Market update Fox Valley week 48

Market update Fox Valley week 48.  New listings of single family homes are down 39.34%.  91 this week compared to 150 the week before.  It is a holiday week so that makes it tough.  This week we should bounce back.

Market update Fox Valley week 48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed listings of single family homes were also down 37.34%.  193 this week compared to 308 the week before.  When a holiday is at the end of the month closings either get moved up or pushed back.

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

Aurora-New 14 $114,900-$449,995

            Closed-27 $60,000-$663,000

Bolingbrook-New 5 $209,900-$345,000

                     Closed-16 $140,000-$359,000

Naperville-New 12 $384,900-$1,325,000

                 Closed-25 $330,000-$760,000

Oswego-New 3 $234,000-$435,000

              Closed-13 $252,000-$575,000

Plainfield-New 14 $185,000-$849,900

                Closed-18 $208,000-$790,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 9 $224,900-$899,000

                Closed-19 $138,000-$775,000

Yorkville-New 2 $359,990-$369,000

              Closed-12 $239,900-$495,000

Contracts accepted this week

Market update Fox Vallley week 48-Contracts accepted this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts accepted on single family homes are down by 13.22%.  197 this week compared to 227 the week before.  That is not too bad for a holiday week!

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

Aurora 29                                   Bolingbrook-22

Naperville-35                              Plainfield-23

St Charles/Campton Hills-17

Only 1 short sale was accepted this week by a seller.  It was in Naperville.  Now it 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.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Also, sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

2020 by the month and a look back at 2019 and 2018

Month                         New     Closed     Contracts accepted

January                    1105        566               858

February                  1267        529             1024

March                      1186        707             1079

April                           648        786               775

May                         1352      1010             1444

June                         1232        908             1534

July                          1417      1453             1852

August                     1037      1335             1436

September               1176      1503             1503

October                     843       1116             1159

November                 567          985               699

Totals                   11830      10898          13363

2019

January                    878           407              568

February                1032           463              832

March                    1731           915            1375

April                      1594           792            1307

May                       1645           995            1280

June                       1643        1253            1218

July                        1423        1008            1090

August                   1585        1330            1196

September             1164          765               869

October                 1041          738               776

November                897          946               839

Totals                   14633       9612           11350

2018

January                   808           489               606

February               1040           444               856

March                   1549           907            1564

April                     1515           836            1278

May                      1645           995            1280

June                     1828         1720            1474

July                      1318           994            1061

August                 1294         1032              989

September           1479         1093            1078

October               1042           712               748

November             729            739               653

Totals                14247         9961          11587

Closed is the most important column to look at.  These are actual numbers and 2020 is doing the best so far comparing to 2019 and 2018.

New listings for 2020 is way behind 2019 and 2018 but these numbers are not accurate.  Some of these have been relisted as new even though they have been on the market.  New construction has helped buyers that are looking and just can’t find anything.  Homeowners don’t realize how many buyers are out there looking.  They think because of the pandemic that housing isn’t moving.  We are still getting multiple offers on homes.  Inventory of homes for sale has been severely low for a few years causing pricing to really go up this year but interest rates are fantastic.

Contracts accepted numbers are also not accurate.  Some of these contracts do not make it through the home inspection and attorney review period.  They go back on the market and then get another contract.   Buyers in this market know they have to be ready to write a contract or they will lose out on a home.

Check back with us every Saturday for the market update Fox Valley.  At the end of each month we will compare to 2019 and 2018.

Contact us

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

Buyers are looking for a home that is ready to move into. If you are thinking about selling make sure you pack everything away.  Fresh paint does wonders.  Make sure your home is sparkling clean or they will just move onto the next home.  Request a home valuation so we can show you what it is worth in today’s market.  I will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of the expenses of selling a home.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

Are you thinking about buying a home?  Get a couple of years tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements and any monthly loans or credit cards you have together.  Contact a loan officer and get prequalified.  They will provide you with a letter showing the type of loan and what price would work out best for you.  This will go with an offer when you find a home so you can show the owner that you do qualify to buy their home.  Need a recommendation?  Let us know and I will provide you with a few that we have successfully worked with and you can decide who you want to work with.

Check out some great resources:

Let us know if there is any other information you are looking for.  We will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Market update Fox Valley week 48.  I hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving.  Have a great week!

Market update Fox Valley week 45

Market update Fox Valley week 45Market update Fox Valley week 45.  New listings of single family homes were down almost 8%.  174 this week compared to 189 the week before.  Hopefully next week this will improve.  Buyers are still waiting for homes to come on the market.  Competition is very low right now so this is the perfect time to sell.

Closed listing of single family homes were also down just under 7%.  285 this week compared to 306 the week before.  This is the first week of the month so that is to be expected.  Most buyers want to close at the end of the month.

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

Aurora-New 19 $129,900-$525,000

            Closed-$45 $120,000-$565,000

Bolingbrook-New 10 $169,900-$425,000

                     Closed-22 $31,000-$950,000

Geneva-New 8 $289,000-$695,000

             Closed-11 $262,000-$625,000

Montgomery-New 7 $159,900-$399,000

                      Closed-14 $166,500-$345,065

Naperville-New 39 $235,000-$1,500,000

                 Closed-46 $236,000-$1,090,000

Oswego-New 11 $219,990-$1,799,000

              Closed-12 $205,000-$435,000

Plainfield-New 21 $169,900-$549,999

                Closed-35 $242,000-$645,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 11 $245,000-$642,700

                Closed-23 $188,000-$985,000

Yorkville-New 8 $239,000-$399,900

              Closed-14 $164,900-$435,000

Contracts accepted this week

Market update Fox Valley week 45-Contracts accepted this weekContracts accepted this week were also down this week just under 13%.  233 this week compared to 267 the week before.  Extremely low inventory and now this week going even lower does not help.  Buyers are putting in offers and having to deal with multiple offer situations.  Increasing prices also does not help.  With such low inventory prices have been going up higher and higher.  We are even having a hard time coming up with comparables for the increase in prices.

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

Aurora-38                                    Bolingbrook-15

Montgomery-10                           Naperville-33

Oswego-15                                   Plainfield-23

St Charles/Campton Hills-20        Sycamore-10

2 short sales were accepted by sellers this week.  1 each in Montgomery and Waterman.  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.  9 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 7 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

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

2020 by the month

Month                         New     Closed     Contracts accepted

January                    1105        566               858

February                  1267        529             1024

March                      1186        707             1079

April                           648        786               775

May                          1352     1010             1444

June                          1232       908             1534

July                           1417     1453             1852

August                      1037      1335             1436

September                1176      1503             1503

October                      843      1106             1159

November                  174         285               233

Totals                     11437    10198          12897

July was the best month for new listings.  September was the best month for closed listings.  July was also the best month for contracts accepted.

Closed listings is the one to really look at.  This is actual numbers.  They definitely closed.  New listings sometimes get relisted as new even though they are not new to the market.  The same for contracts accepted. The might get accepted and don’t go through to closing and go back on the market.

July used to be a very slow month when most people were gone on vacation.  This year because of the pandemic July was very busy.  Some people do not realize how active the housing market has been throughout this year.

Check back with us every Saturday for a market update Fox Valley.  At the end of each month I compare to the previous 2 years so you have something to compare this year to.

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 goal.

Even with the pandemic it is a great time to sell.  Buyers are out there waiting for something to come on the market to see.  Request a home valuation and we will let you know what your home is worth in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of expenses to sell.  This will be update when an offer comes in and we know all the terms so you can make a good decision.

Thinking about buying a home?  You need to contact a loan officer first to see what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you.  They will give you a letter showing what you qualify for and it will go with an offer when you find a home.  It can’t be older than 30 days or you will need to have the loan officer update it.

Check out some great resources:

Let us know what questions you have or what kind of information you are looking for so we can direct you to it.

Market update Fox Valley week 45.  Have a great week!

Market update Fox Valley week 45Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555 ext 101

Market update Fox Valley-February 29 2020

Market update Fox Valley-February 29 2020
Single Family Homes

New listings are slightly down this week.  309 this week of single family homes compared to 318 the week before.  Not too bad but it is going in the wrong direction.  We need new listings.  Spring market is here so get your property market ready and let’s get it on the market.

Closed listings are up 87% from the week before.  208 closed listings of single family homes compared to 111 the week before.  It is the end of the month.  This is a dramatic way to show you the difference.  Buyers want to close at the end of the month so they bring less interest to closing.  They want to come into closing with the least amount of money to close.

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

Aurora-New 28 $100,000-$574,900

            Closed-31 $80,000-$398,000

Batavia-New 14 $230,000-$729,900

             Closed-10 $219,900-$628,424

Bolingbrook-New 19 $199,000-$789,000

                     Closed-25 $97,500-$412,500

Geneva-New 10 $235,000-$1,120,000

Naperville-New 73 $289,000-$1,899,000

                 Closed-28 $272,000-$1,399,888

Oswego-New 23 $184,900-$449,900

              Closed-15 $192,000-$375,000

Plainfield-New 29 $210,000-$549,900

                Closed-27 $139,650-$455,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 28 $199,900-$1,150,000

                Closed-20 $67,500-$689,653

Yorkville-New 20 $200,000-$614,900

              Closed-10 $169,050-$446,500

Contracts accepted this week

Market update Fox Valley-February 29 2020-Contracts accepted this week
Single Family Homes

Contracts accepted this week were up just under 10%.  303 accepted single family homes this week compared to 276 the week before.  This is good news and if the new listings of single family homes continue to come on the market this will continue to go up.  We still are dealing with an inventory problem.  There is not enough homes on the market for the buyers that are wanting to find a home.

Look at the communities that sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-42                             Bolingbrook-18

Geneva-16                            Montgomery-21

Naperville-48                        Oswego-15

Plainfield-47                         St Charles/Campton Hills-22

Yorkville-17

5 short sales were accepted this week by sellers. 2 in Plainfield and 1 each in Elburn, Winfield and 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 buyer closing on their current home. 9 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 9 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Also sellers accepted contracts this week that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 5 with 48 hours and 2 with 24 hours.

2020 activity by the month and look back at 2019 and 2018

Month                        New     Closed      Contracts accepted

January                    1105       566               858

February                  1267       529             1024

Now take a look back to 2019

January                     878        407               568

February                 1032        463               832

Take a look at 2018

January                     808        489               606

February                 1040        444               856

We are headed in the right direction.

Contact us

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

Spring is here already so don’t wait to put your home on the market.  You don’t want to miss the busiest time of the year.  Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you the estimated expenses to sell so you will have an idea of what kind of equity you have to work with.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms so you will be able to make a good decision.

Thinking about buying a home this year?  After you have talked to a loan officer and pre-qualifed let us know the price range and type of loan that will work out best for you and we will help you find the home that meets your goals.  Let us know the vision of the home that you are looking for and what towns you would like to look.  You need to be ready to go when a listing comes up so you don’t miss out.

Check out some great resources:

Let us know if there is other information you are looking for.  We are happy to point you in the right direction.  If you need recommendations for real estate attorneys or home inspectors once you find a home or you get a contract accepted on your home we can give you a few to contact so you can make the decision who to work with.

Market update Fox Valley-February 29 2020.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555 ext 101

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12-28-19 Market Update Fox Valley

12 28 19 Market Update Fox Valley

12-28-19 market update Fox Valley.  We had a holiday right in the middle of the week so numbers are way off this week.  New listings of single family homes were about half of what they were.  58 this week compared to 129 the week before.  Next week we have New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the middle of the week again so we will start off the New Year the same way. Also the last 3 days of this year will be included next week because we go Saturday to Saturday.

Closed listings were also about half of what they were.  106 this week compared to 208 the week before.  It would be tough to do the holiday and move at the same time.

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

Aurora-New 7 $80,000-$260,000

            Closed-15 $79,500-$305,000

Naperville-New 9 $285,000-$669,000

                 Closed-16 $310,000-$970,000

Plainfield-New 10 $229,000-$525,500

                Closed-13 $185,000-$377,130

Contracts accepted this week

12 28 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were not too bad for a holiday week.  98 this week compared to 117 the week before.  Happy Buyers and Sellers that found a home or received a contract on their home.  What a great present!

Look at the communities with the most contracts accepted:

Aurora-14              Naperville-15           Plainfield-15

2 short sales accepted by Sellers this week. 1 each in Elburn and Winfield.  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.  2 with a kick-out clause of 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Also Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the Buyer selling and closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.  Both identical.  Out of 98 accepted only 6 contingent on a closing or sale and closing.  Sellers still have confidence that will happen.  Even in the slower months things are still happening for the ones that are priced right.

2019 by the month

Month                    New        Closed       Contract 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           679            727                    656

December           496            661                    497

Total              15.488      10,763              12,287

May was the biggest month for new listings this year.  August for closings and May for contracts accepted.  You can see when the new listings go up so does everything else.  The school year cycle is still the busiest.  Activity happens year round.  Some of the new listings get relisted and some of the contracts accepted come back on the market for various reasons and go contract accepted again.  Closed listings is the only  one that you can count on.

Contact us

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

Anytime of the year is the right time to sell if it is priced right.  You might want to beat the Spring rush so you don’t have so much competition to sell.

Calling a loan officer is your first step if you are thinking about buying in 2020.  You need to find out what type of loan will work out best for your situation and what price range will work out best for you.  They will give you letter stating what you qualify for that will go with an offer when you find the right home.  It will need to be updated if it is older than 30 days.

Check our some great resources:

Some lenders also offer special programs and assistance so also check with them.

12-28-19 market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week and have a Happy and safe New Year!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555

besthomesfv@gmail.com

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12 21 19 Market update Fox Valley

12 21 19 Market Update Fox Valley

12 21 19 market update Fox Valley.  New listings of single family homes was just slightly lower this week. 129 this week compared to 136 the week before.  We are only days away from the holiday so hopefully they will pick up in the next couple of weeks.  Buyers are still out there looking.  Start the New Year out getting your home on the market.

Closed listings of single family homes was up by 26 homes.  208 homes closed this week compared to 182 the week before.  We are getting close to the end of the month when most buyers want to close.  These closings were people that wanted to move in their new home before Christmas.  What a great present!

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

Aurora-New 19 $50,000-$500,000

            Closed-35 $70,000-$412,500

Bolingbrook-New 11 $149,900-$415,000

                     Closed-13 $116,000-$350,000

Geneva-New 15 $335,000-$1,200,000

             Closed-6 $194,000-$579,200

Naperville-New 20 $224,900-$1,200,000

                 Closed-44 $253,500-$1,222,500

Oswego-New 10 $185,000-$1,199,000

              Closed-14 $170,000-$770,000

Plainfield-New 18 $215,000-$449,000

                Closed-21 $162,000-$535,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 5 $209,900-$1,095,000

                Closed-11 $179,000-$572,500

Contracts accepted this week

12 21 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted on single family homes was significantly down this week.  117 this week compared to 155 the week before.  Inventory of homes for sale is way down right now and we are so close to the holiday.  Weather definitely is not factor.  It is cold but no snow or ice to worry about and the temperatures are rising into this next week.

Communities with the most contracts accepted this week:

Aurora-21                Naperville-18

Plainfield-12

These communities are consistently  very active every week.

Only 3 homes received contracts on short sales this week.  1 each in Aurora, Bolingbrook and Yorkville.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.  These take a special buyer that can wait.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 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.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 3 with 48 hours.

2019 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

November          679           727                    656

December          438           532                    399

Total             15,430     10,634              12,189

Closed are the most important numbers. 

Some of the New listings get canceled and relisted so the number of days on market are lower.  This number does not reflect actual new listings.  They might be counted more than once so don’t think that many listings have come on the market and have not sold.

Not all contracts that get accepted close.  Some of them might not make it through attorney review or the home inspection.  This is when it is very important to have a good REALTOR® and real estate attorney that will negotiate issues.  Some issues turn up that are not able to be resolved in a timely manner but other times it is the buyer not understanding the process and thinking anything that shows up on the home inspection should be fixed.  A lot of times those are items the home inspector is wanting them to pay attention to that are routine maintenance.  These numbers might have been counted more than once on the same home.  They might of accepted an offer and it was canceled then back on the market and contract accepted again.

It is interesting to see the numbers.  Activity happens year round.

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If you are thinking about buying a home your first step is to call a loan officer to get pre-qualified so you know the type of loan and the price range that will work out best for you.

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Also talk to your lender to see if they offer assistance.  Sometimes they have a better deal or can combine assistance.

12 21 19 market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week.  Happy Holidays!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

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12 14 19 Market Update Fox Valley

12 14 19 Market Update Fox Valley

12 14 19 market update Fox Valley.  New listings were significantly down this week.  136 new listings of single family homes compared to 173 the week before.  Buyers looking to get an offer excepted before the holiday have limited new listing choices this week.

Closed listings of single family homes were significantly up this week.  182 this week compared to 142 the week before.  We are getting closer to the end of the month so this is to be expected.  Both buyer and seller can get in and get settled before the holiday.

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

Aurora-New 19 $114,900-$515,000

            Closed-29 $60,000-$459,000

Bolingbrook-New 9 $220,000-$499,900

                    Closed-17 $147,500-$375,000

Geneva-New 5 $324,900-$632,000

            Closed-10 $326,000-$610,000

Naperville-New 35 $254,900-$3,990,000

                 Closed-28 $275,000-$1,400,000

Plainfield-New 13 $190.000-$398,735

               Closed-29 $176,400-$500,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

              New-10 $200,000-$780,000

             Closed-9 $193,000-$750,000

West Chicago-New 10 $189,000-$465,000

                      Closed-2 $220,000-$335,000

Do you see the price range that you are looking in on this list or in the picture above?  Some buyers are waiting a long time for homes to come on the market that are below the $200,000 price.  If you are looking above that price you have more to choose from.

Contracts accepted this week

12 14 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes was way up this week.  155 this week compared to 127 the week before.  I think it is important to keep track of when contracts are getting accepted.  It gives you an idea of how the market is doing.  Buyers are still out there trying to find a home and ready to act when they find it.  Price, location and condition is still when all of these are in line a home will sell.

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

Aurora-27                   Bolingbrook-17

Napervillle-26             Plainfield-19

9 short sales were accepted by sellers this week.  2 in Plainfield and 1 each in Aurora, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, St Charles/Campton Hills, West Chicago and Yorkville.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept.

Sellers excepted contracts 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 1 with 24 hours.

Contingent contracts were also accepted by sellers that the buyer still needs to sell and close on their current home.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 1 with 48 hours and also 1 with 24 hours.

2019 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

November        679            727                    656

December        309            524                    282

Total           15,301      10,426              12,072

New listings sometimes get canceled and relisted so the days on market are lower.  Not all contracts that get accepted close.  Sometimes issues come up that can’t get resolved the way buyers and sellers can agree too.  That does not necessarily mean there is a big problem with the home.   This is where you need a good REALTOR®  and real estate attorney to negotiate the issues that come up.

You can see that activity happens throughout the year.  Some months are busier than others.  If you are thinking about selling you can decide if you want sell when there is the most listings available or when there is not as much competition. 

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Call us at 630-503-6555.  Your goal is our goal.  We will do everything we can to reach your goals.  Do you have real estate questions?  

Let us update the current value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that gives you an estimate of the expenses to sell so you can decide if now is a good time for you.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms.

Thinking about buying a home?  Your first step is to get pre-qualified with a loan officer to see what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you.  We can make some recommendations just ask.

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Whether you have kids in school it is still good to buy a home in a good school district.  When you go to sell you will be happy you did.

12 14 19 Market update Fox Valley. Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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12 7 19 Market Update Fox Valley

12 7 19 Market Update Fox Valley

 

12 7 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Active Kane County
Active Kane County
12 7 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Active Kendall County
Active Kendall County

12 7 19 market update Fox Valley.  New listings of single family homes were significantly up this week. 173 this week compared to 100 the week before.  We are in the first week of December and had a full week.  Last week was a holiday week and short a couple of business days.  That really has an impact on activity.  Above we have pictures you should be able to click on to make larger.  The first ones shows the activity for the week.  The next 2 show the active listings of single family homes in Kane and Kendall Counties. It is broken down so you can see how many homes are available in each price range.  Both of those show that the price range $250,000-$299,999 have the most homes.  If that is not your price range you can see the amount of homes to see are more limited.

Closed single family homes this week were slightly down.  142 this week compared to 154 the week before.  It is the beginning of the month.  Most buyers prefer to close closer to the end of the month.

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

Aurora-New 23 $123,900-$469,000

            Closed-25$95,500-$1,472,540

Bolingbrook-New 17 $159,000-$708,900

                    Closed-11 $162,000-$319,000

Naperville-New 34 $289,900-$2,399,000

                Closed-22 $223,000-$631,424

Plainfield-New 26 $215,000-$730,000

                Closed-18 $205,000-$415,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New-7 $275,000-$779,900

               Closed-13 $187,000-$700,000

Contracts accepted this week

12 7 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes were pretty consistent with the week before.  127 this week compared to 133 the week before.  These numbers are low though.  You have to go back to January to see these numbers.  There is still activity but nothing like Spring or Summer markets.  Now is the time pricing your home is most important.   If you are overpriced it will just sit there.

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

Aurora-24              Bolingbrook-12

Naperville-17         Plainfield-17

These are the communities that consistently do the most activity.  I am surprised St Charles is not one of them listed here.

There were 3 short sales accepted this week.  2 in Bolingbrook and 1 in Plainfield.  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.  2 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 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. 3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 2 with 48 hours.

2019 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

November       679             727                656

December       173             142                127

Totals        15,165        10,244          11,917

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 goal whether buying/selling a home.  Our office is very convenient just next door to the Village hall of Montgomery.

Thinking about selling your home?  Let us update the value of your home in today’s market 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 so you can make a good decision.

If you are thinking about buying a home your first step is to call a loan officer to get pre-qualified so you know what type of loan and price range that will work out best for you.  We can make some recommendations.

We can also recommend real estate attorneys and home inspectors.

Check out some great resources:

12 7 19 market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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11 30 19 Market Update Fox Valley

11 30 19 Market Update Fox Valley

11 30 19 Market update Fox Valley. Market was down this week significantly.  100 this week compared 166 the week before. It was a holiday week so we really only had 3 business days so this is to be expected.

Closings this week were also down significantly.  154 this week compared 224 the week before.  You can’t judge the market on this holiday week.  Even REALTORS® took some time off to travel or prepare for Thanksgiving.

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

Aurora-New 17 $139,900-$340,000

            Closed-30 $77,700-$550,000

Bolingbrook-New 6 $213,000-$425,000

                    Closed-13 $160,000-$350,000

Naperville-New 10 $300,000-$1,075,000

                 Closed-21 $225,000-$1,200,000

Oswego-New 7 $189,000-$545,000

              Closed-11 $197,000-$313,000

Plainfield-New 11 $200,000-$414,900

                Closed-21 $160,000-$512,156

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New $254,900-$675,000

                Closed-12 $185,000-$900,000

Yorkville-New 11 $217,000-$575,000

              Closed-3 $175,000-$249,000

Contracts accepted this week

11 30 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were also significantly down. 133 this week compared to 177 the week before.  Hopefully we will get back to normal this week.

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

Aurora-15                 Naperville-23

Plainfield-20             St Charles/Campton Hills-19

No short sales were accepted this week from sellers.

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

2019 by the month of activity

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       679              727                      656

Total           14,992        10,102                11,790

Some of those new listings are homes that have been relisted.  Not all listings that receive contracts close.  Some might have an inspection issue that can’t be negotiated to resolve or something might come up on the new title search that can’t be easily resolved.  You need a good REALTOR® and real estate attorney that can help get through some of these issues.

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 goal whether buying/selling your home.

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Some lenders also help out with costs.  You need to decide what helps out the most.

11 30 19 Market update Fox Valley.  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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11 23 19 Market Update Fox Valley

11 23 19 Market Update Fox Valley

11 23 19 Market update Fox Valley.  New listing this week were down.  166 this week compared to 193 the week before.  Not good for buyers that are still out looking.  Things are still active so I hope that most people that are thinking about selling are just waiting to get to the other side of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Closed listings were up this week.  224 this week compared to 173 the week before.  We are getting to the end of the month. when most buyers want to close.

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

Aurora-New 16 $114,900-$450,000

            Closed-39 $61,000-$410,000

Bolingbrook-New 12 $174,900-$449,954

                    Closed-20 $129,000-$355,000

Geneva-New 6 $239,900-$595,000

            Closed-10 $330,000-$1,100,000

Naperville-New 37 $235,000-$1,790,000

                Closed-33 $261,000-$1,225,000

Plainfield-New 29 $188,000-$599,900

               Closed-27 $165,000-$458.000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

               New-14 $225,000-$1,100,000

               Closed-New 21 $190,000-$900,000

Yorkville-New 8 $195,000-$349,000

              Closed-13 $232,000-$450,000

Contracts accepted this week

11 23 19 Market Update Fox Valley-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week were very consistent.  177 this week compared to 178 the week before.  We love consistency!  You can’t get more consistent than that.  Next week the numbers will be off because of the holiday.

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

Aurora-16        Batavia-10      Bolingbrook-14

Naperville-37   Oswego-10     Plainfield-20

St Charles/Campton Hills-10   West Chicago-11

Only 2 short sales accepted this week 1 each in Aurora and Bolingbrook.  Now they will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept contract price and terms.

Sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  7 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 3 with 48 hours and 3 with 24 hours.

Contracts were also accepted by sellers 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 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

November      579            573                     523

Total         14,892        9,948                11,657

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with all of your real estate questions.  Your goal is our goal.  We will guide you through the process whether buying/selling a home.

If you are thinking about selling we will be do a market analysis on your home to let you know what it is worth is today’s market.  Provide you with a net proceeds that shows you the expenses to sell your home.  This will be updated when an offer comes in and we know all the terms so you can make a good decision.

Thinking about buying a home?  Your first step is to get pre-qualifed with a loan officer so you know what type of loan and the price range that will work out best for you.

Check out some great resources:

11 23 19 Market update Fox Valley.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

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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.

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11 9 2019 market update Fox Valley.  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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