11 9 2019 Market Update Fox Valley

11 9 2019 Market Update Fox Valley

11 9 2019 market update Fox Valley.  New listings of single family homes stayed consistent this week.  220 this week compared to 218 the week before.  We love a consistent market!  Maybe you will see something that fits your criteria for a home.

Closed listings of single family homes was down this week.  176 this week compared to 219 the week before.  That is the difference between the beginning of the month and the end of the month when most buyers want to close.

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

Aurora-New 34 $90,000-$500,000

            Closed-29 $100,001-$597,500

Bolingbrook-New 12 $174,900-$439,000

                    Closed-15 $135,000-$376,000

Geneva-New 12 $265,000-$744,900

             Closed-9 $162,500-$679,000

Naperville-New 31 $269,750-$1,025,000

                 Closed-24 $273,000-$1,040,000

Oswego-New 13 $198,000-$430,000

             Closed-11 $186,000-$925,000

Plainfield-New 30 $164,900-$590,000

                Closed-22 $145,000-$480,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-  

               New-11 $325,000-$769,900

               Closed-12 $255,000-$585,000

Yorkville-New 11 $234,900-$479,900

              Closed-3 $212,000-$240,000

Contracts accepted this week

11 9 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week by sellers was down this week. 168 this week compared to 183 the week before.  Now is the time to make sure you price your home right from the beginning.

Look at the communities that sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-26           Bolingbrook-11         Naperville-33

Oswego-10         Plainfield-20

5 short sales were accepted this week on single family homes. 2 in Yorkville and 1 each in Aurora, Plainfield and St Charles/Campton Hills.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Contracts were accepted by sellers on single family homes that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home. 4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 2 with 48 hours and 4 with 24 hours.

Sellers also accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home. 1 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

2019 by the month for new listings, closed and contracts accepted

Month              New         Closed           Contracts accepted

January              878          407                      608

February         1,032          465                      832

March             1,731          915                  1,375

April               1,594          790                  1,307

May                2,004       1,391                 1,665

June               1,643       1,253                  1,218

July                1,423       1,029                  1,090

August           1,585       1,403                  1,211

September     1,164          765                     869

October         1,259          957                     959

November        220           176                    168

Total           14,533        9,551              11,302

Some of these new listings of single family homes are listed as new then after a couple months are canceled and relisted as new again so tht figure might not be correct as far as how many homes were listed as new.  They might of been counted twice or more.  Not all contracts accepted end up closing.  Buyer might have trouble getting financing or during the attorney review and inspection period issues sometimes can come up that do not get resolved.  It is very important to have a good REALTOR® and real estate attorney to help resolve any issues that come up.  Most can be resolved if handled correctly.  Others will take too much time to resolve so everyone moves on.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker ext 101 or Bobby Burson, Broker ext 105.  Your goal is our goal. We will do everything we can to help you reach your goal. whether buying or selling a home.

Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that will give you an estimate of expenses to sell your home.  This will be updated again when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

If you are thinking about buying a home your first step is to call a loan officer to get pre-qualified.  They will tell you what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you.  Do you need recommendations?  We will be happy to give you a few loan officers to contact so you can decide who you want to work with.

Check out some great resources:

Let us know what other information you are looking for.  We would be happy to point you in the right direction so all your questions will be answered.

11 9 2019 market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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11 2 2019-Market Update Fox Valley

11 2 2019-Market Update Fox Valley

11 2 2019-Market update Fox Valley.  New listings of single family homes were very consistent this week.  218 this week compared to 216 the week before.  How about that for consistency!  things are still happening so don’t be afraid to put your home on the market.

Closed listings of single family homes were way up.  219 this week compared to 171 the week before.  End of the month is always a busy time for closings.  That is when most buyers want to close.

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

Aurora-New 28 $75,000-$479,900

            Closed-30 $102,000-$383,500

Bolingbrook-New 14 $130,000-$400,000

                     Closed-26 $96,500-$382,000

Geneva-New 10 $324,900-$749,900

             Closed-3 $348,000-$465,000

Montgomery-New 8 $176,900-$319,660

                     Closed-13 $135,000-$320,500

Naperville-New 30 $314,900-$1,299,000

                 Closed-30 $278,000-$1,750,000

Oswego-New 18 $200,000-$549,500

             Closed-9 $215,000-$510,000

Plainfield-New 34 $233,000-$700,000

                Closed-22 $142,144-$445,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

               New-21 $189,800-$983,000

               Closed-10 $110,500-$835,000

West Chicago-New 2 $224,900-$359,108

                      Closed-10 $100,000-$430,000

Yorkville-New 11 $149,900-$374,900

              Closed-11 $165,000-$385,000

Contracts accepted this week

11 2 2019-Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were down slightly.  183 this week compared to 196 the week before.  We did get some early winter weather this week and Thursday was Halloween.

Here are the communities that sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-35      Bolingbrook-15     Naperville-20

Plainfield-21     St Charles/Campton Hills-14

Yorkville-11

3 Shorts sales were accepted this week by sellers.  1 each in Aurora, Bolingbrook and West Chicago.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  7 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 10 with 48 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by sellers that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 4 with 48 hours.

Keeping tract of contracts accepted is important to keep a eye on how many buyers are still out there willing to write an offer and to also decide if you need to adjust pricing.

2019 look at activity by the month

Month             New             Closed         Contracts accepted

January            878               407                 608

February       1,032               465                 832

March           1,731               915              1,375

April             1,594               790              1,307

May              2,004            1,391             1,665

June             1,643            1,253              1,218

July              1,423            1,029              1,090

August         1,585             1,403             1,211

September   1,164                765                869

October       1,259                957                959 

Total          14,313            9,375           11,134

Not all contracts accepted end up closing.  Some of those have gone back on the market and then another contract was accepted.  This is the critical time that it is very important to have a good REALTOR® and real estate attorney that will guide the buyer through expectations of a home inspection and negotiate repairs and attorney review.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with all of your real estate questions.  Your goal is our goal.  We will do everything we can to help you reach your goals.

Let us update the current value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds showing an estimate of expenses to sell.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

If you are looking to buy a home you will need to talk to a loan officer first and get pre-qualified to make sure what type of loan and what price range works out best for you.

Take a look at some great resources:

11 2 2019-Market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Montgomery, IL 60538

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Fox Valley Market Update September 28 2019

Fox Valley Market Update September 28 2019

Fox Valley market update September 28 2019. New listings of single family homes were down this week.  259 this week compared to 282 the week before.  The market is still good for buyers looking $200,000 and above.  Under that amount it is hard to find and you need to jump on them right away.  If your home is in that price range and you are thinking about selling now is the time.

2019 new listings of single family homes by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2.004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August-1,585
  • September-1,164

          Total 13,054

Closed listings of single family homes were slightly up this week.  204 compared to 193 the week before.  Not the numbers we were seeing from May – August but still not bad.

Look at the closings of single family home by the month for 2019:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August-1,403
  • September-765

          Total-8,418

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

Aurora-New 34 $124,900-$430,000

            Closed-$89,917-$459,900

Batavia-New 10 $209,900-$599,995

             Closed-4 $211,450-$415,000

Bolingbrook-New 19 $147,900-$374,900

                    Closed-12 $189,000-$372,500

Geneva-New 17 $235,000-$625,000

             Closed-6 $324,900-$420,000

Naperville-New 49 $294,999-$1,750,000

                Closed-35 $200,000-$1,130,000

Oswego-New 8 $189,900-$330,000

             Closed-16 $170,000-$575,000

Plainfield-New 37 $139,888-$1,175,000

               Closed-27 $145,000-$1,772,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 20 $214,900-$1,500,000

                                         Closed-16 $141,850-$620,000

Yorkville-New 11 $239,000-$420,000

              Closed-8 $150,089-$540,000

These communities continue to be on the list for new listings and closed listings of single family homes  Is it the schools, location or what the community offers? It might be a combination of all three.

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update September 28 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were slightly down this week on single family homes.  204 this week compared to 229 the week before.  That is not too bad.  I would say that is pretty consistent.

Communities this week with the most activity:

Aurora-35                                        Bolingbrook-27                                          Naperville-23

Oswego-12                                      Plainfield-27                                               St Charles/Campton Hills-11

Look at the contracts accepted for 2019 by the months:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,090
  • August-1,211
  • September-869

          Total-10,175

There is a difference on contracts accepted and closed listings.  Not all contracts that get accepted close.  I thought you would be interested to see those numbers.  Is it the loan officers not pre-qualifying the buyers well enough?  Sometimes when they go to do a more in-depth credit check things come up that do not come up on the initial time they run it.  Some things can be resolved and others take more time.  Home inspections sometimes come up with issues that either will not work for the type of loan the buyer is going for or the issues could not be negotiated between buyer and seller that they both can agree on.  There are many issues that can come up so you can’t count on your home closing until it closes. That is hard when trying to plan on where you will be going if you are a seller.  Working with good lenders, REALTOR® and attorneys can make a big difference in how issues are negotiated and how hard they work on them to get resolved.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with all of your real estate questions.  Our goal is your goal.  Once you let us know what you goal is we will do everything we can to help you reach it whether buying or selling a home.

Let us update the value on your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds so you can see an estimate of  expenses to sell your home so you will know about where you are at.

If you are thinking about purchasing a home the first step is to talk to a loan officer to get pre-qualified.  They will let you know what type of loan and the price range that will out best for you.

Check out some resources:

We are here to guide you through the process.  We will keep in contact the way you want to connect.

Fox Valley market update September 28 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

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Montgomery, IL 60538

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Fox Valley Market Update September 21 2019

Fox Valley Market Update September 21 2019

Fox Valley market update September 21 2019.    New listings of single family homes were just under 10% down this week.  282 new listings this week compared to 310 the week before.

2019 New listings of single family homes by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August-1,585
  • September so far-905

          Total-12,795

Closed listings this week were slightly up.  193 this week compared to 188 the week before.  It should increase more as we get closer to the end of the month when most buyers want to close.

Closed listings of single family homes by the month for 2019:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August-1,403
  • September-561

          Total-8,214

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

Aurora-New 38 $70,000-$699,000

            Closed-33 $87,000-$550,000

Batavia-New 10 $263,900-$998,500

             Closed-3 $352,000-$381,000

Bolingbrook-New 34 $159,900-$451,500

                     Closed-22 $155,000-$380,000

Geneva-New 10 $275,000-$819,000

             Closed-5 $265,000-$354,000

Naperville-New 54 $255,000-$1,450,000

                 Closed-34 $310,000-$850,000

Oswego-New 10 $214,900-$560,000

             Closed-16 $165,000-$575,000

Plainfield-New 32 $136,900-$750,000

                Closed-24 $150,000-$417,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 20 $159,900-$1,200,000

                                         Closed-12 $180,000-$735,000

Yorkville-New 14 $229,900-$619,900

              Closed-7 $118,000-$397,000

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update September 21 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes were consistent this week.  229 this week compared to 225 the week before.  We love consistency!

2019 contracts accepted of single family homes by the month:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July–1,090
  • August-1,211
  • September so far-665

          Total-9,971

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

Aurora-33                                         Batavia-11                                          Bolingbrook-21

Geneva-15                                        Naperville-39                                       Oswego-13

Plainfield-21                                     St Charles/Campton Hills-17               Yorkville-10

There were 3 short sales accepted by sellers this week. Zero the week before.  1 each in Geneva, Naperville and Plainfield.

Contracts were accepted by sellers that are contingent on the closing of the buyers current home.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Sellers also accepted contracts that are contingent on the sale and closing of the buyers current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 7 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Once a contract is accepted there is a review period where the buyer can do inspections and attorneys can review the contract.  Not all contracts that get accepted close.  Sometimes issues come up that can’t be resolved or maybe the loan might not get approved.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with any real estate questions that you have.  It is still a good time to sell if you want to get moved before the holidays.

Let us update your home value in the current market and provide you with a net proceeds.  An estimate of expenses to sell.

If you are thinking about purchasing, your first step is to talk to a loan officer to get pre-qualified so you know what type of loan and what price range will work out for you.  If you need recommendations we can provide you will loan officers to contact that we have successfully worked with.

Resources to check out:

Fox Valley market update September 21 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Montgomery, IL 60538

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Fox Valley Market Update September 14 2019

Fox Valley Market Update September 14 2019

Fox Valley market update September 14 2019.  Consistent is the market this week.  310 new listings of single family homes this week compared to 313 the week before.  You can’t get more consistent than that!  The weather is wonderful.  It is not too hot or raining.  Perfect weather for looking at homes.  Let’s get your home on the market!

2019 new listings of single family homes by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August-1,585
  • September so far-623

          Total-12,513

Closed listings this week were also consistent.  188 closings of single family homes this week compared to 180 the week before.  Slightly higher but very consistent.  They should increase though as we get closer to the end of the month when most buyers want to close.

Closed listings of single family homes for 2019 by the month:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August-1,403
  • September-368

          Total-8,021

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

Aurora-New 46 $115,000-$699,000

            Closed-30 $37,500-$645,000

Bolingbrook-New 20 $174,900-$754,766

                     Closed-12 $152,700-$430,000

Elburn-New 10 $229,000-$549,900

            Closed-1 $320,000

Naperville-New 61 $299,000-$1,599,000

                 Closed-28 $245,000-$1,150,000

Oswego-New 16 $179,900-$1,000,000

              Closed-7 $215,000-$340,000

Plainfield-New 33 $149,888-$624,000

                Closed-29 $170,000-$538,200

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 19 $199,900-$1,260,000

                                         Closed-9 $290,000-$880,000

Sugar Grove-New 11 $214,900-$849,900

                     Closed-5 $210,000-$445,000

West Chicago-New 12 $228,000-$574,999

                       Closed-6 $222,500-$385,000

Yorkville-New 10 $164,900-$475,000

              Closed-3 $134,500-238,000

Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes was slightly higher.  225 contracts accepted this week compared to 211 the week before.  The homes that are remaining on the market either need to be updated or the price dropped to get buyers interested in them.  Buyers today want to buy and move in.  They don’t want to spend a lot of time or money to fix something up.

Contracts accepted 2019 by the month:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,090
  • August-1,211
  • September so far-436

          Total-9,742

Look at the communities that had the most sellers accept contracts this week:

Aurora-36                                          Bolingbrook-21                                         Naperville-31

Plainfield-29                                      St Charles/ Campton Hills-11

Not all contracts that get accepted close.  A good REALTOR® and real estate attorney can help to overcome some issues that come up unless of course it is a buyer issue with financing.  Sometimes issues come up with an in-depth credit check that can not be overcome easily or within the time frame.

There were no short sale contracts accepted this week.

Contracts were accepted by sellers that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 6 with 48 hours and 3 with 24 hours.

Sellers also accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with all of your real estate questions.  We are here to help you.  Our goal is your goal.  We will work hard to reach your goal whether it is selling or buying a home.  Keep in contact with you and guide you through the process.

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Check back with us every Saturday for the Fox Valley Market update.  We are keeping an eye on the market.  

Fox Valley market update September 14 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Montgomery, IL 60538

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Fox Valley Market Update September 7 2019

Fox Valley Market Update September 7 2019

Fox Valley market update September 7 2019.  New listings this week were slightly up.  313 new listings of single family homes this week compared to 290 the week before.  Now that we are past the holiday and school starting we can get back to normal.

2019 new listings of single family homes by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August-1,585
  • September-313

          Total-12,203

Closed listings of single family homes were down this week.  180 this week compared to 292 the week before.  With the holiday, a short week and the beginning of the month this is to be expected.  It should go up from here.

Closed listings for 2019 by the month:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August-1,403
  • September-180

          Total-7,833

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

Aurora-New 40 $115,000-$500,000

            Closed-34 $80,000-$510,000

Batavia-New 14 $209,900-$525,000

             Closed-8 $255,500-$586,987

Bolingbrook-New 22 $179,900-$500,000

                    Closed-16 $134,100-$369,000

Geneva-New 23 $149,000-$1,249,000

             Closed-9 $241,000-$924,000

Naperville-New 62 $305,000-$4,000,000

                 Closed-23 $305,000-$1,295,000

Oswego-New 24 $229,900-$475,000

              Closed-10 $129,000-$304,295

Plainfield-New 40 $169,900-$549,900

                Closed-18 $150,000-$515,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 18 $163,500-$1,199,999

                                         Closed-14 $100,000-$617,500

West Chicago-New 12 $179,900-$499,900

                       Closed-3 $285,000-$335.000

Yorkville-New 13 $180,000-$469,500

              Closed-6 $250,000-$452,000

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update September 7 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes was slightly down this week.  211 this week compared to 227 the week before.  This should go up next week since we are now past the holiday and a short week.  Keep in mind that not all contracts accepted close.  They need to get past home inspection, attorney review and the loan approval. So things can happen during that process.

Contracts accepted for 2019 by the month of single family homes:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,090
  • August-1,211
  • September-211

          Total-9,517

Now take a look at the communities this week that sellers accepted the most contracts on single family homes:

Aurora-33                                            Bolingbrook-13                                               Naperville-34

Oswego-10                                           Plainfield-28                                                   St Charles/Campton Hills-16

Short sales still remain low this week.  1 this week compared to 3 the week before. The 1 was in Bolingbrook this week.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  6 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 2 with 48 hours and also 2 with 24 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 1 with 48 hours.

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If you are thinking about buying you need to talk to a loan officer first to get pre-qualified so you know what type of loan will work for you and the price range.  What type of loan you choose will determine the condition the home must be in.  If you find a home that needs repairs and the seller is not willing to do them and you have the money you can set up an escrow account if it is under $5,000 for repairs.  If it is over that amount you will need to get pre-qualified for a loan that will allow you to make the repairs.  This is a different kind of approval.  Separate from the normal approval.  We can talk to you more about this or your loan officer can explain it to you.

It is still a great time to sell or buy so get in touch with us so we can get you started.

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Fox Valley market update September 7 2019.  Have a great week!

 

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Fox Valley Market Update August 31 2019

Fox Valley Market Update August 31 2019

Fox Valley market update August 31 2019.  New listings of single family homes were consistent this week.  290 this week compared to 292 the week before.  We love consistency!  That is even with a holiday coming up.  Usually the week leading up to a holiday is a little slower than normal.

2019 so far by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August-1,583

          Total-11,890     May was the month with the most new listings of single family homes so far.

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

Aurora-New 35$129,900-$565,000

            Closed-37 $89,900-$425,000

Batavia-New 9 $172,500-$550,000

             Closed-10 $247,500-$673,299

Bolingbrook-New 19 $176,900-$484,256

                    Closed-23 $125,501-$390,000

Geneva-New 12 $330,000-$2,800,000

             Closed-10 $295,000-$533,000

Montgomery-New 18 $148,899-$297,990

                     Closed-10 $100,000-$308,000

Naperville-New 54 $278,500-$1,499,000

                 Closed-57 $225,000-$2,350,000

Oswego-New 19 $149,900-$724,000

              Closed-15 $168,000-$380,000

Plainfield-New 41 $185,000-$575,000

                Closed-29 $157,374-$406,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 25 $234,500-$1,995,000

                                        Closed-25 $165,000-$1,262,500

West Chicago-New 4 $265,000-$430,000

                      Closed-12 $146,500-$347,000

Yorkville-New 12 $154,900-$439,934

              Closed-14 $150,000-$470,946

Closed listings of single family homes were slightly higher this week. 292 this week compared to 221 the week before.    This was not a typical month.  Usually the end of the month you see the most closings.  The first week there were 341 closings but most of them were the end of July closings in the first part of that week and ending on August 3rd.  The 3rd week ending on August 17th was the next highest with 255.   They were trying to close before the first day of school starting.

Closings by the month in 2019:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August-1,403

          Total-7,653     August was slightly higher than May so far this year.  The school year calendar was the driver for this years activity. 

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update August 31 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes was slightly lower this week.  227 this week compared to 234 the week before.  Not too bad for the hustle of the kids getting back to school and Labor Day coming up.

Contracts accepted so far by the month for 2019:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,090
  • August-1,211

          Total-9,306    May so far is the busiest month for contracts accepted by sellers.

You are probably wondering why I am keeping track of when contracts get accepted but I do think it is important.  When you look back at the month with the most listings you see that it makes sense.  March was the next highest month for new listings and it is also the next highest month for contracts accepted.  Buyers had more choice.

Look at the communities this week that sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-43                                     Batavia-11                                    Bolingbrook-15

Montgomery-11                            Naperville-32                                Plainfield-34

St Charles/Campton Hills-19

Short sales accepted this week still remain low.  3 this week compared to 1 the week before.  1 each in Naperville, St Charles/Campton Hills and Yorkville.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on buyer closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 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, 4 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

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Provide you with a net proceeds that shows you the expenses to sell a home so you can make a good decision if it is the right time for you.  Let you know what you need to do to get your home market ready.  If you do not want to make the updates we can price it accordingly.

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Fox Valley market update August 31 2019.  Have a great week and a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Fox Valley Market Update August 24 2019

Fox Valley Market Update August 24 2019

Fox Valley market update August 24 2019.  New listings of single family homes were slightly down this week.  292 this week compared to 315 the week before.  Not too bad with school starting.  So many people are out buying school clothes and supplies to get ready to start school.

2019 new single family home listings by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August so far-1,295

          Total-11,600

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

Aurora-New 43 $118,000-$975,000

            Closed-35 $137,000-$513,500

Batavia-New 17 $189,900-$614,500

             Closed-5 $210,000-$525,000

Bolingbrook-New 17 $169,900-$565,000

                     Closed-19 $104,8500$380,000

Geneva-New 19 $229,000-$1,695,000

             Closed-6 $219,900-$485,000

Montgomery-New 10 $175,000-$270,000

                      Closed-8 $181,000-$287,000

Naperville- New 63 $299,700-$7,250,000

                  Closed-31 $230,000-$1,180,000

Oswego-New 9 $179,900-$385,790

              Closed-10 $169,000-$462,850

Plainfield-New 29 $154,900-$778,000

                Closed-34 $180,000-$551,351

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 22 $260,000-$829,000

                                         Closed-21 $150,000-$622,500

West Chicago-New 10 $259,900-$675,000

                       Closed-4 $176,000-$337,000′

Yorkville-New 11 $199,900-$374,900

              Closed-5 $249,900-#55,000

Closed homes this week were also down.  221 this week compared to 255 the week before.  Next week is the last week of the moth so we should see an increase.  Especially because next weekend is Labor Day so people will have a long weekend to move in and get settled.

Closed homes in 2019 by the month:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August so far-1,111

          Total-7,361

May continues to be the best month so far for new listings and closed homes.

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update August 24 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted on single family homes this week were slightly up this week.  234 this week compared to 212 the week before.  When something special comes on the market no matter how busy you are you need to jump on it.  Homes that have been on the market either need to be made special or drop the price to get a buyer interested.

Contracts accepted on single family homes in 2019 by the month:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,090
  • August so far-984

          Total-9,079

Not every home that received an accepted contract closes.  Sometimes things come up during attorney review or the home inspection that buyer and seller do not mutually agree upon.  Sometimes the buyer’s loan does not get approved either because something comes up on their credit that can’t be resolved or the appraisal does not appraise for the agreed upon price.  Buyer’s sometimes lose their job during the process  Many things can happen during the process.  Keeping on top of things is very important.

Look at the communities that seller’s accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-37                                       Bolingbrook-15                                        Geneva-10

Naperville-42                                  Oswego-1-                                                Plainfield-25

St Charles/Campton Hills-16

Short Sales accepted this week were still low.  Only 1 this week compared to 2 the week before. This is great!  Bolingbrook was the only community this week with an accepted contract.

Sellers also accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home. 5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 6 with 48 hours and 6 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by seller’s 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 6 with 48 hours.

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Fox Valley market update August 24 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Fox Valley Market Update August 3 2019

Fox Valley Market Update August 3 2019

Fox Valley market update August 3 2019.  New listings of single family homes were slightly down this week.  328 this week compared to 346 the week before.  Did these people want to enjoy their home for 1 more summer before they sell?  Maybe that is the case or maybe with the delayed Spring and all the rain we had they finally have their home market ready.

2019 new single family homes listed by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July-1,423
  • August so far-328

          Total-10,633

Closed single family homes were significantly higher this week. 341 this week compared to 253 the week before.  3 days were the end of July when most of those closings probably took place.  

Closed listings of single family homes in 2019 by the month:

  • January-407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May-1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July-1,029
  • August so far-341

          Total-6,591

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

Aurora-New 57 $125,000-$724,900

            Closed-42 $85,000-$424,500

Batavia-New 7 $209,900-$434,900

             Closed-10 $160,000-$422,500

Bolingbrook-New 27 $129,900-$429,000

                    Closed-23 $159,000-$429,000

Geneva-New 9 $339,900-$799,000

             Closed-11 $205,000-$510,000

Naperville-New 70 $260,000-$1,299,000

                 Closed-55 $209,000-$1,110,000

North Aurora-New 6 $247,900-$450,000

                      Closed-10 $165,000-$315,000

Oswego-New 12 $179,900-$1,590,000

             Closed-15 $198,000-$405,000

Plainfield-New 34 $169,000-$530,000

                Closed-48 $178,900-$606,000

Sandwich-New 6 $164,999-$299,000

                Closed-11 $122,500-$259,900

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 23 $205,000-$995,000

                                        Closed-32 $95,000-$773,567

Yorkville-New 12 $125,000-$389,000

              Closed-19 $206,000-$565,800

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update August 3 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes were slightly higher this week.  274 this week compared to 259 the week before.

Contracts accepted on single family homes for 2019 by the month:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July-1,90
  • August so far-274

          Total-8,369

So far May has been the busiest month for new listings, closings and contracts accepted.  Not all contracts accepted close.  Some come back on the market.  They either had a home inspection issue that could not be negotiated or buyer could not obtain financing.  Sometimes there are other issues that come up.  These are times that are most important to have a good REALTOR and good real estate attorney to work through the issues.

Look at the communities that Seller’s accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-44                               Bolingbrook-33                                   Montgomery-11

Naperville-43                          Oswego-14                                          Plainfield-35

St Charles/Campton Hills-16  West Chicago-10                                 Yorkville-10

Short sales accepted by Seller’s was exactly the same as the week before.  3 for both weeks. 1 each in Bolingbrook, Montgomery and St Charles/ Campton hills.

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

Contracts were also accepted by Seller’s that are contingent on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home before purchasing.  6 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 9 with 48 hours.

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Fox Valley market update August 3 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Fox Valley Market Update July 20 2019

Fox Valley Market Update July 20 2019

Fox Valley market update July 2019.  New listings of single family homes were slightly down this week.  383 this week compared to 407 the week before.  Less than a percent nothing to worry about.

2019 new listings by the month:

  • January-878
  • February-1,032
  • March-1,731′
  • April-1,594
  • May-2,004
  • June-1,643
  • July so far-1,077

                           9,959 Total

Closed listings were also slightly down.  253 this week compared to 266 the week before. They should increase as we get closer to the end of the month.

Look at the closings so far by the month for 2019:

  • January- 407
  • February-465
  • March-915
  • April-790
  • May- 1,391
  • June-1,253
  • July so far-776

                          5,997 Total

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

Aurora-New 39 $129,900-$499,900                                          Closed-31 $76,000-$384,500

Batavia-New 10 $194,000-$905,000                                         Closed-3 $263,000-$438,000

Bolingbrook-New 32 $174,900-$749,000                                 Closed-16 $167,000-$400,000

Geneva-New 15 $245,000-$614,900                                        Closed-18 $220,000-$799,000

Montgomery-New 13 $174,999-$331,620                                Closed-11 $161,000-$288,000

Naperville-New 81 $229,000-$1,299,990                                 Closed-45 $168,000-$2,050,000

North Aurora-New 10 $182,500-$438,900                               Closed-2 $322,500-$396,400

Oswego-New 22 $189,900-$698,000                                        Closed-11 $202,500-$837,500

Plainfield-New 51 $129,900-$710,000                                      Closed-30 $147,500-$457,500

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 20 $234,900-$875,000             Closed-23 $190,000-$768,894

Sycamore-New 12 $152,000-$1,200,000                                  Closed-5 $110,000-$295,000

West Chicago New 12 $109,990-$499,900                                Closed-7 $207,000-$440,000

Yorkville-New 19 $174,900-$529,700                                        Closed-14 $183,000-$570,000

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update July 20 2019-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were slightly up.  284 this week compared to 252 the week before.  When a home is in good condition and priced right it will sell.  Last week we had an increase in new listings of single family homes so you see the increase in contracts accepted.  Not everyone is willing to fix up a home after they move in.  So many people today are too busy so they want to move in and start living without having to hire someone to come in and update.

Contracts accepted in 2019 so far by the month:

  • January-608
  • February-832
  • March-1,375
  • April-1,307
  • May-1,665
  • June-1,218
  • July so far 831

                         7,836 Total

Not all homes that receive a contract end up closing. Some find out during the home inspection that there are issues that the buyer and seller were not able to negotiate something that they can agree to.  Some do not end up getting approved for a loan. There might be something that comes up on their credit that can’t be resolved soon enough.  These 2 things are the most important reasons why you need a good loan officer to work with and a good REALTOR to work through these issues along with a good real estate attorney.  Do not cut corners with such a big investment.

Here are the communities this week that sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-52                                                                 Batavia-10                                                 Bolingbrook-23

Geneva-11                                                                Naperville-39                                              Oswego-10

Plainfield-46                                                             St Charles/Campton Hills-23                      Yorkville-10

Short sales accepted by seller’s were half of what they were the week before.  2 this week compared to 4 the week before.  1 each in Aurora and Geneva.  Now they will get submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Sellers’ accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home before purchasing.  8 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 11 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by seller’s that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home before purchasing. 2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 6 with 48 hours.

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Fox Valley market update July 20 2019.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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Fox Valley market update July 13 2019-Satellite view

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