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Jan. 5, 2021

Elburn IL Real Estate-3N680 Oakmont Drive

$784,900

New home for sale in Elburn with St. Charles schools! 5 bedroom, 5.1 bath, open floor plan, beautiful gormuet kitchen, full finished walk-out basement, and huge in-ground pool!

Posted in Listings
Dec. 12, 2020

Elburn IL Real Estate-43w691 Willow Creek Court

SOLD

New home for sale in Elburn: $369,900

 

Enjoy your ooded one acre cul-de-sac lot with fabulous vaulted sunroom and skylights all year round! Hardwood flooring in foyer, living, dining, kitchen and family room! Kitchen has breakfast bar/island, stove (2017), dishwasher (2017) compactor (2019), counter tops (2005), large floor-to-ceiling pantry closet and can lighting. The dinette has a bay with French door leading to the deck and tons of natural light! Family room offers a fireplace flanked by windows on each side and is open to the kitchen and also the living room---GREAT for entertaining! Your favorite room with be the vaulted sunroom with glass on 3 sides to allow for incredible backyard views and doors to the deck---enjoy the seasonal panoramic vistas! First floor laundry (washer & dryer 2016) and den for ease of working at home! Large master bedroom with walk-in-closet, sitting room, and vaulted bath boasting "His" and "Her" vanities, whirlpool, and separate shower. New carpeting on second level (2019). The partially finished basement offers a bedroom, a playroom and a full bath...Newer updates: furnace 2019, A/C 2019, well pump 2017, water treatment system 2016, roof and gutters 2014, invisible fence 2001...Make this your next home---enjoy the privacy, peace, and space!

Posted in Listings
Dec. 3, 2020

South Elgin IL Real Estate-5 Persimmon Lane

SOLD

$639,900

Beautiful new listing in Thornwood with St. Charles schools.

Rare 4 CAR GARAGE! Fabulous updated custom home with over 5000 square feet with finished English basement on a large fenced yard with stamped concrete patio and gas firepit! The gourmet kitchen boasts a built-in KitchenAid double oven/Viking range/LG Profile dishwasher (2020)/refrigerator (2020)/granite and backsplash (2019), breakfast bar, new wine refrigerator in serving bar, walk-in pantry, and French doors with transom above to the yard. Luxurious 2 story-foyer invites you into this fabulous open flowing floor plan with custom molding, wainscoting, tons of windows, hardwood flooring, and arched higher doorways. A spectacular floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace is the focal point of the 2-story family room that is open to the kitchen area---great for entertaining! The vaulted master bedroom offers a beautiful fireplace, wall of windows, walk-in closet, and master bath has a DOUBLE shower with seat, dual sinks, and soaking tub. Bedroom II has a private bath and Bedroom III and IV share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The finished basement has a recreation room with Stackstone and entertainment center (2017) game room, 20-foot bar with cabinetry, trendy backsplash and granite (2017), refrigerator, sink, and dishwasher, bedroom, and full bath. UPDATES: Furnace 2020 (serviced and cleaned) hot water tank 2017, roof preserved and shingles replaced 2020 with one year warranty, bead-board installed in basement and bath, plantation shutters, house painted 2020, fire pit and gas line installed, new steps to patio 2019, custom drapes first floor. Foyer, dining room, and kitchen new light fixtures (2020). Sprinkler system serviced and sprinkler heads replaced. Extensive landscaping, trees planted, and fence painted 2020...You will LOVE this stunning home and enjoy using the amenities of the Thornwood subdivision--outdoor pool, clubhouse, tennis, and basketball courts! Move-in ready and waiting for the next lucky owner!

Posted in Listings
Nov. 27, 2020

2021 Market Forecast

2021 Market Forecast:

It is always hard to foresee the future---especially this year! No one could have ever envisioned all the changes and hardships that were coming or the upswing in housing that followed! According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rose by +4.3% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.85 million in October which is now the fifth consecutive monthly increase. Existing sales are now up +26.5% compared to October of 2019. The median existing-home price was $313,000, which is almost +16% more than the same time period last year... Total housing inventory at the end of October was down -2.7% from September, and down -19.8% for one year ago. Current inventory is at an ALL-TIME LOW 2.5 month supply down from 2.7 months in September and down from 3.9 month supply in October of 2019. Properties were on the market for 21 days in October of 2020 (same as September), and down from 36 days in October 2019. First time home buyers made up 32% of the sales in October, up from 31% in both September 2020 and October 2019. In the Midwest, sales are up +8.6% in October and are up a HUGE +28.1% for the same time last year.

 

So, currently, all indications point to an EXTREMELY good year to sell in 2021--LOW-interest rates, LOW inventory, and HIGH demand combine for a perfect recipe for success! With a long winter and Covid-19 still causing major disruption, we are forecasting a very strong Spring and early Summer housing market. The trends we are seeing are not "a flash in the pan"--- it is a true market shift---working from home, a new generation of home buyer's, and historically low-interest rates have created this strong seller's market. It will not last forever as real estate is a very cyclical business, and Illinois is still facing a lot of economic hurdles, but 2021 should be a GREAT year to sell your home or to buy your dream house! (The Conventional Loan Limit was just raised from $510,400 to $548,250---which means a buyer can purchase a $575,000 home with as little as 5% down!) Please call or text us---We would love to help you in any way possible. Stay healthy and enjoy the holiday season! Thank you all for your continued support!

Posted in Market Trends
Oct. 6, 2020

Geneva IL Real Estate-110 Franklin Street

SOLD

$649,000

 Classic brick beauty designed by noted architects Frazier and Rafferty nestled on PRIVATE wooded lot with fabulous brick half-wall encircling the courtyard--great for dining by moonlight or sipping morning coffee! Pillared entrance with wrought iron "balcony" above invites entrance to the gleaming hardwood foyer and huge family room with fireplace, floor-to-ceiling custom shelving, plaster crown molding and hardwood flooring. The adjacent sun room has ceramic tile flooring, and a "wall of glass" for seasonal panoramic nature vistas. Enjoy family gatherings or dinner parties in the ample dining room. The gourmet kitchen has white cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tile back splash, custom floor-to-ceiling built-in hutch and can lighting. Front and back staircases allow for easy access to the second floor. Master bedroom has volume ceiling with "dormer" windows, hardwood, and updated bath with wonderful shower and pedestal sink! BR2 (used as office) has floor-to-ceiling bookcases, window seat, hardwood, and access to vaulted full bath with STEAM shower. BR3 & BR4 use hall bath with dual sinks and tub/shower. Partially finished basement has recreation room, 1/2 bath, laundry (laundry could be on the first floor) and storage. Brick paver circular patio offers outdoor dining capabilities and has stone elevated perennial garden bed as backdrop. 3 blocks to the Fox River bike path and 2 blocks to Geneva's Third Street area with charming boutiques, fabulous dining and outdoor patios for the summer. The Metra platform is 5 blocks from the front door which makes going to work a pleasure on the train. Enjoy the BEST of ALL worlds with the combination of a TREMENDOUS location and one-of-a-kind custom home in town Geneva!

Posted in Listings
Sept. 4, 2020

Elgin IL Real Estate-9N707 Bowes Bend Drive

SOLD

CRAFTSMAN, HOBBYIST, AND AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIAST will love this private, serene, and secluded updated 3062 total finished square feet home nestled on 2.66 acres backing to a reserve area which is approximately 7 acres behind this home. 

 

Posted in Listings
Aug. 7, 2020

St Charles IL Real Estate-40W790 Old Lafox Road

 

SOLD

$649,900

Unique custom four bedroom ranch is nestled on 4 gorgeous wooded acres with spectacular views of the in-ground pool, woods, and nature. If you are looking for an open, airy floor plan with endless vistas from most rooms, this is YOUR home! The fenced pool area is very private and surrounded by huge trees in the back. Custom pool has newer pool heater, salt cell (salt water pool), newer piping, slide and pergola for relaxing in the shade...Interior and exterior painted 2018. Gracious living room boasts Bamboo flooring, crown/dentil molding, and a cozy area for conversation or sipping tea in front of the fireplace on chilly nights! Den with Bamboo flooring is in front of house (or exercise room) with ample natural light from the windows! Chef's kitchen has tons of cabinetry, granite counters, Stainless Steel appliances (stove, washer & dryer 2014), breakfast bar/island, serving or computer area. You will love eating in your "all glass" dinette/breakfast room and watching the seasonal panoramic views change--maybe see Rudolph! Impressive two-story vaulted family room with beamed pine ceiling, walls of windows and architectural interest is added with transom windows and a palladian window above, wet bar and bar refrigerator for entertaining! Master bedroom has windows facing the front and master bath has a newer heated floor, newer vanities, mirrors, lights, and large shower. Bedroom 2 & 3, share the hall bath with tub/shower and vanity. Bedroom 4 has private bath. Second floor has loft that looks down into family room area and large playroom. Part of the basement was redone for recreation room or game room and rest is left for storage. The property is fantastic, zoned for horses, and has many updates (see broker remarks)..This is a one-of-a-kind custom home situated on a phenomenal wooded lot...Make this your next home!

Posted in Listings
Aug. 6, 2020

St Charles IL Real Estate-40W934 Trotter Lane

 

SOLD

New Home For Sale: $835,000

Drive through your private gates down the meandering tree lined private lane to your magnificent brick estate nestled on 1.84 wooded acres. 5 bedrooms on the second floor, 4 fireplaces, 4.2 baths, HUGE finished basement with wine cellar and one of the most gorgeous settings in St. Charles can be yours! Impressive two-story foyer with marble tile and pillars welcomes you! Living room has hardwood flooring, crown, fireplace with marble surround, and fabulous panoramic views! The family room has 18 ft box-beamed ceiling and fireplace with mahogany mantel. Gourmet kitchen has cherry cabinetry, island, walk-in pantry and doors to deck. Sun room offers two walls of glass 24 ft high for stunning nature views! Master suite has own private roof sunning deck, "His" and "Hers" closets and sitting room with floating balcony. Master bath has skylights, dual sinks, whirlpool, and over-sized shower. Bedrooms 2, 3, & 4 access large hall bath with dual sinks and tub/shower. Bedroom 5 has 10' ceilings, door to deck area, and private bath with double sinks and whirlpool. Finished basement has open floor plan with family room, game room, exercise room, rec room, and wine cellar. Exterior landscaping is incredibly beautiful and includes 2 stone waterfalls with 3 concrete lined ponds flanking an elevated private sitting patio. Once in a lifetime setting and home---Come make it yours and enjoy the perfect entertaining home of your dreams!

 

 

 

Posted in Listings
July 24, 2020

St Charles IL Real Estate-3N685 Herman Melville Lane

 

SOLD in 2 days

$684,900

Looking for an all BRICK home nestled on the perfect .45 acre lot backing to the pond and open space? From the moment you enter the elegant 2-story foyer, you will fall in love with the gleaming hardwood flooring on the first floor, volume and vaulted ceilings, and upgraded trim throughout! 2-sty family room has box beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and ENTIRE wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible panoramic vistas! Gourmet kitchen boasts white cabinetry, granite, large island/breakfast bar, butler pantry, and walk-in pantry. Hearth room/dining area has brick fireplace and 2 doors to wrap-around deck. First floor office/den has French doors and floor-to-ceiling shelving. Master bedroom offers tray ceiling, walk-in closet, and bath with HIS and HERS separate vanities, whirlpool, and shower! Other 3 bedrooms each have access to a bath. The finished English basement has huge recreation room with brick fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, and fabulous views! Exercise room, bedroom 5, full bath, wine cellar, and storage complete that level. Brick fire pit and brick seating area, wrap-around deck, and gorgeous professional landscaping with sprinklers make this your perfect home! Subdivision offers outside pool, clubhouse, walking trails, and Bell Graham Elementary School...Close to the La Fox train station with parking.

Posted in Listings
June 8, 2020

Geneva IL Real Estate-710 Dow Avenue

SOLD

 

Gorgeous Geneva home, large private beautiful yard, and short walk to town & train!

 

$599,000

 

 

Looking for the perfect home that has charm, elegance, and updated features with a FABULOUS location? Close to train, town, and shopping---this lot offers mature trees, professional landscaping, and privacy! UPDATES: addition added, Refinished hardwood, Canned lighting (2007) Kitchen remodel and appliances (2014) Surround sound basement (2015) Finished basement (2016) Sprinkler system, Lennox furnace and Daiken A/C (2017), Updated garage and added second floor, New Lennox A/C and furnace combo second floor, Painted exterior windows (2018) Fence, Storm windows, Downstairs bath updated (2019). Enjoy the good life in this highly desirable floor plan--open,airy rooms flow effortlessly into each other---allowing for easy everyday living or entertaining! 9' ceilings, beautiful original pocket doors, lead glass windows, and built-in custom china cabinet. Tasteful updates enhance original pillars, woodwork, flooring and other features, but offer a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite, and original wood flooring. Master bedroom and master bath are a welcoming retreat after the end of the day. Home was on the famed Geneva garden walk. Large private fenced yard loaded with gorgeous perennials, pergola, and a custom built outdoor bar and grill with granite counter tops. Amazing for entertaining! Walk to town and train and enjoy everything Geneva has to offer!

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