Last week was a busy week with two buyers closing on their Barrington properties. One buyer was a relocation purchase, the other a more local move. Homes were sold in Unincorporated Barrington on acreage, the second sale was in Lake Barrington Shores, a waterfront town home. When homes close, donations follow.
I support a local animal shelter, Save a Pet in Grayslake Illinois. We have often Continue Reading
Great question and one I am asking. I scratched my head for the second time in 6 months about issues of land that exist but were not discovered or mentioned until, yes you got, the closing table.
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. I am simply questioning a process.
Briefly, for single family homes you are buying a piece of land both under the house and in most Continue Reading
As a Barrington Relocation Realtor Corinne Guest helps buyers explore other towns to see what's available. She says: "As I think about this sale I recall many of my relocation buyers that buy in Barrington and the reaction they have when they see their new home". It's a gut reaction. This is the one. And again that's exactly what these buyers did. Barrington wins again! All other towns lost a sale Continue Reading
Vacant Land – Always the last part of a fallen real estate market to dust off the rubble and come back to the market! No shortage of it but land sales are beginning to pick up steam again. When the market was buoyant we used to have about 100 available lots for sale in Barrington 60010 area at a time. Currently we have 173 available vacant lots with sizes from 0.05 acres in town to 60 acres in Continue Reading
It blows my mind that simplistic strategies in real estate negotiation, may still used and even perceived as the best way to keep a deal together. Let me give you an example of a current transaction I have on the go and how this pathetic strategy is attempting to be used from the other side. We’ll let you decide what you think about the idea of the meet in the middle strategy.
Because the Continue Reading
When we moved to the USA in 1996 my kids were 4 and 6 and both in school. As local public schools did not want my 4 year old we found a private school for them, concerned they might fall behind as we were to return after 2 years to England. Move forward to the teenage years, with a year in public school in Florida, from where we quickly returned, the kids at 12 and 14 were put right back into the Continue Reading