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Elmhurst Open House List for August 16 & 17

by Thomas Makinney

621 S Fern Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 02:00 PM
$850,000

600 S York St
Elmhurst
8/16/2014 12:00 PM
$172,900

 

786 N Indiana St
Elmhurst
8/16/2014 02:00 PM
$264,850

 

471 E May St
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$299,900

 

890 S Cadwell Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$324,900
 

131 E North Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$424,000

 

449 N Larch Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$424,900

 

910 S Prospect Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$437,500

 

355 S Fair Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 12:00 PM
$449,500

 

325 E Huntington Ln
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$475,000

 

156 N Myrtle Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 01:00 PM
$499,000

 

267 W North Ave
Elmhurst
8/17/2014 02:00 PM
$550,000

Partner up with a Winning Team!

by Thomas Makinney

Did you know The Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group is in the top 0.1% of all agents nationwide?

According to RealTrends 2014 study, we are proud to say we made the list and qualified as one of America’s Best Real Estate Teams.

Americas Best and Trulia.jpgWe’d also like to thank the local businesses who team up with us to promote their winning services alongside ours.

Special thanks to Jack Jones of Fairway Mortgage, Joerg Seifert Law Offices P.C., DeSimone Landscaping, and HB Jones.

Not looking to buy or sell at the moment? You can still partner up with a winning team, as we invite local Elmhurst businesses to join us on our monthly publication which reaches nearly 3,000 residents in the area!

Contact us today for more information on how our Elmhurst businesses can work together by calling us at 630-441-5570 or visiting our Contact Page on www.MariaandTom.com today!

Elmhurst Open House List for August 9 & 10

by Thomas Makinney

293 Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$272,000

 

 

878 Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 AM

$275,000

 

 

890 Cadwell Ave

Elmhurst

8/10/2014 01:00 PM

$324,900

 

 

417 Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$325,000

 

801 Indiana St

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 12:00 PM

$329,000

 

 

341 Poplar Ave 

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 12:30 PM

$359,900

 

 

101 Adams St

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$439,900

 

646 Edgewood Ave

Elmhurst

8/10/2014 01:00 PM

$445,000

 

362 Webster Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 12:00 PM

$459,000

 

325 Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$475,000

 

380 Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$495,000

 

 

270 Walnut St

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$495,000

 

 

267 North Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 02:00 AM

$550,000

 

 

269 Third St

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$769,900

 

 

770 York St

Elmhurst

8/10/2014 01:00 PM

$799,000

 

 

109 Chandler Ave

Elmhurst

08/10/2014 01:00 PM

$929,000

Make the Most of Summer in Elmhurst

by Thomas Makinney

Summer is not over yet! Before the ice cream melts and the nights get shorter, check these local activities off your summer bucket list:

What: Elmhurst Farmers Market
Where: 115 East Vallette
Cost: Free
When: Wednesdays through October 29

What: Block to Block Party Music Series
Where: Elmhurst City Centre
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday Nights through August

What: Elmhurst Community Bike Ride
Where:  Wilder Park
Cost: Free
When: Sunday at 3pm

What: Kite Fest
Where: Berens Park
Cost: Free
When: August 10, 11am – 4pm
 

What: 2nd Annual ParkPalooza Festival
Where: Berens Park
Cost: Free
When: August 23, 5-10pm

What: Fishing Derby
Where:  Eldridge Park
Cost: Free
When: September 20, 10am

What: Sox vs. Cubs Exhibit
Where: Elmhurst Historical Museum
Cost: Free
When: Through September 28

What: “Life Loggers: Chronicling the Everyday” Art Exhibit
Where: Elmhurst Art Museum
Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Children & Seniors
When: Through August 17
 

Know of other events going on in the area? Drop us a line and we will be happy to include it in our next roundup! We love hearing from our Elmhurst neighbors. If you’re looking to relocate in the area, we would be happy to help. Give us a call at 630-441-5570 or visit our website at www.MariaAndTom.com to check out available listings.

Elmhurst Open House List for August 2nd & 3rd

by Thomas Makinney

600 S York St
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 10:00 AM
$179,900

 

310 W Fremont Ave
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$263,900

 

471 E May St
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$299,900

 

573 W Fay Ave
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 12:00 PM
$309,000

 

449 N Larch Ave
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$424,900

 

131 E North Ave
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$434,000

 

362 E Webster Ave
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 12:00 PM
$459,000

 

101 W Adams St
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$459,900

 

460 E East Ct
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 01:00 PM
$799,900

 

696 S Fairfield Ave
Elmhurst
8/02/2014 01:00 PM
$889,000

 

410 W Second St
Elmhurst
8/03/2014 12:00 PM$920,000

Last week, the second edition of the Prairie State Cycling Series at Elmhurst proved to be a huge success, drawing 400 entries of local rookies and international professionals alike.  The popularity of the race could be bikesign-jpg-20131022.jpglargely attributed to one of Elmhurst’s more recent and distinguished recognitions...

Did you know Elmhurst is one of only EIGHT communities in Illinois to be an officially designated bike-friendly community?

Three hundred communities nationwide can say that, and Elmhurst is proud to be one of them.
Being a bike-friendly city is great for both the health of community members as well as the environment.  For many home-seekers, bike-ability is a huge draw when considering a move to a new town.  The Elmhurst Bike Task Force worked hard to put together the necessary plans in order to achieve this designation, as well as placing EPD Bike Photo.jpga higher priority on accommodating the ‘casual cyclist.’ The task force wanted to focus on making it easy for anyone to just hop on a bike and run to the store, rather than focus on a niche of die-hard cyclists. Beyond giving Elmhurst an easy and fun way to commute around town, this plan and execution demonstrated commitment to achieve a goal as a community.

Did the recent race get your mind in gear to take up casual cycling? If you’re ready to get back on the bike and see what all the bike friendly fuss is about, but don’t want to over-commit (or over-spend), check out one of the used biked stores nearby in Chicago for great deals, as recently featured in TimeOutChicago Magazine.  Get yourself comfortable with the different options and styles and find what is right for you, without breaking the bank!  This is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the trails.

We never run out of Elmhurst Pride.  If you’re looking to relocate to Elmhurst, we are happy to help welcome anyone to the community and help you find your new home. Please give us a call at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.MariaAndTom.com for more information!

Elmhurst Open House List for July 26 & 27

by Thomas Makinney

Here's your Open House list for the weekend!

293 N Geneva Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$298,000
 

341 S Poplar Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 12:30 PM
$359,900

 

436 E Huntington Ln
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$379,900

 

449 N Larch Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$424,900

 

265 W Eggleston Ave
Elmhurst
07/27/2014 1:00 PM
$514,900

 

296 E Van Buren St
Elmhurst
07/27/2014 1:00 PM
$654,900

 

668 N Kenilworth Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$700,000

 

269 E Third St
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$789,900

 

460 E East Ct
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$799,900

 

240 N Maple Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 12:00 PM
$825,000

 

252 E Elmhurst Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 12:00 PM
$859,900

 

401
S Hawthorne Ave
Elmhurst
7/27/2014 1:00 PM
$860,000

Elmhurst Cycling Classic Kicks Off Today!

by Thomas Makinney

No plans for the day? Head over to Wilder Park to cheer on the cyclists as they hold the line and corner the turns of the S Curve on Elm Park Road.  From 11am – 8pm, amateurs and masters will be demonstrating some serious skills in this leg of the Prairie State Cycling Series.

Watch the thrilling race and catch the party near the Wilder Mansion finish line. Get in the spirit of the race by leaving the car at home and biking to the race, where the Elmhurst Bike Task Force will be hosting free bike valet!  The family friendly spectator Expo Area will include food, music, face painting, art vendors, a cooling station, and raffles.

wilder.jpg

We love living in Elmhurst, and we love helping people find their new Elmhurst homes!  If you’re looking to buy or sell, give us a call at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.MariaAndTom.com.

See you at the race!

 

Elmhurst Open House List for July 19 & 20

by Thomas Makinney

Here's your list of Open Houses in Elmhurst for the weekend!


310 W Fremont Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$264,900

 

362 W Evergreen Ln
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$279,750

 

6 Birch Tree Ct
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$279,900

 

775 S Kearsage Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$329,900

 

450 S Hampshire Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$399,900

 

314 N Elm Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 12:00 PM
$419,900

 

137 Melrose Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$420,000

 

449 N Larch Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$424,900

 

568 S Saylor Ave
Elmhurst
07/21/2014 12:00 AM
$434,000

 

646 S Edgewood Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$459,900

 

536 N Myrtle Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$630,000

 

15W104 Concord St
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$689,000

 

460 E East Ct
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 01:00 PM
$799,900

 

401 S Hawthorne Ave
Elmhurst
07/24/2014 11:00 AM
$860,000

 

252 E Elmhurst Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 12:00 PM
$879,900

 

593 S Swain Ave
Elmhurst
07/20/2014 12:00 PM
$969,000

Elmhurst's Oldest Home is For Sale! Would You Preserve It?

by Thomas Makinney

 

 

hillcottage4.jpgHill Cottage, Elmhurst’s oldest residence and home to writer Carl Sandburg, is for sale.

Originally a tavern and an inn, Hill Cottage was built in 1843, when this magnificent 19th century gem was once a stagecoach stop between Chicago and Fox River Valley.

The tavern pre-dated the town of Cottage Hill, which was named after the establishment, to later be re-named hillcottage.jpgElmhurst. Without a doubt, this structure served as the springboard for the future of Elmhurst as a community.

Currently listed for $750,000, there is no current protection of the historic integrity of this property as it stands today.  Owners consent is required to designate a structure as a historical landmark, and while city representatives claim there hasn’t been much expressed interest to preserve the home, Elmhurst Historical Museum board members say that isn’t so.  
hillcottage2.jpgSo why hasn’t the owner applied for the designation? Often homeowners have misconceptions about what changes or updates can be made to their home under the protection of the Preservation Act. There are at least 50 other homes or structures in Elmhurst that would qualify for preservation, and it may just be a matter of educating homeowners on the hillcottage3.jpgprocess.

With no historic landmark designation under the current seller, many hope that the property is purchased by someone with a sense of nostalgia and strong appreciation for historic value.

If you’re looking for help with buying or selling, the Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group is happy to answer your questions, feel free to visit us on the web or call us at 630-441-5570. 

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