Friday, December 4, 2009

3837 Grand Avenue in Old Town of Western Springs

3837 Grand Avenue in Western Springs
On the market for 159 days! Built in 2005 this home has 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths with 3 fireplaces on a 50 x 135 lot. Originally listed for $1,470,000-lowered to $1,149,000 and sold for $1,050,000. Closed on December 4th, 2009. This home had many extras-sprinklers, 6th bedroom for nanny, outdoor fireplace and more. Call me for your real estate needs....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356


  1. Wow, a 30% drop in less than 6 months. Wonder if the listing agent priced it wrong or has the market in Western Springs fallen that much since June 2009? Taxes in 2007 were $17,500. Reasonable for a newish house worth $1,490,000?

    Not a good comp for high end sellers.

  2. Sold for 1,250,000 in 2005. What it sold for this year is today's normal. Supply and demand!

  3. Linda, Wow again. What were the owners and agent thinking. Sold for $1,250,00 in Mid 2005....prices had fallen around 25% by mid 2009 and the home is priced at close to $1.5M?

    I think this demonstrates the need for buyers to listen to an experienced Realtor who will give them the straight story on home prices.

    I had a friend who priced her home much too high, turned down an "insultingly" low offer, only to accept an even lower offer months later.