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Whether you attended the Ideal Homes Show at McCormick Place this past weekend or not, Chicagoland homeowners looking for remodeling inspiration and help have a handy new tool at their fingertips.  
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry in Greater Chicagoland has a new and advanced website where users can search contractors and compare options by a chosen radius from their zip code, by trade, specialty, or by name.

With photo galleries, links, designations, referrals and more, this website is a one-stop shop for finding the right contractor for your next project.
But… update wisely!
Remember to start with the not-so-glamorous updates first.
While buyers love to see modern amenities and features throughout a home, it is mostly the unseen or timeless updates that will swing the buyer-on-the-fence into your yard.  A new roof, new siding, or a new HVAC system may very well make or break their decision to purchase your home.  Shiny new stainless steel appliances won’t matter if the roof is leaking! 

Once the essentials are up to date, it’s a safe time to move on to more exciting projects.  Updates like energy efficient appliances, hardwood flooring, new countertops, or custom lighting can also set your home above the comparable nearby listings.  Before you begin your next renovation project, give considerable thought to the effect on resale value.  Remember that taste is subjective, and be mindful of the nature of your changes. Ask your professional how they think your modifications could potentially help, or hurt, your resale value.

For more helpful tips about your home investments, visit us on the web at www.gmregroup.com, give us a call at 630-441-5570, or stop by our office!

Elmhurst Open House List for January 24 & 25

by Thomas Makinney

603 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$949,000

664 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$835,000

969 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$325,000

 

428 E Webster Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$369,900

 

156 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$449,000

 

380 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$450,000

 

161 W Jackson St

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$499,000

 

112 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$650,000

 

219 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$664,900

 

278 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$724,900

 

728 S Washington St

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$799,900

 

229 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$825,000

 

281 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$839,000

 

742 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$889,000

 

320 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$929,900

 

142 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

01/25/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,199,000

Elmhurst Open House List for January 17th & 18th

by Thomas Makinney
Come join us at 687 N West and 621 S Fern on Sunday!
 

687 N West Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$619,900
 

621 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$790,000

 

285 S Villa Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$189,900

 

285 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$294,421

 

708 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$349,900

 

112 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$650,000

 

428 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$749,900

 

601 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$899,000

 

324 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$945,000

 

112 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

01/18/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,280,000

Elmhurst Continues to Make Great Strides in Flood Prevention

by Thomas Makinney

 


Neighborhoods near Elmhurst Quarry will be happy to hear that plans have been approved to run a pipe into the quarry at the Flood Control Facility along Route 83.  

During heavy rainfall, the nearby homes will benefit from stormwater being carried away via the pipeline.  While the 33 acre quarry was designed for flood control and has been effective for some areas, it did not put the nearest 76 homes at such an advantage.

The decision was not a hard one for the stormwater committee to reach, as the proposition would use a quarter of one percent of the reservoir’s 2.7 billion gallon capacity. That’s a lot of water!  Better in the quarry than in our basements.

The proposal promises that Elmhurst will incur all the costs of the project, so there was very little reason for any neighboring community or stormwater committee to give much push back on the issue.


For more information on the Elmhurst area, and Elmhurst real estate listings, be sure to bookmark our website at www.gmregroup.com.  Feel free to give us a call at 630-441-5570 with all of your Elmhurst area and real estate questions!

Elmhurst Open House List for January 10th & 11th

by Thomas Makinney

Come Join us at 255 S West Ave on Sunday!

255 S West Ave

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$144,900

 

285 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

01/09/2015 09:00 AM

$294,421

 

428 E Webster Ave

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$369,900

 

370 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$369,900

 

161 W Jackson St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$499,000

 

408 W Avery St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 AM

$549,900

 

112 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 12:00 PM

$650,000

 

777 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$750,000

 

304 E Third St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 11:00 AM

$839,000

 

511 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$849,900

 

292 E Third St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 11:00 AM

$875,000

 

300 E Third St

Elmhurst

01/11/2015 11:00 AM

$949,000

 

300 E Marion St
Elmhurst

01/11/2015 01:00 PM

$1,645,000

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