The Barrington Office includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following areas of coverage:

Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Fox River Valley Gardens, Hawthorn Woods, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, North Barrington, Oakwood Hills, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Trout Valley.

Summary.  The Barrington office services a unique group of thriving suburban communities located northwest of Chicago. These communities primarily fall within the borders of suburban Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties. The Barrington area is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and serves as the hub of activity for the surrounding region which consists of six independent villages including North Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington and Tower Lakes, as well as small portions of Carpentersville, Deer Park, Hoffman Estates, and Inverness. This suburban area has a vast array of neighborhoods and communities that reflect every available lifestyle. From private, waterfront homes, to golf course communities, to horse property, the Barrington and the surrounding areas services by this office offer a wide choice of housing alternatives. These great towns and villages all have access to the City of Chicago via the Metra Train Line and the I-90 Expressway.  Each area however, is unique and must be valued as such.  Each town and village has its own historic appeal and charm and distinct marketing aspects.  Schools, neighborhood amenities, and land area, all play a large part in determining value.  All of these factors contribute to a unique and ever-changing housing market that requires a distinct local perspective.

Education.  School districts are often a determining factor when new residents begin their search for a home in the Barrington Area. As such, they can have a direct impact on your valuation. Whether your home resides in the Barrington CUSD 220, Lake Zurich 95, or the CUSD 300, it is important that your appraiser be familiar with your marketplace, and how your home competes within it. Elementary Schools can also play an important part in the marketing and appeal of a home in this area.

Culture.  Today the Barrington area remains one of the most affluent and sought after living areas in the United States. It is consistently rated as one of the highest scoring areas with regard to overall livability by national publications such as US News and World Report and Huffington Post. The Barrington area features numerous parks and nature preserves including the Cuba Marsh. The area is home to many stables and equine centers for horse lovers and riders. The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized The Village of Barrington as a Tree City USA every year since 1986, in part due to the village’s Tree Preservation and Management Ordinance. Wherever your home is located in this marketing area, it is important to understand the effects of local attractions on the overall appeal.

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