Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Listing in MLS 4532 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs(Old Town South)

This one of a kind home sit a block from the train and town. 16 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with a three car garage. $1,449,000. Call me to represent you as your buyer's agent.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Full-time real estate broker, Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356

Western Springs Tower Trot

Saturday, May 29th come join approx. 1500 runners in the Western Springs Tower Trot. NOTE this year the Race will Start and Finish at Forest Hills School, 5020 Central Avenue, Western Springs. Forest Hills School is 4 blocks west of Wolf Road between 55th Street and 47th Street. This event benefits Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
If you are already registered you can pick up your packet prior to the race at the Western Springs Rec Center on Thursday from 9 am -8pm or Friday from 9 am -4pm. The rec center is in Old Town of Western Springs, 1500 Walker Street.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New listing in the MLS 5405 Caroline, Western Springs (Springdale)

Built in 1959 this brick ranch has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and needs some updating $400,000. Call me to see this home if you are in the mood for a project. Springdale is a great place! I know that first hand. Linda Hanley Kelly, CCR 708-334-5356

Sold in Western Springs 910 Elm, Western Springs Old Town South

Listed in October for $975,000 and lowered in March to $969,000. Closed May 25th,2010 for $911,250.00. This home had been for sale in 2007 for $1,029,000 but was taken off the market. 3 story home walk to train(only 1 block). 5 br, 4 1/2 bath, built in 1990. Lot 65 x 122

Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1 bedroom rental in Historic Mansion 4380 Central Western Springs

1 bedroom, 1 bath in Vintage Historic Mansion. 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, 1 parking space. $1195 a month starting June 1st. Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356 Walk to town and train from this apartment.

1216 Hillgrove Avenue Western Springs Od Town-Vacant Lot

52x200x66x175 For Sale for $305,000. Zoned R-3 two family. Walk to town and train location.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

St. John of the Cross Garage Sale

If you have any furniture that is in good condition and you would like to donate but need it picked-up call 708-246-2160. They will take your information and the pick-up will be one evening in June on the 14th, 15th or 16th. This is for the St.John of The Cross Annual Garage Sale.

For Sale:4301 Eberly, Brookfield(The Courtyards of Brookfield)

This is a new listing I have in Brookfield. Lyons Township High School District,walk to train, walk to LaGrange Park District where you can play some basketball, bridge, and more. A really great building. This townhome is well worth the money. Upgraded appliances, window treatments, bullnose corners,9 ft. ceilings, vaulted ceilings and a 2 car attached garage. Only 2 years old and improved by the seller. End unit with lots of sun from East, West and North Exposures. I will be there today from 10:30 to 12:30 so stop by. Reduced to $249,900 Excellent buy!
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356

Monday, May 24, 2010

For Sale: 4703 Franklin,Western Springs(Fairview Estates)

Get into Western Springs for $329,900. This home is by 47th Street and a 2 1/2 block walk to the train. 75 x 131 lot. 3 br, 2 bath Estate Sale.

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356
Call me....I would be happy to show you this or any other home in the multiple.

For Sale: 3824 Lawn, Western Springs(Old Town)

Being sold "As Is" this cape cod has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and sits on a 50 x 135 lot in Old Town close to Ogden and Wolf. All offers will be reviewed. Could be the time to pick up a couple of investment properties. Rentals are hot!!!

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

Friday, May 21, 2010

4827 Commonwealth, Western Springs, Townhome for Sale

A beautifully updated Aspen Model. See through fireplace in LR to Family Room, finished basement, hardwood floors and updated bathrooms. 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. $489,000 Linda Hanley Kelly, Full-time broker since 1978. I can help you buy or sell in the Western Suburbs. 708-334-5356

New in Heritage Springs in Western Springs: 5505 Heritage

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath in small complex off 55th Street in Western Springs.Asking $510,000. Call me if you are looking to relocate to Western Springs or the surrounding area. Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New..3947 Clausen, Western Springs (Field Park)

I really liked this new listing. Brick center entrance colonial on a corner. Great landscaping, very nice kitchen, 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. If you are in this price range come see it....$759,000. Call me-Linda 708-334-5356

5325 Grand, Western Springs Forest Hills

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial for $539,900. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

For Sale:4544 Franklin, Western Springs(Ridge Acres)

Saw on realtor's tour today. Shows very nice. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath tri-level walk to train location. Linda Hanley Kelly CRR 708-334-5356

New Listing:4225 Garden, Western Springs(Old Town)

I went and saw this today on realtor tour. Very charming home with freshly done hardwood floors, surprise third floor, small family room off dining room. Let's go look at houses. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

For Sale: 4552 Howard, Western Springs(Ridge Acres)

Shows like new. 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath on a 45 x 213 lot. Asking $824,900
I love showing homes and negotiating deals. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rental in Old Town of Western Springs

New home in Old Town of Western Springs has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Rental amount $3900 per month. Call me for more information on ALL real estate in the area.

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

New Listing: 4124 Hampton, Western Springs(Old Town)

4124 Hampton in Old Town is listed for $659,000. Charming home built in 1937 has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Excellent location. Let me show it to you as your buyer's agent!
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Home sales Closed in 2010 in Western Springs

As of today 38 home sales have been reported closed through the Multiple Listing Service. Of those 38 5 were either a short sale or a foreclosure, 5 were under $300,000 and 5 were over one million dollars.

Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker, Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356
Call me today for a consultation on listing your home for sale.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sold: 4409 Clausen, Western Springs(Ridge Acres)

This updated duplex was listed in 2008 for $699,900. Taken off the market and put back on this year for $495,000. Closed on May 15th, 2010 for $449,000. This was a foreclosure. 3 bedroom units.

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

Sold: 4364 Prospect, Western Springs (Old Town)

On a 50 x 125 lot in Old Town this 3 bedroom, 2 bath listed for $539,000 and closed for $520,000 on May 17, 2010. On the market for 14 days!!!

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

For Sale: 1142 Birch Lane, Western Springs(Ridgewood)

$669,000 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath in Ridgewood

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

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School at the Western Springs Baptist Church

Hurry sign-up ends tomorrow-May 14th. School runs from June 7th until the 11th. 8:45 am -12.15 pm. Based on 5 key Bible verses. Visit

Guest Speaker-Jim Grandholm at the Western Springs Baptist Church

Monday, May 17th at the Western Springs Baptist Church, 4475 Wolf Road, 708-246-1530.
The Men's Basketball Ministry is happy to present a talk by Jim Grandholm, the 7 foot center who was a former NBA Player.Jim played college football for the University of Florida and the University of Southern Florida. In 1984 he was on the NBA All Star Team that toured Europe. He went on to play for the Dallas Mavericks. This event is open to the public Light refreshments will be served. 7:00PM

For Sale: 4428 Harvey, Western Springs, Ridge Acres

Just listed in the MLS. Nice buy for $399,900 Updated split with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a screen porch. Call me to represent you as a buyer's agent. Over 30 years experience here in Western Springs. Full-time broker with a real heart for Western Springs. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Western Springs French Market

Stop by tomorrow, Thursday from 2-7 on Hillgrove Avenue by the Water Tower. Then stroll down the street to the new Italian restaurant, Scavuzzos for some gelatto and Hillgrove Wine Cellars will be having a tasting of two of their wines. French Market is every Thursday through October. You can become a vendor there. Call me!

For Sale: 302 45th Street, Western Springs (Ridge Acres)

70 x 100 lot. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage asking $399,500 Walk to train!

Linda Hanley Kelly 708-334-5356 Broker CRR

Monday, May 10, 2010

Closed: 924 Lawn Circle,Western Springs (Ridgewood)

On the market for 176 days. Home originally listed for $379,900 and last list price was $329,000. Sold for $333,200 and closed on May 10, 2010. Short Sale! 3 br, 2 bath in need of a little fix up.

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

Just Listed: 3971 Western Avenue, Western Springs

Solid brick ranch with 3 br's on first floor, one in LL, 3 full baths, 2 fireplaces, great basement, detached 2 car garage. Large eat-in kitchen with plenty of windows. A great home that needs some updating. $419,000.

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

Things to do in Western Springs

Hope you all had a very Happy Mother's Day. To me it always signals that it is now time to start planting flowers. I have been missing Vaughans a lot lately.

This is a good week for me. I have 3 closings-2 sales and a listing. I was looking at the closings for Western Springs for the last 30 days. We had 4 homes close for over a million. That seemed good so I took it a step further and checked for the last 12 months. The total was 8. There are currently 28 homes for sale in that price range. If we went by the last month we only have 7 months inventory. However, if we go by the last year we have over 3 years inventory. I then decided to look at Hinsdale. They had 14 homes close for over a million in the last month and 87 close in that price range for a year. They currently have 153 homes for sale in that price range. Just a little something to think about!

Things to do
Fire Hydrant Flushing-May 10th Commonwealth, May 11,12,13 Forest Hills

May 11th...Bring Your Own Craft Night at the Library-They provide the snacks, you provide the craft!

May 11th...Investment Discussion at the Library, 7:15pm. All are welcome!

May 11th...Spring Madrigal Concert for LTHS at Western Springs Baptist Church just South of the Tracks on Wolf Road-7:30 pm

May 12th...Jazz Band Concert 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center of Lyons Township High School. Tickets are $2 at the door!

May 11th...R.E.A.D. to the Dogs @ The Library Read aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society's Pet Assisted Learning program and practice one-on-one reading in a pressure-free environment. Children must be beginning or independent readers. Sign up for a 15 minute slot. 708-246-0520

May 13th...Henri Matisse:From Painting to Paper Collage Art Historian Jeff Mishur will present a lecture that examines Matisse's career from his association with Fauves, or Wild Beasts, to his work with paper cutouts. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions. Registration is required for this event 7 pm at the library.

May 13th...Knitting Circle 1-3 PM in the Board Room of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

May 13th, 14th...Eurythmics Dance Concert at Lyons Township High School Reber Center 7 pm and on Saturday, May 15th at 2 and 7 pm. Tickets available by calling 708-579-6393. Tickets are $10.00

May 14th...Mine Film Discussion Group at the Library. Films begin at 7 pm. For a complete description of the movie go to

May 15th...Computer Recycling Drive Lyons Township South Campus 9-noon

May 18th...Spring Festival of Music 7:30 pm at Lyons Township South Campus Fieldhouse. Tickets are $2 at the door.

May 19th...Incorporating Ornamental Grasses at the Library at 7 PM. Susie Stone of Floribunda will provide an overvie of these plants. Ample time for questions.

May 20th...Michigan Beachtowns 7 pm Registration required. Nancy McCully will lead us through the Michigan Riviera from the Indiana/Michigan border to Muskegon.

May 20th...Sophomore Honors Assembly Honors Assembly South Campus Fieldhouse 8:45 am Lyons Township High School

May 21st...Teen Lab This is the Library's teen advisory board. If you are in 6th-12th grade join them in planning teen programs and events. For more details contact or

May 23rd..Baccalaureate Reber Center Lyons Township High School 2 pm

May 23rd...Backyard-ology-A Family Health Expo 4-7 pm The Village Green, 914 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs. Family health information activities and screenings, fire and police safety information, children's activities, moon jump, face painting, raffle, refreshments and more. Presented by Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital and the Village of Western Springs.

May 28th...Seniors Honors Assembly 8-10 am at Lyons Township High School North Campus Fieldhouse

33rd Annual Tower Trot Rain or Shine...May 29th Tower Trot Registration

Thomas Ford Memorial Library -

Summer Volunteers needed for the Library-no applications accepted after May 26th. Training sessions: May 22nd 2-3pm, May 24th 4-5 pm, May 26th 7-8pm

Spring Exam Cram at the library May 31-June 1st and 2nd. Extended hours, snacks, research help. Open until 10 pm just for the high schoolers! Valid high school ID needed for those staying after 9 pm.

Check out the school websites to see what their year-end activities are.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For Sale: 5116 Clausen Avenue, Western Springs Springdale

Completely updated ranch in the heart of Springdale. Hardwood floors throughout, open floor plan, large rec room, new roof, new cac, new trim and doors, new windows, etc. $525,000

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

For Sale: 4715 Central Avenue, Western Springs(Forest Hills)

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on a 60 x 187 lot. Walk to train and parks. $729,000

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

For Sale: 204 47th Street, Western Springs

New listing in the MLS. 3 bedroom, 2 bath for $289,900. Time to get into the market here in Western Springs. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Closed: 5134 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, Forest Hills

On the market for 1488 days On a 50 x 187 lot. Originally listed for $1,425,000 and lowered to $1,075,000 and sold for $1,050,000. 3 story, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths. Closed on May 6th, 2010. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Today-Western Springs Garden Club Annual Sale

I have got an excellent idea for you. Today is the annual plant sale on the Tower Green in Western Springs. Every year the Garden Club has this sale. Go get some plants then walk down to the corner of Hillgrove Avenue and Wolf Road. Stop by the new Italian Cafe and have a slice of pizza and some gelatto, get a new accessory at Alixanders and top it off with a wine tasting at Hillgrove Wine Cellars on the corner. Today they will be featuring "The Garden Path", an Australian Shiraz blend. Pick some up to take home-only $14.99 a bottle. Wine tasting from 10:30 to 6pm. Who ever said wine isn't for breakfast? :)

Tell everyone Linda sent you. What a fun way to spend part of your Saturday.

Friday, May 7, 2010

1/2 Price sale at the Hope Chest in LaGrange

Friday, May 7th thru Saturday, May 8th
9:30 am thru 3:00 pm

The Hope Chest
717 W. Hillgrove
Lagrange, IL 60525

All proceeds benefit the Constance Morris House for victims of domestic violence

become a "fan" on our new FACEBOOK page...

The Hope Chest in Lagrange, IL

Thursday, May 6, 2010

French Market Opens Today

The Western Springs French Market will be open on Hillgrove in front of the Tower Green from 2:30pm to 7:00pm rain or shine until October 28th.

There's a whole bunch of people selling things from all over the Midwest. Do the right thing and swing by.

If you'd like to become a vendor, please contact Leslie Cahill at 630-784-0862 or

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For rent in Old Town...3971 Western,Western Springs

Nice 3 bedroom brick ranch with 2 fireplaces and 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Walk to school and park. $1850.00 per month. To see call Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Sold: 5216 Grand Avenue,Western Springs Forest Hills

Nantucket Colonial on a 50 x 187 lot. Originally listed for $685,000 and lowered to $625,000. Sold for $590,000. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath and 3 fireplaces plus a screen porch. 133 days on the market.

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

4050 Grand Avenue, Western Springs, Old Town

Built in 2001 this home has almost 7000 square feet 62.5 x 150 lot-5 bedrooms plus one in LL, 5 full and one half bath, 2 car garage....$1,625,000

Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

658 Courtland Circle, Western Springs Springdale

New listing in the MLS. Walk to schools and parks. Large home with 5 bedrooms 3 full and 3 half bathrooms. Lot 113 x 140 $849,900

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty

New Listing: 4216 Garden, Western Springs Old Town

Built in 2007 This home has 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and is on a 50 x 132 lot Listed for $1,099,000.00
Buying or Selling I am available to help you....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Listing: 3912 Grove, Western Springs, Old Town

Brick Cape Cod on 50 x 168 lot. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a 2 car garage. Brick Patio. Bedrooms are split-2 up and 1 on the first floor. Partially finished basement. Great location close to Laidlaw School and the Expressways. Call me to be your buyer agent. Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, broker 708-334-5356

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New listing in the MLS 4807 Central Ave, Western Springs

This home was built in 2002. On a 65 x 187 lot and has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 2 covered patios. Walk to train. Call me to represent you as your buyer broker. 30 years as a full-time broker in Western Springs.....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356. I work and live in the village. I have lived in Old Town South, Field Park and Springdale. I have raised 3 children in this town!

Closed: 5109 Central Avenue, Western Springs(Forest Hills)

This beautiful 3 story home was on a 51 x 187 lot with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths. Came through sold before processing. Was on the market for 101 days in the fall. Listed for $1,219,000 and Sold for $1,115,000. For all the latest in listings and sales in the Multiple listing service give me a call. I will help you find your dream home or get yours ready to list.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356