Tag: Oak Brook

A west suburban real estate news roundup

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. Hemingway’s boyhood home... Read more »

A meticulously maintained 12,000 square foot Oak Brook home

Our tour of this estate begins with a golf cart ride around its 6 landscaped acres – fitting, given the home’s proximity to Butler National and the Oak Brook Golf Club. The grounds include formal gardens, broad expanses of lawn, an in-ground pool with hot tob and pool house, and a lighted tennis court. The... Read more »

A thin supply of new rental homes in western suburbs

We include the following suburbs in a “near west” group for which we periodically scan available rentals: Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Hinsdale, Brookfield, Berwyn, Cicero and Forest Park. During the past 7 days only 28 homes and condos were newly listed... Read more »
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Build your dream home in Oak Brook

Oak Brook is one of the relatively near-in suburbs of Chicago, and that means that vacant residential parcels of any size are relatively scarce. A 111 x 485 lot – nearly an acre and a quarter – just came on the market, priced at $1,100,000. The lot, at 3100 Meyers Rd, is in the Downers... Read more »

A nearly-new "perfect" home in Oak Brook

You’re going pretty far out on a limb when you describe a home as “perfect,” but that’s the tag that listing agent Bryan Bomba has applied to 523 Wennes Ct in Oak Brook. Add in a “decadent first floor master suite” and it becomes hard to avoid a look-see if you’re shopping in the $4.3M... Read more »
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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. Baird & Warner buys F.C. Pilgrim Oak Park high-rise controversy back... Read more »

A conveniently located Oak Brook contemporary

Home styles and people’s preferences for them vary widely throughout the Chicago area. In some suburbs traditional homes are the most prized and in others contemporary homes attract the most interest. If your preferences run toward the contemporary, Oak Brook should be on your house hunt. You’ll find spacious homes on large lots in sought-after... Read more »

A 4-bedroom raised ranch in Oak Brook for $249K?

Would you like to own a 4-bedroom, 2-bath raised ranch on an oversized lot in a prime area of Oak Brook, surrounded by $1 million dollar homes, for $249,000? You bet you would, so I snapped to attention when I saw the above listing highlighted on Redfin‘s map search. The address, however, seemed oddly out... Read more »
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Arches on the march in Oak Brook

The procession of arches at the pictured home has absolutely nothing to do with McDonald’s corporate headquarters being in Oak Brook. It doesn’t, does it? Did a fast-food exec once live here? If you’re parched for an arch and refuse to go near a Mickey D’s, you can slake your thirst by walking out your... Read more »