Posts tagged "Oak Park"

Fifteen Oak Park two- and three-bedrooms at and under $100K

Stable, leafy, sought-after Oak Park hasn’t been immune from the price devastation that’s plagued condominiums in many of Chicago’s suburbs. A search for two-bedroom or larger properties in Oak Park priced at or under $100,000, for example, surfaces fifteen choices. Eleven 2-bedroom, 1, 1 ½ and 2-bath condos are priced from $46,800 to an even... Read more »

Are you right about that home's being a Wright?

Even veteran Oak Parkers are sometimes puzzled about whether a house they’re walking by was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Peter A. Beachy House is one of those puzzlers, according to the designslinger blog. Walk the two blocks of Forest Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois located just south of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first home... Read more »

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 »
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio changes ownership

According to a recent news release from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust: The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today that the Preservation Trust has assumed ownership of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio from the National Trust. This transfer of ownership marks a new chapter in... Read more »

Locking in low housing costs in Oak Park

Condo prices appear depressed in virtually every west and northwest suburban Chicago community. They’ve not only fallen substantially from the prevailing levels in the middle of the last decade. Of greater interest to home buyers, perhaps, is that prices have fallen to the point where the cost of owning a condo is well below the... 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 »
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Oak Park rental market stronger, but still soft

Marcus & Millichap, a respected investment real estate brokerage firm, recently released its Q4 Apartment Research Market Report for the Chicago metro area. The summary: The release of pent-up demand and tempered hiring by employers this year will keep the Chicago apartment market on track to post a vacancy rate less than the level recorded... Read more »

Why Carol and Ricky are leaving Oak Park for the West Loop

Oak Park is a very attractive community and Carol and Ricky have enjoyed the 28 years they’ve been homeowners there. Ricky retired a while ago, and Carol is nearing retirement. With an urge to travel more, and be closer to the things they love in the city, they scoured a number of Chicago neighborhoods for... 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. Aurora to study affordable housing? Geneva plans to block emerald ash... Read more »
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Weekend open house pick – Oak Park 4-bedroom for $529,000

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home at 800 North Columbian Ave in Oak Park surfaces as a “new listing.” Like many “new” listings of late it’s been on the market since last year and gone through a series of delistings, relistings and price changes. This is a charming home on a 50 x 124 corner... Read more »