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Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 28-29

by Thomas Makinney

Lots of open houses in town this weekend! We will be hosting 4 of them!


5473 Bending Oaks Place, Downers Grove

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 


874 S Chatham Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

234 E Wilson St, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


135 N Walnut St, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

471 E May St

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$299,000

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$349,500

481 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$364,900

331 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$365,000

166 E Lake St

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$399,900

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

$494,900

591 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$515,000

129 N Pine St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$539,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$549,900

540 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$560,000

141 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$595,000

135 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$615,000

143 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$639,900

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$639,900

5473 Bending Oaks Place

Downers Grove

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$648,000

554 Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$699,900

180 N Bonnie Brae Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$699,900

685 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$739,900

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$873,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$959,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$989,900

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$999,900

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

418 E Schiller St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,089,900

220 E South St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,095,000

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,099,000

237 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,099,900

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

610 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,199,900

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,235,000

236 E South St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$1,489,000

Home Improvements That Offer The Most Value

by Thomas Makinney


Thinking of doing a remodel or upgrading a room? It’s no surprise that some projects are more lucrative than others when it comes to selling your home.

While you know best what your home really needs, it’s helpful to keep in mind which projects give you the best return on your investment. Is it better to do a minor kitchen remodel or go all out with a major remodel? Will you recoup the cost of a deck when you go to sell?

Remodeling Magazine just released their Cost Vs. Value Report for 2017 and tracked 24 projects that that offer the highest and the lowest value when you go to sell your home. They looked at 99 markets nationwide and checked out the average cost of popular remodeling projects with their average value at resale one year later.

Just to note, curb appeal projects continue to garner a higher ROI than work done inside the home. So changing out the front door, replacing windows, and updating siding are better bets investment-wise than remodeling the interior.

Top 5 projects with greatest ROI in the “midrange” cost category nationwide:

  1. Attic Insulation (Fiberglass) (107.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,343
    Average Resale Value: $1,446
  2. Entry Door Replacement (steel) (90.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,413
    Average Resale Value: $1,282
  3. Manufactured Stone Veneer (89.4% ROI)
    Average Cost: $7,851
    Average Resale Value: $7,019
  4. Minor Kitchen Remodel (80.2% ROI)
    Average Cost: $20,830
    Average Resale Value: $16,699
  5.  Garage Door Replacement (76.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,749
    Average Resale Value: $1,345

Top 5 projects with greatest ROI in “upscale” cost category nationwide:

  1. Garage Door Replacement (85.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,304
    Average Resale Value: $2,810
  2. Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) (77.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,276
    Average Resale Value: $2,550
  3. Window Replacement (vinyl) (73.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $15,282
    Average Resale Value: $11,286
  4. Window Replacement (wood) (73.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $18,759
    Average Resale Value: $13,691
  5.  Grand Entrance (fiberglass) (70.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $8,358
    Average Resale Value: $5,855

Top 5 projects with the lowest ROI in the “midrange” cost category nationally:

  1. Bathroom Remodel (64.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $18,546
    Average Resale Value: $12,024
  2. Master Suite Addition (64.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $119,533
    Average Resale Value: $77,506
  3.  Backyard Patio (54.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $51,985
    Average Resale Value: $28,546
  4.  Backup Power Generator (54.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $12,860
    Average Resale Value: $6,940
  5.  Bathroom Addition (53.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $43,232
    Average Resale Value: $23,283

Top 5 projects with the lowest ROI in the “upscale” cost category nationally:

  1. Major Kitchen Remodel (61.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $122,991
    Average Resale Value: $76,149
  2. Master Suite Addition (59.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $250,687
    Average Resale Value: $150,140
  3. Bathroom Remodel (59.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $59,979
    Average Resale Value: $35,456
  4. Bathroom Addition (57.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $81,515
    Average Resale Value: $46,507
  5. Deck Addition (composite) (56.4% ROI)
    Average Cost: $39,339
    Average Resale Value: $22,171

We find that these statistics hold true for Elmhurst too, with the best investment returns from mid-range kitchen and bath remodels. Elmhurst homes also get a high ROI from mid-range finished basements and tear-off roofs.

If you’re considering doing a remodel or an addition, check with us first. We’re happy to advise you on ROI value for homes in Elmhurst. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or contact us via our website www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Named a Top Chicago Suburb

by Thomas Makinney

 
What we all know has now been confirmed: Elmhurst is officially one of the best places to live in the Chicago area.
 
Crain’s Chicago Business looked at more than 200 suburbs and 77 Chicago neighborhoods and ranked the Top 10 Best Suburbs and Top 8 Best City Neighborhoods. No surprise to us, Elmhurst garnered the #2 spot for Best Suburb, behind only Hinsdale.
 
Crain’s rankings were based on good school systems, low crime rate, and ease of transportation. In addition, they made sure that home values in all places were going up.
 
They took into account class sizes and test scores in schools, crime rates, and the time it takes to reach the Loop by car, CTA and Metra. They looked at teacher salaries (the higher the better the town scored) and racial diversity index (again, the higher the better.)
 
Suburbs were weighed against suburbs, and city neighborhoods against city neighborhoods.
 
About Elmhurst, Crain’s said:
 
A wave of new construction 
continues to remake Elmhurst's housing stock, as it had started to do in the housing-boom years and which began anew as recovery took root in the past four years. 
One in seven homes sold in Elmhurst in the past year was new. It's the epitome of an infill suburb: a walkable, historical town with strong schools, parks and transportation—with a college and museums to boot—where newer, larger houses replace homes built to a smaller norm in the decades after World War II. Six of Elmhurst's eight elementary schools score 10 out of 10 at GreatSchools, and 
so does its high school, York. 
Median sale price: $415,000
Change since Jan. 1, 2016: 9.7%

 
Top 10 Suburbs in Chicago:
1.     Hinsdale
2.     Elmhurst
3.     Oak Park
4.     Lake Bluff
5.     Riverside
6.     Buffalo Grove
7.     Wilmette
8.     Palos Hills
9.     Bolingbrook
10. Skokie
 
Top 8 Chicago Neighborhoods:
1.     Hyde Park
2.     Forest Glen
3.     Mount Greenwood
4.     Uptown
5.     Edgewater
6.     Norwood Park
7.     Garfield Ridge
8.     Jefferson Park
 
 
Anyone who lives here knows that Elmhurst is a special place. To learn more about our city, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.
 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 21-22

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst Open House List

We'll be hosting three on Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

565 W. Comstock Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

 


874 S. Chatham Ave.

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 PM

 

234 E. Wilson St.

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

 

 

636 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$324,500

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,500

992 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00-2:00 PM

$365,000

646 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$374,000

773 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$379,900

890 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$395,000

274 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$425,000

369 E North Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$455,000

369 E North Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$455,000

205 N Clinton Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$475,000

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$494,900

265 W Adams St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$495,000

374 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,000

141 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$595,000

565 W Comstock Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$637,500

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

644 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$689,000

644 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,000

460 W Third St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$724,900

771 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$770,000

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$873,000

125 Melrose Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$929,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$979,000

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$999,900

418 E Schiller St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,089,900

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,099,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

Chicago’s winter market already heating up

by Thomas Makinney


Although outdoor temperatures may be chilly, Chicago’s real estate is feeling toasty warm.

The end of 2016 marked an upswing in Chicago’s real estate market, and all signs point to a continued rising path in 2017.

Chicago’s rising numbers bodes well for Elmhurst sellers in 2017, since most new buyers in Elmhurst move from Chicago to the suburbs

The other good news for sellers is that inventory of homes has remained low, and when buyers have fewer options, they tend to be willing to pay more.

In Chicago, 33% more homes went under contract in December of 2016 than they did in a comparable period in 2015, according to the Chicago Association of Realtors.

Data compiled by Crain’s showed that Chicago’s six-county surrounding area also saw a rise in homes under contract. December 2016 saw a 17% uptick from December 2016.

November 2016 was a similarly strong month, with double-digit increases in both the number of homes sold and the median sale price, for both city and suburban sales.

Experts point to rising interest rates for a 30-year mortgage, which make buyers feel a sense of urgency. Research also indicates that consumers are feeling an increased confidence since the November election. Zillow reported that interest rates in Illinois for a 30-year mortgage rose more than half a percentage point from 3.57 before the election to 4.12 in the last week of December.

Although a half-point change doesn’t represent a huge increase in monthly payments, any time rates start rising, buyers like to lock in before they get too much higher. This is particularly true now when combined with the uncertainty of the months ahead.

Another speculation as to the recent upswing in Chicago’s market is that buyers may have been distracted by the Cubs playing in the World Series run and the intense presidential election.

Whatever the reason, buyers appear to be ready to end the long recovery process. And with low inventories of homes for sale in Elmhurst and strong demand from Chicago buyers, poised to purchase in the suburbs, this spring 2017 market should be great for Elmhurst home sellers!

If you’re ready to make the plunge, either selling or buying, call us today! We’re happy to guide you through all the steps and make your dreams a reality. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst among safest suburbs in the nation

by Thomas Makinney

For most Elmhurst residents, crime probably isn’t at the top of their worries. And rightly so: A nationwide study ranked Elmhurst in the top 100 safest suburbs in the country.  Not too bad.

The NeighborhoodScout study analyzed the rate of property and violent crime per 1,000 residents. Elmhurst ranked 82nd safest suburb in the nation with a crime index of 66 and 10.88 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. The Crime Index here denotes the percent of communities nationwide that the area is safe than, with a higher index implying a safer area.

The Chicago area has reason to be proud: Seventeen suburbs ranked in the Top 100 nationwide, and in the top ten, two are in our area (Lake in the Hills and Bartlett.)

Elmhurst ranked higher than Northbrook, Carol Stream, Oak Forest, and New Lenox in Illinois suburbs.

Elmhurst takes its safety very seriously with a top-notch law enforcement team and strong community watch. If you want to learn more about ways that our community makes this happen, contact us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 14-15

by Thomas Makinney

Complete list of Open Houses in Elmhurst


Come visit us on Sunday, 1:00-3:00

874 S. Chatham Ave., Elmhurst

197 W Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$340,000

261 S Boyd Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$340,900

312 E Van Buren St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$350,000

890 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$395,000

166 E Lake St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$399,900

580 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

11:00AM - 2:00 PM

$416,900

274 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$425,000

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$494,900

129 N Pine St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$539,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/14/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$639,900

460 W Third St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$724,900

685 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

771 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$795,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$979,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$989,900

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$999,900

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/14/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/14/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/14/2017

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,119,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

610 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/15/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,225,000

Ready to consign? Ready to donate? Ready to buy?

by Thomas Makinney

With the holidays behind us and the kids finally back at school, it’s a great time to make some New Year’s Resolutions for your home.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff? Hoping to get your house on the market soon and need to declutter? Or are you hoping to spruce up your house a little bit and fill in some gaps?

We’ve found some great places for you to donate or sell your items, as well as places to buy everything from couches to lamps to new windows.

Before you clean out, decide whether you want to donate or sell your items. A thrift store accepts donations of items – you don’t receive money but you do get a tax write-off. A consignment store sells the items for you: Once an item has sold, they take a percentage and pay the rest to you. If you decide to consign, be sure to check how the store determines percentage, how they determine the lowest price, and what happens if the item doesn’t sell.

Thrift stores generally have lower prices while consignment stores generally have higher quality. But not always. There are treasures and bargains at both places just as there are benefits and drawbacks to donating or consigning.

That said, here are some options for great resale stores in our area, followed by furniture consignment stores.

 

Resale stores:

Re-Store

869 S. Rohlwing Road
Addison

(630) 517-2080

dupagerestore.com

The retail store features furniture, lighting, and appliances, as well as building materials such as cabinets, flooring, doors, paint, lumber, sinks, toilets, and windows and screens.

You can also donate furniture (non-upholstered), appliances, and building materials. They also accept new building materials, as well as cars, trucks, trailers or boats.

All proceeds benefit the DuPage Habitat for Humanity, which helps build homes for limited-income, working families.

 

Pink Elephant Resale

121 W 1st St
Elmhurst

(630) 834-7379

Located in downtown Elmhurst, the store sells and accepts donations and features furniture, kitchen items, clothing and accessories, books, and paintings.

All proceeds benefit the Edward-Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.

 

Community Shop

23 W Calendar Ave
La Grange

(708) 354-3803

http://www.communitynurse.org/shops/thecommunityshop/

The Community Shop accepts and sells furniture, home décor, housewares, collectables, and seasonal merchandise.

Proceeds benefit Community Nurse, a health center for lower-income individuals and families in the western suburbs.

 

Brown Elephant Resale Shop

217 Harrison St.
Oak Park

(708) 445-0612

http://howardbrown.org/wp/brown-elephant/donate/

Brown Elephant accepts and sells antiques, art, lamps, housewares, upholstered furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, books electronics, as well as clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry.

Benefits Howard Brown Health, an agency that provides healthcare resources and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

 

 

Sharing Connections – donations only

5111 Chase Ave.
Downers Grove

(630) 971-0565

www.sharingconnections.com

Sharing Connections accepts gently used cribs, mattresses, box spring sets, dressers, table and chair sets, sofas and loveseats.

They then provide furniture and household items to local families who are referred through domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, and veteran and teen parent programs.

 

And of course, don’t forget the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and St. Vincent DePaul thrift stores for other great finds. These thrift stores accept almost all donations (check locations for their policy on upholstered furniture.)

 

Consignment stores:

The Courtyard

63 Village Place
Hinsdale

(630) 323-1135

shopthecourtyard.com

High end furniture and home accessory store, which accepts donations or consignments.  Located in downtown Hinsdale, the store sells fine furniture, artwork, lamps and chandeliers, quality rugs, china, crystal and silver, jewelry, and home accessories. The Courtyard is staffed by volunteers and all proceeds benefit the Wellness House, which provides individuals and families information and resources after a cancer diagnosis.

 

Divine Consign

809 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park

(708) 386-3366

www.divineconsign.com

A high-end furniture consignment store. They accept and sell sofas, sectionals, loveseats, chairs, dining room furniture, dressers, beds, sofa tables, consoles, mirrors, wall art, floor and table lamps, and home décor.

They offer pickup and delivery serves for a small fee, and customers can combine pickup with delivery of furniture purchased at Divine Consign.

Their sister store, Trends, also in Oak Park, sells consigned clothing.

 

My Favorite Things Upscale Resale

136 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 963-5518

Formerly located in Hinsdale, My Favorite Things sells home décor and decorative furnishings alongside women’s clothing and accessories. Clothing consignments are done seasonally, while home furnishings and furniture are accepted year-round.

 

Slipcover Plus Upholstery and Consignment

451 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 386-9398

http://slipcoverplus.com/

Slipcover Plus has a 2,000 sq. ft. showroom of new and consigned furniture, including bedroom sets, dining room furniture, sofas, loveseats, chairs, lamps, desks, and cabinets. They also have an extensive slipcover, re-upholstery, and furniture restoration business. 

 

And for something fun:

Jackson Square Antique Mall
112 E Burlington Ave
La Grange

www.jacksonsquaremall.com

(224) 388-9152

An antique emporium with more than fifty dealers selling We home decor and furnishings, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and clothing.

 

York HS Reaches Pinnacle of AP Success

by Thomas Makinney

 
York High School and District 205 received excellent news from the College Board’s Advanced Placement program.
 
District 205 was recently named to the College Board’s 7th annual AP District Honor Roll. In 2017, only 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada achieved the distinction and only 21 in Illinois.
 
This is the fourth time D205 has made the list (also in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016).
 
Additionally 33 York High School students and recent graduates earned National AP Scholar status based on exceptional achievement in last May’s AP Exams. An additional 163 were honored as an AP Scholar with Distinction, while another 52 were honored as an AP Scholar with Honors. In addition, 112 were named AP Scholars. A total of 327 Scholars earned an average score of 4.09 (out of a possible 5.0) on a total of 1,928 exams.

Those qualifying for the National AP Scholar award earned an average score of 4 or higher on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams.
 
In order to make the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll, districts must both increase access to AP courses for a broader number of students while also maintaining or improving the rate at which AP students earn scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
 
York saw an increase in students from 727 in 2014 to 832 in 2016.
 
Advanced Placement courses give high school students the opportunity to study at the college level and earn college credit while still in high school. More than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide recognize AP scores, and a score of 3 or higher earns students college credit or advanced standing or both.
 
Additionally, AP courses signal to college admission officers that students have attempted a rigorous curriculum, and thus are capable of managing a heavy college workload as well.
 
District 205 and York High School regularly receive high marks and national recognition, and people repeatedly cite our excellent schools as a reason why they chose to move to Elmhurst. To learn more about our school system and the many benefits of living here, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.gmregroup.com.
 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 7-8

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at our two open houses this Sunday!


874 S. Chatham Ave., Elmhurst

 Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


651 S. Edgewood Ave.,

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$264,500

500 W Alma St

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-4:00 PM

$285,000

312 E  Van Buren St

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$350,000

992 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

12:00-2:00 PM

$365,000

651 S. Edgewood Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$450,000

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,900

372 W Hillside Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$874,900

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

2:00-4:00 PM

$979,000

340 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,018,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/07/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/07/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/07/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

01/08/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,235,000

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