About: Whether you are simply browsing or whether you are interested in buying today, I''m here to answer your questions about real estate in the Fox Valley area; St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and surrounding areas. Chicago and the Chicagoland metropolitan area can be a little overwhelming. Providing you wi...
About: Whether you are simply browsing or whether you are interested in buying today, I''m here to answer your questions about real estate in the Fox Valley area; St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and surrounding areas. Chicago and the Chicagoland metropolitan area can be a little overwhelming. Providing you with local information such as maps, city or town information, recreation areas, bike paths, school information, local veterinary clinics, proximity to major expressways is part of my job. Buying a new home is more than finding a house, it''''''''s finding a community that will meet your needs. With as much (or as little) assistance as you need, I''m ready to help.
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Peggy sold our home in St Charles and was an expert!!!! She was professional, kind, knowledgeable, and precise. she provided useful stats routinely and we were fully informed through the entire process. Peggy was accessible always and stayed in touch with all details. we felt entirely comfortable and confident in Peggy throughout the process. Peggy is the best in so many areas and we could not be happier with the outcome. Peggy made certain we were comfortable and informed during the sale and we would certainly recommend Peggy for your needs. There simply is no one better than Peggy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Peggy!!Peggy A. CainI couldn't have dreamed up a better realtor. She is both smart and ethical. . . and fun to spend time with. I never doubted her recommendations. She has a real gift for engaging people so if she shows your house, know that she will help both the children as well as the adults see how the house might work for them. Andrew KrausePeggy A. CainI have the best experience with Peggy in finding my new home. Being a first time home buyer, she work with diligence, patience, understanding and a lot of considerations. Highly recommended. Excellent with 5 star rating. Hector CruzadoPeggy A. CainPeggy was awesome, she answered every question we had, guided us through our house purchase. Peggy went above and beyond. Would recommend Peggy to everyone. ChernandyPeggy A. CainI couldn't have dreamed up a better realtor. She is both smart and ethical. . . and fun to spend time with. I never doubted her recommendations. She has a real gift for engaging people so if she shows your house, know that she will help both the children as well as the adults see how the house might work for them. Jill WestbergPeggy A. Cain"We recently purchased our first home. Peggy worked closely with us every step of the way and made the process as seamless as possible. She was always very easy to reach and accommodating of our schedule when setting up showings and other appointments later on. Throughout the process, Peggy made sure to explain each step to us and thoroughly answered our many questions, which helped us feel more prepared to both buy and own a home. Peggy went above and beyond or expectations and we really felt like she was on our side. She was an invaluable ally and we are very grateful that she was there to lead us through every turn. We highly recommend Peggy to anyone looking to buy a home! Ellen and Ryan JohnsonPeggy A. CainOur daughter Caitlyn and son-in-law Joe worked with Peggy to secure a rental home in St. Charles in 2010. They utilized Peggy's services again to help them find the right home to purchase in St. Charles the very next year. They recommended her to my wife Sue and I early in 2014 and Peggy worked with us in finding our home which we closed on in late June'14. If I were forced to select one word to describe Peggy it would be "professional". She listens extremely well to what your needs and desires are, which, having been in sales my working life, I value highly. She's very knowledgeable about the market and housing in general and when she opined about something, it was invariably useful. She insists you call her at any time to arrange for a showing and always encourages you to look at as many houses as you can as a better decision will likely be the result. This was nice as we never felt like we were "bothering" her. Another thing I really liked is how promptly she responded to calls, texts, emails.......everything. I found this VERY satisfying and reassuring. She was always consistent, straightforward, and pleasant.You could tell Peggy loves her work. It shows. By the way, on September 18th, Peggy was our youngest daughter's realtor as she and her husband, Ryan took ownership of THEIR new home in St. Charles! At one point, they were unable to meet to get a estimate for some work that needed to be done. Peggy met with the man instead to help them out. ( She brought over some homemade scones for us as we were starting to paint!) I highly recommend Peggy Cain! Don AdamsPeggy A. CainMy husbands and I had a very complex situation we had a deal gone bad before I worked with Peggy due to a bad lender and bad realtor. I met peggy when I ran out my previous realtors office. I found Peggy on trulia she spend 45mins on the phone who does that? Peggy does! we took it from there. Peggy is very a professional realtor. I love the way she worked with us she found us Eric lender at MWB and Dave home inspector I greatly appriciate all of them all their hard work. Peggy become a very special person to our family she wasn't just our realtor she became a friend. she seen us as people not just as clients she will keep us updated with everything even when she was on vacation. I could I honestly said buying this house was one amazing journey thank you Peggy for all your hard work your an amazing realtor and a wonderful human being. We will never forget what you and everyone that help did for us I see every morning when I walk in to my kids room when we have dinners together in our home. I highly recommend Peggy she's the best!! bruth9Peggy A. CainFirst home purchase spring 2014 Peggy was extremely helpful, especially given that this was our first home purchase, and we were rather uneducated in the real estate world. We jumped around to several different towns and cities within Dupage, Kendall, and Kane counties, Peggy was very patient with us as we asked to view many homes. Davis41830Peggy A. CainMy Husband and I have worked with Peggy two times now. First, to find a townhome to rent last year and the second to find and buy our dream home in May of 2014. Peggy was always very quick to respond to emails, calls or texts. Her knowledge of the fox valley area concerning schools, townships, our options on if we wanted to build etc was always very helpful. You can tell she has been working in real estate a long time and knows what she is doing. Once my husband and I had been looking at homes for a few months Peggy took the initiative to speak up and let us know when a home we wanted to go see was similar to a lot of homes we had already seen and she could tell they were not what we were looking for. I really appreciated her honesty and knowing what was in our best interest. After we found our home Peggy explained every detail to us in our offer and contract making sure we fully understood and that the contract included everything we wanted. Peggy made sure the entire home buying process was quick, easy and she took very good care of us. Melissa KorfPeggy A. CainMy husband and I took close to two years to find "the house". Peggy Cain was patient, knowledgeable and professional throughout our search. She was concerned in helping us find the best value which was exactly what we were searching for. Peggy was always available to answer our questions. She was always available to schedule tours of potential houses after just seeing the pictures or new listings. She was always available to work with our crazy schedules even if that meant meeting us on weekends or in the evenings. Once we were ready to make an offer on a house, she was invaluable in helping prepare and schedule inspections. She was very efficient in organizing a quick closing. The entire process was seamless. Peggy Cain was a pleasure to work with. She made buying a house a positive experience. With her help and guidance, we managed to purchase our beautiful home and couldn't be happier.Robin DibbleJust over 14 years ago I started looking for my first house and Peggy Cain was referred to me. After looking around and finally deciding on the house to purchase back then she offered a lot of insight and knowledge with what to do, buying ones first house can be an intimidating adventure. Since then she has also helped friends and family members with all aspects of real state form buying and selling. Over the past few years we have been looking into up-sizing and there was no question on who to call to handle the transaction for us. This time we were being a little picky on what we were looking for and over the past two years we looked at a handful of houses where Peggy had no issue on getting something set up on a moment’s notice and taking us to see the houses that ended up not appealing to us then we would wait and a few months later another house would come up on the market and we would not be interested. Then finally it happened! Within 3 days of house being put on the market she had the contract in hand ready for us to sign, and at the same time she had a few contacts for the home inspections for us to review! During the time between the contracts being signed and closing Peggy kept everyone from, myself, the sellers, lawyers, and the mortgage officers informed of everything that was happening so that the closing would go, and did go smoothly. During the closing process I mentioned to Peggy that I wanted to turn our existing house into an investment property, and she said to let her know when I was ready to put the old house up for rent. Once I mentioned that we were ready for rental she handled it quickly and it was listed within a few days of the staging. Within two weeks we had a signed lease and the tenants where moving in. I would recommend Peggy Cain to anyone that needs a realtor that is very knowledgeable, quick thinking, quick to action and patient all at the same time!Andy P.caitlynsutherland: Peggy was an invaluable resource for us in our home-buying process. Prior to buying our home, she also helped us find a rental property. She is thorough, reliable, and professional...and went the extra mile for us on multiple occasions. We would highly recommend Peggy!Peggy A. CainJosiah.lenz --- Peggy went above and beyond for our family. She was determined to find the perfect home for us. We were blown away with how she guided us from start to finish. We highly recommend Peggy to everyone. We look forward to doing further business with her down the road.Peggy A. Cainbeverlyk1 --- Peggy is a great real estate pro. She answers the phone or will call you back asap. She is a very hard worker, takes great pictures of your property and gets the job done for you. I would highly recommend Peggy as my Real Estate Agent.Peggy A. CainDave Morgenroth --- Peggy has given me the opportunity to work with her clients and her on numerous occasions in the past several years. She always gives her clients her very best effort in every aspect of the home purchase process. She is very personable, extremely knowledgeable, and handles herself in a very professional manner at all times. I would highly recommend Peggy as a advocate in the home-buying process.Peggy A. Cainjbshenko --- Peggy and I were neighbors years ago. When I was planning a move, and looking for a house to rent, she helped me find something I am still thrilled with five years later! She conquered the mountainous paperwork with ease, always kept in touch and made this transition in my life easier. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your well-being, than look no further. You've found her.Peggy A. CainKharabella --- Peggy has been unfailingly professional, compassionate, patient, thorough, and responsive! She made sure this experience was SEAMLESS. I can't sing her praises enough! We are ridiculously grateful!Peggy A. Cainlenny.clapp --- My wife and I faced the challenge of selecting a house in a matter of days. And we had two kids to deal with as well. Lucky for us we had Peggy to help us -- without her knowledge, patience and efficiency, I don't know if we would have been able to do it. Our schedule was densely packed, but Peggy is so calm and savvy that it was a pleasant experience. She took care of all the details, and patiently helped us figure out what we wanted. I highly recommend Peggy!Peggy A. Cainjlars --- I have worked with Peggy on several properties purchases and rentals. She has excellent resources for buyers and renters to make the process go smoothly. Peggy has been in the Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles markets for years and really knows the ins and outs of the area. Plus, she is one the nicest and most honest people I have done business with. She does the extra effort to make my life easier in closing a house or renting to new tenants. She even helped me coordinate a huge trash removal that was required for one property. She is the best!Peggy A. CainAliannl --- Peggy has been very kind, helpful, and professional during our experience to find our home. She consistently exceeded our expectations in what could have been a stressful time for us. She always has been quick to respond to our calls and questions.Peggy A. CainAnierrn --- I honestly can't say enough good things about Peggy! On a 5 star scale she is absolutely a 10! I would recommend her with 100% certainty. She didn't just find us a house-she found us a HOME that we will cherish and love forever!Peggy A. CainKaren.zambreno --- She is very good and knows how to sell a house. I would recommend her without any doubt. She is great at what she does.Peggy A. Cainjlschwarz1 --- My experience working with Peggy starting with getting a call back immediately. Walking us through every step of buying our house. I would and have recommended Peggy Cain if you are looking to buy your dream house.Peggy A. Cainndrewrobertkrause --- I worked with Peggy when purchasing my home this summer - and I had a great experience! It was my first home purchase, and she was extremely helpful before, during, and after the sale. I strongly recommend Peggy and I hope she'll help you like she helped me!Peggy A. CainEllen & Ryan Johnson --- "We recently purchased our first home. Peggy worked closely with us every step of the way and made the process as seamless as possible. She was always very easy to reach and accommodating of our schedule when setting up showings and other appointments later on. Throughout the process, Peggy made sure to explain each step to us and thoroughly answered our many questions, which helped us feel more prepared to both buy and own a home. Peggy went above and beyond or expectations and we really felt like she was on our side. She was an invaluable ally and we are very grateful that she was there to lead us through every turn. We highly recommend Peggy to anyone looking to buy a home!Peggy A. CainDeanna Sader --- My husband and I had a very complex situation that I never expected any realtor to be able to provide answers and/or help steer us in the right direction. We wanted to buy a home but didn't have a definitive timeline for that to happen. Peggy was able to provide ideas and point us toward the right person that was able to help make our move happen. It took 2 years, and Peggy was patient and readily available for questions, to take us to look at homes, and anything else that we needed help with. We moved into the perfect home for us 3 weeks ago that fulfilled just about all specific needs we had on our list. We are continuing our relationship with Peggy as we sell the home we just moved from. I would HIGHLY recommend Peggy to buy, sell or rent your home.Peggy A. Cainharvestrecovery --- Peggy responded to my inquiry on Trulia and she quickly became my realtor and also my friend. We looked at A LOT of houses and we had a great time doing it! In a short period of time, Peggy understood exactly what I was looking for in a home and helped me find it. She was always prompt in any requests I had and brought with her - great experience and wisdom! If I sell or buy a home in the future, I will definitely use Peggy.Peggy A. CainAndyKenney1 --- When my wife and I decided to start looking for our first home, we were completely in the dark on how the whole process worked. So when looking for an agent, we wanted someone who not only had great reviews but also a showed a proven career of helping first time home buyers. Peggy was exactly the person we were looking for and made the entire process a breeze. She helped us navigate every step of the way and rallied together her dream team of close/frequently used vendors to facilitate our loan, home inspection and legal process. Her knowledge about each of the homes we visited was extremely robust as she seemingly had insight to every home on every street. She also shared great information about the plant life at each house which helped us visualize what the homes could look like at different points in the year. Peggy very quickly had an understanding on what we were looking for which helped us hone in on perfect home the first day we went out looking. My wife and I are absolutely in love with our little bungalow home and are so thankful we had someone like Peggy to get us here. We've referred many friends and acquaintances to Peggy and only have the best things to say about her.Peggy A. Cainzuser20150315083124590 --- I was looking for a house for 2 years. I already had one realtor quit on me and I had fired another realtor. So when I was introduced to Peggy I was skeptical. My attitude changed after Peggy showed me a couple listings. I could tell she was listening to me. Peggy was very knowledgeable about the listings shown to me. Peggy would go where I wanted to look and showed me everything in my price range. If I saw something I had to see right away, Peggy would get me access to the house as soon as possible. After working with Peggy for a couple months I bought my house. I am very happy with my new house. Thank you Peggy!!!Peggy A. CainAmy Edling --- When my husband and I started looking at houses we found Peggy on Trulia. After meeting her a couple of times we felt as if we were not only working with a knowledgeable professional, but a friend as well. She went above and beyond in our search in many ways. We trusted Peggy's opinion and expertise and she never lead us astray. Peggy was also very patient while we searched. I would recommend Peggy to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house, and we would love to work with her again in the future. Thank you so much Peggy for all your help!Peggy A. Cainra-enders --- Peggy was a great Realtor. She was highly responsive when it came to contacting her. She was able to inform us in all the legal matters with us being new homeowners. It was very nice to work with someone who knows the business and could be there for us with short notice. I would definitely recommend Peggy to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. She was great! Thanks Peggy for everything!Peggy A. Cainphylle2230 --- Peggy was great to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to the real estate market. She knows the Fox Valley area well. Peggy took wonderful pictures of my home and put together a very beautiful brochure. She even showed up on moving day and helped me move! SHE IS THE BEST...... THANKS PEGGY!!!!!!Peggy A. Cainuser10684887 --- Peggy is awesome, and helped me find a charming home in a great family neighborhood. She was very good about keeping in touch, and so knowledgeable about the Tri-Cities area (Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles). Peggy went above and beyond the call of duty to hook me up with volunteer opportunities she knew I was interested in, and provided me with all sorts of useful information about the area. It is easy to tell that Peggy is passionate about the Tri-Cities area, and that passion is reflected in her professionalism and dedication. Thanks, Peggy! My new home is wonderful!Peggy A. Caindtiritilli --- Peggy was great. She was extremely helpful and patient with us while searching for our first home. She took us through all the necessary steps then found us our dream home. Thanks Peggy!Peggy A. CainSarahavela --- Being a first time home buyer can be rather daunting but Peggy did a great job guiding us through the whole thing. She was so patient, knowledgeable, and taught us a lot about the whole home buying process. Not only that, but she gave us great contacts to help us along the way. In the end, we found our dream home (thanks to Peggy) and the entire process was surprisingly smooth. We couldn't be happier! We were so happy and lucky to have worked with Peggy and would recommend her to anyone!Peggy A. Cainuser2090446 --- Peggy was wonderful to work with. She was accommodating, patient, friendly and knowledgeable. I work full-time, as does my husband. We also have a four year old son, and she was very flexible when scheduling showing times. She was also patient when we brought our little one with us, and even worked during her vacation to keep our home purchase moving along. In addition, Peggy is a very nice person and it was a pleasure working with her. I would recommend Peggy to any prospective home buyers.Peggy A. CainMeredithm30 --- Peggy was extremely professional. We feel she truly went to bat for us and was willing to think outside the box to get us the best possible deal. She was very honest and knows her market area. I highly recommend Peggy!Peggy A. Cainuser96467581 --- Peggy was such a great person to work with!! This was our first house and Peggy made the process stress free! We recommend her to anyone interested in the rental/buying market. Thanks Peggy!Peggy A. Cainuser89696381 --- Peggy was an absolute gem of a realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable about pertinent home buying and selling detail as well as the neighborhoods we were interested in. She answered the phone on the first ring and/or called back soon thereafter. Her emails and texts were prompt and spot on. Her ability to listen and intercept our concerns and offer the right remedy the first time was so consistent that we almost started taking it for granted. We had experienced a frustrating delay in selling our property in Chicago and Peggy stepped up with solid resources that immediately resolved the issue and got things back on track. Even after post-possession, Peggy was kind enough to go out of her way to drop off guide periodicals that addressed our curious inquiry about what to do in the area and how to access community services. Take it from a psychologist... when it comes to such a major life change... Peggy is the best peace of mind out there.Peggy A. CainDiana S. : My experience with Peggy Cain was amazing. As a first-time home buyer I was very nervous about signing my life away on a house. Peggy explained each process as we went through it from what to expect when entering a house to what to expect at the formal closing. Peggy not only showed infinite patience for my picky style but also showed me houses that had exactly what I was looking for! She knows the market, knows the area, and is a pleasure to be around. She made my first home buying experience fun!Peggy A. CainNikole Gasgonia --- I highly recommend Peggy. She helped me and my husband a lot. Especially that we are new with home buying, She made us feel comfortable and secure that we are going to find what we are looking for in a home. She is very easy to talk to and she responds right away with my questions. She even helped me and recommended me the right people (Eric and Ernie) She did an awesome job!Peggy A. CainKat Corden --- Buying a home can be one of the most memorable times in a person life. One goes through a gamut of emotions, highs and lows, while trying to not second guess every decision that you made along the way. From the onset, you have so many things outlined in your mind of your "wants" and by the end it is amazing what stands out as the most important and the decision making criteria. Working in sales myself, I know how many businesses operate. And, therefore, have little tolerance for high pressure sales people who do not take the time to identify with the needs of their clients and want to tell them how they are rated #1, etc to win the business. Since I was turned off by some of the realtors I came in to contact with, I decided to research houses on my own through search engines such as Trulia. On this site, I came across Peggy Cain. We connected quickly because she let me "find" my dream home the way I wanted to do it, on my timeline not hers. She didn't push but rather asked questions to understand better, she utilized my time wisely weeding down house suggestions based on previous selections, and she let me walk away from buying a house twice when I needed to. She was in it for me, not for anything else. Having little to no experience in this process, Peggy walked me through all aspects of the home buying process. She provided recommendations and then repeated herself again on the home buying process. And, then again to ensure a smooth process throughout. She was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods I was looking at, highlighting both the pros and cons. Peggy takes personal satisfaction is finding her clients their dream home. She cares and still months after the transaction on my house was completed, I still can reach out if I need assistance or a question. I look at Peggy as a friend now rather than an agent.Peggy A. CainPeggy Cain is an outstanding realtor. She is very knowledgable about the area and all aspects of a home's systems (plumbing, electrical, well & septic, etc). She is only interested in finding the best property for her clients. She worked with us over several months in order to find us the right home in the right location at the right price. We found her to be very personable and enthusiastic about meeting our needs. She was very accomodating to our schedules since we were living in another state and was able to coordinate many showings with very little notice. Peggy was recommended by our daughter who she helped find a rental appartment. We would recommend Peggy to anyone trying to buy or sell a home.Martha ThompsonKathryn --- I would 100% recommend Peggy. We met her at an open house, and she impressed us from the start. We asked her if she would show us some other houses. We looked in the fall and then decided to put a hold on our search until the following spring. She was patient, flexible, and hard working. She made it convenient for us and was able to work around our busy schedule. She was very knowledgeable about the process and had great people to recommend for all other aspects of the home buying process. We are very happy in our new home.Peggy A. CainMy husband and I started working with Peggy last fall. We were looking for our first house and didn't really know where to start. Peggy was amazing throughout the process, start to finish. She is great at explaining every step, she always takes time to answer any questions we have, she would always follow up with a call or email if she knew we would be receiving paperwork from the lender or lawyers and thought we might have questions, she showed us wide variety of homes so we could get a feel for the market and find what we did and didn't like. The list goes on and on. Peggy has a great network of contacts for every step. If you have your own lender, lawyer, homeowner's insurance provider, home inspector, etc, that's great. If you don't, Peggy knows all the best people for the job. We were happy with every suggestion we took. Using her network made the process of buying a home far, far easier than we could have ever imagined. It's easy to see that Peggy likes her job and likes getting people into a house they are going to love. The process was fun and very low stress. We couldn't be happier with our home and I highly recommend Peggy to anyone who is in the market. -- Stacey ParkerPeggy A. Cain
Answers (9)Displaying: 9 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Apr 10, 2017FHA loans have guidelines that the home and lender must meet. It is up to the lender to be sure that the home qualifies. It may seem sometimes that the lender is being overly particular but they are protecting and you and themselves from making any mistakes.Answered: Apr 10, 2017Are you at home during the showings? Buyers often will rush through a home when the owner is present. They feel that they are intruding and can be uncomfortable.Answered: Apr 10, 2017In answer to: is the listed contingent price the actual bidIf you are looking to learn how much a property is selling for you will need to wait until the property closes. At that time the purchase price will be published. If the contract in place should fail, the home would return to the market. It would be like "showing your hand" in a game. A seller usually doesn't want to advertise what she/he would accept. :)Answered: Apr 10, 2017The list price is usually negotiable, however, if the property you are seeing is marked "contingent" that means that there is a contract to purchase in place. The contract could be contingent upon attorney review, inspection, or financing. If the contract should fail on any of the possible contingencies, the listing would then be reactivated and open to another offer.Answered: Jan 11, 2017I think that anyone can make a mistake on dates. If you are concerned I would simply call and let them know that you realized a mistake was made and give them the correct information. If it is critical information, they will appreciate having it and in any case they should appreciate your concern in providing them accurate information.Answered: Jan 10, 2017Unless your husband has enough income to support both mortgages his mother will need to secure a loan of her own. Does she have anyone else with ability to co-sign a loan with her? Your best bet is contact a loan officer that you trust. A good lender is the foundation to everything that you want to do; for both you and your husband AND your mother-in-law.Answered: Mar 8, 2016In answer to: How can I buy a home from my father?There are so many possibilities here, ALL include a discussion with your attorney. As previously mentioned a quit claim deed is a possibility but what about having him sell the house to you at the amount that he still owes on the mortgage? His mortgage would be paid off at closing, and you would have your own loan. With your own loan you can deduct the interest from your tax return. In my opinion that seems the "cleanest" way to handle it. FHA loans can be assumable but if you qualify for conventional financing it seems likely that you could get a better interest rate. Are you a first time buyer? There are currently a couple of first time buyer programs that you may qualify for.Answered: Mar 2, 2016In answer to: Are there any Rent to own homes availableIn addition to sellers who are willing to "rent to own" there are companies that will do the same. This would require careful consideration of their terms as, generally speaking, these companies will add at least 5% per year to the purchase price of the home while you are renting back. There are other fees involved as well. Still, it could be a viable option for you particularly if you want to move in and not have to move again. I can send along contact information if you like.Answered: Mar 2, 2016First of all I would suggest that before signing anything that you consult an attorney. Co-signing a loan is a big step to take and and has the potential to adversely affect your ability to buy your own home in the future. It's an obligation that ends only when the loan is paid off or possibly refinanced. Consider carefully.
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