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Old 05-06-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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If you just watch the listings this time of year you will see some good values. This place is in a nice location near downtown Glen Ellyn, has a nice sized lot, low taxes and is generally well priced. It is pretty obvious the seller and listing agent have not done much to highlight the home's best features / downplay its age. For that reason it probably will not appeal to many buyers, especially those from outside the area. The family that can see past the poor staging might get quite a good deal -- http://www.redfin.com/IL/Glen-Ellyn/.../home/14165909
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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If you just watch the listings this time of year you will see some good values. This place is in a nice location near downtown Glen Ellyn, has a nice sized lot, low taxes and is generally well priced. It is pretty obvious the seller and listing agent have not done much to highlight the home's best features / downplay its age. For that reason it probably will not appeal to many buyers, especially those from outside the area. The family that can see past the poor staging might get quite a good deal -- http://www.redfin.com/IL/Glen-Ellyn/.../home/14165909
Wow. Numskull realtor can't even take decent photos. Feel bad for the sellers. Then again, they do have a tanning bed covered with stickers in their home... so all bets are off regarding the sanity of these folks. Only issue is backyard. But front yards are the new backyards anyway. Not uncommon to see a circle of lawn chairs in a front yard around here, with a group of parents sharing spirits while the kids run wild and have fun.

Great spot, Chet. I've already emailed to a friend currently shopping.

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Old 05-06-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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If you just watch the listings this time of year you will see some good values. This place is in a nice location near downtown Glen Ellyn, has a nice sized lot, low taxes and is generally well priced. It is pretty obvious the seller and listing agent have not done much to highlight the home's best features / downplay its age. For that reason it probably will not appeal to many buyers, especially those from outside the area. The family that can see past the poor staging might get quite a good deal -- http://www.redfin.com/IL/Glen-Ellyn/.../home/14165909
Ah, the Posh YMCA District... An underrated corner of affordability in the SW corner of District 41 that just lacks the charm of what people think of as "Glen Ellyn". The houses aren't the most magnificent in Glen Ellyn, but some are quite nicely updated and I know many people who live happily in the neighborhood with smaller mortgages.

It's more than a mile from downtown, but still doable. Definitely bikeable. Also, that area was a bit swampy until it was developed in the 60's and 70's, and is about 2 blocks from the 100-year floodplain (there's often a reason that areas develop later than others). Just something to consider.

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Old 05-06-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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I know exactly where you are coming from, and the thing is I know lots more people that sort of do wrinkle their noses at the thought of being in the "not so posh" parts of a whole lot of towns that really have a TON going for them. Honestly from Libertyville and other spots in Lake Co through the the traditional North Shore towns and even along the NW corridor and into any of the towns in western Cook, DuPage or Kane Co with nice rail-centric downtowns I can almost always find a couple of places like this one every year.

That said, for families that do buy these places they often are EXTREMELY satisfied AND make out like bandits financially -- the lower taxes and initial low cost-of-entry often attracts exactly the kind of folks like h'worth that are more than willing to leave a few more dollars in the pocket for eventual upgrades or just treating themselves (and their neighbors) to the kind of fun blockparties and such that the "posh" parts of town disdain..
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:23 AM
 
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Fair Enough , except we had and still have , numerous friends and family living in Wheaton and ALL over Du Page County and even a little N&W of DPC for that matter.. ( we only left in 2012 so its not been all that long ago) Actually, many parts of W.C. Winfield Wheaton and now even Warrenville look remarkably alike..
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Your comment is directed at real estate taxes in Wheaton, but you claim to have lived in the historic district of West Chicago. Two completely different towns. And much has changed since the 1970's -- everywhere... not fair to compare to the current situation.
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