Friday, March 8, 2013
Tips for getting your home market-ready for prospective buyers.
- REAL ESTATE
Friday, March 8
By Melissa Steele and Charlotte Eriksen So you’ve made the decision to sell your home. Now what? It takes a lot of mental preparation to let go of a space you’ve grown to love, and the process of selling your home can be particularly strange if you are still living in it. Mike LaFido, local realtor and author of "Cracking the Real Estate Code" said homeowners should take the following steps when getting ready to list their home: Stage the home: "Decorating is for living and staging is for selling," LaFido said. The more neutral the decor, the more potential buyers the home will attract, he said. "If you keep it the way you had it, you might be looking for a needle-in-a-haystack buyer—they (buyers) want turnkey ready and can't see past your…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Patch has a look at the pricier listings new to the Darien market, according to AOL Real Estate.
Here are this week's three priciest new listings in Darien on AOL Real Estate. Get a better look at these homes' exteriors and interiors by peeking at the pictures to the right. 1118 Timber Ln., Darien: $359,000 1623 Arbor Ct., Darien: $330,000 1910 McAdam Rd., Darien: $324,900 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are several ways to stay on top of Darien news:
Monday, January 21, 2013
Darien saw the largest percent increase of home sales in DuPage County, with 125 percent more homes sold year over year in December.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Monday, January 21
The 18 detached, single-family homes sold in Darien during December was up big from December 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe). It is also up from last month, when 13 homes sold in Darien during November. Darien saw the largest percent increase in DuPage County, with 125 percent more homes sold year over year in December. There were 18 homes sold that month in 2011 and 8 in 2012. The median price of homes sold in December ($260,000) was down slightly from the median price of homes sold in November 2012, but stil up from that in December 2011. The market for detached, single-family homes in suburbs throughout DuPage County saw growth in December, MORe reported. MORe gets its statistics from Midwest Real …