Jan. 18, 2020

Homes For Sale St Charles IL-36W705 Stoneleat Road


NEW PRICE $539,000!!! 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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Jan. 16, 2020

St. Charles IL Real Estate- 212 Chasse Circle

New Home For Sale in St. Charles: $389,000

Looking for an all updated home w/on-trend decorating and gorgeous 24 x 13 sun room (2001) on the East Side that overlooks private mature landscaping, incredible gardens, walk to St. Charles East and Wredling Middle School?---THIS IS IT! You will enjoy the vaulted and beamed sun room all year around with skylights and tons of windows with ever-changing panoramic vistas! Floor-to-ceiling custom bookcases in living room. Heart pine flooring (milled from old beams) enhance your dining enjoyment--enjoy by candle-light for romantic evenings. Custom cabinetry in family room, fireplace w/gas logs for cozy "movie nights!" Fabulous kitchen (2017) with ash flooring, granite, custom cabinetry, tile back splash, stainless steel appliances (refrigerator new in 2019). All baths updated with custom cabinetry, granite and porcelain tile. New carpeting on second floor (2018) Check out the custom master bedroom closet (2019) and updated master bath with large shower and vanity! AND...Finished basement with ample-sized recreation room for entertaining!




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Nov. 29, 2019

Year End 2019 Market Trends

Here is a great snap shot of the 2019 market statistics for single family homes, from Jan-Oct, which is the most accurate data, as the holidays really effect sales data in Nov and Dec.   Table Below*


3 Important Takeaways With Single Family Homes:


1.  The number of actual homes sold were down in almost all cities in 2019 compared to 2018.  The percentages are not that concerning, but a trend worth monitoring going into 2020. 

2. Median prices are slightly up in all cities in 2019 compared to 2018.  Though this is positive, pricing for homes is still case by case.  I do think as home prices for more expensive homes have gone down, more buyers have stepped in, as low interest rates have made those type of purchases attractive, which in turn, brings median prices up year over year.  Also, more updated affordable homes are selling for close to list price or over in some cases. 

3.  This was one of the stronger October and November selling seasons compared to past years.

I still reiterate that Feb-June is still the best time to sell, but late Sept to early Nov has also become a very strong time too, as people want to be in their new houses prior to the holidays.  Hopeful that these strong numbers can continue into 2020!


Here is a great snap shot of the 2019 market statistics for town homes, from Jan-Oct, which is the most accurate data as the holidays really effect sales data in Nov and Dec.   Table Below*


3 Important Takeaways Regarding Town homes:

1.    The number of actual town homes sold was down in almost all cities in 2019 compared to 2018.  Batavia was slightly up, but that is due to the new development called Prairie Commons.  I also think less people are moving out of their town homes, as they become more affordable. 

2.  Prices are very stable in this segment and in some cases are increasing. 

3.  Demand is still very strong for town homes and will continue to be.  First floor masters and town homes with basements continue to be very popular. 



Will be sending out our 2020 outlook in late December.  


Eric & Lynn Purcell would like say Thanks, once again  for all your continued support. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!!!!





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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!


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