John Herman Announces New Listing for Single-Family Home in Palatine, Illinois

John Herman is pleased to release the details about his newest listing for a lovely condo for sale in Palatine, Illinois at 55 N Middleton Ave. in the Chestnut Woods subdivision. This condo comes with carefree maintenance, and is in the William Fred High School area!

The village of Palatine is just 30 from the Chicago loop, and 14 miles from O’Hare airport, putting all of the city conveniences at the fingertips of residents, but with a feeling of being “away from it all” due to the small town feel. Palatine is a pleasant mix of residential, commercial, light industrial and office space, surrounded by parks and open spaces to create a tranquil atmosphere.

Recreation and leisure activities are prevalent in Palatine, and there are many community groups and neighborhood associations keeping a sense of old fashioned neighborliness. Coupled with award winning schools, Palatine is a very desirable place to live.

Palatine has a population of 38,059, with 15,566 households. There is an almost even mix of male/female population and 59% of the residents are married. Almost 5000 of the homes have children and the median age is 33.72.

The median home sale price in Palatine is 259,259, and residents are stable, showing that over 35% of residents have been in their homes 5 or more years. The majority of residents own homes, at 73%, while 21% rent. There is a low vacancy rate of 6%

The workforce is made up of 78% white collar and 22% blue collar with leading industries being services, retail, manufacturing, and finance/real estate/insurance. Other job base includes agriculture, construction, transportation and communication, finance, insurance and real estate, and public administration.

The average household income is $118,942. Most people drive to work (89%), while some take advantage of the public transportation available, which includes all of the major transit systems: Pace, CTA, RTA and Metra.

Palatine has award-winning schools in districts 15 and 211. Children in this home would attend Stuart R Paddock Elementary, Walter R Sundling Jr. High and William Fremd High School.

There is a large parks department featuring over 30 parks offering everything from softball, volleyball, trails, biking, disc golf, a dog park, tennis, skating and more.

Palatine is a perfect place to have all of the benefits of the city, yet live in a small town with many local festivals and events to keep the community spirit alive.

This condo features 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, and is a spacious 2250 square feet. It has a convenient 2 car attached garage and is a quiet end unit. The lovely landscaped grounds are maintained for the condo owner, as well as snow removal and exterior maintenance. A kitchen with granite features an awesome island for entertaining and cooking. Everything is roomy with 9 foot ceilings and large room sizes. In addition to a 17 x 14 master suite, featuring his and her closets, a sitting area and large bath, there is a second bedroom with private bath as well. It is close to schools, parks, shopping and the train. It is priced at $324900.

Call John Herman at 847-847-4711 today for a personal tour.

John Herman Announces New Listing for Single-Family Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois

John Herman is pleased to release the details about his newest listing for a single family home for sale in Arlington Heights, Illinois at 2720 Briarwood Dr. Wet, in the Lake Briarwood subdivision where residents enjoy fishing, boating and swimming in a private lake, making this home feel like a vacation 365 days a year.

The village of Arlington Heights is just 25 from the Chicago, yet feels like a small town in many ways. Arlington Heights has small-town charm with some large city amenities. There are friendly neighborhoods, and many cultural, educational, entertainment and recreational options for the residents of Arlington Heights.

While the greater Arlington Heights has about 77000 residents, however, the 60005 zip code (where this home is located) has 29,341 residents. There are 12,250 households, and 3672 have children. The median age is 34.18. There is an almost even mix of male/female population and 56% of the residents are married.

The median home sale price in the area is $155,000, and residents are stable, showing that over 38% of residents have been in their homes 5 or more years. The majority of residents own homes, at 65%, while 28% rent. There is a low vacancy rate of 6%

The workforce is made up of 79% white collar and 21% blue collar with leading industries being predominately services followed by retail, and finance/real estate/insurance. Other job base includes manufacturing, agriculture, construction, transportation and communication, and public administration.

The average household income is $99455. Most people drive to work (86%), while some take advantage of the public transportation available, which includes all of the major transit systems: Pace, and Metra, including the large Rosemont Transit Center for convenient travel through the CTA Blue Line.

The area has award winning schools, rated 10 out of 10 with Greatschools.com. It is served by the 25, 59 and 214 districts with this home’s children attending John Jay Elementary (59), Holmes Junior High (59) and Rolling Meadows High School (214).

There is a large parks department featuring nearly 50 parks offering everything from softball, volleyball, trails, biking, disc golf, a dog park, tennis, skate park, Olympic swim center, ice center and more. There is an abundance of programs for all ages.

Arlington Heights is a perfect place to have all of the benefits of the city, yet live in a small town with many local festivals and events to keep the community spirit alive.

The home at 2720 Briarwood Dr. West, is completely updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and more. There is a big master suite with walk-in closet, master bath and private balcony overlooking the lake. There is zoned heating and air conditioning. The 2 car attached garage and screened porch are extra amenities. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub and daily fun on the lake. Priced at $449900.

Call John Herman, co-listing agent, at 847-847-4711 today for a personal tour.

John Herman Announces New Listing for Single-Family Home in Fox River Grove, Illinois

John Herman is pleased to release the details about his newest listing for a lovely home for sale in Fox River, Illinois. This single-family home, at 8709 Gardner Rd., will make you feel like you are on vacation all year long. It is located in a lovely neighborhood where you can view the Fox River from your window, yet you are just 1 hour northwest of Chicago.

Fox River Grove is the ideal blend of business and hometown flavor. There are all of the services of large cities, yet a small town feel with a population of just 5588, and 2128 households. There is an even mix of male and female residents and 66% of the residents are married, with 32% either single, widowed, or divorced.

The median home sales prie is $17450, and 43.75% of the people stay in their homes over 5 years. Home ownership is high with 86% of the population owning their own homes. Seenty-nine percent of the residents are employed in white collar jobs. The main employer is the service industry, with retail, construction, and public administration accounting for the bulk of remaining jobs.The majority of people commute to their jobs by car, but there is quick access to Metra service as well.

There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation in Fox River Grove with at least 12 parks or recreation areas featuring everything from hiking, playgrounds, biking trails, fishing locations, water sports, volleyball courts, sledding hills, basketball courts, tennis courts, and more. There are many community events including the 4th of July fireworks, Lions Fest, Arts and Crafts Fair, Fox Chase 5K and Pancake breakfast, River Jam, Water Fights, Poultry Party and Turkey Raffle, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Norge Ski Jump.

The median home sale price in Cary is $190000 with a 12% turnover in homes annually, although 48.2% of people stay in their homes 5 years or more, showing a stable community. The vast majority of people in Cary own their homes (88%), while 7% rent and 4% are vacant.

The home at 8709 Gardner is served by the 220 Barrington School district, specifically Countryside Elementary, Barrington-Station Campus Jr. High, and Barrington High School. The home features new windows, a new furnace, new air conditioner, new carpet, updated kitchen and updated bathroom. Big deck features river views. This home is move in ready and is recently rehabbed. Offered at the bargain of just $89900, it is your ultimate vacation in the city home.

For your private tour, call John Herman at 847-847-4711 or email john@hermanrealestate.com

The John Herman Team announces a home for sale with Barrington, at 28615 W Ravine Dr.

This Victorian style property offers features beautiful views and is in the Barrington 220 school district.

Barrington porperty is located about 32 miles northwest of Chicago and is an area of wetlands, forest preserves, parks, horse trails in a country-suburban setting. The zip code 60010 is the 7th wealthiest zip codes in the nation with cities of 20000 or more.

The motto is a “a great place to live, work and play.”Population is estimated at 42,934, with 15,713 households. Over 6000 homes feature children, and there has been a 3% population grown since 2000. The median age is 33.45 years of age. The population is 50/50 male/female and 71% of the population is married, 19% are single. Divorced, widowed and separated make up the remaining population.

The median home sale price was $465,000, with an annual turnover rate of 14.59% and 45.87% of the residents stay in their home 5 years or more.Home ownership is high in Barrington, with 85% of the population owning, 9% renting and 6% vacant.
Retail is the largest employer, followed by services, construction, manufacturing, finance, and transportation and communication. Seventy-nine percent of the population is employed in white collar jobs.

The average household income is $179,308, with average per capita income of $66024. However, the greatest number of households (almost 2500) make between $150,000 and $200000, with about 1750 households in the $250-500,000 range and about 1200 homes ranking in the $500,000+ range.

The overwhelming majority (83%) drive to work, while a small percentage (8%) uses public transportation.Most Barrington residents are college educated with 9,732 earning bachelor degrees, 6,145 with graduate degrees, 4,429 reporting “some college” and 1724 with associate degrees.

Barrington features a large variety of public and private schools at all levels. The public schools get a 10 rating from the Great Schools rating system. It is the 220 school district.

This property is located up a gated driveway and features 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths and 1790 sq. feet. A heated enclosed porch, loft and additional office room make this home something special. Enjoy the views from the hot tub. There are newer windows, roof and furnace. The schools are Roslyn Road Elementary, Barrington-station Jr. High and Barrington High school.

For more information or a tour contact John Herman at john@hermanrealestate.com or call 630 251-8006 or 847-847-4711

John Herman Releases Details about New Listing for a Beautiful Ranch Home in Port Barrington, Illinois

The John Herman team is pleased to announce this beautiful ranch home just listed on the market. The home is found in the heart of Port Barrington, in the Riverwalk subdivision. Port Barrington is located just over an hour northwest of Chicago, and just 25 miles away from the O’Hare International Airport. This striking home is located at 402 Farnsworth Circle. It was built in 2001 and is in great condition. The three-bedroom, two-bath home includes 1834 square feet of living space and is located on a approximately half acre lot. It includes a large basement that is just waiting to be finished, which will add even more living space to the home, as well as, a three-car attached garage.

The village of Port Barrington, located in McHenry county is conveniently located closed to the train station, grocery stores, and shopping venues. This community has a population of just under 43,000 and residents maintain an average income of $179,308. This home is located in the 118 Wauconda school district. This home is served by Cotton Creek elementary, Matthews junior high, and Wauconda Community high school.

The population in Port Barrington is divided 50/50, male/female with 71% of the population being married. The median home sales price is $465,000 with 45.87% of people staying in their homes 5 years or more. Home ownership is high with 85% of the population owning their own home. It is a primarily white collar community, with 79% of the people employed in white collar jobs and 21% in blue collar jobs. Retail is the largest employer, followed by services, construction, finance, insurance and real estate, as well as some jobs in manufacturing, wholesale, and other fields.

Port Barrington is nestled in the Fox River Valley, located in both Lake and McHenry counties. There is plenty to do with walking, biking and snowmobile trails, boating, fishing and several parks and marinas within the boundaries. The Fox River Preserve offers its own marina, pavilions and connecting trails for more outdoor enjoyment. The village is served by many quaint local merchants, as well as national merchants, and features the Aboretum mall. There are many local and national dining opportunities as well.

This lovely home is priced at $209900. For your personal tour call the John Herman Team at 847-847-4711 or email assistant@hermanrealestate.com

The John Herman Team announces a fantastic unit for rent at 101 Driscoll Lane in Wood Dale, Illinois.

The John Herman Team is proud to announce a premium residential rental in Wood Dale, Illinois, in the Bristol Park Townhome Community.

The City of Wood Dale, Illinois is a perfect place to live, close to everything, yet far enough to have a small town feel. It offers all of the benefits of a modern, urban city, while keeping a certain small town charm. Wood Dale is in Du Page County, and is located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, with a population of 14069. It was incorporated in 1928 and became a city in 1970.

During the work day, the population of Wood Dale becomes about 35000, as many people work in Wood Dale. The city’s close distance to Chicago, O’Hare, and many interstate highways make it an ideal place to live and work. There are numerous shopping areas, golf courses, and businesses.

Wood Dale is a community that offers a variety of new housing opportunities including affordable condominiums, luxury town homes and single family homes. Wood Dale is currently experiencing economic growth, both in its industrial district as well as its downtown area.

There is an awarding winning police department and the city prides itself on service to its residents, focusing on quality of life for the people who live in Wood Dale.Each August the Prairie Fest takes place and brings the people of Wood Dale together for a multi-day celebration involving food, events and a carnival.

There are 16 parks in Wood Dale, giving plenty of leisure space. This includes a water park, with splash pad and other water features, golf courses, hiking trails, Dog Park, and more.
The median age of a Wood Dale resident is 36, number of households 5038, with approximately 2.79 persons per household, and 1825 homes with children. The largest percentage of residents are between the ages of 45 and 54, but the age of the population is well represented and only varies by a few hundred people from 0 years of age to 54 years of age with between 800 and 1100 people in each age group. The split is about 50-50 male/female. Fifty-seven percent are married, 24% are single, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed and 8% are divorced.The median home sales price is $125000.

Schools in the area are Westview Elementary 3-5, Oakbrook Elementary K-2, Wood Dale Junior High 6-8, and Fenton High School, 9-12. The elementary and Junior high are rated a 7 and the high school a 6 according to greatschools.com, which uses test scores for their ratings.Wood Dale has a station on Metra’s Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station).

This apartment is located in the Bristol Park townhome community, which features a pond and beautiful landscaping on 12 acres.

You can enjoy living in Wood Dale in this 3 level unit, which features 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms in the Bristol Park Condos for $1850 per month.

The unit features spacious living with a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and private bath, and 2 additional bedrooms. Built in 2006, the unit has central air conditioning, and gas heat, public water and sewer and a 2 car garage. Monthly rent includes scavenger, lawn care, and snow removal.No pets are allowed in this unit.

For more information or a tour contact John Herman at john@hermanrealestate.com or call 630 251-8006 or 847-847-4711.

The John Herman Team announces a home for sale with water rights in Barrington, at 28639 W Ravine Dr.

This property offers water rights, and is in the Barrington 220 school district, a marina and plenty of open spots for a boat or wave runner are some of the outstanding features of this property.

This is an opportunity to live on the water in a great community for a fraction of what one might expect to pay for a home for sale in Barrington.

Barrington is located about 32 miles northwest of Chicago and is an area of wetlands, forest preserves, parks, horse trails in a country-suburban setting. The zip code 60010 is the 7th wealthiest zip codes in the nation with cities of 20000 or more.

The motto is a “a great place to live, work and play.”

Population is estimated at 42,934, with 15,713 households. Over 6000 homes feature children, and there has been a 3% population grown since 2000. The median age is 33.45 years of age. The population is 50/50 male/female and 71% of the population is married, 19% are single. Divorced, widowed and separated make up the remaining population.

The median home sale price was $465,000, with an annual turnover rate of 14.59% and 45.87% of the residents stay in their home 5 years or more.

Home ownership is high in Barrington, with 85% of the population owning, 9% renting and 6% vacant.

Retail is the largest employer, followed by services, construction, manufacturing, finance, and transportation and communication. Seventy-nine percent of the population is employed in white collar jobs.

The average household income is $179,308, with average per capita income of $66024. However, the greatest number of households (almost 2500) make between $150,000 and $200000, with about 1750 households in the $250-500,000 range and about 1200 homes ranking in the $500,000+ range.

The overwhelming majority (83%) drive to work, while a small percentage (8%) uses public transportation.

Most Barrington residents are college educated with 9,732 earning bachelor degrees, 6,145 with graduate degrees, 4,429 reporting “some college” and 1724 with associate degrees.

Barrington features a large variety of public and private schools at all levels. The public schools get a 10 rating from the Great Schools rating system. It is the 220 school district.

This property is a “cottage” located on a side street near the Fox River with water access. It features a community dock and river access. The subdivision has its own marina and spots for wave runners and boats. The Fox River is a prime spot for recreation, fishing and water sports.

There are 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a garage, and raised floor plan. Being sold “as is” it needs renovation and may require cash or a 203K loan. At just $85000 it is an opportunity to gain instant equity by making improvements to this gem in the rough.

For more information or a tour contact John Herman at john@hermanrealestate.com or call 630 251-8006 or 847-847-4711.

John Herman Announces New Listing for Single-Family Home in Cary, Illinois

John Herman is pleased to release the details about his newest listing for a lovely home for sale in Cary, Illinois.

This single-family home is located in a lovely neighborhood where deer can be seen in the backyard, yet you are just 1 hour northwest of Chicago.

Although Cary is just a little over 6 square miles in area, it offers a great deal in the way of municipal services and has great schools. Known as a Tree City USA, Cary is located on the Fox River, which offers many recreational opportunities.

The population of Cary is estimated to be 26526 and the demographic make up shows a median age of 36.21, with 9072 households and 2.92 persons per household. About half of the residences have children. There has been 10% population grown since 2000. The population is half male and half female. The greatest number of the population is married (68%), 20% single, and 11% widowed or divorced.

The median home sale price in Cary is $190000 with a 12% turnover in homes annually, although 48.2% of people stay in their homes 5 years or more, showing a stable community. The vast majority of people in Cary own their homes (88%), while 7% rent and 4% are vacant.

The workforce is made up of 71% white collar and 29% blue collar with leading industries being services, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale in that order. Other job base includes agriculture, construction, transportation and communication, finance, insurance and real estate, and public administration.

The average household income is $115,666. Most people drive to work (87%), while some take advantage of the public transportation available, which includes a Metra train that provides daily service to the Ogilvie Transportation in Chicago. Major nearby freeways are US Rt. 14, and Illinois Rt. 31. Lake in the Hills Airport is approximately two miles west of Cary.

There are 3 elementary schools in Cary, Briargate, Three Oaks, and Algonquin Road Elementary. Fox River Middle School and Cary Grove Community High are the only public junior and high schools. There is one K-12 non-denominational school, Trinity Oaks Academy, and one K-8 Roman Catholic school, Saints Peter and Paul. The home at 318 High is located in the Briargate school area.

There is a large parks department featuring community gardens, a dog park, golf and over 20 parks in the area. There is a wide community education and recreational offerings, and dozens of community events throughout the year that bond Cary’s residents.

The home at 319 High Rd, Cary, Illinois is a two story home with 2231 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/1 baths, in the Brigadoon subdivision. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs, featuring a master bath and 2nd bathroom as well as a half bath on the main floor. There is a fireplace and 2 car garage and full basement. It features beautiful landscaping and a park-like backyard and a hot tub deck. It’s close to the Metra, shopping and other conveniences. It is priced at $299900. Call John Herman at 773-625-1121 today for a personal tour.

The John Herman Team is pleased to offer this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Barrington, Illinois.

The John Herman Team is pleased to offer this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Barrington, Illinois.

Barrington is a suburban village located 32 miles northwest of Chicago, with a population of about 43000. The area features many historic sites, wetlands, forest preserves, parks and horse trails in a suburban-country setting.The village has a motto, “a great place to live, work, and play!” Barrington features a variety of community events, such as the 4th of July Parade and fireworks display, the Memorial Day Parade, the Concours d’Elegance (an auto show) and a Homecoming Parade associated with Barrington High School. There are food related events such as the Barrington Brew Fest, celebrating the areas microbreweries, and the Great Taste Fest of Barrington, a food festival featuring local restaurants. There is also an annual juried art fair, called Art in a Barn. This attracts over 6500 visitors and features live entertainment as well as the art exhibits.

There is rich history and architecture in Barrington, which features the largest residential historical district in Illinois. In 2015 Barrington will celebrate its 150th Anniversary, and many festivities are planned.There is a strong local economy in Barrington with 7 banks located in the village. Large companies such as PepsiCo, GE Healthcare, Jewel, and the school district are major employers in Barrington.

The Barrington Community Unit School District 220 features 8 elementary schools, one high school and two middle schools. There is also two early development pre-schools administered by the district. The schools have the Blue Ribbon designation and have received Academic Excellence awards.
There are numerous parks and the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Barrington as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1986.

There is excellent medical care available in Barrington with a centrally located and respected hospital Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. This acclaimed facility has a Level II trauma center. The hospital’s specialties are cardiology, cancer/oncology, emergency, fitness and wellness, imaging, obstetrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and women’s health.The village has its own police and fire department.
The population is 50/50 male/female. Seventy-one percent of the population is married, 19% are single and the remaining are divorced, widowed or separated.

The median home sales price is $465,000, andf 85% of the population own their homes. Just 9% are rented.Seventy-nine percent have white collar jobs and 21% have blue collar jobs. The average household income is $179,308. Barrington is a mobile community with 83% of its residents driving to work for an average of 30.3 minutes.

It is an educated community, with 9732 people sporting a bachelor’s degree. 6145 have graduate degrees.

The new listing from the John Herman team at 520 E Main St, #2A, Barrington, Illinois offers an opportunity to live in historic Barrington with the carefree living a condo brings for just $99900. Enjoy carefree living in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1100 square foot condo.

For more information or a private showing contact the John Herman Team at 847-847-4711

The 12 months Rolling Real Estate Performance Reviews for South Barrington, Illinois by The John Herman Team

The John Herman Team is pleased to report improved real estate trends in South Barrington, Illinois houses over the past year, compared with 2011 and 2012.

Sellers are jumping on board as there were 35.6% more new listings in 2013, compared with 2012. In 2013 there were 160 new listings added to inventory, while in 2012 there were 118 new listings, and in 2011 134. “This shows the best listing year in the past 3 years,” according to the John Herman team, “and this supports a growing market.”Other good news shows that homes were selling faster. In 2011 the average days on the market was 263, this dropped 23.9% in 2012 to 200 days, and then dropped again 24.3% in 2013 when the average time on the market was 152 days.

Prices have remained pretty steady over the past 3 years with the average price of a property in South Barrington $775000 in 2011, then a slight 5.8% drop to $730,000 in 2012, and then back to $775000 in 2013.
The overall inventory supply has also decreased over the past 3 years. In 2011 there was an average of 19 months of inventory that dropped 35.2% to 12.3 months in 2012, and dropped again 8.6% to 11.2 months in 2013.Number of homes sold has also steadily increased over the past 3 years. In 2011 there were 39 homes sold, then in 2012 a large increase of 61.5% shows that 63 homes sold, and in 2013 67 homes sold, a 6.3% increase.The number of homes to choose from was less each year since 2011. In 2011 there was an average of 82 homes to choose from at any given time. In 2012 that number dropped to 61 homes to choose from, a 25.7% decrease, and in 2013, there were just 55 homes to choose from as buyers considered their options. This supports less supply and higher demand, another sign of a strong market.
“Overall we are encouraged by the annual comparison figures for South Barrington, and hope for a strong 2014,” according to the John Herman team.

In 2011 there were 22 homes sold in Port Barrington. In 2012 there were 16 and in 2013 that number spiked to 26, a 62.5% increase in homes sold over the previous year.
Even better news is that they were selling more quickly than in the previous year. In 2011 the average days on the market was 245, that fell to 198 in 2012 and just 157 in 2013. That’s a 20.9% decrease in time on the market.There were fewer homes to choose from in 2013 than the previous two years at any given time. In 2010 there was an average of 22 homes on the market, in 2012 19, and in 2013 just 15 to choose from. This is a 21.6% decrease.

More light is shed on this statistic by looking at the number of new listings. In 2011 there were 52 new listings, in 2012 42, and in 2013 23.8% more homes were listed at 52. This means even though there were more homes listed, there were fewer to choose from at any given time (as reported above), which is because they are selling faster.Not surprisingly this number also affects the overall supply of inventory. In 2011 there was an average of 11.5 months supply of inventory. In 2012 the supply was 10.3 months and in 2013, if no other homes were to come on the market, the inventory would be depleted in 6.3 months. That is a 39% decrease in inventory supply in South Barrington homes.

And finally, the brightest piece of news for sellers is that homes were selling for more money in 2013 over 2012. In 2012 the average price of a single family detached home in Port Barrington was $182,250 down 10.1% from $202,699 in 2011). In 2013 the average price was $212,578, a 16.6% increase in price.