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2017 “Best in St. Charles” Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour

by The Rullo Team

Time to get spooky! Get in the Halloween spirit and turn your St. Charles home into a frightful delight for the 2017 “Best in St. Charles” Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour!!!


Whether you participate in this favorite annual event our not, be sure to check out the spookiest homes in the Fox Valley area beginning Friday, October 20th, through Halloween night! See the best ghoulish displays every evening at dusk until 10:00 pm. Find the Free Home Tour Guide HERE starting on opening night.



  • Preview Night | Friday, October 20th

    • Opening night and last chance for homeowners to make changes before judging.

  • Judging Night | Saturday, October 21sts

    • Best night to see the homes! Judging by contest committee begins at dusk.

  • Trick or Treat Night | Tuesday, October 31st

    • Closing night. Tour ends at 9:00 pm.


  • Eeriest Haunt

  • Big Scare - Low Budget

  • Best Rookie

  • Best Actors (1-6 ghouls)

  • Best Actors (7+ ghouls)

  • Best Youth Actors (ages 18 & under)

  • Family Fun

  • Judges’ Favorite

  • People’s Choice (Check back HERE for more details)


Register your home today! Fill out the ENTRY FORM by 5:00 pm on October 18th and submit one of these 3 ways:

  • Drop Off | Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174

  • Mail | Halloween House Decorating Contest, St. Charles Park District, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Registration is FREE! The Halloween House Decorating Contest is open to all St. Charles residents along with those living within the St. Charles Park District’s boundaries.


Image Credit: St. Charles Park District

National Fire Prevention Week: Does your Family have an Escape Plan?

by The Rullo Team

Does your family have an escape plan?  

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week it's important to not only test your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in good working order, but also to make sure your entire family is aware of how they need to exit from your home.  Preparing a family escape plan and practicing it this week will allow your family to safely exit your home in the event of a fire.  Here are some tips to follow:

1. Draw a map of your home including all windows and doors.

2. Make sure all doors and windows remain unblocked!  Free of any obstacles and clutter.

3. Plan for 2 exits from every room in your home.

4. Dedicate an outside meeting place for all family members once they have left the home.

5. Practice your fire drill plan with the whole family.

6. Meet oustide at the designated spot.

7. Test all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors in the home.  Each room should be equipped.

For more family friendly ways to practice your plan, visit the National Fire Prevention Association.


Brought to you by The Rullo Team

RE/MAX All Pro

505 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL


Batavia's BatFest is Just Around the Corner!

by The Rullo Team

Halloween feeling too far away?! Never fear! Mark your calendars for one of the best community events in the Fox River Valley this October! BatFest is just around the corner! Head to downtown Batavia on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a day filled of festive, family fun! This favorite event features fun contests, great games and activities, downtown Trick-or-Treating, Halloween parade, Pumpkin bowl, Farmer's Market, and so much more! The best part? All of this fun is FREE!


Daytime Events

10:00 am - Noon | Downtown Trick-Or-Treating

10:00 am - Noon | Farmers’ Market

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Pumpkin Roll | Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 6

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Marshmallow Shooting Range | Hosted by SoleUnique

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Fall Art | Hosted by School of Art

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Games | Hosted by Batavia Academy of Dance & Other Sponsors

10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Pumpkin Carving Battles | Hosted by Water Street Studios

11:30 am | BatFest Stories and Songs | Batavia Public Library

11:50 am | Halloween Parade | Hosted by Batavia Mother’s Club and Funway

Noon - 2:00 pm | Tractor Pulled Hayrides | Hosted by Batavia Park District

Main Stage Schedule

10:00 am | A Step Above Dance

10:30 am | Monster Mash Lesson and Performance, Batavia Academy of Dance

11:00 am | SolUnique Dance Performance

12:15 am | All Dressed Up Costume Contest

12:45 am | Thriller Performance, Batavia Academy of Dance

1:00 pm | Moves Dance Performance

1:40 pm | Batavia Animal Clinic Pet Costume Contest

Image Credit: Batavia Mainstreet

St. Charles IL Housing Market Update: 10/04/17

by The Rullo Team

How is the Fall housing market progressing for St. Charles, IL?  Take a look at the current market stats below as well as the 7 & 90 day trends.  To learn more about your own property, contact Alex or Vicky Rullo for a personal consultation.

Market Index: 26.46 indicating a strong buyers market!

Number of Homes on the Market: 615

Median Home Price:  $482,738.

Average Square Footage:  3,250

Average # of Bedrooms:  4

Average # of Bathrooms:  3

Average Days on the Market:  106

Average Price per Square Foot:  149

Presented by Alex & Vicky Rullo of RE/MAX All Pro

505 W. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174


Looking for a way to save money on your energy bills? Consider solar polar! Learn more about this new home technology from your very own solar-savvy neighbors during the 11th Annual Illinois Solar Tour! This free open house of homes and businesses takes place on Saturday, October 7th, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 125 sites throughout the state will be opening their doors for visitors to learn more about how the technology works and the economic and environmental benefits.


You do not need to travel far from your Fox River Valley home to take advantage of this great opportunity! There are incredible sites located throughout our area for you to explore. Come discover great technological updates that you can make on your home this Saturday at these local open houses.



Kane County Solar Buildings

  • 815 Greenwood Court, Batavia

  • 641 Maple Lane, Batavia

  • 3167 Savannah Drive, Aurora

  • 749 Scott Drive, Elgin

  • 39W830 Highland Avenue, Elgin

  • 43W125 Faireno Drive, Elburn

Kendall County Solar Buildings

  • 216 Lombardy Lane, Oswego
For more homeowner & seller tips, visit our website or contact The Rullo Team directly.

St. Charles IL Housing Market Update: 09/27/17

by The Rullo Team

The St. Charles IL Housing Market is holding steady and is an even market for both home buyers and sellers. Home prices have stablized and average days on the market have remained at 102. If you're considering a home sale, the Fall season is an excellent time to put your home on the market as competition is lower and buyer demand is still high. Plus you have some excellent seasonal staging options to capture the beauty of your home, both indoors and out.

Here are the current Real Estate Stats for St. Charles IL

Market Index- 26.78

Number of Homes on the Market- 620

Median Home Price- $482,823.

Average Square Footage- 3,240

Average number of Bedrooms- 4

Average number of Bathrooms- 3

Average Days on the Market- 102

Average Price per Square Foot- $149.


The following are the 7 and 90 market trends to watch:

Would you like to know what your home is worth in this Fall market?  Get a free home analysis here!

If you're trying to find the perfect St. Charles home for you and your family, sign-up for our Preferred Email Listing Alerts and receive only new homes to the market that meet your personal preferences.  Sign-up here.


Brought to you by Alex & Vicki Rullo and The Rullo Team

Re/MAX All Pro

505 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Get Ready for Scarecrow Fest!!!!

by The Rullo Team

Fall in St. Charles means it is time for one of your favorite annual community events……..Scarecrow Fest!!! Gather your post, straw, old clothes, and other accessories and start creating the best scarecrow creating the best scarecrow this city has ever seen! Do not delay! Scarecrow Fest is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for the 32nd annual Scarecrow Fest being held on Friday, October 6th, through Sunday, October 8th. This FREE event in Downtown St. Charles is filled with fun for the whole family. Enjoy delicious food, incredible live entertainment, fun kids activities, and more! Do not miss special events, such as the Scarecrow Contest, Farm Tour, and "All Wheels In" Bike Ride. Here is all the information you need to plan your weekend at the upcoming Scarecrow Fest!


Live Entertainment!

Main Stage at Lincoln Park

Friday, October 6th

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Elite Academy of Dance

  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am | Studio 64, Zumba!

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 am | Batavia Academy of Dance

  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Dreams Dance Academy

  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Dance Arts Center of St. Charles

  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | DEPC Dance

  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Ten Foot Tail

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Rockstar Rodeo

Saturday, October 7th

  • 10:00 am – 10:50 am | Thompson Middle School

  • 11:10 am – 11:40 am | St. Charles Park District Dance Team

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Elk Grove Park District Dance Team

  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Moves Dance Team

  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | School of Rock Geneva

  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Doors of Chicago

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | American English

Sunday, October 8th

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Beth Fowller Dance Team

  • 10:40 am – 11:10 am | Dance Dynamics

  • 11:20 am – 11:50 am | 3rd Street Dance Studio

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | D2 Dance Company

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Exit 147

  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | 7th Heaven

  • 4:30 pm | Closing Ceremonies & Awards Presentation with Mayor Rogina



2nd & Cedar Streets

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday, October 5th | 6:00 pm10:00 pm

  • Friday, October 6th | 12:00 pm10:00 pm

    • Rides for Special Needs Patrons 10:00 am 12:00 pm on this day***

  • Saturday, October 7th | 12:00 pm10:00 pm

  • Sunday, October 8th | 12:00 pm6:00 pm

Unlimited Ride Specials for $25 per person on Thursday (6:00 pm10:00 pm) and Friday – Sunday (12:00 pm4:00 pm)



Event Details!

Dates: Friday, October 6thSunday, October 8th

Hours: 10:00 am9:00 pm (Friday & Saturday) | 10:00 am5:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: Downtown St. Charles

Cost: FREE Admission!  

The Rullo Team wishes everyone a weekend filled with fall fun at St. Charles’ 32nd Annual Scarecrow Fest!  

Image Credit: Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau

Perk up your Fall Landscaping with these Great Tips!

by The Rullo Team

Fall in the Fox Valley is a spectacular time of year! The beautiful colors of orange, red, yellow and more add much needed color to the cooler months. If you're looking to sell your home, or just add a little 'spice' to your landscape, check out these great Fall 2017 Landscaping Trends!


1. Modern Fireplace Features that incorporate Technology


2. Contemporary Groupings for Fall's favorite plants- Chrysanthemums, sunflowers, mums and the ambiance of the natural colors of the leaves on the trees!


3. Create areas for Entertaining with choice lighting- Pendant lights and hanging old fashioned light strands give your area great atmosphere appeal.


4. Utilize Natural Elements- Porcelain tiles, metal fixtures and a collage of floral pots, hanging lanterns and great outdoor organic rugs in the colors of the season.


For more homeowner & seller tips, visit our website:



Resource: HouseBeautiful

St. Charles IL Housing Market Update: 09/20/17

by The Rullo Team

The Fox Valley Housing Market remains HOT going into Fall!  Home values continue their climb over the past 90 days and predictions by are they will continue to do so into 2018.  If you're considering selling your home this Fall, contact the award winning Rullo Team to ensure a quick home sale for top dollar.

Current Housing Market Stats for St. Charles IL

Median Home Price- $483,258

Average Square Footage- 3,250

Ave # of Bedrooms- 4

Ave # of Bathrooms- 3

Number of Homes on the Market- 628

Average Days on the Market- 98

Average Price per Square Foot- $149.

Consider the trends below over the past 90 days:

Brought to you by Alex & Vicki Rullo and The Rullo Team

Re/MAX All Pro

505 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Fox River Valley Pumpkin Patches to Visit this Fall!

by The Rullo Team

Autumn in the Fox River Valley is our favorite time of year! The cool sunny days, the crisp air, stunning colors of leaves, cozy sweaters, and the buzz of energy as we head into the end of the year are all some of the best aspects of the season. One of our other favorite fall things…...PUMPKINS. Find the perfect pumpkin to decorate your Fox River Valley home or to create a delicious pumpkin pie at our area’s best Pumpkin Patches.

Windy Acres

Address: 37W446 Fabyan Parkway

Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-232-6429

Fax: 630-232-6459

Website: Windy Acres


Kuipers Family Farm

Address: 1N318 Watson Road

Maple Park, IL 60151

Phone: 815-827-5200

Fax: 815-827-4100

Website: Kuipers Family Farm

Norton's Produce

Address: 39W369 Illinois Highway 64

Saint Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-377-8118

Website: Norton's Produce


Sonny Acres Farm

Address: 29W310 North Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185

Phone: 630-231-3859

Website: Sonny Acres Farm

Abbey Farms

Address: 2855 Hart Road

Aurora IL, 60502

Phone: 630-966-7775

Website: Abbey Farms


If you are interested in more information about all of the fun local spots and activities that home owners in the Fox Valley Area enjoy, please contact a real estate professional with the Rullo Team.

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