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Elmhurst Open Houses for February 27-28

by Thomas Makinney

224 N Addison Ave                 

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$650,000

257 W First St   

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$699,000

251 W First St   

Elmhurst      

02/28/2016

02:00 - 4:00 PM   

$699,000

 

255 S West Ave

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$65,999

 

362 W Evergreen Ln               

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM                     

$277,750

 

260 W Eggleston Ave             

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$299,900

 

895 S Hillside Ave                  

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$344,900

 

417 W Alexander Blvd            

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM                   

$374,900

 

215 E Cayuga Ave                  

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$399,000

 

166 E Jackson St                    

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$410,000

 

380 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$463,900

 

149 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$524,900

 

227 N Berteau Ave                 

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM    

$545,000

 

440 S Fair Ave  

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$674,900

 

440 S Fair Ave  

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$674,900

 

317 S Lawndale Ave               

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM   

$699,999

 

575 S Fern Ave 

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM     

$740,000

 

380 N Kenilworth Ave             

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$935,000

 

923 S Cambridge Ave             

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$959,000

 

165 S Grace Ave                     

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$959,900

 

168 Joanne Way                     

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                   

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way                     

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                   

$1,109,000

 

145 Joanne Way                     

Elmhurst      

2/28/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                   

$1,225,000

 

160 Joanne Way                     

Elmhurst      

02/28/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                   

$1,975,000

 

Elmhurst Ranks in Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S.

by Thomas Makinney

If you think Elmhurst offers a safe respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby towns, you’re not alone. Elmhurst was just ranked in the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. 2016 by NeighborhoodScout.com. Coming in at number 87, Elmhurst joins Lake in the Hills (# 6), Wheaton (# 21), Glenview (#37) and Northbrook (#74).

Data used to determine rankings includes crime rates and population of each city, and the study looked only at cities with populations over 25,000.  Analysis includes crime reported by all law enforcement, including local police, county sheriff and campus police.

Other benefits that gave Elmhurst its high ranking include an excellent school system, college-educated residents and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties.

The study also took into consideration home prices in Elmhurst, where real estate consistently ranks among the most expensive in Illinois.

Nationwide, Ridgefield, Conn. ranked highest for safety, and East St. Louis, Ill. was ranked most dangerous.

For more information on what makes Elmhurst such a safe place to live and raise a family, visit www.gmregroup.com or call us at (630) 441-5570.

Exciting building developments in Elmhurst!

by Thomas Makinney
Change it is a’coming all over Elmhurst. It’s hard not to miss the activity as empty storefronts and vacant lots make way for new retail, restaurants, and living space.
 
A variety of retail spaces are going up on York St., in the former Plass Furniture and Appliance Building; on Hahn Street, which will mix residential and retail; and on Spring Road, in the former Moreci Building, former home of Tree Town Reproduction.
 
A new restaurant, Elmhurst Craft Kitchen and Bar, is set to open across from the York Theatre in the site formerly occupied by Cocomero Yogurt.
 
The I-290 overpass should be getting a facelift, befitting the entrance to our city. Nearby, the long-vacant Stevens Steak House will finally make way for a Thorntons Gas Station. And a 45,000 sq. ft. LA Fitness is set to open at the site of the old Mayan Adventure WaterPark.
 
Other buildings set for demolition or already fallen include the U.S. Bank building, corner of Addison and First, which will become mixed residential and retail; the former Marathon gas station at York and Robert Palmer Underpass, which will make way for Lakeside Bank; and 100 N. York retail spaces, corner of York and First, which are being demolished for fresh, updated retail spaces.
 
Want to find out about these and more developments? Come out on Thursday night, Feb. 25 to the City Hall Council Chambers for a public hearing on the proposed Downtown Plan. Visit www.elmhurst.org for more information on that meeting.
 
 
And for more information on everything and anything Elmhurst, feel free to contact us via our website,www.gmregroup.com, or by calling (630) 441-5570.  

Elmhurst Open House List for February 20-21

by Thomas Makinney


425 E Crescent Ave                

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$939,000

 

255 S West Ave 

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$65,999

 

915 N York Rd   

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$139,000

 

406 W Avery St  

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$269,000

 

15W655 Lexington St            

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$295,000

 

111 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM                 

$335,000

 

417 W Alexander Blvd           

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$374,900

 

584 S Bryan St  

Elmhurst     

02/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$445,000

 

376 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM    

$465,900

 

227 N Berteau Ave                 

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM    

$545,000

 

149 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016
1:00 - 3:00 PM
    

$549,900

 

300 E Adelia St  

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

 

23 Windsor Dr   

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$629,900

 

499 S Hampshire Ave            

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM                 

$643,900

 

232 N Addison Ave                

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 PM      3:00 PM                

$645,000

 

801 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$659,900

 

318 S Fair Ave   

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$684,999

 

681 W Mary Ct   

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM                  

$724,900

 

490 S Prairie Ave                   

Elmhurst     

2/21/2016

01:00 - 3:00 PM   

$1,250,000

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 13-14

by Thomas Makinney

160 Joanne Way  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM  

$1,975,000

 

899 S York St

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM       

$289,000

 

537 N  Walnut St

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$295,000

 

614 S Parkside Ave                  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-2:00 PM  

$359,900

 

197 W Butterfield Rd               

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   

$388,900

 

521 N Walnut St 

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   

$399,000

 

517 S Fair Ave     

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   

$535,000

 

170 W McKinley Ave                 

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   

$559,000

 

634 S Edgewood Ave                

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   

$559,900

 

440 S Fair Ave     

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

$679,900

 

317 S Lawndale Ave                 

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

12:00-3:00 PM       

$729,000

 

470 S Washington St               

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-1:00 PM  

$759,900

 

775 S Chatham Ave                  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$799,900

 

467 N Evergreen Ave                

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$869,900

 

619 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$929,900

 

440 S Parkside Ave                  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$939,000

 

168 Joanne Way  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-4:00 PM

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM  

$1,109,000

 

145 Joanne Way  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM  

$1,225,000

 

280 S Prospect Ave                  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,225,000

 

239 E South St    

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

2:00-4:00 PM

$1,369,990

 

160 Joanne Way  

Elmhurst       

Sunday, 2/14/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM  

$1,975,000

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for February 6-7

by Thomas Makinney

145 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

Sunday 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both days)           

$1,225,000

915 N York Rd    

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

1-3 PM                

$144,000

 

111 N Larch Ave 

Elmhurst              

Sunday 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM     

$335,000

 

614 S Parkside Ave    

Elmhurst              

Sunday 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM     

$359,900

 

149 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst              

Sunday 2/07/2016

1:00 – 3:00 PM     

$549,900

 

232 N Addison Ave    

Elmhurst              

Sunday 2/07/2016

1:00 – 3:00          

$645,000

 

380 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst              

Sunday 2/07/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM      

$935,000

 

168 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

Sunday, 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both days)  

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

Sunday 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both days)           

$1,109,000

 

490 S Prairie Ave

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

1:00 – 3:00 PM     

$1,250,000

 

160 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst              

Saturday 2/06/2016

Sunday 2/07/2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (both days)           

$1,975,000

 

Gracik Makinney in Top 10 Realtors of DuPage County!

by Thomas Makinney

Gracik Makinney continues to rack up the recognition. Chicago Agent Magazine recently published its DuPage County Top 20 Agents of 2015, and we are thrilled to come in at #7! Our team of Tom Makinney, Maria Gracik, Marie McCall, and assistant Krista Waski sold more homes per agent than any other team in Elmhurst.

In 2015 our group listed more than 50 properties, and sold more than 40, for a total volume of over $45 million. 

We’re proud of our strong teamwork that works relentlessly to help clients sell or purchase their homes. We combine both our expertise and our resources to help buyers and sellers have a smooth and painless transaction. And our commitment to excellent customer service is evident by all the listings and purchases that we see to completion.

We know that buying and selling your home is one of the biggest decisions of your life and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com and find out why we’re such a winning team! 

York High School Named Among the Best in Illinois

by Thomas Makinney

York High School ranks in the Top 15 Best Public High Schools in Illinois 2016, beating out neighboring schools such as Naperville Central, Glenbard West, Oak Park River Forest, Lyons Township, and Downers North.

Results were tallied by Niche, a research site that blends millions of community reviews; student, parent, and expert insight; and hard data. Rankings take into account factors such as strength of academics, quality of teachers, student resources, and quality of student life. Also included are state test scores, graduation rates, and SAT/ACT scores.

Niche.com was founded in 2002 at Carnegie Mellon University and provides students, families, and professionals the content and information they need to make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process.

For results, visit https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/s/illinois.

For more information about York High School and the city of Elmhurst, please call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.MariaandTom.com. We’re your experts on everything Elmhurst! 

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