Thursday, April 26, 2012

Closed in Springdale of Western Springs 5404 Caroline

This was a very nice home with a great floor plan and beautiful decorating. I showed it many times and the buyers all felt it had an exceptionally nice feel to it. With that said it was on the market for 217 days. It started at $1,199,000 and was lowered to $1,149,000. Than relisted at $1,099,000 and lowered to $1,049,000. Than back on the market for $999,900-at this point it took 63 days to sell for $976,000. Home had a bigger than usual backyard for Springdale, 4 bedrooms, nice mudroom, unfinished basement, no third floor. In 2007 it was my listing and the home that was torn down sold for $340,000.

Start cleaning...May 5th is the annual clean-up day in Western Springs

Get everything you want to get rid of out on the curb by Saturday morning, May 5th. ANNUAL CLEAN-UP DAY

Closed in Springdale of Western Springs 211 Dierks

Listed for $479900 and sold in 5 days for $480,000. 3 bedroom, 3 bath totally renovated. Home was renovated previously and put on the market for $659900 and lowered to $579,000 in a 400 day period. It was put back on the market for $449,000 and lowered to $310,000 in another 257 days. It was than put on the market for $286,00 as a bank foreclosure. At this point the home had been stripped of moldings, doors, cabinets, and much more. Sold in 28 days for $301,100.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Western Springs Private Music Studio-Piano for all ages!

If you are looking for an excellent music teacher I have a great recommendation for you. I personally have known Lucian for years and sold him his house. Private music studio in Western Springs offers piano lessons for all ages and levels. Music teacher with 17 years of experience offers lessons in piano, music theory, and music appreciation, as well as advanced instruction in music harmony, counterpoint, form and analysis. Convenient location in downtown Western Springs. Competitive rates, discounts for multiple students from the same family. References available upon request. If interested or would like more information please call Lucian Blaga at 708-623-9941 or email him at

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Closed in Forest Hills 5244 Lawn

On the market for 466 days. Home originally listed for $835 and lowered to $797,500 than 765 to 749,500 and than 719900 and 685 and 639. Final list price $599,000 and sold for $575,000. Home had a very nice addition and was conveniently located to public and private grade schools. 5 bedroom, 4 bath, corner lot.

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4200 Grand

On the market for 42 days. This home was built in 1907 and sits in an ideal Old Town location(63 x 151 lot). 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and only a short walk to town and train. Closed for $616297.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lyons Township All School Art Show

The talents of LTHS art students will be on display at the South Campus Corral on Gilbert/Willow Springs Road just past the Garden Market Shopping Center. Thursday, April 26 & 27th 3-5 pm, April 28th 10 am - 4 pm, April 29th noon-4 pm, May 1,2,3,4 3-5pm, May 5th 10 am -4 pm and Sunday May 6th noon to 4 pm. Come see the local talent!

Western Springs Raffle Prize for April 23rd

This is a prize that everyone loves! Kirschbaums in Western Springs has terrific cake donuts. I could probably eat 3 or 4 by myself and that is why I will be dropping them off at one of your homes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Closed 5313 Woodland in Forest Hills

Built in 1957 this home has hardwood floors and showed nicely. 4 bedroom, 2 bath and 2 fireplaces. On the market for 126 days. It started at $419,900 and was lowered to $395,000 than $375,000. Closed on April 17th for $362,500.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Closed in Ridgewood of Western Springs

April 16th, 2012 and there were two closings in Ridgewood today.
The home at 1002 Longmeadow in Western Springs Sold in May of 2010 for $425,000 Listed in 2012 for $419,900 and sold in 23 days for $405,000 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath This two story home at 5715 Lawn in Ridgewood was first listed in March 2007 for $769,000 and lowered to $759-on the market for 101 days Put back on in June 2007 $749,000 lowered to 719 than 699,900 308 days on the market October 2008 $679,900 150 days more on the market March 2009 $649,900 203 days, April 2010 $599,900 56 days March 6, 2012 put on for $529,900 and closed for $510,000 on April 16th 1970 two story with 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on a 166 x 154 x 128 lot

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15th Raffle Prize for Western Springs Raffle

I will be giving away a pot of pansies. At this time of the year I really miss Vaughans Garden Center. I will find the winner some beautiful pansies. Just not sure where they will be from.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Closed 1101 Ridge Lane in Ridgewood of Western Springs

On the market for 30 days. Started at $559,000 lowered to $549,000 and sold for $520,000. 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary in Ridgewood. Lots of space!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Win two tickets to the LaGrange Annual Rotary Club Spaghetti dinner!

Number 100 on April 9th wins two tickets! Given to me by the Rotary Club. Please join the LaGrange Rotary Club at its 17th Annual Spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m on Tues., April 24, at the American Legion, 900 S. LaGrange Road in LaGrange. Tickets are $8 per person and kids under 5 are free. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Questions? Contact Some of the nonprofits are Helping Hand and the Community Nurses.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Closed Ridge Acres of Western Springs 4433 HowardT

This home was on the market for $775,000 and sold for $780,000. 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath on a 50 x 213 lot with a three car garage. Home was very sharp inside. On the market for 6 days!

Closed in Forest Hills of Western Springs 5308 Fair Elms

3 bedroom, 1 bath home on a slab on a 60 x 150 lot. Home was listed for $249,900 and sold for $229,000. Home is a teardown. Sold in 6 days. By the way I sold this home.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2nd Western Springs Raffle Prize $50 gift certificate to Massage Envy

The previous winner of this gift certificate said she is too busy for a massage! I think she really needs one but she has asked me to reraffle it so I am giving it to number 77 this week.

Closed in Old Town of Western Springs 4150 Central

Listed and sold for $639,500 Great location and a 51 x 200 foot lot. 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath on the market for 12 days.

Closed 3917 Franklin in Field Park of Western Springs

60 x 131 Lot Older Georgian with 3 br, 1 1/2 bath originally listed for $395,000 and lowered to $325,000 Sold for $320,000 On the market for 228 days