Home sales increases by 29%

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Just a thought

Romeoville, IL

#1 Jan 29, 2013
WhatDoYouKnow

Romeoville, IL

#2 Jan 29, 2013
Every time they try to make a claim that the town is falling apart because of Noak a news story comes out the states the opposite.

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/17775588-...
Carl

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 29, 2013
WhatDoYouKnow wrote:
Every time they try to make a claim that the town is falling apart because of Noak a news story comes out the states the opposite.
http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/17775588-...
I completely agree.
Kevin G

Romeoville, IL

#4 Jan 29, 2013
It seems like the press is telling us about the real good things that are happening in our community while Gail R, Rich S, Thomaz S, Bob E, etc. keep trying desperately to mislead people on topix.
jewhovahs wetness

Westmont, IL

#5 Jan 29, 2013
Thats because contractors are buying up the $40,000 pieces of dung on the old side of town and the foreclosures that are falling apart. I'd like to see info on what the average sale prices are on those houses. Romeoville has taken one of the biggest hits out there on housing values and it has not come back and will only come back long after other towns come back. Don't use this statistic to claim political saavy. Although I do believe the town to be going in the right diection, this is not something that is a result of good leadership, but another reminder of the housing debacle in town. People give a mayor far too much credit when things are good and far too much blame when things are bad. Noak is by far the best candidate for mayor in this election, but the competition is nothing to brag about either
New homeowner in town

Romeoville, IL

#6 Feb 4, 2013
jewhovahs wetness wrote:
Thats because contractors are buying up the $40,000 pieces of dung on the old side of town and the foreclosures that are falling apart. I'd like to see info on what the average sale prices are on those houses. Romeoville has taken one of the biggest hits out there on housing values and it has not come back and will only come back long after other towns come back. Don't use this statistic to claim political saavy. Although I do believe the town to be going in the right diection, this is not something that is a result of good leadership, but another reminder of the housing debacle in town. People give a mayor far too much credit when things are good and far too much blame when things are bad. Noak is by far the best candidate for mayor in this election, but the competition is nothing to brag about either
I just bought one of those pieces of dung and am quite happy with it, beautiful little home! I am quite proud to call it my own. I got a really cheap price on it because of the market, but I bought it to move into not an investment!
jewhovahs wetness

Westmont, IL

#7 Feb 4, 2013
i dont believe your story. youre someone trying o paint a rosy picture of the village, seeing alot of that here during election or campaigning season.
New homeowner in town

Romeoville, IL

#8 Feb 5, 2013
You don't have to believe me...I know what you mean, There are many people that don't care of their stuff in the old part of town and some parts frankly look like a trailer park. Its a shame. My block happens to be nice with only one home unoccupied right now. Everyone keeps up with their pieces of dung, lol!
LakewoodGuy

Aurora, IL

#9 Feb 11, 2013
Well, according to Zillow, my home value is still down 31% from when I bought it in 2008. :)
LakewoodGuy

Aurora, IL

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Der, nevermind. They are talking about sales, not values.
jewhovahs wetness

Westmont, IL

#11 Feb 11, 2013
The housing stock prior to the buildup of Romeoville residential beginning in about 1995 is crap. Most that bought in the new developments are taking a major beating right now. That means that the houses here in Romeoville are either in the crappy ghetto part of town or underwater by people who bought more than they could afford from 1995 to 2007. Both bad. There is no in between. Futures not so bright, other than the jillion dolar overbuilt city hall we are all paying for and the additional expensive building being built in the never ending failure called "downtown". Why would you build something nice in the middle of the ghetto? Just gonna get tore up.
The other view point

Romeoville, IL

#12 Feb 11, 2013
jewhovahs wetness wrote:
The housing stock prior to the buildup of Romeoville residential beginning in about 1995 is crap. Most that bought in the new developments are taking a major beating right now. That means that the houses here in Romeoville are either in the crappy ghetto part of town or underwater by people who bought more than they could afford from 1995 to 2007. Both bad. There is no in between. Futures not so bright, other than the jillion dolar overbuilt city hall we are all paying for and the additional expensive building being built in the never ending failure called "downtown". Why would you build something nice in the middle of the ghetto? Just gonna get tore up.
So your answer is to let this part of town go. Great idea - NOT. And the city hall isn't overbuilt it is built for the build out of the community and it was under budget. Oh and the village has been on budget every year and the village part of your property taxes hasn't increased. Romeoville is the only community in the region if not the entire state to give a rebate to its residents. How about you save everyone from hearing your negative nonsense already.
New homeowner in town

Romeoville, IL

#13 Feb 20, 2013
I guess the term ghetto is relative...To me the old part of Romeoville is not ghetto
politics as usual

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Feb 20, 2013
Don't start hyping up our wonderful rebates. If that isn't political propaganda I don't know what is.

And you are using a technicality to claim that the village's property tax hasn't increased. It may have stayed the same as a dollar amount but when you figure in that our property values have dropped, the tax rate actually went up to compensate.

Will you stop thoughtlessly defending people? Just because John told you it was so doesn't mean it is.
Loser Patrol

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 20, 2013
politics as usual wrote:
Don't start hyping up our wonderful rebates. If that isn't political propaganda I don't know what is.
And you are using a technicality to claim that the village's property tax hasn't increased. It may have stayed the same as a dollar amount but when you figure in that our property values have dropped, the tax rate actually went up to compensate.
Will you stop thoughtlessly defending people? Just because John told you it was so doesn't mean it is.
Let's see the village is doing a good thing and you can only be negative. Let' s also see the village kept taxes level even while costs went up over five years. You are so off base its not even funny.

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