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Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 2-3

by Thomas Makinney


608 W Babcock Ave, Elmhurst

608 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$299,900

160 E Crescent Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

11:00AM-2:00 PM

$325,000

473 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$348,900

473 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$348,900

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$370,000

331 N Shady Ln

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$729,900

365 N River Glen Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$729,900

462 N Ida Ln

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$864,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$899,900

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

Elmhurst and Lombard Open House List for Jan. 26-27

by Thomas Makinney


196 E St. Charles, Elmhurst


168 S Craig Place, Lombard


478 S Holly Ave, Elmhurst

150 E Grand Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$169,900

273 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$300,000

908 S Hillside Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$325,000

15W030 Lexington St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$355,000

956 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$385,000

516 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

01/26/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$399,000

606 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,000

947 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,900

940 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$415,000

168 S Craig Place

Lombard

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$423,900

200 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$479,000

779 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$519,000

196 E St. Charles Rd

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$525,000

246 N Caroline Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$560,000

206 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

206 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

478 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$650,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$674,700

617 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$729,000

158 E Hale St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$824,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

189 E May St

Elmhurst

01/26/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

221 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

587 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$979,900

414 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,075,000

142 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,000

135 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,299,900

Consider “Renovation Light” for a Faster-Selling Home

by Thomas Makinney

Most people know that when putting your house on the market, decluttering and a fresh coat of paint go a long way. And if your home has buckled linoleum and pink tile, you’re probably smart to consider a remodel. But there is a new trend on the market, halfway between staging a home and remodeling. Let’s call it “Renovation Light.”

If your home was remodeled in the last 15 years, renovation light might be something to consider. Those cherry cabinets that looked so great in 2010 aren’t necessarily what buyers are looking for anymore. Ditto for blond hardwood and the beige tumbled stone tile in the bathrooms.

This is where a renovation light comes in—rather than gutting your kitchen, you could paint the cabinets a trendy gray, refinish the floors in a gray neutral tone, and replace the track lighting with modern pendant lights. 

Replacing outdated backsplashes or shower tile can also make a big difference to updating a look. Other easy fixes are replacing built-in light fixtures and cabinet hardware. The look today is more minimalist and streamlined than it was 10 years ago, and the colors have switched from beige undertones to decidedly gray ones.

In the past few years, many agents have noted that homes with semi-dated finishes are taking longer to sell. These homes aren’t fixer-upper homes at bargain prices that require sweat equity, but they’re not quite what buyers are looking for in a certain price point. In fact, few buyers today are looking to put much work into a new house, preferring a home that is move-in ready. This is particularly true of younger buyers, but older generations are also tired of serious renovations and want to move in and move on. 

Some trends that date your home: Tuscan-style kitchens, travertine tile, pickled or glazed cabinets, brass or brushed nickel finishes, and even granite countertops (instead consider marble, soapstone, Corian, quartz, recycled glass or even concrete).

A good realtor will be able to tell you some easy fixes to bring your home into the 21st century and get it sold quickly. Here at Gracik-Makinney, we offer tips to all our sellers on ways to declutter and stage your home. But if you’re eyeing light maple cabinets and tumbled marble tile, you might want to consider a “renovation light.”

To find out more about what helps a home sell in your price point, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Continues to Attract New Developments, Retailers

by Thomas Makinney


The booming real estate trend in Elmhurst is showing no signs of slowing down, and that is partly due to the vibrant and bustling downtown, which is seeing a virtual renaissance of multi-resident units close to the action.

Mayor Steve Morley made his annual State of the City address recently and addressed the number of residential units that are popping up in the downtown area as well as the planned replacement of the Metra train station.

The downtown will see three large development projects in the next two years—a six-story high-end apartment complex at Addison and First Streets, a luxury apartment complex at Addison and Second Streets, and a 23-unit condo development at the long-vacant site at Cottage Hill and Park Avenues.

Morley was quick to point out that the city has been working with consultants to ensure that the growth isn’t too fast or large for the city’s infrastructure to handle. Experts believe that the city can actually accommodate double the amount of what is being built. Given the two-year timeframe for the three large developments, the city is confident that the absorption will be more gradual than it might appear.

The developments are likely to appeal to young professionals who commute to Chicago and retirees/empty nesters who want to downsize but stay in Elmhurst.

In other good news for the city’s real estate, the building department issued 97 new home permits in 2018, which is four times more than last year, and more than 3,000 overall permits.

Morley also announced that Metra station has obtained $16.4 million for improvements, and he said he was confident they would reach the $18 million mark. The train station is the busiest stop on the Union Pacific West Line, however, having been built in the 1960s, it has become outdated in terms of services it can offer. It also has accessibility issues, a crumbling infrastructure, and heavy congestion in the drop-off lanes.

Here at Gracik-Makinney, we’re thrilled to see the market continue to boom with people who recognize what we’ve always known: Elmhurst truly has something for everyone. It’s the best of big city living in a small town. Reach out to us to find out more. Call (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.

 

 

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan 19-20

by Thomas Makinney


608 W Babcock Ave, Elmhurst


112 S Grantley Ave, Elmhurst

 

319 E Butterfield  Rd, Elmhurst


815 S Cambridge Ave, Elmhurst


478 S Holly Ave, Elmhurst

604 N Indiana St

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$274,000

608 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$299,900

207 N West Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$350,000

15W030 Lexington St

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$358,000

963 Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$409,500

749 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$499,000

779 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$519,000

319 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$535,000

379 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$598,900

478 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$650,000

112 S Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$670,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$674,800

365 N River Glen Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$729,900

617 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$737,000

408 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$759,900

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

1/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$799,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

221 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

142 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,000

135 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

01/20/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,299,900

 
 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan 12-13

by Thomas Makinney


608 W Babcock Ave, Elmhurst


369 E Yorkfield Ave, Elmhurst


194 S Grace Ave, Elmhurst


817 N Willow Rd, Elmhurst

585 S Bryan St, Elmhurst

150 E Grand #309

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$174,900

608 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$299,900

273 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$300,000

3N555 Wilson St

Elmhurst

01/12/2019

11:00AM-3:00 PM

$314,900

802 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$339,999

473 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$349,000

209 E North Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$349,900

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$370,000

223 Melrose Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$375,000

606 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,000

360 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$409,900

470 W Alma St

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

12:00-3:00 PM

$422,500

375 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$424,900

440 E Adams St

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

12:00-3:00 PM

$525,000

369 E Yorkfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$535,000

246 N Caroline Ave

Elmhurst

01/12/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$560,000

581 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/12/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

118 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$659,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

12:00-3:00 PM

$674,800

194 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$735,000

817 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$750,000

585 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$750,000

916 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$835,000

221 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

414 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst

01/13/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,000

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 5-6

by Thomas Makinney


319 E Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst


478 S Holly Ave, Elmhurst

112 E Grantley Ave, Elmhurst  


815 S Cambridge, Elmhurst

841 N York St

Elmhurst

01/05/2019

3:00-5:00 PM

$118,000

451 W Elm Park Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$364,900

223 Melrose Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$375,000

833 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$464,000

749 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$499,000

319 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$560,000

581 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

478 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$650,000

112 E Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$670,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$674,900

502 N Van Auken St

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$728,900

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$799,900

237 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

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