Fox Valley market update 1-18-2020

Fox Valley market update 1-18-2020
Single family homes

Fox Valley market update 1-18-2020.  New listings increased  13.3%.  247 this week compared to 218 the week before.  That is great news for buyers that continue to search for just the right home to purchase.  Choices are good!  You still might have to find the home with the right amount of space and make it into your own.

Closings this week were exactly the same.  108 this week and the last.  They should 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 22 $109,900-$539,900

            Closed-19 $70,007-$385,000

Bolingbrook-New 15 $164,900-$375,000

                     Closed-4 $159,000-$364,900

Geneva-New 16 $157,500-$899,900

             Closed-9 $110,000-$602,000

Naperville-New 51 $269,989-$1,695,000

                 Closed-22 $295,000-$1,130,013

Oswego-New 15 $243,000-$445,000

              Closed-2 $309,000-$365,000

Plainfield-New 38 $178,000-$830,000

                Closed-13 $184,000-$405,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New 22 $78,900-$1,700,000

                Closed-6 $175,000-$855,000

Yorkville-New 10 $229,000-$540,000

               Closed-3 $130,000-$292,990

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley market update 1-18-2020-Contracts accepted this week
Single family homes

Contracts accepted this week rose just over 9%. 174 this week compared to 159 the week before.  Buyers are looking for homes year round so don’t think this is not a good time to sell.  If the location, condition and price are right it will sell.  If you can’t update or change the condition the price might need to go down until the market shows you that you have finally hit the right spot.

Communities that sellers have accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-33                    Bolingbrook-15

Naperville-23               Plainfield-19

St Charles/Campton Hills-12

The MLS has combined St Charles and Campton Hills if you are wondering why we always combine them.  These are the communities in the Fox Valley that are consistently the most active.

Only 1 short sales was accepted this week.  It was in Bolingbrook.  Now it 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. 1 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 6 with 48 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, 2 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

2020 by the month

Month                    New       Closed       Contracts accepted

January                  603          334                 440

Not bad for only 2 1/2 weeks into the new year.  Activity happens no matter what time of year it is.  You might want to get your home on the market now so you have less competition then when Spring market hits.  If you are a buyer keep an eye on the new listings coming up and make sure your pre-approval letter is up to date.  No more than 30 days old.

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.

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

Are you looking to buy this year?  Make sure you contact a loan officer to get pre-approved so you are ready to go.  We will not show homes without it.  You don’t want to fall in love with a home that will not work for you.  You need to find out the price range and what type of loan that will work out best for you.  

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If you need recommendations for loan officers, real estate attorneys and home inspectors we will be happy to provide you with a few of each to consider.

Fox Valley market update 1-18-2020.  Have a great week!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

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Fox Valley Market Update 1-11-2020

Fox Valley Market Update 1-11-2020
Single Family Homes

Fox Valley market update 1-11-2020 of single family homes.  Our first full week of the new year picked up activity.  218 new listings of single family homes compared to 138 the week before.  We are happy to see the increase of homes on the market. Choice is not an option in some price ranges.  We hope this year will be different and more choices will be available this year.

Closed homes was slightly down this week.  108 this week compared to 118 the week before.  This will increase as we get closer to the end of the month.

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

Aurora-New 30 $59,900-$619,000

            Closed-16 $85,000-$468,000

Bolingbrook-New 16 $175,000-$579,000

                     Closed-5 $185,000-$319,900

Geneva-New 10 $262,000-$1,199,000

             Closed-4 $235,000-$382,500

Naperville-New 34 $304,850-$3,750,000

                 Closed-15 $230,000-$1,520,000

Oswego-New 14 $184,900-$435,900

              Closed-9 $219,900-$317,000

Plainfield-New 26 $174,900-$515,900

                Closed-21 $153,000-$400,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-

                New-12 $289,500-$1,199,999

                Closed-14 $185,000-$785,000

Sugar Grove-New 11 $229,900-$1,250,000

                     Closed-3 $220,000-$290,000

Yorkville-New 10 $237,700-$499,900

              Closed-1 $293,000

Contracts accepted this week

Fox Valley Market Update 1-11-2020-Contracts accepted this week
Single Family Homes

Contracts accepted this week increased by about 67%.  159 this week compared to 107 the week before.  Buyers are out there just waiting for the right home to come on the market.  Is it yours?  It just might be so give us a call and let’s get your home on the market.

Communities this week that sellers accepted the most contracts:

Aurora-23                Bolingbrook-14

Naperville-23           Plainfield-24

St Charles/Campton Hills-14

No short sales contracts accepted this week.  That does not mean there are no short sale properties out there.  They just have not found a buyer yet.

Sellers have accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 9 with 48 hours.

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

These sellers felt confident enough in the market that these homes will close to accept their contract.

2020 by the month

Month                   New         Closed       Contracts accepted

January                 356            226                 266

Looking back at previous 2 years

January 12 2019 445           200                 243

January 13 2018 388           230                 258

This is for the 2nd week in January the previous 2 years.  Weather has not been a factor so far this year.  We have had a mild winter so far.  Last year January and February were brutal.  I can’t remember the weather for 2018 during this time.  Activity happens throughout the year.  You might want to get a jump on the Spring market so you don’t have as much competition to sell.  

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.

Get pre-qualified now with a loan officer so you are ready to start looking at homes. You need to find out what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you.  Seller’s want to be confident that the people coming through their homes are qualified.

Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will do a market analysis 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.

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Fox Valley market update 1-11-2020.  Have an amazing week!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

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Market Update Fox Valley 1-4-2020

Market update Fox Valley 1-4-2020

Market update Fox Valley 1-4-2020.  Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start.  The last couple of weeks we have had a holiday in the middle of the week so numbers have been off.  3 days of last year are on this weeks numbers.  Next week will be the first full week of the year.

New listings of single family homes this week more than doubled.  138 this week compared to 58 the week before.  Not only were buyers busy getting ready for Christmas the REALTORS®  were busy too getting ready for the holiday the week before.  That is the difference in the 2 holiday weeks.

Closed listings of single family homes this week were not too far.  This week 118 listings closed compared to 106 the week before.  These numbers will increase as we head to the end of the month and no more holidays to interfere with banks and title companies closed.

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

Aurora-New 15 $128,500-$430,000

            Closed-13 $160,000-$290,000

Bolingbrook-New 13 $150,000-$359,000

                     Closed-11 $182,100-$390,000

Naperville-New 27 $319,900-$1,197,000

                 Closed-17 $249,500-$623,800

Oswego-New 13 $199,900-$1,099,000

              Closed-7 $250,000-$368,000

Plainfield-New 15 $245,000-$400,000

                Closed-14 $167,000-$425,000

St Charles/Campton Hills-New 12 $140,000-$786,009

These are the communities that are consistently with higher numbers of new listings and closed homes.  Is it the schools, work, roads or what the communities have to offer?

Contracts accepted this week

Market Update Fox Valley 1-4-2020-Contracts accepted this week

Contracts accepted this week on single family homes was not too far off of the week before.  107 this week compared to 98 the week before.  I am looking forward to getting back to normal next week.  No more holidays for awhile.   

Are you wondering why I keep track of when contracts are accepted?  I like to keep track of all kinds of activity.  This lets me know that there are buyers out there ready to submit offers instead of just looking.  Sometimes they do not close but they are ready to go.  When it gets really active buyers do not have much time to think about what they want to do.  They have to make a decision faster.  Right now inventory is very low so even though numbers are down you still need to make a decision or move on and wait for more homes to come on the market.

Communities that sellers accepted the most contracts this week:

Aurora-15                          Naperville-19

Plainfield-14

1 short sale was accepted this week in Yorkville. Now it will be submitted to the lender to see if they will also accept it 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 and 1 with 48 hours.

Also sellers accepted contracts that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  3 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours and 5 with 48 hours.  Sellers still feel confident they will sell and close.

2020 by the month

Month                  New         Closed        Contracts accepted

January                138            118                   107

We are only 4 days into the new year.  3 of these days are from December of 2019.  Last year is the first year I kept track of the months for the year so it will interesting to compare this year to last as we go along. 

Activity happens year round.  A lot of it has to do with the amount of inventory of homes on the market.  Some months are definitely busier than others. 

Now is a great time to have your home on the market so you don’t have so much competition as you do in the Spring market.  Location, price and condition are the 3 factors that matter to get a home sold.  If it is priced right for the location and condition it will sell.

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.

Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of expenses to well.  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 this year?  You need to contact a loan officer to get pre-qualified so you know what type of loan and what price range will work out best for you. We can make some recommendations if you do not know who to call.

Check out some great resources:

Market update Fox Valley 1-4-2020.  Have a awesome week and start to the New Year!

Kristine Heiman, Designated Managing Broker

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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.

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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

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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.

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 meet your goals.

Thinking about selling? Let us update the value of your home in today’s market.  We will provide you with a net proceeds that shows you an estimate of expenses so you can see where you are at.  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 the type of loan and the price range that will work out best for you.

Check out some great resources:

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!

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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.

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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

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Fox Valley Market Update August 31 2019

Fox Valley Market Update August 31 2019

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

2019 so far by the month:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closings by the month in 2019:

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

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

Contracts accepted this week

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

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

Contracts accepted so far by the month for 2019:

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

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

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

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

Aurora-43                                     Batavia-11                                    Bolingbrook-15

Montgomery-11                            Naperville-32                                Plainfield-34

St Charles/Campton Hills-19

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

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

Contracts were also accepted by sellers that are contingent on the buyer selling and closing on their current home.  5 with a kick-out clause of 72 hours, 4 with 48 hours and 1 with 24 hours.

Contact us

Call us at 630-503-6555 with your real estate questions.  Our goal is your goal.  We will work hard to meet your goals whether buying or selling a home.  We will guide you through the process and make recommendations for real estate attorneys, loan officers and home inspectors.

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

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

Kristine Heiman, Managing Broker

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