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3rd Quarter Elmhurst Housing Market Update

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Now that the 3rd quarter is in the books for 2018, we can see that the overall numbers for Elmhurst continue to be strong.  Trends are similar to the 2018 first and second quarter reports. The average sales price in Elmhurst is up 6.7% from this time last year.    The market time —days on market […]

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 […]

2017 Housing Market Recap

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As the dust settles on the 2017 real estate market, let’s take a look back on the 2017  Elmhurst market and find out what experts are saying about 2018. On the whole, Elmhurst pricing was flat for 2017.  The median sales price ended up right where it started at $400,000, but that wasn’t without some dips and […]

Fall Housing Market Update

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As we enter the fall housing market, you may be curious about how the Elmhurst housing market has faired so far this year, especially if you’re considering a move over the next year or so. Elmhurst’s average sale’s price has been largely flat for 2017. In looking back at Elmhurst’s recent history, that’s not much […]

Should I Rent or Should I Own?

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A Real Estate 101 Post People choose to rent rather than buy their home for many reasons: New college grads may not be ready to set down roots. A family relocated for a job change may want explore a new community by renting before committing to a neighborhood by buying. Financial difficulties may necessitate renting while a family […]

Market Update

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Melting snow and emerging tulips tend to signal more than just springtime to people considering buying or selling a home. Springtime means the start of the spring real estate market, which is typically considered the best time to buy or sell a home. How is the Elmhurst market doing this year?  According to our research, […]

The Queen Still Reigns in Architecture

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We are starting a new series looking at popular architectural designs. Our first foray into the world of architecture will be the Queen Anne style.  Richard Norman Shaw popularized it in England from 1860 to 1900. A type of Victorian design, this style has nothing to do with Queen Anne who died in 1714, but […]

Are You Prepared to Entertain Old Man Winter?

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The mercury is dropping and it’s time to think about weatherizing your home. Tackle a task or two every weekend and you’ll be ready when the first snowflake falls. Safety first. Hire a professional to check your furnace if you skipped it in the spring. Don’t wait until you turn the switch and nothing happens. […]

Your Grass Will Be Greener

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Warm weather is finally here and your yard is crying for a little attention. Here are some tips for making your yard happy, while still giving you a little time for an afternoon in the hammock. Before you even go outside, get your tools cleaned up and sharpened. No one wants to get motivated to […]

Look West to Graue Woods

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Today’s subdivision, Graue Woods, is actually two separate areas, on either side of North Avenue at the far west side of Elmhurst. For now, we will focus on the south section between North Avenue and 2nd Street and from West Avenue to Villa Park Avenue. In 1833, the Graues of Hanover, Germany arrived in the […]