Real Estate | National Association of Realtors Reveals New Insights Into Today’s Home Buyers & Sellers

Real Estate | National Association of Realtors Reveals New Insights Into Today’s Home Buyers & Sellers

 The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® just released their 2016 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. The results of this year’s survey comprise NAR’s 35th anniversary edition, providing the latest insight into those who have most recently bought or sold homes. Among many notable trends, the 2016 report reveals that the number of both first-time buyers and single women purchasing homes is increasing amidst the quickening … Read more…

Kate Marker Shares her “Insta-Faves” for Interior Design Inspiration

Kate Marker Shares her “Insta-Faves” for Interior Design Inspiration

 If you’re like me, you’ve discovered the fun of browsing Instagram to find inspiration for anything under the sun. From interior design, entertaining, food, fitness and fashion to books, travel and kid-friendly activities, real people and big brands are sharing their take through images and the experience feels more far-reaching than my local favorite, Facebook. For me, Instagram is replacing HGTV and magazines as my … Read more…

One Kings Lane Names Kate Marker Interiors as “Must-Follow” Designer for 2016

One Kings Lane Names Kate Marker Interiors as “Must-Follow” Designer for 2016

 Barrington-based design firm Kate Marker Interiors has been thrilled to kick off the new year as one of the “21 Must-Follow Insta Feeds for 2016” selected by online retailer One King’s Lane, the home furnishings style authority known for featuring tastemakers and a well-edited selection of vintage and market finds. Kate and her team say they are honored to be in the company of design style icons … Read more…

342. Featured Home: FIVE Things to LOVE about 559 S. Summit Street, FOR SALE in the Village of Barrington

342. Featured Home:  FIVE Things to LOVE about 559 S. Summit Street, FOR SALE in the Village of Barrington

 Searching for a newer home that offers today’s most sought after amenities in an established neighborhood just steps to the train, shopping, restaurants and park?  Look no further than this lovely home located at 559 South Summit in the heart of downtown Barrington and there’s a new price on this Barrington Village stunner! NOW LISTED at $899,000, this property is a perfect home for the … Read more…

256. Friday Featured Home: FIVE Things to LOVE about 21601 N. Inglenook Lane, FOR SALE in Deer Park

256. Friday Featured Home:  FIVE Things to LOVE about 21601 N. Inglenook Lane, FOR SALE in Deer Park

 If you are looking for an affordable home with single story living in the Barrington Area, search no further than this week’s Friday Featured Home. Located in Deer Park, here are 5 things to LOVE about 21601 N. Inglenook Lane: 1.  Single story living in this spacious three bedroom ranch. 2.  Enjoy the home’s three season room, with access to the deck and expansive yard. … Read more…

131. Kate Marker Interiors Lands 14-Page Feature in Luxe Home Magazine

131. Kate Marker Interiors Lands 14-Page Feature in Luxe Home Magazine

 Congratulations to downtown Barrington design firm, Kate Marker Interiors, for scoring a major feature in the Spring 2015 issue of Luxe Home magazine which is available on newsstands now. The featured project, a Georgian Colonial family home in Lake Forest, brings to life the Kate Marker aesthetic of creating a timeless, original look by mixing old and new. The fourteen page spread showcases the freshly … Read more…

99. Real Estate Report: State of the Spring Market in Barrington

99. Real Estate Report: State of the Spring Market in Barrington

 We’re well into the busy spring real estate market, and with Q1 behind us we want to share a quick look at the state of Barrington’s housing market. We’ll share a few year over year comparisons, and offer our observations about what’s in store for the rest of 2015. Home Values Median single family home prices ending Q1 2015 jumped 4.1% to $510,000 compared to … Read more…

290. Cozy Up Your Home for Fall with “Barrington Design” & 5 Simple Tips from Kate Marker Interiors

290. Cozy Up Your Home for Fall with “Barrington Design” & 5 Simple Tips from Kate Marker Interiors

 We’re thrilled today to welcome Kate Marker, our latest local contributor to join 365Barrington.com. She’s the owner of Barrington’s Kate Marker Interiors and well known for her impeccable interior design services with a growing list of loyal clients in Barrington and beyond. Kate will be sharing her latest design advice in a brand new series called “Barrington Design”, inspiring new ways to refresh and renew … Read more…

265. Real Estate POP QUIZ: Comparing the Barringtons – Average Home Sale Price

265. Real Estate POP QUIZ: Comparing the Barringtons – Average Home Sale Price

 Welcome to our first 365Barrington Real Estate POP Quiz, a fun new way to learn about the local real estate market.  So sharpen your number 2 pencils and get ready to test your knowledge.  But first, we have some BIG NEWS to share! @properties has just opened a new real estate office in Barrington! Established in 2000, @properties is the number 1 real estate broker … Read more…

217. Home Sweet Barrington: This Sunday’s Open Houses

217. Home Sweet Barrington: This Sunday’s Open Houses

 Happy Sunday, friends! We’ve been working on plans to expand our real estate coverage here at 365Barrington.com to bring you more stories related to homes and gardens throughout the Barringtons and zip code 60010. In our new series called Home Sweet Barrington, we’ll be sharing videos, highlighting the latest info about the local real estate market plus we’ll be introducing you to some great local … Read more…

170. Five Things to Love About 5135 Tamarack Court

170. Five Things to Love About 5135 Tamarack Court

If you live in Barrington and have friends or family you’d like to see move a little closer to your home, we have a new real estate listing for sale at 5135 Tamarack Court in Hoffman Estates.  This three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath property just came on the market with a list price of $439,000.  All are welcome to tour the property during our first open house scheduled there from 1 to 4 p.m. (tomorrow) this Sunday, June 22nd.

5135 Tamarack Court in Hoffman Estates - Listed by The Luby Group/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
5135 Tamarack Court in Hoffman Estates – Listed by The Luby Group/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

5135 Tamarack Court is picture perfect, situated on a large corner lot with private patio and beautiful landscaping! Aside from the curb appeal, one thing that sets this property apart from the rest is attention to detail.  This home has had many updates over the years, including a new roof, siding, soffit & fascia, heat and a/c, appliance, counters, insulated garage, and more.  From the inside out, it is meticulously maintained and you can really tell how much the owners have cared for their home.

With so many awesome features, it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to a short list of some of this property’s most appealing characteristics.  But if I had to choose just five, these would make my list…

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141. Real Estate: Months Supply of Barrington Homes For Sale at Five Year Low

141. Real Estate: Months Supply of Barrington Homes For Sale at Five Year Low

 The months supply of homes for sale, otherwise known as “absorption rate” in Barrington is at a five year low. Today it would take 8.6 months to clear all of the current inventory of active homes for sale in Barrington. Compare that to October 2009, when the months supply of homes for sale stood at 23.9 months! Inventory is scarce and that continues to translate … Read more…

131. This Weekend’s Barrington Open Houses

131. This Weekend’s Barrington Open Houses

Despite Friday’s late-May snowshower (what’s up with that???), the weather forecast looks sunny for Sunday with a high of 68. And that sounds to me like the perfect forecast for a day of open house hopping in Barrington.

Barrington Open Houses on Sunday, May 18, 2014
Barrington Open Houses on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Whether you’re actively looking for a new home or would simply like to get a feel for property values in Barrington, below you will find the list of Barrington homes currently for sale with open houses scheduled for this Sunday, May 18th.

Post 300 - Luby Group Logo - Facebook - HouseIf you have specific questions about any of these properties or others you’ve seen on the market, please feel free to give me a call. 

My name is Liz Luby Chepell, I’ve been a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker’s Barrington office since 2004 and my direct phone number is 847-691-3150. 

I work on a family team with my mom, Suzanne Luby, my brother, Jim Luby, plus our full-time listing manager and marketing specialist, Christine.  We call our crew The Luby Group and we have some exciting new online offerings in the works to help anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Barrington so stay tuned!

Anyway, I just prepared this report for a client and thought I’d share it here to let you know that there are close to two dozen Barrington properties with open houses scheduled for this weekend.  The open house times vary by address so you’ll find a list of start and end times followed by details about each property open this weekend.  Have a great weekend and happy house hunting!  Here you go…

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52. House Talk: “The Homeowner & the Water Supply”

52. House Talk: “The Homeowner & the Water Supply”

 Citizens for Conservation is hosting a series of Saturday morning winter programs to offer suggestions for simple ways we can maintain our yards and homes in a more earth-friendly manner. This month’s presentation called “The Homeowner and the Water Cycle” is coming up at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 22nd. There may be snow falling today, but on Saturday, you will learn how to deal … Read more…