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Elmhurst Open House List for Sept 16-17

by Thomas Makinney

114 Berteau

Street # 

CP 

Str Name 

Sfx 

City 

Start Date/Time 

End Time

LP/RP 

110

E

Diversey

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$239,999

403

E

Park

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$299,000

582

N

West

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$339,900

458

 

Alma

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$375,000

928

S

Fairfield

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$398,500

438

N

Elm

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$449,000

558

S

Poplar

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$469,900

265

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$499,000

828

S

Stratford

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$520,000

141

N

Myrtle

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$525,000

330

E

May

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$574,900

308

N

Highland

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$579,900

223

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$589,900

223

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

09/16/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$589,900

221

N

Geneva

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$594,000

250

W

St Charles

Rd

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$629,900

561

W

Third

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$675,000

939

S

Spring

Rd

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$679,900

156

N

Geneva

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$779,900

396

S

Rex

Blvd

Elmhurst

09/16/2017 11:00 AM

2:00 PM

$829,000

105

E

May

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$850,000

521

S

Saylor

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$859,900

601

S

Cedar

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$889,000

249

N

Maple

Ave

Elmhurst

09/16/2017 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$899,900

849

S

Chatham

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$939,000

141

N

Caroline

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$979,900

221

E

Madison

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$999,000

117

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 11:00 AM

4:00 PM

$1,129,000

114

N

Berteau

Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 10:00 AM

12:00 PM

$1,249,000

236

E

South

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$1,289,000

182

E

Orchard

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$1,299,000

182

E

Orchard

St

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$1,299,000

160

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

09/16/2017 11:00 AM

4:00 PM

$1,419,000

160

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

09/17/2017 11:00 AM

4:00 PM

$1,419,000

Millenials starting to embrace home ownership

by Thomas Makinney

It’s the beginning of a new era as millennials emerge onto the home buying scene. This group, roughly comprised of 28-35 year olds, is getting older and wealthier and is increasingly seeing real estate as a sound investment option.

But in true younger-generation style, their tastes and preferences are different from those of other eras.

Many want to live somewhere with a more urban feel, even if they’re not in an actual urban area. They’re less likely to want or need parking, and instead are drawn to public transportation and ride-sharing services. They also value a neighborhood feel and a sense of community when considering location.

This is good news for Elmhurst, which is right on the Metra line and offers an abundance of housing options, both multi-unit and single family, near transportation, restaurants, and shopping. In fact, we’re the perfect fit for millenials who want to get out of the actual city but may not be ready to commit to a large riding lawn mower.

In addition to the newer condos and townhouses encircling downtown, Elmhurst still has a wide variety of homes in the entry-level price range. And our excellent schools and parks (to say nothing of the numerous fitness clubs) make Elmhurst the perfect landing spot for millennial buyers.

Of course, interest rates are rising, which could impact how many millenials will be able to buy. After an initial rate hike in December, sales for that age group dipped, even though the rates remain at historic lows.

The reality is, however, that inventory for first-time homebuyers is also at a low point. And with the Federal Reserve indicating a possibility of two or three more hikes in 2017, millenials are expected to overcome their financial jitters and remain a force.

For more information about what it takes to purchase a home or condo, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com. We’re always available to talk Elmhurst real estate!

Elmhurst set to welcome downtown luxury apartment living

by Thomas Makinney


Have you been dreaming of escaping the city but not sure you’re ready for suburban life? Or are you hoping to downsize but don’t want to leave Elmhurst? If you want to combine the ease and convenience of city living with a great suburban setting, consider Morningside’s new development, Elmhurst 255.

Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, on Addison St., between North Ave. and Third St., the long-awaited Hahn Street development includes ground level retail with outdoor seating and an event plaza. Residents will be able to walk to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the train.

The 188 luxury apartments feature private balconies or terraces, gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, washer/dryers in units, and open floor plans. One- and two-bedroom units are available as well as penthouse apartments.

Residents can also enjoy indoor, heated parking, a fitness center, theater, heated pool, bocce ball court, community room, daily coffee service, and a guest suite. A maximum of two pets are allowed.

Elmhurst 255 is now accepting leases, with possession in October 2016. We expect this to be a popular opportunity!  For more information on the development, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.gmregroup.com and find out how we can help you make your move.

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for April 30 - May 1

by Thomas Makinney


201 S. Fairview Ave     

Elmhurst      

Sunday, 5/1/2016

2:00 -  4:00 PM            

$989,000

 

Street # 

CP 

Str Name 

Sfx 

City 

Start Date/Time 

End Time

LP/RP 

764

N

Kenilworth

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 10:00 

12:00 PM

$240,000

173

N

Hampshire

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$274,900

910

S

Kirk

Ave

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$309,000

197

W

Butterfield

Rd

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$379,000

481

E

Park

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$398,500

584

S

Bryan

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$440,000

349

S

Arlington

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

4:00 PM

$499,500

768

N

Van Auken

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$689,000

317

S

Lawndale

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$699,900

504

S

York

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$729,900

500

S

York

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$739,900

506

S

York

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$739,900

107

W

Seminole

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$739,900

188

S

Poplar

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$799,900

273

E

Forest

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$799,900

949

S

Hillside

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$839,000

345

W

Alexander

Blvd

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$850,000

378

E

Harrison

Ct

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 12:00 

2:00 PM

$875,000

319

W

Fremont

Ave

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$879,990

319

W

Fremont

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$879,990

431

N

Ridgeland

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 11:00 

2:00 PM

$924,900

201

S

Fairview

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 02:00 

4:00 PM

$989,000

225

S

Kenmore

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$999,999

316

E

Third

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 11:00 

4:00 PM

$1,017,000

164

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 11:00 

4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 11:00 

4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 11:00 

4:00 PM

$1,125,000

299

W

Claremont

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$1,135,000

280

S

Prospect

Ave

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$1,175,000

241

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

4:00 PM

$1,200,000

241

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 01:00 

4:00 PM

$1,200,000

237

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

4:00 PM

$1,225,000

237

N

Illinois

St

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 01:00 

4:00 PM

$1,225,000

239

E

South

St

Elmhurst

04/30/2016 02:00 

4:00 PM

$1,324,980

169

W

Olive

St

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 01:00 

3:00 PM

$1,875,000

160

 

Joanne

Way

Elmhurst

05/01/2016 11:00 

4:00 PM

$1,975,000

 

Elmhurst Open Houses March 12-13

by Thomas Makinney

 

257 W First St   

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM     

$699,000

 

173 N Hampshire Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$279,900

 

899 S York St    

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$282,999

 

253 North End Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$299,000

 

248 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$324,900

 

704 N Howard Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$345,000

 

417 W Alexander Blvd           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$359,900

 

672 N Kenilworth Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$525,000

 

300 E Adelia St  

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM   

$529,900

 

170 W McKinley Ave            

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$549,000

 

232 N Addison Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$630,000

 

801 S Berkley Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$659,900

 

143 N Berteau Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$699,000

 

775 S Chatham Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$799,900

 

335 N Shady Ln  

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM   

$899,900

 

391 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$929,000

 

380 N Kenilworth Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$935,000

 

165 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$959,900

 

280 S Prospect Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$1,175,000

 

 

Elmhurst Offers Best of Both City and Suburban Living

by Thomas Makinney

City people and suburb people tend to remain in opposite camps regarding their locations, each side defending its lifestyle.

City folks point to walkability, good restaurants, access to art and culture, and a diverse mix of residents. Suburban proponents point to good schools, bigger houses, and more yard space. But at certain predictable moments in life, city people may find themselves becoming suburban folks.

Studies point to families with one to two children as being the most likely to make the move. Families, who may enjoy raising a child or two in the city, often want to move before kindergarten starts. The sweet spot is to not move too early but not too late.

But what makes people pull up their roots and make the move? Chicago-based Suburban Jungle works with families considering a transition from downtown to the suburbs. The company helps people decide not only when the time is right, but also what suburb is right for them.

And while many city residents fear missing out on social factors downtown, many suburbs feature miniature downtowns that allow families to enjoy the best of both worlds. The isolated suburban town is often an unfounded stereotype.

Elmhurst offers a wide variety of excellent and ethnic restaurants, four museums, numerous art performances, award-winning parks, and a four-year college that brings in world-renowned speakers and performers throughout the year.

And of course Elmhurst is situated on the Metra line, allowing residents easy access to downtown happenings.

In addition to family-friendly, single-family homes, Elmhurst has a wide range of apartments, condos, and townhouses surrounding the downtown area. So if you’re looking to downsize and enjoy city living, you don’t need to move to downtown Chicago. You can move to downtown Elmhurst and enjoy the same amenities.

If you’re interested in upsizing or downsizing to Elmhurst, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or contact us at www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for August 31st

by Thomas Makinney

Here is your list of Elmhurst Open Houses for the weekend!

 

341 S Poplar Ave
Elmhurst
8/31/2014 12:30 PM
$349,900

 

145 N Hampshire Ave
Elmhurst
8/31/2014 01:00 PM
$399,500

 

380 S Berkley Ave
Elmhurst
8/31/2014 01:00 PM
$475,000

 

267 W North Ave
Elmhurst
8/31/2014 02:00 PM
$550,000

 

379 W Fremont Ave
Elmhurst
8/31/2014 12:00 PM
$774,900

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent

by Thomas Makinney

Buying or selling your home is not only one of the biggest investments you can make in your life, it also can be one of the biggest hassles, or worse yet, nightmares. Many are the stories of buyers looking for their dream home, thinking they have found it, only to lose out on an offer, or find out their new home needs more repairs than they can manage. You can find an equal number of sellers trying to get what they put into their house back in their selling price, only to find their house remain on the market much longer than the average listed house at too high a price. Often these scenarios occur when there is not a Real Estate agent involved.

People look for ways to save money, including forgoing a real estate agent. They believe that they will save money on commissions or fees, when in reality they most likely will end up spending more money, especially in time and energy.  Think about it, would you decline to go to a doctor for a serious ailment or injury to save money?  No, you would not, as doctors and hospitals provide a vital service where their education, experience and procedures help you get better. 

Working with a real estate agent is much the same. There are so many details when it comes to buying or selling a house. Anyone without an agent can quickly become overwhelmed with the terms and processes involved in buying a home. From finding a mortgage lender, to knowing the current options for buying and selling home, an agent can simplify even the most confusing details. When you work with an agent, you become the grand master of your home buying or selling experience.  Your agent is working for you.  It is in their best interest to make the complicated process go smoothly so you can reap the rewards. 

Agents also know the details beyond what house is for sale or what an average price is for your neighborhood.  They know what works well to help sell a home and which areas offer what you need or want in a new home. Real Estate agents take the mystery and complications of buying or selling a home and allow you to focus on what you want to accomplish in the large scheme of things.  Their service is a real benefit to which you can use to sell your home with ease or find the home of your dreams. 

There are services in life that are worth use of a professional, and Real Estate is one of them.  Save yourself time, money, aggravation and frustration by working with an agent today.

Let the experience of The Gracik Makinney Group work for you. Whether you are buying or selling your home, our team is prepared to make the process easier for you. Drop by the office at 190 North York Road here in Elmhurst, or give us a call at 630-441-5570.

Elmhurst Illinois Open Houses For November 6, 2011

by Thomas Makinney

 

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Address: 200 S Sunnyside Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $943,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

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Address: 757 S Berkley Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $755,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

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Address: 600 S Hawthorne Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $250,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

All Other Elmhurst Open Houses

 

Address: 110 W Butterfield Rd Unit 507S

City: Elmhurst

Price: $117,500

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address: 100 W Butterfield Rd Unit 306N

City: Elmhurst

Price: $141,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address: 110 W Butterfield Rd Unit 301S

City: Elmhurst

0 Price: $179,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address: 695 W Alexander Blvd

City: Elmhurst

Price: $180,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 679 Berkley Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $249,900

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 410 E Huntington Ln

City: Elmhurst

Price: $299,900

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 435 S West Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $325,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address: 965 S Linden Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $475,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 468 W Montrose Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $499,900

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 AM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 175 S Fairview Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $545,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 321 N Highland Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $599,900

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 430 S Rex St

City: Elmhurst

Price: $650,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 447 Emery Ln

City: Elmhurst

Price: $679,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address: 294 Berteau Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $799,900

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address: 618 S Hawthorne Ave

City: Elmhurst

Price: $799,000

Scheduled for: 11/06/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM 

Elmhurst Illinois Open Houses For October 30, 2011

by Thomas Makinney

Address:  15W604 Victory Parkway

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $230,000

Scheduled for: 10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address:  210 Addison Ave Unit 304

City:   Elmhurst

Price:  $249,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address:  454 Ida Ln

City:   Elmhurst

Price:  $264,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  850 Fairfield Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $270,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:   295 N Ridgeland Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $299,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  840 S Poplar Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for: 10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Price:  $305,000

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Address:  918 S Cambridge

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $324,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  158 S Rex Blvd

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $400,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  777 S Parkside Ave

City:  Elmhurst:

Price:  $409,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Address:  153 S Elm Tree Ln

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $425,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:   965 S Linden Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $475,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  168 N Avon Rd

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $499,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  268 Highland

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $535,000

Scheduled for: 10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  154 S Linden Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $575,000

Scheduled for: 10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  408 Hill

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $640,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  561 S Poplar Ave

City:  Elmhurst  

Price:  $670,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  474 E South St

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $675,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 02:00 AM to 04:00 PM

 

Address:  424 Highview Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $699,000

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  250 N Myrtle Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Price:  $748,500

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

 

Address:  294 Berteau Ave

City:   Elmhurst

Price:  $799,900

Scheduled for:  10/30/2011 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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