Tag: Maywood

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 »

A tale of two new listings in Maywood

The 5-bedroom, 3-bath home pictured above in Maywood sold for $53,000 in April of this year and just came back on the market for $199,900. Two of the bedrooms are in a fully-finished walk-out basement which also has a family room. The listing copy describes the home, at 1627 S 16th Ave, as completely remodeled... 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 »

Falling prices, affordable homes in Maywood

Over the past four years the median price of homes in Maywood has plummeted by fifty percent, from nearly $200,000 to just shy of $100,000. Maywood’s attractions include its close-to-the-city location, the easy access it affords to the Eisenhower Expressway, its increasingly affordable housing stock and, for some, its status as a predominantly African-American community.... Read more »