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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!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

For Sale 4616 Wolf Road Western Springs


$311,900 for this 3 bedroom 1 bath home on a 50 x 217 lot walk to train. Closed in 2007 for $417000. Call me to show you homes....Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For Sale: 1352 Walnut, Old Town of Western Springs

King-size home on the corner of Walnut in Old Town. Walk to town, train, schools, rec center, pool and library from this beauty. 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bath with a 3rd floor. Asking $2,199,000.
I love to show and sell homes so give me a call....708-334-5356

For Sale: 4457 Harvey, Western Springs (Ridge Acres)

5 year old home with lots of extras! Home theater, flat screen in family room, coffee area, heated garage, 50 x 214 lot, 3 story, 4 brs, 5 1/2 baths. For sale for $1,100,000. Sold in 2005 for $1,185,000.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sold: 503 45th Street Ridge Acres of Western Springs

503 45th Street, Western Springs Walk to train from this brick 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. On the market for 176 days, originally listed for $825,000 and sold for $730,000. Closed on July 16, 2010.

Sold: 3824 Grand in Old Town of Western Springs

On the market for 186 days. Originally listed in 2005 for $1,030,000. Listed this year for $839,000 and sold for $725,000. Closed on July 19, 2010. 4 br, 4 1/2 bath home.

For Sale: 5435 Grand Avenue, Western Springs

Built in 2002 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, 11 rooms, 3 story-$1,399,000 Call Linda 708-334-5356

For Sale: 4306 Grand, Western Springs Old Town


Excellent Old Town location close to town and train. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths on a 70 x 145 Lot. Call me to show you this and other homes currently listed in the MLS. Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker and full-time realtor for the past 30 years. Resident of Western Springs. 708-334-5356

For Sale: 5712 Lawn Avenue, Ridgewood of Western Springs

5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with hardwood floors, being sold "as is". $499,888-call me to show it to you as your buyer's agent. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Springdale: 508 52nd Place, Western Springs

Step ranch with 3 br, 2 bath. Some updates, some waiting to be done. Basement framed out and ready to finish. $357,000. 1 car attached garage

Rental in Old Town of Western Springs-4381 Woodland

3 br, 1 bath garden apartment walk to train. $1200 per month

Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Closed: 4080 Western Avenue, Western Springs, Old Town


Built in 2008 this home has 17 rooms. On a 50 x 213 lot it was on the market for 434 days. Originally listed for 1,749,000 and last at $1,050,000 it closed on July 15th for $1,050,000. It had 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths plus a 3 car garage.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

For Sale: 5312 Woodland, Western Springs(Forest Hills)

Built in 2007. This home has 4 finished levels, Beautiful Cherry floors throughout, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths on a 50 x 187 lot. Asking $1,050,000. If you are looking for a new home please give me a call. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bastille Day Celebration on Burlington Avenue in Western Springs

Party in the street on the 800 block of Burlington Avenue. Brought to you by Tanya Harts, A Taste of Vino. Band and food. Starts at 5:00. They will be serving frog legs in butter, brie burgers, wine and music.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just Listed!!! 4243 Rose Avenue, Western Springs, Old Town

I just listed this charming English Cottage on Rose Avenue. 3 bedrooms(sitting room off master), LR w/fireplace, dining room, butler's pantry/breakfast room looking into family room. Step down family room has floor to ceiling bookcase. Short walk to the train, walk to Laidlaw. $499,000. Call me now to see this new listing! Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

5513 Heritage Ct. Western Springs-For Sale


Built in 2002 this townhome has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a finished basement. 1st floor master suite and an attached 2 car garage. Asking $549,900
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Friday, July 9, 2010

A one month snapshot of Western Springs Sales

As you all know by now I live in Western Springs, I sell houses in Western Springs, I am a member of the Western Springs Business Association, I volunteer in Western Springs, I raised my family in Western Springs, etc. It appears to me that I need to get out a little more!!

The purpose of my blog is to keep everyone informed on the current trends in real estate. I have been a full-time realtor since 1978. I have seen many changes over the years. There was a time when rates went up to 16% and the only deals being made were contract sales. There were the glory days for the sellers where multiple offers were the rule rather than the exception. Prices rose for almost all of the years that I have been a full-time realtor. Around 2005-2007 the peak was reached and the story has changed. I would have thought it would have happened sooner but it didn't. Like many buyers I got caught in it too. I bought a home in Western Springs in 2007 and completely remodeled it. 2 1/2 years later we are selling it for a major loss.

In comparison to other areas I still think Western Springs has held up far better than most. Sales are being made and even though many people have sold for less than they paid the drop is relatively small (unless you are the seller).

Here's what happened in the last 30 days: 12 single family homes closed-6 for 500,000 or less, 2 between 500-1,000,000 and 4 closed at over a million. In my opinion the Western Springs housing market is healthy. If you are thinking of buying or selling please give me an opportunity to give you my opinion. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Closed: Old Town, 4034 Lawn Ave, Western Springs

Charming two story home walking distance to train, library, town and schools. On the market for 14 days. Lot size 50 x 135, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and built in 1925. Listed for $575,000 and closed on July 7, 2010 for $542,500. Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

919 Elm Western Springs Old Town South CLOSED

This home is a block to the train. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. It was originally listed for $549,000 and lowered to $529,000. Sold and closed on July 6, 2010 for $500,000. This home had previously sold in 2005 for $530,000. This information is being posted to help everyone understand the current real estate market.
For a home appraisal give me a call...Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356 Serving our area for the past 30 years I have experienced many different market. I pride myself in understanding the changes and working with them.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

5619 Lawn Avenue, Ridgewood of Western Springs

Nice brick ranch with attached 2 car garage. Built in 1967 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an unfinished basement. For sale for $449,000.
Linda Hanley Kelly, broker, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356 Call today for a free home appraisal!

4745 Johnson Avenue in Fairview Estates in Western Springs

Built in 1964 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a 49 x 132 lot. Up for sale for $349000.

Call me if you would like me to be your buyer's broker....Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR,708-334-5356

For Sale: 4311 Woodland Avenue, Old Town of Western Springs

Old Town two story built in 1923. Sits on a 76 x 158 lot and has 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths.

Local realtor for the past 30 years bringing you up-to-date information on the current market here in Western Springs....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sidewalk sale in Western Springs 2010

July 9th and 10th, 2010 is the annual sidewalk sale. There will be a nascar at the Village True Value Hardware on Burlington Avenue from 1-3 pm on Saturday.

Sold 3910 Lawn Western Springs Old Town

This home was on the market for 413 days. Listed for $1,249,000 and lowered to $1,124,900 and closed for $1,060,000. 50 x 135 lot, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths bonus 3rd floor and finished basement.

Always happy to answer any of your real estate questions. Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

For Rent: Western Springs 4380 Central in Old Town

Unique rental...12 foot ceilings, 1 bedroom, 1 bath and a fireplace for $1200 a month. Walk to train and town.

Linda Hanley Kelly, CRR, 708-334-5356

For Sale: 816 Elm Western Springs(Old Town South)

Short Sale approved on this home built in 2008. 4 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath on a 50 x 132 lot. Just a block to train! Comes with a 42" flat screen tv. $870,000.
Buying or selling call me....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356