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Elmhurst Open Houses for April 18th & 19th

by Thomas Makinney

Join us at 610 Lakewood, 824 Colfax, or 704 S Mitchell this weekend!

 

610 Lakewood

Oak Brook

04/19/2015  02:00 PM

4:00 PM



824 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$879,000

704 S Mitchell Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$688,000

214 N West Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$175,000

 

305 E North End Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$289,000

 

893 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$312,000

 

899 S York St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$339,000

 

15W035 Harrison St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$340,000

 

545 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$345,000

 

429 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$390,000

 

392 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$399,900

 

521 N Walnut St

Elmhurst 04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$429,000

 

380 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$430,000

 

925 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$434,888

 

408 W Avery St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$499,000

 

450 E Oriole Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$525,000

 

205 N Indiana St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$579,000

 

432 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$699,000

 

428 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 AM

3:00 PM

$749,900

 

230 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$759,900

 

497 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

$799,900

 

458 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$849,900

 

423 E Third St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$865,000

 

254 N Ridgeland Ave

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$895,000

 

300 E Marion St

Elmhurst

04/19/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$1,645,000

It’s Back! District 205’s “Top Pizza” Event Returns

by Thomas Makinney

Who will win, and who will be told to pack their pepperonis and go home?

“Top Pizza,” a District 205 Top Chef-style competition, will put local pizzerias toe to toe in a fight to determine who makes the best pizza in ELmhurst. The winner will be determined in a voting system among the taste-testing attendees.

Last year over 350 judges weighed in and Roberto’s took the distinuished gold metal for Elmhurst’s Best Pizza. Will they be able to defend their title as champion this year?

Give them your best Tom Colichio stare-down and join the judges tonight at 5:30 in the York High School Commons.  Admission is just $10, and that gets you a sampling of every pizza vendor’s best offerings. 

The Top Pizza event is hosted by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence, and tickets are available at elmhurst205.org/foundation_pizza or at the door.

Ready to make the move to one of Chicago’s best suburbs? Give us a call at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.MariaandTom.com

Elmhurst Open House List for April 11 & 12

by Thomas Makinney
Stop by and visit us at 687 N West, 621 S Fern, or 340 E Highland this weekend!
 

687 N West Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$619,900

621 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$790,000

340 E Highland Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$355,000

 

105 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$131,900

 

394 W Avery St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 03:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$229,900

 

752 N Lombard St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$289,900

 

890 S Cadwell Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$299,000

 

893 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$312,000

 

727 N Lombard St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$329,900

 

269 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$339,900

 

314 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

04/11/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$349,900

 

 

 

556 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$388,000

 

380 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$430,000

 

593 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM- 3:00 PM

$489,900

 

408 W Avery St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM- 3:00 PM

$499,000

 

880 S Kent Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$639,900

298 E Church St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$649,000

 

106 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$679,000

 

184 N Glade Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$699,500

 

32 Windsor Dr

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$699,900

 

264 N Glenview Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$725,000

 

230 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$759,900

 

281 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$839,000

 

423 E Third St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$865,000

 

294 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$879,000

 

742 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$884,000

 

256 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$985,000

 

239 E South St

Elmhurst

04/12/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,375,000

Elmhurst Open House List for March 20th & 21st

by Thomas Makinney

112 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$639,000

685 N West Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$650,000

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$229,000

 

15W480 Concord St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$240,000

 

285 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$269,000

 

436 W Commonwealth Ln

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$320,000

 

733 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$330,000

 

160 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$339,000

 

269 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$339,900

 

265 S Boyd Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$414,900

 

834 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$420,000

 

380 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$449,750

 

404 E Church St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$469,000

 

934 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$474,900

 

380 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$514,000

 

337 N Oak St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$519,000

 

506 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$536,900

 

188 N Clinton Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$585,000

 

219 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$649,900

 

106 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$679,000

 

432 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$719,000

 

318 S Fair Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$724,900

 

770 S York St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$759,000

 

229 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$809,900

 

511 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$824,900

 

458 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$859,900

 

423 E Third St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$865,000

 

742 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$889,000

 

109 S Chandler Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$895,000

 

662 S Sunnyside Ave

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,495,900

 

300 E Marion St

Elmhurst

03/22/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,645,000

Interesting News for Buyers on the Fence

by Thomas Makinney

If you are casually browsing all the new listings this Spring season has to offer, now may be the time to take the next step. 

A statement released by the Federal Reserve suggests that buyers on the fence could still get in before we see a hike in interest rates.  The first rate hike in ten years could come later in the year, which is actually later than earlier projections of an increase in June. 

While these are just predictions and not fact, the Federal Reserve and the US central bank have arrived at this likely conclusion after considering the potential of wage growth and unemployment numbers continuing to drop, resulting in inflation that would trigger an increase in rates.  This news should encourage the casual listing browsers to make their move and get in while rates are this low, or they could be kicking themselves in 2016.

If you are ready to take the next step, now is a great time. Give the Gracik Makinney Group a call at 630-441-5570, or visit us on the web at www.MariaandTom.com to check out all the great new properties hitting the market in the Elmhurst area. 

Elmhurst Open House List for March 14 & 15th

by Thomas Makinney

990 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 2:00 PM

$562,500

701 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 02:00 PM

$679,000

305 N Ridgeland Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$224,900

 

117 E North Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$249,900

 

285 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$269,000

 

334 N Oak St

Elmhurst

03/14/2015 01:00 AM

$329,000

 

567 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

03/14/2015 01:00 PM

$369,900

 

111 W Eggleston Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$370,000

 

235 N Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$390,000

 

593 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$489,900

 

880 S Kent Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

 

$639,900

298 E Church St

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$659,000

 

318 S Fair Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$724,900

 

401 S Hill Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$849,900

 

742 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

03/15/2015 01:00 PM

$889,000

 

NASCAR great and Elmhurst native Fred Lorenzen was recently honored with the highest achievement NASCAR offers, a place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Now 80 years old, but once known as “Fearless Freddie,” Lorenzen humbly accepted the honor.  

While the hall of fame recognition is a great moment in Fearless Freddie’s lifetime, his most proud moments in the sport were actually beating his rival and long time hero, Curtis Turner back in 1961, and winning the Daytona 500 trophy in 1965.

Lorenzen left the sport to start a family in the early 70’s after many achievements, including earning more winnings in a single year in 1963.

Freddie celebrated his final victory at the induction ceremony, where he was saw old friends, met lifelong fans, and revisited his great memories from a successful career.
 

If you’re interested in becoming a proud Elmhurst resident and joining the lucky people who call Elmhurst home, give the Gracik Makinney Group a call at 630-441-5570 or visit us on the web at www.MariaandTom.com to check out available listings.

 

One Earth Film Festival Comes to Elmhurst

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst Environmental Sustainability Efforts Continue

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90Elmhurst residents are fortunate to live in a community that is passionate about the environment, and dedicated to making the world a better and more energy efficient place.
In the latest of eco-friendly events here in town, the “Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition” is pairing up with Elmhurst College to bring you the One Earth Film Festival of 2015. 

Film festival features will include a series of documentaries and films that put the spotlight on sustainability, climate change, the farming industry, and the power we have to make great changes within our community as well as globally.
Attendees can stick around after the films for Q & A sessions, or visit informational booths in the lobbies to learn more about specific causes, products, and groups.

 The film festival debuts in Elmhurst this Friday.  More details about the events of the film festival can be found on their website www.greencommunityconnections.org/one-earth-film-fest/

 

Looking for an energy-efficient home? The Gracik Makinney Group can help you in the home buying process to make sure your next home is a eco-friendly! Give us a call at 630-441-5570

Elmhurst Open House List for March 7th & 8th

by Thomas Makinney

308 N Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$354,500

 

380 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$449,750

 

317 S Chandler Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$550,000

 

687 N West Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$619,900

 

701 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$695,000

 

318 S Fair Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$724,900

 

777 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

03/07/2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$750,000

 

511 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$824,900

 

401 S Hill Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$849,900

 

458 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$859,900

 

423 E Third St

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$865,000

 

742 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$889,000

 

728 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$989,000

 

112 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

03/08/2015 01:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,280,000

Dust off your green pants and leprechaun hats!  The 19th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is here.  This weekend, Saturday March 7th on the east and west sides of Spring Road, come out and take part in the legendary festivities.
Think the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade is just like the rest? Think again!

Most town parades don’t feature an “Armpit Orchestra.”  The Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra was inspired by comedian Bill Murray in the movie Stripes, and founded by a local group in 2009. 

THE EAO brings some variety and humor to the parade with an army of 50 men playing kazoos, cowbells, wash-boards, bucket drums, and more zany musical instruments not found in your typical parade band. The group hopes to someday be graced by the presence of Bill Murray himself to lead the band.  Could this year be the year? You’ll have to attend to find out!

The second largest St. Patricks Day in the Chicagoland area, the parade kicks off at the intersection of Wilson and Spring Roads at noon on Saturday. Join the Elmhurst community for fun, food, music, entertainment, and celebration of all things Irish.

Not an Elmhurst resident yet? What are you waiting for! Join one of Chicagoland’s greatest suburbs. Give the Gracik Makinney Group a call at 630-441-5570, or visit us on the web at www.MariaandTom.com for more information and local listings.

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