Wauconda Homes Average Sales January 2013

Wauconda Homes Average Sales January 2013

Wauconda Homes Average Sales January 2013

National and State Real Estate news out there isn’t always reflective of local markets.  Thought this may provide a quick snapshot of what has been happening in our Wauconda market over the last 12 months.


Why Live in Wauconda?

221 residential properties  have closed since this time last year in Wauconda.

Broken down into price ranges, 72 properties sold for under $100,000, 71% of which were either foreclosures or short sales.

In the $100,000-$200,000 bracket, 68 homes sold with 38% being foreclosures or short sales, and for the 48 listings in the $200,000-$300,000 range, the percentage drops to 25%.

33 homes sold for over $300,000, none of which were foreclosures or short sales, with the market topping out at $470,000.

Total sales for 2012 were up 36% over 2011, with prices fairly steady overall.

As of today, January 23, 2013, 39 closings are pending and 128 residential properties are listed for sale ranging from $40,888 up to $987,000.

Consider the Stats


Wauconda Home Average Sales January 2013

Wauconda Home Average Sales January 2013


Make that Move to Wauconda ~ Invest in Wauconda!

Mortgage rates are still low, and properties are being offered at great value prices…if you’ve been thinking about making a move or an investment, now is the time.  Make that move to Wauconda.  Invest in Wauconda!




Happy 2013 Wauconda

Happy 2013 Wauconda!

And with the new year comes lots of new things going on at NWSuburbsChicago.com. We’ve revamped our site with new tabs and content. Please look around the site and let us know what you think!  One of the highlights is our Business Directory section, be sure you check it out. You’ll see many of our new Advertisers there. We’d also like to welcome them below.


Oh!  The Places You Will Go!  In Wauconda…..


Aspire Boutique
Beyond the Garden
Bliss Wine and Gifts
Bulldogs Grill
Deacon’s Bar & Grill at the Golf Farm
DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio
The Energee Center
JW Social Media
Middleton’s on Main
The Relationship Center
Vickie’s Personal Touch


I don’t know if you see what I see, but that image looks like an angel to me!  Love that I have an angel to watch over me!  🙂

Also, it may help to bookmark this site so you can be in the know of the Going Ons in Wauconda!  Did you know if you have iCal or Google Calendar, you can subscribe to our Events so you don’t miss any of the FUN things happening in Wauconda?

And I made it easy for our readers to find us.  The Places to Go section is a very inter-active map, how cool is that?!

In the upcoming days and weeks ahead, we’ll be featuring our Advertisers on our NWSuburbsChicago.com website and also on our Facebook Page at My Town Wauconda so stay tuned!  Also check out the Special Offers section where you will see special deals being offered by some of the stores in the local area.  If you have any special offerings you’d like to share with our readers, please do so by filling out the form on our Contact Us page.

Now don’t be a stranger…..We’re always looking for Advertisers, Contributors and Guest Bloggers on our site.  Please refer to our Advertise with Us page to learn more.  We’d be happy to have you be part of our growing community!

‘Til next time….

Happy New Year to all of you and may 2013

be the BEST year yet for all of us!!


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Happy Holidays from My Town Wauconda

Happy Holidays My Town Wauconda

All we need is SNOW!

Beautiful Main Street, Wauconda IL. Don’t you just love how beautiful our town Wauconda has become?

The Main Street Attraction, a group made up of Wauconda residents, volunteer their time for making and putting up the seasonal baskets hanging from the lamp posts and also for raising the money for the lights you see adorning downtown Main Street. And of course the help and support of the local Wauconda businesses can’t go unnoticed.  The Wauconda Public Works put up all the beautiful lights you see glowing and beautifying the streets of Wauconda.  Alex, of Wauconda Public Works, purchased the snowflakes over the street, which helped complete the look!

Thank you to all and to all our fans!  It’s you that inspires us to keep doing what we do!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
May 2013 be the best year yet!


Cheers ~

What is Artist Cooperative Gallery?

Artist Cooperative Gallery is an event that provides a venue for EMERGING + ESTABLISHED local artists and promotes art awareness.  The event is held the first Saturday of every month at Bliss Wine and Gifts.

The Artist Cooperative Gallery and Bliss Wine and Gifts will be hosting a very special event for the First Saturday in January.  Wauconda Alumni Artists will be showing their amazing work. Come out and support this group of very talented artists as they follow their dreams and continue their journey in art school.  The event takes place January 5th, 5-9pm at BLISS WINE & GIFTS | Wauconda |201 S. Main Street | 847/526-7133.


Artist Cooperative Gallery

Artist Cooperative Gallery           January 5, 2013


We’re kicking off this ECLECTIC & FUN event with an ICE Sculpture demonstration. Check out the “must buy” up-cycled winter wear by the artists of Nihilo. A tasting by The Olive Tap of Long Grove will feature their most popular olive oils and balsamic vinegars; available for purchase.

Join in the fun with our First EVER | First Saturday “jewelry swap”. Bring an unwanted jewelry piece and take a “new” one home with you…


Always new…always fresh ~ First Saturdays at Bliss!!


Letters to Santa

The Wauconda Holiday Walk on Main 2012 featured lots of fun activities for everyone young and younger!  There were face painting, gingerbread house decorating contest, tree decorating contest, letters to Santa, scavenger hunt, sleigh ride, snowflake lighting ceremony, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause and much more. The event drew in a large crowd once again, much like the Trick or Treat on Main did, and many of the Wauconda businesses participated in this event also.

Deby Dato, a Wauconda native shared with us a few samplings of Letters to Santa. Following are some of these letters and I’m sure it will bring a smile to your face as it did mine.

Letters to Santa Wauconda Holiday Walk on Main 2012

Wauconda Holiday Walk on Main 2012/Letters to Santa

Here’s one from William, age 10 on why he should get presents — Why I should get presents.  Is because when my mom had a heart attack I help around the house.  When my grandma fell down I was good and cleaned her apartment with my family.  And when my dad cleans I help him with the dishes and the floor.  And that why I shold get preasnts.

Ella, age 6 is certainly a good little helper.  Here is what she says — I help my sister clean her stuff.  Sometimes I help my brother do stuff.  I help my mom do the dishes because she cooks for us.  I take my friends to the nurse at school when they have a headache.  When my teacher drops stuff I help her by picking it up.  At recess at school, if my friends get hurt I help them because it makes me sad so I help them.

A nice boy named Noah, age 3 says, — I am a nice boy at school.  I don’t hit other kids and I’m not mean to other kids.  I bought pajamas for other kids who don’t have them to make them happy.  I help mommy clean out dishes.  I’m so nice to friends when they come to our house.  I don’t push or spit or push or hit.  I share my toys with other kids.

And we have 5 year old Logan’s undivided attention — At baseball a friend told a girl on our team that she was bad at hitting.  I said to my friend that was not nice.  I feed our dog.

Looks like Kaylee, age 9 has it all figured out — If my friends are sad I give them a treat.  I clean my room.  I set the table.  I clean the house with my mom.  I help my friends if they are sad.  If people in my class talk i be quiet.  I be respectful, safe, and responsible.  I respect my teacher family and friend stuff.  I say please and thankyou to my friends and family.  I work hard and never give up.  Merry christmas.

Here’s what polite Brianna, age 9 had to say — I be quet in line when all my classmates are talking.  I ask nicely for people to be quet.  I sal please and thank you.  I help people.  I am kind and I will never ever lie.  I always complement people.  I make new friends almost every chance I get.  I pay attenshion in class.  I don’t judge people of how they look and I share.  have a nice day, bye!


Now it’s Deby’s turn.

I grew up in Wauconda as did my parents and we go back a long way.  I’ve been married to my husband David (who is the fire chief in Wauconda) for 27 years. I’m currently an at home domestic engineer (LOL) which leaves me time to be involved in my community.  I worked in the medical field for 20 years and then worked as a Director of a Preschool/Daycare in Island Lake for 10 years. I’ve been on the Board of Education for Wauconda School Dist. 118 for 16 years and I’ll be running for re-election in April 2013.  I’m also in the Wauconda Lions Club and I was the first female to join the club approximately 10 years ago.  I help in the Wauconda schools with PTO events, help do fundraisers for my son’s hockey team at Carmel Catholic High School and I think that’s about it.  Needless to say, I love to help my community in any way I can.  Wauconda is very dear to my heart as well as my husbands heart as he grew up here as well.  We started dating the end of my senior year of high school and have been together ever since (32 years).


And now it’s your turn. Did you go to Wauconda’s Holiday Walk on Main last week? What did you think of it? What did you like most about it? Share with us your thoughts on it. Wauconda would like to know.

My Town Wauconda Fan of The Month Winner

My Town Wauconda Fan of The Month Winner

My Town Wauconda Tshirts

My Town Wauconda Tshirts

My Town Wauconda on Facebook

My Town Wauconda is a Facebook Page created to help connect the residents and businesses of Wauconda together…..SOCIALLY. It is meant to bring about an awareness for all the beautiful things Wauconda has to offer, from all the exciting events or causes to services being offered by the businesses of Wauconda and its nearby communities.

The page also serves as a tool for the businesses of Wauconda to use as a guide to reach out to their potential customers by emulating how social media is done correctly.

My Town Wauconda and Its Demographics

Since the page was created back in April 2012, its fan base has had steady growth with a current fan count of 616.  It has expanded to 20 communities including Chicago.  The fans consist of residence, business owners,  community volunteers, advocates, customers, homeowners, neighbors, friends, professionals and students.  They are heavily engaged and are avid supporters of the Wauconda community.

My Town Wauconda Facebook page offers something for everyone with varied post strategies that are sure to attract any fans no matter what age, sex or demographic location, fans are liking, sharing and of course commenting on our posts.

My Town Wauconda Demographics November 2012

My Town Wauconda Demographics as of November 2012


One of the things we feature on our My Town Wauconda page is our Top 5 Weekly Fans.  They are recognized as such for the numbers of likes, shares and comments they make on our page.  And I’m sure you will agree that this sort of activity on a page, makes for a very fun and lively environment.

So without further delay, here are the My Town Wauconda fans being recognized for all the fun activity that they share on our page and beyond…

My Town Wauconda Fan of the Week Honorable Mentions are:

Audra Bochat Dougherty
Robin Jividen Heath
Nadine Gerling
Marci Richards Suelzer
Judi Lee Webb

These fans are frequent engagers on our My Town Wauconda page.  They’re always sharing valuable content and are very passionate about everything Wauconda.  Their names were all entered in a hat for a chance to win a special surprise.  Keep reading to see who won and what she won!

The WINNER of My Town Wauconda Fan of The Month is:

JoAnn Aronds Freeman

Please join me in congratulating JoAnn!  Her name was pulled out of a hat and she won a T-shirt with our brand new logo.  Congratulations JoAnn!!!  Hope you will wear this T-shirt with pride.  🙂

My Town Wauconda Tshirts

My Town Wauconda Tshirts

How about you?  Will you join us on My Town Wauconda FB Page?  Be in the know of everything Wauconda and have a chance to WIN a lovely T-shirt you can wear around town and be proud of “My Town Wauconda!”