Friday, August 29, 2008

Closed in Ridgewood of Western Springs

1137 Birch Lane in Ridgewood of Western Springs
This recently remodeled home had a new furnace, granite, bamboo floors and a sunroom. It was a 4 bedroom, 3 bath split level. It was listed for $424,500 and sold for $410,000 in 25 days.
Closed 8/28/2008.

Sold and Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs

5441 Lawn Avenue in Western Springs
This new construction home was on the market for 1156 Days. It was originally listed for $1,395,000 and had been lowered to $1,125,000. It closed at $1,000,000. It has over 5,000 square feet and was a 3 story home w/5 BR, 5 baths.
Closed 8/29/2008

Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs

5329 Woodland Avenue, Western Springs
On the market for 26 days. Listed at $425,000 and closed at $367,500. This home had 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. It was vacant and dated. Lot size 50 x 185. Call 708-334-5356 for a free appraisal.
Closed 8/28/2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fall Craft Show

Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9 am until 4 pm at the Tower Green!

Sold and Closed in Old Town South

This brick two story in Old Town South was on the market for only 6 days when it went under contract. It was listed for $424,900 and sold for $400,000. The home has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths plus a 2 car garage on a 62 x 150 lot. It was a very liveable home but sold in "as is" condition. Located less than 2 blocks to the town and train this is a great location for the person who needs the train. With it being listed for only $424,900 it was a great investment as a house or a teardown.

The current real estate market is producing some very excellent buys in our area. If you are interested in getting an updated list of what is for sale please email me at I will be happy to set you up.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sold and Closed in Old Town of Western Springs

4136 Grand Avenue in Old Town
This two story colonial was built in 1969. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and sits on a 50 x150 lot. It offers many possibilities but does need some updating. It was originally listed for $649,000 and was at a list price of $599,000 when it got a contract on it. It was on the market for 210 days and sold for $517,500.
If you are planning on buying or selling in Western Springs please give me a call. I can offer you a variety of services depending on your needs. Linda Hanley Kelly broker at Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sold in Forest Hills of Western Springs

5212 Lawn Avenue in Forest Hills

This 4 br colonial went on the market listed at $549,900.

It sold in 77 days and closed on August 21, 2008 for $497,000.

Call today for a free home appraisal...708-334-5356.

Linda Hanley Kelly, broker Charles Rutenberg Realty- Over 30 years as a local realtor.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tanya Hart's A Taste of Vino

Opening in mid-September at 821 Burlington Avenue in Western Springs. I just stopped in to get a sneak preview and I was impressed!!! They have totally redone that space and it looks very nice.

By the way they are hiring for all positions there-cooks, servers, busboys and more. Tell them Linda sent you.

Join The Village Club of Western Springs

It's not too late to join the Western Springs Village Club! Become a member of this fabulous social club, which has many adult and family events throughout the year. Join by September 1, 2008 and receive a discount. For more information, visit or call Megan at 708-246-4291 or Jenny at 708-784-1314.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

16th Annual Springdale Golf Outing

Couples Scramble-Saturday, September 6th. Tee times begin at 1 pm, 2 hour open bar at 6pm and dinner at 7 pm. If you live in Springdale be sure and sign up for this event sponsored by the Springdale Civic Association. Golf and dinner for $45.00, Golf only for $15.00 or dinner and drinks for $25.00.

Register by August 25th. Send your check to Chuck Lichtenauer, 5300 Johnson, Western Springs, Il 60558. Make check to Springdale Civic Association. This is open to all Springdale residents!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sold in Field Park of Western Springs

220 41st Street in Field Park
This home was on the market for 330 days. It was originally listed for $484,000. It had been lowered to $399,000 when it sold and closed for $370,000. It is a tri-level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 1 car garage. Nice location and lot....home needed some updating!

Friday, August 15, 2008

For sale in Field Park of Western Springs

Add-on, teardown, rehab....Estate Sale-Home being sold "as is". It is on an 80 x 131 lot, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths. Listed at $395,500. Give me a call if you would like to see it. I think it is priced for today's market! Linda Hanley Kelly, broker 708-334-5356 Charles Rutenberg Realty

Sold in Forest Hills of Western Springs

5009 Lawn Avenue in Forest Hills of Western Springs-This 5 bedroom home closed on August 14th for $1,375,000.00. It was listed at $1,450,000.00. It was on the market for 23 days.

If you are interested in buying a home in Western Springs please call me at 708-334-5356. Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Call today for a free appraisal!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Springdale Civic Association for Springdale in Western Springs

The dues for the Springdale Civic Association are $35.00 annually. If you live in Springdale it pays for an annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park and this past spring for a Bowling Night at the Brunswick Zone. To kick-off the summer they had a Concert in the Park with complementary Mazzone's Italian Ice. In July they had their First Annual Senior Luncheon at the Flame Restaurant. Over 60 residents enjoyed an afternoon of live music, a four course meal and a free raffle. All for the low cost of $8.00 per person. Everyone had a wonderful time and it is sure to be an annual event!

This September they are having a Golf Outing and the Neighborhood Garage Sale. And in October there is the Halloween Pizza party open to all Springdale residents after a night of Trick or Treating(or passing out candy).

The year end event is the Progressive Dinner where everyone gathers at someone's house for appetizers, then smaller groups break off and go to someone's house for dinner and everyone meets up again at yet another house for dessert.

The dues also pay for the landscaping at all the entrances as well as to maintain a "slush" fund in case of an emergency. The SCA strives to provide something for all the residents here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Home for sale in Old Town of Western Springs

I told you when this one got listed that I thought it was a great buy and it got a contract in 10 days! Let me help you find a home in Western Springs. Linda Hanley Kelly 708-334-5356

Just listed....this home on Forest in Old Town sits on a 50 x 183 lot. It has 3 br's, 1 bath and is for sale for $425,000. Needs rehabbing or adding on to but I personally think it is a great buy! To see it call me, Linda Hanley Kelly at 708-334-5356(Charles Rutenberg Realty). If you have a friend looking in town have them call me....they will thank you!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Creative Door in Western Springs is Closing

After many years in Western Springs the Creative Door will be closing. It has been a great store to get supplies for many artistic projects. I personally will be sad to see them go.

They are currently selling all of their inventory for 30% off. Stop in and stock up. Fall is coming and it is a wonderful time of the year to work on some "Martha Stewart" type crafts.

They are located at 807 Burlington Avenue in Western Springs.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Buying in Western Springs

Call me at 708-334-5356 I have been helping people find homes in the area for a long time. I have references available upon request. If you or any or your friends are looking for a good real estate agent, please give me a call. I have a variety of services and prices available depending on your needs.
Looking forward to hearing from you-Linda Hanley Kelly, broker
Charles Rutenberg Realty

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Properties in Western Springs that have closed this year

I started posting closings as they happen at the beginning of July. So far this year 93 properties have been reported closed through the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois. This includes condos, townhomes and single family homes. The sale price of 45 of the homes was under $500,000 and 48 closed over $500,000. Of the 48 that closed over $500,000 13 sold for over a million.

If you are thinking of selling and would like a consultation please call me at 708-334-5356. I have over 25 years working full-time in Western Springs. I currently live in Springdale of Western Springs and have a home in Field Park of Western Springs. I raised my children in Old Town South in Western Springs.

Broker at Charles Rutenberg Realty

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Closings for August 4th in Western Springs

Ridge Acres in Western Springs...totally rehabbed home went up for sale 22 days ago for $489,900 and sold for $470,000.

Springdale of Western Springs
This brick ranch was at 403 Rugeley and took 10 days to sell.
It went up for sale for $399,000 and closed at $388,500.
This was a well cared for home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Home had new roof.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Recent closings in Western Springs

4317 Woodland in Old Town

Originally listed for $2,950,000-lowered to $2,395,000

Closed on August 1 for $2,250,000 Market Time-471 Days!

3921 Ellington in Field Park

Originally listed for $529,900-lowered to $450,000

Closed July 30, 2008 for $407,000 Market Time-477 Days!