If you’ll be relocating to Barrington IL it’s very unlikely you’ll be moving here for a new job. Employment is very limited in this country suburban area so I have to think you’ve somehow already identified and chosen Barrington because of the type of real estate we offer. People chosing Barrington as a new location to live do so because:
- Our real estate fits your budget.
- Our homes offer the size you desire.
- You like the idea of country living.
- You’re bringing horses.
- You want acreage.
- As parents you’ve checked our our schools.
- You lived locally before and are returning to the area.
- Open space is high on your want list.
- You simply like the look of homes in Barrington.
- We are located in an acceptable commute distance to work.
- You’re coming back for the winters!
OK that last one is a little tongue in cheek, but the winters aren’t all that bad and like me, you might prefer winter over the heat of summer.
However you’ve chosen Barrington does not matter much, we chose it while living in a condo in Palatine. Being from England, we didn’t have a clue about where to live so we got in the car and drove around. Our reason was more that it mirrored the area we came from. Open country areas, not urban at all. Plus it was a 15/35 minute drive to my husbands new job in Schaumburg, depending on which part of Barrington we ended up in.
Relocating to Barrington IL – Pinpoint Your Barrington
In our Barrington area map below you can see the 60010 is quite a large area of real estate. In all it’s just under 100 square miles. Relocating to Barrington IL and buying a home here means understanding more about our real estate locations. We’re here to help you with that.
If Barrington is the location you want to buy a new home, you’ve got choices. We have several villages in the Barrington area, all with different names but all sharing the same zip code. The real estate in each is similar yet quite different and the same is true of prices.
For example, a home in Lake Barrington may be the same size and age as in South Barrington but the prices will be substantially higher in South Barrington. With the same zip, same schools, same sized home and even lot, that might have an out of towner wondering why. It’s back to the one thing in real estate that determines all pricing which happens to be the one thing we cannot change; LOCATION!
South Barrington is closer to an interstate, it’s closer to Chicago, it’s closer to the Airport. So buyers who need to fly more, commute to Chicago, or drive on fast roads will gravitate to South Barrington rather than Lake Barrington.
Other differences are more logical. A home in Barrington Hills will likely be higher priced than in Deer Park. This comes down to lot size. Barrington Hills lots on average are 5 acres whereas Deer Park are 1 acre lots. You can expect to pay more for the additional land you own.
If you are relocating to Barrington IL and coming from out of town, this is when a local real estate agent can really help. Rather than let you make a mistake, we’ll help to educate you on all the differences each Barrington village has so you can make an informed decision. As a Barrington real estate blog writer and real estate professional that’s our goal. We want to match you with the perfect home and also the perfect location in Barrington.
Other Pricing Differences
In real estate we all know location is the number one driving factor of pricing. So what other things can make very similar homes be offered at quite different pricing?
Take a subdivision with two almost identical homes. One backs up to a conservation area the other backs up to a busy road. Which would you buy? Most would not pick the one near the road because of the constant noise and perhaps danger to children and pets. This therefore drives the price of that home down. The one that backs to conservation means you’ll likely never have to look over anything other than conservation land. This drives the price of that home up. The result is a double swing which can cause quite a difference in price.
Adverse factors will always affect property pricing. As a home buyer you’ll do well working with a local Realtor. A Barrington Realtor that truly wants to match you with the perfect home, not just get a sale. We’ll educate you on both positive and negative factors for each home you look at.
Buyers relocating to Barrington IL are advised to select not just any Real estate professional but one that knows Barrington inside and out. We strive to provide as much information as we can about the Barrington area on this web site but are always open to suggestions and questions. We’ve also relocated ourselves on many occasions before finally settling here in the Barrington area. Feel free to draw upon our relocation experiences and knowledge.
Contact Corinne today at 847-363-3686 if you’re relocating to Barrington IL. We’re ready to welcome you to Barrington and find your perfect home.