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Though friends and family probably jump at the chance to visit the stunning Lake Tahoe home, Zari Mansouri may not get many fishing partners!

Film buffs may recognize the location of Ms. Mansouri’s award winning home as the site of the ill-fated fishing trip in The Godfather II, from which Fredo does not return. As iconic as the Godfather may be, that alone is not what won over nearly 90,000 votes from WSJ readers.

Currently on the market for $6.499 million, Ms. Mansouri’s 4,100 square foot condo has undergone $3.5 million in renovations in three years. The home owner opted to tear down walls, create a double-side fireplace, optimize the sound capabilities for entertaining, and of course, create the most breath-taking views from as many parts of the home as possible. Even a full glass shower allows you to take in the lakeside views from the master bedroom!

Originally the home of industrialist Henry Kaiser in the 1930’s, this 15 acre compound on the western shores of Lake Tahoe now known as ‘Fleur du Lac Estates’ is comprised of 22 units, including Mansouri’s rehabbed retreat.  The condo association offers security, concierge-like service, and access to the luxurious Boathouse and Yacht Club for special events or parties.

 

No strangers to CEO’s and big-wig executives, the average price of a Lake Tahoe home on the western shore is $1,577,538, with the highest price home listed at a whopping $10,500,000. 

While many people buy or rent residences here as a vacation home, Mansouri found herself traveling to the area so frequently that she purchased that home as her primary residence back in 2006. 

Although the CEO is relocating to be closer to her Laboratory Skin Care office in San Francisco, Zari has enjoyed the ski town lifestyle as well as the privacy and quiet side of the western shores.

 

 If Ms. Mansouri has inspired you to find your dream home right here in Elmhurst, visit us on the web at gmregroup.com for featured listings, open house schedules, and more. For more information, we can be reached at 630-441- 5570, or stop by our office at 130 W Park Avenue in Elmhurst.

 

 

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List For March 29 & 30

by Thomas Makinney

Here is the list of Open Houses for this weekend. Happy hunting!

.Address: 110 W Butterfield Rd

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Saturday, 3/29, 1:00 PM

Price: $142,000

 

Address:  501 W Avery St

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $225,000

 

Address: 209 S Pick Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Saturday, 3/29, 11:00 AM

Price: $229,900

 

Address: 726 N Eastland St

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $289,900

 

Address: 451 W Avery St

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $319,900

 

Address: 1020 S Mitchell Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $359,900

 

Address: 153 S Sunnyside Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $419,900

 

Address: 449 N Larch Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $449,900

 

Address: 1002 S Chatham Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $475,000

 

Address: 414 N Shady Ln

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $499,900

 

Address: 647 S Fern Ct

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 12:00 PM

Price: $529,000

 

 

Address: 142 N Caroline Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $650,000

 

Address: 481 W Second Ave

City: Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/30, 1:00 PM

Price: $989,500

 

 

A History of Home Values

by Thomas Makinney

Some say history repeats itself, and in the case of home values, the Shiller Index indicates a likely predictable future.   This analysis tracks the value of standard existing home sales, factoring out the effects of inflation.  The data they’ve prepared challenges the perception that home prices are on a continual upswing, and presents more consistent tendencies over the past 116 years.  Shiller acknowledges the drops and spikes, and attributes them to World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II, as well as the regional coastal bubbles and booms. They reach the conclusion that we have likely seen the “bottom out” around 2011, and maintain focus on the remarkable consistency in which levels return to their 1890 relative values. 

If you, or someone you know, are looking to evaluate your real estate investment options, feel free to contact us any at 540 South York St. in Elmhurst, or at (630) 567-5902, or visit us on the web at www.gmregroup.com!

Elmhurst Open House List for March 22nd & 23rd

by Thomas Makinney

Here is the list of Open Houses for this weekend. Stop by and see us at 784 S Spring Rd this Sunday at 2 pm! 

Address:  784 S Spring Rd

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 2 pm

Price:  $449,900

 

Address:  315 N Oak St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $389,900

 

Address:  230 N Larch Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $425,000

 

Address:  431 S Berkley Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $439,000

 

Address:  449 N Larch Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Saturday, 3/22, 1 pm

Price:  $449,900

 

Address:  449 N Larch Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $449,900

 

Address:  419 E Adams St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $635,000

 

Address:  132 Melrose Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $659,000

 

Address:  296 E Van Buren St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 12 pm

Price:  $659,900

 

Address:  862 S Hillside

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $699,900

 

Address:  636 W Lorraine Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $725,000

 

Address:  106 N Myrtle Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $839,000

 

Address:  610 S Colfax Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $849,000

 

Address:  106 N Myrtle

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $839,000

 

Address:  610 S Colfax

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $849,000

 

Address:  255 N Larch

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $859,900

 

Address:  167 Avon Rd

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 12 pm

Price:  $964,900

 

Address:  481 W Second Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $989,500

 

Address:  306 N Elm

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/23, 1 pm

Price:  $999,000

 

Elmhurst's York Theatre Introduces Tuesday Special

by Thomas Makinney

 Looking for an affordable way to bring more weekend fun to your weekdays?  Elmhurst’s York Theatre has joined the growing number of businesses to offer weekday incentives. Send high ticket prices to the cutting room floor, and take in any regular showing for just $5.00 every Tuesday! Upgrade to 3D films for just $2.00 more. Whether it’s a Pixar new release with the kids on a rainy afternoon, or date night with your loved one, you can save a little dough for dinner with the special rate, day or night. Pair that with the half-priced pizza Tuesday Special at Armand’s, and you’ve scored yourself a fun and affordable way to enjoy your week.

Current films available in both regular and 3D showings include Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Need for Speed. The next time you feel a case of the “Tired Tuesdays” coming on; treat yourself to a nice night out without breaking the bank, right here in downtown Elmhurst

Rated with a near-perfect “Yelp!” score of 4.5 stars and countless praises, the York Theatre offers a more intimate and classic theatre experience than commercial multiplexes. From the welcoming old-school marquee in front, to the polite ushers and clean interior, this Elmhurst staple never disappoints.

Businesses local to Elmhurst are always appreciative of your support, including us! If you or someone you know will be looking to buy or sell in the future, we at The Gracik Makinney Group always appreciate your business, as well as your referrals. Feel free to contact us at 630-441-5570, visit our website at gmregroup.com, or stop by and say hello at 130 W Park Ave in Elmhurst. 

Elmhurst Open House List March 15th and 16th

by Thomas Makinney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:  648 S Swain Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 2 pm

Price:  $899,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:  156 Walnut

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $725,000

 

Address:  746 Lombard St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 2 pm

Price:  $274,900

 

Address:  3N372 Willow Rd

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $375,000

 

Address:  814 S Prospect Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $435,000

 

Address:  449 N Larch Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $449,900

  

Address:  741 Parkside Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $475,000

 

Address:  294 N Larch Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $499,900

 

Address:  156 N Walnut St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 2 pm

Price:  $725,000

 

Address:  206 W Grandview

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $749,000

 

Address:  228 Geneva Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $849,777

 

Address:  481 W Second Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/16, 1 pm

Price:  $995,000

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for March 8th and 9th

by Thomas Makinney

Check out this list of Open Houses for the weekend. Your dream home may be in this list!

Address:  931 S Hillcrest Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $271,500

 

Address:  746 N Lombard St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $274,900

 

Address:  378 N Maple Ave  

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $327,000

 

Address:  153 S Sunnyside Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $425,000

 

Address:  814 S Prospect Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $450,000

 

Address:  142 N Caroline Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $650,000

  

Address:  636 W Lorraine Ave          

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $725,000

 

Address:  180 N Highland Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $814,900

 

Address:  587 S Hillcrest St

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $925,000

 

Address:  481 W Second Ave

City:  Elmhurst

Scheduled for:  Sunday, 3/9, 1 pm

Price:  $995,000

 

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