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Orland Park Supply & Demand - 1st Half 2011 Looking over the charts I've created in the past for homes in Orland Park, it has been evident since I started making them that there is a huge difference in the amount of homes up for sale in any given time period vs. those "lucky" sellers that receive...
10/06/2011
With today's technology, most everything we purchase will soon be replaced by the manufacturer with something better and upgraded.  When it came to cell phones, I was always chafing at the bit to replace my current phone with one of the newer, spiffier models.  I'm not sure I ever kept a phone be...
09/29/2011
Homer Glen Homes Supply & Demand for the Past 6 Months If you're currently selling a Homer Glen home or if you're thinking about it, the chart below will show you the oversupply of inventory for the past 6 months of 2011 (from 3/28/11-8/29/11).  The graph shows color coded lines designating: Home...
09/14/2011
I was called to list an Oak Lawn home by someone who found my website doing a Google search.  I checked our tax records to see a photo of the home.  I was already told that it was a unique home with a combination of an original Oak Lawn "farmhouse" style blended with a couple of additions.  I lov...
08/22/2011
I received a call one day that was from an agent that was not in our Northern IL MLS.  She wasn't even close.  But her seller insisted that she call me and offer to pay me to get his house on my website.  I was a bit flabbergasted but thought quickly. Why did he want his listing on my website?  H...
07/30/2011
As I was going through my blog posts, I realized I had not shown my 2010 Supply & Demand Chart for Tinley Park homes.  The chart below shows the amount of homes on the market, how many were under contract and how many closed for each month during 2010.  Look at the huge discrepancy on what was up...
06/07/2011
Active Rain has now become my first stop when looking for a referral agent.  And did I get a response when I posted a buyer referral.  Some agents responded immediately and it took others a few weeks (I don't get that).  I had spent some time with a very picky buyer looking for Orland Park homes ...
04/09/2011
I had a buyer lead looking for Orland Park real estate in the $350,000 price range.  They were pre-qualified, had registered on my website and had communicated with me.  I set them up with an automated MLS search. After the news of the IL State Income Tax rate rising from 3% to 5%, he sent me an ...
02/04/2011
The following chart shows single family Orland Park homes activity for the past year.  The last time I showed Orland Park real estate sales stats I had a lively "discussion" with an Orland Park home owner that did not believe the data.  These charts are produced by a company called Market Dynamic...
01/19/2011
Lemont Real Estate Takes the Lead For years I've been touting Palos Park real estate as the highest priced area of the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  As I was writing a post about Palos Park, I happened to double check our most recent 2010 real estate sales statistics and to my surprise Palos Par...
01/11/2011
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