Tag: Glen Ellyn

New in Glen Ellyn on a golf course

When your address is on Golfview Drive, you’d expect to have a view of a golf course. And you do, at two recently-listed homes in Glen Ellyn’s Greenbriar Glen subdivision. When you have a Glen Ellyn mailing address you’d expect to be in Glen Ellyn. These homes are in an unincorporated part of DuPage County.... Read more »

A 1930s cottage in Glen Ellyn's Lake Ellyn neighborhood

If you lived in Stacy’s Corner from the late 1840s to the early 1890s you watched your home town change its name to Danby, and then to Prospect Park and, finally, to Glen Ellyn. You could credit, or blame, Thomas E. Hill for the quirky spelling of the final iteration of the name: it was... Read more »

West suburban real estate news roundup, November edition

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s western suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. Several new businesses... Read more »

High-quality video tours of Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and more

We’re always on the lookout for videos that showcase Chicago-area communities. Some of the best I’ve seen can be found at the website of John Greene, a west-suburban company based in Naperville. If you’re interested in Naperville, for example, you’ll definitely want to spend some time with the dozens of videos at John Greene’s site.... Read more »

Glen Ellyn 4-bedroom, 3-bath for $240K

After being on the market for two years, the home at 678 Marston Ave in Glen Ellyn has gone through foreclosure, is bank-owned and is being offered for sale under the FNMA HomePath program for $240,000. The home’s split-level configuration has all four bedrooms on the second floor, and a full finished basement The home... Read more »

Glen Ellyn condo unsold after 1,235 days

As I scanned condos for sale in Glen Ellyn. a pattern began to emerge: take at least a third off the selling price from 5 years ago. Brutal news for sellers. Is it good news for buyers? Judging from the length of time that a number of condo units have been on the market at... Read more »

Vacation rentals in Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, Naperville

There has always been a demand for short-term rental of homes and apartments. Traveling businessmen sometimes prefer to stay in a homelike environment. Families and groups returning to a town for a reunion often find it more economical to rent a home than multiple hotel rooms – which may not always be available in some... Read more »

Glen Ellyn, Oak Park and Western Springs on Chicago Magazine's 10 best suburbs list

Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin picks Glen Ellyn, Oak Park and Western Springs as the standouts among Chicago’s western suburbs, deserving a place on a list of Chicago’s 10 best suburbs. What’s your vote for the best of the west?