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-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-January 19 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-January 19 2019

Market update Fox Valley-January 19 2019. Happy Saturday!  Hope you had a great week. New listings this week were slightly down.  224 this week compared to 279 last week.    The weather this last week was not too bad so that was not a factor like it will be next week with the snow and colder temps we are getting this weekend.

Closed listings this week were slightly up. 115 closed homes this week compared to 101 last week.  These should increase as we get closer to the end of the month. January is not a fun month to move but if you find a home now and close in February or March you might have better weather.  You just never know how it will work out.  We really have had a mild winter so far.

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

Aurora-New 27 $134,900-$609,000                                           Closed-17 $80,000-$492,500

Geneva-New 12 $299,900-$795,000                                         Closed-5 $237,500-$410,000

Naperville-New 52 $299,900-$6,095,000                                   Closed-19 $210,000-$1,320,000

Plainfield-New 26 $199,000-$549,900                                       Closed-12 $155,500-$350,600

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 30 $239,900-$799,000             Closed-10 $219,000-$732,000

Yorkville-New 17 $209,900-$1,200,000                                     Closed-2 $300,000-$595,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-January 19 2019-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were up. 193 this week compared to 129 last week.  That is great news!  Buyers are still out there looking.  You do not have to wait for Spring market to sell your home.  If location, price and condition are just right it will sell.

Take a look at the communities Sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-30                          Bolingbrook-14                             Naperville-38

Oswego-12                       Plainfield-19                                  St Charles/Campton Hills-14

Short sales were slightly down this week.  5 this week compared to 8 last week.   1 each in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Geneva, Plainfield and West Chicago.   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 before purchasing.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 3 with 48 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent on the sale and closing of the Buyers current home before purchasing. 5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 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.  We just recently moved our office to 200 Webster St Montgomery, IL 60538. Stop in to see us!

Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether buying or selling your home.  We make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.  We will explain the process so you are comfortable.  Assist you with finding a loan officer, home inspector and real estate attorney.  You want a great team getting you to a successful closing.

Helpful things to checkout:

Market Update Fox Valley-January 19 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

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley

Market Update Fox Valley-January 12 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-January 12 2019. New listings are really starting to pick up.  279 new listings this week compared to 166 last week.  Buyers you now have more choices to choose from.  If you need to update your preapproval letter now is the time to do that.  It should be no older than 30 days.

Closing this week were pretty close to last week.  101 closings this week compared to 109 last week.  Last week some of them were ones that didn’t close by the end of December and had to carry over into the new month. The beginning of the month is usually slower with closings.  They should pick up as we get closer to the end of the month.  That is when most buyers want to close so they can bring less money to closing.

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

Aurora-New 38 $132,500-$499,000                                           Closed-12 $50,500-$359,900

Bolingbrook-New 13 $159,900-$395,000                                   Closed-10 $145,000-$402,000

Geneva-New 10 $195,000-$929,900                                         Closed-5 $205,000-$522,153

Naperville-New 65 $249,000-$1,225,000                                   Closed-17 $150,000-$1,260,000

Plainfield-New 42 $174,000-$725,000                                       Closed-10 $167,000-$475,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 27 $225,000-$1,200,000          Closed-8 $244,000-$625,000

Yorkville-New 16 $199,900-$499,900                                        Closed-2 $207,500-$365,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-January 12 2019-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were slightly up.  129 contracts accepted by Sellers this week compared to 114 last week.  Things are starting to pick back up after the holidays.  More inventory might get even more people out this week.  If you are thinking about selling now is a good time to beat the Spring rush where you will have more competition to sell.

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

Aurora-21                          Bolingbrook-15                       Naperville-20

Plainfield-18                      St Charles/Campton Hills-13

Accepted contracts for short sales doubled this week.  8 this week compared to 4 last week.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept as written.  These numbers are still very low and we hope they stay that way.  2 of those were properties in Aurora and 1 each in Batavia, Bolingbrook, Montgomery, North Aurora, St Charles/Campton Hills & West Chicago.

Sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the Buyer closing on their current home before purchasing.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 2 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.  1 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and also 1 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 with all of your real estate questions. 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 you the perfect fit for your needs.

Do you need to find a loan officer?  We can make some recommendations of ones we have successfully worked with so you can get preapproved.  The letter they provide you with will need to go with an offer when we find a home that you like.

Thinking about selling this year?  Contact us to update the value on your home in the current market and let you know what you need to do to get your home market ready.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that is an estimate of expenses to sell.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all of the terms so you can make an informed decision.

Things you might want to check out:

This market update is for Single Family homes only.  If you would like information on other types of properties let us know.  We would be happy to provide it to you.

Market update Fox Valley-January 12 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

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley-January 5 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-January 5 2019

Market Update Fox Valley-January 5 2019.  New listings this week more than doubled last week.  166 this week compared to 81 last week.  That is with another short week this week too. Holidays are over so it is time to get busy!  We have had a mild winter so far.  Today was absolutely gorgeous!  Sunny and 51 degrees.

Closed listings this week were also up.  109 this week compared to 99 last week.  Not bad for a short week and the beginning of the month.  They will increase as the month goes along.

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

Aurora-New 22 $104,000-$474,900                                           Closed-24 $91,798-$329,000

Bolingbrook-New $234,900-$385,000                                        Closed-8 $235,000-$355,000

Naperville-New 32 $289,995-$1,800,000                                   Closed-11 $290,000-$585,000

Oswego-New 10 $114,900-$539,900                                         Closed-3 $198,900-$335,000

Plainfield-New 17 $149,900-$495,000                                       Closed-17 $145,000-$360,150

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 14 $244,900-$959,000             Closed-11 $264,500-$500,000

Yorkville-New 12 $247,995-$595,000                                        Closed-3 $239,900-$263,750

Contracts Accepted this Week

Best Homes Fox Valley-January 5 2019-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were up slightly.  114 this week compared 89 last week.  Not bad for 2 short weeks in a row.  Buyers are still out there.  If a home is priced right for location and condition it will sell.

Take a look at the communities that had the most contracts accepted:

Aurora-21                           Bolingbrook-13

Naperville-11                      Plainfield-11

Short sales accepted by Sellers were slightly up.  4 this week compared to 0 the week before.The communities were 1 each in Montgomery, Naperville, Plainfield and West Chicago.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept contract as written.

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

Sellers also accepted contracts 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 3 with 48 hours.

Contact us

We recently moved our office.  We are now at 200 Webster St Montgomery, IL 60538.  You can call us at 630-503-6555 and ask for Jeffery Szymczak-Broker ext 104, Bobby Burson-Broker ext 105 or Kristine Heiman-Managing Broker ext 101.

We have been told that the next 3 years will be similar to this last year.  If 2019 is the year you would like to make a move we would love to help you. Our goal is to negotiate price and terms that are best whether buying or selling a home.  We will guide you through the process once a contract is written and accepted.

Your first step to purchasing is to contact a loan officer to get pre-qualified.  They will let you know the price range and type of loan that will work out best for you.

If you are going to sell your current home we will update the value in today’s market and provide you with an estimate of expenses.  This will be updated when a contract comes in and we know all the terms.

Things to check into:

Let us know what questions that you have.

Market Update Fox Valley-January 5 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

besthomesfv@gmail.com

Market Update Fox Valley-December 22 2018

Market update Fox Valley-December 22 2018. New listings were up this week.  134 this week compared to 119 last week.  Most communities saw lower new listings this week than normal.  Oswego new listings were higher than normal.

Closed listings this week were slightly higher.  167 this week compared to 152 last week.  This was the last full week of 2018.  Next week with the holiday there will only be 3 business days.  We will see if the the numbers go up next week with people trying to close before the end of the year.

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

Aurora-New 22 $60,000-$599,900                                             Closed-28 $91,035-$370,000

Bolingbrook-New 10 $174,900-$359,900                                   Closed-14 $119,000-$430,000

Naperville-New 8 $289,000-$759,000                                        Closed-17 $282,500-$1,178,029

Oswego-New 32 $249,900-$414,480                                         Closed-9 $200,000-$540,156

Plainfield-New 11 $174,900-$413,777                                        Closed-22 $179,101-$515,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 8 $310,000-$1,350,000             Closed-14 $152,900-$810,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

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

Contracts accepted this week were almost the same as last week.  121 this week compared to 126 last week.  People are still buying even throughout the holidays.  No it is not Spring market but things have not stopped completely.

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

Aurora-26                                  Naperville-19                              Plainfield-18

Short sales were down this week.  4 this week compared to 6 last week. We are so happy to see these numbers remain low.  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 closing of the Buyers current home. 2 with a kick-out clause of 48 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent of the sale and closing of the Buyers current home. 1 each with a kick-out clause of 48 hours and 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.  W make it our business to find the perfect fit for your needs.

If you are thinking 2019 is the year you would like to make a move we will update the current value on your home and provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of expenses to sell.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

Have you been thinking about buying a home?  Your first step is to contact a loan officer to get pre-qualified so you know the price range and what type of loan will work out best for you.  They will provide you with a letter showing what you qualify for that will go with an offer when you do find the right home.

Things to check out:

Market update Fox Valley-December 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

besthomesfv@gmail.com

 

Market Update Fox Valley-November 24 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-November 24 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-November 24 2018.  Fox Valley market for New Listings were way down this week.  90 this week compared to 199 last week.  It is a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday so the numbers are way off what they usually are.  Shopping for homes is put on the back burner while everyone is out looking for bargains for Christmas presents.

Closed homes is also way down this week.  122 this week compared to 204 last week.  Only 3 days this week to set up closings so the numbers are way down.  We have a full week next week and it is the last week of the month so these numbers will be higher next week.

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

Aurora-New 12 $119,900-$349,900                                                   Closed-25 $135,000-$460,000

Naperville-New 8 $259,900-$790,000                                               Closed-17 $229,900-$620,000

Plainfield-New 12 $195,000-$489,900                                              Closed-22 $199,000-$457,500

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-November 24 2018-Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week were also down.  137 this week compared to 171 last week.  Numbers were down but not too bad for such a short week.

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

Aurora-14                                         Bolingbrook-15                                          Naperville-13

Plainfield-18                                    St Charles/Campton Hills-14

Short sales continue to remain low.  2 contracts accepted by Sellers this week compared to 6 last week.  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 close of the Buyers current home before purchasing.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 7 with 48 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that are contingent on the sale and closing on the Buyers current home.  1 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 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.  We are here to answer all 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 can update the value of your home in the current market.  Provide you with a net proceeds so you can see the expenses of selling your home so you know where you are at.

If you are thinking about purchasing a home you will need to talk to a loan officer to get pre-qualified.  They will provide you with a letter that will go with an offer when you find a home.  This letter needs to be in the last 30 days or it will need to be updated.

Things you might want to look up:

Market Update Fox Valley-November 24 2018.  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  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-November 3 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-November 3 2018Market update Fox Valley-November 3 2018.  The market was slightly down this week.  219 this week compared to 223 last week.  I guess Halloween was not too much of a distraction.

Closed listing this week were significantly up.  262 this week compared to 192 last week.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were the last 3 days of the month.  Buyers like to close the end of the month so they bring less interest to closing.

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

Aurora-New 42 $75,000-$529,500                                                      Closed-52 $90,000-$523,000

Bolingbrook-New 16 $155,000-$389,900                                          Closed-24 $160,000-$381,500

Geneva-New  10 $265,000-$624,900                                                 Closed-7 $150,000-$651,000

Montgomery-New 5 $148,000-$289,222                                           Closed-13 $152,700-$320,000

Naperville-New 38 $200,000-$1,750,000                                           Closed-37 $181,500-$1,385,000

Oswego-New 12 $149,900-$389,900                                                  Closed-12 $125,000-$375,000

Plainfield-New 19 $178,500-$699,900                                                Closed-34 $160,000-$412,500

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 27 $130,000-$2,585,000                Closed-15 $175,000-$597,000

West Chicago-New 10 $115,000-$390,000                                        Closed-9 $153,000-$457,703

Yorkville-New 5 $229,990-$259,000                                                    Closed-10 $145,000-$314,600

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-November 3 2018-Contracts Accepted this WeekContracts accepted this week were down.  157 this week compared to 177 last week.  Price adjustments might need to be made to get more interest on existing homes.

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

Aurora-23                                  Bolingbrook-11                                           Naperville-20

Plainfield-27                             St Charles/Campton Hills-10

Short sales are still very low.  3 accepted this week compared to 6 last week.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept as written.

Sellers accepted contracts with a contingency of Buyers closing on their current home. 3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 6 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by Sellers that the Buyer still needs to sell and close on their current home. 3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 7 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 buying or selling a home.

If you are thinking about selling a home let us update the value in the current market and provide you with a net proceeds so you have an idea of expenses to sell.

Learn more from these links:

Thinking about buying?   You  will need to contact a loan officer to get qualified.  They will let you know the type of loan that is best and what price range you should stay in.  You will be provided with a letter that will go with an offer when you find a home.

The interest rate you are offered will be determined on your credit score. If you need to work on it they can help you to do the right things to bring it up.

Market update Fox Valley-November 3 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-October 20 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-October 20 2018Market update Fox Valley-October 20 2018.  New listings were pretty consistent with last week.  269 this week compared to 277 last week.  We love consistency!

Closed listings this week improved.  188 closed homes this week compared to 144 last week. They should improve more next week with 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 41 $89,600-$669,600                                                       Closed-24 $72,000-$365,000

Batavia-New 10 $204,900-$495,000                                                   Closed-3 $160,500-$950,000

Bolingbrook-New 13 $164,000-$429,000                                           Closed-20 $145,000-$384,000

Geneva-New 18 $229,900-$910,000                                                   Closed-8 $245,000-$745,000

Naperville-New 57 $229,900-$1,710,000                                           Closed-31 $230,000-$1,299,150

Oswego-New 7 $165,000-$399,900                                                    Closed-10 $169,900-$497,975

Plainfield-New 39 $150,000-$799,000                                                Closed-16 $150,000-$475,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 15 $98,000-$799,000                      Closed-14 $212,000-$755,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Contracts accepted this week by Seller’s were higher this week. 192 this week compared 172 last week. Happy to see more Buyer’s out this week looking and making decisions that are agreeable with Seller’s.

Take a look at the communities that Seller’s accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-35                                             Bolingbrook-22                                             Montgomery-11

Naperville-25                                       Plainfield-24                                                  St Charles/Campton Hills-11

Short sales this week stayed low. 4 this week compared to 2 last week. Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will accept contract as written.  This could take a while.

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, 7 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted with contingencies on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 with 48 hours and 2 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 buying or selling a home.

We can update the value of your home in the current market.  Provide you with a net proceeds so you can see the expenses and what you might walk away with at closing.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms the buyer is requesting.

If you are wanting to purchase a home you might want to take a look at the different types of loans and the process.  You will need to contact a loan officer and get pre-qualified.  They will provide you with a letter showing what you qualify for and what type of loan.  This will go with an offer when you find a home.  It needs to be no more than 30 days old or the loan officer will need to update it.

Are you a Veteran?  You might want to take a look at the requirements and process for getting a VA loan.

There are many programs out there with help with a down payment and/or closing costs.  Illinois and some communities offer down payment assistance.  Go to the website of the community you are looking at and see if the offer anything.  It doesn’t hurt to look.

You will want to keep an eye on interest rates. You never know when they might change.  Your credit score will determine what interest rate you are offered.

Market update Fox Valley-October 20 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-October 6 2018

Market Update Fox Valley-October 6 2018Market update Fox Valley-October 6 2018. New listings were slightly lower this week.  273 this week compared to 281 last week.  We are slowing down slightly but not extremely.  It is still a good time to sell your home.  This is a good time to get into a home before the holidays.

Closings this week were down.  188 this week compared to 258 last week.  This is to be expected with the beginning of the month.  It will increase as we head into 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 36 $80,000-$599,000                                                            Closed-29 $66,000-$460,000

Batavia-New 8 $209,000-$1,100,000                                                       Closed-10 $171,000-$570,000

Bolingbrook-New 24 $155,000-$625,000                                                Closed-12 $216,000-$375,000

Naperville-New 47 $190,000-$1,999,000                                                Closed-30 $190,000-$1,690,887

Oswego-New 24 $179,000-$1,200,000                                                   Closed-4 $221,600-$342,500

Plainfield-New 40 $199,000-$999,000                                                    Closed-25 $161,000-$1,100,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 21 $249,900-$2,995,000                    Closed-7 $160,000-$825,000

West Chicago-New $169,900-$435,000                                                  Closed-11 $174,000-$340,000

Yorkville-New 9 $148,900-$399,900                                                        Closed-$215,000-$595,000

Contracts Accepted this Week

Market Update Fox Valley-October 6 2018-Contracts Accepted this WeekContracts accepted this week were pretty consistent with last week.  207 this week compared to 211 last week.  Homes are still selling in the Fox Valley.  There is still time to sell before the end of the year.

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

Aurora-35                           Bolingbrook-13                                 Montgomery-12                             Naperville-36

Plainfield-26                      St Charles/Campton Hills-15          Yorkville-10 

Short sales were consistent with last week. 5 this week compared to 4 last week.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept contract as written.  This takes time to get a response from the lender.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyers home closing before purchasing.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 8 with 48 hours and 3 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by sellers that buyers still needs to sell their current home and close before purchasing.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 with 48 hours and 3 with 24 hours. 

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 and ask for 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 are here to answer any questions that you have. 

Are you thinking about selling a home?  We will update your homes value and provide you with a net proceeds so you have an idea of the expenses and what you might walk away with at closing.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

If you are thinking about purchasing, a good place to start is learning about the different types of loans and the process.  Especially if this is your first time buying or you haven’t purchased a home in a long time.  You will need to get pre-qualified with a loan officer.  They will provide you with a letter that states what you qualify for and that will be submitted with an offer when you do find a home. 

Veterans can learn about the requirements and process for getting a VA loan.  You will want to talk to your loan officer to make sure they do VA loans. 

Check out current interest rates.  You might want to keep an eye on them because they keep talking about them going up.

Down payment assistance is something everyone should look at.  You might just qualify for some help.  If you are a Veteran, Police officer or teacher you especially want to look. Illinois and some communities also offer assistance.  Look at the community website that you are looking in. 

Market update Fox Valley-October 6 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

besthomesfv@gmail.com