Carol Stream, IL Real Estate News

By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
As buyers are becoming more GREEN conscious, the necessity of transportation options is being included in the criteria for home searches.  Provided here are links to the public transporation offered in the Dupage County area and most specifically, Carol Stream. If you are considering a Carol Stream Home purchase, you may find these links, most helpful. http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/search_results.aspThis link will allow you to gain access to the Pace bus routes for Carol Stream. There are also links to schedules, fares, park-n-ride locations, etc. You may also view and create customized maps at the following link on the Pace web location.http://gis.pacebus.com/webroute/intro.asp Metra, the premier commuter rail system serving northeast Illinois has 228 stations in the six-county ...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
On Friday, July 20th around 6:00am....look to the skies. The RE/MAX balloon is taking off from Carol Stream. For flight to be successful the winds must be coming from the east or northeast and must not accede 10 mph. RE/MAX Northern Illinois does many promotions flights for communities and for schools. Western Trails School participated in the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon School Program at the end of the last school year to demonstrate the process of inflating a hot air balloon. Here are some interesting facts about our hot air balloon and our Corporate Balloon Team and their flights  Interesting Facts for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Balloon TeamBetween the dates of 6/25/06 to 7/15/07 the team has: Flown 1041.6 miles over the Northern Illinois Region Flown 114 flights Flown 145 passengers on...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
We received an email today from what appears to be a NEW mortgage broker in the "Little Village" neighborhood. He stated that he is looking to quickly build his client base and to network with REALTORS and investors so that he may offer the great programs that his company has to offer. He will pay us $250 for every client we send him and he closes.Can you say...... Although we do appreciate the fact he is trying to "build his business".... is an arrangement like this really in the best interest of you client??? Or are you just in it for the money.Most clients look to us "professionals" for guidance and referralsand although we truly don't believe this is common practice for most "professionals", one should be aware that this does occur on occasion.There should be NO FINANCIAL Connection...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
Wow....it is hard to believe that the travel baseball season is just about over. Seems like just yesterday we were all bundled up with blankets. It is time to think about next season already.The Carol Stream Travel Softball and Baseball Association (CSTSBA) will be holding tryouts for the 2008 season on Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 19th with raindates being held on Saturday and Sunday August 25th and 26th at the same times."The mission of the Carol Stream Travel Softball and Baseball Association is to enable players to have fun, learn the game and compete at the highest possible level, by providing them with quality coaching and training." TIMES:                                                                                 BASEBALL Ages 10yr         8:00amAges 11yr        10:00...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
Carol Stream Real Estate   Together, The Giunti Team (which consists of Realtors Laura Giunti and Laura Resnick) constantly monitor the transactions in the Carol Stream area. What is new? What has a price change? What is just not selling and Why?The following is the report for the week beginning July 9th containing Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which were new to the market (could include being relisted), Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which had a price change (could include price increase or decrease), Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which went under contract, and finally Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which closed. This report reflects changes within the past 7 days.   New to Market          10 Price Change             9          Under Contract          5          C...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
                                                                      New Student Registration for Carol Stream's Community Consolidated School District 93 is currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 7:30am-2:00pm and from 5pm-7pm. This is for any NEW student entering the school district for the first time. This DOES NOT include kindergarten students that registered last year at kindergarten round up.New students attending Jay Stream Middle School, Western Trails Elementary, Carol Stream School or Heritage Lakes School will be registering at Jay Stream Middle School located at 283 El Paso Ln, Carol Stream 630-462-8940.New students attending Stratford Middle School, Roy De Shane School, Elsie Johnson or Cloverdale School will be registering at Stratford Middle School located at 2...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
Part of the real estate services The Orze Team provides is the constant updates of the Carol Stream real estate market. Sellers need to be informed when homes that are comparable in price and/or amenities go under contract, have a price reduction or are taken off the market. Any changes that may need to happen are easier to understand and explain when they have a full picture of what is going on in the marketplace.Here is some information about ALL Carol Stream single family homes for sale, duplexes and townhouses for sale and condos for sale. These are properties that are on the market as of today.  SINGLE FAMILY HOMES1        2 bedroom     at $234,00078      3 bedroom     ranges from $219,900 to $499,00058      4 bedroom     ranges from $239,900 to $679,9006        5 bedroom     range...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
thanks very much for visiting my blog which provides information about the High School in Carol Stream which is in District #87. I hope that this information is useful when searching for your new home in Carol Stream. I can also provide this information for other towns, if in fact, you are not 100% sure if Carol Stream is the only area of your search. Please email at lauraresnick@remax.net, call 630-975-0615 or visit my website at http://www.carolstreamrealtor.com/ for further information.  Glenbard North High School 9-12 990 Kuhn Road Carol Stream, Il 60188  630-653-7000  http://www.glenbard.net/glenbard_north/index.html   It is not surprising to me how many students excel after leaving the hallways of Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream. The local neighborhood paper, The Examin...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! It is hard to believe the summer is half over. Our kids go back to school in 7 weeks!!!We started off our day in the annual Carol Stream 4th of July Parade. We have participated in this parade for the last 8 years. Our children always look forward to walking in the parade. We wear our "Orze Team" t-shirts and our RE/MAX red, white and blue hats and we are good to go(the 4 of us are standing in front of the float)!! This year there were roughly 100 entries in the parade. The theme was- Carol Stream's MVP- Most Valuable People. Our office (RE/MAX All Pro - Bloomingdale) float was awarded "Best Overall Entry" by the parade committee which is made up of our Carol Stream Village Trustees. The street were packed with people. We always enjoy seeing fam...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
thanks very much for visiting my blog which provides information about the Elementary Schools in Carol Stream which are in District #25. I hope that this information is useful when searching for your new home in Carol Stream. I can also provide this information for other towns, if in fact, you are not 100% sure if Carol Stream is the only area of your search. Please email at lauraresnick@remax.net, call 630-975-0615 or visit my website at http://www.carolstreamrealtor.com/ for further information. Evergreen Elementary School k-41041 Evergreen Carol Stream, Il 60188  630-876-7810   Benjamin Middle School 5-828W300 St. Charles Road West Chicago, Il 60185 630-876-7820
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
thanks very much for visiting my blog which provides information about the Elementary and Middle Schools for Carol Stream, Illinois. I hope that this information is useful when searching for your new home in Carol Stream. I can also provide this information for other towns, if in fact, you are not 100% sure if Carol Stream is the only area of your search. Please email at lauraresnick@remax.net, call 630-975-0615 or visit my website at http://www.carolstreamrealtor.com/ for further information. Carol Stream Elementary school  k-5422 Sioux Lane Carol Stream, Il 60188  630-462-8920School Report Card available at http://www.ccsd93.com/education/sctemp/57ee065fe2b84dc1f8026fde2a614506/1183826989/CSrptcrd06.pdf Cloverdale Elementary School k-51182 Merbach Drive Carol Stream, IL 60188 630-784-...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
Carol Stream Real Estate  Together, The Giunti Team (which consists of Realtors Laura Giunti and Laura Resnick) constantly monitor the transactions in the Carol Stream area. What is new? What has a price change? What is just not selling and Why?The following is the report for the week beginning June 24th containing Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which were new to the market (could include being relisted), Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which had a price change (could include price increase or decrease), Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which went under contract, and finally Single Family Homes in Carol Stream which closed.  New to Market          13Price Change             2Under Contract          6Closed                     7 If you would like to find out the current value...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
Carol Stream will be hosting their annual 4th of July parade on Wednesday, July 4th. This year's theme is     Carol Stream's MVP - Many Valuable People. The parade starts at the corner of County Farm Road and Lies Road promptly at 10:00am. The parade route is Lies Rd going east to Gary Ave. ending at Ross Ferraro Town Center. Leading the parade will be the Carol Stream Police Honor Guard followed by the Police Department and the Fire Department.Later in the evening from 7:00-9:00pm you can enjoy FREE Concert in the Park held in the Ross Ferraro Town Center featuring Tin Horse Band. The fireworks display begins at 9:15 at Hampe Park located on Lies Rd. just west of Gary Ave.  Come join the fun and have a safe and happy holiday!
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
Carol Stream, Illinois located in Dupage County,  is far from the farm land that it once was back in the late 1950's. With a population of over 40,000, Carol Stream has continued to grow and become a great place to raise a family. The Park District continues to grow and add to their programs and playing fields and parks. The Village of Carol Stream has it's Ross Ferraro Town Center that hosts special events all year long. Everything from car shows to "Concerts in the Park" to the fall Ocktoberfest.Carol Stream real estate has also had much growth with the finishing of the "Fountains at Town Center" town homes and the current building of the"Easton Park" town home community. There is a wide selection of "high end" homes as well as more "modest" priced homes.Here are some statistics for t...
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By Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C
(Draper and Kramer)
                                                                                                                 I became a volunteer for the Carol Stream Police Department a few months ago.  I will be volunteering at this event on Thursday!   Stop by and say Hi!  Thu., June 7th Fabulous Janes (Glam Rock) - 6 PM Mike & Joe (Rock n' Roll) - 8:30 PM Fri., June 8th The System (Bob Seger Tribute) - 6:30 PM Pink Houses (John Mellencamp Tribute) - 8:30 PM Sat., June 9th Dain Bramage (Local Rock Band)- 3:30 PM ARRA (Journey, Boston, Kansas, Foreigner & Styx) - 6 PM Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute) - 7:30 PM Draw the Line (Aerosmith Tribute) - 9:30 PM Sun., June 10th Tony Spavone (Italian American Torchlight Songs) - 4 PM Band on the Run (McCartney & Wings Tribute) - 5:45 PM American Englis...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Carol Stream, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements. Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99928107$150,000 - $199,9993183$200,000 - $249,9998095$250,000 - $299,99954101$300,000 - $349,99942109$350,000 - $399,99926102$400,000 - $449,9997131$450,000 - $499,999263$500,000 - $549,999240$550,000 - $599,9995119$600,000 - $699,9998185  Active Listings Summary# UnitsAvg. MTMedian List PriceA...
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By Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C
(Draper and Kramer)
  Carol Stream is having their 34th annual Bicycle Rodeo Saturday June 2, 2007.  This event is sponsored by the Carol Stream Police Department. The event starts at 9am and continues through noon at the Village Town Center at Lies Road and Gary Avenue.  Children ages 3 to 5 can participate in a bike safety course and have their bikes inspected.  A technician from Prairie Path Cycles in Winfield will be available to make minor adjustments.  Children that participate in the safety course and register their bikes will receive T-Shirts and helmets.Registering your bike is like a vehicle sticker.  The stickers are places on registered bikes and helps identify the bike should it be lost or stolen.  Bikes that are registered can be returned to their owners when found.  All ages are welcome to r...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
 The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Carol Stream, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.  Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,9992998$150,000 - $199,99933104$200,000 - $249,9998388$250,000 - $299,99949112$300,000 - $349,99945100$350,000 - $399,99924107$400,000 - $449,9991190$450,000 - $499,999251$500,000 - $549,999324$550,000 - $599,9996108$600,000 - $699,9998173  Active Listings Summary# UnitsAvg. MTMedian List Pric...
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By Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C
(Draper and Kramer)
As a very long time resident of Carol Stream, I have enjoyed watching it grow.  I grew up in a house in what is now one of the "old" sections of Carol Stream.  I now own my home in the "newer" section.  My home was a corn field when I went to the High School down the street.  Carol Stream has really created a family community.  During the summer we have Summer in the Center.  Great time to get together and listen to some music and taste the foods of local establishments.  If you live in Carol Stream, get out and enjoy the fountain, the free concerts, takein a movie, meet up with old friends or develop new friendships.  See you there!Summer in the Center schedule for 2007Thu., June 7th Fabulous Janes (Glam Rock) - 6 PM Mike & Joe (Rock n' Roll) - 8:30 PM Fri., June 8th The System (Bob Se...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
  The two tables below are 1st guarter sales for Carol Stream, IL, 2006 vs 2007. The data is for total sales of single family detached homes and single family attached homes.Total sales volume for 2007 was down 31. 1%, average market time was down 6.5%, median price was down .003% and average price was down 7.3%.Sold PropertiesSold Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,9991584$150,000 - $199,9992372$200,000 - $249,9994069$250,000 - $299,9992361$300,000 - $349,9991085$350,000 - $399,9997122$400,000 - $449,9992108$500,000 - $549,9991169$550,000 - $599,9991348  Sold Properties Summary# UnitsAvg. MTMedian Sold PriceAvg. Sold PriceMax. Sold PriceMin. Sold PriceTotal Volume12278$223,250$236,632$550,000$98,000$28,869,092  Sold PropertiesSold Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktL...
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