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2021 market update week 1

2021 market update week 1.  It is the first full week of 2021.  New listings of single family homes almost doubled this week.  136 this week compared to 73 the week before.  Now that we are past the holidays things should get rolling along.

Closed single family homes this week were slightly down.  167 this week compared to 178 the week before.  Not too bad for the first week of the year.  Last week buyers were trying to get closed before the end of the year.

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

Aurora-New 10 $145,000-$399,900

            Closed-25 $115,000-$565,000

Batavia-New 2 $349,000-$479,900

             Closed-12 $279,000-$525,000

Bolingbrook-New 2 $247,300-$269,900

                    Closed-17 $185,000-$420,000

Geneva-New 6 $174,900-$449,900

              Closed-10 $130,107-$1,050,000

Naperville-New 39 $349,900-$10,500,000

                 Closed-15 $265,000-$900,000

Oswego-New 12 $289,900-$550,000

               Closed-$230,000-$422,400

Plainfield-New 25 $250,000-$699,900

                Closed-18 $260,000-$528,317

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                 New-6 $315,000-$1,190,000

                 Closed-13 $240,000-$565,000

Yorkville-New 4 $275,000-$699,900

              Closed-10 $185,000-$575,000

I highlighted the communities with the most activity.  You should be able to click on the photo to see all the communities with activity this week. 

If you know you will be purchasing a home for a short time period you might want to stick to the communities that constantly have more activity.  It all depends on the price range and what you are looking for.

Contracts accepted this week

This first week of 2021 saw buyers back out there again ready to write offers.  Sellers accepted 159 contacts this week compared to 120 the week before.

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Look at the communities sellers accepted the most contracts this week;

Aurora-17                               Bolingbrook-12

Geneva-13                             Naperville-23

Plainfield-13                           St Charles/Campton Hills-21

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

Resources that might help you

Always check with your loan officer to see what offers they have to help, but these are also worth your time to check.

If there is any other information that you are looking for just let me know  I would be happy to point you in the right direction.

Do you need recommendations for loan officers, real estate attorneys or home inspectors?  We can recommend a few that we have successfully worked with in in the past.

Contact us

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

Thinking about selling your home this year?  Request a home valuation and give us a little information about your home.  What updates you have recently completed and when you would like to get your home on the market.  We will 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 this year you will need to get some things together and contact a loan officer to get prequalified.  2 years of tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, car payment information, credit card information and any other monthly expenses. Keep them in a folder.  You will need to probably send this information again once you apply for a loan when you find a home.  You will be given a letter from your loan officer showing the type of loan and price that you qualify for.  We will need to send this with an offer when you find a home.

2021 market update week 1.  Have a great week!

2021 market update week 1Kristine 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 week 53

Market update Fox Valley week 53.  Yes week 53.  When a leap year and the first day of the year is a Wednesday we have 53 weeks in the year according to timeanddate.com.   Most of the business days this week were in 2020.

New listings of single family homes were up this week.  73 this week compared to 63 the week before.  Not too bad for in between 2 holidays.

Closed listings this week of single family homes were also slightly up.  178 this week compared to 163 the week before.

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

Aurora-New 11 $124,900-$325,000

            Closed-31 $138,000-$620,000

Bolingbrook-New 6 $195,000-$364,000

                     Closed-11 $199,000-$560,000

Naperville-New 8 $272,900-$879,000

                 Closed-28 $265,000-$3,400,000

Plainfield-New 13 $194,888-$464,900

                Closed-27 $165,000-$549,999

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 6 $332,500-$1,275,000

                Closed-14 $191,000-$775,000

These are the communities that perform higher than most week after week throughout the year.

Contracts accepted this week

We saw a very nice increase in contracts accepted this week by sellers.  120 this week compared to 93 the week before.

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Buyers did not sit on the sidelines between the holidays.  2021 is expected to be more of the same as 2020.  We are hoping for more inventory so buyers have more to choose from.

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

Aurora-25                             Naperville-24

Plainfield-14                         St Charles/Campton Hills-10

1 short sale was accepted by a seller this week.  It was in Bolingbrook.  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. 2 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 buyers selling and closing on their current home.  1 with a kick-out clause of 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

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

2020

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

December                 513        971                 783

Totals                   12343   11869             14146

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

December                496       638                 497

Totals                  15129   10250            11847

2018

January                   808       489                 606

February               1040       444                 856

March                   1549       907              1564

April                     1515       836              1278

May                      1569    1066               1344

June                      1828    1720               1474

July                       1318      994                1061

August                  1294    1032                  989

September            1479    1093               1078

October                1042      712                  748

November               729      739                  653

December               665      762                  602

Totals                 14836  10794             12253

Of the 3 years 2020 was the best for closed listings of single family homes.  Closed listings is the most important column to look at because these are actual numbers. 

New listing and contracts accepted both can end up listed more than once.  Sometimes agents after a couple months add them as a new listing again.  Lately not too many properties stay on the market that long though.  Listings of homes that seller accepts a contract sometimes do not make it past the home inspection and attorney review period.

Even though new listings might of been counted more than once, 2020 had the least amount of new listings with the most closed homes.  That is why prices are rising the way they are.  Inventory is severely low.

2020 also saw the most contracts accepted.  Buyers are ready to go.  They are not afraid to write the offer.  They know they are up against multiple offers so they are writing their best offer right away.

The lowest month for closed listing in 2020 was 529 in February and it was higher than the lowest month in the previous 2 years.

2018 saw the highest amount of closed listings in June and it was highest of the 3 years.  August was the highest amount of closed in 2019 but it was below the highest month of 2020 that was in September.  Most years you see the highest amount during the summer months and before school starts.  This year with e-learning you can see that the market was extended until October

Contact us

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

Thinking about selling in 2021?  Request a home valuation so we can 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 your home.  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 wanting to buy a home in 2021 you need to get some items together and contact a loan officer. They will want a couple of years of tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, credit card information, car payments and any other monthly payments you have.  Once they go over your credit information they will give you a letter that shows you what type of loan will work out best for you and what price.  This letter will go with an offer when you find a home.  It needs to be updated if it is older than 30 days.

Check out some great resources that might help you:

If you are looking for any other information let us know and we will point you in the right direction.  We can make recommendations for loan officers, real estate attorneys and home inspectors we have successfully worked with in the past.

Market update Fox Valley week 53.  Happy New Year!  Have a great week.

Market update Fox Valley week 53Kristine 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 week 51

Market update Fox Valley week 51.  New listings this week were down almost 32%.  100 new listings of single family homes this week compared to 147 the week before.  Sellers are waiting to get through the holiday at this point.  Next couple of weeks it should improve.

Closed listings were consistent with the week before.  242 closed single family homes this week compared to 241 the week before.  Next week is the last week of the month and year so there should be an increase then.

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

Aurora-New 13 $179,000-$350,000

            Closed-34 $108,500-$675,000

Bolingbrook-New 6 $245,000-$509,900

                    Closed-10 $165,000-$429,000

Naperville-New 15 $395,000-$1,195,000

                 Closed-48 $140,000-$2,900,000

Oswego-New 3 $345,000-$450,000

              Closed-10 $235,000-$498,000

Plainfield-New 13 $235,000-$554,000

                Closed-28 $230,000-$550,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                 New-3 $414,900-$995,000

                 Closed-23 $196,500-$760,000

Yorkville-New 15 $268,490-$345,000

              Closed-13 $217,000-$705,001

Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week by sellers was pretty consistent.  189 single family homes accepted this week compared to 194 the week before.  Definitely some excited buyers and sellers right before Christmas!  Finding a home or getting a contract on your home is the first step to reaching your goal.

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

Aurora-27                                 Naperville-27

Oswego-12                                Plainfield-25

St Charles/Campton Hills-17     West Chicago-10

2 short sales were accepted by sellers this week.  1 each in Naperville and Sugar Grove.  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.  4 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 9 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.  Only one this week with a kick-out clause of 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       1116             1159

November                  567          985               699

December                  377          630               570

Totals                    12207      11528          13933

Closed listings of single family homes is the most important column to look at.  This is actual numbers.  September was the best month so far this year followed by July then August.

New listing numbers you can’t count on because some of them were canceled and relisted.  The same for contracts accepted. Some of them did not make it through the home inspection and attorney review period for many different reasons and were put back on the market and then get a contract again.

It continues to be a sellers market.  Low inventory is causing prices to go up and we are seeing multiple offers continue with so many buyers still trying to find a home.

Next week is the last week of the year.  We will compare this year to 2019 and 2018 so you can see how this year compares to the previous 2 years.

Contact us

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

If you are thinking about selling your home request a home valuation so we can 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 and what you might walk away with at closing.  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 in 2021?  You need to contact a loan officer to get prequalified first.  Get 2 years of tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, credit card payments, car payments and any other payments you make monthly together and get them to a loan officer so you can see what price range and what type of loan will work out best for you.  They will provide you with a letter that shows what you qualify for and that will go with an offer when you find the right home.  Sellers want to know that you qualify for their home before they will consider your offer.

Check out some great resources:

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

Market update Fox Valley week 51.  Have a great week and Merry Christmas!

Market update Fox Valley week 51Kristine 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 week 46

Market update Fox Valley week 46Market update Fox Valley week 46.  New listings of single family homes are down 12.64%.  152 this week compared to 174 the week before.  We are definitely not listing enough homes to meet the demand of buyers.

Closed listings of single family homes are also down by 30.18%.  199 this week compared to 285 the week before.  Closings in the beginning of the month are 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 20 $139,900-$389,000

            Closed-25 $80,.000-$450,000

Batavia-New 3 $239,000-$335,000

             Closed-10 $212,000-$435,000

Bolingbrook-New 11 $229,900-$414,900

                     Closed-7 $205,000-$576,000

Montgomery-New 4 $188,900-$389,000

                     Closed-10 $197,950-$339,000

Naperville-New 25 $275,000-$849,900

                 Closed-33 $247,000-$1,480,000

Oswego-New 6 $239,900-$525,000

              Closed-12 $210,000-$437,500

Plainfield-New 22 $169,000-$569,000

               Closed-24 $190,500-$537,500

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New-13 $229,000-$789.800

               Closed-14 $190,000-$667,449

Contracts accepted this week

Market update Fox Valley week 46-Contracts accepted this weekContracts accepted this week on single family homes were very consistent.  239 this week compared to 233 the week before.  Even though there were less listings this week buyers were still finding a home.  They fought for them with multiple offers in a lot of cases.

Look at the communities sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-45                             Bolingbrook-20

Naperville-26                        Oswego-17

Plainfield-28                         St Charles/Campton Hills-18

Yorkville-10

Only 1 short sale was accepted by a seller this week.  It was in Plano.  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, 14 with 48 hours and 4 with 24 hours.

Also, sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  1 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

2020 market update 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     1116              1159

November                  326        484                472

Totals                     11589   10397           13136

September is the best month so far this year for closed single family homes.  This is the only column with actual numbers you can count on.

New listings can be relisted as new.  Some agents do this so it does not look like it has been on the market very long.

Contract accepted may not end up closing because of home inspection issues or attorney review items could not be satisfactory negotiated.  They might be reactivated and then go contract pending again.  So you can’t count on these numbers.

At the end of each month I will compare to 2019 and 2018 so you can get an idea of how this year is going compared to those years.

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.

Request a home valuation if you are thinking about selling your home.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that gives you an estimate of the 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.

Are you thinking about buying a home?  You need to get your tax returns, check stubs, bank statements and any monthly payments like car payments together and contact a loan officer so they can prequalify you.  They will provide you with a letter that shows what price and what type of loan you qualify for.  When you find a home this will go with an offer so you can show the seller you do qualify for their home.

Check out some great resources:

Also check with your lender for any special programs they have.  You might be able to combine down payment assistance with some of their programs.

Homes are selling like hotcakes so if you are thinking about selling now is a great time!

Check back with us every Saturday for the market update.  Call us in-between with any questions or if you see something you would like to take a look at.

Market update Fox Valley week 46.  Have a great week!

Market update Fox Valley week 46Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

Best Homes Fox Valley-Search for a home today!

200 Webster St

Montgomery, IL 60538

630-503-6555 ext 101