Congratulations on your relocation opportunity, that's always exciting! Regarding your appraisal from a year ago, i'm afraid that is outdated information. The housing market trend from a year ago has had seen changes. I recommend you get a Market analysis of your home. I've been an agent since 2001 and have lived in the Elgin area for over 20 years.
Please feel free to contact me regarding this or any other real estate question you may have.
I'd like to offer my assistance in determining market value. Check out my website - see below - & fill out the information on the Market Snapshot. You'll receive a map with recent area sales & active listings - it's very eye opening. If you'd like a more specific analysis, let's set up a time to view your home & find out the value of your home in today's market. I lived in Elgin in 9 years, my parents still live in Elgin & I'm a very active Realtor in the area.
PLEASE keep in mind that last years appraisal will likely be different from today's value so brace yourself. :) Let me know how I can help get you moving.
A market analysis is the best way to estimate the current market value of your home and the market time of similar homes that sold in your neighborhood. I can help you with that if it is something you are interersted in. Also, I can explaine our relocation service. We can introduce you to a Realtor in the area you would like to relocate and send you listings and other info about the area so you can make an informed decision.
Call or email me if you would like to discuss this further.
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