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Barrington Illinois Real Estate Resource

Your Guide To Buying & Selling Homes in Barrington IL

Welcome to our Barrington Real Estate and Community Information Blog. Here we highlight homes for sale in Barrington IL and it's neighboring villages as well as tips and advice for home buyers and sellers in our community. As your Barrington Realtor® Corinne is here to help you buy or sell luxury homes, homes on acreage, Historical properties, town-homes, condos and vacant land.

Our Barrington IL real estate service area includes: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness and Tower Lakes. We also serve many of the surrounding Northwest Suburbs including Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove, Palatine, Fox River Grove, Schaumburg and Wauconda.

Corinne’s Real Estate Blog

Non Corporate Relocation Buyers & Sellers


When talking about relocation many people instantly think about corporate relocation. A job move where either the new employer or a company they hire, helps the inbound employee and family relocate to a new home. Corporate relocation assistance is not as common in the real estate market place any longer. When we moved here from the UK my husbands employers paid for all our expenses to sell back … [Read More...]

Barrington 220 School District

Find Barrington high school homes for sale

Barrington 220 school district of Barrington Illinois is a sought after school district. As real estate professionals, schools can create a problem for us. Buyers have questions about schools and we cannot give answers. Of course many of us have children that went to Barrington 220 so we do have some inside knowledge. In the interests of making this post as fair as I possibly can and with full … [Read More...]

Active Adult Homes Barrington & 55+ Communities in The Northwest Suburbs


Active adult communities are growing in popularity. The Barrington area only has one dedicated community at The Woods of South Barrington. However there are alternative ideas for active adults homes in Barrington. First let's look at non dedicated over 55 neighborhoods and then we can explore active adult communities not too far from Barrington. Scroll down to find more dedicated active adult … [Read More...]

Keeping White Tailed Deer In or Out of Your Yard This Winter


Here in the country suburban area of Barrington Illinois we are blessed with wildlife and birds and White Tailed Deer. For some the deer may be a nuisance, for others like me they are a wonder. White Tailed Deer may be attracted to your yard to eat and you can encourage them to come or discourage them if you like. Oh and even if you can, adding a fence is not going to stop them if you have goodies … [Read More...]

Adding a Little Flair To a Pantry Door


Doors; love them, hate them, many places need them and a pantry is one that needs. Pantries can get pretty untidy, full of half used products in open boxes, water and soda piled high on the floor, kids putting items back on the only shelf they can reach and so on. Not to mention how often the pantry door is opened. There are five adults in my house right now and three are guys. It seems like it's … [Read More...]

Multi-Generational Living in Barrington IL

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Multi-Generational Living in Barrington Illinois is probably occurring more than most of us know. What is Multi-Generational Living? Many of us have children and until they leave for college or later, there are two generations living in a home. It's quite normal, after all who else is going to support your kids? Multi by it's definition is many or more than two. So whether you are old enough … [Read More...]

Inverness Illinois Real Estate Sales April, May, June 2014 – Activity Slow

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Inverness Illinois real estate sales information for the second quarter of the year. I am a little late getting this report out, it's been a fun summer with my youngest son getting his degree and working out now what to do with his life. Seems I'll be one of those empty bedrooms families before too long. Better late than never though, let's look at the market from April to June 2014. The … [Read More...]

Why Buy $5 Million Homes When You Can Buy for $2 Million

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Should You Buy $5 Million Homes? When I help buyers find their dream home in the Barrington area the question of how much is the right amount to spend on multi-million dollar homes comes up more often since the real estate market and economy crashed. Will a purchase at $5 million get you much more than a purchase at $2 million. If I were in that position maybe I would think my extra millions would … [Read More...]