JANUARY 2015 NEW LENOX REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS

There were 182 New Lenox homes for sale in January, up 0.6% from January 2014, with 181 homes for sale. There were 22 homes closed in New Lenox during January 2015

Thinking about buying new construction?

Thinking about buying new construction?

Are you deciding if you want to buy new construction?  If so, there are a few things you should keep in mind when doing so.  

First, find a great agent to help you.  Getting an agent that is experienced in working in new construction will help you get the best deal for your money.

Preparing your house for the upcoming cold weather

Are you wanting to save yourself some money in the coming months?  Let The York Team help you out with that.  There are many different ways you can save on energy and items around the house that will result in lower bills.

September 2014 New Lenox Real Estate Market Conditions

There were 230 New Lenox homes for sale in September, up 5.5% from September 2013, with 218 homes for sale. There were 44 homes closed in New Lenox during September 2014, up 10% with 40 closings last September.

To list or not to list....with an agent

Are you on the fence in deciding if you should try listing your property on your own or with a real estate agent?  You think how hard can it be?  I know my friends will spread the word and the sign out in front will bring a lot of attention to people

Importance of a Home Inspection

Many of our clients ask us if it really necessary to get a home inspection. We believe it is always in the best interest of our clients to do so. Unless you are a professional home inspector,

June 2014 New Lenox Real Estate Market Conditions

Let’s take a look at the New Lenox real estate market conditions during June 2014.

There were 234 New Lenox homes for sale in June, down 0.8% from June 2013, with 236 homes for sale. There were 58 homes closed in New Lenox during June 2014, up 28.9% with 45 closings last June! With nearly the same amount of homes for sale as last year but more closings, you can see more properties are selling!

The average market time for New Lenox during June 2014 was 125 days compared to 165 days last year in June, which is 24.2% lower! The average list price in New Lenox during June 2014 was $313,485 which is 14% higher compared to last June’s average list price of $274,989. The average sales price during June 2014 was $250,500 up 12.3% compared to last year’s average sales price of $223,000. The percentage of original list price received is 2.9% higher than last June - 93.2% of the original list price last year compared to 95.9% this year. While market time has decreased and prices have gone up, sellers are also receiving a higher percentage of their list price!

The number of new listings during June 2014 was identical to last year – 90 new listings this June compared to 90 new listings last June. The number of listings under contract decreased 5.5% this June compared to last – 52 listings under contract this June compared to only 55 listings under contract last June! If you are thinking of selling in New Lenox, this might be the right time for you! Contact The York Team for more information!

May 2014 New Lenox Real Estate Market Conditions

There were 208 New Lenox homes for sale in May, down 11.9% from May 2013, with 236 homes for sale! There were 40 homes closed in New Lenox during May 2014, down 18.4%

Toured the Hiram B. Scutt Mansion in Joliet

As a Realtor, there are some perks to the job such as getting to tour inside this historic landmark building - that's supposedly haunted! The Hiram B. Scutt Mansion has quite a history to it:

According the the Joliet Patch, "Mansion namesake Hiram Scutt fought in the Civil War, according to Wikipedia. He became the first barbed wire manufacturer in the history of Joliet