Schaumburg / NW Suburban
The Schaumburg / Northwest Suburban Office includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following areas of coverage:
Arlington Heights, Bloomingdale, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Dundee, East Dundee, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Medinah, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Sleepy Hollow, Streamwood, West Dundee, Wheeling, Wood Dale.
Summary. The Schaumburg/Northwest Suburban office services a unique group of established suburban communities located in the near northwest sector of the Chicagoland area. These communities fall within the borders of both Cook and DuPage Counties. The Northwest Suburban area is part of the Chicago metropolitan area with Schaumburg, Palatine, Arlington Heights and Mt. Prospect serving as the hub of activity for the surrounding region. Schaumburg is best known for being the location of Woodfield Shopping Mall, the largest shopping mall in the state of Illinois and one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. 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 single family subdivisions, Schaumburg and the surrounding areas serviced 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. Proximity to these and other amenities is important when determining value. Each area in this market however is unique and must be valued as such. Each town and village has its own appeal and distinct marketing aspects. Schools and neighborhood amenities 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 Northwest Suburban Area. As such, they can have a direct impact on your valuation. Whichever school district within the Mid-Suburban Conference your home lies in, it is important that your appraiser be familiar with the impact it has on your home’s value. Elementary Schools can also play an important part in the marketing and appeal of a home in this area.
Culture. Today the Northwest Suburban sector of the Chicagoland area remains one of the strongest and most sought after living areas in the state. It is consistently rated as one of the highest scoring areas with regard to overall livability and school test scores by national publications such as US News and World Report and Huffington Post. The area features numerous parks and nature preserves, including Busse Woods. The area is home to the Woodfield Mall, Sears Centre Arena, Poplar-Prairie Crossing Shopping Center, The Arboretum, and many new hotel and convention centers. Revitalized, walkable, downtown entertainment districts in Arlington Heights, Palatine, and Mt. Prospect offer new city style living with high-end townhome and loft style buildings being built. Wherever your home is located in this marketing area, it is important to understand the effects the local attractions and services have on the overall appeal.
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