Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Closed: 5818 A, Unit 2, Western Springs(Ridgewood Oaks)

218 days on the market. 2 bedroom, 2 bath first floor unit with attached 1 car garage. Originally listed for $208,000 and reduced to $189,900. Closed on March 30, 2010 for $180,000.

Closed: 5224 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs (ForestHills)

Estate sale....Home needed updating. 48 x 200 lot! Originally listed for $399,900 and closed on March 29th, 2010 for $355,000. 4 Bedroom, 2 bath on the market for 117 days.

Need a realtor? Call me-Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker,Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Thomas Ford Memorial Library- Summer Volunteers needed!

If you like working with kids the library is looking for summer volunteers. Help out with the Summer Reading Club. Teens finishing grades 6-12 this spring are invited to apply. An application is required and attendance at one of three training sessions is mandatory. Pick up your application after May 1st at the Youth Services Desk. No applications will be accepted after May 26th. Contact Dana at dana@fordlibrary.org. Training sessions: May 22nd 2-3 pm,May 24th 4-5pm, May 26th 7-8 pm.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Closed: 4022 Gilbert Avenue, Western Springs (Field Park)

4022 Gilbert Avenue, Western Springs
Brick home in need of updating. 60 x 131 lot. Originally listed for $320,00 and lowered to $280,000. On the market for 90 days - closed on March 26, 2010 for $245,000.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Western Springs Recreation Department...Summer 2010 Programs

The book with all the summer rec programs arrived in the mail last week. To get a copy call the rec department at 708-246-9070. Mail-in registration must be received by 4:30pm on Thursday, April 15, 2010, Western Springs Recreation Department, 1500 Walker St., Western Springs, 60558. Walk-in registration continues with 1st come, 1st serve on Monday, April 19 at the rec center beginning at 8:30 am.

Non-resident registration begins Mon. April 26 at the rec center. Non-resident forms can be mailed or dropped at the rec center prior to April 26th. Lottery registration for mail-in/dropped off forms takes place from 8:30 am to noon on April 26th. Walk-in registration begins next at noon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Closed: 4354 Prospect Avenue, Western Springs(Old Town)

Lot in Old Town walk to train and pool. 63.3 frontage on this irregular lot. Alley access! On the market for 47 days. Listed for $299,000 and sold for $230,000. Originally listed in 2008 for $375,000.
Thinking about buying or selling in the Western Suburbs call me. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356. Full-time broker in the area for the past 30 years.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Artistic Director at the Theatre of Western Springs

The Theatre of Western Springs has hired Kurt Naebig to start on April 1st.

All American Railroad Show @ Lyons Township High School North Campus

ALL AMERICAN RAILROAD SHOW The 29th annual All American Railroad Show, co-sponsored by DuPage Division of the National Model Railroad Association and Lyons Township High School, is set for March 27. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school's North Campus Fieldhouse, at Brainard and Cossitt, La Grange. It will include historic exhibits, operating model railroad layouts and door prizes. Admission is $4, with kids younger than 5 free. Contact Patrick Golden at 708-482-8225 or pggolden@aol.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Closed: 3820 Howard Avenue, Western Springs(Field Park)

This home Closed on August 23, 2005 for $380,000. Listed April 20, 2006 for $599,900 and reduced to $549,900. Taken off the market. Listed in 2010 for $355,000 and sold in 10 days. Closed on March 22nd, 2010 for $355,000. Home was a foreclosure Sold as is...nedded some work. Lot size 60 x 130

Buying or Selling call me-Linda Hanley Kelly,Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Closed: 3902 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs(OldTown)

This home was on the market for 227 Days. Originally listed for $489,900. Last list price was $424,900. Lot size 50 x 135, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths built in 1941. 2 1/2 car garage. Updates include paver patio, fresh paint, roof, a/c, water heater. Closed on March 21st, 2010 for $395,000.

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

Friday, March 19, 2010

Closed: 5144 Fair Elms, Western Springs(Forest Hills)

Ranch house on 60 x 150 lot. Sold and closed on March 17th, 2008 for $389,000. Closed March 18th, 2010 for $365,000. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home. Add'l 37 feet of frontage was available.

Linda Hanley Kelly, full-time broker, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Monday, March 15, 2010

Western Springs Business Association Scholarships

If you or anyone you know works for a member of the Western Springs Business Association be sure they apply for the scholarship that is available to students leaving for college. Deadline is April 1st.


Closed: 5312 Fair Elms, Western Springs(Forest Hills)

Ranch with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths on 82 x 150 lot with home next door avail. Lot next door 50 feet wide. On the market for 140 days. Listed for $398,500 and closed at $360.000. Reported closed on March 14th, 2010.

Call Linda Hanley Kelly to buy or sell real estate. 708-334-5356

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Western Springs Easter Egg Hunt

March 27th 2010 from 9:00am to 9:30am, rain or shine, the Western Springs Business Association will be having an Easter Egg Hunt at the Tower Green.

This is how it works:

There will be different egg hunts based on ages. Plastic eggs will be hidden and filled with candy and prizes.

Always a good time, maybe next year we'll have one for adults!Contact the Business Association to become a member and help with community events.

Western Springs Business Association
P.O. Box 172
Western Springs, IL 60558

Western Springs is 125 years old in 2011

Next year Western Springs will turn 125 years old and The Village plans to have a massive celebration.

They are currently assembling a committee to plan the birthday party. These are the type of events that really give a town its character so if you have the time and the talent to commit to making this a great event, I suggest you contact the Village and get on this committee.

Imagine if Martha Stewart lived in Western Springs and was on this committee. Do you think we'd have a great birthday party? We would. Is Martha Stewart better at this than you? Probably. But I bet there are a few event planning ringers somewhere in Western Springs and you're the people The Village needs.

To get on this committee contact Ingrid Velkme ivelkme@wsprings.com or Janet Dahl jdahl@wsprings.com by email or call The Village 246-1800 x 125.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Closed: 4601 Woodland, Western Springs (Old Town South)

4601 Woodland in Old Town South is just two blocks to train and Starbucks. Updated home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home was purchased in September of 2005 for $530,000. It was listed in 2007 for $555,000 taken off the market. Put back on in November of 2008 for $550,000. Taken off and put back on for $499,900 and sold and closed on March 12, 2010 for $475,000.

Thinking of selling....give me a call. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Closed: 1020 Longmeadow, Western Springs (Ridgewood)

1020 Longmeadow
On the market for 330 days. Originally listed for $799,000. Relisted as a short sale for $479,000. Home closed on March 5th, 2010 for $430,000. This home previously closed on March 16th, 2006 for $460,000. Was a ranch house at the time. Home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths.

Thinking real estate???? Call me, Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty-708-334-5356

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"The Stinky Cheese Man(and other fairly stupid tales)"

7:30 pm Friday, March 5th and 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday March 6th. Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Avenue,Western Springs, Il. $12 adults, $6 18 and under. Call 708-246-3380.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Closed 4708 Howard in Fairview Estates, Western Springs

Built in 1966 this 4 bedroom split level was on the market for 232 days. Originally listed for $549,900-lowered to $531,900 and closed on March 2, 2010 for $505,000. Lot size 75 x 131 home has 3 full baths, bedrooms are split(2 on second floor, 2 lower level), hardwood floors,nice kitchen, sunroom. This home closed on March 17th, 2005 for $482,500.
If you need a good real estate broker call me- Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Monday, March 1, 2010

Closed 4529 Grand Avenue in Old Town South, Western Springs, Il

91 days on the market. Walk to town and train....less than 1 block! Front porch, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, recently renovated. This home has a second floor laundry, wine room and more. Listed for $769,000 and closed on March 1st, 2010 for $710,000.

See all the mls has to offer....call Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, broker-full-time. Ready when you are!