Nov. 12, 2019

Geneva IL Real Estate-412 Wakefield Lane


Price: $369,800



  • Custom designed 
  • Gorgeous Updated bathrooms
  • On Trend paint colors
  • Updated kitchen
  • Lots of hardwood floors 
  • Huge full finished basement
  • New Windows 2009
  • New driveway 2010
  • Huge deck and Gazebo with fire pit






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Nov. 12, 2019

Home For Sale Geneva IL: 412 Wakefield Lane


Brand New Price: $369,800

Looking for soaring ceilings, redone baths, updated kitchen, & fin basement? Fabulous yard w/mature trees, HUGE deck w/gazebo & fire pit add to enjoyment & entertaining! Vltd dining rm (or living rm) boasts 5 windows & gleaming HW. 1st flr den has BI bookcases, closet, & hardwood. Jazzy redone powder rm! BR4 on 1st floor w/hardwood floor. Kitchen w/cherry cabinetry, granite, ceramic tile, shelf pantry & open to family room! Vltd FR w/FP w/white mantel, marble, & hardwood. Large master bedroom has vltd ceiling, WIC, bath w/vanity & tub/shower--all redone! Hall bath has shower w/Subway tile & "pebble" floor, vanity & gorgeous flooring! BR2 has carpeting & WIC. Vltd BR3 w/WIC...Finished bsmt w/rec & game rm, w/classy bar w/granite counter top & built in shelving. Garage has ceramic tile floor! NEWER: Windows 2009, A/C 2013, hardwood 2004. Kitchen redone 2004, baths 2017, water heater 2010, sump pump 2018, siding 2007, driveway 2010, front & garage door 2009. Close to schools & shopping!



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Oct. 31, 2019

Geneva IL Real Estate-2239 Vanderbilt Drive-The Purcell Group


New Home For Sale $219,900


Desirable home backing to open space park area. Shows like a model! Immaculate! Light-filled living room with ceiling fan has a door to balcony and custom fire place which opens to kitchen and dining room--Great for entertaining or everyday living! Kitchen has wonderful, convenient layout, nice counter space, and accessible for conversation while cooking! Two bedrooms have access to hall bath. Master bedroom has walk-in closet, ceiling fan, and updated private master bath. Second floor laundry for convenience. 2 car attached garage with storage space. Washer and dryer 2017...Water heater 2019...Easy possession. Minutes to Geneva Commons and down town Geneva! Look no further---Lovely home! MOVE right in!

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Oct. 29, 2019

Geneva IL Real Estate-281 Hawley Lane

This home described by the owner:

Living here feels like being on vacation. It is relaxing and peaceful to gaze out from every window at the woodland garden setting with carefree, perennial plantings, beautiful in every season. The sunroom is a favorite spot to watch for birds, and the back porch is perfect for a summer meal. We love the breezeway for writing letters or reading; it’s always bright and cheerful. This home lends itself well to entertaining and visits from our grown children, who enjoy the privacy of the downstairs bedrooms. We are sad to leave this wonderful home, which has given us no problems, only joy. Only a job change has pulled us away, creating the opportunity for another family to enjoy this special place as much as we have.



Stunning & charming best describe this incredible Southern colonial walkout ranch nestled on mature treed (.71 acre) lot on private lane! Walk to DOWNTOWN Geneva, train, shopping & dining! 

Updates & upgrades: Custom made wrought iron balustrade & rail on stairway to lower level. Custom lanterns in lower level hallway. Gas lanterns on front porch. French chandelier in powder room. Waterford ceiling fixture master bath. Swarovski chandelier and sconces in DR. Etched glass door circa late 19th century Belgium. French antique curved wooden doors MBR. Vintage Victorian front & side doors. Marble FP mantles LR & MBR.

Garage heated & epoxy floor. 2016 2 furnaces, 2 A/C, humidifiers, air purifier, water heater. Alarm system 2016. Fireplace flues replaced w/SS, revented & tuck-pointed 2016. Leafguard seamless gutters 2016. Repurposed handmade brick patio circa 1928 outside breezeway. Inside & outside painted 2016...INCREDIBLE HOME!!!

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Oct. 29, 2019

281 Hawley Lane


New Price $749,900

One-of-a-kind custom walk-out ranch on a private lane with gorgeous, half acre plus lot--walk to train, river, and, restaurants!  Stunning, high-end custom white kitchen and beautiful sun room  Elegance and luxury combined with no detail spared! Perfect setting and incredible home in historic Geneva! 

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Oct. 28, 2019

St Charles IL Real Estate-1421 S 7th Street


New Home For Sale St Charles:  $244,900  


Quality craftsmanship surrounds you in this great ranch home. From the solid doors to the extra wide trim, moldings, gleaming hardwood floors and bright windows, you will not be disappointed. Large kitchen with a wall of cabinets and table space leads into the family room with vaulted ceiling and wonderful views of the large "in-town", private, fenced yard. Finished basement with huge rec room, office/study/music room, full bath #2, plus storage area and large laundry room! Look for the welcoming red door and you are home! Great location near town, shopping, and restaurants

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Sept. 30, 2019

Sycamore IL Real Estate- 1330 Foxbend Drive


New Home For Sale in Sycamore: 1330 Foxbend Drive




Impeccable, move in ready, open floor plan home waiting for its new owners! Volume ceiling in living rm with wall of windows that flows into dining rm with hardwood flooring for fabulous entertaining! Kitchen with white cabinets, granite counter tops, can lighting, subway tile back splash (2019), island, stainless steel appliances & hardwood flooring---a true chef's dream! Family room has Pella sliding doors (2015) to deck & tons of room for everyday living and entertaining! Large master bedroom has walk-in-closet, and bath with redone shower (2019) boasting stone tile floor, subway tile and glass doors to ceiling! Two other bedrooms share large hall bath. Finished basement has family room with "flex" space for play room, bedroom area, pool table. Work shop in sub basement. Upgrades: Sun awning (with electric) 2015/Under-cabinet lighting & over cabinet rope lights/Newer deck/Pergola w/ceiling fan, lights, & gutters/Outdoor solar lighting/ Roof new 2015/Windows new 2017 Feldco--transferable warranty/Sump pump 2019/Fence 2011/You will love this house--everything is done for you...Incredible landscaping and gardens w/fenced yard! Make this your new home---you deserve it!


Posted in Listings
Sept. 25, 2019

Market Trends August 2019


Here are the updated sales numbers thru August 2019

As shown the number of homes sold are down across the board:
Batavia is down 8.6%---with 243 homes sold in 2018 and currently 222 sold
Geneva is down 7.8%---with 333 homes sold in 2018 and currently 308 sold
St. Charles is down 4.6%.---with 610 homes sold in 2018 and currently 582 sold
July and August were seasonally very slow compared to past years, which was a little concerning given the low interest rates.  We have seen a decent bounce upward in activity in September. 
Median prices are slightly up across the board:
The average price in Batavia went up  5%, with a median price of $325,500.
The average price in Geneva went up 2.2%, with a median price of $366,000.
The average price in St. Charles went up 5.8%, with a median price of $381,000.  
Price strength is always a good thing, but pricing remains a case by case basis.  Location, certain price points, and homes with a lot of modern updates have much more demand. 
After a few years of heavy demand, townhome sales have declined in 2019. 
Number of townhomes sold in Batavia is exactly the same as it was in 2018---42 sold.
Geneva is down 19.5%, from 87 sold in 2018 to 70 sold in 2019.
St. Charles is down 19.3%, from 140 sold in 2018 to 113 sold in 2019.
Pricing has stayed stable and demand definitely picked up in September.  We still see strong demand for townhomes under $300,000 going into 2020. 



Posted in Market Trends
Sept. 13, 2019

Elgin IL Real Estate-1835 St. Andrews Circle


PRICE 224,999


New Home For Sale Elgin IL:  $224,999

Wonderful home in the heart of Elgin's College Green neighborhood, complete with newer improvements...Close to Randall Rd. corridor, restaurants, shopping, and much more!! 2019--new bedroom doors and new closet doors, where needed. All drywall smoothed & repainted. Most trim redone. Outside trim repainted. New kitchen lighting. New water heater. Driveway sealed. Mulch throughout yard. New garage door opener that works with Amazon or Google Home app. Newer carpet and "on trend" fresh paint make this home move in ready. Updated second floor bath (has cast iron tub) with shower, jazzy vanity & mirror. Kitchen boasts maple cabinetry, ceramic flooring, black w/stainless trim appliances. Family room has doors to the large yard and is open to the kitchen for great entertaining or everyday living! Living, dining and family room have laminate flooring for easy care. Three upstairs bedrooms share updated bath. Large yard with perennials and mature landscaping. Make this your next home!




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Sept. 10, 2019

St Charles IL Real Estate-40W938 Whitney Road


  • 5 Gorgeous Wooded Acres, Total Privacy
  • A Waterfront Property With Rolling Hills, 200 Year Old Oak Tree Canopy 
  • Custom Built Pond, Which Boasts A 3600 Sq Ft Patio With Fire Pit
  • 600 Square Foot Deck Overlooks The Entire Property With A Great Fishing Lake 
  • Hillside Ranch With 4 bedrooms and 3 Full Baths
  • Full Finished Walk-Out Basement




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