Posts tagged "Real Estate"

Should a photo make the lawn green when it isn't?

Home buyers will probably not agree, but some Realtors and photographers consider it acceptable practice to doctor a photo by making a lawn look green when it isn’t. A large photography company is even advertising a September special of 20% off on “Enhancing Your Listings’ Lawn with a Green Grass Upgrade!” Is that deceptive advertising... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Elmhurst neighborhoods

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Our tour today focuses on Elmhurst, and our guides are Tom Makinney and Maria Gracik from Koenig & Strey’s Gracik Makinney Group. Tom and Maria are both long-time... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Western Springs, the Mayberry of the western suburbs

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. “It’s not the town for you if you want to be anonymous,” says Ann-Marie Hickey about Western Springs, which has been her home for the past 20 years.... Read more »
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Tour week – a drive through Clarendon Hills with Mike McCurry

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. We begin with a drive around Clarendon Hills with Coldwell Banker’s Mike McCurry, whose office we visit in the above video. Mike is an agent with Coldwell Banker... Read more »

A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst's Lincoln School District

This six-year old home has an open floor plan with a first-floor office off the living room, a generously sized kitchen that opens to the family room and a breakfast area. The bedroom level of the home is outstanding, with four large, well-separated, bright corner bedrooms and 3 full baths, including the master. There’s a... Read more »

An Elmhurst 5-bedroom around the corner from three schools

The 3,600 square foot home at 318 Fair Ave has a number of features you don’t often find in newer construction in Elmhurst, especially in a home priced at $725,000. For starters, there’s a 3-car garage, made possible by the home’s location on a wide lot. The home has a volume living room with a... Read more »
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Does your real estate agent know where he is?

Over many years I’ve continued to be stunned by how little real estate agents are about the locations of the homes they’re selling or assisting buyers in acquiring. Ask the name of the park or school across the street, where you can stop for breakfast nearby before visiting an open house, the location of the... 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 »

More options at lower end of market in Clarendon Hills

When I visited Clarendon Hills just over two years ago there were very few homes available in the under $300,000 price range, and what was available – even in the low $300s – was small and not in what everyone would consider move-in condition. A quick scan of the current offerings surfaces a wider range... Read more »
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Biking Berwyn Bungalows on Saturday morning

The City of Homes Organization and the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee are sponsoring a bike ride on Saturday, May 5, to celebrate Bungalow Appreciation Week in Berwyn. See the details at the City of Homes website. The event is billed as family-friendly and the kids are welcome – as long as they’re over 11 years... Read more »
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