Market Update Fox Valley-February 16, 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-February 16 2019Market update Fox Valley-February 16 2019.  New listings were down this week.  265 this week compared to 325 last week.  That puts at 771 for the month so far.  January New listings were 878 total so we are only halfway through the month and we have almost met last months total.  They will keep picking up as we head into Spring market.

Closed listings were up this week.  118 this week compared to 84 last week.  That puts us at 343 for the month so far. January Closed listings were 407 total.  We have almost met that total as well.  Closed listings should increase as we head into the end of the month when most Buyers like to close.

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 32 $118,000-$640,000                                        Closed-21 $90,000-$440,000

Bolingbrook-New 18 $149,000-$425,000                                Closed-12 $138,500-$346,000

Geneva-New 14 $249,900-$779,900                                       Closed-4 $268,000-$387,000

Montgomery-New 10 $167,000-$309,000                               Closed-4 $105,000-$242,500

Naperville-New 68 $225,000-1,050,000                                  Closed-17 $192,500-$550,000

Oswego-New 11 $230,000-$435,900                                      Closed-1 $160,000

Plainfield-New 22 $239,900-$625,000                                   Closed-14 $210,000-$385,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 24 $129,500-$1,400,000       Closed-9 $163,000-$760,000

West Chicago-New 11 $159,700-$645,000                            Closed-5 $115,000-$320,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-February 16 2019-Contracts Accepted this WeekContracts accepted by Sellers this week were slightly up this week.   224 this week compared to 209 last week.  That makes 614 accepted contracts so far this month.  There were 608 contacts accepted by Sellers in the month of January.  We have already past those totals.  This gives you an idea of the closings that will be coming up if they make it through the process of inspections, attorney review and loans getting approved.

Take a look at the communities that Sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-40                            Bolingbrook-20                                Geneva-11                                      Montgomery-14

Naperville-32                       Plainfield-26                                     St Charles/Campton Hills-19          Yorkville-11

Short Sales accepted by Sellers this week were 6.  Last week there was only 1.  2 were in Bolingbrook & Naperville this week and only 1 each in Montgomery & Yorkville. Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the closing of the Buyers current home.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 9 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contingent contracts were also accepted by Sellers that the Buyers still need to sell and close on their current home.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 3 with 48 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.  Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether you are buying or selling a home.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Now is the time to get your home on the market so you don’t miss out on the best time of the year to sell.  Spring market is when it is the busiest of the year.

If you are thinking about buying a home you need to get pre-qualified with a loan officer so you know the price range and what type of loan will work out best for you.

Things to check out:

Market update Fox Valley-February 16 2019. Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555

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Market Update Fox Valley-February 9 2019

Marke Update Fox Valley-Kane and Kendall last 10 years
Last 10 years single family homes sold in Kane and Kendall County

Market Update Fox Valley-February 9 2019

Market update Fox Valley-February 9 2019.  The first picture is sold single family homes in the last 10 years in Kane and Kendall County.  I thought you might be interested to see the trend.  Kendall County did not dip in price as low as Kane County did but they are back up there slightly above Kendall County now.

New listings this week were way above last week!  325 this week compared to 181 last week.  If you are a buyer you are thrilled that there is so much more to see. Thinking about selling? You better get busy and give us a call so we can get your home on the market.  Spring market is starting early this year!

Take a look at the communities that had the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 35 $74,900-$624,900                                                    Closed-18 $110,000-$349,900

Batavia-New 10 $259,900-$630,000                                                 Closed-2 $325,000-$445,000

Bolingbrook-New 16 $135,000-$449,000                                          Closed-8 $143,000-$405,000

Geneva-New 10 $269,000-$1,250,000                                             Closed-3 $350,000-$475,000

Montgomery-New 20 $114,900-$358,692                                         Closed-2 $169,900-$265,000

Naperville-New 75 $260,000-$1,950,000                                          Closed-7 $317,500-$1,015,000

Oswego-New 14 $144,900-$374,900                                                Closed-3 $155,000-$400,000

Plainfield-New 38 $130,000-$1,300,000                                           Closed-11 $159,900-$408,950

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 31 $239,900-$1,750,000                  Closed-5 $173,500-$572,500

Warrenville-New 10 $174,000-$2,149,000                                         Closed-2 $233,000-$247,000

Yorkville-New 14 $174,900-$379,990                                                 Closed-4 $255,000-$449,900

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-February 9 2019-Contracts Accepted this WeekContracts accepted this week were up slightly.  209 this week compared to 181 last week.  These numbers will probably really increase next week with all the new listings this week.

Take a look at the communities that Sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-39                            Bolingbrook-19                             Montgomery-14

Naperville-38                       Oswego-11                                   Plainfield-18

Short sales were the same as last week with only 1 and it was also in Aurora.  Just like last week.  Now it will get submitted to the lender to see if they will accept it.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the Buyer closing on their current home before purchasing. 2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 9 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contract were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home before purchasing.  5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.  Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether you are buying or selling a home.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

If you are thinking about purchasing a home this year the first step is to get pre-qualified with a loan officer.  We can make some recommendations if you do not have one already.  They will provide you with a letter showing what you qualify for.  That will go with an offer when we find you the right home.

Thinking about selling?  Now is the time to get it on the market.  Spring market is the best time of the whole year.  It is starting early this year.

Things to check out:

Market update Fox Valley-February 9 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

besthomesfv@gmail.com

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Market Update Fox Valley-February 2 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-February 2 2019

Market update Fox Valley-February 2 2019. New listings were lower this week  181 new listings this week compared to 209 last week.  Not too bad with the sub zero temperatures we had for 3 days this week.

Closed listing almost doubled.  141 closing this week compared to 82 last week.  Unbelievable that some of these closings still happened with the sub zero temperatures we had for the last 3 days of the month.  These people will definitely remember their closing and moving day!

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 20 $112,000-$440,000                                           Closed-25 $134,900-$365,000

Bolingbrook-New 11 $162,500-$625,000                                   Closed-13 $110,000-$405,000

Naperville-New 38 $210,000-$2,850,000                                   Closed-14 $219,000-$912,356

North Aurora-New 11 $239,000-$449,900                                  Closed-3 $224,900-$305,000

Oswego-New 10 $218,000-$374,900                                         Closed-8 $149,000-$680,000

Plainfield-New 16 $219,900-$558,900                                        Closed-22 $206,000-$652,500

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 17 $140,000-$1,189,000           Closed-8 $116,000-$1,175,000

Yorkville-NEw 10 $215,000-$399,900                                         Closed-6 $250,000-$446,294

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-February 2 2019-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were slightly higher this week.  181 contracts accepted this week compared to 172 last week.  Sub zero temperatures did not keep people from making decisions on buying or selling.  Applications like Docusign have really helped with getting signatures when it is not possible to get them in person. Some of these might have been postponed because of the weather.

Take a look at the communities that Sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-30                              Bolingbrook-16                            Naperville-31

Oswego-14                            Plainfield-21                                St Charles/Campton Hills-11

Short sales were down this week.  1 this week compared to 3 last week.  The 1 was in Aurora. Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept as written.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the Buyer closing on their current home before purchasing.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 6 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home before purchasing.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 4 with 48 hours.

The market is still moving along.  Spring market is just around the corner.  Now might be the best time to sell with less competition.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.  Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether buying or selling a home.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

We can update the value of your home in the current market and provide you with a net proceeds that shows the expenses to sell.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.  Let you know what you need to do to get your home market ready.

If you are thinking about buying a home you need to talk to a loan officer to get pre-qualified.  They will tell you the best type of loan and the price range you should be looking in.  The type of loan will determine what condition of the homes you should be looking at.

Things you should check out:

Market Update Fox Valley-February 2 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman-Manging Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

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200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley-January 26 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-January 26 2019

Market update Fox Valley-January 26 2019.  New listings were not far off of the number last week.  209 new listings this week compared to 224 last week. That is not too bad for the weather we are having.  It was a real mild winter up until this week.  We are really going to hit the low temperatures next week.

Closed listings were another story.  They were way down when they should be going up with the end of the month but the holidays contributed to these low numbers.  82 closed homes this week compared to 115 last week.  There is 4 business days next week for the end of the month so we should see higher numbers next week.

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 19 $85,000-$579,900                                             Closed-13 $87,500-$480,000

Batavia-New 12 $239,900-$675,000                                          Closed-4 $248,000-$359,000

Bolingbrook-New 16 $184,900-$699,690                                   Closed-9 $139,500-$327,000

Geneva-New 16 $234,900-$897,000                                         Closed-2 $337,500-$510,000

Naperville-New 33 $299,900-$1,449,000                                   Closed-11 $365,000-$715,000

Plainfield-New 19 $204,900-$441,840                                       Closed-11 $161,217-$418,900

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 20 $229,900-$900,000             Closed-3 $245,000-$460,000

West Chicago-New 12 $129,900-$472,500                               Closed-4 $164,500-$265,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-January 26 2019-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were down slightly.  172 accepted contracts this week compared to 193 last week.  Not too bad with the weather we have been having.  People are still ready to get out there and look.  It sure helps when Sellers take photos to show what the deck, patio and yard look like without the snow.

Take a look at the communities this week that Sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-44                                 Naperville-21                                     Plainfield-21

Short sales accepted this week were similar to last week.  5 short sales accepted by Sellers this week compared to 5 last week.  1 each in Aurora, Bolingbrook and Montgomery.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept as written.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the closing of the Buyers current property before purchasing.  5 that have a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by sellers that are contingent on the Buyers selling and closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.  We will answer the real estate questions that you have. Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether buying or selling a home.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Spring market is just around the corner.  If your home is market ready now might be the best time before you have too much competition.  Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds so you know the expenses to sell.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

If you are thinking about buying a home your fist step is to get pre-qualified with a lender so you know what type of loan and what price range works out best for you.  They will provide you with a letter that will go with an offer when you find your home that shows the seller you qualify for their home so they will be comfortable accepting your offer.

Things to check out:

Market Update Fox Valley-January 26 2019.  Have a great week!

Krisitne Heiman-Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley-December 8 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-December 8 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-December 8 2018.  Improved market this week!  New listings this week 175 compared to 156 last week.  We had to get past Thanksgiving and a snow storm.

Closings were down this week.  164 this week compared to 180 last week. That is the difference between the last week of the month to the first week of the month.  These numbers should improve as we head into the end of the month and end of the year.

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 26 $85,500-$400,000                                               Closed-21 $110,000-$460,000

Batavia-New 5 $270,000-$359,900                                              Closed-12 $149,000-$909,220

Bolingbrook-New 10 $160,000-$324,000                                     Closed-12 $155,000-$362,500

Naperville-New 22 $224,900-$2,399,000                                     Closed-28 $190,525-$645,000

Plainfield-New 22 $224,900-$698,000                                         Closed-24 $208,000-$445,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 23 $164,900-$650,000               Closed-15 $227,000-$2,000,000

Yorkville-12 $267,060-$365,546                                                  Closed-11 $175,000-$375,000

First 2 million dollar sale in Kane County this year! It was in St Charles and it was a cash deal.

Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were slightly up. 138 this week compared to 128 last week.  We just had to get past a holiday and a snow storm.

Short sales were also slightly up this week. 6 this week compared to 2 last week.  They still remain low so that is a good thing.  2 of them were in Aurora.  1 each in Bolingbrook, Plainfield, St Charles/Campton Hills and Sycamore.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept contract as written.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the Buyer closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 1 with 48 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home.  5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 2 with 48 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101. Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best. We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Let us update the current value on your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that will show you an estimate of expenses.  Let you know what you need to do to get your home market ready.

If you are thinking about purchasing a home your first step is to contact a loan officer and get pre-qualified.  They will provide you with a letter that will go with an offer when we find a home.  It will say what type of loan you are going for and how much you qualify for so a seller will feel comfortable accepting your offer.

Things you might want to check out:

Market Update Fox Valley-December 8 2018.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

1444 N Farnsworth Ave, Suite 104

Aurora, IL 60505

630-503-6555

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley-September 22 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-September 22 2018Market update Fox Valley-September 22 2018.  New listings were down this week.  271 this week compared to 296 last week. The market is slowing down a bit as we head into the last few months of the year.

Closed homes this week were up.  220 this week compared to 171 last week.  These numbers will go up as we head into the last full week of the month.  That is when most buyers want to close so they can come to closing with less money for interest.

Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-New 34 $120,000-$500,000                                                     Closed-39 $72,500-$455,000

Bolingbrook-New 21 $149,900-$448,500                                           Closed-17 $96000-$380,000

Geneva-New 15 $189,500-$800,000                                                   Closed-7 $294,500-$920,000

Montgomery-New 11 $149,000-$299,900                                         Closed-9 $100,000-$320,000

Naperville-New 53 $249,900-$3,750,000                                           Closed-39 $298,500-$1,200,000

Oswego-New 11 $194,900-$423.000                                                 Closed-6 $208,950-$362,000

Plainfield-New $204,900-$600,000                                                     Closed-21 $170,000-$640,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 25 $180,000-$1,550,000                Closed-16 $160,000-$995,000

Yorkville-New 14 $224,500-$359,900                                                 Closed-7 $195,500-$369,900

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-September 22 2018-Contracts Accepted this Week

Accepted contracts this week were slightly down.  212 this week compared to 232 last week.  Buyers are still out there looking.  They are taking more time to make a decision.  If you are thinking about selling your home you will want to make sure that it is sparkling clean and ready to go.

Take a look at the communities that sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora 34                                             Bolingbrook-17                                  Montgomery-13                              Naperville-24

Oswego-13                                          Plainfield-32                                       St Charles/Campton Hills-22

Short sales are staying consistent.  Sellers accepted 8 contracts this week compared to 6 last week.  Now the contracts will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept as written.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the buyers current home closing before purchasing.  Buyers have accepted contracts on their current home but they need to close.  9 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by sellers that the buyer needs to sell their current home and close before purchasing.  Buyers home might or might not already be on the market.  4 with a 72 hour kick-out clause, 6 with 48 hours and 3 with 24 hours.

You should be able to click on the picture and make it larger.  If not I can send it to you.  Just let us know.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.  Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether you are buying or selling your home.

We can recommend some great loan officers that we have successfully used with other clients.  If you are new to the home buying experience you will want to learn about the different types of loans and the process.

You might  also want to look up current interest rates.  Your credit score will determine what interest rate you are offered. If you need to work on your score the loan officer will help you.

Take a few minutes to see if you qualify for any down payment assistance.  Assistance is also offered by  Illinois and many communities.  Go to the website of the community you are looking in to see if they offer anything.

Are you a Veteran?  You will want to learn more about VA loan requirements and process.

Selling your home can be stressful.  We will do everything we can to keep you informed along the way and explain the process.  Do a market analysis so you know the current value in the market today.  Provide you with a net proceeds so you have an idea of the expenses to sell your home.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms of the offer.

It can be hard to maintain your home for showings.  Pack away or get rid of things you are not currently using it will make it so much easier to keep it clean and clutter free. 

If you have pets it can be hard to set up showings.  Try to work that out so you don’t miss out on showings.

Market update Fox Valley-September 22 2018.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

1444 N Farnsworth Ave, Suite 104

Aurora, IL 60505

630-503-6555

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Activity this week Fox Valley May 6 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley May 6 2017
Fox Valley Activity for the week

Activity this week Fox Valley May 6 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley May 6 2017.  We are in a very active market right now.  It would even be better with more inventory of homes to sell.  This week New Listings were higher than it has been for a while this week there were 397 New listings compared to 330 last week.  Closing were down but that is to be expected with the beginning of the month.  This week there were 257 Closed Listings compared to 294 last week.  We are starting to see more contingent on a close of a home again.  We haven’t seen too much of that for years.  Take a look at the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora- Closed 32 New 58

Bolingbrook- Closed 22 New 30

Geneva- Closed 18 New 16

Montgomery- Closed 15 New 18

Naperville- Closed 43 New 87

Oswego- Closed 13 New 23

Plainfield- Closed 35 New 30

St Charles- Closed 12 New 41

Sugar Grove-Closed 4 New 11

West Chicago- Closed 11 New 10

Yorkville- Closed 15 New 8

Sellers

Sellers the time is now!  Buyers are getting desperate to find something to look at.  If you are going to move this year now is the time to get your home on the market.  Neat and tidy is what they are looking for.  They know if your home is clean that you take care of it and chances are that they will not find any issues when they go to do the home inspection.   Send us an email at besthomesfv@gmail.com and tell us a little bit about your home and when you are thinking about putting it on the market.   We would be happy to do a market analysis and let you know the value in the current market.  Request a Home Evaluation now.

Buyers

Buyers we know you are checking all the sites and just waiting for the new listings to pop up on the market.  We can set you up to receive homes in the area you want with the criteria you are looking for and the MLS will automatically email you homes as they hit the market.  You will not need to worry about missing out on anything.  All you need to do is be ready to go look right away when  a home comes on the market and be the first one to go look.  While everyone else is thinking about it you can get your offer in right away.  You need to make sure your pre-approval letter is no more than 30 days old.  It will need to go with the offer to be presented.  No seller is going to negotiate with you without it.  If you do not have a loan officer yet and need to get pre-approved we can give you a few names and numbers to contact so you can decide which one is the best one for you to work with.  Check out Down Payment Resource to see if you qualify for anything.

Contact us

Contact us to get you set up to receive listings or you can go to our website and start searching to see what is out there.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.  Call Jeff Szymczak-Broker ext 104 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101 at 630-503-6555.  Best Homes Fox Valley

 

Activity this week Fox Valley April 29 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley April 29 2017
Fox Valley Activity

Activity this week Fox Valley April 29 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley April 29 2017.  We are at the end of the month so this week the closing are higher than last week which is to be expected.  Last week there were 217 Closings and this week 294 in the Fox Valley area.  New listings were down a little bit from 358 last week to 330 this week.   Low inventory continues to be an issue in most areas.  This week we had our Capitol Conference in Springfield and the REALTORS  I spoke to from all over the state were saying the same thing.  They were very busy working with buyers but that there is low inventory.  Here is the communities with the most activity this week:

Aurora-Closing 31 Listings 42

Batavia-Closings 10 Listings 11

Bolingbrook-Closings 18 Listings 21

Geneva-Closings 12 Listings 17

Naperville-Closings 52 Listings 76

North Aurora-Closings 13 Listings 7

Plainfield-Closings 45 Listings 40

St Charles-Closings 26 Listings 29

Yorkville-Closings 11 Listings 13

Buyers

Buyers you need to be patient when looking for a home.  When a listing comes up you need to be ready to go look right away so you don’t miss out.  You might be up against multiple offers when you do find the right home.   Preparation is very important.  Make sure your pre-qualification letter is no more than 30 days old or have your loan officer update it.  Make sure to go over the contract with your agent so you know what is in it and talk strategy so when the right home comes along you are confident on your offer.  Ask for a market analysis of the area to see what is selling and for what price and condition.  Go to CFPB to get information about the process of owning a home.  The more information you have the more confident you will be.  We know this is a big investment and want to help you through the process that is why it is important to have an agent represent you.  Check out Down Payment Resource to see if there is anything that will help you.

Sellers

Sellers yes prices have come up but don’t get carried away with pricing your home.  Look at the comparables that your agent shows you and price right from the beginning.  Your property still has to appraise out if the buyer is getting financing.  Even if a cash offer comes in they still might ask for an appraisal to make sure they are not paying too much.  Get rid of objections before you list your home.  Take the extra step to take care of repairs that need to be done.  We will show you an estimate of expenses to get to closing.  It will also need to be updated when an offer comes in when you know what a buyer is asking for.  If you don’t have a real estate attorney we can make recommendations to you so you can contact them and choose who you think will be the best one for you to work with.

Contact us

Contact us to represent you with the sale or purchase of a home.  We will guide you through the process.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.  Call Jeff Szymczak-Broker ext 104 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101 at 630-503-6555.  You can always go to our website to start searching for a home or look for sold homes in your area.  Click on property search and go to bottom of page and click on more options so you can narrow it down to your needs.  Best Homes Fox Valley

Activity this week Fox Valley April 8 2017

 

Activity this week Fox Valley April 8 2017
Fox Valley Activity

Activity this week Fox Valley April 8 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley April 8 2017.  This last week was very busy with New Listings.  It seems to be consistent with New Listings at the beginning of the month and Closed Listings at the end of the month.  If you are a buyer the beginning of the month is the time to put on your calendar to look at the New Listings so you don’t miss out on them.  Make sure your pre-approval letter is no more than 30 days old so you don’t have to wait on your lender to update when you do find a home and maybe lose out on the opportunity to make an offer.  Properties are moving fast so make sure you are ready to go.  Take a look at the communities this week with the most activity:

Aurora- Closed 33 New 48

Batavia-Closed 7 New 10

Bolingbrook-Closed 8 New 23

Geneva-Closed 12 New 11

Montgomery-Closed 9 New 10

Naperville-Closed 38 New 72

Oswego-Closed 18 New 20

Plainfield-Closed 29 New 41

St Charles-Closed 13 New 35

West Chicago- Closed 1 New 14

Yorkville- Closed 6 New 13

 Sellers

Sellers don’t miss out on the best time of the year to market your home.  Spring is the time with the most activity of the year.  Finish up on getting your home ready and give us a call.  We can also tell you some things to do that will make it appeal to the most buyers.  Clean, fresh paint and a spruced up yard are very important.  Potted flowers are also nice to have near the front door.  If you don’t crate your pets this is the time to start.  Don’t miss out on a showing because you have to only show at certain times because of pets.  Be very available.  Hopefully it will only be for a short time and your home will be sold.  Once the contract is accepted and inspection is over you will not have the inconvenience anymore.

Buyers 

Buyers get pre-approved with a lender right away so you can start looking.  If you need some recommendations we can provide you with a few to contact.  First-time buyers can go to CFPB to get more information about the process and we  will also guide you through the process.  Look for down payment assistance to see if you qualify for anything.  Check out the community you will be looking in website to see if they offer any assistance.  If you are a Veteran or looking in a rural area let your lender know so they can tell you about these programs.

Contact us

Contact us with all of your real estate questions.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.  Call Jeff Szymczak-Broker ext 104 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101 at 630-503-6555 Best Homes Fox Valley.

Activity this week Fox Valley March 25 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley March 25 2017
Fox Valley Activity

Activity this week Fox Valley March 25 2017

Activity this week Fox Valley March 25 2017.  It is the end of the month so Closings have increased since last week.  This week there were 203 Closings and last week there were 192.  New listings increased.  This week there were 344 New Listings and last week there were 316.  We are still low on listings.  Buyers are waiting for homes to come on the market to go see in most markets.  They are even looking in areas they might not of wanted.  This is the time to put your home on the market!  Here is the communities with the most activity for this week:

Aurora-Closed listings 29 New listings 47

Batavia- Closed listings 5 New listings 15

Bolingbrook-Closed listings 20 New listings 25

Geneva-Closed listings 10 New listings 13

Naperville-Closed listings 40 New listings 67

Oswego-Closed listings 9 New Listings 12

Plainfield-Closed listings 16 New listings 36

St Charles-Closed listings 20 New listings 31

West Chicago-Closed listings 6 New listings 14

Yorkville-Closed listings 7 New listings 19

Let us know if you would like us to keep track of an area that is not listed here.  We do go to other communities all over northern Illinois.  You can search properties anytime you like on our website.

Buyers

Buyers your first step is to contact a lender to get pre-qualified if you will not be paying cash.  If you will be paying cash you will need to get proof of funds when you do find the home that you like.  Sellers will need to see that you are qualified before they will make a decision on your offer.  We can provide a few names and numbers to loan officers to contact if you do not have one already.  You can decide who you think will be the best one for you to work with.  Go to CFPB to get information about owning a home.  There is some good information there.  Also check out Down Payment Resource to see if there is anything there to help you.  Some communities also offer help with purchasing a home.  You might want to go to the community website that you are thinking about moving to and see if they offer anything.  Some of them offer help in certain areas of their community.

Sellers

Sellers what are you waiting for?  Let’s get your home on the market!  This is the best time of the year so don’t miss out.  Let us do a market analysis to let you know your value right now.  We will provide you with an estimate of expenses and what you might walk away with at closing.  The process might have changed since you last were in the market.  We will guide you through the process.

Contact Us

Contact us so we can help you with your real estate needs.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.  Call Jeff Szymczak-Broker ext 104 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101 at 630-503-6555.  Best Homes Fox Valley.