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60084 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 19, 2013
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
I just checked the Multiple Listing Service. No vacant lots from 1-5 acres have sold in zip code 60084 in the past year. 5 are currently listed from $115,000 to $275,000. Buyers and builders aren't buying vacant land because they can buy existing homes for less than it costs to build a new one. That said, the lot sounds beautiful and at a bargain price like $77,000 you may find a buyer. ... more
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Sat Apr 16, 2011
Linda Dressler answered:
I would be happy to do a search to see what comes up in those towns, at that dollar amount that allows dogs. Please feel free to contact me directly.

Linda Dressler, Realtor®
(847) 809-1257

'Helping From The Heart'
Schaumburg, IL
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Peggy S Baker answered:
There remains a terrific rental market through-out this area, i.e. Wauconda, Island Lake, Cary, etc. Many of those however in the rental market don't necessarily have high credit scores or may be coming out of foreclosure, or short sale, etc. and they may also not have 2 months of SD which many owners are wanting in these situations and they end up with houses on the rental market forever because they dont want to work out arrangements with prospective tenants. Have done many this year alone, and as agents don't make much doing rentals, many agents stay away from them. It is a perfect time for some investors to start buying some of this inventory out there and start renting out these homes! ... more
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Coleen Grenier answered:
You r correct. If you would like to see some comparables or would like a price range for your home give me a call. Our office is quite familiar with Wauconda.
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Melissa Kampschroer Leetzow answered:

I would be happy to help in your search.

Give me a call and we can discuss in more detail with what you are looking for.

Melissa Leetzow E-PRO SFR Realtor
Coldwell Banker Primus
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Fri Oct 3, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
First thing i can tell you is you get what you pay for. For a little more you can get a full service broker who can assist you through each step of the selling process. It is always stated that a full service broker will get the best obtainable price in the quickes amount of time. Therefore the higher price they can get pays for tthe little extra you will pay. There is more than just listing a home in mls for you and holding an open house. unless you are a builder with alot to offer, not many houses are sold at open house. most buyers prefer to make an appointment where they will not be bothered by other people or the seller. Buyers feel intimidated if you are showing your house, they can not speak freely, they will not open closets and can not take the time to place their furniture or be able to talk openly about the changes they will make for fear of upsetting you. then there is the disclosures, both state and federal, inspections, negotiations and closing. i would think again about trying to save money where you could save time and make more in the long run with a full service agent. ... more
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
They run approximately 2 to 2.5% of value. You can call the Wauconda Township Assessor and find out last years tax rate to be more specific but next year's rate may change a bit, usually not too much unless a referendum has been passed. ... more
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
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Typically open houses do not sell your home. The statistics are less than 2%. That is probably the primary reason. That and it takes away from personal Sunday time. However it is a good way for Realtors to pick up a potential buyer, but again the results are fairly low. Also some houses do better than others at drawing in lookers. Lastly, I will never do an open house on my own. We are inviting trouble by opening up a home to anyone without some level of security. Nationwide there have been some unfortunate Real estate agent deaths while on duty alone in an open house, so unless I have a fellow agent or loan officer with me, I also will not put myself at risk. ... more
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Fri Apr 25, 2008
The Michael Lescher Team answered:
Here are some statistics from The Realtor's Multiple Listing Service. They do not include all sales but can show a trend. Beween Jan. 1 & April 24, 2006, 51 detached single family homes sold in zip code 60084 (Wauconda) at an average price of $342,000. In 2007, 53 sold in the same period but the average price dropped to $265,000. Same period, 2008, only 17 closed but the price was up to $293,000.
In the last 12 months, 99 homes sold in that zip code. There are currently 127 active listings with more coming on each day. There is well over a years supply of home on the market if the pace stays the same but it appears from the above figures the pace is slowing.
General figures like this give some idea of the market but do not help a homeowner assess their particular situation. A knowledgeable Realtor can research your neighborhood, homes similar to yours in style, condition and age and give you a better idea of your personal situation. Hope this helps.
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Tue Mar 11, 2008
Paul Mackey answered:
Wauconda is a solid choise overall. Only possible downside would be access to 94. If using 12 works then by all means consider Wauconda. On there are many community resources that will provide School info and other important Community info... ... more
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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Barbie.... I would check with a local Realtor to see if they could get that information for you.
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