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Fresh and Local Right Here in Elmhurst

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At L.W. Reedy, our motto is “local agents, local interests, local … matters.” And for us, this extends beyond real estate. Today we ramp up our regular posts about our community restaurants, shops, organizations and events to feature opportunities to purchase fresh food locally. Our two favorite farm fresh ways to shop local are the Elmhurst Farmers Market and Bob’s Fresh and Local. The […]

The View from 101 York – July

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Happy summer! What are you doing to stay out of … or embrace … the summer heat? Check out these activities we’ve spotted from our view at 101 York. Fun in the Sun Urban Kayaks open now Chicago Riverfront Fishing open now Lakeview Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace More Kayaking … and Paddle Boats open now Naperville […]

L.W. Reedy’s 2018 Fireworks Guide

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Celebrate Independence Day while watching hot air balloons in Lisle, sampling the restaurants of Oak Brook, or cruising Lake Michigan. Our guide to local fireworks displays lists just a sampling of local Independence Day celebrations. For a more complete listing, check out the Illinois Fireworks Displays website. Bensenville LibertyFest Redmond Recreational Complex, Bensenville July 4 Lisle Eyes to the […]

The View from 101 York – May

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School’s out! This month’s View from 101 York covers family fun during this first month of summer break. Outdoor Music Outdoor Concerts at Cantigny Park all summer long Cantigny Park, Wheaton Elmhurst College Summer Jazz Concert June 16 Elmhurst College Millenium Park Summer Music Series dates throughout the summer Wilder Park, Elmhurst Outdoor Theater Movies […]

A Data Check on the Spring Market

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By now we all know how important the spring market is for Chicagoland real estate. Contrary to our calendars and weather reports, the spring market typically starts in early February and lasts through Memorial Day. It is the time period that we usually see the most real estate activity. Last year, 44% of all deals […]

What’s My House Worth: The Accuracy of Online Estimates

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What’s my house worth? A question so familiar in the real estate industry that almost every website has a quick-click “value my house” button. While that AVM (Automated Valuation Model) button website is fun to play with, it can’t replace the local knowledge, experience and familiarity a professional Realtor brings to the valuation process. Zillow’s Zestimate […]

Home Is Where the Art Is

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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. With more than 66 years helping people find homes, we at L.W. Reedy know that every person’s concept of home is different. We also know everyone has emotions attached to their concept of home, however […]

No Shushing in this Library!

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Shhhhhh. It’s the time-honored call for silence you expect to hear when you enter a library. But you won’t hear it from your Elmhurst Public Library children’s librarians. Walking into the 15-year-old, well-used children’s department, you are greeted with children’s voices and laughter. Communications Assistant Carol Pavlik smiles ear to ear, describing the area as […]

The View from 101 York – April

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This month’s View from 101 York is all about enjoying being outside … finally! Outdoor Art Century Walk Open now Downtown Naperville Art in the Park May 5 and 6 Wilder Park, Elmhurst Troll Hunt Watch the artist work starting May 7, the hunt begins June 22 Morton Arboretum, Lisle Get Out the Bikes Elmhurst […]

Top Ten Spring Clean-Up Tips

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We tend to fear that we’ll jinx ourselves when we start preparing for spring by putting away the snow shovels and taking the covers off the patio furniture, but we’re going to brave the voo doo to help our clients properly prepare for spring. We asked our good friends at Erwin Steinhebel & Sons Landscaping to […]