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Elmhurst Adventurer Princesses Holiday Fundraiser

by Thomas Makinney

The holidays will be a little brighter for the recipients of the Elmhurst Food Pantry this year, thanks to Elmhurst’s Adventure Princess program.  The YMCA-sponsored club for father-daughter duo’s hosted their Annual Holiday Party with more than 150 Elmhurst dads and their princesses in attendance.  The fundraiser was greatly successful, with 90 toys, 6 boxed food goods, and $45 in cash donations to Toys for Tots and the Elmhurst Food Pantry.  


 The organization’s mission to make spirits bright doesn’t stop there, with a “Santa Visits” Program along with the Elmhurst Jaycee’s to deliver in-home one on one Santa visits! 

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There are lots of great ways to give back to the Elmhurst community, especially during the holidays! Don’t forget to check our website for the latest Elmhurst happenings, new listings, and more.

If you or someone you know is looking for info on Elmhurst real estate, we are always here to help, just give us a call at 630-441-5570 or drop us a line through the website!

Elmhurst Open Houses for December 21st

by Thomas Makinney

Here are your Open Houses for the weekend!

893 S Poplar
Elmhurst, IL 
12/21/2014   1:00 PM
$314,900

742 S Fairfield
Elmhurst, IL 
12/21/2014  12:00 PM
$889,000


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for December 14

by Thomas Makinney

Here is the weekly list of Open Houses in Elmhurst:

 

750 S Kearsage
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $449,900

 

161 W Jackson
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $499,000

 

112 N Myrtle
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  12:00 PM

Asking Price: $650,000

 

845 S Prospect
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  12:00 PM

Asking Price: $665,000

 

742 S Fairfield
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  12:00 PM

Asking Price: $889,000

 

604 S Bryan
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $974,900

 

224 E South
Elmhurst, IL

12/14/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $1,350,000

 

Real Estate in the Real World: Appraisals Matter

by Thomas Makinney

If you’re a first time home buyer or seller, you may have questions about some of the steps along the way.  We’re here to help, and this week in our Real Estate in the Real World series we’d like to shed light on the appraisal process.

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When a buyer’s offer is accepted and the application for their loan is pending, one of the approval factors is the appraisal of the home.  As brokers on the listing side, we are always present for the appraisal.  We will note the amenities and features that distinguish the home, and with the appraiser’s permission we will review and discuss the comparable properties in the area both sold and under contract.  
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Without the justification of the purchase price, the loan will not be approved, and the transaction could end there.

 At the Gracik Makinney Group, we work actively and diligently to ensure that every part of the process is as smooth and successful as possible.

When buying or selling a home, it is of highest importance to enlist the help of a qualified professional who will do what it takes to complete the best possible transaction.  If you or someone you know are interested in buying or selling, The Gracik Makinney Group is happy to be a valuable resource in Elmhurst real estate.  Give us a call at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for December 6th & 7th

by Thomas Makinney

Join us at 621 S Fern Ave or 603 Saylor Ave this weekend!

 

 

621 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  2:00 PM

Asking Price: $790,000

 

 

603 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  2:00 PM

Asking Price: $949,000

 

 

117 E North Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $251,900

 

244 S Pick Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  12:00 PM

Asking Price: $268,900

 

757 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $369,000

 

370 N Oakland Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $369,900

 

112 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/06/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $650,000

 

304 E Third Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $839,000

 

284 E Third Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $889,000

 

324 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $945,000

 

300 E Third Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $949,000

 

224 E South Ave

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  11:00 AM

Asking Price: $1,350,000

 

300 E Marion St

Elmhurst, IL

12/07/2014  1:00 PM

Asking Price: $1,645,000

Elmhurst's York High School Boosts Sustainable Energy Efforts

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst’s York High School can now add sustainability efforts to their stellar list of standout accomplishments.  The school’s own ECO Club joined forces with a non-profit educational organization by the name of Earth, Wind, and Solar Energy to install solar panels on the top of the school’s aquatic building.

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Funded mostly from a grant by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation in part with a contribution from the York ECO Club, the solar panels energy generation can be viewed online by anyone, and the data will be used for research by the school’s environmental classes and ECO Club.

The installation of the solar panels and the data the club is able to generate from them will give the students a leg up in an annual competition held in April where teams build models of LEED Certified buildings.
 

Their green efforts will not go unnoticed, and District 205 is ahead of the curve, as many municipalities are beginning to require certain sustainability and eco friendly elements to new structures.
 

To learn more about District 205 and the local Elmhurst schools before you make your next move, contact an area expert at The Gracik Makinney Group at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.gmregroup.com for local news and listings.


 

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