2017 should be a solid year for home sales and prices in The Glen

The Glen in Glenview, Illinois is not only a great place to live, but it also enjoys a strong real estate market. I thought you would find it interesting to look ahead to Glen home sales and prices in 2017. The economic environment for real estate sales was positive in 2016 which is good news […] Read more »

Home buyers…by the numbers

I’m a data freak. I love to sift through all kinds of numbers about the real estate market. And I think it makes me a better Realtor. The Illinois Association of Realtors recently crunched it’s wealth of data to determine who buys homes in our state, and I thought you might be interested in the […] Read more »

Listing your home for buyers with children

In areas which cater to families with school age children, it’s important to time the listing of your home appropriately. The basic rule is that you need to get it on the market in time for buyers to close, get moved, and settle in prior to the start of the school year. Often sellers list […] Read more »

Interest in buying homes starting early

There are definite signs that buyers interested in purchasing homes are starting early this year. In a typical year, new contracts for home sales decline significantly after Thanksgiving, and the real estate market is dead through year end. Within a week or two after the New Year, we begin seeing a few buyers poke their […] Read more »

Homeowner associations’ role in a home sale

Chapel Crossing at The Glen- Glenview IL

Home sale transactions in The Glen generally involve homeowner associations after an agreement has been reached between buyers and sellers. When the Village of Glenview Illinois took ownership of the former Naval Air Station Glenview in the late 1990’s it developed a master plan for its use. The result is what we now know as […] Read more »

What you should know about home appraisals

A neighbor of mine here in The Glen is considering selling his home, and knowing this will require an appraisal of his home, he asked me how they work. So I thought I would write to you about it in today’s blog. Home appraisals are performed by independent, certified professionals (not realtors) to establish the […] Read more »

Huge luxury townhomes at Tower Crossing in the Glen

I frequently receive calls from home buyers interested in The Glen (in Glenview Illinois) who want large homes but without the maintenance of grass to mow and walks to shovel. I immediately tell them about Tower Crossing, a Glen development with townhomes ranging in size from roughly 3,000 sq ft to over 4,000 sq ft. […] Read more »

Your Pie and Funtopia coming to the Glen

One of the wonderful things about living in The Glen (in Glenview, Illinois) is the vast array of fun things to do and great places to eat…all within a short walk of any home in the development. And there are two additions coming to Glen Town Center, the Glen’s “main street”. Your Pie is coming […] Read more »

The Glen’s art fair was a huge success…again!

The annual Glen Art Fair was held this past weekend, August 8 and 9, and as always it was a huge success. This prestigious (and fun!) event attracted scores of artists from throughout the United States to Tower Drive, Glen Town Center’s “main street”. Attendance was high, and as they say, a good time was […] Read more »

Regency at The Glen sales are picking up steam

Judging from 2015 real estate sales in the Glen’s Regency development, it’s obvious that this new’ish neighborhood is already turning over to second owners. While the development only sold out last year, several homes of early buyers have re-sold and others rented in the first half of this year. This is good news for buyers […] Read more »