Palos Park

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2015 Real Estate Sales Statistics

The table below will show real estate sales statistics for [detached] single family homes comparing 2014 and 2015. I have tried to list each suburb/area on my mailing list of prior clients. If you'd like to see the stats on another suburb please let me know in the comment section.  The towns with a link will take you to individual stat pages over the years for that particular suburb.


# Of Homes Sold

Average Sales Price




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Our main villages are listed below. Click on the links to access each village's main page that offers a list of that town's single family homes for sale along with current village real estate data such as amount of properties currently for sale and average, high and low prices.  You'll also get information about the towns with helpful links to local information.

Homer Glen
New Lenox
Orland Hills
Orland Park
Palos Park

These are basically border towns and we're based in Homer Glen and Orland Park.  As a family team, we are able to go outside of these areas and cover almost any Chicago suburb, so please contact us if you're interested in a city not on this list.  Jimmy Herter will also show Chicago real estate.  Also check our

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A buyer recently sent me a list of Palos Park homes she wanted to view. When I started setting up appointments I was told that one of the homes just accepted an Palos Park home soldoffer  and there would be no further showings. I relayed this to my buyer, who was very upset because it was the top choice on her list.

This is a buyer who has been viewing properties online for a long time. They just started actually going out and viewing homes, although they are not in a hurry. I have seen this happening with buyers more this and last year than ever before. These buyers are looking for homes part-time. Some go out once a month, some a little more and some even less.

When you're sporadically looking for homes you can miss the best deals. Even in a slow buyer's market in

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I recently shared 1st half of 2011 sales activity for only 4 neighboring towns and decided to add more towns in my service area. The table below will show sales activity for the 1st half of 2011 for single family Homer Glen homes, Lemont, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Hills, Orland Park and Palos Park.

# of Houses Sold Average Sale Price
Town Sold YRD Sold YRD YOY Avg Price Avg Price YOY
  2011 2010 % Chg 2011 2010 % Chg
Homer Glen 68 81 -16.1% $321,950 $334,765 -3.8%
Lemont 55 58 -5.2% $383,940 $368,418 4.2%
Lockport 86 134 -35.8% $176,621 $202,241 -12.7%
Mokena 58 55 5.5%
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The chart below will show market activity for single family homes for Homer Glen, Lemont, Orland Park and Palos Park for the first half of 2011.

Village # of Sales 2011 # of Sales 2010 % Change Avg. Price 2011 Avg. Price 2010 % Change
Homer Glen 68 81 -16.1% $321,950 $334,765 -3.8%
Lemont 55 58 -5.2% $383,940 $368,416 4.2%
Orland Park 126 151 -8.3% $317,157 $345,934 -8.3%
Palos Park 17 27 -37% $320,558 $369,345 -13.2%

Every town has shown a decrease in homes sold. Palos Park has been hit the hardest with a large 37% decrease in the sale of Palos Park homes. Palos Park showed the only double digit price decrease of these

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bengston's pumpkin farm in homer glen ilMy favorite holiday is Halloween so I needed to get something on this blog about it.  There are many pumpkin farms in Northern IL and although I have a very long list, I decided just to mention those located in the southwest suburbs since that is where I work.  Benstons's Pumpkin Farm located at 13341 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL 60491. The phone number is 708-301-3276. Hours are 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and free parking is offered.

There is much more than pumpkins at this farm so give yourself time to enjoy all of the offerings which include a petting zoo, pig races, the Haunted Fun Barn, pony and train rides, cow milking and more! You can get a coupon and find out more on Bengston's web site which is located here.  Be sure to visit

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Let me first say that I have never had fun on the Swallow Cliff Toboggan Slides located in Palos Township. A friend of mine broke her back on them in the '60s and the truth is, I don't think I'd be interested even if that didn't happen. I'm afraid of heights and fast rides. But I've used that excuse about my friend ever since.

My son Chad & I wound up at the Toboggan Slides walking a trail at Horseshoe Lake located in Palos Park over the summer this year. Because I've never been on the cliffs I couldn't remember exactly where they were located. Running into them during a trail walk was like finding an old treasure.

Sadly, that treasure, dangerous or not, will be leaving us. Cook County Forest Preserve District commissioners voted this week to

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2-story Palos Park home soldThis home has been sold, but if you'd like to see Palos Park homes that are currently available for sale, just click the link.

SOLD! This is a 4 year young custom brick 2-story in prestigious Palos Park on .83 of an acre lot. The view coming up the driveway is breathtaking with the beautiful landscaping and natural pond.

The exterior entry is impressive and you step into an open foyer welcoming you into the home. The living room is warm and inviting and the formal dining room is large with a dry butler across the hall for extra storage.

The gourmet eat-in kitchen has an eating bar area plus a separate dinette overlooking the huge front yard. The family room is open to the kitchen and has french doors opening to the front porch area with space for

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