Carol Stream, IL Real Estate News

By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
                                          OPEN HOUSE ~ SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2008 ~ 1-3PM                                                   GREAT HOME ~ GREAT LOCATION ~ GREAT BUY Rick and Lynn Orze | RE/MAX All Pro | rickorze@remax.net | 630-339-4022 430 Danbury Dr., Carol Stream, IL Updated Single Family Home in Great Neighborhood. Close to all the area amenities that makes family life so wonderful! 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $264,900 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 0.18 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Cute & Cozy 2 story home with many updates including roof, siding, soffits, fascia, furnace, a/c, windows and 6 panel doors. Located in a family friendly neighborhood with great scho...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
It has been very exciting seeing the activity increase in the Carol Stream real estate market. Despite the bitter cold weather we have been experiencing, there are still people looking to sell their homes and more importantly, buy homes too. That will only increase as we get further into the "spring market."In the last 7 days, 7 Carol Stream homes went under contract. Again, those numbers will continue to grow as we get closer to the spring season when closings and moving will happen during the warmer months.Here is the Carol Stream real estate statistics for the week of January 14 through January 20, 2008. These numbers include ALL SINGLE FAMILY HOMES FOR SALE and ATTACHED HOUSING FOR SALE including Townhouses, Condos and Duplexes.SINGLE FAMILY HOMES:4      NEW7      PRICE CHANGES4    ...
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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 Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 34 181 $150,000 - $199,999 32 143 $200,000 - $249,999 54 141 $250,000 - $299,999 57 157 $300,000 - $349,999 26 178 $350,000 - $399,999 21 132 $400,000 - $449,999 5 197 $450,000 - $499,999 2 129 $500,000 - $549,999 3 47 $550,000 - $599,999 6 266 $600,000 - $699,999 2 381 $700,000 - $...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
We have been spoiled lately with the warmer weather we have been having. The bitter cold is here. I guess that is what winter is all about.The cold weather has not kept the Carol Stream real estate market from moving forward. Carol Stream homes are still selling and that is great news for everyone. Carol Stream homes that are under contract or marked contingent or pending have buyers that have an offer that has been negotiated and agreed upon and is now just waiting to go to the closing table. Most properties, once under contract, get to the closing table in about 45 days.Here is the Carol Stream real estate statistics for the week of January 7 through January 13, 2008. These numbers include ALL SINGLE FAMILY HOMES FOR SALE and ATTACHED HOUSING FOR SALE including Townhouses, Condos and ...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
It is a NEW YEAR!! With a new year comes new focus, new opportunities, new relationships, new inventory of homes and new buyers! 2007 was a challenging year for real estate but some good things came out of it too. Although sellers loved the prices they were getting for their homes those prices were spinning out of control. Can you imagine what our children would be paying for a condo let alone a home if prices continued to soar like they were? Income increases were not even coming close to the home sale increases. More and more people would be putting their financial stability in jeopardy just to be able to buy a home. The challenges in 2007 also weeded out those "fly by night" mortgage lenders and real estate agents that got into the field because they thought is was "quick, easy mone...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
The new year certainly has been confused as it pertains to weather. But I think that we are back into the Winter with the temperatures this morning - although still mild. The weekly market report for Single Family homes in Carol Stream Illinois is as follows:  CLOSED                      0PRICE CHANGE            7UNDER CONTRACT      4NEW                              3  Watch for the results next week, because there are several already under contract.. '"REALTOR WORKING FOR YOU"  Dedicated to:Homes for sale in Carol Stream IllinoisHomes for sale in Bloomingdale IllinoisHomes for sale in Bartlett Illinoisand surrounding suburbs                    information is obtained through the RWSSC multiple listing service and is deemed reliable. Some may be relisted which would result in them being...
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                                                  OPEN HOUSE ~ SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2008 ~ 1-3 PM Rick and Lynn Orze | RE/MAX All Pro | rickorze@remax.net | 630-339-4022 208 Lenox Ct., Carol Stream, IL Extremely Rare Find! Prime Location In A Cul-De-Sac! 3 Bdrm Townhouse offered at $239,750 Year Built 1995 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $157 per month DESCRIPTION Extremely Rare Find! Popular Camden model with 3 bedrooms! Prime location! In a cul-de-sac w/great views, backing to tree lined nature path perfect for walking or biking. A 2 story with upscale decorative appointments thru out. Large eat in kitchen with hardwood floors, BI microwave and overlooks living room and dining rooms. Generous mas...
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           OPEN HOUSE ~ SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2008 ~ 1-3 PM WITH MORTGAGE LENDER ON HAND!! Rick and Lynn Orze | RE/MAX All Pro | rickorze@remax.net | 630-339-4022 430 Danbury Dr., Carol Stream, IL Updated Single Family Home in Great Neighborhood. Close to all the area amenities that makes family life so wonderful! 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $269,000 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 0.18 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Cute & Cozy 2 story home with many updates including roof, siding, soffits, fascia, furnace, a/c, windows and 6 panel doors. Located in a family friendly neighborhood with great schools and close to all the area amenities that makes family life so wonderful. Fenced yard ...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
It feels more like spring than the 2nd week in January. We have had some record breaking temperatures the last few days. There is no sign of the snow storm we had last Monday on New Years Eve.We are starting a new year with new ideas, new focus, new Carol Stream real estate market, new inventory, new interest rates and new buyers!!It has been a frustrating year for many dealing in real estate. The good news is....things are selling!!! It is extremely important to listen to the advice of a real estate professional!! Make sure your agent fully explains the process of selling a home and how they came up with the "suggested" list price. They should have an extensive marketing plan to get you the exposure you need in this market and they should be keeping you up to date with any market chang...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
It is hard to believe....the hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us. 2007 was definately a challenge for the real estate industry. There were some very encouraging numbers the last 2 months of the year. We think people are starting to get it!!!! It really is a good time to buy!!!!We feel very positive about what 2008 has to bring. Interest rates are still at record lows and there is some fresh new inventory out there. Sellers are starting to realize if their house shows nice and is appropriately priced.....the offers will come!Let's take a look at the real estate market statistics in Dupage County for the last 30 days.This Dupage County real estate market report is based on the last 30 days and features ALL single family homes for sale and currently active on the market as well...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
HAPPY NEW YEAR..    I am not going to dwell on the year of 2007... It seems as though the press, television and other realtors are taking care of that. It was the best year of my real estate career. I look to 2008 for the fruits of my labors to pay off. We all know that any successful career takes dedication, hard work and focus (just to name a few items), but marketing and contacts are the key in this field, I think. Luckily I have some longevity in Carol Stream and my name is recognized - partially thanks to my children who have gone through the schools here. But I don't think if the job I do is unsuccessful for the seller or buyer, that referrals will come my way. I try to give more than 100% to each and every client. I am at a point where I can literally be on call for them. That is...
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By Lyn Sims and the Blog Dog
(Streamwood, Elgin IL Real Estate - RE/MAX Suburban)
Looking for a townhome, condo, quad in the Carol Stream area?   This is a great time to get your first home, move to a smaller home, or move to a larger home.  Interest rates are stable and recently lowered despite all the media hype and is available to all with fairly decent credit.  In fact, I do still have 100% financing if that is your requirement!  These are the current market numbers and availability for Multi-family or attached homes in Carol Stream, IL.  The best selections are in the $200,000 to $250,000 range and we've got great larger executive styled homes for price ranges above that up to $413,900!  The median listing price for Carol Stream is $198,950 and the average market time is 158 days.  Some "handyman specials" and "fixer uppers" are available for buyers trying to ge...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
                                As 2007 was a challenging year for real estate, we think it is only fitting to say out with the old and in with the new. Let's bring in 2008 in with a bang. We have seen an increase in activity in the Carol Stream real estate market over the last month. December definately was not a "slow" month for Carol Stream homes for sale. We should see a result in that activity in the next 30 to 45 days when all those homes start closing.With a new year and a fresh market comes a new supply of inventory. Sellers that are on the market now, make sure you are aware of the Carol Stream real estate market and Carol Stream homes that are for sale around you. Buyers will have a fresh supply of inventory also. Interest rates are still in your favor. Be sure you have spoken...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
This past week or so in Northern Illinois, has had alot of ups and downs. Weather, Christmas, home sales, home closings, etc.  But still the savviest of home buyers are out there making their purchases. Many homes in Carol Stream, Illinois have sold for unheard of pricing. Well, not unheard of, in todays market. But keeping in perscpective that this is the BEST TIME TO BUY.. The media needs to say that every now and then instead of the downside to what has been the trend. I jumped on the computer this morning and saw that 2 single family homes in Carol Stream had been reported, as under contract, just since yesterday. Let's keep that up. I even had myself in a dual the other day. Now you know, that was a great house priced correctly. Homes in Carol Stream Market New to market within the...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
Carol Stream Police Department has openings for an 11-week Adult Citizen Police Academy that begins on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the Carol Stream Village Hall from 6:30-9:30. Class continue until Thursday, April 3rd, 2008. The enrollment deadline is Monday, January 21, 2008. People interested in enrolling must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in Carol Stream. They must agree to a background check if accepted into the program.Topics include crime scene investigation, juvenile laws, gang and drug enforcement, accident investigation, DUI enforcement, firearms training, SWAT, community policing and other relative topics.If you are interested in the Adult Citizen Police Academy or would like more information please call Sgt. Bryan Pece at the Carol Stream Police Department 63...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
That is right, Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD 93), otherwise known as "Carol Stream School District 93" has just received it's 2nd prestigious award of the year.Earlier this year Community Consolidated School District 93 received the 2007 Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence. There are 872 school districts in Illinois. 84 schools were awarded this honor with CCSD93 being only 1 of 19 in Dupage County.On December 5, 2007 Superintendent Hank Gmitro and other Community Consolidated School District 93 officials were presented with the 2007 Lincoln Foundation Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence. This award compliments the efforts put forth by district administrators and staff to ensure that they continue to meet their express mission to maximize the aca...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
It has been a roller coaster weather week here in Carol Stream. We have had ice, snow, high winds, rain, bitter cold weather and 50 degree weather. This is very similar to the Carol Stream real estate market this year. This week numbers are not as impressive as the last few weeks, but it is not at a stand still either. Any activity is good activity at this time of the year. The holidays certainly have not stopped people in the Carol Stream real estate market from purchasing homes.There are some great buys out there and interest rates are in your favor. If you are in the market to make a move, don't put it off any longer. As we have all witnessed, the market can change at any minute. Here is the Carol Stream real estate statistics for the week of December 17 through December 23, 2007. Th...
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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 Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 35 176 $150,000 - $199,999 33 135 $200,000 - $249,999 48 169 $250,000 - $299,999 63 141 $300,000 - $349,999 25 162 $350,000 - $399,999 20 112 $400,000 - $449,999 5 134 $450,000 - $499,999 1 218 $500,000 - $549,999 2 42 $550,000 - $599,999 5 276 $600,000 - $699,999 4 260    Active Listi...
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It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas!!! There is snow on the ground.....it is very cold out!! People are out doing last minute Christmas shopping and from the looks of things, people are busy buying homes too.The Carol Stream real estate market had another strong week as far as Carol Stream homes going under contract. We guess people are starting to realize that there are some great deals and sellers are willing to negotiate on their asking price. This is very exciting since typically December tends to be slower due to the holiday season. Carol Stream homes that go under contract typically close, on an average of 45 to 60 days from the day the contract is agreed upon and signed. This means that Carol Stream homes that went under contract last week will most likely be sitting at ...
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By Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
(RE/MAX All Pro)
They are starting to give some "thumbs-up" news about the real estate market in Illinois. Our philosophy has always been.... the best decision you can make is a well informed and educated decision. We create value by providing you with all the information needed to make that educated decision! Each week we blog about the market acitvity of the week prior. We report on the new properties on the market, how many price changes happened in a week, how many properties went under contract (contingent/pending) and how many properties closed for the week. Properties that are "under contract" or marked "contingent or pending" are homes that have received offers, negoitated and agreed on terms and are now waiting to go to the closing table. As REALTORS, we pay close attention to these numbers. Th...
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