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Home Buying in Long Grove : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Cmaiorano7235 answered:
Ravenna is a beautiful custom home community on the north end of Long Grove. They have a community well, are connected to lake county sewers, over 150 acres of natural prarie, with walking paths, a park a creek and several ponds. The homes are under 10 years old, and like many communities developed during the economic downturn, had some struggles initially which have been resolved. Meritus built some smaller semi custom homes in the community and did not require cedar roofing. The homes fit in the community architecturally and will be held to the same standards with any upgrades or changes.
The school district is top notch. Use due diligence and speak to the principals and office personnel at the schools to discuss the programs and opportunities for your family. There are opportunities available that are not included in just test scores. All of the feeder schools in Stevenson High School district prepare for a rewarding education and outstanding opportunities.
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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Cmaiorano7235 answered:
I live in Ravenna and my home is currently on the market at 7235 Roxbury Court. The water in our community is provided from a community well thru Aqua. they filter and soften the water and we have never had any complaints or problems. It is suitable to drink tap water and they test every year for safety and provide residents with the results. There is no odor or or discoloration. All of the homes are connected to lake county sewer system so there is no septic tank or field required in this community.

Ravenna is a community in Long Grove with approx 100 homes and over 150 acres of natural prairie land. It has a creek and ponds as well as walking paths and a park. Most of the homes are custom and under 10 years old. It is an amazing community, with fabulous schools and a great location not far from shopping and some large corporations.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Ilikeall answered:
Call Santi Construction. He is the BEST in this area. 847-951-2740

Al Santi is the owner.
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Sun May 24, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
There are so many beautiful areas and great homes in Long Grove, but I personally would avoid any busy street or noisy location. Your price range, your criteria and currently available home choices will help to narrow down the choices. You may want to also consider Killdeer and or Barrington. I can send you the best options in any of these areas. I have been selling homes here for 30 years. Call or email me if you want to discuss it....

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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
Sorry to say but this one just got rented. The schools were:

Elementary: FREMONT District #: 79
Middle: FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL District #: 79
High: ADLAI E STEVENSON District #: 125

I can send you a list of alternative available rentals with what you are looking for if you send me an email or call me.
My office is near you in Schaumburg, if you want to sit down together and go through all your options to be sure we get you the right ones to pick from.. 847-274-3193
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Sat Jul 26, 2014
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
John Walin answered:
trulia should shut down old posts like this...
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Fri May 3, 2013
John Walin answered:
I live in unincorporated lake county, Fremont township woods of ivanhoe and my taxes are way lower than comparable properties in the area on a cost per thousand basis. If you have kids, factor in school preferences and are you golf community people or do you want a country acre, gentleman's estate home. If you want Stevenson HS, realize that parts of 60061 and 60060 attend there too. And price point too. $500-750k or $750-$1M makes a lot of difference.

Call me if you care to discuss.

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John Walin
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847 276-0120
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
John Walin answered:
As mentioned I listed and sold 5686 Rosos in 2009 and homes on that street are in the $850-1.2M range. All those are custom built and so if they have original15 yr old kitchens and baths, the new buyer spending a million can go for new construction and have input on finishes. It's a tough sell, needing jumbo loans and higher appraisal hurdles.

if you are not aligned with an agent feel free to call me.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
John Walin answered:
closed for $630k on 12/6/13 after only 10 days on market. I'll say now that it closed, worst pics I have ever seen on a higher end home
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Richard Hauser answered:
It is currently listed at $1,050,000. On the market 34 days with the current agent (as of Feb 17 2010). Was originally listed for 1,349,000 back in 05/12/2008....

It is best to retain an Exclusive Buyer Agent on your side - as they are specialists - always on the buyer's side - never on the seller's..... There is no substitute for an expert researcher & negotiator - who doesn't try to "sell" you a property - but rather - works as your trusted advisor and true fiduciary - telling you about the negatives..

Exclusive buyer agents and their company (exclusive buyer brokerages) never list property for sale.... No chance of any dual agency conflicts of interest. You can learn more at our web site at or
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Tue May 19, 2009
Richard Hauser answered:
My answer would be - if you have the luxury of time - you have nothing to lose by low-balling this short sale property & seeing what happens (seller would have to accept)..... At the auction - it might be in worse shape w/appliances removed etc. It is listed w/ ReMax 1st Class at the moment.. ... more
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