Champaign, IL Real Estate News

By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Two Cute...Two Pretty...Two Bedrooms!! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $127,900 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1195 sqft Location 608 YalowChampaign, IL 61822USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Shannon Lewis Homeplace Advisors, LLC(217) 552-8059Shannon@HomeplaceAdvisors.comhttp://www.HomeplaceAdvisors.com Listed by: Homeplace Advisors See more Champaign, IL real estate for sale
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House Sunday in Champaign, IL - Come see this classic beauty! Welcome to this Windsor Park home! It's a classic beauty combined with the modern updates that make living easy. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, you'll have plenty of room for visitors. One of the bedrooms is even on the first floor! The home boasts over 2,700 sq. ft. of living space with sizable rooms to accommodate a variety of needs. An attached 2-car garage makes our Illinois winters a little nicer...and when the weather warms up, a huge deck out back looking out over the mature landscaping will be beckoning you. Until the weather breaks, you'll be happy to cozy up in the family room. The built-in bookshelves, window seat and warm wood finishes make it the perfect spot for curling up with a good book on one of these col...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Sairam Om: Best Indian Cuisine in Champaign IL I've been meaning to write this review for a while now, but I certainly haven't forgotten how much I enjoyed my experience at Sairam Om. Now it's been a few months since Sairam Om opened and I visited the restaurant in west Champaign, and there are reviews all over the internet supporting my own opinion of the cuisine: it's the best Indian food in Champaign. In fact, it's the best Indian food I've ever had. Unlike some other reviewers, I've never actually been to India so I can't comment on its authenticity. But I can say that it is absolutely divinely delicious. I'm not sure what the difference between the food at Sairam Om and other Indian restaurants is exactly, but to me the food at Sairam Om tastes fresher and richer in flavor. It's pe...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House Sunday 2-4pm at 306 S. Garfield, Champaign, IL! Directions: Take Springfield going west past Prospect. Turn north onto Garfield. Historical Bungalow with Modern Updates! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $171,900 Come see this gorgeous antique home with a fireplace, fenced-in yard, huge master suite, refinished hardwood floors, covered deck out back, and in immaculate condition. For more information, click the links to the left or call us today! Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1666 sqft Location 306 S. GarfieldChampaign, IL 61821 Shannon Lewis Prudential Landmark(217) 552-8059shannonlewis30@gmail.comhttp://www.YourChampaignHome.com Listed by: Prudential Landmark Nearby properties for sale
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Where to Get Deep Dish Pizza? Papa Dels in Champaign IL In Champaign-Urbana, if you want to know where to go to get good Chicago-style deep dish pizza you ask the college students, and the answer will be Papa Dels in Champaign. Pictured here is the pizza that my husband and I just enjoyed for dinner tonight, and will be enjoying tomorrow, as well. It's a "super stuffed" pizza with pepperoni and spinach- a winning combination, in my opinion -and it's what we order from Papa Dels every time. Super stuffed means there's a crust on the bottom and another crust on top...it's not recommended if you're on a diet, for obvious reasons :-) Other menu options include thin crust pizza, Sicilian pizza, pasta dishes and sandwiches. When you have a hankering for Papa Dels, you can have it delivered, o...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
The Avenue Bed & Breakfast, Champaign, IL It really doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of bed & breakfast lodging in general or not; you will not want to leave after a stay at The Avenue Bed & Breakfast near downtown Champaign, Illinois. About two years ago my husband and I were married at The Avenue Bed & Breakfast. We very quickly came to the decision to be married at The Avenue after a little online searching and a meeting with the owners, Paul & Catherine. It just seemed like the perfect setting. And it turns out, it was. The home itself is absolutely gorgeous and classic. It isn't kitschy like so many other bed & breakfasts are. The Avenue is tasteful, historic, beautiful and cozy...it's perfection. But not only was the atmosphere itself just what we were looking for, Paul & Catherine ...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House in Champaign, IL- Sunday September 5, 2010, 2-4pm Please join us for an open house this Sunday September 5th from 2-4pm at: 1200 Mayfair, Champaign, IL   This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath tri-level home in Champagin, IL is in tip-top condition. Despite the potential need for some upgrades, it is move-in ready and has so much to offer its future owners. Upon entering the home, you'll be quick to notice the gleaming hardwood floors. Step into the living room and stretch out! The living room is incredibly spacious and leads out to the back patio where you can either entertain guests or keep the manicured space to yourself. You won't even need to purchase patio furniture right away...there's already built-in seating, but plenty of space for additional tables and chairs if entertaining is ...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Things to Do in Champaign, Illinois: A Ten Week Series, Week 10- Explore Downtown This post is the very last one in my ten-week series of Things to Do in Champaign, Illinois, so I wanted to make it good! As I was looking over my list for the previous 9 weeks, I realized that a major selling point of this area had so far been left out of the series... And so, last but not least, my number 10 pick for things to do in Champaign, Illinois is to explore downtown! For the sake of those who don't currently live here, I'm going to tell you a little bit about downtown Champaign AND downtown Urbana, as each is unique and has much to offer. Downtown Urbana has a distinguished small town feel about it. Main Street, which runs straight through the downtown area, is home to a variety of local busines...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Homes for Sale- New Construction in Ashland Park - Champaign, Il If you're in the market to build a brand-new home in Champaign with a wide variety of modern floor plans and the highest level of quality finishes to choose from, look no further than Ashland Park! Six sensational new custom floor plans have been unveiled for the next phase of construction in Ashland Park, a conveniently-located subdivision in north Champaign. The homes in this neighborhood are also widely known for their affordability, and that tradition certainly has not come to an end. What Does it Cost to Build a Brand-New Home in Ashland Park? While the costs of new construction have risen over the past few years, the reason for these cost increases is most beneficial to the future homeowners. New homes are being buil...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Downtown Festival of the Arts in Champaign, Illinois- Saturday August 21st, 2010 This Saturday August 21st, the 7th Annual Downtown Festival of the Arts will be THE place to be in downtown Champaign! More than 50 artists are participating this year and will each have a booth set up to display and sell their original work. If you'll notice, I have displayed here a copy of a gorgeous painting, which was created by a friend of mine, and artist, Audra Ziegel. She'll be one of the many talents who will have an artist's booth at the Festival. (Be sure to stop by Audra's booth!) Three different performance stages will be set up, too, in various locations with live music, dancers, storytellers and magicians! Children and adults alike will find plenty to see and do at the festival. Main, Neil, a...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House Sunday 2-4pm in Champaign, Illinois- Come see this picture book home! Built more than 80 years ago, this home has a story to tell. That story includes much loving care... as well as keeping up with the times! This darling bungalow located at 306 S. Garfield in Champaign and offered at $171,900 has all the charm of an antique home while boasting many modern features and upgrades! No need to worry about a thing...this residence is ready for you to move right in and call it your new home. Sit back in the sunroom and enjoy the view...cozy up by the fireplace in the spacious living room...take delight in the gardening possibilities out back...this place has it all. Amenities include, but certainly not limited to: 4 bedrooms 2 full baths Refinished hardwood floors (and they're gorg...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
University of Illinois Move In Day, August 19, 2010 in Champaign-Urbana Thursday August 19th is move-in day this year for freshman and transfer students at the University of Illinois here in Champaign-Urbana. What that means is, traffic will be very slow-moving on campus and all bordering streets. If you don't have to drive anywhere on or between Lincoln Avenue to 1st Street, then don't:) Also, if you have plans to eat out that day, you might want to make reservations or call ahead as the restaurants around town will likely be bustling with students and their proud parents. You can find a move-in map as well as information on move-in days for all other students at the University of Illinois website. Best of luck to all incoming students and make it a great academic year, everyone!
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Cakes on Walnut Review- Delightful Desserts at Cakes on Walnut in Champaign, Illinois **Please note: Cakes on Walnut was recently renamed "Cream & Flutter"** Last night after a little trivia at Bentley's the team and I headed over to Cakes on Walnut in downtown Champaign for dessert. We needed a little pick-me-up after another landslide loss at trivia night (Darn those other teams who know far more random facts than we do! We'll get you someday!!!). Anyways.... no matter what mood you're in before you get there, once you've arrived at Cakes on Walnut your spirits will instantly be lifted! Just looking at all those delightful little, and some not-so-little, cupcakes behind the glass wall is sure to bring you happy thoughts. That's right! For those of you who have never been to Cakes on W...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Stunning Homes Near Clark Park - Champaign, Illinois Situated only a short distance from downtown Champaign, Clark Park is a spacious, well-kept green space around which you'll find some of the most elegant homes in the area. Only a block away to the south is Champaign Country Club, and, as to be expected, the homes closest to the country club are quite exquisite. Still, the Clark Park area in general hosts some of the loveliest homes in all of Champaign. Founded in 1909, Clark Park has provided a gathering space for nearby residents for an entire century. Today the 3.4 acre space includes a picnic area, a playground, and basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. Homes surround the park on all four sides and continue for several blocks in this residential nook. Homes in the Clark Park ...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Homes in Ponds of Windsor, Champaign, Illinois Since the start of development of this subdivision around 15 years ago, Ponds of Windsor has become a popular choice as a residence for homeowners in Champaign, Illinois. Most of the homes and condos at Ponds of Windsor are situated around well-cared-for, man-made ponds, just as the subdivision's name would suggest, and offer residents a scenic setting while being right around the corner from shops, restaurants, banks and all your other everyday amenities. Prices range from around $120,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with approximately 1,200 square feet, up to the mid and upper $200,000s for 3-4 bedroom homes and zerolots. Public Schools: School of Choice Program, Centennial High School Homes for Sale in Ponds of Windsor and Homes Sold: #...
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By Jeremy Lamb, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Welcome to IronWood!   Welcome to one of Champaign's fine subdivisions.  IronWood isn't the newest and best subdivision out there, but it ranks well up there with the best.  Ironwood is approximately 15 years old and is still expanding.  While the main Ironwood subdivision is pretty well fully developed, they keep adding additions which keeps it growing!  The newest addition is "Ironwood West" which is just West of "Ironwood".  Several lots are available to build on, as several new homes are also available for sale there! One of the Original Homes in Ironwood - Build in 1995 Currently there are 8 lots for sale in "Ironwood West" ranging between $55,000-$65,000. In all of Ironwood, there are currently 21 homes for sale.  These include zerolots, and single family dwellings.  They range fr...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
"Celebrate Today" Champaign Music Festival: Happy 150th Birthday, Champaign!   This weekend July 9-10 Champaign, Illinois will host the second major event celebrating this city's 150th birthday!   "Celebrate Today" will begin with a music crawl through downtown Champaign on Friday evening, and will carry into Saturday with more events including... free birthday cake historical walking tours face painting inflatables for the kids a karaoke stage and more!   Friday's music crawl is from 6pm til midnight. Venues throughout downtown Champaign will have live music! Saturday's fun goes from noon til 11pm and will also be taking downtown with most events outdoors.   Most of the downtown area from University Avenue to Washington will be roadblocked, so come prepared! You can check out the full ...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Homes in Cherry Hills Subdivision in Champaign, Illinois Cherry Hills is a lovely, established subdivision located in southwest Champaign. The homes were built starting in the late 80s and continued into the 2000s. The winding roads throughout this neighborhood help keep the traffic at a minimum, and the aged trees give Cherry Hills a mature look, even though some residences are only a few years old. Like most neighborhoods in Champaign, Cherry Hills was designed to include a public park providing an easily accessible playground, picnic area, and green space for the residents. Some homes in this neighborhood also have the benefit of being situated next to a small community pond. The real estate in Cherry Hills is generally priced between the upper $100,000s to the upper $300,000s meanin...
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House Video: Home for Sale near downtown Champaign, Illinois Last Sunday I held an open house at 701 S. State Street in Champaign, and decided to shoot a quick impromptu video before visitors started arriving. Though the image quality certainly isn't the greatest (after all, I was just using my handy little digital camera) I think you'll still get a good idea of the layout and features through this video. If you're interested in viewing this home (in REAL life), or would like more info, just give me a call! Enjoy...    
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By Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL
(Beringer Realty)
Open House Sunday June 27, 2-4pm in Champaign, Illinois   Please join us this Sunday for an open house at 701 S. State Street in Champaign!   This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow is located within walking distance of downtown Champaign. Its hardwood floors, gorgeous woodwork, and built-ins galore are the showcase of this historic beauty. Listed at $129,900 this is a great opportunity for someone looking for character and location in their next home!   Come and see for yourself, this Sunday 2-4pm at 701 S. State Street in Champaign!   Directions: From University Avenue, go south on State Street past Green Street. House will be on the right side at the corner of State and John.     Here's a map of the location. Hope to see you there!   View Larger Map
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