Glen Ellyn, IL Real Estate News

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
My fondest memory of Stacy's Taven has nothing to do with the actual location.  As a child, I asked my father if he would take me to Stacy's Taven one day.  He looked at me confused and replied that he didn't think a tavern was an appropriate place to bring an eight year old girl.  And to some extent, he's right, but Stacy's Taven isn't your ordinary tavern.In 1846, Moses and Joann Stacy, along with their two children, Kimball and Philo, settled in Glen Ellyn (then Danby Woods).  Their home served as an inn along Geneva and St. Charles road to stage coach travelers going between Chicago and Galena.It cost .50 to stay the night, have two meals and hay for the horses.  These are just some of the things I learned last year accompanying my 4th grade son a field trip to the tavern.Sunday, Se...
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By Marcy Brown
(RE/MAX Professionals Select)
A quick 23 miles west of downtown Chicago, located in Du Page county Illinois, Glen Ellyn IL offers its growing population of 27,000 a restful community to call home, close enough to the excitement of the Windy City, but just far enough to escape the hustle and bustle! Buying or Selling Glen Ellyn Real Estate? Visit my website www.glenellyn-homes.com and view Glen Ellyn Homes for Sale. Glen Ellyn real estate provides a vast range of residences for a variety of buyers. Glen Ellyn single-family homes run from under $225,000 to over $2.5 million, and comprise over 62% of the real estate market. Glen Ellyn condominiums and townhomes can be found from $110,000 to over $750,000, and comprise nearly 7% of Glen Ellyn real estate. The median home value for Glen Ellyn homes is $253,900.
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
   The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Glen Ellyn, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the activity by number of bedrooms. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.   Active Listings   Detached Single Bedrooms # Active Avg. LP Avg. MT All 395 $692,397 205 2 or Less 19 $325,126 155 3 122 $399,426 127 4 202 $761,676 250 5 or More 52 $1,244,823 232   Attached Single Bedrooms # Active Avg. LP Avg. MT All 149 $279,217 162 2 or Less 113 $233,930 144 3 33 $425,615 180 4 3 $374,667 639   Two to Four Units Bedrooms # Active Avg. LP Avg. MT A...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
    The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Glen Ellyn, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.  Active Listings List Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 16 153 $150,000 - $199,999 41 142 $200,000 - $249,999 27 122 $250,000 - $299,999 50 127 $300,000 - $349,999 51 112 $350,000 - $399,999 37 193 $400,000 - $449,999 37 107 $450,000 - $499,999 45 141 $500,000 - $549,999 24 142 $550,000 - $599,999 22 199 $600,000 - $699,999 35 177 $700,000...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
The average list price to sale price ratio stayed the same this month for Glen Ellyn real estate.  Real estate is holding out at 96% of asking price.  There were 37 homes that sold in Glen Ellyn in July 2007 down from 50 that closed in June.  July tends to be a vacation month, so this dip doesn't surprise me.  I expect the number to go up in August as many families are looking to get settled before the start of school.  Don't forget to visit Sunset Pool before the end of summer.  The new kids water equipment is really cool!
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
Glen Ellyn is known for its tree lined streets, quaint downtown shopping and beautiful Lake Ellyn.  It's no wonder that this town has drawn people from all walks of life.  There are currently 63 homes in Glen Ellyn listed for over $1,000,000.  Since January 1, 2007 only 13 homes have sold for over a million dollars!  The average market time for these homes is 452 days.  Don't be too scared by that high number.  A lot of times builders list a home on the market before they even break ground.                                
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
The average list price to sale price ratio stayed the same this month for Glen Ellyn real estate.  Real estate is holding out at 96% of asking price.  There were 49 homes that sold in Glen Ellyn in May 2007 and 50 that closed in June.  So the Glen Ellyn numbers are staying pretty consistent.Sorry about being a month off - July was really busy!
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
How do you raise $3,936 in just 3 hours?  Well, it's simple when you put together a good cause, Wyler's lemonade, a bunch of energetic kids and the generosity of Glen Ellyn residents.Reid's Lemon AID stand started 2 years ago during the annual Glen Ellyn 4th of July picnic.  Since that time the Colliander family has raised $42,936 for Children's Memorial Hospital and brain tumor research.  When Reid was 7, he was diagnosed with a golf ball sized brain tumor.  It ended up being benign and was safely removed.  The LemonAID stand came out of Reid's desire to raise one million dollars for brain tumor research.As an adult supporter this year, I was amazed at how excited the kids were to help out.  They did everything from mix lemonade (Wyler's generously donated the lemonade and bright yello...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
 The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Glen Ellyn, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements. Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99934108$150,000 - $199,99942127$200,000 - $249,99924123$250,000 - $299,99944136$300,000 - $349,99944124$350,000 - $399,99939164$400,000 - $449,99937117$450,000 - $499,99948149$500,000 - $549,99921123$550,000 - $599,99928165$600,000 - $699,99935191$700,000 - $799,99942362$800,000 - $899,99925228$...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
This year's Fourth of July Parade will have the theme, "Glen Ellyn... Village of Volunteers" and will begin at 12 noon. The fireworks will be held at Lake Ellyn Park at dusk.The parade will begin just east of Glenbard West High School on Crescent Blvd., at Lake Road. From there, it will proceed west on Crescent to Main Street, north to Linden Ave. and finally east to Lake Ellyn. Click on the map for a bigger view.
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
Bad real estate news in Glen Ellyn, Illinois - not really.  Numbers don't lie.  Home sale prices on average seem to be going up.  Isn't that what all homeowners want to hear?  These numbers are all from January 1 to June 23 in the years 2005, 2006, and 2007.   2005 (the best year ever in real estate) saw 205 single family homes sold with an average sale price of $470,169.  Last year, there were also 205 homes sold (who would have expected that?) with an average sale price up to $489,750. This year, home sales are down to 179 homes sold, but the average sale price is up almost $20,000 to $509,659.  2007 Closed Single Family Homes  (January 1, 2007 to June 23, 2007)Does this year seem different from the best year ever in real estate?  Well of course it does, but even though it seems diffe...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
Glen Ellyn, Illinois is usually a quiet bedroom community. However, this May has brought a lot of activity and noise to our little village. The cicadas have made their 17 year appearance again and the town is a buzz with chirping, flying bugs. Make sure you find the time to stop by Lake Ellyn and take in this amazing event. Cicadas aren’t the only thing coming out of hiding, so are home buyers. The Glen Ellyn real estate season is under way. This May had 49 single family homes close with an average sale price of $554,656. There were also 34 homes that received contracts during the month of May. Last year saw 60 homes sold in May with an average sale price of $489,870. The average price of Glen Ellyn homes has gone up $64,766 from last year. This large number is due to the rise in cost o...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
The table below lists all of the currently active single family detached and single family attached homes in Glen Ellyn, IL. The information is broken into price ranges with average time on market for that range. Included are the high, low, median and average prices. For detailed information on a property type within a price range, including virtual tour when available, contact me with physical characteristic requirements.  Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99930101$150,000 - $199,99938135$200,000 - $249,99924153$250,000 - $299,99936113$300,000 - $349,99954108$350,000 - $399,99935165$400,000 - $449,99934116$450,000 - $499,99940154$500,000 - $549,99922129$550,000 - $599,99926159$600,000 - $699,99933177$700,000 - $799,99946321$800,000 - $899,99920300$...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
    The two tables below compare sold single family detached and single family attached homes in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for 1st quarter 2006 vs. 1st quarter 2007. 2007 sales volume was down 15.3% from 2006, and time on market increased 21.4%.Unit volume decreased by 14.9%, median price dropped 6.9% and the average price was virtually no change.  Sold Properties Sold Price Range # Listings Avg. Days on Mkt Less than $149,999 12 92 $150,000 - $199,999 7 71 $200,000 - $249,999 3 104 $250,000 - $299,999 16 91 $300,000 - $349,999 17 106 $350,000 - $399,999 10 79 $400,000 - $449,999 5 91 $450,000 - $499,999 4 128 $500,000 - $549,999 5 193 $550,000 - $599,999 2 153 $600,000 - $699,999 8 141 $700,000 - $799,999 4 160 $800,000 - $899,999 3 195 $900,000 - $999,999 2 155 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 3 31...
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
                          The table below gives the available single family detached and single family attached homes (not cureently under contract) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The daa is broken out into price points with totla available in each range and average time on market.For detailed information on properties within a given range with pictures (virtual tour if available), pleae contact me below. These are the currently hottest properties on the market. Don't miss this opportunity to for a discount before the spring price accelerastion.Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99918167$150,000 - $199,99930150$200,000 - $249,99916184$250,000 - $299,99925163$300,000 - $349,99939135$350,000 - $399,99926201$400,000 - $449,99926141$450,000 - $499,99926145$500...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
  Winter in Glen Ellyn, Illinois is a wonderful thing!  Settled in 1833, this quaint and picturesque town lies nestled amongst rolling hills, with tree-lined streets, vintage architecture and several antique shops - all of which give it the warmth and flavor of a New England town.  The National Register of Historic Places has given part of Glen Ellyn's Main Street historical status, which adds to the old-town charm.
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By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
The table below gives available single family detached and single family attached home for Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The data is broken out into price points and givesw availability within price range and number asvailable with avetage time on market.The high, low, average and median prices are indicated. For details on properties within a given price point, please contact me at the information given below or through my blog.Active ListingsList Price Range# ListingsAvg. Days on MktLess than $149,99920151$150,000 - $199,99930144$200,000 - $249,99920161$250,000 - $299,99926133$300,000 - $349,99938138$350,000 - $399,99928185$400,000 - $449,99920164$450,000 - $499,99921149$500,000 - $549,99913145$550,000 - $599,99916162$600,000 - $699,99933203$700,000 - $799,99928419$800,000 - $899,99919356$900...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
The Glen Ellyn District 41 Board of Education at a February 5, 2007 meeting voted to put forth a $40 million bond referendum to expand and renovate the existing 5 elementary schools.  The referendum will be on the April 17, 2007 ballot.The board members spent over 3 hours discussing options to alleviate the over crowded elementary schools.  A 6-0 vote with one abstention decided to ask the community for money via a referendum.  Currently, more than 580 students are being taught in 26 portable classrooms.   A referendum fact sheet is available from the district for more information.Get informed, register and vote on April 17th. 
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
I remember sitting at a Churchill Elementary PTA meeting a few years ago with tears in my eyes voting to allow the PTA to use funds to help provide some students with items they are unable to purchase themselves; gently used coats, hats, backpacks, binders.  It seems that for years, when a teacher saw a need like this, they would go out and get the item for the child themselves.  Now, the PTA was stepping in and all requests would go to the Principal and monies would come out of a special PTA budget.  There was to be no discussion, no naming of children nor voting.  The need was determined, approved and the item was purchased. Just yesterday I received an e-newsletter from Hadley Middle School.  It seems all the District 41 elementary schools were involved in this program now.  It has b...
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By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
Maryknoll residents saw a slight increase in their home values in 2006.  The average sale price was $647,500 and they were on the market for just over 70 days. This is just a 3% increase from 2005 as compared to the 7% increase in home prices in 2005. The Maryknoll townhomes saw an increase in their home prices by only 1% in 2006.  The average 2006 sale was $412,667 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome.   Sherry Spengelwww.dupagedreamhomes.com 
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