Agent Advertising on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com

Agent Advertising on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com

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The national real estate websites Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com are media sites that display listings to generate leads and impressions that that agents will pay for. Without agent advertising, these sites don't exist. And what most consumers don't know is that their...

Is Your St. Charles Home in a Floodplain?

Is Your St. Charles Home in a Floodplain?

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In the past few years we've been reminded that many areas in Kane County are in the Fox River floodplain. Normally tiny creeks like Ferson and Nelson quickly back up overflowed into resident's yards and basements. What St. Charles homes and neighborhoods...

Top Ten Things Batavia Home Buyers Want

Top Ten Things Batavia Home Buyers Want

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Even though the housing market has improved and some would say we are in a seller's market, home buyers in Batavia are carefully shopping for the best deal in the best location.Homes under $350,000 are selling quickly but we still have six or months of inventory in the...

Best Father’s Day Dinner St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia

Best Father’s Day Dinner St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia

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If you're looking for a special place to treat Dad on Father's Day, here are some of our favorite spots in the Fox Valley towns of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia.Fiora's, Geneva: We love Fiora's for it's upscale American cuisine served in a quaint converted home with...

Best Cupcakes in the Fox Valley

Best Cupcakes in the Fox Valley

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We love the cupcake bakeries in Geneva and St. Charles, and why not? Cupcakes are just fun. They're not as serious a large cake. They can be more fancifully flavored and decorated. And somehow, a cupcake feels like it might have fewer calories than a slice of cake....

St. Charles IL Home Sales January 2015

St. Charles IL Home Sales January 2015

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Home Sales in St. Charles/Campton Hills, IL January 2015Real estate market data for St. Charles,/Campton Hills IL provided by Leslie Ebersole of the BRIXGroup at Baird&Warner St. Charles/Campton Hills IL Closed Sales in 2014In St. Charles there were 714 single...

5 Reasons to Buy Before Spring in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia

5 Reasons to Buy Before Spring in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia

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While many people in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and the surrounding communities think of buying their next home in the Spring, there are reasons to brave the cold and shop now. 1. There is Plenty of Inventory and the Sellers are Serious: While sellers get fewer...

Appeal Property Taxes in Aurora IL

Appeal Property Taxes in Aurora IL

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The window for appealing your taxes is late summer for Aurora, IL but you can prepare any time by compiling information and even meeting with your Township Assessor. Here's some information to start you off.The tax rates established by each county are applied...

Appeal Property Taxes in Wayne IL

Appeal Property Taxes in Wayne IL

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The window for appealing your taxes is late summer for Wayne, IL but you can prepare any time by compiling information and even meeting with your Township Assessor. Here's some information to start you off.The tax rates established by Kane County are applied against...

Appeal Property Taxes in Campton Hills, IL

Appeal Property Taxes in Campton Hills, IL

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The window for appealing your taxes is late summer for homes in Campton Township but you can work on an appeal at any time by compiling information and even meeting with the Campton Township Assessor. Here's some information to start you off.The tax rates...