Forest Park, IL Real Estate News

By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
  http://www.chicagolandhomeseller.com/MRD9284821 EXCELLENT REO OPPORTUNITY. MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS 2 BED 1.1 BATH CONDO W/ A BALCONY AND PARKING SPACE. FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR. NEW CARPET & FLOORING THROUGHOUT. STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN APPLIANCES AND NEW COUNTERS. REMODELED BATHROOMS. GREAT LOCATION. CLOSE TO CTA, DOWNTOWN, RETAIL/DINING, & EXPRESSWAY. **AS-IS SALE. NO DISCLOSURES/SURVEY PROVIDED. TAXES PRO-RATED 100%. PRE-QUAL/POF NEEDED W/ ALL OFFERS. EMD DUE ON VERBAL ACCEPTANCE**IL CONDO ACT 94-1049 MAY APPLY. The information being provided is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All information must be verified by the purchaser. Listing information courtesy of: RE/MAX SUBURBANThe data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program...
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By Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE
(RE/MAX SUBURBAN)
  http://www.chicagolandhomeseller.com/MRD9284821 EXCELLENT REO OPPORTUNITY. MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS 2 BED 1.1 BATH CONDO W/ A BALCONY AND PARKING SPACE. FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR. NEW CARPET & FLOORING THROUGHOUT. STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN APPLIANCES AND NEW COUNTERS. REMODELED BATHROOMS. GREAT LOCATION. CLOSE TO CTA, DOWNTOWN, RETAIL/DINING, & EXPRESSWAY. **AS-IS SALE. NO DISCLOSURES/SURVEY PROVIDED. TAXES PRO-RATED 100%. PRE-QUAL/POF NEEDED W/ ALL OFFERS. EMD DUE ON VERBAL ACCEPTANCE**IL CONDO ACT 94-1049 MAY APPLY. The information being provided is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All information must be verified by the purchaser. Listing information courtesy of: RE/MAX SUBURBANThe data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program...
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By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
 How to Live a Simpler, More Contented Life1. Ask yourself “What’s important?” Take a step back and think about what’s important to you. What do you really want to be doing, who do you want to spend your time with, what do you want to accomplish with your work? Make a short list of 4-5 things for your life, 4-5 people you want to spend time with, 4-5 things you’d like to accomplish at work.2. Examine your commitments. A big part of the problem is that our lives are way too full. We can’t possibly do everything we have committed to doing, and we certainly can’t enjoy it if we’re trying to do everything. Accept that you can’t do everything, know that you want to do what’s important to you, and try to eliminate the commitments that aren’t as important.3. Do less each day. Don’t fill your d...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
13 homes sold in Forest Park IL There were 7 condos, 1 multi-family building, and 5 single family homes reported as sold within the last month in Forest Park IL. The average price for the sold condos was $63,900, and the average selling price for the single family homes was $273,000. The multi-family property sold for $348,000. The average time on the market for the single family homes was 46 days. Because these statistics are for only one month and for all of Forest Park, it may not tell you what is possible for a specific home.  These are just the general market statistics of what happened last month in Forest Park IL real estate. Own a home in Forest Park? Find out what it's worth here!   Least expensive home reported sold in Forest Park IL The least expensive home reported sold this...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Search current inventory of homes for rent in Forest Park IL Listing Details3BR/2BA duplex apartment for rent 532 Thomas Ave. #1, Forest Park IL 60130Price: $1,685 per monthMLS number: 08743041Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2  You will love the spaciousness of this vintage brick 3 bedroom duplex-down apartment. This is a sprawling 3 bedroom apartment close to downtown Forest Park! It features hardwood floors, formal living room with decorative fireplace, formal dining room with charming built-in buffet, den off the kitchen which leads up a half flight of stairs to a big family room and master bedroom, which has sliding doors to large deck & fenced yard. The apartment is duplexed to the unfinished dry basement (great for storage / rec room) & 2nd bath, along with free laundry. Two parking spaces ...
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By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
The Language of Houses   I am recommending a book called “The Language of Houses” by Alison Lurie. I picked this book up at Barnes and Noble while looking for a gift and was immediately drawn to the title because it talked about “How Buidings Speak to Us”. I said this is unique because I never thought about it in those terms. I know  buyers have preferences on style, type of home, architecture but I never thought about how these differences speak to us as people. I think I am going to give this book out to all my future home buyers because I know buying a home is an emotional process and this connects with people from that level.
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Townhome & Condo Stats for Forest Park, Illinois Currently for Sale   For Sale Avg. List Min. Max Avg. Days All 76 $105,866 $22,500 $389,900 171 1 bedroom 30 $67,301 $22,500 $139,000 182 2 bedrooms 40 $124,993 $41,000 $389,900 169 3 bedrooms 6 $171,183 $104,900 $289,900 131 View All Townhomes & Condos For Sale in Forest Park Sale Averages - By Month   Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio% Avg. Days Dec 2012 7 $132,443 $115,571 83.3% 127 Nov 2012 5 $98,760 $88,310 85.0% 184 Oct 2012 9 $131,629 $117,116 83.9% 146 Sep 2012 5 $90,780 $74,124 84.2% 157 Aug 2012 10 $92,600 $68,732 69.1% 165 Jul 2012 9 $166,642 $131,044 75.4% 185 Jun 2012 9 $117,522 $87,222 73.4% 224 May 2012 13 $128,131 $114,046 85.8% 116 Apr 2012 11 $97,464 $80,803 85.3% 158 Mar 2012 5 $66,746 $53,826 80.5% 100 Feb 2012 6 $86,013...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Single Family Home Stats for Forest Park, Illinois Currently for Sale   For Sale Avg. List Min. Max Avg. Days All 51 $227,690 $55,000 $524,900 138 2 bedrooms 7 $153,257 $65,000 $323,000 132 3 bedrooms 32 $229,319 $82,500 $449,000 158 4 bedrooms 10 $257,730 $55,000 $524,900 92 5 bedrooms 2 $311,950 $264,900 $359,000 67 View All Single Family Homes For Sale in Forest Park Sale Averages - By Month   Sales Avg. List Avg. Sale Ratio% Avg. Days Dec 2012 9 $263,711 $228,667 85.7% 141 Nov 2012 10 $195,689 $170,580 85.8% 109 Oct 2012 4 $186,475 $157,875 85.5% 92 Sep 2012 6 $187,483 $170,583 95.2% 130 Aug 2012 4 $196,850 $147,750 75.4% 149 Jul 2012 15 $246,547 $222,573 89.7% 121 Jun 2012 8 $269,338 $215,725 82.3% 215 May 2012 6 $256,097 $223,983 78.5% 152 Apr 2012 5 $219,556 $200,700 87.8% 101 Ma...
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By Nick Libert
(Exit Realty--I'd love to service your Chicagoland referrals)
7757 W. Van Buren Unit 405 Forest Park, IL Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour Priced to sell!!Stunning 1 bedroom loaded w/upgrades- granite island and counter tops, Stainless steel appliances, walk-in closet. In-unit laundry, heated garage space,large 17x5 private balcony, great for gardening or entertaining. Fantastic complex offers a party room, outdoor patio with waterfall, and exercise room. Walking distance to Blue Line! Building # 2 **Short Sale subject to third party approval** MLS# 08057510 $100,000 1 Bed, 1 Bath 7757 W. Van Buren Unit 405Forest Park IL, 60130 Nick Libert / Ryan Lee Team EXIT STRATEGY REALTY 773-980-9339
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By Heather Eggerding
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Best Real Estate Deals this WeekForest Park, IL As a local realtor here in Forest Park, Illinois I have come to love Tuesday's.  This is the day each week that our local area, Forest Park, Oak Park, & River Forest hosts their weekly broker's tour.  Since a FOR SALE sign isn't allowed in our town; it's imperative for the realtors to host their new and active listings open for the broker's to see. This is where the fun begins for me.  I love going out on tour to see the new homes on the market.  I love seeing each detail to some of these very old homes.  I love seeing how each family has made a small necessary structure for survival into a home.  Not only does it appease those senses; it also allows me to learn our market.  See what the comparable homes are for sale.  This allows to me st...
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By Laura Resnick, Carol Stream, IL 630-975-0615, RE/MAX Unlimited
(RE/MAX Associates West Bartlett, Il. 60103)
  3br Forest Park Home North of 290 Location: FOREST PARK, IL YOU WILL LOVE OUR HOME. WELCOMING FRONT PORCH INVITES YOU INSIDE TO EXPERIENCE NATURAL WOOD THRU-OUT. UPDATED KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS APPLIANCES/CERAMIC FLOORING AND GRANITE COUNTERS. UPDATED BATHS. BASEMENT WITH REC ROOM. WALK TO BLUE AND GREEN LINE CTA TRAINS, DOWNTOWN FOREST PARK, OAK PARK AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WARM HOME THAT WILL FILL ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. UTILIZE MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM AS 4TH BDR. ONE BLOCK WEST OF HARLEM AND ONE BLOCK SOUTH OF MADISON. Information Contact Information Laura Resnick 630-975-0615 Contact Reply Form Forward to a Friend View Other Flyers Pricing Price: $309,900.00 Flexibility: Negotiable Property Location 440 S. ELGINFOREST PARK, IL 60130View Map Features Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.1 Year Built: ...
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By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
The weather is perfect for this weekend's Centennial Street Fest in Forest Park, IL.  The festival starts today and runs through Sunday and will be located at the south grove on Van Buren south of Madison St.  The CTA Blue Line's stop is very close and the Green Line will get you into Forest Park, too.   There will be carnival rides, food and musical talent.  My husband's band, The New Invaders, will be playing tonight and will be opening for American English.  The Ides of March will also be playing this weekend.  It is suggested that you bring a chair or blanket.  It is getting cooler at night so you should probably bring a jacket, too.  Hard to imagine with the hot weather we've had this summer. I'll be there tonight so I hope to see some of my Forest Park clients.  If you're interest...
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By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
I just sold a beautiful townhouse in Forest Park IL to another couple who started looking in Chicago but ended up looking in Forest Park and the adjoining town of Oak Park.  Like my other recent couple they really wanted a place in Chicago but weren't happy with what they were getting for the money. As out-of-towners, they did some researching and decided that the only suburbs that would do would be Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.  Only Forest Park had property they were interested in looking at. We did a whirlwind weekend tour and it was long enough for them to realize that Forest Park truly is a gem consisting of 2.4 miles and a population (based on the 2000 census) of 15,688 residents.  What attracted my recent buyers was the access to downtown Chicago via the Green Line or B...
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