the top 10 places to live! Long Grove Illinois is my Kind of Town!Long Grove,  Illinois is very  unique.... its a very quaint suburb, but with all the amenities of city living.  Although it is relatively small in population, it is quite large in terms of square miles.  The zoning rules ensure that properties have ample acreage in order that the residents do not lose their sense of privacy.  In addition the retention of the conservencies is protected by the Village in order not to lose the natural vegetation.Lon...
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