Long Grove, IL Real Estate News

By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
I sold a home in Long Grove....  What was the secret?  Which of the 3 p's made it sell? Did it sell becauses of the  Price? the Presentation?  or the Promotion?  Probably a little of all of them but mainly ...  Yes you guessed it- the price! It sold because it was priced right!  I call it the magic price!  Did I not mention Presentation and Promotion?  The home was presented beautifully and promoted superbly.  However, many homes are gorgeous, listed with experienced realtors and these homes  still don't sell.  So why did this home actually sell when it did.   Did I mention it before... Price! We dropped the price from $719,900 to $679,000.  That was the magic price.... Price is what matters.  There is a price which is compelling to the buyers presently in the market and if you lower th...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Mangels of Long Grove Helps Inspire & Create Eleagnat Holiday Dinners Do you ever stand in your kitchend uring the holiday time and think "I should really trying making a new dish this year?" Some of your recipies may have been handed down for generations and some we just make because that's the one we've always made. There are some amazing stores in Long Grove, IL to help inspire you to create an incredible holiday feast for you and your loves ones.   This Thursday November 18th in historic Long Grove, IL, Mangels of Long Grove with be hosting a seminar on "Creating Elagant Holiday Dishes". Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost for this mouth watering seminar is $27.50 per person and includes Wine and Hors d'oeuvres plus a 20% discount off purchases ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Looking for Something Sweet in Long Grove, IL to do this weekend? As a Long Grove Real Estate agent I am always asked "What is there to do for activities in Long Grove?". Well the possibilities are endless and one of my favorite places to tell my clients to vistit is Long Grove Confectionery. Located in historic Long Grove the Long Grove Confectionery has been open since 1975 and is located at 220 Robert Parker Coffin Rd. Housed inside the Grosswiller School House     
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Long Grove Homes For Sale - What's available in the Long Grove real estate market and what has sold recently? Long Grove Real Estate activity remains active with continued sales.   During the month of October there was only 1 closed transaction.   Presently there are 10 homes undercontract in Long Grove and 3 of the homes that went under contract were considered short sales.   For Long Grove buyers who are just starting their search there is plenty of inventory available for sale.  There is a total of 129 homes for sale in Long Grove ranging from $169,900 to $2900,000.  Search for homes in Long Grove If you want to search for homes by Subdivision, I have listed all the Long Grove subdivision for your convenience. For some of the Long Grove subdivisions listed below, I have included pict...
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Country Club Estates in Long Grove Country Club Estates is a single family custom built home neighborhood located in Long Grove, Illinois. Country Club Estates is off of Checker Road north of Arlington Heights Road. Activity in Country Club Estates for the past 6 months Homes Sold Lowest Price Highest Price Average Price 5 $155,000 $786,300 $496,460 5 homes sold in Country Club Estates in Long Grove from $155,000-$786,300 with an average price of $496,460 within the last 6 months. -Long Grove- Address City Beds Baths Model List Price Status 2432 Federal Ct Long Grove 4 4.1   $949,000 Active 1547 Chickamauga Ln Long Grove 4 6.1 Custom $889,000 Active 2539 Shenandoah Ln Long Grove 4 3.1 Custom $549,900 Active 1222 Manassas Ln Long Grove 4 4.2   $869,900 Active 2573 Lincoln Ave Long Grove ...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Long Grove Homes and Sales in the surrounding area continue to rise for Single Family Homes. Year to Date 289 homes have sold and are up 24.6% from this time last year, median sale prices are down 2%, which is certainly not bad considering the high end market of Long Grove. Currently there are 510 Homes on the market as Long Grove Real Estate continues to show recovery from a down housing market (60047 also includes Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer and Lake Zurich). Just like every town in the Northwest Suburbs, Long Grove has been affected by all of the short sales and foreclosures; currently there are 67 on the market in the area. This is good news for buyers and sellers in Long Grove. This area has an affordable market for buyers who want to move into an area with great homes and great school...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove - Relocation Package- A complete relocation guide whether you are moving from across town or from out of town! As a Realtor®, I have helped many families relocating to Long Grove not only with finding a new home, but also by providing valuable information that will help them settle in and learn more about this wonderful community.  As a Long Grove resident for 18 years, I truly think you will find Long Grove an excellent place to live and raise a family.  I have provided on my website a Long Grove slide show that will give you the flavor of the Village.  I'm excited to be able to create this resource and hope that it will help you get a feel for Long Grove and all that it has to offer.  I also invite you to visit my blog for up-to-date restaurant reviews, community event info...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove Real Estate Market Update- by Long Grove Realtor, Judy Greenberg- September 2010  How is the Long Grove real estate market doing? Everywhere I go these days, whether at my son's flag football games , Stevenson's open house, or even earlier in the morning walking my dog, friends and neigbors are asking me the same question, how is the Long Grove Real estate market doing?    If you want my complete answer, we need to meet for coffee.  Here is my condensed version of what is going on!           The Mulitple Listing Service indicates the average Long Grove sales price  in the first three quarters of 2009 was $759,770 (see above ) and in the first three quarters of 2010 (see below)the average sales price was only $610,211. That's boils down to a 20 percent decrease in prices in on...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
The latest information from RANWC is very positive regarding sales through September of this year for Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods and Kildeer. Our sales in all 3 towns have gone up and the information below is good news for all. Sales of Long Grove Homes through September of 2009 were 52 and Sales through September of 2010 were 63 so the Long Grove Market went up 21.2%.  Sales of Hawthorn Woods Homes through September of 2009 were 55 and sales through September of 2010 were 62 so the Hawthorn Woods Market went up 12.5%. Sales of Kildeer Homes through September of 2009 were26 and through September of 2010 were 39 so the Kildeer Market went up 50%. In summary, if you price your home to sell and that is what works in any market no matter what the media says.
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove Homes for Sale- Local Long Grove realtor, handpicks deal of the week! There are many great Long Grove Homes for sale; so many that an average buyer may get overwhelmed by all of the choices in the Long Grove real estate market.   For this reason, I have weeded through many of the Long Grove homes on the market and have picked this lovely, luxury home  at 2410 Cumberland (click on address for tour) in Country Club Estates to be my Long Grove Real Estate deal of the Week.  Its not a foreclosure, or a short sale - just an unbelievable price at $719,900 This 5 bedroom, 4 full baths and 2 1/2  bathroom Long Grove home  for sale boasts spectacular updates.    The home is located in elementary school District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125.   Please call me at 847-602-543...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
Long Grove Real Estate Price Reduction!   County Club Meadows of Long Grove is majestic with panoramic views of the Wetlands and springs throughout the subdivision. This stunning home features 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, a full finished lower level with circular bar, full kitchen, exercise area, and a full Theater. Stunning Circular entry, Piano room, library, and to view this home please got to and take a tour. Outdoors features a stunning pool and spa, enclosed gazebo, and full built brick grill. The Long Grove school district is one of the most highly rated in the country which adds value to the homes Over the past 9 months 10 homes have closed in Long Grove and Kildeer between 1 to 2 million and there is currently 29 active homes to view. This is a wonderful time to be a move up buyer in...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Sunset Foods in Long Grove  is opening finally in January of 2011.  I have been posting articles in my blog about Sunset Foods coming to Long Grove since 2007.  I have been salivating(ok that is an exaggeration)  since that time and 4 years later, I am still anxiously awaiting the opening of the Sunset Foods in the  community.  Many Long Grove residents (including myself) continue to drive by the new Sunset Foods location at the corner of Aptakisic and Route 83 and imagine all of the goodies waiting for them upon the stores completion. First of all, Sunset Foods is a neighborhood supermarket dedicated to providing the finest customer service. They are small enough to get to know you and large enough to stock an outstanding selection of food, liquor, floral and other items at competitive...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Long Grove Apple Festival - Oct. 1st thru 3rd Don't Miss  Long Grove's Apple Festival This Coming Weekend and  Enjoy the Famous Long Grove Brown Bag Apple Pie ! Leaves are turning, the air is crisp and suddenly you have a craving for a good old fashioned apple pie.  Well my friends, you are in luck.  Come enjoy one of the first festivals of fall at the Long Grove Apple Festival this weekend (Oct. 1-3) in Long Grove, IL and bask in apple pie, apple cider and even some apple donuts!  Who? Who would enjoy the Long Grove Apple Festival?  Well, just about anyone that enjoys crisp fall weather, family fun and apples. What? What will be Happening at the Long Grove Apple Festival? Village restaurants and outdoor food booths will carry a wide range of delicious apple treats, including the very p...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
One of my favorite times of the year is October when the leaves are all changing colors and beautiful fall days.  While most homeowner in Long Grove are busy cleaning up the leaves the kids are all getting ready for the excitement of Halloween.  The stores are filled with wonderful decorations and great costumes.  The kids are anticipating all the the candy they will be collecting.  It is the beginning of the countdown to Halloween by visiting  Didier Farms in Buffalo Grove.  Didier Farms is located off of Aptakisic Road and has been a favorite for both kids and Adults.  They have pony rides, hayrides, sunshine crafts and a wonderful petting zoo.  Many of the schools in the area schedule daily field trips to the farms.  They have the best Halloween activities around.  Please note the sc...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
White Oak Estates in Long Grove, IL White Oak Estates is a beautiful subdivision in Long Grove with a variety of Custom Homes that began in the late 1990's.  The lots range anywhere from 1 acre up to 5 acre lots and the square footage of the homes can go up to 8000 square feet.  There is currently 2 homes for sale in White Oak Estates and 1 home that sold this year at 4563 Eleanor for $1,100,000 which The Sharron Kelley Team personally sold to a transferee and past client. 
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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 5 year old neighborhood.    There are 62 lots in the neighborhood 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  (Country Meadows Elementary, and Woodlawn Ju...
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By Rick Hauser, ABR, CNC, CNE, GRI, SFR, Exclusive Buyer Agent-Cov
(Buyer Broker Chicagoland - CHICAGO IL AND SUBURBS)
Real Estate Market Statistics for Long Grove Illinois -- Closed Listings in the Past Month vs. Currently ActiveDuring the past month - 5 homes went to closing in Long Grove, IL out of 139 listed properties!  As a consequence - we exert lots of leverage on sellers in Long Grove, on behalf of our home buyer clients.  This is just one of many statistics we use in negotiation - as we perform a lot more due diligence than a typical "buyer agent".   My company and I never represent sellers.  That means - no conflicts of interest - and better research and negotiation for our buyer clients.   We fight very hard to get the best possible price for the buyer -- aligning our incentives with the buyer - vs. the opposite.In Long Grove - "months of inventory" is at a very high level.  If you are a sel...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
Ravenna of Long Grove- New Construction in Long Grove, Illinois If you are considering a move to Long Grove Illinois you can choose from many great subdivisions.  Ravenna of Long Grove is located on Route 83 between Route 22( Half Day Road)  and Route 60.(Townline Road) Ravenna of Long Grove  boasts exquisite custom homes in a lovely well manicured gorgeous community.     Lot 70 located at 7275 Providence in the Ravenna of Long Grove subdivision is currently for sale at an unbelievable price of $139,000 and is the best deal at this time. You can buy the lot for future use, build now with your own builder or build to suit.  7227 Lenox  Ct  in the Ravenna of Long Grove subdivision is brand new and is a spectacular custom home      The residents of the Ravenna of Long Grove neighborhood at...
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By Judy Greenberg, Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove
(Compass)
How is the Long Grove real estate market doing? Everywhere I go these days, whether at my son's  volleyball game, the grocery store,( by the way if you don't know -I'm thrilled that Sunset Foods is opening in Long Grove), or walking my dog, aquaintances, past clients, friends and neigbors are asking me the same question, how is the Long Grove Real estate market doing?    If you want my complete answer, we need to meet for coffee.  I'm definately a straight shooter and will give you my opinion on what is happenning in the Long Grove real estate market.  The MLS shows that the average Long Grove  sales price in August of 2009 was $826,490 and the average Long Grove sales in price August 2010 was $640.583.   Addditionally the average days on the market in Long Grove  increased from 123 day...
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By Sharron Kelley, CRS, ABR,CDPE,CIAS
(Coldwell Banker-Buffalo Grove-Long Grove-Vernon Hills-Deer Park-Barrington-Mundelein)
It is important for buyers and sellers to know what is going on in the market around there area. That is why I provide everyone with Year to Date Sales of Long Grove Homes and Long Grove Townhouses and sales are on the rise in 2010. The Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland is showing for July of 2010 a 38.8% increase in Long Grove Single Family Homes Sales and a 61.1% decrease in Townhome and Condos Sales. Please take into consideration there are not much attached housing in the area. The median sales price is down 5.2% on single family homes and is down 10.3% on attached home sales. The Long Grove Real Estate Market is staying steady in 2010, low interest rates and reasonable prices of homes are keeping buyers active in the market. The higher priced homes in the area are attrib...
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