Oct. 19, 2018

Homes For Sale St Charles IL-36W705 Stoneleat Road


Gorgeous ranch home in St. Charles on private lane with gated entry, panoramic wooded views, INDOOR POOL, & SPA on 2 acres.  This home has dramatic architectural design & was an award-winning home built by John Hall Sr. 


Home boasts HW floors, chef's kitchen w/high-end custom cabinetry, "Blue Bahia" &"Blue Eyes" granite, & stainless steel appliances.  Huge master bathroom with heated floors and breath-taking views!


Awesome indoor pool and hot tub with windows everywhere affording magnificent panoramic vistas, unique details, combined with 100 year old trees, makes this a "must see!" Hard to find privacy this close to downtown St. Charles & great road access. Enjoy vacationing year round in this wonderful home!!!




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Oct. 18, 2018

New Baird & Warner Office-1542 S Randall Rd Geneva Il 60134

Baird & Warner has always been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. This new office brings the future of real estate all into one place!!! Come check out the Purcell Group at 1542 S Randall Rd, Geneva IL, 60134.

Posted in City Info
Oct. 11, 2018

460 Lancaster-Pingree Grove, IL

Awesome end unit town home w/two story living room offering a wall of windows for sun-lit days and moon-lit nights. Huge eat-in kitchen has center island, appliances, and eating area with sliding glass doors to patio. Second floor laundry for your convenience. Nice-sized loft area on second floor can be an office area or play room. Master bedroom has triple windows, ceiling fan, walk-in closet, and luxury master bath! Bath has vanity with double sinks, separate shower, and soaking tub. The second bedroom has a double window and closet. The hall bath has a vanity and tub/shower. Neutral, open, and airy! You will love the amenities that Cambridge Lakes has to offer--clubhouse, exercise facilities, pool, and exterior maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, and scavenger service! Relax and move into a wonderful community that offers a care-free way of life! You deserve it!  $179,900


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Sept. 24, 2018

Market Trends August 2018


August Market Watch:
The overall housing market in Kane County did slow down in August 2018, which has in turn put the housing market behind sales activity for the same period last year in some towns. 
#Number of homes sold in St. Charles up to Aug 31st  2018 = 610
#Number of homes sold in St. Charles up to Aug 31st  2017 = 601
#Number of homes sold in Geneva up to Aug 31st  2018 = 333
#Number of homes sold in Geneva up to Aug 31st  2017 = 366
#Number of homes sold in Batavia up to Aug 31st 2018 = 242
#Number of homes sold in Batavia up to Aug 31st 2017 = 265
What We Thought:
 Below is what we wrote in our June 2018 blog regarding local market trends. 
The market has had a nice run up in the last 2-3 years, relativity low rates, and a spark in demand created a stable market.  It's only normal to see some softness in demand and pricing as rates rise, plus the IL economy still continues to create other problems for everyone locally.   So we are cautious for the rest of 2018 and will look at the year-end numbers and reevaluate our opinion of what 2019 may be like.  Inventory levels are low in some segments and demand for the "Hot Trends" mentioned above are still strong. 
So Now What :
1.  Evaluate your time horizon for selling.  We think mid January to late June 2019 will be the "sweet spot" for selling, prior to a possible nation-wide housing slow down. Nobody is certain on how long that may last, but it always better to get in front of that as a seller. 
2. If you are planning on buying a home now, look for the best deal and jump on it before rates continue to rise.  If you have time to wait, I would recommend the end of 2019 for some possible bargains. Rates may be higher, but so will prices--it is town and market segment specific too. 
3. What will the state elections bring? Nobody knows for certain, but could be a major factor. 
4.  In a slower market, always choose the best location when buying.  That will never change, but makes even more sense if prices are down.  LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION...
5.  CALL US anytime, so we can guide you through any selling or buying decision.  We have our pulse on this market!!!




Posted in Market Trends
Sept. 12, 2018

The Purcell Group Five Star Professional 2018


This award is so meaningful to Eric Purcell and I, as it is voted on by our Clients. Thank you so much for the recognition and appreciation,The Purcell Group couldn't do it without our fabulous friends, photographers, attorneys, lenders, Baird & Warner's staff, inspectors, and the best clients possible!!!

Posted in Market Trends
Sept. 9, 2018

7105 Cupola Court


Breathtaking views from wooded 1 acre estate backing to Conservation area on private cul-de-sac! In-ground pool with terraced gardens, pergola, covered paver patio & finished walk-out basement. Chef's kitchen with granite counters & SS appliances flows into vaulted family room with fireplace--Great for entertaining or everyday living!!! $599,900

Posted in Listings
Sept. 7, 2018

4N385 Knoll Creek Drive


Gorgeous wooded lot surrounded by nature and wildlife!!! This house is a true 5 bedroom with a 1st floor master bedroom and a full finished basement. This St. Charles home has so much character and potential and is a one of a kind location!!! $489,900






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Sept. 4, 2018

571 Young Avenue

Special home that is bright & airy with a really cool floor plan. This custom Airhart home is nestled on private, mature landscaped, treed lot with a walkout basement! Enjoy soaring ceilings, tons of windows, incredible vistas from sun room & numerous updates/upgrades. Two-story living room flows into DR--great for entertaining. Sun room affords panoramic views!!! $399,900

Posted in Listings
Aug. 25, 2018

Market Trends July 2018

July Market Watch:
Most of the numbers are in line with what we saw in July 2017.  For current trends, please see our June 2018 blog post,
There were two big improvements we saw from June 2018 to July 2018.
1. The number that stands out the most in this report is the current # of homes under contract in           St. Charles. Last year at this time only 68 homes were currently under contract, and this July there were a whopping 104--that is a 52.9% increase.  Part of the increase was due to people trying to get settled before the school year started. We believe the other reason is that a lot of homes in St. Charles just offered a much better value compared to other homes in similar towns.  Some higher end homes were a borderline steal at certain prices.  There are deals to be had, just need the right Realtor to help you find them!!!
2.  Buyers had stepped in and bought homes in Wayne. The number of homes sold In July 2018 doubled from the same time last year.  Wayne consists of a lot of niche horse properties and larger homes, and the prices had gotten low enough to where buyers thought they were getting a very good value. 


Posted in Market Trends
Aug. 24, 2018

38W330 Henricksen Road

New listing in St. Charles on a gorgeous 1.4 acre lot.  4-car garage, first floor master suite, huge gourmet kitchen with a fireplace, and a full finished English basement (with new carpeting) offers bar, exercise, & sauna.  $669,900. 



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