Archive for Boone County

Illinois and Chicago Housing Markets Improve in February

According to new data from the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, Illinois home sales increase 16.2 percent and median prices increased 5.1 percent to $125,000 since the same time last year. In February, statewide home and condominium sales totaled 8,213, an increase of more than 1,100 from February 2012. This is the 19th straight month in [Read More]

McHenry County Home Builder Offers Multi-Generation Home Design

When children leave home for work, school or to start their own family, many think it is the last time they will live with their parents, but that isn’t always the case. According to the Census Bureau, the number of households with three generations under one roof is growing and was up 30 percent between [Read More]

March 20, 2013 | Author: Gerstad Builders | Comments: (0) | Categories: Boone County, Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Locations, McHenry County, New Homes

Lincoln Park is One of the Strongest Chicago Real Estate Markets

2012 has been a good year for Lincoln Park. The area is notorious for having the most expensive Chicago real estate, and investors are still taking an interest in the popular neighborhood. The latest Lincoln Park construction project will be headed by the Belgravia Group Ltd, which is currently planning a series of luxury townhomes [Read More]

December 24, 2012 | Author: Jessica Thom | Comments: (0) | Categories: Boone County, Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy, Locations, Townhomes

SSHBA Inaugural Ball Celebrates the Chicago Real Estate Industry

Members of the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) enjoyed cocktails, a three-course dinner and dancing at the SSHBA Inaugural Ball Saturday. This year’s event was held at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, and music was provided by local band Ear Candy. Kieran Lagan was inaugurated as the new SSHBA president, and he [Read More]

December 10, 2012 | Author: Jessica Thom | Comments: (0) | Categories: Boone County, Chicago Real Estate News, Events, Events AOI, Featured, In the Burbs, Locations, New Homes, SSHBA

The Latest Chicago Real Estate Eco-Building Trends

One of the most popular building trends for 2013 is the expansion of ‘green’ Chicago real estate. In the past year, ‘green’ construction of single family homes made up 17 percent of the entire home building market, and this number is expected to double by 2016! Here are some green building additions that we’ll be [Read More]

M/I Homes Celebrating Grand Opening of Chicago New Homes

Don’t miss on M/I Homes’ grand opening of The Elston model at Church Street Station! On Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prospective homebuyers are invited to enjoy brunch and tour the two new Elston model floor plans. If you like what you see and decide to purchase an M/I Home, you’ll [Read More]

December 04, 2012 | Author: Jessica Thom | Comments: (0) | Categories: Boone County, Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Locations, New Homes, Townhomes

More Chicago Homeowners are Paying their Mortgages on Time

During the third quarter of 2012, the percentage of mortgage holders more than two months behind on their payments fell by 5.41 percent, according to TransUnion. This is the lowest rate since 2009, which is great news for the housing recovery. Though, the percentage is still higher than the 1 percent to 2 percent average [Read More]