River Forest, IL Real Estate News

By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Under contract by Kyra Pych of The Pych Team in less than 2 weeks with multiple offers! Find out how much YOUR house is worth: RiverForestHouseValues.comWhen Kyra Pych was hired to sell this impressive Spanish-style home in River Forest, she rolled up her sleeves and got right to work. The home staging consultant she partners with recommended some big upgrades prior to listing the home on the market, and the sellers eagerly agreed to do what they could in order to maximize their chance of selling. However, since they were out of the area, this meant Kyra would have to coordinate the floor re-finishers, painters, countertop installers, landscapers & more, which she happily did. Once the professional staging company had finished placing their furnishings, our professional photographer was...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
River Forest Market Trends for March 2015River Forest home sales for the month of March decreased in volume by 30% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 39% from $313,000 to $435,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 20%, while the median sale price decreased by 23.8% from $650,000 to $495,000. Condo/townhome sales decreased by 80%, while the median sale price rose by 75% from $120,000 to $210,000.» View homes for sale in River Forest   » View all recent sales in River Forest_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. Real Estate listings held by brokerage ...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
River Forest IL Real Estate Market Report, February 2015   10 homes sold in River Forest IL There were 6 condos & townhomes, 1 multi-family building, and 3 single family homes sold this past month in River Forest IL. The average sales price for the single family homes sold this month was $590,000. The average time on the market was 38 days. Because these statistics are only for one month and for all of River Forest, it may not tell you what is possible for a specific home. These are just the general market statistics of what happened in the last month in River Forest IL real estate. Own a home in River Forest IL? Receive a customized home valuation.   Most expensive home reported sold in River Forest IL The most expensive home reported sold this past month in River Forest was a 4 bedroo...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
6 homes sold in River Forest IL There were 2 condos, 1 commercial storefront, and 3 single family homes reported as sold within the last month in River Forest IL. The sold condos closed for $39,500 (1BR in the Oak Ave condo development) & $170,000 (a 3BR, 2BA unit in 1535 Park Ave), and the single family homes ranged from $435,000 to $1,872,000. The average time on the market was 80 days. Because these statistics are for only one month and for all of River Forest, 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 River Forest IL real estate. Own a home in River Forest? Find out what it's worth here!   Least expensive home reported sold in River Forest IL The least expensive home reported sold this past ...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
7 homes sold in River Forest IL There were 5 condos and 2 single family homes reported as sold within the last month in River Forest IL. The sold condos ranged from $135,000-$449,000, and the single family homes sold for $350,000 and $1,475,000. The average time on the market was 65 days. Because these statistics are for only one month and for all of River Forest, 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 River Forest IL real estate. Own a home in River Forest? Find out what it's worth here!   Least expensive home reported sold in River Forest IL The least expensive home reported sold this past month in River Forest was an 1100 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath brick townhouse on North Ave. The photos ...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
14 homes sold in River Forest IL There were 4 condos and 10 single family homes reported as sold within the last month in River Forest IL. The average sales price for the single family homes sold this month was $662,815. The median sales price for the single family homes sold this month was $593,500. The average time on the market was 111 days. Because these statistics are for only one month and for all of River Forest, 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 River Forest IL real estate. Own a home in River Forest? Find out what it's worth here!   Least expensive home reported sold in River Forest IL The least expensive home reported sold this past month in River Forest was a 1072 sq ft, 2 bed...
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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 real estate market is heating up, and many listings have been selling quickly! The links below will keep you up to date on available homes in River Forest IL. Single family homes for sale in River Forest IL Condos for sale in River Forest IL Multi-Unit / investment properties for sale in River Forest IL Q. How are the schools rated in River Forest IL? Answer here!Q. What is the community like in River Forest IL? Answer here!Q. What's the real estate market like in River Forest IL? Answer here!Q. How much is your house worth? Find out here!Laurie Christofano, Accredited Buyers Rep (ABR) with The Pych Team @ RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors ⌂ http://OPRFhomesforsale.comAbout Laurie Christofano: I completely fell in love with the architecture and character of River Forest IL when ...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
This winter may be one of the coldest and snowiest we've experienced, but that's not keeping the buyers indoors! The following single-family homes have sold in the first half of February, and as of 2/17 there are another 81 under contract in our local OPRF market!410 N. Kenilworth, Oak Park: $1,335,0001215 Monroe Ave, River Forest: $888,000811 Park Ave, River Forest: $807,500225 S. Elmwood Ave, Oak Park: $575,000753 Forest Ave, River Forest: $510,0001111 S. Wesley Ave, Oak Park: $450,000833 S. Lyman Ave, Oak Park: $337,500803 S. Grove Ave, Oak Park: $332,500214 N. Lombard Ave, Oak Park: $300,0001235 N. Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park: $245,000 (foreclosure) If you own a home in the area, now may be a great time for you to sell -- find out how much your house is worth here: http://oprfhomesforsa...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
I spend a lot of time sorting through listings on the MLS for my clients, and I'm baffled at the number of listings in 2014 that aren't photographed to show off the home's features, or aren't even photographed at all! Our multiple listing service requires only one exterior photo of the property but allows agents to upload as many as 25.With over 90% of home buyers starting their house hunt on the internet these days, it is in sellers' best interest to use the best photos possible to highlight the home's features.As I explain to my clients, when a buyer sets up a viewing on your home, this is actually their SECOND showing -- if they're interested enough to come see it in person, chances are they've already poured over your photos, virtual tour, and listing details numerous times. They ca...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
River Forest IL is situated in an ideal location just west of the city of Chicago and is accessible to downtown via the Metra as well as the green line CTA. River Forest offers residents the best amenities and a small-town feel. Throughout River Forest there are parks, ball fields, and community centers with a pool, tennis courts and more, as well as highly ranking schools. Read more about living in River Forest here!Utilize our streamlined search to view and research homes for sale in River Forest. Sign up for Market Insider and access real-time market statistics detailing homes for sale in River Forest. The number of homes changes daily, so bookmark this page so you can keep coming back right here, to the best site for River Forest homes for sale.Here you can search all available MLS...
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By Laurie Christofano, ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village
(RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors)
Home Prices in River Forest, IL for December 2012 Real estate market data for Oak Park, IL provided by Laurie Christofano of RE/MAX In The Village, Realtors. River Forest Home Prices We have seen a stabilization in home prices in River Forest IL over the past couple of years, and sales activity continues to show signs of improvement.  If you're considering buying a home in River Forest, you can still find a good deal, but it's vitally important to work with an experienced local Realtor like myself who understands the nuances of the local market.  When you find the right house, you must be prepared to act quickly -- many listings are priced competitively and show like model homes, and they're often selling within days of listing, sometimes with multiple offers.  To make sure you don't ov...
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By Nick Libert
(Exit Realty--I'd love to service your Chicagoland referrals)
38 Park Ave River Forest, IL Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour AMAZING AMOUNT OF SPACE THROUGHOUT THIS 6 BR, 4 BATH HOME. 1ST FLR HAS A NICE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING. AWESOME KIT. IS A CHEF'S DELIGHT. PRIVATE 1ST FLR BR & BATH 2ND FLR HAS A MASTER BR, BATH & WALK-IN CLOSET PLUS 2 MORE BR & OFFICE. 3RD FLR. HAS A HUGE FAM. RM, 1 BR & STORAGE RM ALL OF THIS & A FIN. BSMT WITH BR & BATHROOM. SIDE DRIVE & PRIVATE YD. POOL WILL BE REMOVED IF BUYER REQUEST. MLS# 08089838 $584,900 6 Bed, 4 Bath 38 Park AveRiver Forest IL, 60305 Nick Libert EXIT STRATEGY REALTY 773-980-9339
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By Scott Berg
(Berg Properties)
River Forest Real Estate The median price price (all property types included) for River Forest is up 2.1% since this time in 2011.   Looking at a break out of attached single family homes (condos, townhomes) and detached single family homes we can see that the attached sector of homes has had 28.6% drop in prices versus the single family homes in River Forest which are up 3.6%.   The number of units available on the market is down significantly for all price ranges except $199k-510k which has seen a growth in months supply of inventory by 3.0%.    
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By Scott Berg
(Berg Properties)
I just posted some graphs to my blog on Chicago Real Estate Scene concerning the real estate market in River Forest.  It looks like the market here is improving with inventories seriously down from 2010.  This should put pressure on prices if it continues. Median sales prices are pretty flat for the middle pricing tier but down a whopping 16% for the higher end homes.  Most of the homes for sale in River Forest are traditional sales. The village has very few foreclosures and short sales.  
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By Scott Berg
(Berg Properties)
Market Statistics for River Forest Illinois for December 5, 2011       Total Listings   Average List Price   Average Market Time   Sold   83   $700,977   206 days   Active   69   $774,982   205 days   Under Contract   6   $638,150   142 days         Max   Average   Median   Min   List Price   $3,150,000   $730,910   $639,000   $179,000   Sold Price   $1,525,000   $635,385   $594,800   $110,000 There are 69 active homes listings for sale and 83 have been sold in the last 12 months. The sold listings had an median sale price of $594,000 and average market time of 206 days. The average market time for active listings is 205 days. If you would like to search River Forest Illinois homes for sale, be sure to check out our great online home search which includes all homes, houses, condominiums...
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By Gary Mancuso
(Oak Park Real Estate)
River Forest, Illinois is another fine suburb just west of Chicago. I found some interesting events happening in River Forest and thought I would share with you some of the cultural best in River Forest.FYI - Since the inception of the Forest Park Historic Preservation Commission in 2007, the group has helped hundreds of homeowners research their properties origins. The HPC has joined forces with the School of Art Institute in Chicago to form a program on historic preservation.  If you are a home owner in the Village you may see a student or two snapping photos in the neighborhood for his or her assignment this month. If you are in need of some assistance or need more information about YOUR home's historic value, you can call 708.366.8500.Performances - The Dominican University in Fores...
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