Category: House Talk

Weekend Open Houses in Barrington, Illinois

25. Check Out Today’s Barrington Open Houses

 Feel like checking out some of the homes currently for sale in Barrington? Today’s a great day to do it. It’s a beautiful Sunday, the doors are open and the welcome mats are out this afternoon at 17 Barrington properties that are for sale and just waiting for new owners.

If you visit any of these homes today and would like more details like how long they’ve been on the market, whether there have been price reductions and what other homes are available that might suit your needs, I’m here to help……

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For Sale - 1 Olympic Drive in South Barrington, Illinois

359. An Opportunity of Olympic Proportions

 If you’re like me, you LOVE looking at properties for sale and considering the possibility of finding a new place to call home.  Well, it’s springtime in Barrington and the weekend open house activity is heating up.  There’s a great property that’s open in South Barrington this afternoon that’s only a few years old, has that open floor plan that everyone loves and is also a “sneeze away” from I-90, O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago.
This home is conveniently close to EVERYTHING, so why not come check it out from 1-4PM TODAY, Saturday, March 26th.  Take a drive by and pop inside if you want to see more. My mom, Suzanne Luby, will be the host and I promise she doesn’t bite … unless you color on the walls ;).…

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352. Barrington House Talk – 2011 Market Realities

 In “Barrington House Talk” last week, I opened things up for your questions. We received several great questions about the Barrington real estate market, and we’ll answer them all in the coming weeks here at 365Barrington.com. But today I’m going to tackle the question that’s most difficult because it’s a subject that can be tough to talk about.

Mike from North Barrington asks,
“What is the current Foreclosure rate in Barrington and how does that compare to the numbers nationally?”
It’s a great question, Mike. I’d like to say the numbers from MRED, our local MLS, are encouraging, but the data paints a different picture. The short sale and foreclosure statistics for Barrington are a real estate reality we have to know and face to help accelerate our local market recovery.…

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A Barrington Realtor Answers Common Real Estate Questions

345. Barrington House Talk – Real Estate Q & A

 The first day of spring is next weekend on Sunday, March 20.  YES!  It’s coming.  And so is the new inventory of homes to hit the spring market.  If you’re planning on buying or selling a home this spring or if you’ve been kicking around the idea, now is the time to get serious.  I’m going to try an experiment here at 365Barrington.com today.  I’m making myself totally available to answer your real estate questions this week.  Is there anything you want to know about the state of the local real estate market?

Are you curious about how current home sales in Barrington compare to other Chicagoland suburbs?  Is there anything you’d like to know about what home buyers want most today?  Would you like to know the latest market activity in a specific Barrington neighborhood? Whether you have questions about buying, selling or smart steps you can take to protect your investment, ask and you shall receive.  Fill out this quick form and I will share the answers to your questions in my “Barrington House Talk” report next week on Friday, March 19, the day before we welcome spring.…

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Tour Barrington Homes for Sale

331. Barrington Open House HOT LIST for Sun. 2/27

 It’s Friday and that means we’re talking real estate today at 365Barrington.com. I’m sharing a weekly list of Sunday open houses in Barrington along with a quick update about the 60010 real estate market.

I just took a look at the 2011 year-to-date residential real estate sales in Barrington and compared that to the same time period in 2010……

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Tour Barrington Homes for Sale

324. Barrington Open House HOT LIST for Sun. 2/20

 With Super Bowl Sunday, Groundhog Day and the 2011 Blizzard behind us, the unofficial start of the 2011 spring real estate season has arrived. It’s that time of year when buyers restart their searches and homeowners prepare to put their properties on the market.  For anyone who is thinking of selling, now is definitely the time to get serious. To help give you a feel for some of the new homes coming on the market here in the Barrington area, we’re going to start sharing a weekly list of scheduled weekend open houses in zip code 60010, starting with this Sunday, Febraury 20th.

Weekend open houses in Barrington are typically held from 1-4PM and there are 15 homes on the 60010 open house tour for this Sunday.  Of the 15, most are open from 1PM until 4PM.  But four of these properties are only open from 1 until 3PM and those are the homes at 219 George, 152 W. Lake Shore Drive, 764 Golf and 200 Weatherstone.  If you visit any of these homes this Sunday, let them know Liz sent you ;).
I’d love to hear your feedback and, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, I’m happy to be a resource.  If you’d like to share your thoughts about the local real estate market, feel free to start a conversation in the comments box at the end of this post.  Please call me anytime to talk real estate at 847-691-3150, or shoot me an email Liz@365Barrington.com. I’m always a phone call or an email away and, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for our market to fire back up again!  In the meantime, here’s a a look at the full list of scheduled open houses in Barrington for this Sunday, February 20, 2011……

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Luby Group Listings

$475,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,639
SQFT
120 Hidden Oaks Drive Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Spacious home nestled in a lush wooded setting situated at the end of a cul-de-sac just minutes from downtown Barrington. The first floor is complete with living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area leading to a deck, and a study with a vaulte

$515,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,631
SQFT
744 Oak Road Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Pending

Lovely New England Classic in a prime cul-de-sac location at the end of Oak Road has curb appeal, character and charm. This home is light filled and offers a first floor master suite, complete with a gas fireplace and updated master bath. Well equi

$475,000
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
540 South Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Barrington Village living at its best! Steps to downtown restaurants, shops & schools, this historic home has been completely updated. Enjoy views of Cook Street from the porch swing or visit with friends on the large front wrap-around porch, welcomi

$689,000
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,629
SQFT
1 Burning Oak Trail Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Stunning home on 2.2 acre wooded lot with private pond and creek! Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout most of first floor. Gourmet kitchen with center island and adjacent hearth room with cozy fireplace are the hub of every day living. Great room f