Don’t blink your eyes or you’ll miss the sale of a home in The Glen. Really!
The days on market for homes in The Glen have gone from a snail’s pace a couple of years ago to “not bad” last year to warp speed in 2013. About a month ago I put a Tower Crossing townhome (Blackstone model with 3840 sq ft) on the market at $789,000, and it sold the same day.
A couple of weeks ago I put a single family home on the market in Glenview. The next day I had 50 people tour the home with appointments, and a day later over 70 people attended my open house. A contract was signed within 4 days.
A couple of days ago I put another Tower Crossing townhome on the market at 11am. I received my first call 36 minutes later. I showed the home over the lunch hour, and a purchase contract was in by 3pm. It took 4 hours to sell a property listed at $699.000.
The same dynamic is occurring throughout the several neighborhoods in The Glen and in greater Glenview. So, what’s going on? Well, the real estate market has turned. Buyers used to have all of the leverage. So they made low ball offers, many of which were accepted by desperate sellers. But now…well, there are only 2 homes for sale in the uber-upscale Southgate neighborhood of 299 homes. Not a typo. TWO! In Tower Crossing’s 154 home development only 5 homes are for sale. Limited inventory and high demand can be seen in other Glen communities such as Chapel Crossing, Landings, and Cambridge.
So anyone interested in buying into The Glen needs to move fast. But…it’s worth it to live in this magnificent community.
Margaret Ludemann (847-401-1802)
Resident of The Glen, Coldwell Banker Realtor