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Terence Marable joins Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group

by Thomas Makinney

 

Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Terence Marable to our Elmhurst-based @Properties group. No newcomer to the real estate business, Terence literally grew up in the industry through his mother, a 30-year agent.

He brings a wealth of experience to his role as a realtor. He has worked extensively in sales and marketing as a pharmaceutical sales and medical device sales representative before transitioning into the financial services industry as a Certified Financial Planner. As a CFP he gained a reputation for his professionalism and diligence, while earning accolades from his clients for his attentiveness and attention to detail.

But it wasn’t until Terence himself became a real estate investor in early 2012 that he discovered not only his affinity but also his passion for the business. He has worked on both the buying and selling side of many residential real estate transactions, exposing him to many of the sides and nuances of the process.

Terence was raised in the south suburbs, and graduated from Marian Catholic High School before attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on a football scholarship. As a NCAA Division 1 student athlete, he learned the meaning of hard work, self-discipline and dedication, skills which he continues to bring to every business day.

He prides himself on being a great listener and recognizes that for most people buying a home will be the single largest purchase they will make. As such, he is committed to providing each of his clients with an exceptional experience.

Terence and his wife Julie have been married ten years and have three children, ages 6, 4 and 1. After 15 years of city living, they moved to the suburbs 3 ½ years ago and spend their free time playing with their kids, watching the latest movies, eating out, and enjoying a round of golf. 

Elmhurst Open House List for November 21-22

by Thomas Makinney

470 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$839,000


 

1308 N Hillside Ave               

Berkeley     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$240,000


255 S West Ave., #501          

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$65,999

 

764 N Kenilworth Ave            

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$250,000

 

167 N Richard Ave                 

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$312,000

 

975 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$449,900

 

463 S Mitchell Ave                

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$475,000

 

591 S Berkley Ave                  

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$479,000

 

771 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$599,000

 

723 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

12:00 - 2:00 PM   

$599,900

 

425 E Crescent Ave                

Elmhurst     

11/22/2015

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$939,000

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Nov. 15

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst Open House List for Nov. 15

470 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$839,000

 

200 N Addison Ave, #401               

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$279,900

 

662 S Hawthorne Ave            

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-4:00 PM      

$329,900

 

167 N Richard Ave

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$339,999

 

332 W Winthrop Ave             

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00-3:00 PM     

$425,000

 

363 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$449,900

 

369 E North Ave 

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$490,000

 

514 N Oaklawn Ave               

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

12:00-2:00 PM     

$499,000

 

458 N Elm Ave   

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

$500,000

 

455 W Dorchester Ave           

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00 PM-4:00 PM 

$549,900

 

317 S Lawndale Ave              

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

$729,000

 

470 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

1:00-3:00 PM      

$839,000

 

237 W Claremont St              

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

01:00 PM-3:00 PM

$849,000

 

172 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$969,000

 

129 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,109,000

 

145 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,225,000

 

280 S Prospect Ave               

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

01:00 PM-4:00 PM

$1,225,000

 

160 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

11/15/2015

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,975,000

 

 

 

 

2015 Real Estate Tax Assessments: Were you surprised?

by Thomas Makinney

York Township recently completed its 2015 real estate tax assessment and homeowners should have already received the results through mail. Many residents will see a significant increase in their property taxes, which although bad news, means that the market is getting stronger.
 
Every year the assessor’s office estimates the market value of more than 46,000 parcels of property with York Township. Each property is then assessed at one-third of market value. Prices are based on sales that have occurred in the previous three years, meaning that the assessments will always lag behind the marketplace. When property values and sales are decreasing, it takes a few years for those changes to be reflected in assessments. Similarly, when values and sales are rising (as we’ve been seeing for the past few years,) the positive growth takes a few years to catch up to assessments, which is why the increase often takes homeowners by surprise.
 
The good news is that the economy appears to be stabilizing and real estate values are continuing to rise after the market downturn.
 
If you wish to appeal your assessments, you have until November 30, 2015 to do so. For more information, visitwww.yorkassessor.com/York and www.dupageco.org/SOA/1486
 
Thinking of contesting your assessed value? We can provide comparables to help you review the market. We’re here for all your real estate questions about buying and selling. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Open House list for Nov. 8

by Thomas Makinney

OPEN HOUSES

SUNDAY, NOV. 8

 

 

593 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$465,000

 


 

 

255 S West Ave., #501          

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$65,999

 

764 N Kenilworth Ave            

Elmhurst     

2:00-4:00 PM      

$250,000

 

664 N Indiana St                   

Elmhurst     

12:00-2:00 PM     

$289,000

 

968 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst     

1:00 PM-3:00 PM 

$319,000

 

722 N Parker St 

Elmhurst     

1:00-4:00 PM      

$339,900

 

167 N Richard Ave                 

Elmhurst

1:00-3:00 PM      

$339,999

 

193 N Bonnie Brae Ave          

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM

$344,900

 

960 S Stratford Ave               

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$345,000

 

 

337 N Oak St     

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$475,000

 

463 S Mitchell Ave                

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$475,000

 

321 N Myrtle Ave                   

Elmhurst     

1:00-4:00 PM      

$489,000

 

369 E North Ave 

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$490,000

 

514 N Oaklawn Ave               

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$499,000

 

444 N Addison Ave                

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$559,000

 

349 S Arlington Ave              

Elmhurst     

1:00-4:00 PM      

$559,900

 

392 N Shady Ln 

Elmhurst     

12:00-3:00 PM     

$599,000

 

499 S Hampshire Ave            

Elmhurst     

10:30 AM-12:30 PM                  

$643,900

 

232 N Addison Ave., #232     

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$675,000

 

318 S Fair Ave   

Elmhurst     

1:00 PM-4:00 PM 

$689,900

 

157 S Arlington Ave              

Elmhurst     

1:00-4:00 PM      

$799,000

 

717 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst     

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

$1,000,000

 

300 E Marion St 

Elmhurst     

1:00-3:00 PM      

$1,595,000

 

 

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