Tag: Forest Park

A two-bedroom at The Grove for 45% of the 2007 price

Having visited The Grove in Forest Park several times I find it difficult to fathom how units in the development can be selling at such steep discounts from their original selling prices. But they are. The Grove is an attractive, quality development by an established, highly-regarded North Shore builder. The units were well-designed, well-built and... Read more »

Newly-listed Forest Park one-bedroom for $21K

Values on condos have been plunging throughout Chicago’s suburbs to levels that make rent vs buy comparisons almost irresistible. Take, for example, a newly-listed one-bedroom in Forest Park. The condo, at 1013 S Des Plaines Ave, came on the market 2 days ago for $21,000 – less than half the price for which it sold... Read more »

West suburban open house season in full swing

The Super Bowl (remember that?) is past, and a full selection of homes are open for viewing in some of Chicago’s near west suburbs this Sunday. Twenty-three homes will be open in Oak Park, at prices ranging from the $130s for a 1-bedroom condo to $899,000 for a recently-renovated newly-listed, 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath Victorian... Read more »

Shocking price drops on Forest Park townhomes

The Grove was a quality transit-oriented development from a top-tier builder in a location steps from the CTA Blue Line in Forest Park. You can meet the developer in the above 2007 video, and see more of the development in this video with his daughter. A 2,246 square foot 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at... Read more »

Comparing property taxes in select near west suburbs

Rising real estate taxes are becoming an increasingly important factor in home affordability, but they’re only one of many factors home buyers weigh in selecting their next community. Property taxes can vary considerably within a community based on the governmental districts and special assessment districts that have authority to levy taxes on a home. The... Read more »

The Trib and YoChicago check out Forest Park

Is Forest Park Oak Park for people who don’t have kids? That meme is hinted at in the Tribune’s recent community profile of Forest Park. In the video above I drive along Madison St in Forest Park and muse about the current look of what was once known as a place for binge boozing and... Read more »