Tag: Berwyn

A question about Berwyn's marketing campaign

Berwyn’s “Integrated Marketing Campaign” is in its sixth year and, according to the Berwyn Development Corporation: … the 2012 campaign continues to brand Berwyn as a top-choice destination for move-up and first-time homebuyers. The tagline – Believe the Buzz – delivers a confident message that highlights the livability of the Berwyn community and its growing... Read more »

Biking Berwyn Bungalows on Saturday morning

The City of Homes Organization and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee are sponsoring a bike ride on Saturday, May 5, to celebrate Bungalow Appreciation Week in Berwyn. See the details at the City of Homes website. The event is billed as family-friendly and the kids are welcome – as long as they’re over 11 years... Read more »

Tap into the Illinois Building Blocks Program for your next home

What is the Illinois Building Blocks Pilot Program? Telling you that it’s “a holistic strategy to deal with the foreclosure crisis” isn’t very informative – and is probably a nonsensical description at best. It’s easier to think of it as $10,000 in down payment assistance for buyers purchasing in Berwyn, Maywood, Park Forest and several... Read more »

Census shows increasing Latino presence in Western suburbs

According to a Chicago Tribune report of US Census data, 1 of every 3 children under the age of 5 in Cook County comes from a Latino ethnic background. In some of Chicago’s near western suburbs, such as Cicero and Melrose Park, more than 4 of every 5 children under 5 are Latino. Rapidly shifting... Read more »

Berwyn bungalow owners angle for tax breaks

With property taxes poised to soar in many of Chicago’s suburbs, homeowners are pursuing any avenue that may lead to property tax relief. Eligibility for a property tax assessment freeze has certainly been on the radar of backers of the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative, as reported in a recent Tribune article. One has to wonder... Read more »

This week's new listing high, median and low prices

There is, as you would expect, a substantial gap between the highest and lowest priced new listings in Chicago’s near-west suburbs. At the high end of the price range is 335 East First St in Hinsdale, priced at $4,199,000. The listing description touts the 6-bedroom ,7 ½ bath,7,350 square foot home as “The finest of... Read more »

A busy week for new listings in Berwyn

Forty-six new condo and single-family home listings came on the market in Berwyn during the past 7 days. The new listings range from a 1-bedroom condo priced at $29,900 to oa 4-bedroom, 2 bath home on a double lot priced at $309,900. The median price among the newly listed homes is $144,900, which will get... Read more »

West suburban real estate news roundup

Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. If you’re homeward bound to the western suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities. Downers Grove set to modify development plan Hinsdale downtown business task... Read more »

Bargain-basement prices in Berwyn

There are currently more than 40 single-family homes in Berwyn priced under $100,000 – many well under $100K – and quite a few condos and 2-flats also under $100K. We don’t know how many of these bargain-basement-priced homes are actual bargains, or whether Berwyn’s growing romance with foreclosures will drive prices even lower. What we... Read more »

Berwyn, close to Chicago, close to Oak Park

Berwyn is known for its great selection of bungalows, its close-in location – and little else. If you’re intrigued by the location and the relatively affordable housing, check out this extended thread at City-Data, always a good source for demographic information and multiple views on the desirability of many of Chicago’s suburbs.