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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I thought you price range was around $600,000 to $750,000. What is it? Maybe I can be you agent. LOL.
I updated the thread with our new price range after we lost everything on our house sale in Santa Cruz. We're now in the $500-$550 range and even that is a huge stretch. We walked away with nothing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Small and conservative is worse than medium and conservative.
Agreed!
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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Thats tough here in Chicago, might be able to work something out. It is possible in this market to get a $675,000 home for $500,000, just so you know. Chicago has hit bottom.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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Thanks, but we're in the $500-$550K range.
Did you look at the house on Comstock today (in Ravinia)? If so, how was it?

Also, there's a house on Pleasant in the 500 block that's in the low $500's or high $400's. It has a screened in front porch. Not really your style, I don't think, but in your price range. I'm sure your realtor drove you by both of these...
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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Here is what I worked out for you in Glencoe:

Single Family Home - 345 Brookside LN, Glencoe, IL, 60022 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/realestate/glencoe-il-60022-1099967785/ - broken link)

Single Family Home - 250 GREENWOOD RD, GLENCOE, IL, 60022 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/realestate/glencoe-il-60022-1087164945/ - broken link)

Single Family Home - 615 DUNDEE RD, GLENCOE, IL, 60022 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/realestate/glencoe-il-60022-1096639318/ - broken link)

Single Family Home - 1134 GREEN BAY RD, GLENCOE, IL, 60022 - Realtor.com (http://www.realtor.com/realestate/glencoe-il-60022-1095710927/ - broken link)
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Paige65-- GLAD YOU CHIMED IN!

Most reliable source of info for Highland Park I've encountered. We also are hoping for Ravinia-- although the size yard we want is proving tricky to find.

FYI Ravinia had an Earth Festival in the spring. And a farmer's market every Wednesday. They also had a neighborhood association at one point-- not sure how active it is now-- that showed me there was an "activist" streak there somewhere.

If you get back up that way and happen to drive down Beech Street, look out over the ravine at the bridge. You'll see a really neat mid-century modern that was used in Ferris Bueller's day off-- for the Ferrarri falling out of the garage scene.
I've always wondered where that was! It was obviously designed by a Chicago Mies disciple... Do you know the "name" of the house? Or the architect? I'm getting more interested in Chicago's single-family home architecture, which always takes a backseat to Chicago's giant catalog of canonical high-rises.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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One of the great things about the NS villages is that the village halls all have files on every house. Anyone can just go in and ask to see the file. I found the architect of my house because I have a twin house. My village didn't have the architect listed,but the twin house in the next village had it in their file.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Ugggh. Golf is not the place for a treehugging, breastfeeding liberal. They'd shun you!
Doesn't just about everyone breastfeed these days? At least for a while? And there has to be liberals there! And environmentalists too!

I always think of the western suburbs and southwestern suburbs as being more conservative than the North Shore, but maybe I'm wrong? Did anyone think to look at the past voting records of all of these North Shore towns? If a town went 75% for Bush in 2004 (after Bush had made enough mistakes for any moderate to know better), it probably isn't the right place for our home-searcher...
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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Well there are people who breastfeed for 3 months in a dark hidden room, and people who breast feed for several years and refuse to hide in a back bedroom. Jay is one of the latter.

A small conservative community will give more bashlash to a noncomformist, than a larger conservative community. The larger community probably already has a liberal contingent.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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This doesn't break things down by town, but here is the 2004 presidential election results broken down by Congressional District (congressional results are also listed). As you can see, the North Shore does have a more liberal bend to it than the other suburban districts! Yay North Shore! Though Lake County is more conservative than the communities to the south.

It's a little misleading, though. It states that Jan Schakowsky's district is "Northern Chicago Suburbs, Evanston", but she is my representative all the way down here in Uptown, so she obviously has a big chunk of the North Side. That would skew the results liberal, since the North Side "Lakefront Liberals" are kind of notoriously the most left-wing politicians anywhere.

WARNING... PDF!

http://www.polidata.us/pub/reports/17a4a4a.pdf
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