Cary, IL Real Estate News

By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Illinois-McHenry County, Lake County-CARY IL Real Estate Market Conditions   How is the current market in Cary, IL? 6 Crofton Court, Cary IL: Cary, IL Market Conditions:  Cary is located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois Kaper Park Cary IL: As of this afternoon, per MRED MLS, for the past 3 months: We currently have 233 Single Family homes on the market in Cary that are active and available. •·     They have been on the market for an average of 203 days. •·     The average list price is $363,778. •·     During the past 3 months, 61 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  This represents approximately 66% of the market that have had success.  They took an average of 171 days on the market to be SOLD.  (Market time for closed sal...
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By Bill & Luanne Hauck
(ReMax of Barrington)
This past week October 5th through the 11th is National Fire Prevention Week. Joining in on the event was the Cary Fire Department.  On Tuesday, October 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm they held an open house inviting the public to the station to learn all about fire safety.  My dad, Bill Hauck, is a Cary Fire trustee so he has had this particular event in red on the calendar for weeks, if not months.  I thought what a great opportunity to bring my 3-year-old son, Georgie, to the fire station to meet the firemen and hopefully learn some great safety tips.  So my husband, our son, and I met my parents at the fire station to check it out.   My son wore his fire hat all the way to the station and all throughout the night so we called him "Fireman Georgie."  His eyes lit up as we arrived and walked ...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Illinois-McHenry County, Lake County-CARY IL Real Estate Market Conditions   How is the current market in Cary, IL? Cary, IL Market Conditions:  Cary is located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois As of this afternoon, per MRED MLS, for the past 3 months: We currently have 251 Single Family homes on the market in Cary that are active and available. •·     They have been on the market for an average of 198 days. •·     The average list price is $359,071. •·     During the past 3 months, 60 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  This represents approximately 68% of the market that have had success.  They took an average of 170 days on the market to be SOLD.  (Market time for closed sales has decreased since last month!) •·     The...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Here are some links I hope you find helpful if you live in or are considering a move to Cary, IL: Schools: Cary/Fox River Grove Grade School District 26 http://www.cary26.k12.il.us/ Cary/Fox River Grove/Crystal Lake High School District 155 www.d155.org Algonquin School District www.d300.org/ Cary Private School www.peterpaulschoolcary.org     GOVERNMENT: Illinois Municipal League www.iml.org State of Illinois www.illinois.gov Village of Cary http://www.caryillinois.com McHenry County Government Center www.co.mchenry.il.us Lake County Government Center www.co.lake.il.us/ Fox Waterway Agency www.foxwaterway.state.il.us/ Algonquin Township www.algonquintownship.com Algonquin Township Assessor www.algonquintownship.com/assessor.html Cuba Township www.cubatownship.com/ Cuba Township Assesso...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
  How is the current market in Cary, IL? Cary, IL Market Conditions:  Cary is located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois As of this afternoon, per MRED MLS, for the past 3 months: We currently have 252 Single Family homes on the market in Cary that are active and available. •·     They have been on the market for an average of 194 days. •·     The average list price is $364,717. •·     During the past 3 months, 78 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  This only represents 54% of the market that have had success.  They took an average of 167 days on the market to be SOLD. •·     The average list price of the SOLD Single Family homes is $294,785 and the average SOLD price is $275,308.  •·     The closed sales took an average of ...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Cary Real Estate Learn about Cary, IL Real Estate. Search for Cary homes for sale or recent Cary home sales using these real estate tools. Get complete access to all available homes for sale on the MLS in Cary and the surrounding areas. We have hundreds of listings including condos, town homes, foreclosures, new homes, duplexes, and vacant land with photos. Refine your real estate search in Cary, Illinois by price, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, property type (including townhouses, condos, and single-family homes), garage, architectual style, age of home and subdivision or complex. See average Cary listing prices, Cary sale prices and information for local school districts. With experienced, local Cary real estate agents who know the area, we can help anyone find the home of their drea...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Cary Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Cary area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Brigadoon 4 $322,412.50 $312,875.00 97 Brittany Woods 2 $359,950.00 $343,500.00 95.4 Cambria 3 $339,933.33 $321,000.00 94.4 Candlewood Trails 1 $269,900.00 $260,500.00 96.5 Cary Oaks 1 $375,000.00 $365,000.00 97.3 Cary Woods 1 $389,900.00 $372,500.00 95.5 Chalet Hills Estates 1 $699,900.00 $650,000.00 92.9 Cimarron 6 $287,766.67 $279,333.33 97.1 Fox Trails 8 $272,550.00 $265,312.50 97.3 Foxcroft 1 $275,000.00 $270,000.00 98.2 Foxford Hills 8 $391,537.38 $373,675.00 95.4 Franke 1 $219,900.00 $206,000.00 93.7 Greenfields 2 $266,450.00 $256,500.00 96.3 Harvest Glen 1 $1,130,000.00 $1,050,000.00 92.9 Hickory Grove 1 $389,90...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
How is the current market in Cary, IL? Cary, IL Market Conditions  (Cary is located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois How is the current market in Cary? As of today, per MRED MLS, for the past 3 months: We currently have 267 Single Family homes on the market in Cary that are active and available. They have been on the market for an average of 184 days. The average list price is$362,242. During the past 3 months, 38 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  This only represents 54% of the market that have had success.  They took an average of 167 days on the market to be SOLD. The average list price of the SOLD Single Family homes is $289,549 and the average SOLD price is $275,308.  The closed sales took an average of 167 days on ...
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Cary Home Sales Average List Price and Sale Prices by subdivision in the Cary area. Single Family HomesSearch Previous Sales Subdivision Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio Brigadoon 2 $307,450.00 $298,250.00 97 Brittany Woods 1 $359,900.00 $343,500.00 95.4 Cary Oaks 1 $375,000.00 $365,000.00 97.3 Cary Woods 1 $389,900.00 $372,500.00 95.5 Cimarron 6 $274,783.33 $268,333.33 97.6 Fox Trails 5 $266,960.00 $257,500.00 96.5 Foxcroft 1 $275,000.00 $270,000.00 98.2 Foxford Hills 3 $392,466.67 $383,666.67 97.8 Franke 1 $224,900.00 $219,250.00 97.5 Greenfields 1 $269,000.00 $263,000.00 97.8 Harvest Glen 1 $1,130,000.00 $1,050,000.00 92.9 Hickory Grove 1 $389,900.00 $351,000.00 90 Hillhurst 1 $272,900.00 $260,000.00 95.3 Jandus 1 $239,000.00 $225,000.00 94.1 Lake Killarney 4 $215,175.00 $210,100.00 ...
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By Julie Anne, Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams)
Julie Anne | Keller Williams Success | 847-620-5815 371 Merion, Cary, IL Spacious Abbydale Model in Foxford Hills, Cary 5 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $365,000 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 3,447 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $10 per month DESCRIPTION SELLERS SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION $50K+ REPRESENTS THIER RECOGNITION OF TODAYS MARKET PLACE! GOLF COURSE COM..WALK INTO HARDWOOD ENTRY THAT EXTENDS INTO KITCHEN AND FAMILY ROOM.DRAMATIC OAK RAILS. 42'CABS IN LARGE KITCHEN W/ISLAND.HARDWOOD FLOORS IN EX LG MASTER BR W/SITTING RM,WALK-IN CLOSET & LUXURY BATH. REC LIGHTS.UPG FIXTURES THRU-OUT! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Family room Living room...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
 Here is just a little follow up for all of us who participated in Earth Hour 2008 and information on the 2009 event-GREAT JOB!One Hour, One Planet"Congrats, Chicago! During Earth Hour, Chicago and Northern Illinois reduced their electricity consumption by 7 percent (or 818 megawatt hours)! That's the equivalent of eliminating 1.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions; saving 72,000 gallons of gasoline; planting 158 acres of trees; or taking more than 1 million cars off the road for an hour (courtesy of ComEd). What an accomplishment!But we're not all that surprised.The city of Chicago has amazed us time and time again during the build-up to Earth Hour. We watched with excitement as hundreds of businesses, organizations and individuals signed up to turn down their lights. Thank you...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Cary, IL FREE Kite Flying Contest in Lions Park! Let's Go Fly A Kite in McHenry County! The Cary Park District is putting on a free kite flying workshop on 4/12/08 in Lions Park from 10-11:30a.m.   Categories include: highest flying kite, smallest and largest kite, most unusual kite and more.What a great spring event!  They require that children be accompanied by an adult.Lions Park is located on Silver Lake Road just north of Three Oaks Road in Cary.For more information you can call or visit the Cary Park District website:Phone: 847-639-6100Web: http://www.carypark.com/ If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  It will be my pleasure!  By the way, if you know of someone that could benefit from my high level of service, please call or email me with t...
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 Very quickly a short sale is something negotiated between the bank, current seller and a buyer to take less money then a seller owes. If successful the debt is erased and is less costly to the lender then a foreclosure.  Takes time and effort. A foreclosure is when a seller walks a way and lets a bank foreclose on the amount owed and sells the home to the highest bidder. The seller is still responsible for the debt if there is a difference. The bank can attach any other property or future earnings.  Both affect personal credit for a period of 4-9 years.  Note: Seek the advice of a attorney and CPA and a good real estate agent!
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Cary, IL Market Conditions  (Cary is located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern IllinoisHow is the current market in Cary?As of this morning, per MLSNI, for the past 3 months:(The above home is SOLD-no wonder...it sure was cute!)We currently have 249 Single Family homes on the market in Cary that are active and available.They have been on the market for an average of 191 days.The average list price is 347,814.During the past 3 months, 17 Single Family homes have successfully closed with the help of their Realtors.  This only represents 40% of the market that have had success.  They took an average of 200 days on the market to get SOLD.The average list price of the SOLD Single Family homes is 282,447 and the average SOLD price is 269,162. <--This home in Cambria in Cary is alr...
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By Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Spring Migration on the Fox River in Cary, ILI am fortunate enough to live on the Fox River in Cary, IL.  Besides being able to go boating in the summer, all the way up to the Chain of Lakes, there are beautiful views and nature to enjoy year round.I have lived on the Fox River for over 16 years, and over the past couple of weeks I have been getting glimpses of a duck I have never seen before. We do get the biggest variety of birds and waterfowl in spring and summer, when they are migrating through.  Well, I have been trying to get a good enough look at this duck for a couple of weeks and usually by the time I get down to my pier with my binoculars, they move up the river just enough that I can't get a good enough look to identify them.  They are small, black and white and definitely di...
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By Laurie Jenner
(Your Home Team Advantage)
This year's varsity team rocks!  Come on out and cheer them on!3/15/2008 V Ottawa(DH-JV)^ 11:00 AM A 7:30 AM* Ottawa HS3/17/2008 V Lake Zurich^ 4:30 PM A 3:05 PM Lake Zurich HS3/18/2008 J V Lake Zurich^ 4:30 PM H NA CG Varsity Field3-19-2008 V Palatine^ 4:30 PM H NA CG Varsity Field3/22/2008 V Stevenson (DH-JV)^ 11:00 AM H NA CG Varsity Field3/26/2008 V Deerfield(DH-JV)^ 11:00 AM A 9:15 AM Deerfield HS3-28-2008 V Lakes(DH-JV)^ 11:00 AM H NA CG Varsity Field3/31/2008 V Buffalo Grove^ 4:30 PM A 3:05 PM Buffalo Grove HS4/1/2008 V Conant^ 4:30 PM A 3:05 PM Conant HS4/3/2008 V Barrington^ 4:30 PM H NA CG Varsity Field4/4/2008 J V Barrington^ 4:30 PM A 3:05 PM Barrington HS4/5/2008 V Antioch(DH-JV)^ 10:00 AM H NA CG Varsity Field4/7/2008 V Fremd^ 4:30 PM H NA CG Varsity Field4/8/2008 V Graysl...
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Thursday evening, I had the great pleasure of attending the Cary Grove High School Musical - The Wiz.Oh, my!!!!  Those children are so very talented, it was absolutely incredible!  The show received a 2 thumbs up, well, if I had more thumbs, I would have raised those too.The music!  The Dancing!  The costumes!  The acting!  The Stagecrafters!  So, the economy is taking it's toll on us.  Real Estate sales are down, gas and grocery prices are way up.  So, instead of spending a lot of money for professional entertainment, save yourself some moola and check out the entertainment at your local highschool.I have to figure out a way to help get this word out to our local seniors.  Their ticket price is just $5, a bargain for such awesome entertainment.
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By Laurie Jenner
(Your Home Team Advantage)
Hi world!  This will go down in history as my very first post. Kelly Sibilsky is responsible for getting me started.  She's a great teacher!So, what makes you happy enough to jump for joy?  What will bring a big ole whaaaahoooo out of you?Here's a few of my favorites:A nice day with plenty of sunshine.The first crocus of the spring popping through and spreading their beautiful purple and yellow petals.My family in good moods!  A good mood is quite contagious. Walking through a public place, smiling - watching how that smile spreads.Happy Clients!  My clients become friends for life.  You better believe I want them happy and do what is necessary to really take good care of their needs.It's a great day!  I hope you feel the same. :)
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By Joanne Levicki
(Re/Max Unlimited Northwest)
Everyone is getting ready for the Spring Market. The big question is when will it really arrive. The way to get ahead of the spring rush is to put your house on early. Right now in the Cary, Crystal lake, Algonquin and Lake in the hills markets the inventory is still down. The strategy is if the buyers come out they will have less to choose from.
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By Bill & Luanne Hauck
(ReMax of Barrington)
Hello everyone and welcome to our first real estate blog on Cary real estate and home sales. Here is our take on the market as it exists now.Many areas of the country have experienced varying levels of bubble trouble in the real estate market.  The legacy left behind by a fading market varies from city to city and region by region. Overall, here's what happens when a market starts a downturn or stagnates:Home buyers became wearyExisting-home sales volume stallsInterest rates nudge upNew home construction drops fastDays on market increasesOverall home prices slideMortgage fraud escalatesForeclosures rise rapidlySubprime mortgages collapseHome sellers become desperateHome buyers make low offersSurplus new construction floods the marketBuilders/Developers go insolventProperty values declin...
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