Market Update, Real Estate

Real Estate Market Update | The Ups, Downs & Forecast for 2019

Real Estate Market Update | The Ups, Downs & Forecast for 2019

Move over, Polar Vortex! Be gone, -25 degrees! Local real estate sales are headed for a warmup with the spring market on the horizon. Barrington residents planning to sell their homes in 2019 have been making recommended preparations and we’ve also been busy helping soon-to-be home buyers monitor the market.

What do forecasters say the future of real estate looks like nationally in 2019? In a Forbes report, economists predict that this year overall home sales will decline, home price appreciation will slow to 3.0 percent, buyers will face less competition and we’ll see even more millennials in the marketplace.

National Association of Realtors (NAR’s) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun is optimistic despite NAR’s recent report that existing home sales closed out 2018 on a low note in December, down -6.4 percent from the prior month and down -10.3 percent from December of 2017.

Yun cites several reasons for the December decline including higher mortgage interest rates, national home price gains and tax changes, which have become less favorable for homeownership. Last week, Yun summed up his current outlook in a headline which reads, “Dismal December shouldn’t carry over into 2019 home sales.”

“The outlook for 2019 looks quite good,” Yun says in a report for The Hill. “The Federal Reserve has changed its stance regarding monetary policy. Rather than four rate hikes in 2019, as was widely assumed to be the case just a few months ago, the Fed is likely to raise its short-term rate just once. This shift has quickly led to a measurable fall in the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, from 5 percent in early December to 4.5 percent as of mid-January. As a result, the outlook for home sales improved.”

Yun says it also helps to see income rates on the rise. “For the first time in years, income gains of a projected 3.5 percent will outpace home price growth of around 2 percent. That is healthy and a turn toward better housing affordability.”

Here in the Barrington area, December home sales were up +2.0%, with the median single family home sales price at $520,000, down -2.4% from $533,000 in December of 2017.

Today in Barrington, there are about 520 active listings on the market plus 95 properties under contract. We’ll share January’s numbers for you after month’s end but we know that, as of right now, about two dozen homes have closed in Barringtonton since Jan 1 of 2019. Here’s a look at how that compares to trends historically. (If you’re reading on mobile, turn to side for full view of chart and hover or tap data points to see numbers per month.)

Of the properties sold in Barrington since January 1st, 2019, 18 of them are single family homes. The median sale price of all single family homes was was $612,000 with a minimum sold price of $230,000, a maximum sold price of $1,400,000 and an average market time of 180 days. Here’s a look at our median single family home prices historically.

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25
ACRES
KANE
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Land For Sale
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Welcome to your own paradise! 25+ bucolic acres(approx) and the best value in Barrington Hills! Beautiful property with nice high hilltop sites for your dream home or homes and at such a great price for such a large parcel!! Rolling open fields and m

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3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
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Land For Sale
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ACRES
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BED
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TOTAL BATHS
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ACRES
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This is a DEAL! Last sale in the subdivision was 5 Saucer Cir 4/25/19 for $400,000! Build your dream home on almost 1.5 acres in highly sought after Magnolia Pointe! This gated community features exquisite homes with amenities such as tennis courts,

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ACRES
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COUNTY
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Land For Sale
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ACRES
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BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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Single Family Home For Sale
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South Barrington and so much space! This all brick 2 story home features 6 bedrooms / 5.1 baths and two kitchens! Two master bedrooms with one on main level for in-laws, guests or nanny suite! Home is in excellent condition and is looking forward

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ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
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Land For Sale
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Plan and build your dream home in this large, waterfront 1.7 acre home site in The Ponds of South Barrington. Spectacular price enhances the opportunity to build your dream home amongst the existing gorgeous estates. Architectural blueprints availa

$599,000
0.99
ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
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Land For Sale
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Build your luxury custom home on this beautiful waterfront home site in the prestigious gated Village Enclave of South Barrington. This premier lot in a community of exclusive Estate Homes will accommodate the home of your dreams. Amenities include

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ACRES
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ACRES
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COUNTY
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Land For Sale
- Active

Pure ecstasy! This 15 acre parcel offers the most blissful views available in all of S. Barrington. Consisting of 4 pin #'s w/the ability to subdivide into 13, 1 acre parcels.Presenting a lightly wooded perimeter w/serene pond views and privacy that

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4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

As you enter the property from an elevated drive, in middle of a private cul-de-sac, leading to a 3-car heated garage, you will quickly realize that this is the house you always wanted! Completely renovated with hi-end finishers and materials import

$995,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

A fabulous, lovingly cared for brick estate! Showcase property is filled with quality features, starting at the two-story foyer with bridal staircase & marble floor. The living room has a fireplace & curved wall of windows; the dining room features

$19
1.45
ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
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Commercial For Sale
- Active

Beautiful high end office space with a great location. The space is located right off I90 and Route 72 on Barrington Road near several restaurants and shopping. Secure building, waiting area, 5 private offices, open space areas, 1 private conference

$1,195,000
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

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