Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : SHOPPING FOR A HOME...


My wife and I packed up our two young girls this afternoon and did a little house shopping.

After what has seemed like an endless winter, my family has been suffering from a serious case of house coop.  The dark and rainy weekend we had here in Naperville wasn't helping.  We needed to get out...

We have been searching for homes online over the last month or so.  Today was the day we would see them on the inside...

I made a few quick calls, set up three appointments, and we were off to search for a home.  We would be seeing homes in Brookdale, Springhill and Hobson Village subdivisions.

It was nice.  It is always good for an agent to see homes.  Every home I see makes me a better Realtor....

It is especially fun seeing homes when you are considering a move.  My wife Nicole was pleased with what can be purchased these days in our price range...

The real estate market has changed here in Naperville.  Home prices have come down, and are more affordable than they have been in years.  Our goal is to be in a new home before the end of the year.

With the $8000 tax credit, lower real estate prices, as well as low mortgage rates, I am surpised more people are not sharing my families enthusiasm for a new home...


A Realtor you can trust. 

Comment balloon 10 commentsKen Tracy • April 26 2009 07:55PM



Don't forget that the tax credit expires December 1, and not the 31! When you mentioned the end of the year I thought you might let it slip by. Good luck in your search.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Ken, I am happy to hear that you are out there shopping for a home and taking advantage of the stimulus plan, real estate new lower prices and low interest rate. We wish you lots of luck to find that good perfect home.


It is sad for those that can't do the same especially those that lost their home because now they have bad credit due  to having a forclosure and no work. I only wish some other plan would come out to help them to get another home.

Posted by Ray & Elaine Fischer ((828) & (828) ) over 8 years ago

Good luck with your home search! I am sure you will find that perfect home any day! I really like what you said "Every home I see makes me a better Realtor.... I feel the same way. We can learn from each other and see what changes and improvements will help us when working with buyers and sellers.

Have a great week.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company) over 8 years ago

Hi Ken... It sounds like 2009 will be a big year for The Tracys!  A new daughter/sister and a new home!  Congratulations!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Ken, it is always fun when I am looking for a new home. I sleep and eat real estate. We sold our last home in two days. I am always looking for a great deal. Now a days it not hard to fine a deal, just need to do it.

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Ken-All my best to the Tracey family in their search for the American Dream.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 8 years ago


Buyers could still be uncertain about the economy and so they are still on the fence.  I agree with you my friend they should be out looking now.  There will not be a better time to buy.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Hi Don, Joeseph, Frank, Steve, Terrie, R+A, and Richard.  Thanks for reading.

Richard, you are correct.  Need to buy the home by 12/1/09.

I was a little surprised I was my only "client" looking on Sunday.

The Tracy's still have a lot of work to realize the American Dream, but we know where we are headed!

Thanks again everyone,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken take your time and find a good home.  As for the tax credit, it's peoples uncertainty of holding their job.  I really can't think of anything else.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi John.  We have time.  We have a lease until Nov. 1.

But we are excited to get started...

Thanks for reading,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

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