Friday, February 28, 2014

Closed in Ridgewood of Western Springs 903 Linden Ct.

On the market for 64 days. Listed for $447,900 and lowered to $439,900 and sold for $425,000. Sold in 2000 for $288,500. Split level on a 160 x 43 x 152 x 59 lot. Many updates.

3837 Rose in Old Town of Western Springs

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on a 54 x 136 x 88 132 lot. Listed for $529,000 and lowered to $439,000 and sold for $424,000 with a 5000 credit to buyer. Sold in October of 2004 for $465,000. On the market for 225 days.

Closed in Field Park of Western Springs 3923 Johnson

Vacant Land 50 x 131 lot. Sold in 1 day. Listed for #350,000 and closed for $350,000.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 3908 Forest

Will be completed this year. 50 x 150 lot, 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath listed for $1,075,000 and closed for $1,050,000.

Closed in Old Town South of Western Springs 4608 Grand

Listed for $747,000 and sold for $730,000 in 4 days. 50 x 140 lot, built in 1967, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, first floor family room and finished basement only 1 1/2 blocks to train and town.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Closed in Springdale 5404 Caroline

Originally listed for $499,900 and lowered to $459,900 and sold for $450,000. Updated kitchen, big first floor family room, unfinished basement, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and an enclosed porch. Lot 100 x 143 x 67 x 151. Previously sold in August of 2010 for $356,000.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Western Springs Historical Society

February, 2014 Issue 31 Greetings everyone! While we are all hibernating inside, safe and warm, the Historical Society has been busy working on plans for 2014. Big projects on the horizon this year include our biennial Preservation Awards, and a May Day Festival the first Sunday in May...stay posted for more details in the coming months. In the mean time, please mark your calendars for the next lecture in our Adult Education series which is coming up on Wednesday, February 26th. I will be giving a presentation on the "Evolution of Education in Western Springs: 1872 - 2000" at 7 p.m. in the McClure Library. The lecture, which is open to everyone, will cover changes and challenges in education from the first school in La Grange through the turn of the 21st century. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and informative evening! WSHS Water Tower Museum On the Tower Green Open to the Public- Saturdays 10 AM - Noon Visit our exhibit to the first floor honoring Western Springs' most famous physician, Dr. Hospers. Come see a depiction of his office. Ekdahl House Museum Corner of Wolf Road and 43rd Street This outdoor museum is viewable seven days a week. The small one and one half story frame house is a visual representation of the history of Western Springs. It reflects the ongoing values established by the early settlers and the early residents of the Village. WSHS Archives and Workshop Grand Avenue Community Center, Second Floor Open to the Public-Tuesdays 9 AM - Noon Volunteers needed to catalog donated items and articles. Contact John Devona at 708.246.9230 Like us on Facebook Stay connected...Join our facebook page. We can keep you can keep us updated... WSHS Membership Information 100% member funded Did you know the Western Springs Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization and is supported solely through the generous donations of residents, businesses, and local organizations? Our mission is to instill an appreciation of the past and our village's unique heritage. We are one of the few historical societies that is not funded by public monies. If you would like to become a member and make a donation, go to

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Short sales...

Just got done taking a short sale course. If you are contemplating one call me. There are many good attorneys out there who will help you get through the process. Their fee is paid by the bank. On CNBC news they were saying that there have been 2.8 million short sales completed. During the last 5 years the government did not count the loss as income. As of February of this year that has not been passed again. It ran out at the end of 2013. So if you are thinking of doing a short sale contact your accountant. They estimate there are still 4.4 million short sales possible. For all your real estate needs call me....Linda Hanley 708-334-5356 Charles Rutenberg Realty

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4326 Western, Western Springs

3 bedroom, 2 bath on a 50 x 188 lot. Listed for $309,900 and lowered to $267,500. Sold for $258,000 with a $4,000 credit. Previously closed in 2008 for $300,000.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Closed in the business district of Western Springs 800 Hillgrove

Scavuzzo's Pizza in Western Springs was listed for 67,900 and lowered to $45,000 and sold for $20,000. On the market for 403 days. The price was for the equipment only.