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As of August 1, 2023, the residential real estate market in Macon County, Illinois, is experiencing fluctuations in various aspects. Let's jump into the latest data to gain a better view of the current state of real estate in our local market.

 Active Listings and Under Contract/Pending Properties

 Currently, there are 116 active listings in Macon County, 51 properties are active under contract, and 104 properties are in a pending status, indicating stable interest from buyers in the market. In total, there are 155 properties under contract or pending, suggesting a healthy level of real estate activity in the area.

 July 2023 Sales Performance

 In July 2023, the market witnessed a total of 100 sales. Although this figure represents a…

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2997 Westlawn in Decatur IL

2997 Westlawn Avenue in Decatur, IL

4 beds | 3.5 baths | 5,440 SqFt | 40.00 Acres | 3 Car Garage

Step into a world where craftsmanship, natural beauty, and attention to detail reign supreme. In an era where homes are mass-produced and shortcuts are taken, there exists a rare gem that stands out from the rest. This extraordinary house is a testament to the artistry and precision of a bygone era. From the breathtaking landscapes to the meticulously designed interiors, every aspect of this residence exudes elegance and grandeur. Join us as we take a journey through this remarkable property and explore the unparalleled quality that sets it apart.

The Majesty of Nature:

Nestled within an old growth oak/maple/hickory forest, this property is a…

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Exterior of home in Decatur, Illinois

3 beds | 2.5 Baths | 3,274 SqFt | 0.17 Acres

Welcome to 26 Oak Ridge Drive in Decatur, Illinois - a stunning property that boasts breathtaking views of Lake Decatur. This recently renovated home is a true gem, offering all the modern amenities and luxuries you could ask for in a lakeside retreat.

From the moment you step inside the front door, you'll be struck by the beautiful lake views that greet you. The open-concept kitchen and living area are perfect for entertaining, with plenty of natural light and direct access to the upper deck. Whether you're cooking up a storm in the kitchen or lounging on the deck with friends and family, you'll love the relaxed, laid-back vibe of this home.

The main level also includes two guest bedrooms and…

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In addition to our HDR Photos, Interactive Floorplans, Drone Footage, and Listing Videos, we’re excited to roll out our new Home Staging Consultations. This a free additional service offered to all our new listings and another way we are adding value to our clients.

Getting a home ready for the market can be a daunting and overwhelming task that is keeping some potential sellers on the sidelines and stalling making the decision to list their home. Do we need to paint the living room? What exterior improvements need to be made? Will my updates give me a return on my investment? These are just a few of the questions that could be racing through your head. Brinkoetter Realtors is here to help take out the guess work and provide professional advice with…

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Macon County Illinois Market ReviewAfter enjoying a white-hot marketplace fueled by strong buyer demand, low inventory and record low interest rates, we began a slow, predictable return toward a more typical market. Though we have experienced a return to stability with a rise in interest rates and increased inflation, our market remains resilient and resistant to discouraging national trends. In 2022, our market saw 1443 units sold, down 9%, and a total of $199,000,000 in total sales volume, down 7.5%. Driven by low inventory and continued buyer demand, home values remain strong with average sales price rising 2% to $138,475 and the median sales price rising 5.8%. In further positive news, 78% of homes sold in Macon County were on the market less than 30 days; 91% sold in less than 60…

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State of Real Estate July 2022 Market UpdateAs we round the half point of 2022, the hurried pace surrounding home sales in the Macon County residential real estate market is starting to show signs of a gradual slow and return to normalcy. We’ve been living through unprecedented times, and the real estate market has been enjoying unprecedented opportunities for buyers and sellers alike. As Macon County real estate slowly begins to assume a more typical pace, let’s take a quick look back.  

In 2019 and pre-pandemic, there were 1303 residential homes sold in Macon County at an average sales price of $118,126. Fast-forward to the end of 2021, our area saw 1572 residential homes sold for the year with an average sale price landing at $135,914. That equates to a 21% increase in the number of homes…

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Born from a dream, nurtured by imagination, and matured into a vision realized, this custom-designed property is a work of art featuring state-of-the-art technology and materials chosen for their quality. Every last detail has been selected for optimal light and luxurious comfort: numerous large windows, premium architecture, lavish amenities, and the latest home automations. We invite you to take a journey with us and imagine yourself in the luxury of a lakeside home.

 20 Lake Point Decatur, IL 62521

Listed at $1,290,000

4 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 9,340 SqFt | 1.37 Acres | 4 Car Garage

This custom built, Mid-Century home is situated on a scenic 1.37 acres overlooking Lake Decatur. Inside, over 9,000 sqft boast an abundance of style and…

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The State of Real Estate_2021 Market SummaryThe Macon County residential Real Estate market experienced another robust year in 2021 with a total of 1580 properties sold at an average sale price of $135,914. A 6% increase in total sales, 9% increase in sales price, and 47% drop in average days on market provided a powerful combination for home sellers. As a company, Brinkoetter Realtors was involved in 57% of all MLS home sales in Macon County and delivered a 98% list to sell percentage with an 11% higher average sales price of $156,219.

If you live in the Maroa-Forsyth School District, your area saw 114 sales, a 20% increase, and an average days on market of 21 days. In the Mt. Zion School District and opposite side of the county, there was a decrease in sales from 237 properties to 210…

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State of Real Estate in Macon County:  A Third-Quarter UpdateAs we round the corner and head into the final leg of another fast-paced year in real estate, we look over our shoulders to see where we’ve been, and we look forward to see what lies ahead.

The Decatur/Macon County Real Estate Market remains strong with third-quarter volume, average sales price and median price outpacing the third-quarter numbers from 2020. Inventory levels have increased slightly with the number of homes available for sale ranging between 170 and 180 homes. This is an increase from 120 to 130 homes actively being marketed in prior months.

Closed residential home sales for the third-quarter 2021 totaled 443 with homes continuing to sell at a quickened pace. The average days on market for residential listings was 23 days which is…

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Despite unique economic conditions and a global health crisis, the real estate market in Macon County has demonstrated continued resilience through unprecedented times, thus promoting the health of our local economy. And looking ahead, the national real estate industry is projected to be a strong driver for wide economic recovery.

But to measure where we’re going and what trends to expect, it’s important we take stock of where we’ve been. Here’s a break-down of the Macon County residential real estate landscape for 2020.

Last year, our local real estate market wielded an increase of 21% in total dollar sales volume and 14% in units sold. This was tantamount to an increase of approximately $1.5 million in dollar volume and 200 more homes being sold. 

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