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Memorial Day

by The Rullo Team



Come celebrate the unofficial start of summer at the annual St. Charles Memorial Day Parade.

Honor and celebrate those who have served our country.

Beginning at 10 am on 6th street and continuing to Riverside Avenue ending with a celebration at Freedom Shrine (along the river, north of the police department).  If you are unfamiliar with the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans charity group offering a variety of support and services for our wounded military, please visit the website to learn more and support the wounded men and women who serve our country.  


 After the parade, head on over to Riverside Avenue and support local artists at the St. Charles Fine Art Show: This award winning and highly regarded show Presented By STC Capital Bank starts Saturday May 23 at 11am and lasts until 6pm and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24.  Located on Riverside and Walnut avenues, off Main Street, St. Charles. The fest features the work of 100 juried artists in various media, including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, demonstrations from artists and live music throughout the weekend.  Fun for the whole family and best of all it's Free.  Check out Downtown Saint Charles Website for more info on these and other fun events coming up.


Downtown Parking Deck's New Third Level Is Open

by The Rullo Team

Geneva's Third Street Commuter Parking Deck's capacity will officially increase by 180 spaces this weekend with the opening of the new third tier expansion. The total deck capacity is now 540 spaces. The facility was expanded in order to accommodate parking that will be lost as part of Union Pacific’s future plans to add a third rail line, which will remove some existing surface parking lots. No construction timetable has been presented to the City regarding the third rail line.

If you are interested in more information about the benefits of home ownership in the Fox Valley Area please contact a real estate professional with the Rullo Team.


Fox Valley Schools Receive High Rankings for 2015!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox Valley Schools did it again! U.S. News and World Report just published their annual report of the Top Schools in the country by ranking them with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal. With a large range of criteria and assessments used to make their rankings of over 21,000 public schools, these lists are anxiously awaited by school districts across the country every year. They also publish the lists of the Top Schools within each state. Below are the rankings for the TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS.

We are very fortunate to have such fantastic schools in the Fox Valley that have continually ranked well on these lists year after year. This year Metea Valley High School in Aurora takes the top position within the Fox Valley at #28, followed by St. Charles North High School at #35, St. Charles East High School at 43, Geneva Community High School at 64 and Batavia High School at 85. 






For more information about each of these school districts visit our website at:

If you're interested in homes that are available for sale in each of these school districts, give one of our team members a call and we'll be happy to show you homes that fit your personal preferences.  If you'd like to look at homes online, you can follow the links below in each of the corresponding cities:

Homes for Sale in Geneva IL    Homes for Sale in St.Charles IL

Homes for Sale in Batavia IL    Homes for Sale in Aurora IL 

The Fox Valley is a fantasatic area to raise a family. Our schools are top notch, we have many activities for children to get involved with and our location is central to many main expressway's in the Tri-State area.  

We are here to help in any way we can, just give us a call! 

Geneva IL Home Sold in 6 Days...Over List Price!

by The Rullo Team

Are you thinking about selling your Geneva IL home? The Rullo Team just SOLD their last Geneva IL Home in 6 Days...and OVER LIST PRICE!  Selling your home is a big decision and finding the right Real Estate Team is critical. They need to be experienced, know the local market, and know how to correctly price your home from the start so that you are getting what your home is worth...but not overprice your home right out of the market.

The Rullo Team knows the delicate balance of all these things, and are extremely knowledgealbe in the local real estate maret. That is what has allowed them to be so successful for their clients in the Geneva IL market. The last 3 homes that have SOLD in Geneva IL have sold in 6, 15 & 19 days, respectively! That is with the average days on the market, overall, being 42!

Here are the properties that have sold for your review:

1. 6 Days- 39W655 Carney Lane, Geneva, IL






2. 15 Days- 317 S. Harrison, Geneva, IL






3. 3438 Wheatland Circle, Geneva, IL




Give a member of our team a call today. Let us partner with you to sell your home and you'll be on your way to the next adventure in your life. 

If you'd like to find out what your Fox Valley home is worth in today's market, just follow this link for a Free, no obligation, Home Value Report: Fox Valley Home Value Report

Mother's Day Brunch in the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team

It's the BEST TIME OF YEAR...because Mom is the most important person in our family, and probably in yours too. She is always the center of the "Household Universe". Each year when Mother's Day rolls around we try to make it extra special for her because she spends so much of her time every day of the year making our lives run smoothly, caring for us when we're sick, being our shoulder to cry on, and is always our biggest cheerleader for anything we are doing. Did I mention I'm 29?  Just kidding! But on the serious side, Mother's Day is an important day for all families and like many, we like to take our Mom out for a great Mother's Day Brunch. 

We are very blessed because here in the Fox Valley we have so many 5 Star Restaurants and Incredible Chef's preparing delicious Brunches for Mother's Day so I thought I'd put together a "Grand List" of some of the top ones in the Fox Valley and share them with you so that you could enjoy them with your Mom and families as well. Remember...this isn't ALL of the great restaurants that we have, but a sampling of what is available.



1. The Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles

Time: 9:00-3:00pm

Cost: $50 Adults $26 Children 4-12

Breakfast items like eggs Benedict, breakfast potatoes, applewood smoked bacon and sausage. They also feature a custom Belgium waffle bar and omelet station. Lunch items include swordfish, smoked fish, shrimp and crab legs, sirloin, porchetta and a variety of salads and sides. Leave room for mini pastries, cakes, pies and torts from the dessert table.

2. Wildwood, 477 S. Third St., Geneva

Time: 9:30- 2:30 pm

Cost: $44 Adults, $22 Children 5-11

Offering a brunch that includes made-to-order omelets and pasta dishes. Guests can choose from prime rib, honey-baked ham or roast turkey at the carving station. A variety of breakfast and luncheon items will be served buffet style, including salads, seafood, fruit and desserts.

3. The Turf Room, 1033 Kilberry St., North Aurora

Time: 9:00- 3:00 pm

Cost: $34.95 Adults, $13.95 Children 5-10

Serving up the right combination of breakfast and lunch items. Breakfast includes made-to-order omelets and a waffle station with a variety of delicious toppings. Pizza lovers can't resist The Turf Room's brick oven pizzas including their breakfast pizza and their special Baja chicken pizza. Other items include smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, salads, fruits, cheeses and freshly carved meats. A variety of desserts round out this Mother's Day feast.

4. Lincoln Inn Banquets, 1345 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia

Time: 10:00- 3:00 pm

Cost: $27.95 Adults, $14.95 Children 3-12

Lincoln Inn's brunch menu includes made-to-order omelets, sausage, bacon, hash browns and French toast. Lunch offerings include a seafood station, chicken, pasta, salads, fruit, baked macaroni and cheese and BBQ ribs, plus a fresh carving station. A full sweets table, plus coffee, tea, juice and soft drinks are all included in the price of the brunch.

5. Pheasant Run, 401 E. Main St., St. Charles

Time: 9:30-1:30 pm

Cost: $39.95 Adults, $39.95 Seniors 65 & Older, $15.95 Children

Pheasant Run's brunch has something for everyone. Guests will enjoy creations from their chef-manned omelet, pasta and salad stations. The carving station includes peppercorn-crusted sirloin, bone-in ham and roasted turkey with sage gravy. Other items include poached salmon, peel-and-eat shrimp, beef medallions, chicken, cod, spring vegetables and international cheeses. Kids will appreciate the children's buffet featuring mac and cheese and tater tots. Complete your plate with a stop at the pastry table.

There are plenty more phenomenal restaurants in the Fox Valley that are offering Mother's Day Brunch menu's...we couldn't possibly list them all. Just make sure you make your reservations ahead of time or you WILL NOT BE HAVING BRUNCH WITH MOM anywhere but in your own home! This is one day of the year when every restaurant is completely booked and the walk-in lines are extremely long. 

From all of us at The Rullo Team....We Wish all Mother's a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


by The Rullo Team

Geneva French Market
Metra Parking Lot, NW corner of South St. & 4th St.
April 19 to November 15, 2015
Sundays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

French Market Fresh fruit and vegetables, unique gifts for home and family in a Canopy European style Market. You can find everything from French fabrics to produce from Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, to fresh roasted coffee, and jams.

Batavia Farmers' Market
N. River St. between Wilson and State St
June 6 to October 17, 2015
Saturdays 8am - 12pm
Come enjoy over 18 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more. 3rd Saturdays- shop for handmade items from your favorite artists and designers.

St. Charles Farmers' Market
Baker Methodist Church, East Main at 4th Ave
June 5 to October 30
Fridays 7am - 1pm

Farmers' Market every Friday, rain or shine, the 1st Friday in June thru October. 7am-1pm. Market includes fresh harvested & locally grown fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, eggs, artisan cheese, garden art and much more.

If you would like any information on local real estate, visit our website at

Time For Golf

by The Rullo Team

"Isn't it fun to go out on the course and lie in the sun?" -Bob Hope

"Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle." -Unknown

Never the less, we love it.  It's the time of year when wives see alot less of their husbands, and husbands see alot more sand grass and water.  For 26 years the Royal Fox Country Club has provided beautifully frustrating afternoons for pros and club members alike.  Hosting the Illinois PGA Open 5 times in the last 11 years is a true testament to the challenge that lies ahead.  Built in 1989, The Royal Fox has gone through many changes, constantly updating and improving facilities and holes, maintaining a seat at the table of elite clubs in the area.  There are a number of dining options, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness facility, fully loaded proshop and a full event calender, but the real charm of this club is the personalized service and lasting friendships made here.  It is your home away from home.  Vist the club website for more information.   

Check Out the Hole-By-Hole Overview to get a better feel for the course.

Before you give this course a try, improve your game by watching videos from Golf Tips Magazine.


What's better than belonging to the Royal Fox Country Club?  The possible short commute from your home on the course.  Quality and prestige are reflected in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Fox Subdivision.  For instance look at this impeccable 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom home on the wooded golf course lot.

2705 Royal Lytham Court, St. Charles, Illinois


A Stunning 2-story foyer with a floating curved staircase opens to elegant formal living & dining rooms with floor to ceiling windows, tray ceiling & detailed trim. Lovely novel kitchen has granite, custom Maple cabinetry, stainless appliances, island/breakfast bar, hearth room and a window surround dinette with atrium door opening to a large Trex deck. There is also a private butler’s pantry with wine refrigerator and glass door cabinets. Spacious family room has a fireplace and tons of windows! Turret styled 1st floor den, beautiful 4-season sunroom and granite laundry room. Beautiful master sitting room & luxury bath; quality finished English basement includes a fireplace, wet bar, full bath & more! A wonderful home in a wonderful location!  Checkout the website for more information and photos.

Checkout our HOME LISTINGS page for more homes available in the area.

Who do you want to SELL YOUR HOME?  If selling your home in the LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME, for TOP DOLLAR, with MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, by a highly regarded and recognized name in Fox Valley Real Estate is what you're looking for...then give The Rullo Team a call today!





Geneva IL Home Sold in 19 Days!

by The Rullo Team

Did you know, on average, it takes 50 days to sell a home in Geneva IL?  Not for The Rullo Team!  The Rullo Team just SOLD 3438 WHEATLAND CIRCLE, GENEVA IL for TOP DOLLAR in ONLY 19 DAYS! How long has YOUR home been on the market?  

Here are some current Home Statistics for Geneva to consider when you're considering hiring a Real Estate Team:
























Who do you want to SELL YOUR HOME?  If selling your home in the LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME, for TOP DOLLAR, with MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, by a highly regarded and recognized name in Fox Valley Real Estate is what you're looking for...then give The Rullo Team a call today!





After the horrible storms that ripped through our state recently, devastating the community of Fairdale, it prompted us to  the go over the Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for spring & summer storms so that you can prepare to keep your family safe. 

The lists on this page are meant to give you guidelines & tools necessary to prepare you and your familyin the best way possible, in the event you are in your home when Mother Nature decides to show her power one more time. 

*Remember...Don't ever leave a sheltered area to try to save any material possessions from your home. 

Are you and your family safe from storms and tornados?  

People often feel prepared, only to be proven wrong when disaster strikes.  The videos below will help you determine how safe you & your family actually are if a disaster strikes.

In an effort to help American's better prepare for disasters, The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated April 30 as "America's Prepareathon." Providing tips to deal with flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and winter storms.  They recommend having basic supplies to get you through the first 72 hours after disaster strikes, whether you are stuck at work or home, or if you have to evacuate.  

The Basic kit:

• Flashlights/lanterns (hand-cranked preferred)
• A portable radio (hand-cranked preferred)
• Batteries
• A gallon of water per day
• Nonperishable food for three days
• Manual can opener
• First-aid supplies
• Whistle or an air horn (for alerting rescuers if you are trapped)
• Dust mask
• Change of clothing, including long-sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes.

• Prescription medicines and eyeglasses
• A cellphone charger or power inverter
• Plastic bags and towelettes for hygiene use
• Cash
• Mess kit
• Copies of important papers, including insurance documents, or a thumb drive with that info

Ther's an An app for that! FEMA has apps. And the American Red Cross has a new Emergency app that combines their previous apps for disasters and first aid. 

Check out for more information.

Green For More Green in the Fox Valley

by The Rullo Team

You've heard the age old saying "don't judge a book by it's cover", well this rule simply doesn't apply to the real estate market.  A good looking face isn't just memorable, the exterior of your home can make or break a sale.  It can be the difference between you getting your asking price or settling for much less.  First impressions are everything in the real estate business.  According to the National Association of Realtors; 63% of people will stop by to view a home they found and liked online.  What will they see? They will see the driveway, the front yard and the facade of your house.  So, what this means is you have to focus just as much attention on the outdoor impression of your home as the indoor.  This impression starts immediately when they see your home online.  So, invest a little time and money into the exterior of your home...before you take the stunning photos you will post online.  Green up the grass, plant some flowers and shrubs, clean the lingering winter dirt from the side of your house; give the exterior of your home a little loving makeover.  I promise, it will be worth it when you sell your home for exactly what you were asking for it.  

Residents in the Fox Vallery area are especially lucky because right here in St. Charles is one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015. 

 Wasco Nursery Named One of Today’s Garden Center’s “Revolutionary 100”

Wasco Nursery & Garden Center is putting Saint Charles, IL on the map. It was recently named one of the top Garden Centers in America by The Revolutionary 100 program, which began in 2006.  The program surveys garden center owners and managers on how they run their businesses.  The revolutionary 100 determines the health of these businesses and how they impact their communities.  


 Wasco Nursery & Garden Center is the perfect resource for homeowners and sellers looking to spruce up the  exterior of their homes for the summer market.   With a full service retail garden center, nursery and a    landscape business Wasco Nursery can meet nearly every landscape need. Wasco has remained dedicated to  growing and selling the best varieties of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, as well as new exotic plants  from around the world. They also have a whole library of information in store and online, on how to care for your lawn safely and effectively.  There are tools on the website to help you plan your next garden, a plant search database and tips and tricks to help through the entire process.  They are constantly reccomending the best and safest new products, for example: This Organic Lawn food turns lackluster yellow lawns green again, without harming your family or pets in the process. Their friendly staff are always willing to talk you through new processes and with a staff of 48 people in the peak season, the customer service is damn near perfect.  Check out their website to learn more.








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