Saturday, November 27, 2010

See recent home sales in Thornwood on Facebook

Are you interested in knowing the prices of recent homes sales in Thornwood in South Elgin, IL? You can find all 2010 sales on Facebook.

"Like" the Facebook page titled "Thornwood, South Elgin IL" and click on the "Photos" tab to see albums with photos, dates and sales prices of sales occurring in 2010.

For more details on the sold homes you can email or call me, Cindy Strahota (630.624.9246) or Kathleen Schlagel (630.330.8238) directly.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Distressed Home Sales in Thornwood

Of the 46 homes that have sold and closed in Thornwood thus far in 2010 ten of these, or 21.7% have been distressed sales with some bank involvement--either a short sale or a foreclosure. Compare that to Kane county during the same time period when 2965 homes have closed and 1309, or 44.1%, of these were bank involved sales.
So overall, Thornwood has a lower percentage of distressed home sales than Kane County.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Traveling east over the Fox River soon will be easier

thanks to the ongoing construction of the Stearns Road bridge which is approximately 58% complete. This is good news for Thornwood residents who desire quick and easy access to the east side of the Fox River.

The bridge will connect the Kane/DuPage County border to Randall Road at McDonald Road and add a main thoroughfare across the Fox River. It will also include new multi-use trail paths and trail enhancements.

For thorough information about the project, check out this informative website: Stearns Road Bridge. Where you can see specific maps and a cool time lapse view of the construction.

Monday, June 28, 2010

St. Charles North High School is Silver Medal!

U.S News and World Report

High school students in Thornwood attend St. Charles North High School which was recently named a Silver Medal school by US News and World Report. Click on this link to find out more!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thornwood is a favorite neighborhood in the Fox valley

The community of THORNWOOD in South Elgin, IL is a wonderful neighborhood with lots to offer an active family. Here is why Thornwood is one of my favorite places to recommend to my clients:

Great Schools: Even though Thornwood is located in South Elgin, IL it is situated in the Saint Charles school district #303.

Amenities: Thornwood has a large SportsCore with two pools that are kid friendly, a wonderful clubhouse available to rent for large gatherings, tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball courts, several lakes, parks, walking paths, walking/biking trails and a skate park that is part of the park district but is within walking distance. Your kids can never say "I'm bored. There's nothing to do!"

Location: Thornwood is conveniently located to many desirable amenities. Lots of shopping is within walking distance including a SuperTarget grocery store. Other majors chain stores also within walking distance include Best Buy; Pet Smart; Kohl's; Pier One; Chili's; Staples; Home Depot; TJ Maxx and more.

Price Range: Homes in Thornwood range from attached townhome units near $150,000 to about $700,000 (2009 numbers). The median home price for 2009 was $373,000.

Variety: As you drive down the streets of Thornwood you do not see the cookie cutter facades that are typical of a tract subdivision. The 1400+/- homes in this neighborhood were built by various builders in different parts of the community. Thornwood has the appearance of a more semi-custom neighborhood because of this. The exception is north of McDonald Rd. where the single family and townhomes were all built by Ryland Homebuilders.

Find your perfect home from the search button on this site...then call me to set an appointment to see it in person.

Do you live in Thornwood? Please share with the readers why you love your neighborhood!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Driving on West Thornwood Drive.

2009 Market Stats for Thornwood in South Elgin, IL

For detached single family homes:

Lowest price home sold in Thornwood in 2009; $270,000
Highest price home sold in Thornwood in 2009: $642,000
2009 Median home price in Thornwood: $373,000
2009 Average home price in Thornwood: $392,921
Average marketing time for 2009: 225
Number of detached single family homes sold in Thornwood in 2009; 33

For attached single family homes:

Lowest price Townhome sold in Thornwood in 2009: $121,000
Highest price Townhome sold in Thornwood in 2009: $184,000
Number of attached single family homes sold in Thornwood in 2009: 22 units

Source: MRED, LLC Multiple Listing Service