Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Number of single family homes on the market in Western Springs on Dec. 27th

Most of you guessed too high. The actual number that were available on Dec. 27th was 69. There was only one guess under that number. Mitch Johnson guessed 67. Let me know where I can drop your prize off. Linda Hanley Kelly, 708-334-5356

Closed: 3908 Grand Avenue, Western Springs (Old Town)

Charming 2 bedroom home in Old Town. Sold in under a week. Living room w/fireplace, dining room, screen porch. Needed updating. Listed for $389,000 and sold for $372,000. Call today for my professional home appraisal. Working as a full-time agent and broker for the past 32 years. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Single Family Homes for Sale in Western Springs, Il

Guess how many homes are currently on the market as of December 27, 2009
This number does not include any of the homes that have contracts pending on them.

Prize to the one closest without going over....answer will appear on Tuesday.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Closed: 4200 Rose, Western Springs (Old Town)

On the market for $729,900 and lowered to $629,900 this home closed on December 23, 2009 for $590,000. Home was on and off the market for quite awhile. Rehabbed down to the studs. 4 bedroom(3 up and 1 in basement), 2 1/2 baths on a 50 x 132 lot. If selling your home is on your list for the New Year give me a call and we can discuss the listing, staging, pricing and more. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Closed: 4030 Central, Western Springs (Old Town)

Great Location!!! This home was on the market for 35 days. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with first floor family room addition. 50 x 168 lot. List $614,900 and sold for $600,000.
Call today for information on properties available in Western Springs, Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356....Full-time broker.

The Village Club of Western Springs

This is the social club of Western Springs. If you have always wondered about it think about joining it this coming year. http://www.thevillageclub.com/About-Join.html

Friday, December 18, 2009

Western Springs Starbucks Christmas Party

Stop by the Western Springs Starbucks on Saturday, December 18, 2009 from 3-4 for refreshments and holiday sing-a-long. Located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Burlington Avenue in Western Springs. Come early and shop the downtown. Fruit store, Caseys meat market, Clever Girl gift store, Twigs and Stems, Snackers for lunch, the hardward store for last minute decorations and kitchen items, Kirschbaums Bakery, the Uptown Shoppe for Vera Bradley, Competetive Foot for athletic shoes, Alixander Blu for accesories for women, and more. Stay close to home tomorrow and enjoy the Village of Western Springs. Head over to the Theatre of Western Springs at 8 pm for the holiday plays!

Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Avenue in Western Springs

This Week-end only! 2 1 act plays....The Gift & A Christmas Carole: Family Style

Friday the 18th at 8:00pm, Saturday the 19th at 8:00pm and Sunday the 20th at 7:30 pm. No reservations needed. Open seating in the intimate Cattell Theatre. Donations at the door. If you are free any of these 3 nights stop by for a festive, holiday evening.

Closed: 4726 Johnson, Western Springs (Fairview Estates)

4726 Johnson, Western Springs, Il Fairview Estates
This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath bi-level was built in 1959. It sits on a 75 x 132 lot. 3 bedrooms are on the second floor and 1 in LL. Sunroom on back. Nice home with hardwood floors but needs some updating. On the market for $449,900 it took 35 days to sell. Closing on December 16, 2009 with conventional financing. Sale price $425,000. Prepare for the new year by having me give you a consultation on getting your home ready for the spring market!
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Short Sales in Western Springs-These are homes CURRENTLY for sale.

1020 Longmeadow in Ridgewood $479,900
211 Dierks in Springdale $310,000

924 Lawn in Ridgewood $329,000

Call to see some of the good buys in Western Springs....There are quite a few.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Closed: 5445 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs (Forest Hills)

Home on the corner of Lawn and 55th. Solid home in need of updating. Lot size 58 x 187. Originally listed for $299,900 and lowered to $269,900. Sale price $252,000, closed on December 15th, 2009. On the market for 31 days. Conventional financing.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker and full-time agent for the past 30 years! Call me for a free appraisal.

Closed: 3909 Central, Western Springs, Old Town

Unique home on a 100 x 186 lot. 4 bedrooms, loads of character. On the market for 22 days. Listed for $879,000 and sold for $841,000. Closed on December 15th, 2009. Cash sale.
Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker, 708-334-5356

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tower Chorale Christmas Concert Tonight and Tomorrow

REJOICE! A Holiday Celebration with Strings -Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2009 - both at 7:30pm
Our traditional festival of seasonal music will include the ALLEGRO!!! string ensemble from the Western Springs Suzuki School. The Chorale's sacred and secular holiday music will be accompanied by brass, percussion, organ and piano. Join us as we celebrate the season with joyful song. (Click image for larger view (pdf)).

Tickets: Adults $18 ea., Seniors and Students $15 ea. Venue: St John of the Cross Catholic Church, 5005 S. Wolf Rd., Western Springs.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Closed: 4150 Grand Avenue, Western Springs (Old Town)

4150 Grand Avenue was on the market for 113 days. Listed for $624,800 and lowered to $594,900. It closed on December 9, 2009 for $567,000. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath built in 1905. Updated home in walk to train location. Lot size 50 x 150. Give me a call....Linda Hanley Kelly, Broker, 708-334-5356

11 Facts about the Illinois Housing Market

Read about the 11 facts about the Illinios Housing Market. Brought to you from the Illinois Association of Realtors Advocacy Program.

If you will be selling your home in the coming year call me today to discuss what you need to do to prepare your property. 30 years as a full-time agent and resident of Western Springs. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Show at the Theatre of Western Springs

Holiday Show December 4-13, 2009 Peter Pan and Wendy

This magical childhood story comes to life just in time to bring a little magic to the holiday season. Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys as Peter flies into the nursery of the Darling home and they all find their ways through adventures both comical and swashbuckling and learn that growing up isn’t always such a bad thing after. Call the box office for tickets 708-246-3380

Clever Girl Holiday Open House-Dec. 10th

Please join them at the 1st Annual Holiday Open House!
Benefiting The Anti-Cruelty Society
Mingle with other fashion hounds, enjoy cocktails and nibbly bits, and meet a few furry friends in need of a good home. 20% of all the evening’s purchases will benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society and help pets find loving homes and care.

Where: Clever Girl, Downtown Western Springs on Burlington Avenue
When: Thursday, December 10th from 6-9 pm
Help us make the season Merry & Bright!

Enjoy special promotions, drawings, door prizes and more. This will be the perfect time to bring in your Christmas list and shop to benefit pets in need.

For more information. please contact Clever Girl: 708-246-5050

Guest Bartender at Vie in Western Springs Dec. 10th

GUEST BARTENDER THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 at Vie on Lawn Avenue just south of the railroad tracks next to the Post Office. Take a break and have some fun during the hectic holiday season.

LINDA REID-KILZERAnother good time with a guest bartender coming up this Thursday!Linda Reid-Kilzer, a thirty year veteran hair designer working in La Grange, lives in nearby La Grange Park with her 13 year old daughter. Linda loves to dance, cycle, swim, water ski, and has traveled extensively. She's also been interviewed on the Today show, PM magazine, and Monday Makeovers.Linda will be serving one of her favorite drinks, a Black Pearl Martini. Come on in Thursday and try one.

Closed: 5718 Crestview, Western Springs (Ridgewood)

5718 Crestview was on the market for 153 days. Home needed lots of work. 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths on 65 x 150 lot. Listed for $410,000 and lowered to $399. They were looking at all offers and the home sold and closed on December 7th for $300,000.00.
Call me to start looking, Linda Hanley Kelly 708-334-5356

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Contracts on homes in Western Springs so far this December

Since December 1st 4744 Franklin and 3908 Grand have gone under contract. Both are 2 bedroom homes and both were listed for $389,000. Sale price will be posted when they close.

Call today for a free appraisal-Linda at 708-334-5356 Broker, CRR

Friday, December 4, 2009

3837 Grand Avenue in Old Town of Western Springs

3837 Grand Avenue in Western Springs
On the market for 159 days! Built in 2005 this home has 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths with 3 fireplaces on a 50 x 135 lot. Originally listed for $1,470,000-lowered to $1,149,000 and sold for $1,050,000. Closed on December 4th, 2009. This home had many extras-sprinklers, 6th bedroom for nanny, outdoor fireplace and more. Call me for your real estate needs....Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Closed in Springdale of Western Springs

712 Courtland Circle in Springdale
Listed for $449,900 and sold for $418,000. This home was on the market for 33 days. 4 br, 2 1/2 bath built in 1964. Conventional mortgage. This home was well decorated for its' time. In need of updating this home was priced accordingly and sold in a short period of time. Many homes in our town are selling quickly and to qualified buyers who can get a conventional mortgage. The key is listing at the right price. During the times of a seller's market houses were selling quickly and for more money than most of us thought possible. That has changed and the price and condition are very important. Call me to discuss your home....Linda Hanley Kelly 708-334-5356