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Here are the sales in Western Springs reported through the MLS service. I have been a realtor for the past 30 years and live in WS. I work the western suburbs and would love to meet you!

Friday, August 28, 2009

5715 Woodland in Ridgewood of Western Springs


1960 Ranch on 82 x 140 lot. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with recently refinished hardwood floors. Listed for $389,900 and lowered to $349,850 with a sale price of $322,500. On the market for 342 days.
Linda Hanley Kelly, reporting the sales as they come through the MLS. Call me with all your real estate needs. I would love to meet you-708-334-5356!

3932 Central in Old Town of Western Springs


Charming home on great block in Old Town. On the market for 396 days with a starting price of $589,000 and eventually lowered to $569,900-did not sell during that time period. Put back on the market for $579,000 and lowered to $479,000. Sold after 379 days this time. Closed on August 28, 2009 for $452,000. Another example of our current market. Charming homes in good locations used to sell for more than anyone would guess. Now, it is long market times and lower prices unless you start at the right price to begin with. Home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.
When you are ready to list call me to give you my opinion of the current list price for your home. Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356, Charles Rutenberg Realty

1104 Longmeadow in Ridgewood of Western Springs


More of what is happening today....Short sale. Last year on the market for 328 days. Listed at $595,000, lowered to $579,000. Listed in June for $455,000 and closed on August 27th for $405,000. 4 bedroom, 2 bath.
Call me to discuss your options when listing. Linda Hanley Kelly,local agent for the past 32 years.

5226 Harvey Avenue in Springdale of Western Springs

Bank Owned....


Ok, here we have one that is more a sign of the times. FHA financing, foreclosure-listed for 409,000-lowered to 399,900 and closed on August 27th for $372,000.

Previously on the market for 800 days, originally listed for $594,900 and lowered to $524,900.

3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch in Springdale

Call me to buy or sell....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

3922 Clausen in Field Park of Western Springs




This home sold in 9 days! Listed for $583,000 and Sold for $595,000-just like the old days. Sits on an 80 x 132 lot. 3 br, 2 bath home.


Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356
Call me if you are thinking of moving.



Monday, August 24, 2009

5716 Woodland in Ridgewood of Western Springs


This home closed on August 21, 2009. Originally listed for $439,500 and reduced to $399,999 with a sale price of $375,000. Was on the market for 139 days. Home was vacant and hardwood floors had just been refinished. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath on a 75 x 135 lot.

For a free home appraisal call Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Saturday, August 22, 2009

4123 Clausen Western Springs

4123 Clausen Avenue, Western Springs

Listed for $650,000 and sold for $620,000. On the market for 72 days. Lot 60 x 131, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, updated. Closed on August 21st, 2009.

4464 Gilbert Avenue, Western Springs


This home sold in November of 2005 for $295,500
Listed 6/2006 for $559,900 and taken off the market in January 2007 at the list price of $469,900. Back on in January for $434,900 and taken off the market 11/2007 at the list price of $395,500. Relisted in May of 2009 for $424,900, reduced to $399,900 and Closed on August 21st for $367,500.
If you are considering selling your home call me for a free consultation.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Thursday, August 20, 2009

4309 Western Avenue in Western Springs

4309 Western Avenue in Western Springs

Built in 1994 this home sits on a 50 x 200 foot lot. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths listed for $884,900 and sold for $835,000. Closed on August 20, 2009 and on the market for 26 days.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

4146 Western in Old Town of Western Springs

FDIC owned. This home was built in 2006 and closed on 11/4/2006 for $1,250,000. Listed this year for $499,900 and closed for $495,000. Home needed major work, had water damage and needed to be bought with cash or a community bank. Lot 50 x 200. On the market for 27 days.

Sold 5344 Fair Elms in Forest Hills, Western Springs

Built in 1958 this 2 bedroom, 2 bath sits on a 50 x 150 lot. Originally $369,900-reduced to $354,900 and sold for $335,000. Closed on 8/19/2009 . On the market for 90 days.

Friday, August 14, 2009

What got listed in Western Springs this week?

A first floor condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Ridgewood Oaks-just south of 55th and west of Wolf Road. Asking $208,000.

A 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome in Timber Trails. Timber Trails is located at the corner of Wolf and Plainfield. List price $589,000.

A 6 year old home on the 3900 block of Hampton. 5 BR, 5 1/2 bath for $850,000.

I would love to show you any of the homes listed by the MLS of Northern Illinois. Give me a call...Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sold-4713 Woodland, Western Springs


4713 Woodland Avenue in Forest Hills
Charming brick home on 50 x 187 lot in walk to train location. Listed originally for $810,000-lowered to $699,000. This home closed on August 12, 2009 for $660,000. On the market for 309 days!
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Number of closings in Western Springs in the last 3 months

I was looking over what is selling and who is selling it. In Western Springs there have been 34 closings in the past 3 months. I have been a local agent for over 30 years. Until recently I have worked at an office in the central business district of Western Springs. I was at Re/Max Properties for 5 years and Prudential American Homes for 16 years. I always believed it was important to be with a local office. 2 years ago I switched to Charles Rutenberg Realty and started working out of my home office.



When I pulled up all the sales for the past three months I was pleased to see that Charles Rutenberg Realty sold 2 out of the 34 sales and 3 out of 34 were sold by offices in WS. The rest were sold by a variety of agents coming from the city, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, LaGrange, the south suburbs, etc. Many were agency I never heard of. The change in rules by the MLS has created this dynamic. We are no longer limited to our area. We now belong to the MLS of Northern Illinois. We can show homes in all the suburbs. I personally sold a big home in Park Ridge this year, one in Cicero, a couple in WS and have listings in Downers Grove and Westmont plus one on Magnolia in Chicago. I am leaving my home now to list a nice condo in Lombard-let me know if you have anyone who might be interested in one over by Yorktown Center!



The one thing to remember when working with an agent is to pick one you feel you can work with. I am experienced, knowledgeable and listen to your needs.



Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Monday, August 10, 2009

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4130 Woodland Avenue



4130 Woodland Avenue Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths on 90 x 144 lot. Total Time on the market 303 days. Originally listed on 1/31/2008 for $849,000. Relisted for $799,000. Closed this month for $725,000.00.

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Sold 4555 Franklin Avenue in Ridge Acres of Western Springs


4555 Franklin Avenue in Ridge Acres This charming home was rehabbed in the past few years. Hardwood floors, fireplace, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, finished basement, detached 2 1/2 car garage on a 47 x 138. Brick patio, stainless steel appliances, credit was being offered on listing for $10,000 for new windows. Listed and sold in 6 days. Listed for $549,000 sold for $515,000.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just Listed in Ridgewood of Western Springs

This just came through the MLS this week. 5715 Crestview in Ridgewood. $599,900...drive-by and see if you like it. If so call me to see the inside. I would love to represent you as a buyer's agent. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Friday, August 7, 2009

5400 Lawn, Western Springs, Il


On the market for 183 days. This home was being sold with land value as one of the big pluses. Lot size 85 x 187. This home had sold on Sept. 4, 2008 for $462,500. Listed this time for $579,000 it closed for $525,000 on August 6, 2009.
Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356

4204 Gilbert Avenue, Western Springs


Sold in 6 days. This cute cape cod had 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath. Listed for $390,000 and closed for $382,000. Conventional financing, 60 x 131 lot, sold by agent outside town.
Call me to look at homes!

4361 Prospect Avenue Western Springs

Brick Ranch on 55 x 275 foot lot in Old Town. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath built in 1958. Listed for $399,900 and sold for $374,900. Conventional mortgage-sold in 23 days! Closed August 6, 2009.

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Two Flat for Sale in Western Springs

307 Burlington is up for sale for 399,900. Walk to train.

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

New Listing in Western Springs


Here is a new one that just came throught the MLS this morning. It was built in 1998 and is a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home in really nice condition for only $794,900. Looks like a great home for the price. Give me a call if you know anyone who would like to see it!
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356!

Monday, August 3, 2009

5212 Fair Elms, Western Springs


5212 Fair Elms in Forest Hills Originally listed for $499,900 and lowered to $425,000. Home sold for $425,000. When it got to $425,000 had multiple offers(I had the one that didn't work out). Home was sold by an out of town agent. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Home was nicely updated and landscaped. FHA financing. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356
On the market for 89 days!

5217 Lawn Avenue, Forest Hills of Western Springs


5217 Lawn Avenue in Forest Hills of Western Springs
Home was on the market for 153 days. Completely remodeled with new baths. This home had 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and was on a 50 x 187 lot. Listed originally for $549,900, lowered to $499,900 and sold for $475,000. Conventional financing.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty,708-334-5356

3923 Ellington in Field Park of Western Springs

3923 Ellington Avenue in Field Park of Western Springs



On the market for 42 days! Listed at $575,000/Sold for $547,500

Built in 1951 this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a family room addition. Conventional financing.

Linda Hanley Kelly, broker/realtor, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Homes that have been listed since July 1, 2009 in Western Springs

4628 Johnson listed on 7/8 for $275,000
1431 Willow listed on 7/9 for $329,000
1110 Park Lane listed on 7/17 Foreclosure $351,450
5444 Lawn listed on 7/24 $369,000
924 Lawn Circle listed on 7/30 Short Sale $379,900
5408 Fair Elms listed on 7/18 $385,900
5144 Fair Elms listed on 7/31 $389,000
1109 Crest Lane listed on 7/28$399,000
3902 Lawn listed on 7/6 $489,900, lowered to $469,000 on July 30th
4607 Harvey listed on 7/31 $474,900
4839 Wolf Road listed on 7/8 $499,900
1031 Longmeadow listed on 7/27 $599,000
4150 Grand listed on 7/17 $624,800
3829 Woodland listed 7/17 $625,000
4026 Lawn listed on 7/15 $644,000/contract on 7/22
1406 Sunset Terrace listed on 7/2 $699,900
4056 Hampton listed on 7/23 $775,000
4048 Clausen listed on 7/9 $1,399,000
4807 Central listed on 7/24 $1,525,000
4317 Woodland listed on August 3rd $2,300,000

To receive listings as they come on the market email me at linhankel@aol.com or call me at 708-334-5356. I am available to show you any of the homes that are currently on the market. Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356

Saturday, August 1, 2009

3828 Grove, Western Springs

1957 Brick ranch by Ogden Avenue has a lot 60 x 168, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a two car garage. Originally listed on April 22nd, 2006 for $454,900 it was relisted on May 29th, 2009 for $299,900 and closed on July 31, 2009 for $275,000. During the listing period there were two contracts that fell through. Not having been the listing agent I do not know why they did not go through. Ultimately it sold by an agent from out of town. The financing was FHA. The total market time was 1,151 days!

Work with an agent you can trust-call me today! Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356

4712 Wolf Road, Western Springs, Il


3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath on 50 x 187 lot. This home needed some TLC but is walk to town, train and schools. Originally listed for $319,900 and lowered to $229,900-home sold and closed on July 31, 2009 for $221,000. Financing was an FHA loan. Home was on the market for 339 days! Agent was from outside of WS- listed and sold this home.
Call me to start your real estate search....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356. Experienced agent for 30 years working and living in Western Springs.