How long does it take to sell a 4 (or 4+) bedroom house in Coal City, Diamond, Carbon Hill? Not as long as it used to!

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Often the mark of the current health of a real estate market is thought to be, “how many new construction homes are being built?” This illustrates exactly how good the Will County market is doing at the current time. New construction, single family homes are up over 20% from a year ago at this time!

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Will County put almost 22% more houses under contract this June than last! 5% fewer homes were listed, leading to a decrease of actual inventory available of almost 30%

While almost 22% more houses were contracted, over 15% more closed than a year ago. Closings for the rolling year are up nearly 11%!

Market time has increased by almost two weeks on median but sold prices have too!

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Happy Independence Day, Will and Grundy County. Celebrate safely, please.

Here’s where you can find fireworks in Will County (courtesy of fireworksinillinois.com):

Lockport 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2015 at 9:10pm
Where: Dellwood Park
18th and Lawrence Ave
in Lockport, Illinois 60441
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Romeoville Independence Day

Date:  July 3, 2015 at 9:15pm
Where: Village Park
900 W. Romeo Road
in Romeoville, Illinois 60446
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Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2015 at Dusk
Where: Plainfield Central High School
24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr.
in Plainfield, Illinois 60544
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Lemont Park District Freedom Days Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2015 at Dusk
Where: Centennial Park
16028 127th St
in Lemont, Illinois 60439
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Park Forest July 4th Celebration

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:15pm
Where: Central Park
410 Lakewood
in Park Forest, Illinois 60466
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Bolingbrook All American Celebration

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:15pm
Where: Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Drive
in Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490
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Channahon 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:15pm
Where: Community Park
23200 W McClintock Rd
in Channahon, Illinois 60410
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Joliet 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2015 at Dusk
Where: Memorial Stadium
3000 W. Jefferson St.
in Joliet, Illinois 60435
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Ribfest Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:30pm
Where: Knoch Park
724 S. West St.
in Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Beecher Fourth of July

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:30pm
Where: Firemen’s Park
673 Penfield St
in Beecher, Illinois 60401
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New Lenox 4th of July

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:30pm
Where: Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway
in New Lenox, Illinois 60451
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Frankfort 4th of July Celebration

Date:  July 4, 2015 at Dusk
Where: Main Park
400 W. Nebraska St.
in Frankfort, Illinois 60423
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Here’s where you can find fireworks in Grundy County (courtesy of fireworksinillinois.com):

Channahon 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2015 at 9:15pm
Where: Community Park
23200 W McClintock Rd
in Channahon, Illinois 60410
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Grundy County Fair

Date:  July 5, 2015 at Dusk
Where: Grundy County Fairgrounds
Illinois Rt 47
in Morris, Illinois 60450
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June 2015 was a booming month in homes placed under contract, up more than 34% from this same month a year ago. New listings, however, were down by more than 18%. This helps contribute to their being almost 52% less inventory for potential home buyers.

For houses sold and closed, the median value is up almost 6% for the rolling year (June 2014 to 2015 compared to the previous 12 months), the market time is slightly less to get under said contract and the month’s supply has dropped by almost a full month!

It’s becoming a better and better time to be a seller in Grundy County.

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The Will County housing market continues to thrive, like the Grundy County market. More houses are selling and fewer are available- thus rising prices. Surprisingly, the median market time has jumped up by 11 days. I suspect this is because home buyers are having a harder time finding a house that they are in love with. The most desirable houses go quickly and others take a touch longer with buyers waiting for gems to hit the market.

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Grundy County Snapshot May 2015

June 3, 2015

The Grundy County housing market continues to thrive. Prices are rising, more houses are selling, and inventory and market times are falling.

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An Open Letter to Zillow and Trulia

February 27, 2015

Dear Zillow and Trulia, Congratulations on your recently FTC approved merger. I truly wish you well in your endeavor. But here’s the thing…. I’m going to need you to stop calling me everyday trying to sell me space on your website, okay? No, for real. Here’s why…. Those “leads” you call 3 or 4 times [...]

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How Long Will This Be On The Market?

December 28, 2014

“How long will this house be on the market?” – many buyers The short, honest, answer to that question is, “I don’t know.” No one likes to hear that- but it’s the truth. At any given time someone can be interested in any house on the market and it could sell tomorrow. As a stat-driven-REALTOR [...]

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Morris Closed Sales Data

December 4, 2014

Sales in Morris continue to be as strong in 2014 as they were a year ago. 12 month rolling data shows Morris has only dipped below 230 closed property sales one time since May of 2013 (and that was only as low as 229 in August). Way to go Morris!

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