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Welcome to Hot Illinois Homes

The northern and western suburbs of Illinois are red hot markets – and Rory James and HomeSmart Connect are your best guides to real estate in this region.

With over 15 years’ experience in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, Palatine, and other communities in Cook and DuPage counties, Rory James delivers the expertise you need to close the best possible deal in the area. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, investing in property, or looking for topnotch property management services, Rory and the team at HomeSmart Connect know how to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Take advantage of the opportunities in Illinois’ Golden Corridor. The economy is thriving here, with growing businesses and upwardly-mobile residents driving the area’s progress. Downtown Chicago is just minutes away and the peaceful communities in this suburban region offer an unparalleled way of life.

Homes for sale in Schaumburg

Schaumburg has been ranked among the country’s top 100 places to live by Money Magazine. There’s something for everyone in this sought-after northwestern Chicago suburb – great schools, top-notch amenities for all ages and interests, and a stress-free suburban lifestyle. And given the village’s close proximity to downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, real estate prices here are a bargain, making the community highly millennial-friendly.

The housing stock in Schaumburg is greatly varied. You will find single-family homes in a wide range of prices and sizes, as well as numerous condominiums and apartments. Whether you’re buying, renting or investing, you will find the perfect property for you in Schaumburg.

Cook County real estate

Cook County is the second most populous county in the US, and is home to Chicago, the third most populous city in the country. The suburban communities outside Chicago’s city limits are not only a top choice among those who work in the Windy City, they also offer their own economic and recreation opportunities.

Real estate in Cook County is as varied as the area. Chicago boasts many of the most luxurious properties in the US, including high-rise condominiums and apartments, and historic single-family homes and townhomes. Just minutes away, in charming suburbs like Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Arlington Heights, are highly livable communities with generally larger homes and lot areas, as well as condominiums and apartments.

Chicago real estate market

As a premier economic center and the third most populated city of the United States, Chicago’s real estate market has always been highly dynamic. With millennials making their presence felt in the housing market, Chicago is poised to gain more strength. The city is a natural magnet for twenty to thirty-somethings, with its tech-driven businesses, thriving arts scene,high-performing schools, and vibrant lifestyle.

Renters outnumber homeowners in the city, and the total number of apartment buildings and complexes far exceed those of single-family homes and townhomes. With skyrocketing prices within the city limits, many residents have been looking to the northern and western suburbs for housing, making investments in rental properties attractive propositions here.

Elk Grove Village homes for sale

One of the premier suburban communities northwest of Chicago, Elk Grove Village is adjacent to the city as well as O’Hare International Airport. The village is also home to the largest contiguous business and industrial park in the US, making it an important economic center in the region.

Even with a buzzing economy, Elk Grove Village has maintained a family-friendly suburban vibe that makes it a top residential choice. Real estate in the village remains largely affordable, especially when compared to properties within the Chicago city limits. Homebuyers and renters will find a wide array of housing options, from single-family homes to condos and apartments.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home or looking for property investment opportunities in Cook and DuPage counties, Rory James can provide the expert guidance you need. Call Rory at 847-971-0674 or email today.