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Aug
27

New Orland Park Real Estate Website

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Orland Park homes and real estate website

When I created my very first real estate website it was just for Oak Lawn and the surrounding suburbs because that’s where I lived and where my brokerage was located at the time.  I started networking with other real estate webmasters and was told I should branch out and try for a bigger piece of the pie, so I then started a broader ranging website covering Chicago suburbs.  Some webmasters told me I should go for Chicago but I don’t work in the big city all that much.  But I did expand and that website is where I get most of my site visitors.

It’s Back to Hyper-Local

With the emergence of large real estate portals that we are in competition with, I have decided to go a bit more local.  Although I’ve always sold Orland Park homes, even when I was based in Oak Lawn, we moved to the Orland Park/Homer Glen area about 4 years ago. Prior to our personal move I also switched to a new brokerage based in Orland Park. Because of these two moves, I created a website years back just for Orland Park real estate.  However, the hyper-local movement wasn’t that popular and I took the site down.

I wish I didn’t!  I have once again created a website just for Orland Park Homes, Lifestyle and Real Estate.  It offers so much that if you’re interested in this popular village you can spend hours on the site doing searches, checking out the searches already done for you, learning how to use the Property Organizer, reading the blog, etc.  It isn’t just about real estate as there will be posts on Orland Park news, happenings and area restaurant reviews.

We hope you find it easy-to-use without all of the superfluous stuff most websites have.  We’d love for our readers to participate with photos, blog posts and comments. Check it out and start searching for Orland Park real estate.

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Apr
30

April Favorites 2013

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There were a lot of posts for April about real estate in the southwest suburbs.  Following are some of my favorites for the month:

Homer Glen Homes

Energy rebate available for Homer Glen homesDid you know that owners of Homer Glen homes can apply for an energy rebate up to $1,750?  Check it out to see if you could save some cash with a rebate plus making your home more energy efficient.

Here is a great blog post that tells you how to search for Homer Glen homes for sale.  There are multiple ways to search on this website created just for Homer Glen, IL.

Finally, there are two easy ways to see all of the newest homes in Homer Glen listings.  You’ll see about a week’s worth of new listings in the popular village without having to do a search.  This search will update itself automatically, so you’ll want to bookmark it to see what’s new.

Orland Park Homes

We’ve been busy with our new Orland Park real estate website.  To start it off, here is a snapshot of Orland Park real estate statistics for 2012.

When you’re searching for homes in Orland Park, the Property Organizer will help you separate and organize different searches you’ve created, making it easy for you to keep track of your multiple searches.

There is a fun new search called the Orland Park Lifestyle search and there’s a couple ways to access it.  Find out where different things are located, which might help you decide where you’d prefer to live in the village.  This map search is more interactive than other online maps.  Give it a try!

I love posting real estate statistics for my main service areas.  These hyper-local stats don’t always match what you read online, in the news or magazines or see on TV.  Check out some true and recent statistical comparisons of Orland Park homes and time on market.

April was a wet month and gave us two meanings for Orland Park homes underwater.  An accompanying post is all about Orland Park short sales.  Each of these articlesOrland Park short sales sign explains short sales and gives a link to see all short sale homes in Orland Park.  The list updates itself so is another search to bookmark and come back to so you can keep up-to-date on short sale homes currently available.  Most offer good value but you need to be very patient if you want to make an offer on one.

Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. has a hot real estate market and a local agent created a funny rap video about it. How does that compare to Orland Park real estate?

Oak Lawn Real Estate

I grew up in Oak Lawn starting at the age of 10.  I show and sell a lot of Oak Lawn homes, but it was fun selling a home in my old neighborhood.  In fact, it was the exact same style as the home I lived in and it was interesting to see how accurate my memory was.

 

 

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I’m going to start putting links to my favorite blog posts from the prior month.    I have multiple blogs and would like to share some of them.

Homer Glen Real Estate and News

There’s a new website for Homer Glen real estate and lifestyle and here are some of the posts for March:

Orland Park Real Estate and News

  • See how Orland Park real estate compared in the amount of single family homes sold  in 2012 to the other top 5 southwest suburbs – click here.

Oak Lawn Real Estate Success Story

  • There have been some successful posts of Oak Lawn homes sold and closed.  Click the link for one of them.

General Real Estate News

  • There was quite an online outrage about the real estate agent sued over his IDX feed. 
  • One of my favorite blogs was about debunking the 20/20 expose on real estate tricks of the trade.  You just can’t believe everything you see or read, and these supposed exposes always put a spin on things that aren’t necessarily reality. As far as real estate articles, many things real estate related are different from one location to another – so general nationwide information doesn’t always apply to every state, town or local real estate board.

 

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I am always excited when our real estate board puts up the year-to-date stats for the full year before.  It usually happens sometime in close-up of Orland Park real estate sales statisJanuary and I visit the site every day until those stats are in.

Since many are saying we have already hit bottom, it is very interesting for me to see how real estate sales activity and prices are by comparing them to the prior year.  Of course, it is technically a year behind and we won’t really know how 2013 compares, except on a month-to-month basis (we do get year-to-date figures with each new month), but to me it helps to see how my business is heading.

Here are charts for all real estate sales statistics from 2005-2012 for the two main towns I work in:

Homer Glen real estate sales statistics

Orland Park real estate sales statistics

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A new page has been created for all Orland Park homes for sale on the popular Chicago Suburbs website.  Maybe you want a clean page full of listings.  You don’t want to do a search, you want to see it all.  There is no community information on the page, no community photos, no search box you must use – just one link to create an advanced Orland Park MLS search (if you do decide to drill it down to what you want and need).  Click the link above and you’ll go right to current Orland Park real estate listings.

This is a great page for someone who doesn’t want distractions and just wants to see the homes for sale in Orland Park – right now!  There are price range links you can click to easily separate the listings.  It might seem like fun seeing every listing available, but you might want to see a few in each price range just to compare.  This makes it easy to do.

Happy house hunting!

Orland Park homes for sale

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UPDATE:  This Orland Park home is no longer available.  If you need related living or just a big house at an affordable price, then you need to check out the single property website for the Orland Park home located at 15536 Canterbury.

15536 Canterbury, Orland Park IL  60462
Related Living in Orland Park

5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
List Price: $Get Current Price
 
Have questions? Ask me.
 
Orland Park Homes for Sale
 
 
Orland Park Foreclosures
Orland Park Short Sales
What is your Orland Park home worth?
Courtesy:Judy Orr
708-536-8200
Licensed In: IL
Equal Housing Opportunity

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Dec
08

Orland Park Real Estate December 2012

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Gift wrapped Orland Park homeI’d like to wrap up the year by reviewing Orland Park real estate activity.  As of today, there are currently 233 active Orland Park single family homes for sale.

In fact, one of my newest Orland Park listings is located at 15536 Canterbury.  This is a spacious 5 bedroom 2-story on a quiet street that has a big & beautiful brick related living addition that features vaulted ceilings, a kitchenette, 2 closets and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.  There is so much more to this home with many possibilities so click the link to get all the details and see all the photos.

What better holiday gift than to buy that special someone a home?  :)  Actually, I have had some busy Decembers so there are buyers out there looking, even during the holidays.

You might be too busy to consider shopping for your next home, so after the holidays are over give Judy or Jimmy a call at 708-536-8200.  We’re always available to answer any questions you might have.

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The October 2012 issue of Chicago Magazine has a section of 5 Star Professionals, highlighting a select group of real estate agents, Judy Orr Orland Park Realtor in Chicago Magazinemortgage professionals and insurance agents.  Judy Orr was selected as a 5 Star Real Estate Agent for Orland Park.

The selection was from interviews of Judy’s clients over a 12 month period.  Judy was not aware of the process until she was chosen to be published in the magazine.  None of the honorees paid for the mention, but some paid for additional ads with photos once they were informed of their selection.

Judy is proud of being on this list for her main area, Orland Park real estate.  She has been a licensed REALTOR since 1983 and works with a small team consisting of her husband, Jimmy Herter, daughter Renee Milan and childhood friend, Susan O’Halloran.  Judy and the team also work Homer Glen real estate and most all south and near west Chicago suburbs.

Give Judy and her team a call at 708-536-8200 if you’re thinking of buying and/or selling.  Judy can provide you with wonderful and true testimonials from past clients.

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