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Koenig & Strey Real Living recently awarded the Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group their highest award for sales achievement in 2010. Gracik Makinney Group is proud to be recognized with the 2010 Platinum Production Award. The tireless efforts of our group are only as rich as the un-ending support we have received from our immediate families who deserve as much credit as us. In addition, we want to thank our friends and colleagues for their support and assistance. And to our great clients both past and present, we will continue to strive to provide the highest level of seller and buyer representation in Elmhurst and DuPage County. Finally, we thank Koenig & Strey for recognizing us with the highest award of the Platinum Production Award. We at Gracik Makinney Group strive to meet and beat last year’s performance in 2011.

Koenig & Strey Platinum Production Award Awarded to Gracik Makinney of Elmhurst, IL

Forbes posted an article calling Chicago the 7th Most Miserable city in America based on:

“the strength of its long commutes (30.7 minutes on average--eighth-worst in the U.S.) and high sales tax (9.75%---tied for the highest). The Windy City also ranks in the bottom quartile on weather, crime, foreclosures and home price trends.”

Elmhurst residents hope they are not lumped into that ranking seeing as Elmhurst enjoys lower tax rates than Chicago, much lower crime rates, and steady home price trends.

By simply looking at the featured Elmhurst homes from Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group, you can quickly see Elmhurst has another advantage to Chicago, you get more home for your dollar. Add in the lower population numbers, access to parks and recreation, and the small town charm that Chicago cannot offer, and you can see why Elmhurst will never find it’s way onto the Most Miserable list.

The Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group was caught in the blizzard of 2011. Not only did the snow pound Chicago, it wreaked havoc in Elmhurst, also. Our office was closed down, a few of us lost power, and everyone here has logged some major hours shoveling snow.

If you were buried in the snow and found yourself digging out, did the thought cross your mind that maybe, just maybe, you should move into a condo or townhome in Elmhurst? Can’t say we blame you. Owning a home is wonderful, but some people prefer the lower maintenance of a condo.

Elmhurst has multiple condo and townhome locations which are close to the Metra, near shops and stores, and within walking distance of paths and trails. Elmhurst townhomes offer certain perks like building management which plows and shovels the parking lot/garage and handles maintenance. Some condos and townhomes in Elmhurst offer covered parking to fend off the blizzard-like weather and units in higher floors to avoid the blowing snow and snow drifts which may pile up.

If you are thinking about buying a condo or townhome in Elmhurst and the blizzard is prompting you to do more than just think about it, the Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group’s agents are the perfect buying resource to help you find the condo or townhome of your dreams. Contact us today are take a look at our Elmhurst condo listings.


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