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omebuyers who want to purchase a home in Arlington Heights can find something, no matter their price range, said Carol Lynn Seifert, a broker with Century 21 Langos and Christian. “The inventory of homes in Arlington Heights is really mixed, including single family homes, townhouses and condominiums of all price ranges. There is truly something for everyone because I can find homes as low as the $200,000s, all the way up to homes in the millions,” Seifert said. “If they are willing to take a modest home, they can make their initial move into Arlington Heights in the high $200,000s. I recently sold such a home to a couple who lived there a year and now they are tearing it down to the foundation and building a home more to their liking in the same location,” she said. “The husband grew up in Arlington Heights and now they want the same schools and community for their children.” Arlington Heights, Seifert said, is “the real deal. It offers the full package of amenities with its award-winning library, great park district and wonderful schools. In addition, it is a community where people build relationships.” Michael Kalway of Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services/Starck Realty agreed. “Arlington Heights has a nice, walkable downtown, a strong economy, lots of nearby shopping, two train stations, great schools and services and lots of housing diversity, ranging from new construction, to

historic homes built in the late 1800s. You can find any type of housing you want in Arlington Heights and the prices are pretty affordable.” Kalway said during 2015 the average price of a home in Arlington Heights rose 8.5 percent and the number of new listings during that time rose 17.6 percent, “so houses are selling quickly here.” “We expect 2016 to be even better because the national confidence indices are rising. So, I am telling people to consider acting now, because the cost of replacing their current home will probably rise and so might the interest rates,” he said. Seifert added that 2015 was a great year for all residential real estate in Arlington Heights, noting that the downtown Arlington Heights condominium market was hot with empty-nesters who want to stay in their long-time community and enjoy walking to restaurants and shopping. “We are also seeing the one-bedroom downtown condo market appeal to professionals who have been transferred or temporarily relocated to this area but aren’t ready or willing to move their families. Many of them are buying or renting one-bedroom condominiums; living here Monday through Thursday; perhaps even commuting into Chicago; and then traveling to O’Hare to spend the weekends with their families,” Seifert said.

JUDY NUCCIO Broker, GRI | 847.408.6218 jnuccio@starckrealtors.com www.StarckRE.com

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