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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!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4040 Wolf Road


On the market for 238 days. Built in 1919 and sits on a 50 x 135 lot walking distance to the train. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths it was listed for $429,900 and lowered to $409,000. Short sale and sold for $373,000. Nice hardwood floors, updated kitchen, beautiful backyard with patio. Sold in June of 2008 for $420,000.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 3971 Western


On the market for 124 days. 55 x 132 lot with a 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch built in 1959. Finished basement with office or 4th bedroom. Listed for $364,000 and reduced to $329,000 and sold for $310,000. Listed in 2008 for $550,000 and lowered to $499,000 and taken off market than put on in 2010 for $419,000 and taken off and rented.

Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs 5005 Lawn


76 x 187 lot. Home was built in 2002 and has a first floor master bedroom, 2 full and 3 half baths built by Greyson. Finished basement. Listed for $1,299,900 and sold in 12 days for $1,200,000.

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4315 Western

Built in 1955 and sits on a 50 x 199 lot. 3 br, 1 1/2 bath with Florida room. Remodeled. On the market for 106 days. Listed for $349,000 and lowered to $299,000 and closed for $280,000.

Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs 5404 Lawn


Built in 1968 this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and sits on a 65 x 197 lot. Listed for $495,000 and sold for $459,000 in 9 days. Advertised as a home that could be restored or rebuilt.

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4074 Rose


Built in 1937 and sits on a 50 x 132 lot. This home has 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and original architecture that includes cove moldings, arched entryways. Listed for $489,000 and sold for $463,375 in 4 days.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

What sold for a million or more in Western Springs in 2012


As of today there have been 13 sales reported to the MLS for over a million dollars. There were 6 in Forest Hills, 3 in Field Park, 1 in Ridge Acres, 1 in Springdale, 1 in Old Town South and 1 in Old Town. Here are the facts as reported: Old Town South 4532 Lawn Listed for $1,199,900 and sold for $1,110,000 in 3 days. Previously it was listed in May 2010 for $1,449,000 and cancelled after 14 days. Ridge Acres 4412 Harvey Listed for $1,199,000 and sold for $1,115,000 in 36 days. Previously closed in May 2008 for $1,130,000. Old Town 4068 Garden Listed for $1,599,000 and lowered to $1,555,000 and Closed for $1,425,000 after 116 days. Springdale 5400 Franklin Listed for $1,090,000 and sold for $1,008,000 in 10 days. Field Park 3840 Ellington listed for $1,399,000 and reduced to $1,199,000 and sold for $1,100,000 in 155 days. Previously sold in May 2008 for $1,500,000. 3947 Johnson listed for $1,279,000 and lowered to $1,229,000 and sold for $1,200,000 in 140 days. 4055 Howard listed for $1,199,000 and reduced to $1,099,000 and sold for $1,000,000 after 315 days. Previously listed in Sept. 2008 for $1,299,000 and lowered to $1,199,000 and cancelled after 388 days. Forest Hills 5425 Grand Listed for $1,599,000 and lowered to $1,299,000 and closed for $1,075,000 after 335 days. 4732 Central listed for $1,149,000 and sold for $1,028,800 in 75 days. 4721 Lawn listed for $1,489,000 and sold for $1,420,000 in 2 days, 4728 Lawn listed for $1,099,000 and sold for $1,050,000 in 7 days. 5341 Grand listed for $1,299,000 and sold for $1,194,300 after 257 days. Had been on the market for 24 days in 2010 for $1,350,000. 800 W 51st listed for $1,249,000 and lowered to $1,199,000 and closed for $1,080,000 in 322 days. If you are thinking of moving in the New Year please call me and I will be happy to stop by and give you my professional opinion. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Count down to Christmas....Shop in Western Springs


Did you know we have some very nice gift stores? And a baby store? And a fruit store? And a great meat market? How about a bakery? And an athletic shoe store? A Yoga by Degrees? A five star restaurant? Wine bars and snack shops? Buy your friends Western Springs Gift Certificates. They make excellent gifts and help support the town you live in or may live in some day soon. I have lived here for over 30 years and I can confidently tell you it is a GREAT place to live and raise a family in. My three children have grown up and moved to Manhattan for awhile and now 2 out of three live in LA area. One still lives here in Pilsen. So for now go shop in Garden Market and the downtown area. And if you are thinking, "where should I raise my children"?...Look no further than Western Springs. Call me to be your realtor, Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356 Charles Rutenberg Realty

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4376 Hampton


On the market for 17 days. Listed for $294,900 and sold for $282,450 with a $2450 credit for points. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on a 58 x 150 lot and a 2 1/2 car garage and finished basement.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Some Real Estate tidbits from 2012


Year-to-date there have been 150 single family homes reported sold in Western Springs through the MLS(multiple listing service). Of those 150- 10 were reported as a short sale, court approval or foreclosure. The lowest sale price was $140,000 and the highest sale price was $1,425,000. I will be spotlighting other facts from the year in the days to come.

Closed 4427 Clausen in Ridge Acres of Western Springs


Listed and sold in 3 days. This brick home was being marketed for the land. 50 x 213 lot close to town and the train. List price $353,000 and sold for $360,000. This home was previously sold on April 13th 2012 for $322,000. Real Estate is selling in OUR town so call me today for a comparative market analysis of your property. I have been a FULL-time broker for the past 30 plus years and a resident. Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356 Charles Rutenberg Realty

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs 4721 Lawn


This home was built in 2008 and had many built-ins and details. 5 bedrooms plus an additional one in the finished basement. 5 full bathrooms and 2 half baths. Lot size 60 x 187. Listed for $1,489,000 and sold in 2 days for $1,420,000. This location is only 3 blocks to the train! Houses are selling.....call me to give you some real estate advice. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Closed in Field Park of Western Springs 4221 Johnson


his home was built in 1931 and has a 48 x 131 lot. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths listed at $398,00 and closed for $385,000. This was a foreclosure. Previously closed in April of 2009 for $375,000. Call me about your future real estate plans...Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356 Full-time broker.

Closed in Commonwealth of Western Springs 1408 49th Ct.


This ranch style townhome was built in 1995. Nice floor plan with 2/3 bedrooms, 2 baths and NO basement. Attached garage. On the market for 107 days. Listed at $339,900 and sold for $305,000. If the new year has you thinking of buying or selling please let me come over and talk to you about your real estate plans. I have been a full-time broker and resident in the Town for over 30 years. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sold in Old Town South 4532 Lawn


This home sold in three days. Listed for $1,199,900 and sold for $1,110,000. On a 76 x 155 lot less than a block to the town and train. 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, unfinished basement and 3rd floor plus a bonus room over garage. Was on the market for 14 days in 2010 at $1,449,000 and cancelled.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Closed in Field Park 4060 Franklin in Western Springs


This home was my listing and it closed on November 30, 2012. I had originally listed it at $729,000 and it did sell right away. The deal fell through and it was back on the market at $699,000 and lowered to 689,000. It sold for $640,000. This home had 4 bedrooms, 1 on the first floor, 4 fireplaces,sunroom, family room and it was on a larger than normal corner lot-99x131. Market time-151 days.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 3913 Grand


Architecturally interesting brick tudor in Old Town of Western Springs. On the market for 214 days this home was built in 1929 and is on a 50 x 135 lot. 5 bedrooms(one on the main level), 2 1/2 baths, family room and a detached garage. First listed for 680 and reduced as follows: 650, 625, 630, 605, 599 and last list price $589,000. Sold for $520,000.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Old Town North 3931 Lawn Sold


Built in 1952 this 3 bedroom,1 1/2 bath with a partially finished basement is on a 50 x 135 lot. Listed for $359,000 and sold for $355,000.

Sold in Springdale of Western Springs 5128 Clausen


Listed for $450,000 and lowered to $400,000 and sold for $355,000 in 57 days. 4 bedrooms(1 in the lower level), 2 baths and a finished rec room. Brick ranch on 70 x 126 lot.

Closed 4530 Woodland in Old Town South of Western Springs


Built in 1941 this home is on a 50 x 140 lot, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath in need of total repair. Listed for $339,900 and sold for $360,000. 5 days on the market and multiple offers. Ideal location only 2 blocks to train and town.

closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs 5429 Central


On the market for 95 days this home started at 288,888 and was lowered to 285,888. Sold for 268,500. Lot 50 x 187 and has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.