Cary, IL Real Estate News

By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Market Insider Now Available Cary Crystal Lake McHenry IL Exciting news!  Here is the latest entry into my arsenal of weaponry, Market Insider.  I now can offer you a wonderful site that gives you a current and up-to-date report on the market in the areas that are of interest to you.  You'll be able to determine the highs and lows of the marketplace .... all based on a particular zip code of interest to you. Market Insider Now Available Cary Crystal Lake McHenry IL What a GREAT tool to begin using in your real estate travels.  Customize your search criteria to give you search results for your specific areas of interest.  Review and study the various reports available to you here that will give you a very nice set of scenarios to consider when either looking to buy or to sell in a parti...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving - PART 3     I wasn't able to really get good pictures of the  improvement on my front hill in my last post, Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving - PART 2, but I believe you'll see a definite change in the life and growth of my front hill plant life in these pictures.  These pics were taken AFTER the Chicago area had ALL that rain, just as we were all making the shift to "SUMMER" in June! Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving - PART 3 You may not see the growth and the life that is coming from these bushes and flowers, but I see this entire front hill change on a daily basis.  I can't wait until the time comes when I can show you the transition my hill has made once everything that was planted finally takes complete root and begins to flower and bloom natural...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving - PART 2 Well, it's been a long time coming but I am proud to say that I can now present to you the continuation of my front hill's growth progress from my earlier post, Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving.   The mums suffered from their November planting and it looks like only one of them withstood the harsh winter of snow we had. But one surviving is better than none at all.     Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving - PART 2 Due to all the rain we've had since the winter ended here in Chicago, the nitrogen from the lightning and the wonderful spring rains have caused the bushes and flowers to grow exceptionally fast.  Still not blooming, there is not much color yet, however, we didn't lose anything during the winter except for those two mums.  Every flower...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
The ONLY AGENT you'll EVER NEED! Here's a short video that will show you some of the highlights from my business.  This is just a small sampling of the exposure I can offer you when buying or selling your property.  Besides having this available to you, I also have various other methods and ways to get the word out about the properties you have for sale or help you in your search for the properties you're looking to purchase. All you have to do is call or write me to set up an appointment to discuss with me in greater detail your specific needs and results. Then "Together, as a TEAM, we'll "GET 'R DONE".   The ONLY AGENT you'll EVER NEED! If you'd like to find out more about my services and see the entire package I have to offer you, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or emai...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Renting vs. Buying Lake Killarney Cary McHenry County Illinois Have you ever wondered what would be better for you, renting or buying your home????  Well, BankRate.com has this video available for your viewing that should give you a good overview of some topics and facts you should consider when trying to make this decision. Please feel free to review this video and let me know if I can help you with any further questions or concerns you may have regarding this.            Renting vs. Buying Lake Killarney Cary McHenry County Illinois A great solution for any further answers or questions you may have would be to attend my upcoming Buyers Sellers Workshop this Thursday night, March 24, 2011, from 6:00 pm til 8:30 pm.   Renting vs. Buying Lake Killarney Cary McHenry County Illinois       ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving!         It's such a wonderful time of the year, Spring.  So much new life budding and growing all around us.         Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving!     Last November, we did a major planting project with a local nursery, Countryside, furnishing the suggestions and the end results for making our front lawn hill look better and have more curb appeal to those passing by.         Spring Renewal Alive And Thriving!     We couldn't have picked a better time of the year to plant because it snowed for the first time this year within 7-10 days after we had this major planting project completed.       Now the bushes, plants and flowers were protected from our winter weather and were coated by the snow to help them grow in the dormant season for them.   Sprin...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  Rakow Road Construction Begins Cary IL McHenry County IL In case you haven’t heart, the scheduled construction work for Rakow Road in McHenry County has begun. Rakow Road is one of the most highly used roads in the McHenry County area of Illinois.  Being that the construction is due to start, it is suggested that you find alternative ways to get to and from your destination.  As heavily used as it is, the alternative routes around Rakow Road are going to pile up due to this work beginning. So beware, be cautious and try to find another way to come and go as you need to.     Expect traffic delays with congestion during peak hours.  Once completed, Rakow Road will go from a two-lane highway to a six-lane highway (three lanes of traffic each way) from Ackman Road to Pyott. They are also ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Welcome to CARY, ILLINOIS   A wonderful, small, country-style city full of warm and welcoming neighborhoods and communities, like Lake Killarney and Oakwood Hills.     Sites of Cary IL Part 1 McHenry County IL   Being given the Governor’s Home Town Award in 2007, Cary IL has been continuing to grow at a rapid pace for many years. Cary IL has always had the charm and appeal people seem to look for. Rated one of the highest communities in McHenry County IL, Cary IL welcomes all warmly and with open arms. Sites of Cary IL Part 1 McHenry County IL Cary IL is located just off of Northwest Highway (Route 14) just over the Metra railroad tracks that lead you down Main Street.  Just past the railroad tracks, you’ll see the Metra Railroad Station available for commutes to and from Chicago. Copi...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  Please refer back to my post, Animal Fundraiser This Weekend, regarding this upcoming affair.   WANTED:  All animal lovers, especially those bearing gifts and donations for this fundraiser. Don't Forget - Animal Fundraiser This Sunday, February 20, 2011 - Tinman's - Fox River Grove IL   Come for an afternoon of enjoyment and fun!   MEAT RAFFLE! RAFFLES THROUGHOUT THE DAY! FOOD BUFFET! DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! and much, much more!  Refer to the post Animal Fundraiser This Weekend mentioned above for more information. Plan on attending and enjoy the fun knowing that you are helping our four legged friends.   Don't Forget - Animal Fundraiser This Sunday, February 20, 2011 - Tinman's - Fox River Grove IL   Become a part of animal networking group and let’s help animals throughout th...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Local Environmental Scholarships Friends of Volo Bog, a not-for-profit organization, is offering two (2) $1,000 college scholarships to any student pursuing a career in environmental studies.To qualify, applicants: must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university must be maintaining B average, minimum, must have graduated from a high school within one of the specific counties and must be pursing a degree in environmental studies. Local Environmental Scholarships Applications being accepted through March 31 of every year for consideration for the following school year.Application packets are available at: Volo Bog State Natural Areaan Illinois Department of Natural Resources site28478 W. Brandenbu...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Remember Your Sweetie On Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody! Remember Your Sweetie On Valentine’s Day! What does your sweetie do for you?  Does he bring you flowers?  Are are you a candy freak?  Does he take you out to dinner?   My husband doesn’t believe in flowers so I guess I’ll never see that.  But he does believe in taking me out to a mouth-watering steak dinner every year and I relish the thought of doing that again this year!   Remember Your Sweetie On Valentine’s Day! But what will I do for him?  Well, that’s already covered! While I was baking my luscious chocolate chip cookies for all those we gave them to for Christmas gifts, he had mentioned that I could bake them again for Valentine’s Day.  He was cookied out after having eaten so many of them around Christma...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Here are some statistics that you might find interesting for the CARY IL McHenry County IL area. These figures reflect Single Family Home transactions over the last 12 months.   The actual breakdown, by Price Range, will be shown in a separate posting.The information used to create the following visuals has been obtained by my local MLS, MLSNI on February 10, 2011.  The pie charts were created by me.Any questions, please feel free to call me at 847.989.4885 or to email me at the information you’ll find at the end of this post.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNDER CONTRACT:  Number of Listings By Price Range UNDER CONTRACT:  Average Days On Market By Price Range ACTIVE:  Number of Listings By...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Short Sales equalled 68% of Chicagoland’s last quarter’s closed transactions. What is a Short Sale? Short Sales are sales of homes where: sales proceeds do not fully pay off the existing loan(s) and lender(s) accept a discounted payoff to fully satisfy the loan. Short Sales FAQs and Helpful Information Short Sales allow homeowner to avoid foreclosure and respective credit damages.   Short Sales allow homeowners to sell homes WITHOUT any charges or costs incurred.   Short Sales charges, costs and fees such as commissions, title and escrow fees, and attorney fees are ALL PAID BY LENDER. Short Sales enable Homeowner to get out from under by selling their home, paying off their loan(s), and allowing them to move on with their life WITHOUT being damaged by having foreclosure on credit repor...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Buyer Seller Workshops Cary IL It's that time again when I'll be conducting my yearly buyers and sellers workshops throughout the month of March and April.  These will be very informative, casual meetings and will be open to all residents of the McHenry County area.  Please make a point of checking back here for further information regarding these workshops.  Bring your questions and concerns.  If available, I will have a guest speaker in attendance as well.   Buyer Seller Workshops Cary IL This marketplace is a very confusing one.  I’m sure everyone could use some helpful information regarding things like Short Sales, Foreclosures, Mortgages, Financing, Lending, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, New Construction and Property Taxes,  Rent or Rent With Option Purchases and various other topics. ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  EVENT - Local Fundraiser for Breast Cancer at Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar on February 5, 2011 Cary IL   Breast Cancer Fundraiser Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar Cary IL Plan on attending the upcoming Breast Cancer Fundraiser for one of our favorite bartenders in the area. Besides having the BEST food and drink in Cary IL (the pot roast every Thursday is phenomenal), the entire staff is great!  Lori is one of the bartenders there that has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.   Breast Cancer Fundraiser Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar Cary IL The establishment she works at, Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar at 800 Feinburg Court, Cary, IL, is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011 FROM 7PM TIL 10PM.   Take a few hours out of your day and come and suppo...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  We've got a celebrity in our midst!   A local McHenry County resident from Crystal Lake is playing in the Super Bowl Football Game this year! His name is Bryan Bulaga.  He played football in his freshman year of high school.  He progressively moved into playing in the starting lineup in the guard position.  The following next two years of school, he played left tackle and was one of the highest-rated players at that position looking at the NFL Draft last April, 2010.   Bryan Bulaga grew up in Crystal Lake and graduated from Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, IL in 2007. After his high school days at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, IL, he developed into a high ranking football player while attending the University of Iowa.  He continued to progress in ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
Short Sale Frequently Asked Questions: The clients I was working with today asked me to list their home.  They mentioned that their bank suggested they do a "short sale" and advised them to find a reputable realtor that knew short sales processing.  They were not sure what all this meant, so I have agreed to meet with them tomorrow to go over everything.  At that time, I will go over the whole process with them in greater detail. But, in the meantime, when I returned to my office, I emailed them the following list of questions I use when clients I'm working with don't understand short sales. These are helpful questions that others have asked me and I now make it available to new clients who are seeking this same information. Hopefully, you'll be able to share this information with any ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
ANNUAL GROUNDHOG DAYS FESTIVAL Woodstock IL A FREE screening of the movie, "Groundhog Day" will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and January 30, 2011 to celebrate Woodstock's Annual Groundhog Days Festival this year.  Groundhog Day was a 1993 film, starring Bill Murray and was filmed in large part in Woodstock, Illinois.   This showing will take place at 10:00 am each day at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, Woodstock.   The story line of the movie was of a newsman that would wake up every morning and live the very same day, day in and day out.  A romance also evolves within the movie between Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  Very enjoyable and entertaining movie for all to see. This is just one of many other activities to take place during the Annual Groundhog Days Fe...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  Centegra Has Plans To Build NEW HOSPITAL In Huntley, Illinois Centegra Health System,has submitted its application for a new hospital in Huntley to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The Board is accepting comments from the public until April 20, 2011 and will then begin to review Centegra's proposal at its May 10, 2011 scheduled meeting. The new hospital will bring better access to health care for residents of southern McHenry County and northern Kane County. Once built, the local residents will have a state-of-the-art, full service hospital available to them that is close to home and/or work. Centegra Proposed Huntley Hospital will be located at Haligus Road and Reed Road on land that Centegra already owns. The campus presently serves southern McHenry County ...
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By Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate
(Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.)
  The Heartland Blood Centers are joining forces with Cardinal Fitness of Woodstock IL for a blood drive.  The information is listed below:          Date:    February 7, 2011         Time:   4:00 pm to 8:00 pm    Location:  11621 Catalpa Lane in Woodstock, IL Open to the public.  Everyone is encouraged to attend. Chiro One Wellness Center will be there as well and will be offering FREE posture and back screenings.   Cardinal Fitness Blood Drive Woodstock IL  For more information or to review a list of participating locations, please visit the website of Cardinal Fitness.                                                            Become a Cardinal Fitness Fan on Facebook              Become a Cardinal Fitness Fan on Twitter         Being one of the fastest-growing health club chains in ...
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