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Below you will see charts depicting market trends over the past 12 months for single family Mokena homes.  The chart below shows the number of homes listed in each month over the past year.  The number of listings peaked in April of last year and as you can see, the trend is rising for the amount...
03/23/2012
Palos Park doesn't have the amount of sales some of the surrounding villages post.  There were no sales at all in October 2011, so that skews some of the charts.  The table at the bottom will give exact data. The chart below shows the actual number of single family Palos Park homes listed over th...
03/22/2012
The table below shows market trends for single family Lemont homes from February 2011 through February 2012. The chart below shows the number of Lemont real estate listings in each month over the past year.  This shows that the amount of listings has gone down from the high of last March and Apri...
03/17/2012
The following data shows market trends for single family Orland Park homes from 12/1/2011 through 2/29/2012. It's easy to see that there are more listings coming on the market as we get closer to our more active spring and summer markets. January took a nosedive with the amount of homes that actu...
03/13/2012
I have been busy for this time of year since around the end of December.  There was a point in time where I thought I couldn't handle all of the buyers that wanted to look for homes, but my husband Jimmy and I handled it, although it was a bit stressful. The chart below shows the market report fo...
03/07/2012
That was my feedback on a Homer Glen home showing I had today.  To be fair, it was a foreclosure and the squirrel didn't look like it was dead for a long time.  Poor little guy caused some window damage trying to get out.  Scratched up a lot of wood on the windows and ruined at least one screen w...
02/18/2012
The following chart shows supply and demand for single family Palos Park homes for the entire year of 2011. As you can see, there is a huge discrepancy between the red line, respresenting Palos Park homes for sale, vs. the blue and green lines (homes under contract and sold homes).  You could sta...
02/14/2012
I am working with some great first-time buyers.  They are excited to be buying their first home and they're expectations are pretty much on track, although I think they're pricing ideas are a little off (lower than market value).  We have already seen a few homes together, and yesterday they want...
01/29/2012
The following chart shows the market report of suppy and demand for all of 2011 for single family Lemont homes.   As you can easily see, like most southwest Chicago suburbs, there is a big discrepancy between the amount of homes available for sale in Lemont vs. those that went under contract or s...
01/23/2012
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I was feeling good this morning - and I'm not a morning person.  I'm gearing up to show some houses today and all was well, even the day after 6 inches of snowfall.  Then I read my e-mail.  Picnik will be shutting it's doors.  They are even going to rebate my upgrade fee.  I don't want my upgrade...
01/21/2012
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