Archive for July, 2010

Illinois Sales Tax Holiday Means Back to School For Less

Going back to school can be expensive. In fact, according to the 2010 Huntington Backpack Index, the average cost to send a child back to school with all the school-recommended supplies this fall is approximately $474 for elementary school, $545 for middle school and $1,000 for high school students! Only middle-school costs increased from the [Read More]

No Clear Plan for Former School Site in Wheaton

Wheaton city council members met this week to discuss ideas for redeveloping a 22-acre site that used to be a middle school. Ideas were formed. Decisions were not. Steve Friedman, of S. B. Friedman & Company, offered an array of development choices from residential to commercial to mixed-use. And each has its own sets of [Read More]

July 28, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Dupage County

A New Start for New Construction

There’s good news for new construction. Well, sort of. The U.S. Commerce Department is reporting that the sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6 percent to 330,000 units in June. Of course, this is coming off May’s historic low of only 267,000 new homes sold. If you average out the number of homes sold [Read More]

July 28, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Featured

Low Down Payment Programs Still Available for Certain Chicago Home Buyers

The Equifax Personal Finance Blog gives information and links for two types of programs that do not require the higher down payments that have become typical in today’s market. Most lenders are requiring at least 5 percent down, but loans are still out there for $100 or even zero down. Real estate expert Ilyce Glink [Read More]

July 27, 2010 | Author: Carol Morgan | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Featured, Homebuying Tips

Sneak a Peak into a Suburban LEED-Certified Home

Want to see a completed LEED Platinum certified home right here outside Chicago? The Gworek Residence, located at 842 Oakwood in Wilmette, will be opening its doors for registrants to take a LEED tour this Friday. The energy-efficient home, which was designed by Holbert and Associates Architects and built by Scott Simpson Builders for a [Read More]

July 27, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, Green Living, In the Burbs

Chicago Flood Victims: Save Your Stuff at U-Haul for Free

U-Haul wants to help those Chicago area residents affected by this last weekend’s massive rainfall. Homes throughout the area were flooded and some residents had to be evacuated due to the five to seven inches of rain that enveloped our area on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago [Read More]

July 27, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Charities, Featured

Home Flooded, Need Help: Get it the Right Way

It hasn’t rained for days, but Chicago and suburban residents are still drying out after near-record rainfalls Friday night and early Saturday morning flooded streets, viaducts and basements. In fact, it’s been the wettest July on record to date. Many homeowners are going to have to hire outside help to fix their water damage, and [Read More]

July 26, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News
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