Oak Park, IL Real Estate News

By Michael Sorensen | Chicagoland Brokers Inc., Top Producer. 400 Deals Closed. Tel 773.987.8224
(Chicagoland Brokers Inc. Chicago - Norwood Park)
MICHAEL SORENSEN | RE/MAX CITY | (773) 987-8224 Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Oak Park Real Estate Oak Park New Listings (39) Oak Park Foreclosure Listings (15) Oak Park Short Sale Listings (31) Oak Park Single Family Homes for Sale (147) Oak Park Condos & Townhomes for Sale (159)   Oak Park Emergency 911 Fire 708-445-3300 Police 708-386-3800 Village Hall 708-383-6400 Oak Park Township 708-383-8005 Cook County 312-603-5656 Post Office 708-848-7900 708-848-6464 Park District 708-383-0002 Library 708-383-8200 Hospital 708-383-9300 Train 708-386-0424 Gas 888-642-6748 Electric 800-334-7661 Water 708-383-6400 Refuse Waste Management 708-656-5350 Telephone 800-244-4444 Cable TV Comcast 866-594-1234 School District #97 708-524-3000 #200 708-383-0700 District 97 Boundarie...
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By Michael Sorensen | Chicagoland Brokers Inc., Top Producer. 400 Deals Closed. Tel 773.987.8224
(Chicagoland Brokers Inc. Chicago - Norwood Park)
Oak Park Homes For Sale, Oak Park Real Estate Listings, Oak Park Foreclosure Listings, Oak Park Short Sale Listings, Oak Park Condos, Oak Park Houses Oak Park Foreclosure Listings Oak Park Short Sale Listings Oak Park Single Family Homes Oak Park Condos & Townhomes for Sale Foreclosure Related Terms and Definitions: Short Sale (Pre Foreclosure Workout Solution)Definition:A Short Sale is a real estate sales transaction contingent upon successful negotiations with the seller's lender(s), lien holder(s), and/or other third parties, to obtain approval to sell the property for less than is owed on the mortgage. The purpose of a short sale is to settle the mortgage with the lender and avoid foreclosure. Generally, a short sale seller should have a legitimate financial hardship (job loss or su...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Oak Park 4th of July Festivities 2014 Oak Park 4th of July Fireworks 2014 - where to watch! Where can you see the July 4th Fireworks? Whether you're looking for fireworks in Oak Park or elsewhere around Chicagoland, the events will be spectacular. Independence Day Celebrations Oak Park:4th of July FireworksFriday, July 4, 2014 at duskOak Park / River Forest High School Football StadiumThe best viewing spots fill up fast! Fireworks are launched from the football stadium. Best vantage points are from within the confines of the stadium, the athletic field east of East Ave between Lake & North Blvd, or on the streets surrounding the football stadium. Bring blankets or folding chairs for maximum comfort. Be prepared to park blocks away. Usually a great display! Oak Park: 4th of July ParadeFr...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Oak Park's School District 97 is comprised of 8 elementary schools whose attendance areas follow pre-set geographical boundaries. The centrally located Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School Zone encompasses Oak Park's downtown area. It is a popular choice amongst homebuyers due to its convenient access to Metra & green line CTA stops, dining, shopping, parks, library, movie theatre & so much more. The attendance area for Holmes Elementary School is bounded on the west by Harlem Avenue, on the east by East Avenue, on the south by Washington Boulevard, and on the north by Schneider Avenue/Iowa Street. To see a map, click here. Click here to see all of the available homes, condos, townhouses & multi-family properties for sale in Holmes School District / Central Oak Park. Want to learn m...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Now that the snow has finally melted (just about!), area home sellers are scrambling to put their homes on the market to beat the typical spring rush. Here are all of this week's new listings in Oak Park IL.In the mood to house hunt this weekend? Check out this week's area open houses! Q. How are the schools rated in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. What is the community like in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. What's the real estate market like in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. How much is your house worth? Find out here!⌂ The Pych Team is a leading full service real estate team at RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors. Kyra Pych and Laurie Christofano strive to sell each and every one of their listings in less than average time for a higher than average price. The Pych Team, Your #1 Pick! ⌂
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
There are some great investment opportunities out there, and they're going fast!Click here to see updated MLS listings for multi-unit investment properties in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park IL.Laurie Christofano, Accredited Buyers Rep (ABR) with The Pych Team @ RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors ⌂ http://OPRFhomesforsale.comQ. How are the schools rated in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. What is the community like in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. What's the real estate market like in Oak Park? Answer here!Q. How much is your house worth? Find out here!⌂ The Pych Team is a leading full service real estate team at RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors. Kyra Pych and Laurie Christofano strive to sell each and every one of their listings in less than average time for a higher than average price. The Pyc...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
The local housing inventory is being gobbled up quickly by eager home buyers and investors, but there are still deals to be had when buying a home in the Oak Park & River Forest, IL areas. CLICK HERE to see updated listings of the available short sale & foreclosure properties in Oak Park / River Forest. Interested in other types of properties or in a different area? Search for your dream home via the MLS here: www.OPRFhomesforsale.com How much is my home worth? Get your free market analysis HERE! Want to sell your house? Make sure your photos stand out in the crowd! ⌂⌂⌂ The Pych Team is a leading full service real estate team at RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors. Kyra Pych and Laurie Christofano strive to sell each and every one of their listings in less than average time for a higher tha...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
  Traditionally, the "spring" market in the Oak Park area is the busiest real estate season, and with good reason. The weather's getting nicer, flowers start to bloom, and people tend to like to move during the early summer months so they can settle into their new neighborhoods while the weather's still warm.If you're looking to move this year, however, you may want to get a head start. Here's why:1. Buyers are lined up to move to your neighborhood, and they don't care that they (and their agent) have to tread through waist-high snowdrifts to get to your lockbox. They are eager and excited, much more so than I've seen in recent years.2. There's not much housing inventory on the market right now for buyers to choose from. Work with your agent (hopefully me!) to make sure your staging & p...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Want a house, yard, decent schools? Check out what $500k will buy in these Chicagoland communities!   Oak Park, IL (60301,60302,60304) Current single family home listings: click here Local School Info: click here Real Estate Market Snapshot: click here Community Info: click here   Riverside, IL (60546) Current single family home listings: click here Local School Info: click here Real Estate Market Snapshot: click here Community Info: click here   Elmhurst, IL (60126) Current single family home listings: click here Local School Info: click here Real Estate Market Snapshot: click here Community Info: click here   Park Ridge, IL (60068) Current single family home listings: click here Local School Info: click here Real Estate Market Snapshot: click here Community Info: click here   Skokie, ...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
You might be surprised to hear that home prices in Oak Park IL have been on the increase. This is due to limited inventory and an uptick in buyers wanting to move to our area. Our local real estate market has shifted quite quickly into a sellers market!What does this mean for you? This means there is a period of time now in which you can sell your home for top dollar. Many homes are selling in a matter of hours or days, often with multiple offers, as soon as they're put on the market in the Oak Park IL area.You don't have to sell, but it's always a good idea to find out what your Oak Park / River Forest home's value might be if you put it on the market today.Click the link or call 630.248.1976 to find out what your Oak Park / River Forest home might sell for today: http://www.oakparkhou...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
See brand new listings of Oak Park homes for sale as they hit the market by clicking here! Make sure to sign up for custom Listing Alerts so you can track down your dream house! With many homes selling in a matter of days, it's vital to keep on top of new listings as they hit the market and to work with an experienced buyer's agent to help you navigate this ever-changing local market!Contact me to find out about my FREE buyer representation services, and get your search started for a home in Oak Park, River Forest, or throughout Chicagoland at http://www.oprfhomesforsale.comCourtesy of Laurie Christofano, ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)The Pych Team @ RE/MAX In The Village, RealtorsHow much is my house worth? Find out here: http://www.oprfhomesforsale.com/sell
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Best buys in Oak Park IL for less than $500,000 - renovated homes! Searching for a home in Oak Park IL? Here are the best buys as of 10/22/13!Contact me for a custom-tailored home search for your preferred areas, including foreclosures, short sales and estate sales. I'd love to help you find a great deal!
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Rehabbed / updated / move-in ready homes for sale in Oak Park IL!Check out MLS listings for the updated homes in Oak Park IL priced less than $400k - there are some beauties here! Contact me to set up private showings for any area properties that you come across!See all Oak Park IL homes for sale here!
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
The stats are in - RE/MAX leads area real estate brokerages in terms of number of listings sold as well as number of total transactions for the first half of 2013! The company claimed 18% of the listing sales and overall 17.5% of the transaction "sides". (Each deal generates two sides - the listing (seller's) side and the selling (buyer's) side. Confusing, I know!)RE/MAX agents are experienced, hard-working, market-savvy and technologically ahead of the curve. RE/MAX agents literally pay to go to work every day (by paying their own desk/office fees, advertising fees, etc) - to the tune of thousands of dollars a month, so you can bet that they'll be working their hardest to get you the outcome you want!RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors in Oak Park, IL is your local real estate resource!To...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Oak Park, IL Real Estate Market Update - August 2013 Check out the infographic to see how the market in Oak Park is improving! 107 single family homes in Oak Park have sold since July 1, 2013 with an average sales price of $429,227, up from an average of $394,169 for the first half of 2013. In addition, homes are now selling in an average of 68 days on the market, down from 108 for those that sold the first half of the year. There currently are 95 single family homes under contract (as of 8/26/13). Start searching for your dream house in Oak Park here! Find out how much YOUR home is worth here!    
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Pleasant Court Condos, Oak Park, Illinois About Pleasant Court Condos Pleasant Court Condos are a vintage rehab condo building. Pleasant Court Condos are located in Oak Park, Illinois east of Harlem Avenue and south of Lake Street. Average taxes in Pleasant Court Condos $0 Average association fees in Pleasant Court Condos $0 Average home size in Pleasant Court Condos 0 ft2 Average lot size in Pleasant Court Condos 0.00 acres Average year built in Pleasant Court Condos 0 Homes for sale in Pleasant Court Condos None Sales Summary for Pleasant Court Condos  (Apr 26, 2012 - Apr 26, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 172 $157,133 $129,075 82.1% Recent home sales in Pleasant Court Condos Address Beds Baths Sold 944 Pleasant St. #3L 1 1.0 $80,000 952 Pl...
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By Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified
(Acuity Home Inspections)
One of the things that I check on the exterior inspection of masonry structures is the lintels.  They're the part of the structure that keeps the brick from falling into the space created by the windows and doors. Lintels are usually made of steel, though they can also be stone, concrete, or wood.   As  a building material, brick works very well in compression, but poorly in tension.  To put it another way, you can't just hang the bricks together using mortar; if they're spanning an open space they need to have something supporting them.  Another way to support masonry across an opening is with an arch.  Lintels are more common than arches in modern construction. Service life  While there are many inspector's "rules of thumb" to predict the given lifespan of different components, I am n...
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By Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified
(Acuity Home Inspections)
Will the inspector tell me if I should buy the house? A home inspection is a fantastic investment when you're considering a real estate purchase.  A good inspection will tell you a lot about the house.  We'll look at the major systems, get into details, and probably find a few things you didn't know were there. A home inspection is about getting a clear picture of the condition of the home, as it appeared on the day of the inspection. Sometimes, at the end of the inspection, my client will ask if I think buying the house is a good idea. This is a question that I can't answer.  In Illinois, it's actually illegal for me to answer that question. According to the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, "A Home Inspector may not offer advice as to whether the client shoul...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Oak Park, IL - there's a buyer's feeding frenzy going on!                                             There's a buyer's feeding frenzy in Oak Park right now, and Kyra & I (The Pych Team) are on a roll with our most recent handful of listings selling in days with multiple offers!  Click here to find out how much your home is worth and make that move you've been waiting for a reality!
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
1168 S. Taylor Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304 This frame bungalow stole the show (and some buyers' hearts) this weekend! Staged to perfection, we listed the home on Friday with professional-quality photos and Virtual Tour. Over the weekend (Superbowl weekend of all times), we had 9 showings which yielded 3 solid offers (OVER asking price!). Not too shabby for the first really snowy weekend of the year! If you are considering selling your Oak Park area home and want similar results, contact me for a free, no obligation market analysis and my comprehensive marketing plan responsible for selling countless homes like this one -- The Pych Team, Your #1 Pick!
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